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Automation Engineering: 5 Reasons Demand Will Soar in 2020 and Beyond

Advanced MP Technology - Automation engineering is becoming a popular option for the global supply chain. Here are 5 factors impacting demand for supply chain automation processes. Supply chain automation is sweeping logistics centers on a global scale, removing the human work...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:13:35 - #supplychain

Famous economics experiment reproduced thousands of times

Life - Phys.org - In an open marketplace, such as a farmers' market where produce and other goods like candles and flowers are exchanged for money, the ideal prices for both consumers and sellers will quickly emerge. For example, if a seller tries to offer a...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:13:13 - #supplychain

Electronics Industry News + Trends

Advanced MP Technology - At A2 Global, we are constantly watching how world events and the markets will impact our customers. So, we've amassed all of the relevant electronics industry news and trends in one place to serve as your go-to resource. Read on to discover market updates...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:36:30 - #supplychain

Supply Chain Risk in the age of the coronavirus

SupplyChain - DC Velocity - As Supply Chain Management becomes more virtual, the associated risk escalates.
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:13:07 - #coronavirus #supplychain

Optimizing Your Order-to-Cash Process Flow

SupplyChain - Conexiom - In wholesale manufacturing and distribution, the order-to-cash process is a vital part of success. Streamlining the order-to-cash process flow helps you serve customers more efficiently, reduce delays and errors, and deploy your staff most...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:46:53 - #supplychain #conexiom

Five Fundamentals of Supply Chain Resilience

SupplyChain - Logistics Management - In this white paper, Convoy will review five fundamental attributes of resilient supply chains and also how shippers can secure reliable and flexible capacity in any market condition with a digital freight network.
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:13:33 - #supplychain

Four Ways Blue Yonder Continues to Innovate After 35+ Years of Success

SupplyChain - Supply Chain Nation - How do you stay agile, and at the same time, support a vast portfolio of products and customers?

Blue Yonder serves a large customer base of companies with a varied set of products and capabilities, all of which are leveraged...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:13:32 - #microsoft #supplychain #bigdata #cloud #azure #ai #acquisition #machinelearning #fourkites #blueyonder

Gartner survey notes 17% of Chief Supply Chain Officers are women

SupplyChain - Logistics Management - While supply chain organizations deal with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, they still pursue gender equality goals. According to Gartner, Inc.'s 2020 Women in Supply Chain Survey among 177 supply chain professionals, 17%...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:13:31 - #supplychain #coronavirus

How B2B Payments Fraud Hides Within The Enterprise

Media - PYMNTS.com - When it comes to B2B payments fraud, it's not a matter of if it happens, but when.
Speaking with Karen Webster in a recent interview, OnPay Solutions President and CEO Neal Anderson explained that organizations have to prepare themselves...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:13:29 - #cybersecurity #supplychain

High Reliability Electronic Components

Media - Electronics Sourcing - The number of options that can be specified for high reliability electronic components can feel overwhelming at first glance.
This is especially true when some degree of overlapping or mirroring is evident from one product / part...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:13:28 - #capacitor #supplychain

Where the end justifies the means

Media - ELE Times - The 21st century is an era of electronics systems - and semiconductor devices are the heart of these systems. Being deficient in chip manufacturing is a bottleneck in electronics manufacturing. The existing trend of chip development at nanometer...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:13:25 - #maker #smartphone #samsung #foxconn #supplychain #avnet

Why Eliminating Checks Isn't Enough To Crush B2B Payments Fraud

Media - PYMNTS.com - On top of being a cumbersome payment vehicle, the paper check continues to pose a major risk to corporate coffers. Fraud is on the rise, from both within and outside of the organization, and bad actors continue to take advantage of the paper...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:13:18 - #cybersecurity #supplychain

China smartphone shipments to contract in 3Q20, says Digitimes Research

Media - DIGITIMES - Smartphone shipments to the China market are expected to decline both sequentially and annually in the third quarter of 2020, after experiencing a robust on-quarter growth in the previous quarter, according to Digitimes Research.
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:38:46 - #smartphone #supplychain

The Latest Digital Fraud Prevention Technique: Build A Selective Lock

Media - PYMNTS.com - When one stops to consider how fast merchants pivoted to offer their consumers digitally-enriched shopping journeys and how many things customers can do now that they couldn't as recently as January, it's pretty staggering.
That would be...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:38:37 - #ecommerce #ai #supplychain

The Drones Are Coming To One Of 78 Million Backyards Near You

Media - PYMNTS.com - "Please put seat backs and tray tables in their upright and locked position. Your monthly subscription box of (fill in the blank) will be descending from the sky momentarily."

Except with drones, there are no seats or drivers.
Meet the future:...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:38:36 - #boeing #drones #supplychain

Reshoring from China to US not a short-term solution

Media - Robotics and Automation News - Reshoring industrial operations from China to the US has not been as straightforward as it may have sounded at first, and companies looking to do so "face significant problems", according to a report by the South China Morning...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:38:19 - #robotics #supplychain

Rediscovering The Value In Procure-To-Pay Digitization

Media - PYMNTS.com - While the global pandemic has opened many corporates' eyes to the value of automation, for many firms, the digitization journey may have lost its way.
"Digital transformation" is such a hot buzzword that some businesses might have forgotten...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:13:56 - #digitaltransformation #supplychain

Digitally transformed purchasing delivers real-time visibility

Media - Electronics Sourcing - CalcuQuote's founder and president, Chintan Sutaria
CalcuQuote's founder and president, Chintan Sutaria explains how a digital thread takes the guesswork out of managing supply and demand.
Real-time visibility is essential when...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:13:48 - #supplychain #digitaltransformation

Helping CFOs Monetize The B2B Payments Digital Transformation

Media - PYMNTS.com - Although the enterprise continues to accelerate its digitization efforts, chief financial officers keep hitting roadblocks when it comes to modernizing workflows regarding accounts payable (AP) and embracing electronic payments.
Their hesitancy...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:13:47 - #ai #machinelearning #supplychain

Amazon Fraud Detector now generally available

Enterprise - ZDNet News - Using machine learning, users can identify potentially fraudulent online activities, such as online payment and identity fraud, the creation of fake accounts, and loyalty account and promotion code abuse.
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:13:50 - #machinelearning #supplychain

Conexiom raises $40M from Iconiq Capital to automate enterprise transactions

Enterprise - SiliconANGLE - Conexiom, a Canadian software-as-a-service provider focused on making companies' sales processes more efficient, today said that it has landed $40 million in funding from Iconiq Capital. Iconiq Capital makes investments on behalf of a...
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:13:44 - #conexiom #supplychain

Mastercard collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate innovation across digital commerce and startup ecosystems

Enterprise - Microsoft - Collaboration will build pathways to financial security and provide tools for sustainable growth

On Tuesday, Mastercard and Microsoft Corp. announced a collaboration to shape the future...
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:13:32 - #microsoft #iot #cloud #azure #ai #digitaltransformation #supplychain

SparkFun Electronics and Alchitry Partner to Bring FPGA Hardware and Software to Electronics Enthusiasts

PR Newswire - SparkFun Electronics and Alchitry are pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership, combining SparkFun's logistics and hardware expertise with Alchitry's FPGA knowledge and experience. SparkFun will manufacture and...
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 20:10:18 - #supplychain

SparkFun Electronics Launches Nine New Value-Added Services to Help Businesses Achieve More

PR Newswire - SparkFun Electronics is pleased to announce the launch of nine new value-added services covering board development, logistics and training. The new services include: Development Board Design and Manufacturing Custom Assembly Sales/Demo Kit...
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 20:10:15 - #supplychain

How Will IoT Change the Supply Chain in 2020?

Aspencore - EPS News - Covid-19 has disrupted the supply chain globally, requiring fast action from logistics companies that want to continue driving growth through the pandemic. New technology will likely be a key resource for these businesses.
The...
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:13:43 - #supplychain #iot

SAIC Wins $63.5 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Mission Engineering and Integration Services to Support Advanced Hypersonic Technologies

Business Wire - The U.S. Navy awarded a $63.5 million single-award task order under the SeaPort-NxG Multiple Award Contract to Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) to provide mission engineering and integration services to the Global Deterrence and Defense...
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:13:33 - #usnavy #supplychain

UPS Reports Record Surge in Shipping

Distribution - Industrial Distribution - Shipments from businesses to U.S. consumers soared 65%.
Sat, 01 Aug 2020 23:34:37 - #supplychain #outlook

One in Three Smartphones Sold in China in Q2 2020 Was a 5G Phone

Business Wire - Smartphone sales in China declined 17% YoY in Q2 2020, according to Counterpoint's Market Pulse, a monthly smartphone sales tracking service. However, the sales increased 9% QoQ, indicating some signs of recovery. COVID-19 has been mostly contained in...
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:13:04 - #smartphone #coronavirus #supplychain #outlook

Transforming e-waste into a strong, protective coating for metal

Life - Phys.org - A typical recycling process converts large quantities of items made of a single material into more of the same. However, this approach isn't feasible for old electronic devices, or 'e-waste,' because they contain small amounts of many different...
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:37:47 - #supplychain

Automotive Design Needs Efficient Verification to Survive

Aspencore - EETimes - The business of building and selling vehicles is changing like never before in the history of the automobile. The quest for cars that drive themselves has completely upended what it means to design a car - and, indeed, what it means to own a...
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 16:53:40 - #nxp #supplychain #nvidia #microcontroller #siemens #ai #icdesign #iso26262

US vs. China: How Did We Even Get Here?

Aspencore - EETimes - How did we even get here? The erratic sequence of diminishing tensions and escalations in the U.S. vs. China conflict can make one's head spin.
The history of U.S.-China relations in the past three and half years has been laced with a series...
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 16:53:34 - #tsmc #supplychain #qualcomm #firewall #ai #ces #semiconductor #smartphone #tariff #coronavirus #hisilicon #outlook

Honeywell Q2 Sales Fall 19% Despite PPE Order Surge

Distribution - Industrial Distribution - The company said backlog in its Safety and Productivity Solutions segment was up 100 percent from a year earlier.
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:13:37 - #supplychain

Pricefx raises $65M Series C for its cloud-based pricing software

Tech - TechCrunch - Pricefx, the Munich-founded startup that offers cloud-based pricing software, has raised $65 million in Series C funding.
The round was led by funds advised by Apax Digital, the growth equity team of Apax Partners, with participation from...
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:39:05 - #ai #digitaltransformation #supplychain

From Paper To Digital To Money On Demand: Who'll Lead The Way?

Media - PYMNTS.com - Banks missed out on the first big wave of digital payments, but they don't have to miss out on the next, Ingo Money CEO Drew Edwards told Karen Webster in a recent conversation.
"The entire [digital payments] industry ends up being created...
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:37:12 - #ecommerce #supplychain

UIPath reels in another $225M as valuation soars to $10.2B

Tech - TechCrunch - Last year, Gartner found that Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the fastest growing category in enterprise software. So perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that UIPath, a leading startup in the space, announced a $225 million Series...
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 00:48:57 - #robotics #uipath #rpa #digitaltransformation #supplychain

Finding Balance in Your Career

SupplyChain - Supply Chain Nation - Susan Arnett is a senior education architect at Blue Yonder and has been with the company more than 15 years. As a life coach in her spare time, Susan talks about how important it is to find the right balance between a career path...
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 00:13:46 - #supplychain #cancer #blueyonder

Goldman Sachs Forecasts Acceleration In eCommerce Sales

Media - PYMNTS.com - Goldman Sachs has predicted that online shopping will expand by 19 percent each year during the next three years to come, which marks a rise from its past forecast of 16 percent. The firm said the acceleration was mainly fueled by quicker...
Sun, 26 Jul 2020 23:48:10 - #robotics #ecommerce #supplychain #outlook

Fraud: Why Everything Old Is New Again

Media - PYMNTS.com - Fraudsters aren't usually static. They're often dynamic when on the hunt for new weaknesses to exploit, new targets to go after and new ways to get into systems where they aren't supposed to be. And while COVID-19 has accelerated fraud, it's...
Sun, 26 Jul 2020 23:13:48 - #ecommerce #cybersecurity #phishing #ai #coronavirus #supplychain

Fixing supply chain vulnerabilities should be a team effort

Infosec - CyberScoop - In the last few weeks, the Ripple20 vulnerabilities have once again brought the challenge of securing IoT and OT devices to the forefront, underscoring the risky supply chain of software and hardware components that serves as the foundation...
Sun, 26 Jul 2020 23:13:30 - #supplychain #iot

Apple Commits to be 100 Percent Carbon Neutral for its Supply Chain and Products by 2030

Business Wire - Apple(r) today unveiled its plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. The company is already carbon neutral today for its global corporate operations, and this new commitment...
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 19:13:56 - #supplychain

The tech industry comes to grips with Hong Kong's national security law

Tech - TechCrunch - Scott Salandy-Defour used to make frequent stops at a battery manufacturer in southern China for his energy startup based in Hong Kong. The appeal of Hong Kong, he said, is its adjacency to the plentiful electronics suppliers in the Pearl...
Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:13:09 - #ibm #supplychain #datacenter #firewall #tradewar

UPS Mourns Loss Of Congressman Lewis

SupplyChain - UPS - On behalf of UPS employees and retirees, the following is a statement from UPS Chief Executive Officer, Carol Tome.
Mon, 20 Jul 2020 01:13:08 - #retirement #supplychain

Coyote Logistics Launches Dynamic Route Optimization to Enhance Supply Chain Efficiency

SupplyChain - UPS - New solution aims to reduce uncertainty, provide reliability and streamline operations across the supply chain
Today, Coyote Logistics, a leading global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, expanded its Dynamic Route Optimization program that aims...
Mon, 20 Jul 2020 01:13:07 - #supplychain

How To Get Benefited By ERP Systems in Supply Chain Management

SupplyChain - DC Velocity - Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a system through which distributors and manufacturers use to plan, distribute, and track the inward and outward flow of materials and products.
Mon, 20 Jul 2020 01:13:06 - #supplychain

Improving B2B Customer Service Through Sales Order Automation

SupplyChain - Conexiom - B2B customer service is important in any industry. However, if you are a wholesale manufacturer or distributor, it is paramount. Offering an exceptional b2b customer experience can be a crucial differentiator - but isn't easy.

Unique Customer...
Mon, 20 Jul 2020 00:39:02 - #grainger #conexiom #supplychain

Amazon Announces New Warehouse Limits Due To Virus Surge

Media - PYMNTS.com - Amazon will be restricting its storage capacities in warehouses as the coronavirus continues to surge and the holidays are still ahead, a company blog post states.
The company says it has put new limits in place on IPI minimum threshold requirements,...
Mon, 20 Jul 2020 00:13:45 - #ecommerce #coronavirus #supplychain

The Pandemic Is Driving Crooks Online, Too

Media - PYMNTS.com - "How can banks, retailers and financial institutions strike the right balance between offering advanced services to customers while flattening the overwhelming spike in fraud?"
People aren't always who they pretend to be, and that goes triple...
Mon, 20 Jul 2020 00:13:34 - #ecommerce #phishing #cybersecurity #coronavirus #digitaltransformation #supplychain

Blue Yonder and Uber Freight partner to develop 'dynamic pricing discovery solution'

Media - Robotics and Automation News - Blue Yonder and Uber Freight have agreed a partnership designed to help businesses build efficient and transparent global supply chains at a crucial time. Digital transformation initiatives have accelerated over the last...
Sun, 19 Jul 2020 23:39:08 - #robotics #blueyonder #digitaltransformation #supplychain

Report: eCommerce Growth Drives Need For New Warehouse Space

Media - PYMNTS.com - The United States will need 1 billion additional square feet of warehouse space by 2025 due to the fast growth of eCommerce, according to a new report by real estate consultancy JLL.
Among the key findings in the JLL report were that need...
Sun, 19 Jul 2020 23:39:00 - #ecommerce #coronavirus #supplychain

How Mastercard Uses AI To Fight Fraud And Make Better Credit Decisions

Media - PYMNTS.com - Mastercard is harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) in a bid to hit fraudsters hard by searching for emerging patterns of criminal activity before they become major problems, two top executives told Karen Webster during Mastercard's Virtual...
Sun, 19 Jul 2020 23:13:49 - #ai #cybersecurity #coronavirus #supplychain