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Half Year in Review: 5 Supply Chain Fulfillment Predictions for Mid-2018

SupplyChain - EBN Online - We've done our best to identify the top five supply chain fulfillment trends for the rest of the year to help retailers and e-commerce...
Mon, 21 May 2018 11:39:08 - #supplychain

If Trump doubles USPS shipping rates for Amazon, will you end up paying?

Tech - Digital Trends - President Donald Trump has personally asked the Postmaster General to double its shipping rates for Amazon. Both the USPS and...
Mon, 21 May 2018 11:39:06 - #supplychain

Could Looming Supply Chain Risks Sink Your Company? - Efficiency gains create a first-level shield against rising costs and the fallout from a trade war.
Sun, 20 May 2018 21:38:01 - #supplychain

Is blockchain finally about to breakthrough to the mainstream?

Silicon Republic - As Zuckerberg plots bringing blockchain to Facebook and HTC announces plans for Exodus, a "blockchain phone", the business of blockchain is getting...
Sun, 20 May 2018 21:17:02 - #blockchain #supplychain

Donald Trump personally pushed postmaster general to double rates on Amazon, other firms

Denver Post - President Donald Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges and...
Sun, 20 May 2018 20:13:25 - #supplychain

5 Important Considerations for Implementing Six Sigma Within Supply Chain Management

SupplyChain - shmula - Not everyone understands what Six Sigma really is. Essentially it is a project that is data driven and designed to improve any processes...
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:13:21 - #supplychain

Cyberattacks, Global Conflict, Fire & Killer Storms Top Worldwide Resilience Challenges

SupplyChain - EBN Online - Weather events and fires are always top of mind. Now, however, cyber risks and global politics are taking center stage in terms...
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:13:20 - #cybersecurity #supplychain

Oracle vs. Coupa: E-Procurement Head-to-Head Technology Evaluation and Comparison

SupplyChain - Spend Matters
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:13:19 - #oracle #coupa #supplychain

Study Reveals Electronic Waste in New York Waste Stream is Now Down 60 Percent

Business Wire: Hardware - Successful 60% reduction of e-waste in the NYC waste stream is due largely to innovative ecycleNYC programs by DSNY and ERI.
Fri, 18 May 2018 12:43:21 - #supplychain

Can Customs Handle the E-Commerce Flood?

SupplyChain - SupplyChainBrain - A relatively high duty exemption for small packages imported into the U.S. is having all kinds of consequences for the flood...
Fri, 18 May 2018 11:13:42 - #supplychain

Ford Production Woes Teach Supply Chain Lessons

SupplyChain - EBN Online - Ford has hit the headlines lately as a factory fire shut down the manufacturing line of its best-selling truck. The unfortunate...
Fri, 18 May 2018 11:13:41 - #supplychain

Gartner Announces Rankings of the 2018 Supply Chain Top 25

Think - Gartner - Gartner, Inc. has released the results of its annual Supply Chain Top 25, identifying supply chain leaders and highlighting their best...
Thu, 17 May 2018 14:13:06 - #supplychain

Group Purchasing Gives Buying Power to SMBs

Electronics Purchasing Strategies - Anyone who is in procurement knows that high-volume purchases mean discounts and oftentimes, leverage. Most small businesses don't have the need...
Thu, 17 May 2018 13:41:51 - #supplychain

Amazon Announces New Tucson Fulfillment Center

Enterprise -, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Tucson, creating more...
Thu, 17 May 2018 12:13:58 - #supplychain

The Benefits of Automated Workflows in the Supply Chain

SupplyChain - EBN Online - Flexibility, standardization, personalization, and automation are all part of building a beneficial automated workflow.
Thu, 17 May 2018 11:13:57 - #supplychain

Gartner Announces Winners of the 2018 Supply Chainnovators Awards

Think - Gartner - Gartner, Inc. has announced the winners of the 2018 Supply Chainnovator Awards. The awards, announced at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive...
Wed, 16 May 2018 12:13:42 - #supplychain

UPS opens $162mn flagship 'London Hub', strengthening cross-border capabilities

SupplyChain - Supply Chain Digital - UPS has officially opened its 120mn ($162mn) 'London Hub', making it one of the company's largest e...
Wed, 16 May 2018 12:13:38 - #supplychain

Exploring the IoT Reality of Unconnected Things

SupplyChain - EBN Online - It's been the year-of-IOT for a few years now. Have we not arrived yet?
Wed, 16 May 2018 12:13:37 - #iot #supplychain

Taking a Self-Healing Supply Chain Stance on day one at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

SupplyChain - The 21st Century Supply Chain - by Mike McAllister Register. Meet. Greet. That's always a solid day one at any conference.
If you're lucky (and...
Wed, 16 May 2018 12:13:34 - #supplychain

FedEx Corporation Recommends Stockholders Reject Below-Market Mini-Tender Offer by TRC Capital Corporation

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Wed, 16 May 2018 12:13:33 - #supplychain

Digital Strategy: Data Drives Agility

SupplyChain - EBN Online - The reality of the digital revolution is that it is making companies more agile. But first they have to figure out that path to...
Tue, 15 May 2018 11:13:24 - #supplychain

FedEx tests blockchain for cargo tracking

SupplyChain - DC Velocity - Technology is "the next frontier" for supply chain operations, CEO Smith says.
Tue, 15 May 2018 00:13:24 - #supplychain #blockchain

JDA Launches World-Class Customer Experience Center

Business Wire: Software - JDA Software, Inc., today unveiled a world-class JDA Customer Experience Center ("JXC") located at its global headquarters in Scottsdale that...
Mon, 14 May 2018 14:05:03 - #supplychain puts a lot of stock in blockchain

Enterprise - Computerworld - More than four years ago, became the first major retailer to accept bitcoin as a form of payment for its goods....
Mon, 14 May 2018 13:42:54 - #blockchain #supplychain

What Is You Supply Chain Telling You About Packages?

Electronics Maker - Have you purchased any electronics components lately? Have you tried and failed to do so lately? Allocation is the word of the...
Sun, 13 May 2018 02:13:22 - #supplychain #outlook

Microsoft brings Kinect back from the dead... for Azure

The Next Web - Kinect was the coolest gadget Microsoft made that no one actually used, but now the company is bringing it back with an all new focus: AI and...
Sun, 13 May 2018 01:13:03 - #microsoft #cloud #azure #ai #supplychain

Stop being an ostrich, electronic component shortages are real

EMSNow - Outsourcing Insights - I know, I know, you don't want to hear that the price of components are going up. Or that lead-times are extending by the day. And of course,...
Sat, 12 May 2018 23:14:33 - #supplychain #outlook

JDA Again Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems and Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

Business Wire: Software - JDA Software, Inc. today announced that it has once again been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for...
Sat, 12 May 2018 22:41:41 - #supplychain

De Beers tracks 100 diamonds through supply chain using blockchain

SupplyChain - Supply Chain Digital - De Beers Group has successfully tracked 100 high-value diamonds along its supply chain during the pi...
Sat, 12 May 2018 20:41:45 - #supplychain

Kinexions '18: A supply chain event that always delivers more

SupplyChain - The 21st Century Supply Chain - by Teresa Chiykowski - "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives....
Fri, 11 May 2018 13:13:25 - #supplychain #bigdata #ai

Cost-Cutting Tip: Retain Great Supply Chain Employees

SupplyChain - EBN Online - Employee retention should be top of mind for smart supply chain managers, both for practical and financial reasons.
Fri, 11 May 2018 12:13:46 - #supplychain

ISM 2018: Institute for Supply Management Announces R. Gene Richter Scholarship Recipients

SupplyChain - SCMR Editorial - Outstanding Supply Management Students Earn $10,000 Tuition Awards, and Special Mentoring and Networking Opportunities
Fri, 11 May 2018 12:13:45 - #supplychain

UPS deliveries receive a sleek, cartoonish makeover with new electric trucks

Tech - Digital Trends - UPS revealed its latest fleet of delivery vehicles: A new line of purpose-built, all-electric, compact trucks for urban deliveries...
Fri, 11 May 2018 12:13:30 - #supplychain

NIST wants to the federal government to pay more attention to the supply chain

Infosec - CyberScoop - A federal IT standards body has moved to add key supply-chain provisions to its risk management guidance at a time of growing concern...
Thu, 10 May 2018 16:13:10 - #supplychain #cybersecurity #antivirus

UPS Holds Shareowners' Meeting, Elects Board Members

SupplyChain - UPS - Shareowners of UPS (NYSE: UPS) today elected a Board of Directors for a one-year term and ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche...
Thu, 10 May 2018 15:04:25 - #supplychain

Using Digital Twins in Supply Chain

SupplyChain - Software AG - A supply chain digital twin could be critical to the survival of your business.
Thu, 10 May 2018 12:42:57 - #software-ag #supplychain

20 High-Tech Companies Leading the Charge to Good

SupplyChain - EBN Online - A variety of high-tech and electronics related organizations claimed a spot on the list of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies....
Thu, 10 May 2018 12:42:56 - #supplychain

FedEx to Purchase $6 Billion Group Annuity Contract from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company to Reduce Pension Obligations

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Thu, 10 May 2018 12:42:54 - #supplychain

ISM 2018: The digitization of procurement

SupplyChain - SCMR Editorial - NextGen supply chain technologies were front and center at ISM
Thu, 10 May 2018 12:42:53 - #supplychain

The Most Common Supply Chain Fallacies

SupplyChain - Logistics Viewpoints - This article describes the five most common fallacies surrounding supply chain management. Some of these are fallacies...
Thu, 10 May 2018 12:42:52 - #supplychain

ISM 2018: Why procurement matters

SupplyChain - Logistics Management - Procurement professionals have been upping their game in recent years. Those skills are going to come in handy in the...
Thu, 10 May 2018 12:42:51 - #supplychain

Automotive Electronics: An Emerging Industry to Watch

Advanced MP Technology - The recent severe shortage of MLCCs, resistors, and MOSFETs has been creating supply chain challenges for global OEMs and EMS companies. The...
Wed, 09 May 2018 11:39:25 - #supplychain

9 Under 30 Supply Chain Pros Saving Millions for High-Tech Employers

Electronics Purchasing Strategies - Millennials want to make a difference ... that's the conventional wisdom about the workers taking their place in the high-tech industry currently....
Tue, 08 May 2018 13:56:32 - #supplychain

Buyers Forecast 6.6% Revenue Growth and Price Increases in 2018

Electronics Purchasing Strategies - Purchasing managers for the manufacturing industries in the U.S. expect growth will continue throughout the remainder of 2018. Sixty-two percent...
Tue, 08 May 2018 13:56:31 - #supplychain #outlook

Can Your Supply Chain Hear Me Now?

Think - MIT Sloan Management Review - One of the most significant innovations in customer engagement since online shopping began has been the recent...
Tue, 08 May 2018 12:53:53 - #supplychain #iot #ai #iphonex #machinelearning

Supply Chain Execs Predict Growth Through 2018 - With a Few Headwinds

SupplyChain - EBN Online - The good news is that procurement managers are expecting growth in US manufacturing, but on the down side supply chain disruptions...
Tue, 08 May 2018 12:13:38 - #supplychain

Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Elizabeth Richter, Flex

SupplyChain - EBN Online - Elizabeth Richter, who is currently serving as chief of staff for the chief procurement and supply chain officer at contract manufacturer...
Tue, 08 May 2018 12:13:36 - #supplychain

Why Supply Chain Finance Could Be the Key to Widespread Blockchain Adoption

SupplyChain - Spend Matters - Organizations are emerging from...
Tue, 08 May 2018 12:13:35 - #supplychain #blockchain

ISM 2018: Procurement Steps Out Into the Digital Era

SupplyChain - Spend Matters - This year ISM's annual conference, which features more...
Mon, 07 May 2018 15:13:15 - #supplychain #cybersecurity #ai #blockchain

JDA's Latest Product Releases Accelerate Digital Supply Chain Transformations

Business Wire: Software - Digitalization is rapidly transforming how companies operate and the way they go to market. To truly succeed in today's digital world, companies...
Mon, 07 May 2018 14:50:40 - #supplychain