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Retailer Use Surges for FourKites' Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility

Globe Newswire - Technology - Major retailers improve on-time in-full deliveries and reduce dwell time with FourKites' market-leading platform, even as pandemic continues Major retailers improve on-time in-full deliveries and reduce dwell time with FourKites' market-leading...
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:54:21 - #supplychain

US Tariffs on China Are Illegal, Says World Trade Body

U.S. News - The World Trade Organization has ruled that the Trump administration's tariffs on Chinese goods worth more than $200 billion are illegal.
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 22:36:23 - #tariff #supplychain

Minimizing Expenses in Industrial Supply Chain Operations

Aspencore - EPS News - The world-shaking event of the coronavirus pandemic has led to an economic downturn in many markets, on top of unpredictable supply and demand shifts. Due to these challenges, industrial supply chain operations are looking to trim the fat.
Minimizing...
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 22:11:37 - #coronavirus #iot #robotics #ai #digitaltransformation #supplychain

Applying Strategic Sourcing Principles to Modern Procurement

Aspencore - EPS News - Richard Barnett - The events of 2020 have shaken the very pillars of global supply chain and manufacturing organizations. The effects have been widespread and costly, but they have also revealed the need for us to revisit and rethink our approach...
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 22:11:19 - #supplychain

Procurement Planning for the Post-Covid World

Aspencore - EPS News - Disasters have a way of elevating procurement operations to saviors of the day, week or month. But once a crisis has passed, purchasing reverts back to its identity as a corporate cost center.
Covid-19 could strengthen purchasing's position...
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 22:11:05 - #coronavirus #digitaltransformation #supplychain

Sourceability Launches its first BOM Management Tool With 'One-Click' Purchasing

Aspencore - EPS News - Sourceability, the digital supply chain solutions provider, has launched a unique BOM management tool with 'one-click' transaction capabilities. Designed for procurement specialists and purchasing departments, the BOM tool delivers on both...
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 22:11:02 - #supplychain

Fast Forward to the Future of High-Tech

SupplyChain - Supply Chain Nation - High-tech manufacturing is in a unique position: it is both a driver of change and at the forefront of its impact. The latest evolution of chips is enabling the next wave of consumer and industrial applications from virtual reality...
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 20:13:10 - #coronavirus #ai #machinelearning #blueyonder #supplychain #bigdata

FourKites Visibility 2020: Setting the Stage for Success

SupplyChain - Logistics Viewpoints - As I've mentioned a few times here, COVID-19 has changed the nature of my job. Two weeks ago, instead of traveling to an in-person event, I joined the FourKites Visibility 2020 conference from the confines of my home office. The...
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 19:38:53 - #coronavirus #fourkites #supplychain

Four tips for creating a more resilient supply chain

SupplyChain - DC Velocity - Panel discussion at the CSCMP EDGE conference identified best practices that can help a supply chain respond better to a crisis.
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 19:38:52 - #supplychain

Answering the FDA's call: LedgerDomain's Hyperledger Fabric-based BRUINchain improves tracking and tracing of prescription drugs

SupplyChain - Hyperledger - Four billion prescriptions were dispensed at US pharmacies in 2019, and even conservative estimates suggest that over 100 million prescriptions may be incorrectly dispensed. To address this problem, healthcare leaders are actively working...
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 19:38:51 - #blockchain #supplychain

o9 Solutions and FourKites Bring Connectivity Between Freight Visibility and Planning Control Towers

SupplyChain - DC Velocity - The partnership combines o9's industry-leading integrated business planning platform with FourKites' Visibility Cloud to provide end-to-end visibility to freight tracking
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 19:38:50 - #fourkites #supplychain

Does Rising US Railroad Traffic Show That An Economic Rebound Is On Track?

Media - PYMNTS.com - Amid the great pivot that's bringing so much U.S. commerce to our doorsteps, is railroad traffic a harbinger of economic recovery?
Yes, U.S. freight volumes are down, but they're rebounding off of their lows and are nearly back to last year's...
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 18:38:58 - #ecommerce #supplychain

Deep Dive: How Identity Fraud Targets Banks

Media - PYMNTS.com - Fraudsters leverage an array of schemes to conduct financial crimes, including digital methods like botnets and brute force hacks as well as old-school ones like social engineering. One of the most pervasive - which also affects customers...
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 18:38:52 - #cybersecurity #ai #botnet #supplychain

Coming Up This Weekend: Maker Faire Eindhoven 2020 and the New Reality

Media - Makezine - The 7th annual Maker Faire Eindhoven kicks off this weekend, revealing that there are always new opportunities to innovate, explore, and inspire. Held in the in the Klokgebouw, a former Philips Philite (Bakelite) factory along Strijp-S, in...
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 18:38:39 - #maker #supplychain

Curtiss-Wright to Acquire Pacific Star Communications, Inc.

Business Wire - Curtiss-Wright Corporation Acquires PacStar, a Leading Supplier of Advanced Tactical Communications Solutions for Battlefield Network Management
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 18:13:42 - #acquisition #supplychain

Rockwell Automation Elects Isaac Woods Executive Officer and Treasurer

Business Wire - Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has named Isaac Woods vice president, treasurer, and board-elected officer of the company, effective October 1. Woods, who...
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 18:13:36 - #rockwell #digitaltransformation #supplychain

Visible Supply Chain Management Executive Emma Leonard Named 2020 Women in Supply Chain Award Winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Business Wire - Emma Leonard, executive VP at Visible Supply Chain Management, was named a 2020 Women in Supply Chain award winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:14:03 - #supplychain

Taiwan August manufacturing production index hits record

Media - DIGITIMES - Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2016 as base year) of 121.49 for August 2020, the highest-ever monthly level with increases of 4.27% sequentially and 5.29% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:13:44 - #supplychain

CalcuQuote Sets Date For EMS Webinar

Distribution - Disti Blog - CalcuQuote, a quoting and supply chain software provider for the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry, is hosting a virtual conference for EMS leaders and innovators on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
The event will provide an interactive...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:34:18 - #calcuquote #supplychain

The B2B, B2C Realms Of eCommerce Are Headed For Convergence

Media - PYMNTS.com - The digitization boom catalyzed by the pandemic has not been isolated to just the U.S. Indeed, it has been a global phenomenon that continues to drive adoption of B2B eCommerce as in-person trade shows and sales pitches fall by the wayside...
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:13:29 - #ecommerce #supplychain

Workers and companies face new legal and financial threats as pandemic continues

Life - Phys.org - Workers are worried. Supply chain breaks have left shelves bare, and bank balances are hitting zero. The COVID-19 shutdown is forcing anyone trying to stay afloat to prepare for the worst.
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:14:24 - #coronavirus #supplychain

IoT: The growth engine for the electronic component market

Media - ElectronicsB2B - The Internet of Things (IoT) was a futuristic concept a few years back. Since then, its applications have continued to evolve with endless possibilities across different industries. This will benefit the electronic component industry...
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:14:08 - #iot #supplychain #outlook

The Role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation

Web Marketing - CMS Wire - Now, more than ever, organizations are being forced towards automation tools in order to fill in the gaps that are inevitably left with rapid digital transformation.
Continue reading...
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:35:49 - #robotics #rpa #digitaltransformation #supplychain

MSTS Teams With GenAlpha For Manufacturing B2B Payments

Media - PYMNTS.com - To help further online commerce plans with easier B2B payments, MSTS has teamed with Equip solution provider GenAlpha. The ability to create loyalty via frictionless eCommerce has taken on higher importance as manufacturing firms need to...
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:13:46 - #ecommerce #supplychain

Plan for change in an unpredictable future

SupplyChain - Software AG - Here's a quiz: What do these five things have in common?
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:14:00 - #software-ag #supplychain

Collaborative warehouse bots are critical to e-commerce success, Shopify exec says

SupplyChain - DC Velocity - Acquisition of 6 River Systems helps retailers keep up with online shopping spike during pandemic, says Lemieux.
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:13:59 - #acquisition #supplychain

FedEx reports very solid fiscal first quarter earnings numbers

SupplyChain - Logistics Management - Revenue-at $19.3 billion-was up 13% annually, and operating income-at $1.59 billion-headed up 63%. The company's quarterly net income on an adjusted basis-at $1.25 billion-outpaced the $745 million recorded for the same quarter...
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:13:58 - #supplychain

Improving 3PL Management: Digital transformation

SupplyChain - Logistics Management - The future of the third-party domestic transportation management market is now centered on creating digital experiences, workflow automation, and optimizing customer and carrier focused service performance. Here's a breakdown of...
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:13:56 - #digitaltransformation #supplychain

Mobility: The strongest link in connected supply chain

SupplyChain - Logistics Management - A mobile technology "arms race" is underway as companies re-imagine their supply chains, incorporate more mobility solutions into those networks, and work harder to future-proof their business models.
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:13:54 - #supplychain

FedEx Corp. Reports Strong First Quarter Results

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Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:13:53 - #supplychain

FedEx introduces 2021 rate increases

SupplyChain - Logistics Management - Company officials said that these coming rate increases will "enable FedEx to continue investing in service enhancement, fleet maintenance, technology innovations and other areas to serve customers more effectively and efficiently."
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:13:52 - #supplychain

E-commerce growth sparks demand for warehouse automation

SupplyChain - DC Velocity - An AS/RS project in Europe shines a light on the need for fully automated, robotic fulfillment centers in the competitive online grocery market.
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:13:51 - #robotics #supplychain

eCommerce Spurs The Great Logistics Shift

Media - PYMNTS.com - In the great digital shift, logistics firms are shifting, too.
The ripple effects, of course, extend up and down the logistics and transportation chains, getting products where they need to go.
As The Wall Street Journal reported, the rise...
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 20:13:50 - #ecommerce #supplychain #drones

BAE Systems Selected to Provide Flight Control System for New Aerion Supersonic AS2 Business Jet

Business Wire - BAE Systems will design, develop, and integrate a fly-by-wire flight control system, including active inceptors, for Aerion Supersonic's new AS2 jet.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:13:13 - #supplychain

Report: Amazon to Open 1,000 Suburban Warehouses

Distribution - Industrial Distribution - The figure will reportedly eventually number around 1,500, aimed to get products ever closer to customers.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:37:31 - #supplychain

FedEx to Start Charging 6% Fee for Late Invoices

Distribution - Industrial Distribution - FedEx also detailed rate increases for its Ground, Express and Freight services that begin Jan. 4.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:38:52 - #supplychain

Sourceability Unveils 'one-click' BoM Management Tool

Distribution - Disti Blog - A Bill of Materials ( BOM) management tool which provides 'one-click' transaction capabilities has been launched by Sourceability in its latest tactic to digitalise the electronics supply chain.
Designed for procurement specialists and purchasing...
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:13:18 - #supplychain

FedEx intros BLE tracking solution ahead of COVID-19 vaccine shipments

EE - Enterprise IoT Insights - FedEx has introduced a new Bluetooth based asset tracking system in time for anticipated shipping of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as for other emergency pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. Customers in the aerospace and retail...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:13:27 - #coronavirus #iot #supplychain

China Extends Tariff Exemptions for 16 U.S. Products

U.S. News - BEIJING (Reuters) - China's finance ministry said on Tuesday it will extend existing tariff exemptions for 16 products from the United States...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:13:23 - #tariff #supplychain

3 Ways the Recycling Supply Chain Is Using Blockchain

Aspencore - EPS News - A growing amount of waste - in the form of plastics and electronics - is putting increased pressure on the recycling industry and its supply chains. Despite big initiatives by public and private organizations, recycling rates...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:39:16 - #blockchain #ibm #supplychain

The Ongoing Convergence of Cloud and Logistics/Supply Chain Software

SupplyChain - Logistics Management - How Software-as-a-Service (Saas) took over the supply chain software market, where it stands now and how far we have to go before the supply chain is truly autonomous.
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:39:10 - #supplychain

Top 25 Freight Forwarders: Coping with the great unknowns

SupplyChain - Logistics Management - When discussing the current state of freight forwarding, industry analysts say we might as well table the merger and acquisition talk that dominated 2019. This year, it's all about global resiliency as the pandemic continues to...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:39:09 - #acquisition #supplychain

Virtual Supply Chain in a COVID-19. Panel Discussion with Execs from DigiKey, Mouser, and Jabil

Media - Passive Components News - Executive officers from DigiKey, Mouser and Jabil were invited by All About Circuits for panel discussion on the emergence of the Virtual Supply Chain in a COVID-19 World feat.
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:38:00 - #coronavirus #jabil #supplychain #digi-key #mouser

FedEx to Transform Package Tracking with SenseAware ID, the Latest Innovation in FedEx Sensor Technology

Business Wire - FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced the launch of SenseAware ID, a lightweight sensor-based logistics device that delivers a new level of precision tracking. The enhanced location visibility provided by this technology will create opportunities for...
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:13:28 - #supplychain

BAE Systems Continues Mission-critical F-35 EW System Production

Business Wire - BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin for additional electronic warfare systems for the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II.
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:13:24 - #lockheedmartin #supplychain

Walmart teams up with Zipline for one-hour deliveries by drone

gizmag - There is no shortage of drone delivery startups vying to take package delivery into a new era, but few have the track record of US-based Zipline. The company has announced a new partnership with Walmart to conduct pilot trials where its drones will fulfil...
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:13:35 - #drones #supplychain

Gartner: IoT 2-5 Years From Transformational Impact

Aspencore - EPS News - The Gartner, Inc. 2020 Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy shows that the Internet of Things (IoT) has reached the bottom of the Trough of Disillusionment. The market will begin to climb out of this trough, as the technology advances and practitioners...
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 18:13:40 - #iot #supplychain

Reports say Amazon has acquired a Boeing 767 aircraft

SupplyChain - Logistics Management - This marks a shift from Amazon's longstanding tradition of leasing aircraft from Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), to operate its air cargo network to serve United States-based customers, and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, whom...
Sat, 12 Sep 2020 20:38:08 - #boeing #supplychain

FourKites(r) Recognizes Supply Chain Leaders At 2020 Visibility Conference

Globe Newswire - FourKites(r), the #1 real-time supply chain visibility platform, today announced the recipients of its annual Golden Kite Awards. The Golden Kite Awards recognize companies that are leveraging real-time visibility to achieve greater results in five categories:...
Sat, 12 Sep 2020 19:13:22 - #fourkites #supplychain

Gartner says IoT technology is two to five years from "transformational" impact

SupplyChain - DC Velocity - Improved technology and refined applications help internet of things find place in supply chain operations, firm says.
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 14:13:12 - #iot #supplychain