November 17, 2017

7 Steps to Better Benchmarking

November 17, 2017 06:15 PM - SupplyChain -- shmula - Benchmarking can play a critical role in the successful ongoing business of an organization. There is a lot to gain from constantly...

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Reverse Logistics? Three Critical Questions to Ask to Reach Your Goals in 2018

November 17, 2017 06:15 PM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - Two steps forward - one step back. This old catchphrase is fitting for the current state of ecommerce and reverse logistics....

An optimist's view of Blockchain in supply chain: Learnings from Bitcoin

November 17, 2017 05:50 PM - SupplyChain -- The 21st Century Supply Chain - by Dr. Madhav Durbha - These days, not a single supply chain conference I attend goes by without someone mentioning...

Using AI to Keep an Eagle Eye on Things

November 17, 2017 05:48 PM - SupplyChain -- Software AG - Fraud, insider trading, rogue algorithms - in the past few years banks and other financial institutions have had their...

November 16, 2017

7 digital transformation strategies from Gartner

November 16, 2017 10:40 AM - Electronics -- Source ESB Blog - 7 digital transformation strategies from Gartner - A Gartner executive says the digital transformation bubble...

Block Party: How Manufacturers Can Harness the Power of Blockchain to Enhance Supply Chain Management

November 16, 2017 09:23 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - The supply chain is abuzz with talk about blockchain bringing a wealth of capabilities to the supply chain. The promise is there...

November 15, 2017

Do You Have Product Tools You Need to Capitalize on IoT in 2018?

November 15, 2017 08:32 PM - SupplyChain -- Arena Solutions - The Internet of Things (IoT) is a trillion-dollar product design trend defined by the interconnection of "computing devices"...

IBM Watson Video Series - Cognitive Manufacturing

November 15, 2017 04:13 AM - Think -- MIT Technology Review - By using data and predictive analytics, it's possible to improve the manufacturing process from the supply chain through...

5 Ways to Ensure a Successful Cross-Border Manufacturing Operation

November 15, 2017 03:45 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - With steadily increasing wages in Asia, Mexico has become an increasingly attractive location. However, it's not simple. Here are...

Two Unintended Consequences of Your Supply Chain Assessment, and How to Avoid Them

November 15, 2017 03:22 AM - Justmeans --

November 14, 2017

What Are the 3 Types of Benchmarking?

November 14, 2017 06:57 PM - SupplyChain -- shmula - Benchmarking is an important process for any organization where performance can alter its course significantly. Put simply, benchmarking...

Many Electronics OEMs Get Dunce Cap from Greenpeace Guide

November 14, 2017 08:42 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - A new Greenpeace report take top electronics OEMs to task energy use, resource consumption, and chemical use. It turns out that...

Business Continuity Builds Supply Chain Resilience

November 14, 2017 08:42 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - A clear plan for business continuity paves a clear path to supply chain resilience a new study finds.

8 Best Ways to Boost Warehouse Performance

November 14, 2017 08:41 AM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - ARC did a survey designed to uncover just what practices contribute to success in running a warehouse. A successful warehouse...

November 13, 2017

4 Supply Chain Shifts to Make for the Digital Age

November 13, 2017 03:43 AM - Global Purchasing -- Here's how your organization can shore up its supply chain in order to compete effectively in the digital age.

How Apple's New Phones May Impact the Component Supply Chain

November 13, 2017 03:43 AM - Global Purchasing -- A look at how the new iPhone launches are creating bottlenecks in the NAND memory and OLED panel supply chains

UPS dives into blockchain technology as trucking companies seek to evolve

November 13, 2017 03:01 AM - CNBC-Top Business -- Autonomous vehicles and Amazon may be the shipping industry's buzzwords today, but blockchain is well on its way to becoming the future.

Apple likely to expand supply chain for Apple Watch

November 13, 2017 02:51 AM - DigiTimes -- Apple has seen an over 50% sequential increase in Apple Watch Series 3 sales in the fiscal quarter ended September 30, and some market watchers...

November 12, 2017

FedEx Express Orders up to 50 ATR 72-600F Freighter Planes

November 12, 2017 11:02 PM - U.S. News -- ATR, the world's largest maker of turboprop planes, announced on Wednesday an order from FedEx Express for up to 50 of its...

How Can an Organization Successfully Roll Out TQM (Total Quality Management)?

November 12, 2017 10:47 PM - SupplyChain -- shmula - While many organization leaders recognize the importance of quality control, it's rare that proper measures for that are in place across...

Celestica Announces TSX Acceptance of Previously Announced Normal Course Issuer Bid

November 12, 2017 08:06 PM - Marketwire - Aerospace and Defense -- Celestica Inc. (NYSE: CLS) (TSX: CLS), a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions...

TOKIT, Ethereum's First Blockchain Application Launches

November 12, 2017 07:45 AM - PR Newswire: Business Technology -- With the launch of Ethereum's first multi-smart contract application, Tokit (Tokit.io), artists and creators around the world can now power their...

Transformative Blockchain Venture Secures Ethereum Smart Contracts

November 12, 2017 07:39 AM - Business Wire: Internet -- QSP token sale exemplifies why blockchain stakeholders care and Y combinator is endorsing Quantstamp scale and secure Ethereum smart contracts.

Business Continuity Strengthens the Supply Chain

November 12, 2017 07:29 AM - Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- Supply chain resilience is increasingly seen as a critical component of an organization's ability to deal with supply chain disruptions. With...

UPS is hoping to convert most of its New York City fleet from diesel to electric

November 12, 2017 07:25 AM - The Verge -- UPS is partnering with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to develop new technology to switch its diesel-fueled delivery...

Thought Leadership Series - What NAFTA 2.0 Means for Technology Companies

November 12, 2017 06:43 AM - Electronics -- Source ESB Blog - Thought Leadership Series - What NAFTA 2.0 Means for Technology Companies

by Bruce Rayner

Reforming the North American Free...

November 10, 2017

E2open Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Zyme

November 10, 2017 08:11 PM - Business Wire: Software -- E2open has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Zyme, the leader in channel data management.

The top 5 problems with blockchain

November 10, 2017 06:36 PM - Enterprise -- Computerworld - While blockchain appears ready to upend business processes and trust models across a myriad of industries, it's still in its...

Your Blockchain Pilot Is Going to Fail (But That's OK)

November 10, 2017 06:10 PM - Enterprise -- Information Week - Blockchain isn't a miracle technology to solve all problems at once. It is a fundamental shift in the way companies transfer...

AI and blockchain: Solving supply chain's transparency problem

November 10, 2017 12:38 AM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - Marco Polo, Columbus, and Afonso de Albuquerque were more than explorers. They didn't merely seek silk and spices, but...

Software AG Takes Gold in IoT Innovator Awards

November 10, 2017 12:38 AM - SupplyChain -- Software AG - We are pleased to announce that the 2017 IoT Innovator Awards have honored Software AG with a Gold for outstanding IoT...

UPS And NYSERDA To Convert UPS Diesel Delivery Trucks In NYC To Electric

November 10, 2017 12:37 AM - SupplyChain -- UPS - UPS to Work with Unique Electric Solutions to Bring Electric Vehicle Production to the Bronx



Supports Governor Cuomo's Clean Energy...

Innovation Now: How Technology Drives Supply Chain Evolution

November 10, 2017 12:35 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - The supply chain is constantly pressured to deliver more. With supply chain technology advancements, shippers have increased expectations...

November 09, 2017

UPS rolls out eBike package delivery in Pittsburgh

November 09, 2017 05:45 PM - SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Last-mile system reduces traffic, noise, and pollution compared to traditional trucks, firm says.

FedEx Express Continues Modernization of Aircraft Fleet

November 09, 2017 05:44 PM - SupplyChain --

November 08, 2017

Purchasing Pros: Sales Grow for Small & Mid-Sized Companies in 2018

November 08, 2017 08:21 PM - Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- A large majority - 88 percent - of purchasing managers for small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S. expect their revenue will increase...

Arena Training Quizzes Prove Your Teams Know What They're Doing

November 08, 2017 07:59 PM - SupplyChain -- Arena Solutions - ISO 13485:2016 is the latest greatest update to the quality system standard specifically for medical device companies, who...

AR Makes Seasonal Workers Warehouse Smart

November 08, 2017 07:06 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Augmented reality (AR) delivered via smart glasses provides access to visual information, real-time updates, documents, human expertise,...

The Procure-to-Pay User Experience (Part 3)

November 08, 2017 05:37 PM - SupplyChain -- Spend Matters - In Part 1 of this series, we addressed why the user...

E2open acquires Zyme in move to sharpen supply chain visibility platform

November 08, 2017 05:35 PM - SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Deal is third acquisition in two years as E2open jockeys for position in enterprise analytics software.

UPS becomes a member of the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

November 08, 2017 05:34 PM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - In another sign of the increasing relevance of blockchain technology on freight transportation and logistics, UPS said...

Seeing is believing: why visibility is crucial to a successful supply chain

November 08, 2017 05:34 PM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - For the better part of two decades, one of the holy grails for leaders has been the prospect of using technology to instantly...

Supply Chain Visibility is Dead

November 08, 2017 05:33 PM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - With the advent of the internet of things (IoT), digital supply chain solutions are now providing real-time IoT-based...

November 07, 2017

Blockchain Will Stall Until it Finds Its Killer App

November 07, 2017 08:02 PM - Web Marketing -- CMS Wire - You can't turn a corner these days without running into blockchain. Just being associated with blockchain can instantly raise your...

Integrate Risk Management to Gain Control

November 07, 2017 07:50 PM - SupplyChain -- Software AG - Managing risk in your business grows more complex by the day; risks such as operational, IT, social media, cloud security,...

EBN@C-Level: Talking Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain with Siemens

November 07, 2017 07:49 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Gia-Thi Nguyen, global process management/project manager at Siemens talks about siemens' Digital Factory supply chain journey and...

How LoRa Technology Makes Supply Chains & Asset Management Smarter

November 07, 2017 07:41 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - LoRa devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa technology) and the LoRaWAN open protocol is an ideal wireless link solution for smart...

Collaboration in supply chain management is key

November 07, 2017 05:53 PM - SupplyChain -- The 21st Century Supply Chain - by John Westerveld -- When scrolling through my news feed Friday, I found this article from SCN: "Collaboration Key...

The UPS Foundation To Award $2.6 Million In Environmental Grants

November 07, 2017 05:51 PM - SupplyChain -- UPS - Foundation Grants Support UPS Global Forestry and Sustainability Initiatives

The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs...

Cloud, Connectivity Lay Foundation for Industry 4.0

November 07, 2017 05:50 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Improved communication and more data from the shop floor is accelerating digital transformation in manufacturing, but a skills shortage...

How to use Speed to Your Advantage

November 07, 2017 05:50 PM - SupplyChain -- Software AG - "Move fast. Speed is one of your main advantages over large competitors," said tech investor and entrepreneur Sam Altman.

How is Lean Different from Other Problem-Solving Methodologies?

November 07, 2017 05:48 PM - SupplyChain -- shmula - The various industries and professional areas of the modern world have spawned a huge number of techniques for addressing problematic...

November 05, 2017

E2open Completes the Integration of the Steelwedge S&OP Solution...

November 05, 2017 04:15 AM - PR Web: Semiconductor -- Enhances point-of-sale (POS) data acquisition, FDA compliance, and user controls over Demand Sensing and statistical forecast levels

JAGGAER, Chainalytics Partner to Transform the Logistics Process

November 05, 2017 12:18 AM - Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- JAGGAER, a leader in indirect and direct Source-to-Pay (S2P) spend management solutions, and Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting,...

November 04, 2017

UPS is primed for Peak Season activity

November 04, 2017 10:07 PM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Last week's UPS third quarter earnings call was as busy as it gets in many ways. Not only did the transportation and logistics...

November 03, 2017

Future-Proof On-Demand Supply Chain with 3D Printing

November 03, 2017 06:53 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - On-demand manufacturing is the new market norm. 3D printing is critical for next-generation supply chains.

OEMs Identify 3D Printing as Key Technology

November 03, 2017 05:14 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, may well be the most impactful technology to hit manufacturing and the supply chain...

Understanding Costs and Scaling of IoT Projects

November 03, 2017 03:19 PM - SupplyChain -- Software AG - Your first Internet of Things project is off the ground, it is successful and the business side wants more like it....

Exploring the Brave New World of AI, Robotics & Autonomous Cars

November 03, 2017 03:07 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - What is the Brave New World of sophisticated technology going to look like? Only time will tell, but we can make an educated guess.

November 02, 2017

Arena Solutions Integrates with Paradata to Facilitate Data-driven Product Design and Sourcing Decisions

November 02, 2017 04:53 PM - PR Newswire: Semantic Web -- Arena Solutions, pioneer of a cloud-based all-in-one product development platform that unites PLM, ALM, supply chain collaboration and QMS, and...

Leading Companies Unify Procurement with SAP Ariba

November 02, 2017 04:36 PM - Business Wire: Software -- A few years ago, procurement automation was the name of the game, and point solutions were seen as a fast, easy way achieve it. But procurement...

U.S. Production Cools; Electronics Demand Remains Strong

November 02, 2017 04:16 PM - Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- October was a mixed bag for the U.S. manufacturing industry as some sectors benefited from hurricane recovery efforts while others suffered....

Rise of Consumer Driven Supply Chain Pushes Demand for Drop Ship

November 02, 2017 03:19 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - What were once competitive advantages for retailers, endless inventory, overnight shipping, and free return shipping have become...

Time to embrace digital transformation, companies urged

November 02, 2017 03:19 PM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - The average business is only 40% digitised, and is putting its future growth prospects at risk by not implementing its...

October manufacturing output trails off but remains in growth mode

November 02, 2017 03:19 PM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - While manufacturing output remained on the right side of growth in October, the growth occurred at a slower rate relative...

UPS Seeks To Capture More E-Commerce Returns

November 02, 2017 03:16 PM - Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - UPS hopes its new system to manage e-commerce returns will make the parcel giant more attractive to small and medium-sized...

November 01, 2017

IoT Enables Smarter Waste Management

November 01, 2017 05:42 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - IoT is enabling smarter solutions, and rapid-application development (RAD) platforms make it faster and easier to implement effective...

Modernizing Legacy Technology in a Millennial World

November 01, 2017 05:31 PM - SupplyChain -- Software AG - Millennials were born into a world of rapidly advancing technology. It was a world in which they became familiar with...

Selling the C-level on Automated Order Processing

November 01, 2017 05:30 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Automated order processing leads to customer satisfaction, which drives greater revenues. The first step, though, is getting buy-in...

Why connectivity is key to protecting supply chains

November 01, 2017 02:41 PM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - The past 100 years has seen the traditional supply chain evolve from a straight-forward, but labour-intensive process...

Four Ways to Future-Proof Your Supply Chain

November 01, 2017 02:33 PM - Justmeans -- Cliff Henson (SVP Global Supply Chain) shares how digitization can improve the resiliency and sustainability of our supply chains

October 31, 2017

UPS Announces New Aurora, CO Facility

October 31, 2017 06:46 PM - SupplyChain -- UPS - New $90 million operations facility to create more than 700 new jobs



Package processing begins this holiday season with employment...

EBN@C-Level: Procurement Goes Mobile & Customer-Centric

October 31, 2017 05:48 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - We sat down with Shaz Khan, chief security officer and co-founder of Vroozi, a provider of a business to business mobile procurement...

The Paperless Supply Chain Comes of Age

October 31, 2017 05:14 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Digital transformation is more than a buzzword. It's changing the way the supply chain works, making it more affordable, effective,...

When Disasters Happen: Earthquakes, Hurricanes & Fires, Oh My!

October 31, 2017 05:13 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Disasters happen, so the electronics supply chain needs to be ready. By careful preparation of people, process, and technologies,...

How Blockchain can tackle fraud in procurement

October 31, 2017 05:12 PM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - British businesses lost over 40mn last year due to fraud committed by their own employees, with London businesses accounting...

WPI Launches a Master's Degree Program in Supply Chain Management

October 31, 2017 05:11 PM - SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is launching a master's degree program in supply chain management this fall.

October 30, 2017

Globalization vs. Localization and Why They Both Matter

October 30, 2017 05:46 PM - SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Today's manufacturing and supply chain landscape is prominently characterized by two seemingly competing forces: globalization...

IoT Boom Leads to Widespread Passive & Semi Component Shortages

October 30, 2017 04:46 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - From cars to coffee makers, the boom of Internet connected smart products is putting more electronic components into consumer products....

E-Waste: Five Things to Consider

October 30, 2017 04:44 PM - Electronics360 -- As we prepare ourselves for the latest round of smartphone upgrades, consider a few of these reminders about e-waste.

Lead time for MOSFET chips extends

October 30, 2017 04:08 PM - DigiTimes -- Major MOSFET suppliers have extended delivery lead times to 13-18 weeks from 8-12 weeks as the supply of MOSFET chips has become tighter on rising...

Invest in Digitalization, Invest in your Employees

October 30, 2017 03:45 PM - SupplyChain -- Software AG - Just like Rome wasn't built in a day, tackling the challenges of digitalizing an organization cannot be done in a day...

Charging up electronics recycling sustainably

October 30, 2017 01:15 AM - Recycling Today -- E-scrap is a dynamic stream of material that is best managed when recyclers and reclaimers work closely together.

October 29, 2017

Dynamic Recycling CEO Harter And President Greeno Recognized As Rising Stars Under 40

October 29, 2017 09:47 PM - PR Newswire: Computer and Electronics -- Dynamic Recycling, a leading provider of electronics recycling, IT asset disposition, data security, scrap purchasing, and for-hire logistics...

Brexit Impact Looms Large On Environmental Conference Agenda

October 29, 2017 08:28 PM - Electronics Distribution News -- A wide range of topics are on the agenda at the Electrical & Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference (November 1-2) The theme is...

Other 'RoHS' Regulations Challenge Compliance

October 29, 2017 05:28 PM - Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- When people talk about "RoHS" they tend to mean the European Union's "Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and...

3 Steps to Reduce Risk in Your Supply Chain

October 29, 2017 05:05 PM - Infosec -- Dark Reading - Many companies have very limited visibility into their vendors' security posture -- and some may have thousands of vendors. Here...

October 28, 2017

RPA: Robot Help is on its Way

October 28, 2017 09:02 AM - SupplyChain -- Software AG - There is a lot of buzz around robotic process automation (RPA) software that replicates the actions of a human using...

Car Industry Puts Sensor Market on Fast Forward

October 28, 2017 09:01 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Changes in the car industry are going to drastically change the demands on the electronics supply chain. There's a boom ahead for...

Why Analysts Are Skeptical About Component Demand

October 28, 2017 08:37 AM - Distribution Dispatch -- You can't really blame financial analysts for their skepticism on current component demand. The last time the electronics supply chain took orders...

October 27, 2017

DHL opens up a new $10 million international air shipment facility at O'Hare

October 27, 2017 03:37 PM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - DHL officials said that this 54,000 square-foot gateway will expand the company's presence in Chicago, adding that the...

Business Intelligence Can Deliver Positive Supply Chain and Business Results, Using Information Already Being Captured Through Existing Processes

October 27, 2017 03:36 PM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - Logistics professionals have access to tons of data. However, it may be challenging to get the exact information needed...

The Key to Becoming a Digital City

October 27, 2017 03:36 PM - SupplyChain -- Software AG - 38 hours. This is the average time Germans spend per year in their cars stuck in a traffic jam waiting patiently in...

UPS Forecasts Another Record-Breaking Holiday Shipping Season

October 27, 2017 03:36 PM - SupplyChain -- UPS - UPS forecasts record holiday delivery of about 750 million packages

Deliveries between Black Friday and New Year's Eve projected to...

UPS to hike tariff rates 4.9 percent, shrink dimensional price divisor on 1-cubic-foot parcels

October 27, 2017 03:35 PM - SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Rate hikes to take effect Christmas Eve; accessorial charges will also increase.

October 26, 2017

3 Things Apple Won't Say About Making iPhones from Recycled Components

October 26, 2017 05:55 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Apple faces major hurdles before it can, if ever, reach its goals of an iPhone made from mostly recycled components.

Strong UPS Execution Drives Positive 3Q Results

October 26, 2017 05:54 PM - SupplyChain -- UPS - UPS Revenue Rises 7% on Balanced Shipment Growth and Yield Expansion

International Operating Profit Climbs 8.9%; Currency-Neutral Profit*...

Demystifying RPA: Micro Changes Deliver Macro ROI

October 26, 2017 05:16 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Flagged as the 4th industrial revolution, robotic process automation can deliver big results with a small investment.

Coupa's Deep Learning and How It Applies to Spend Optimisation

October 26, 2017 02:54 PM - SupplyChain -- Spend Matters - At Coupa Inspire last week, we attended the 'AI - Beyond the Marketing Fluff' session with Paddy Lawton, Coupa's...

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