September 19, 2017

Report: Supply Chain Friction Costs Businesses 6,500 Hours A Year

September 19, 2017 05:11 PM - Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - Data FocusThe average U.S. business loses $171,340 per year through clunky payment practices causing friction in their...

TED Talks: Here Are Ten That Will Make an Impact

September 19, 2017 04:25 PM - SupplyChain -- shmula - TED is a global community. It welcomes people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED believes...

The New 3PL: The Value of Radical Transparency in 2017

September 19, 2017 04:24 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - In transportation, transparency has taken somewhat of a backseat, but the time has come to change that.

NextGen Supply Chain: The future is now on display

September 19, 2017 04:24 PM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Robots and Google Glass may be here sooner than you think, according to DHL

September 18, 2017

Improving traceability in the supply chain

September 18, 2017 04:30 PM - EMSNow - News -- Recalls can be expensive and damaging to many industries as producers and manufacturers appear less reliable. Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing...

How AI Will Help Procurement Advance Analytics Beyond Basic Spend Analysis

September 18, 2017 04:23 PM - SupplyChain -- Spend Matters - Leading procurement organizations today don't...

September 17, 2017

Technology Will Drive Supply Chain Digitalization

September 17, 2017 11:06 PM - Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- New technologies like the internet of things (IoT), big data, and social learning platforms have the power to transform the supply chain to make...

Does Every Leader Need a Black Belt in Six Sigma?

September 17, 2017 09:37 PM - SupplyChain -- shmula - Six Sigma follows a certification process that is not too different from what you'll find in many traditional martial arts. Learning...

Amazon to build new fulfilment centre in Michigan, creating 1,000 jobs

September 17, 2017 09:36 PM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital -, Inc. has announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Shelby, Mich, which is due to open on 2018 and...

Fundamental Parts of Statistics for a Lean Leader

September 17, 2017 09:35 PM - SupplyChain -- shmula - Statistics is an integral part of lean methodologies, and any leader pursuing a professional development in the lean direction should...

Hurricane Harvey and Irma Will Touch Everyone!

September 17, 2017 09:35 PM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - ​Make no mistake about it, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will touch all of us. Aside from the devastation inflicted...

September 15, 2017

Fortune Magazine Calls Electronic Waste 'Dead but Not Forgotten' -- ERI Featured in Report About Cybersecurity

September 15, 2017 04:02 PM - Business Wire: Hardware -- ERI and John Shegerian are spotlighted in Fortune's new piece about cybersecurity.

At Long Last, A.I. Comes to the Logistics Industry

September 15, 2017 02:43 PM - SupplyChain -- SupplyChainBrain - It was only a matter of time before artificial intelligence was applied to the field of logistics.

ZF, UBS and IBM collaborate on blockchain technology for automotive transactions

September 15, 2017 03:28 AM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - ZF, UBS and IBM will soon be jointly developing an open automotive transaction platform for mobility services based on...

UPS First Commercial Customer In U.S. To Use New Daimler Electric Delivery Truck

September 15, 2017 03:27 AM - SupplyChain -- UPS - Company to Initially Use Three FUSO eCanter EVs

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it will place in service three medium-duty electric trucks...

Supply Chain Planning Basics: Planning to Execute

September 15, 2017 03:12 AM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Nation - In our third blog we considered scheduling in the context of a manufacturing planning process; now, let's explore how both...

September 14, 2017

When Hurricanes Disrupt the Supply Chain

September 14, 2017 05:49 PM - Global Purchasing -- How supply chains are impacted when not one, but two, catastrophic hurricanes hit the U.S. within two weeks of one another.

Integrating Supply Chain Technology You Can Use Right Now

September 14, 2017 05:05 PM - EMSNow - News -- Drones in warehouses! Robots delivering everything from diapers to pizza! Artificial intelligence and augmented reality!

Leveraging the Digital Supply Chain Grid

September 14, 2017 04:40 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Learn how to create an interconnected and consumer-centric supply chain that is responsive to consumer demand.

ERI's John Shegerian Delivers Keynote and Leads Circular Economy Discussion at China International E-Waste Conference

September 14, 2017 04:28 PM - Business Wire: Hardware -- John Shegerian gave a keynote on the state of e-waste recycling and led the circular economy panel at today's China International E-Waste Conference

Who let the dogs out?

September 14, 2017 02:44 PM - SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - E-commerce boom leads to a rise in attacks on letter carriers.

"Cartman" takes top honors in Amazon Robotics Challenge

September 14, 2017 02:44 PM - SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Competition challenges teams to develop a robot that can pick up, pack, and stow items in a warehouse.

E-Commerce Competition Drives Up Stakes for Last Mile Excellence

September 14, 2017 02:42 PM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Today's e-commerce retailer must embrace the need to provide low cost -- preferably free -- shipping, highly flexible...

Green Shipping Easier than Ever Before

September 14, 2017 02:42 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - While using air freight has its appeal, it is important to consider its environmental impact as well.

Arena Enables Collaboration with Different Personalities

September 14, 2017 02:42 PM - SupplyChain -- Arena Solutions - A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about the dangers a company faces when one of its employees raves about Olive Garden....

EBN@C-Level: Finance Technology Eases Supply Chain Pain Points

September 14, 2017 02:41 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Financial technology is a huge supply chain enabler. We talked to a fintech guru to get a picture of the sector.

September 13, 2017

Navisphere(r) Vision Revolutionizes Global Supply Chain Management

September 13, 2017 05:15 PM - Business Wire: Engineering News -- Navisphere Vision launches next generation of supply chain technology with real-time global visibility, automation and predictive analytics.

Procurement Gets Purpose with SAP Ariba

September 13, 2017 05:12 PM - Business Wire: Software -- As a procurement professional, James Edward Johnson had embraced technology to turn a painful, manual process that made the eyes of his colleagues...

China Snaps Up America's Cheap Robot Labor

September 13, 2017 02:46 PM - SupplyChain -- SupplyChainBrain - "Made in America" will soon grace the labels of T-shirts produced by a Chinese company in Little Rock.

Devicification: Invented Word or Major Disruptive Phenomenon?

September 13, 2017 03:12 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Devicification isn't a common term yet, but it will be.

Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Attribute-Based Forecasting - Part 5

September 13, 2017 03:10 AM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Nation - Today, across almost every category, products have more features and attributes than those available just a few years ago....

September 12, 2017

Houston-based MCFA says facilities undamaged by Hurricane Harvey

September 12, 2017 03:52 AM - SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Forklift maker is looking after employees and families as its home city recovers from devastating floods.

ISM report takes deep dive on impact of Harvey on manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors

September 12, 2017 03:51 AM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Soon after Hurricane Harvey struck a wide swath of Texas and surrounding areas, it made a significant impact on supply...

Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Attribute-Based Forecasting

September 12, 2017 03:51 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - As manufacturers and retailers attempt to cater to disparate markets and a wide variety of preferences, forecasting product demand...

September 11, 2017

The Price is Right: What Manufacturers Need to Know About Modern Service Parts Pricing

September 11, 2017 04:40 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - However, despite how vital pricing is to improving revenue and profit margins, many manufacturers still stick to the status quo...

Gartner's Hype Cycle Reveals the Digitalization of the Supply Chain

September 11, 2017 03:27 PM - Gartner -- Supply chain organizations must maintain a delicate balance between innovation and operational excellence said Gartner, Inc. This balance hinges...

Opinion: Using Automation to Combat the Impending Labor Shortage

September 11, 2017 02:52 PM - SupplyChain -- SupplyChainBrain - Carriers and third-party logistics operators have warned for years of an impending driver shortage, and now it is becoming...

September 10, 2017

Interview: Flex's Tom Linton and the digital supply chain

September 10, 2017 08:19 PM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - As Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer at California's Flex, Tom Linton helps run a workforce of 200,000 that designs,...

India's e-waste to sharply go up: ASSOCHAM-KPMG report

September 10, 2017 03:07 AM - Electronics Bazaar -- By 2020 India's e-waste from old mobiles and computers will rise by about 1,800 percent and 500 percent respectively as compared to the levels...

How Will the Internet of Things Impact Your Supply Chain?

September 10, 2017 02:20 AM - Global Purchasing -- Here are five key ways the IoT is probably already impacting global supply chains

September 09, 2017

ISM Issues Report On Potential Harvey Impact

September 09, 2017 08:15 PM - Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - On Aug. 31, the Institute for Supply Management opened a special survey that asked members of the Manufacturing...

Amazon announces new fulfilment centre in Staten Island, 2,250 new jobs to be created

September 09, 2017 06:33 PM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - Amazon has announced plans for a new 855,000-square-foot fulfilment centre in Staten Island, New York, in a move that...

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Warehouse

September 09, 2017 06:32 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - AI will help electronics OEMs make real strides in their businesses, especially in the warehouse.

APICS streamlines supply chain exam process

September 09, 2017 06:32 PM - SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - CPIM Version 6.0 certification cut from five exams to two.

September 08, 2017

Supply Chain Feels Price & Delivery Impact of Harvey

September 08, 2017 04:04 PM - Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- An already-tight electronics supply chain will get squeezed even more thanks to the negative effects of Hurricane Harvey. Even as a second hurricane...

Resistors in Short Supply: Blame Cars

September 08, 2017 02:48 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Lead times on resistors are stretching out, which make make things hard for electronics OEMs.

How to Reduce Supplier Inventory Costs

September 08, 2017 02:47 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - It's not unusual to see pallets and pallets of supplier goods stacked up in receiving waiting to be sorted out and relabeled.There...

September 07, 2017

Resilinc: Hurricane Harvey's Supply Chain Impact May Be Worse than Expected

September 07, 2017 04:32 PM - Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- The impact of Hurricane Harvey on the global supply chain will be worse than expected due to the dependence on chemicals and intermediate products...

DHL, Huawei Partner on Logistics IoT Solution

September 07, 2017 04:32 PM - Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- DHL Supply Chain together with Huawei Technologies has launched a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) application at an automotive site in...

Pitney Bowes buys Newgistics for $475 million in move to expand presence in parcel shipping

September 07, 2017 03:43 AM - SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Pitney to gain access to network processing 100 million parcels annually.

Non-manufacturing activity trends upward in August, reports ISM

September 07, 2017 03:40 AM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Coming off a decline from June to July, some ground was made up in August, according to the most recent edition of the...

September 06, 2017

Abrupt Trade Sanctions Require Better Denied Party Screening

September 06, 2017 05:43 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - As the lists of denied parties continue to expand and change, all companies-from Main Street to Wall Street-will need to take proper...

Comment: Unlocking the potential of blockchain technology

September 06, 2017 03:48 PM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - Developed as a means of securing ledgers for financial transactions, blockchain technology has many more potential uses...

Proctor & Gamble pledges $100mn investment to its China Digital Innovation Centre

September 06, 2017 03:48 PM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble is to invest some $100mn over the next three years in its China Digital Innovation...

HighJump Software Acquired by Korber

September 06, 2017 03:47 PM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Matters - German based business logistics systems technology provider Korber announced the acquisition of U.S. based WMS, TMS and...

UPS Appoints Mark Robinson President Of UPS Capital

September 06, 2017 04:01 AM - SupplyChain -- UPS - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today named Mark Robinson President of UPS Capital, a UPS subsidiary. Robinson and his staff will continue to expand UPS's...

September 05, 2017

5 Considerations in Selecting a SaaS Technology Vendor

September 05, 2017 04:45 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - It can be difficult to differentiate between best-in-class vendors and pretenders. These best practices can help you narrow down...

Avoiding the Abyss of Big Data

September 05, 2017 04:35 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Many organizations fail at connecting analytics to action. To succeed, you need to understand how to better equip your team for...

GDPR: Demonstrate Accountability in Processing

September 05, 2017 04:34 AM - SupplyChain -- Software AG - Organizations will have to be as prepared as Boy Scouts in order to demonstrate they are reviewing all of their business...

September 03, 2017

August 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

September 03, 2017 04:47 AM - ISM --

Five Trends Driving the Digitization of the Supply Chain

September 03, 2017 03:43 AM - EMSNow - News -- The digital economy is putting pressure on traditional supply chain models to conform to the ...

September 01, 2017

Algorithms Meet Avocadoes: Data Science Comes to Retail

September 01, 2017 03:01 PM - SupplyChain -- SupplyChainBrain - The success of modern-day retailing depends as much on information as it does on the products being sold.

Hurricane Harvey Impact Still Unfolding and Not Looking Good

September 01, 2017 03:00 PM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Matters - Four days after Hurricane Harvey impacted the Texas Gulf region of the United States, especially the regions surrounding...

MIT Builds Drone-Based RFID Relay to Track Boxes in Warehouses

September 01, 2017 03:47 AM - Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - A drone-based relay dramatically extends the range of RFID, and could help retailers keep track of stuff

Lessons from Leaders: Gartner's Supply Chain Top 25 Methodology

September 01, 2017 03:45 AM - SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - For the past thirteen years, Gartner has been releasing its list of the Top 25 Supply Chains. Here's how leaders are selected.

Lessons from Leaders: Gartner's Top Supply Chain Trends for 2017

September 01, 2017 03:44 AM - SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Learn what areas supply chain leaders are focusing their time, attention and investments

Digitization and E-commerce Continues to Reshape Forwarding Marketplace

September 01, 2017 03:44 AM - SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - The global freight forwarding market has grown by 2.7% in real terms since this time last year, but owing to a continuation...

August 31, 2017

GA 178 | How to Apply Lean and Agile to Software Development with Liam Brien and Greg Zimmer

August 31, 2017 05:15 PM - SupplyChain -- Gemba Academy - This week's guests are Liam Brien and Greg Zimmer. Liam and Greg shared how they use both lean and agile in the software development...

August 30, 2017

Intelligent BOM Management For Smarties - Not Dummies

August 30, 2017 05:41 PM - SupplyChain -- Arena Solutions - Because successful bill of materials (BOM) management is at the fundamental heart of every innovative product company's collaboration...

Cybersecurity & Verified Trust in the Digital Supply Chain

August 30, 2017 04:43 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Verified trust is a critical component in working with third party partners in digital supply chains.

How to Build a Supply Chain X.0 Strategy

August 30, 2017 03:28 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - What does it take to build next-generation supply chain capabilities? A supply chain X.0 strategy may be the answer.

6 Ways Big Data is enhancing the global supply chain

August 30, 2017 03:27 AM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - As global supply chains become more complex and customers more demanding, the race is on to develop software applications...

August 29, 2017

Amazon Bets on Advanced Robotics for Future Fulfillment Centers

August 29, 2017 05:44 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Amazon has identified robotics fulfillment as a key technology strategy and is looking for the newest developments to run its warehouses.

Wal-Mart, Food Giants Team Up on Blockchain Plans

August 29, 2017 05:10 PM - SupplyChain -- SupplyChainBrain - Wal-Mart and a group of food giants are teaming up with IBM to explore how to apply blockchain technology, also known as distributed...

The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Relief Network, Pledges More Than $1 Million

August 29, 2017 03:08 AM - SupplyChain -- UPS - Contributes Immediate and Long-Term Assistance Through a Network of Public-Private Partnerships Designed to Assist With Wide Range of...

Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Forecasting Returns

August 29, 2017 03:07 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Returns create an interesting problem for both retailers and manufacturers that sell online: in addition to predicting a customer's...

August 28, 2017

As Supply Chain Embraces Cloud, Arena Solutions Takes Private Equity Investment

August 28, 2017 02:16 AM - Global Purchasing -- Arena Solutions, which sells cloud software for managing products from cradle to grave, has prospered as supply chains management moves increasingly...

Counterfeit Components

August 28, 2017 02:12 AM - Electronics360 -- In the world of electronics, the supply chain is susceptible to a particular type of vulnerability: counterfeiting.


August 28, 2017 12:36 AM - Counterfeit Parts -- Status updates from the 'Open Cases Reports' ... DFARS Case 2016-D013: Amendments Related to Sources of Electronic Parts [was "Trusted Suppliers"]...

August 27, 2017

One Network Announces Global Logistics Gateway: Enables End-to-End Interoperability Between Global Supply Chain Networks

August 27, 2017 11:36 PM - PR Newswire: Computer Software -- One Network Enterprises [], the global provider of multi-party digital network platform and services, today announced the immediate...

SupplyCore Named to Inc.'s Fastest-Growing Companies in America

August 27, 2017 11:32 PM - PR Newswire: Aerospace and Defense -- SupplyCore, a Rockford, Illinois-based supply chain management services and technology solutions integrator, has been named to the Inc. 5000,...

China's biggest 'smart' warehouse is open for business

August 27, 2017 11:31 PM - PR Newswire: Computer and Electronics -- Alibaba Group's logistics arm Cainiao launched operations for its new intelligent warehouse in Huiyang, Guongdong -- home to the most mobile...

August 26, 2017

Can blockchain technology transform safety standards in the global food supply chain?

August 26, 2017 11:00 PM - SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - IBM has announced that it's collaborating with some of the world's biggest food companies in a groundbreaking trial which...

HP & Deloitte Join Forces to Boost 3D Printing, Digital Manufacturing

August 26, 2017 04:07 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - HP and Deloitte announced that they will work toward implementing HP's 3D printing systems in large-scale manufacturing environments.

Supply Chain Pros Need Lifelong Learning

August 26, 2017 04:07 AM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - There is really no excuse these days not to be up to speed on the issues that impact your business...and ultimately impact you.

August 25, 2017

3 Ways SDN Solves Industrial IOT's Undiscovered Security Problems

August 25, 2017 03:22 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Repurposing SDN may be just what the industrial world needs to solve three of its biggest security problems.

Inventory Missing? Use Technology to Pinpoint Areas of Loss & Theft

August 25, 2017 03:21 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - The advent of digital technologies to monitor inventory are set to change the cargo theft scenario and make life easier for businesses...

Arena and eBOM Help Scandinavian OEMs Maximize Business Results

August 25, 2017 03:21 PM - SupplyChain -- Arena Solutions - According to eBOM's Vice President Daniel Nihlen, it's an exciting time for manufacturing in Sweden. In part three of our investigation...

Lift off into the Cloud of Things

August 25, 2017 03:20 PM - SupplyChain -- Software AG - In this blog, I interviewed Dr. Ingo Hofacker, Senior Vice President Internet of Things, T-Systems Digital Division...

2017 Top 50 3PLs: Investment and Consolidation Maintain Traction

August 25, 2017 03:19 PM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - The trend set over the past few years for mergers and acquisitions has hardly subsided, and a fresh injection of equity...

Investment in Supply Chain IoT Grows

August 25, 2017 03:18 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Everyone agrees that IoT is growing quickly. However, many don't realize that a huge chunk of that is to come from industry.

August 23, 2017

3 Mindsets Logistics Providers Can Drop to Improve Competitiveness

August 23, 2017 05:42 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - The logistics industry is rapidly changing, yet many logistics providers refuse to adapt based on some key harmful mindsets.

Robotic Piece-Picking Coming to a Warehouse Near You

August 23, 2017 05:25 PM - SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - An interview with RightHand Robotics' Co-Founder, Leif Jentoft This year's Promat trade show included many interesting...

August 22, 2017

SAP Ariba: Making Procurement Awesome Around the World

August 22, 2017 06:23 PM - Business Wire: Software -- The world's largest business network continues to get bigger as buyers and sellers around the world embrace offerings from SAP Ariba to digitize...

New Seegrid Offering Puts Self-Driving Vehicles in the Supply Chain

August 22, 2017 05:55 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Seegrid has announced the GP8 Series 6 self-driving pallet truck, which is fully automated to pick up, move, and drop off materials...

Four Operations Executives Reveal Their Strategy for Success

August 22, 2017 05:55 PM - SupplyChain -- Arena Solutions - Arena understands the huge responsibility of managing a globally dispersed supply chain in an increasingly competitive market....

AR & VR Technology Set to Grow in an Augmented Way

August 22, 2017 04:41 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Manufacturing, e-commerce and marketing, and gaming and entertainment are set to be the high-growth applications in the augmented...

USB Type-C Computing Devices Soar, Vendors & Suppliers Pressured for Accessories

August 22, 2017 03:41 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Almost every vendor is launching laptops, tablets, and smartphones using USB Type-C connectors. The advantages of the new standard...

Data, Information & Insights Drive High-Tech Supply Chain Decisions

August 22, 2017 03:40 PM - SupplyChain -- EBN Online - In the high-tech electronics industry, where product life cycles are shrinking and time to market is critical, this trend may be...

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