Woodstock Wire: Supply Chain News

September 18, 2021

How to Improve Productivity in the Accounts Payable Process in the Midst of a Labor Shortage

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - Manufacturers and distributors are being forced to do more with less as the labor shortage continues late into 2021. We've provided resources and strategies for countering this shortage in two areas where this "squeeze" is most noticeable:...

September 18, 2021 04:09 AM

September 17, 2021

E2open Named as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network 2021 Vendor Assessment

Business Wire -- E2open (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of mission-critical, cloud-based, end-to-end supply chain management platform, has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network 2021 Vendor Assessment....

September 17, 2021 07:18 PM

Panasonic Completes Acquisition of Blue Yonder

Business Wire -- Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Blue Yonder, the leading end-to-end, digital fulfillment platform provider. Panasonic has now purchased the remaining 80% of shares of Blue Yonder, adding to the 20% which...

September 17, 2021 07:15 PM

DHL eCommerce Solutions set to invest more than $300M into its U.S-based operations

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - DHL eCommerce Solutions, a subsidiary of global logistics services provider, Deutsche Post DHL Group, said it is investing more than $300 million into its United States-based operations over the next five years. Company officials...

September 17, 2021 07:12 PM

September 16, 2021

Conexiom Launches The Conexiom Platform, Expanding Business Automation Offerings

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - As the next generation of the company's cloud-based automation technology, The Conexion Platform has expanded to include supply chain and accounts payable automation solutions.

September 16, 2021 07:16 PM

Component Shortages to 'Last Well Into 2022,' Execs Predict

Aspencore -- EPS News - The challenges related to semiconductor and other component shortages will be with us for a considerable time, according to more than a dozen manufacturing executives. We asked these decision-makers and their partners about current issues;...

September 16, 2021 06:54 PM

Supply of consumer electronics chips have begun to balance

Media -- SemiMedia - According to industry insider, the shortage of some chips used in consumer electronics has begun to ease, and suppliers have begun to adjust inventory. In Mainland China, the supply and demand of MCUs, CMOS image sensors, display driver ICs,...

September 16, 2021 06:45 PM

U.S.-bound shipments see continued gains in August, reports Panjiva

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Total August U.S.-bound shipments-at 1,353,550-increased 3.1% annually and were 23.2% above 2019's 1,098,272. And containerized freight imports-at 3,016,706 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)-headed up 11.2% annually (and up 18.1%...

September 16, 2021 05:37 PM

Supply Chain Risk Management: 7 Challenges Driving Increased Interest in Managed Service

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - Disruption has been the name of the game for more than a year as supply chain leaders have been dealing with changing buyer behaviors, inventory management challenges, labor shortages, weather and pandemic-related uncertainty, cyber...

September 16, 2021 05:35 PM

Mobile Warehouse Robotics: Flexible Automation Enables Resilient Operations

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - Earlier this month, I wrote an article about the diverse range of mobile warehouse robotics solutions available in the market today. Although the solutions vary greatly, they're alike in the ability to offer greater flexibility...

September 16, 2021 05:34 PM

Google taps project44 to be initial real-time visibility provider for supply chain platform

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - The company said that through this partnership project44 will become the first strategic partner for real-time transportation visibility to integrate its capabilities into the Google Cloud Supply Chain Twin offering-which optimizes...

September 16, 2021 05:34 PM

September 14, 2021

Lockheed Martin Gets Sustainment Contracts for F-35 Jets

U.S. News -- (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin said on Monday it had been awarded annual contracts covering fiscal years 2021-2023 to support operations and...

September 14, 2021 07:36 PM

Gartner: Supply Chains Need Regional Designs in Global Networks

Aspencore -- EPS News - September 13, 2021 -To better deal with growing protectionism and the need for higher agility, chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) must incorporate regional designs into their global networks without diluting the cost or competitive advantages...

September 14, 2021 07:25 PM

US chip vendors increasingly shift orders from China foundries

Media -- DIGITIMES - US chip vendors have increasingly shifted their orders away from China-based foundries to mitigate potential risks arising from the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, according to industry sources.

September 14, 2021 06:38 PM

Google Selects project44 as First Real-Time Visibility Provider for Google Cloud Supply Chain Twin Solution

Business Wire -- Google selects project44 as the first real-time visibility provider for the Google Cloud Supply Chain Twin solution.

September 14, 2021 06:23 PM

Gartner Says Supply Chain Leaders Must Incorporate Regional Designs into Global Networks

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - To better deal with growing protectionism and the need for higher agility, chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) must incorporate regional designs into their global networks without diluting the cost or competitive advantages of existing...

September 14, 2021 06:21 PM

NEW TECH SHORTAGE IMPACTS: WILL INNOVATIONS STIMULATE FUTURE SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS?

Distribution -- A2 Global - Electronics manufacturers have typically adopted a reactive approach to component end-of-life management. But it pays to be more proactive. Here are the pros and cons of some obsolescence strategies.

September 14, 2021 06:13 PM

TrueCommerce Acquires DiCentral

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Acquisition creates the most feature-rich, global, cloud-based, multienterprise supply chain network Acquisition creates the most feature-rich, global, cloud-based, multienterprise supply chain network

September 14, 2021 03:17 AM

September 10, 2021

FourKites, Zebra Technologies expand partnership

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Zebra to resell FourKites' Dynamic Yard and real-time visibility platform as part of its suite of asset visibility solutions.

September 10, 2021 08:11 PM

September 09, 2021

Beat shortages with a diversified supplier base

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - NewPower Worldwide explains how manufacturers are overcoming component shortages by partnering with distributors who have access to multiple supply routes

There's no denying the global electronics industry is facing all-out shortages....

September 09, 2021 09:16 PM

project44 Launches First Supply Chain Industry Preferred Telematics Program

Business Wire -- project44, the leader in real-time supply chain visibility, unveiled its new Preferred Telematics Program, accessible to carriers through the project44 website. The industry-first Preferred Telematics Program reduces the cost of purchasing and installing...

September 09, 2021 08:50 PM

Which one of the four traits is the most important to be an effective procurement professional?

SupplyChain -- Procurement Insights - According to Deloitte's 2021 CPO Survey, procurement "isn't just about cost savings and operational efficiency anymore."



Given that procurement leaders have had to "change strategies in an instant to adapt to the next normal"...

September 09, 2021 08:45 PM

DHL Supply Chain honors drivers during 2021 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - DHL Supply Chain will recognize its truck drivers with gifts and celebrations, including raffles, giveaways and cookouts, throughout the week of Sept. 12.

September 09, 2021 05:17 PM

September 08, 2021

Server orders to remain robust in 2H21

Media -- DIGITIMES - Server demand is expected to stay strong throughout the second half of 2021, thanks to robust demand for datacenter servers and increasing orders for servers from traditional enterprises, according to sources from the server upstream supply...

September 08, 2021 09:41 PM

Global car supply chain sees uncertainties ahead

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global automotive supply chain is seeing worsened shortages of semiconductors and lithium batteries in the third quarter as the pandemic in Southeast Asia disrupts production of semiconductors. The outlook of the fourth quater is not promising.

September 08, 2021 09:41 PM

How Thales and DigiCert enhance cybersecurity for Hyperledger Fabric-based networks

SupplyChain -- Hyperledger - In 2019, 7.9 billion data records were breached. And, yet, 39% of companies aren't using robust data security measures because deployment complexity is a barrier. Still, security is not a nice-to-have feature. It's not an opt-in. It's a...

September 08, 2021 08:50 PM

FourKites Ocean Visibility: A Next Generation Solution

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - When it comes to real-time visibility, the market is becoming more important and more robust than ever before. Billions of venture capital dollars of investment are being poured into companies that can integrate real-time visibility...

September 08, 2021 08:50 PM

September 07, 2021

Turn 2022 Supply Chain Strategic Planning Into a Competitive Advantage

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - With 2021 soon to be in the rearview mirror, now is a great time to take stock of where we've been and how we might approach strategic planning differently in the future.

September 07, 2021 11:32 PM

The "My Way" Highway: Disruption in last-mile logistics

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - The e-fulfillment supply chain is at an inflection point, and last-mile delivery may never be the same.

September 07, 2021 12:02 AM

The human touch in forecasting and demand planning

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Supply chain managers are exploring remarkable innovations like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to improve their forecasting. But don't overlook the importance of human behavior, or Behavioral Economics, in the planning process.

September 07, 2021 12:01 AM

September 05, 2021

4 Ways to Improve Productivity in the Supply Chain in the Midst of a Labor Shortage

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - An unstable and unpredictable supply chain is challenging manufacturers and distributors to meet customer expectations. Add to that the impact of labor shortages at all points in this chain: at raw material suppliers, ports, your own business,...

September 05, 2021 03:53 AM

The Cost of Supply Chain Disruptions: 20+ Statistics

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - Supply chain disruption - like that we've seen over the past couple of years due to the pandemic - isn't a new concept. Supply chain professionals, such as those at manufacturing and distribution companies, have always faced challenges.

They've...

September 05, 2021 03:53 AM

The global supply chain never goes on vacation

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - One thing which stood out while I was out of the office is how prevalent supply chain and global trade is, no matter where you are.

September 05, 2021 03:52 AM

September 03, 2021

Splunk Receives Provisional Department of Defense Impact Level 5 Authorization

Business Wire -- Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, is proud to announce the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has granted the Splunk Cloud Platform U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level 5 (IL5) Provisional...

September 03, 2021 06:27 PM

E2open Completes Acquisition of BluJay Solutions and Raises Fiscal Year 2022 Guidance

Business Wire -- E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of cloud-based, mission-critical, end-to-end supply chain management platform, today announced it has completed its acquisition of BluJay Solutions, a leading cloud-based, logistics...

September 03, 2021 06:23 PM

September 01, 2021

Shortages Underline the Need For Better Component Data

Aspencore -- EPS News - The current component shortages are rocking the electronic manufacturing industry as well as the industries that depend on them, which, let's face it, is most industries. Who'd have thought that a handful of electronic parts could halt production...

September 01, 2021 05:35 PM

The Importance of Supply Chain Efficiency

Aspencore -- EPS News - Jeff Brind, Rebound Electronics

The past 18 months has proven that the unthinkable really can happen, and the whole world has had to deal with previously unseen levels of disruption without any real guidelines. The pandemic has demonstrated...

September 01, 2021 05:31 PM

5 Strategies for Cybersecurity in Supply Chain Management

Aspencore -- EPS News - Supply chain management has become an increasingly tech-centric process. Rapid digitization and widespread adoption of technologies like internet of things (IoT) devices have made logistics more efficient than ever but simultaneously introduced...

September 01, 2021 05:29 PM

Closing the supply chain visibility gaps

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Known for supporting higher levels of visibility, supply chain software is taking center stage as companies adjust to a "new normal" operating environment and plan for the future.

September 01, 2021 04:06 AM

Gartner highlights five actions to become a purpose-driven supply chain

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - As enterprises move from operating profit-centric to purpose-driven, chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) must focus on five actions to create a purpose-driven supply chain, according to Gartner, Inc.

September 01, 2021 04:06 AM

August 30, 2021

FourKites Recognized as a 2021 Great Supply Chain Partner

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Customers give FourKites top marks on real-world performance and impact Customers give FourKites top marks on real-world performance and impact

August 30, 2021 01:19 AM

August 29, 2021

E2open Names Kari Janavitz Chief Marketing Officer

Business Wire -- E2open (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of cloud-based, mission-critical, end-to-end supply chain management platform, announced that Kari Janavitz will join the company as chief marketing officer (CMO), effective today. Janavitz will join...

August 29, 2021 10:46 PM

The Future of Supply Chains

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - New Intelligence Brief looks at how the current supply chain models failed during the pandemic and highlights how companies can build more resilience into their supply chains

August 29, 2021 10:32 PM

A new path forward in supply chain technology

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - Supply chain is an industry slow to change. Large shippers still use Excel spreadsheets to plan their operations, and even the most beneficial logistics technology is sometimes looked at warily. If it isn't broken, these stakeholders...

August 29, 2021 10:32 PM

The infrastructure bill - Part II

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - The future of supply chain management is decoupled networks, and not de-globalized supply chains

August 29, 2021 10:31 PM

August 23, 2021

Semiconductor midyear outlook: Chip revenue will rise nearly 20% in 2021

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - James Carbone - Contributing Editor

Strong revenue growth and robust demand is compelling chipmakers to add production capacity which should ease tight supply conditions later this year.

The worldwide semiconductor market will increase...

August 23, 2021 01:00 AM

Automobile supply chain in Asia disrupted by Delta variant

Media -- DIGITIMES - The pandemic and undersupply of materials have disrupted the car supply chain in Asia, according to VIR, as some Asian countries are seeing a high infection rate of the Delta variant.

August 23, 2021 12:52 AM

August 22, 2021

FourKites' 10th Premier Carrier List Delivers Tangible Returns to Europe's Leading Carriers, Forwarders and 3PLs

Business Wire -- FourKites today publishes its European Premier Carrier List for the second quarter of 2021.

August 22, 2021 10:29 PM

Gartner Identifies Five Actions to Become a Purpose-Driven Supply Chain

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - As enterprises move from operating profit-centric to purpose-driven, chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) must focus on five actions to create a purpose-driven supply chain, according to Gartner, Inc.

August 22, 2021 10:27 PM

August 19, 2021

E2open Announces Teleconference Details for Special Meeting

Business Wire -- E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of cloud-based, mission-critical, end-to-end supply chain management platform, today announced the teleconference details which will allow its stockholders to remotely attend...

August 19, 2021 06:51 PM