Woodstock Wire: Supply Chain News

May 23, 2022

FourKites Adds New Customers, Improves Time to Value for Real-Time Ocean Visibility

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Supply chain visibility leader adds industry veteran as adoption of its international shipping solution accelerates Supply chain visibility leader adds industry veteran as adoption of its international shipping solution accelerates

May 23, 2022 04:07 AM

Schneider Electric Calls for a Rethink of Investment Priorities to Break the Supply Vs. Demand Deadlock and Accelerate Climate Action at the WEF in Davos

Business Wire -- Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is calling for an urgent rethink of investment priorities and greater collective action to spur global climate change efforts at the upcoming WEF in Davos....

May 23, 2022 04:00 AM

FourKites Hires Supply Chain Veteran in Europe, Underscoring Significant Growth in International Ocean Visibility

Business Wire -- Philippe Salles has been appointed FourKites' Vice President of Strategic Solutions (Ocean), bringing a wealth of experience to this booming area of the company's business. "I'm delighted to be joining FourKites," says Philippe, who brings experience...

May 23, 2022 03:36 AM

Gartner Says Adaptable Sales Organizations Must Rethink Their Customer Understanding, Engagement and Operating Models

Business Wire -- Sales leaders looking to cultivate an adaptable sales organization should rethink their current sales efforts across three dimensions, according to Gartner, Inc. Those dimensions include: customer understanding, customer engagement and...

May 23, 2022 03:30 AM

Market Surprise: Two Million New Energy Vehicles Sold in Q1 | Weekly News Roundup for May 20, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - First-quarter EV and hybrid sales were surprisingly high; electronic component sales in Europe remain hot; the ripple effects of coronavirus lockdowns in Shanghai - and more news affecting electronics and manufacturing.

May 23, 2022 02:01 AM

Investing in Harsh Environment Solutions for Oil & Gas Exploration

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - After years without significant investment, the current "up cycle" for the oil and gas industry is spurring demand for harsh environment-rated electronics and, in turn, specialized electronic components. Here are the challenges manufacturers...

May 23, 2022 01:54 AM

The Impact of Automation on Long-Haul Trucking

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - Up to 94% of operator hours could be impacted if automated technology can operate in all weather conditions.

May 23, 2022 01:45 AM

How Will the Semiconductor Industry Influence the Military's 5G Rollout?

Distribution -- A2 Global - When the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and the contracts it awards, get mentioned, certain names spring to mind: Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and the like. But lately, a different group of companies - ones working in a very different...

May 23, 2022 01:36 AM

May 15, 2022

E2open to Host CONNECT 2022: The Europe Exchange

Business Wire -- E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of a cloud-based, mission-critical, end-to-end supply chain management platform, today kicks off its client conference, CONNECT 2022: The Europe Exchange, in Rotterdam, Netherlands....

May 15, 2022 11:42 PM

Q1 Manufacturing Technology Orders Reach Two-Decade High | Weekly News Roundup for May 13, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The strongest Q1 for manufacturing technology orders since 1998; Cummins announces a deal to produce Class 8 trucks powered by fuel cells; electronic component supply chain concerns continue - and other headlines from electronics and manufacturing.

May 15, 2022 10:06 PM

May 13, 2022

Federal Agency Updates Supply Chain Cybersecurity Guidance

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The update aims to help companies protect themselves as they acquire and use new technology.

May 13, 2022 01:52 AM

May 10, 2022

Port Tracker report calls for strong volumes in the summer months

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - United States-bound retail container import volumes are seeing strong spring volumes, setting a new record in the process, as retailers focus on bringing in merchandise ahead of increasing costs and supply chain issues, according...

May 10, 2022 01:46 AM

May 08, 2022

Report: How distributors and manufacturers drive ecommerce demand

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - Across the board, distributors and manufacturers report increased customer desire for a modern Ecommerce experience. They want the same level of personalization and service they get with B2C. As a result, businesses are investing more in their...

May 08, 2022 08:00 PM

How Field Fastener Saved Time and Increased Profitability with Touchless Automation

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - Each month, we'll highlight a customer using the Conexiom Platform to achieve their automation goals. While we're admittedly proud to hear how customers have replaced time-consuming but necessary manual processes with Conexiom, we also share...

May 08, 2022 08:00 PM

Chinese Tech Firms Quietly Moving Business From Russia

Media -- PYMNTS.com - While China has said it would sit out sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, many of the country's tech firms have begun backing away from doing business in Russia.

That's according to a Friday (May 6) report by the Wall Street...

May 08, 2022 07:37 PM

How to grapple with supply chain cyberattacks: NIST guidance

Media -- FierceElectronics - How to grapple with supply chain cyberattacks: NIST guidance

May 08, 2022 06:07 AM

Shopify to Acquire eCommerce Firm Deliverr for $2.1B

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Shopify has agreed to purchase eCommerce fulfillment provider Deliverr in a $2.1 billion deal that is the Canadian company's largest to date as it continues its effort to compete with Amazon.

As The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday (May...

May 08, 2022 05:49 AM

Study recommends widening visibility of supply chain network for customers and suppliers

Life -- Phys.org - A joint project between the USF Supply Chain Innovation Lab and global manufacturer Jabil has concluded that it's good business to have a more visible supply chain network.

May 08, 2022 04:54 AM

FourKites Launches Universal Appointment Manager Solution in APAC to Ease Supply Chain Labour Shortage Woes and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Next-generation appointment booking application leverages real-time supply chain visibility to facilitate collaboration between shippers and carriers Next-generation appointment booking application leverages real-time supply chain visibility...

May 08, 2022 04:12 AM

Supplyframe Announces Platinum Sponsorship of 2022 EDS Leadership Summit

Business Wire -- Supplyframe today announced that it is the Exclusive Platinum-Level Sponsor of the 2022 EDS Leadership Summit. The company will be at the gathering May 10-13 at The Mirage in Las Vegas providing information about Supplyframe solutions and details about...

May 08, 2022 03:54 AM

Zinc Volatility Impacts Circuit Protection Supply Chain

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Zinc, in its oxide form, is a much-needed element in the manufacturing of high-voltage circuit protection components. This report shows why the price of zinc has risen so drastically and what may cause it to increase more in the near future.

May 08, 2022 03:22 AM

May 05, 2022

Unravelling global supply chains, a catalyst for smart factories

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - John Denslinger is a former executive VP Murata, president SyChip Wireless, and president/CEO ECIA, the industry's trade association. His career spans 40 years in electronicsJohn Denslinger explores the idea that the cost savings...

May 05, 2022 03:34 AM

HP Adds Stress Tests to its Supply Chain - and Adapts

Aspencore -- EPS News - Two years ago, just before the arrival of Covid-19, HP opened a new, 150,000-square-foot 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Sant Cugat, Barcelona. The new center, expanding the already existing large-format and 3D...

May 05, 2022 03:16 AM

May 04, 2022

NASA's Mars Helicopter scouts ridgeline for Perseverance science team

Life -- Phys.org - NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recently surveyed an intriguing ridgeline near the ancient river delta in Jezero Crater. The images-captured on April 23, during the tiny helicopter's 27th flight-were taken at the request of the Perseverance...

May 04, 2022 03:29 AM

Fast Company Recognizes Gatik on 2022 World Changing Ideas List for its Global-First Fully Driverless Milestone

Business Wire -- Gatik, the market leader in autonomous middle mile logistics, was recognized today on Fast Company's World Changing Ideas 2022 list, in the Transportation category, for becoming the first autonomous trucking company worldwide to operate fully driverless,...

May 04, 2022 02:57 AM

May 03, 2022

Manufacturing Activity Remains Sluggish

Aspencore -- EPS News - U.S. manufacturing activity in April expanded at its slowest pace in nearly two years amidst high levels of employee turnover and Covid lockdowns in China. The Institute for Supply Management's factory index, the PMI, decreased by 1.7 percent...

May 03, 2022 03:45 AM

Automotive Cybersecurity: More Than In-Vehicle and Cloud

Aspencore -- EETimes - There is a lot of recent activity in automotive cybersecurity across multiple segments. The good news is that auto OEMs and their supply chains are adding hardware and software for better cyber defenses. The bad news is that criminal hackers...

May 03, 2022 03:45 AM

Hilti Transforms Supply Chain Planning with Blue Yonder

Business Wire -- To improve service levels while at the same time decreasing overall supply chain costs, Hilti, a world market leader in system solutions for construction professionals, chose to digitally transform its supply chain planning capabilities with Blue Yonder....

May 03, 2022 03:18 AM

May 02, 2022

What is the "Internet of Things": A Deep Dive

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - What is IoT?

The Internet of Things describes the network of physical objects embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies to facilitate an exchange of information with other devices or systems across a network. Today,...

May 02, 2022 01:59 AM

Sensors, Apps and APIs Have Become the Real-Time Heroes of the Supply Chain Crunch

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The last few years have shone a spotlight on just how badly supply chains are suffering. Ports have been clogged, there's a truck driver shortage and the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on labor availability.

Those frictions have led to...

May 02, 2022 01:38 AM

May 01, 2022

Lead times will remain long for discretes through 2022

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - James Carbone - Contributing Editor

Prices for MOSFETS, IGBTs and rectifiers increased in 2021 and there could be more price hikes in 2022.

Buyers can expect continued tight supply for discrete semiconductors through most of 2022...

May 01, 2022 03:36 AM

Robotics-as-a-Service market growing in the logistics industry

Media -- Robotics and Automation News - Between 6 percent and 8 percent of total revenue in the mobile robotics for logistics market comes from Robotics-as-a-Service, according to research company IDTechEx. X-as-a-Service business models are now commonplace in...

May 01, 2022 03:36 AM

'Zero-Covid' Prompts Supply Chain Scrutiny

Aspencore -- EPS News - China's lockdown of Shanghai was supposed to be short-lived. As the country remains steadfast in its Covid-19 zero-tolerance policy, disruption to the global supply chain continues to build.

As of April 25, the prospect of lockdowns in Beijing...

May 01, 2022 01:21 AM

Component Prices Increase 5-40%; Lead Times Extend to 1 Year

Aspencore -- EPS News - More tech companies mentioned "pricing" during their Q1 earnings calls than any other sector, including consumer goods, according to research firm GlobalData. Electronic component prices are on the rise, with one chipmaker increasing prices...

May 01, 2022 01:20 AM

April 30, 2022

Build a Strategy for Rising Cost of Capital

Aspencore -- EPS News - Richard Hans

It's no secret that inflation is on the rise and just about everything is getting more expensive. Unfortunately, that's a trend that's likely to continue-so OEMs need to be thinking strategically now about how to manage this curve.

Earlier...

April 30, 2022 09:41 PM

Ocean Freight Rates out of China Show Slight Decline

Aspencore -- EPS News - Despite widespread efforts to contain the recent Covid-19 outbreak, the Shanghai lockdown continued this week as thousands of new positive cases are reported each day, according to freight marketplace Freightos.

Export volumes from China have...

April 30, 2022 09:15 PM

Import tariffs: An alternative to a European energy embargo against Russia

Life -- Phys.org - Tariffs on Russian energy imports could provide the EU with a lever to reduce Russia's financial gains from its oil and gas exports and allow it to flexibly react to Moscow's actions in Ukraine, a team of economists from the European think...

April 30, 2022 03:38 AM

Supplyframe Commodity IQ: Most Electronics Supply Chain Challenges Are Getting Worse

Business Wire -- New data from Supplyframe paints a grim picture of current and expected conditions in the electronics supply chain, where commodity supply tightness and cost inflation are impacting most inputs across categories. Continuing category challenges at the...

April 30, 2022 03:10 AM

Fallout from 'Zero COVID' Lockdown in China Continues | Weekly News Roundup for April 29, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Lockdowns as part of China's "Zero COVID" policy are having repercussions throughout manufacturing, shipping and electronic components supply chains; a key lithium battery technology is set to go mainstream; a new demonstration of hybrid-electric...

April 30, 2022 02:46 AM

April 28, 2022

E2open Names Marje Armstrong as New Chief Financial Officer

Business Wire -- E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of a cloud-based, mission-critical, end-to-end supply chain management platform, announces the appointment of Marje Armstrong as chief financial officer, effective May 16, 2022....

April 28, 2022 04:42 AM

39% of Shoppers Won't Give Retailers a Second Chance After A Poor Delivery Experience

Business Wire -- FarEye, a global SaaS platform provider transforming last-mile logistics, today announced findings from its survey of 1,000+ U.S.-based consumers. The new research revealed how shopping habits and delivery expectations shifted due to the pandemic...

April 28, 2022 04:24 AM

April 26, 2022

Tecnotree Digital BSS Suite 5 is LIVE with Enhanced Digital Services for Consumer Business in MTN Uganda

Business Wire -- Tecnotree, a Finnish-based global provider of digital transformation solutions for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and Digital Service Providers (DSPs), announces the go-live of its Digital Stack, for enterprise and consumer businesses with MTN...

April 26, 2022 12:41 AM

E2open Alliance Partner KPMG LLP to Launch New E2open Practice

Business Wire -- E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of a cloud-based, mission-critical, end-to-end supply chain management platform, announces that its strategic alliance partner, KPMG LLP is building a new E2open practice to help...

April 26, 2022 12:36 AM

April 25, 2022

Planview Named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner(r) Magic Quadrant(tm) for Strategic Portfolio Management

Business Wire -- Planview, a global leader in Portfolio Management and Work Management, today was named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM), based on its vision and execution. In the 2022 report, Planview was one of two...

April 25, 2022 01:39 AM

China COVID-19 Lockdowns Continue to Impact Supply Chain | Weekly News Roundup for April 22, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - As some restrictions ease, cargo backlogs in Shanghai impact global manufacturing and logistics; U.S. semiconductor manufacturing grows worldwide - and more electronics and manufacturing news.

April 25, 2022 01:09 AM

The Auto Industry's Next Supply Chain Crisis

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The semiconductor shortage could be a "small appetizer" for what's ahead.

April 25, 2022 12:56 AM

April 20, 2022

Necessity is the Mother of Collaboration

Aspencore -- EPS News - The cacophony always gets louder when supplies are disrupted: Supply chain partners must collaborate! Yet the "importance" (i.e., order volume) of a supplier or customer often dictates the allocation of constrained resources.

Still, necessity...

April 20, 2022 04:43 AM

Collaboration and resource investment can positively affect a firm's logistics performance

Life -- Phys.org - The best word to describe supply chain performance in the past two years is turbulent. Supply chain operators and customers alike continue to dream of days past when goods were available, and bottlenecking was at a minimum. As there is seemingly...

April 20, 2022 03:50 AM

Should Defense and Aerospace Companies Build Safety Stock?

Distribution -- A2 Global - By nature, markets ebb and flow in response to various factors. Nowhere is this more evident than in today's semiconductor industry: Access to manufacturing materials shrank during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a severe chip shortage;...

April 20, 2022 02:32 AM

April 19, 2022

A Brave New Circular World

Aspencore -- EETimes - I don't usually discuss regulatory requirements in this column, but today I am. Environmental regulatory requirements often must be addressed in the Product Requirements Documen and, subsequently, in the design, manufacturing, and support phases...

April 19, 2022 03:34 AM