Woodstock Wire: Supply Chain News

June 13, 2021

E2open's Second-Quarter Technology Release Deepens Automation and Artificial Intelligence Deployment Across the Platform

Business Wire -- E2open (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of 100% cloud-based, mission-critical, end-to-end supply chain management software, today announced the release of its second quarterly technology update of 2021, with added process automation and...

June 13, 2021 12:59 AM

June 11, 2021

Aluminum Capacitor Demand Continues to Exceed Supply | Weekly News Roundup for June 9, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: The White House creates a supply chain task force; demand for aluminum capacitors will continue to outpace supply; reshoring of jobs reached a milestone in 2020; RAM and SSD prices face post-COVID impacts - and more news from...

June 11, 2021 03:57 PM

3M Helps Thwart Sale of 1M Suspected Fake Respirators from Kentucky Warehouse

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - More than 41 million counterfeit N95 respirators have been seized since the pandemic began.

June 11, 2021 02:20 PM

June 07, 2021

FourKites Awarded Patent for AI-Powered ETA Using Smart Forecasted Arrival Engine

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Earning a ground-breaking patent for a supply chain visibility software platform, FourKites leverages cutting-edge AI and data science to provide highly accurate and frequent ETAs, even for untrackable loads. Available now. Earning a ground-breaking...

June 07, 2021 04:49 PM

June 06, 2021

Three Fundamental Truths About Supply Chain Risk

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain risk management has shot back to the top of many organisations' agendas. Rocked by the disruption of 2020, organizations are re-evaluating how they look at and approach risk in the supply...

June 06, 2021 09:58 PM

Blue Yonder research takes a look at the 'new normal' for logistics

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Research recently published by Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Blue Yonder (formerly JDA), a provider of AI-driven and end-to-end supply chain management services, takes a long look at the mindsets of top-level logistics executives, regarding...

June 06, 2021 09:57 PM

Apple list shows European suppliers in 2020

Media -- eeNews Europe - Apple's latest supplier list for 2020 shows 14 European companies.Apple has released its supplier list for 2020, with around 14 in the list coming from Europe out of over 200, dominated by China and Taiwan. The list details where...

June 06, 2021 07:07 PM

DHL to acquire 2,000 robots from Locus Robotics

Media -- Robotics and Automation News - DHL Supply Chain, part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, has signed a framework agreement expanding its collaboration with Locus Robotics. Initial investments in assisted picking robots have proven effective in commercially...

June 06, 2021 07:06 PM

The Tech Industry and Recycling: The Need-to-Knows

Media -- eBOM - The tech industry holds the trump card when it comes to innovation surrounding recycling -considering they are, in fact, the innovators. As the world becomes more environmentally conscious and the EU sets targets to make all plastic packaging recyclable...

June 06, 2021 03:43 AM

June 02, 2021

SAP Introduces SAP Business Network

Enterprise -- SAP - Today marks a big step forward in SAP's mission to deliver the solutions organizations need to extend digitalization beyond the four walls of their businesses - transforming today's fragmented supply chains into unified, collaborative, and intelligent...

June 02, 2021 09:02 PM

Study says a firm's supply chain role affects lending, borrowing

Life -- Phys.org - A deep analysis of supply chains by researchers in the Lundquist College of Business finds that a firm's role in the chain can have a large influence on borrowing and lending strategies.

June 02, 2021 12:05 AM

June 01, 2021

DAT and FourKites team up for visibility-focused strategic partnership

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Portland, Ore.-based DAT Freight & analytics, an online marketplace for spot market truckload freight, and Chicago-based FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital...

June 01, 2021 11:51 PM

Why Is Promotion Planning Important In Inventory Management?

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - Last year, I wanted to be a grateful child and buy a sweater for my father. It was father's day, so I logged on to one of the prevalent e-commerce sites. I browsed and eventually found quite a few sweaters in green, my father's...

June 01, 2021 11:51 PM

Acquisitions in the electronics space ...

EE -- Adafruit Industries - We're getting ready to send over our interview questions to Siemens / SupplyFrame / Hackaday, etc. are we missing any of the notable acquisitions in this space?Altium acquired Octopart and Ciiva, Mouser (owned by TTI) acquired CrowdSupply,...

June 01, 2021 05:41 PM

Managing aggressive EoL

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Rebound Electronics' CEO, Simon Thake, offers purchasing professionals advice on mitigating risks when faced with aggressive component end-of-life issues

Q. What advice would you offer purchasing professionals faced with obsolescence,...

June 01, 2021 05:11 PM

May 31, 2021

6 most common types of software supply chain attacks explained

Infosec -- CSO Online - Software supply chain incidents have been making headlines recently. Despite similarities among these security incidents, not all supply chain attacks are created equal.

May 31, 2021 08:07 PM

Global Smartphone Shipments Expected To Reach 1.38 Billion Units This Year: IDC

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - China would lead the way in market share with nearly 50 per cent share of 5G shipments in 2021, followed by the US with a 16 per cent share Even as the chip shortage crisis continues to hamper productions, a new report by International...

May 31, 2021 08:02 PM

May 30, 2021

Data is the Cure for What's Ailing the Supply Chain

Enterprise -- Information Week - With a seismic shift to online purchasing, consumers want to get what they want and when they expect it.

May 30, 2021 08:47 PM

The 'ticking cyber-bomb': global supply chains at high risk of cyberattacks

Enterprise -- IT Reseller - Kaspersky identifies the absence of a global policy response to supply-chain attacks as a ticking time-bomb that puts international cyber-stability at risk.

May 30, 2021 08:05 PM

Outlook Remains Mixed on U.S. Reshoring Initiatives

Aspencore -- EPS News - Shannon Flynn - The Covid-19 pandemic exposed the risks of a global supply chain heavily dependent on offshore manufacturing. For much of 2020, shocks to the system resulted in months-long shipping delays for essential goods like PPE, electronics...

May 30, 2021 04:19 AM

Container Rates Remain High

Aspencore -- EPS News - Though container rates have climbed on all major lanes in the last few weeks, those with exposure to the Suez are still feeling the sting more, according to cargo marketplace Freightos.

Ocean rates from Asia to the Mediterranean have increased...

May 30, 2021 04:17 AM

Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 Reflects Emerging Trends

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - The past 16 months will be remembered as the time supply chains raised their levels of performance to deal with the global pandemic. Supply chains were asked to adapt to changing demand and supply signals as well as to evolve their...

May 30, 2021 03:14 AM

E2Open lays down $1.7 billion to buy BluJay Solutions

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Combination of cloud-based supply chain software platforms boosts freight visibility in new sectors and geographies, E2Open says.

May 30, 2021 01:46 AM

DAT, FourKites partner to provide unparalleled visibility into spot truckload shipments

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Truckers on the FourKites platform will be easily identifiable to shippers and freight brokers when they post trucks to the DAT network. In turn, shippers and brokers will have access to the largest pool of "trackable" capacity on the spot...

May 30, 2021 01:45 AM

May 27, 2021

FedEx announces surcharge increases for certain ground and express services

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - The company said that in order to provide its customers with the best possible service during this challenging time, these surcharge increases are being implemented

May 27, 2021 09:09 PM

Gartner's Supply Chain Research Team Releases New Study on 3PL Innovation

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Multiple trends are affecting the ability of logistics functions and third-party logistics (3PL) providers to effectively deliver on their goals, notes a new research study by Gartner.

May 27, 2021 09:08 PM

New iPhone supply chain makers to begin to pull in orders in June

Media -- DIGITIMES - Downstream module makers in Apple's iPhone supply chain are likely to begin pulling in shipments for related parts and components around June in preparation for the US handset vendor's planned launch of its next-generation iPhone devices in...

May 27, 2021 07:41 PM

May 26, 2021

What vendors have said about the 'critical' global chip shortage

Enterprise -- Channel Partner Insight - Cisco, IBM and Intel's bosses sound off on the global semiconductor shortage

Tech bosses have been addressing the global shortage of computer chips in recent weeks, which has hit companies and production hard...

May 26, 2021 04:29 PM

Tips for Expediting the Supply Chain Backlog

Aspencore -- EPS News - There is no end in sight for global supply delays stemming from trade restrictions and transportation logjams. Demand continues to rise for U.S.-manufactured goods, but raw material and component disruptions are hindering production expansion.


May 26, 2021 04:24 PM

May 25, 2021

Why Can't We Be Friends? RPA's Missing Piece is Conexiom-Sized

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - If you are considering robotic process automation (RPA) or already well into your RPA strategy, you need to know this: You're going to hit the proverbial wall.

Why? Because traditional RPA is great at automating static and repeatable tasks,...

May 25, 2021 06:35 PM

May 24, 2021

What tech bosses have said about the global impact of chip shortages

Enterprise -- CRN-UK - Semiconductor shortages have held back production of electronics during the pandemic

Tech bosses have been addressing the global shortage of computer chips in recent weeks, which has hit companies and production hard during the...

May 24, 2021 12:55 AM

#541 - Chip Shortage Denier

The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast -- Chris returns from paternity leave to more mayhem in the semiconductor supply chain. Dave jokingly doesn't believe that it's happening when he can't find parts out on a distributor website.

May 24, 2021 12:39 AM

May 23, 2021

Should IT be involved with your RPA program?

SupplyChain -- Software AG - You can manage your robotic process automation (RPA) project on your own... right?

May 23, 2021 04:27 AM

Conexiom Voices: EVP of Services Justin Finnegan Defines Our "We're Here to Help You Win" Attitude Toward Onboarding and Implementation

SupplyChain -- Conexiom - Executive Vice President of Services Justin Finnegan and his team ensure that customers exceed their ROI goals and business outcomes by taking advantage of the opportunities offered by Conexiom's purpose-built, cloud-based automation platform....

May 23, 2021 04:23 AM

Chip shortage may last several years

Media -- Electronics360 - Companies see challenges to match demand for more chips even with planned new fabs.

May 23, 2021 02:50 AM

Automotive chip probing demand to stay robust through end-2021

Media -- DIGITIMES - Wafer probing service providers have seen the visibility of orders for automotive chips extended to the end of 2021, as TSMC has committed capacity support to chip vendors, according to industry sources.

May 23, 2021 02:01 AM

EU to establish a semiconductor alliance

Media -- SemiMedia - According to Reuters, the European Union plans to establish a semiconductor alliance to reduce its dependence on foreign chip manufacturers in the context of global supply chain tightening.

European industry chief Thierry Breton said that...

May 23, 2021 01:45 AM

Impact of IC Shortage Extends Beyond Automotive

Aspencore -- EETimes - While much of the attention regarding semiconductor shortages has focused on the automotive sector, other industrial and digital sectors are being hit equally hard by IC supply chain disruptions.

According to a survey of manufacturers commissioned...

May 23, 2021 12:42 AM

Manufacturing Optimism Grows for Remainder of 2021

Aspencore -- EPS News - Purchasing and supply executives expect manufacturing growth will continue for the rest of 2021 with several metrics - capacity, capital expenditures and revenue - exceeding forecasts of late 2020. There is hope that the corner has been turned...

May 23, 2021 12:30 AM

Siemens Acquires Supplyframe

Aspencore -- EPS News - Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Supplyframe, a leading Design-to- Source platform for the global electronics value chain, for USD 0.7 billion.

The transaction unlocks significant value for customers of Supplyframe and Siemens, providing...

May 23, 2021 12:21 AM

Using Your WAN and IoT to Optimize Supply Chain Management

Aspencore -- EPS News - Ginger Woolridge - Your organization runs a tight ship, building profit by taking advantage of operational efficiencies borne from technological innovations. Thanks to IoT and RFID, you now track products from the point of origin to the point...

May 23, 2021 12:20 AM

May 16, 2021

Automotive Electronics Reliability Testing Starts and Ends with the Mission Profile

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Automakers must design vehicles to thrive in a broad spectrum of environments, from snowy tundra to scorching deserts. Unlike most consumer applications, where the expected lifespan can be months, automotive electronics are often expected...

May 16, 2021 11:22 PM

Speedbumps Abound on the Road to Digitization

Aspencore -- EPS News - "Digitization" is, like "resilience," the new mantra for the supply chain. Digital applications range from automated paperwork to complex networks that provide end-to-end visibility of global supply and manufacturing operations. Digitized systems...

May 16, 2021 11:17 PM

Reimagining the IC Supply Chain to Prevent the Next Shortage

Aspencore -- EETimes - The consensus that emerged from an April 2021 meeting of high-level corporate executives at The White House to discuss fixes to the ongoing semiconductor shortage echoed what observers have been saying for months: that relieving the current...

May 16, 2021 11:16 PM

The Labor Shortage is the Next Major Issue Facing the Supply Chain

Aspencore -- EPS News - Alex Wakefield - The labor shortage is fast becoming the next significant problem for the supply chain. Many frontline warehouse employees fall into the category of shift workers who have yet to return to the workforce, even as the economy bounces...

May 16, 2021 11:04 PM

E-waste recycling matter of national security: report

Life -- Phys.org - Recovering precious elements from e-waste is a security imperative for Europe that should be written into law, according to a report Monday that said it was "crucial" to ensure industry competitiveness and sustain tech-dependent lifestyles...

May 16, 2021 09:39 PM

Recycling critical metals in e-waste: Make it the law, experts warn EU, citing raw material security

Life -- EurekAlert - End-of-life circuit boards, certain magnets in disc drives and electric vehicles, EV and other special battery types, and fluorescent lamps are among several electrical and electronic products containing critical raw materials (CRMs), the...

May 16, 2021 09:30 PM

May 10, 2021

Smartphone Shipments Rose 25% in Q1 2021 | Weekly News Roundup for May 5, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: Major smartphone makers saw shipments increase in the first quarter; analysts warn of a potential lithium supply shortage spurred by EV demand; the semiconductor shortage is impacting heavy truck manufacturing - and other headlines...

May 10, 2021 05:33 PM

USPS Embraces AI to Sort Packages

Aspencore -- EETimes - The embattled U.S. Postal Service took the first, tentative steps toward embracing AI technology in 2019 with its decision to deploy an image analysis system using GPU-supported servers and deep learning software to train package-sorting algorithms.


May 10, 2021 05:31 PM

Descartes Acquires Portrix Logistics Software

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Strengthens Rate Management Capabilities on the Global Logistics Network Strengthens Rate Management Capabilities on the Global Logistics Network

May 10, 2021 04:38 PM