Woodstock Wire: Supply Chain News

November 30, 2021

For the Fourth Straight Year, FourKites Recognized for Market-leading Innovation and Disruption in FreightTech 25

Globe Newswire -- Technology - With unwavering focus on driving customer value, industry pioneer surpasses more than 100 customer-driven innovations in 2 years With unwavering focus on driving customer value, industry pioneer surpasses more than 100 customer-driven innovations...

November 30, 2021 09:11 PM

New Supplyframe, Lifecycle Insights Study Highlights Growing Electronics Product Complexity, Clear Benefits of Targeted Digital Transformation Initiatives

Business Wire -- New research from Supplyframe and Lifecycle Insights indicates that the targeted investments that global manufacturing leaders are making in digital transformation initiatives are resulting in more successful product launches. A new 2021 NPI and Sourcing...

November 30, 2021 07:13 PM

November 23, 2021

CalcuQuote to Present at Evertiq Expo - Lund, Sweden

Media -- EDACafe - Jani Leppalammi, Vice President of Sales at CalcuQuote, is presenting at the Evertiq Expo in Lund, Sweden on ...

November 23, 2021 01:02 AM

November 22, 2021

Amidst Labor Shortages, Berkshire Grey Offers Warehousing Solution

Media -- Control.com News - A lack of labor is beginning to affect eCommerce order fulfillment, but Berkshire Grey introduced a solution designed to accelerate order fulfillment and throughput without additional labor.

November 22, 2021 06:27 AM

91% of IT leaders affected by supply chain disruption: survey

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - A new survey of 400 IT decision-makers from Insight Enterprises found that 95% of IT decision-makers say the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated business transformation priorities.

November 22, 2021 03:22 AM

Will Your B2B Content Meet Buyer Expectations In 2022?

Think -- Forrester Blogs - It's nearly the end of the year, so it's the perfect time to reflect on your accomplishments while planning ahead. Now is also a good time to review the content you published during 2021 and ask some key questions about it. Does your...

November 22, 2021 02:08 AM

All Brands Must Build Value From Direct-To-Consumer

Think -- Forrester Blogs - The value of a brand's direct-to-consumer (D2C) digital presence goes beyond direct sales. Brands that still rely heavily on retail partners for digital sales, can still drive value from direct customer engagement. Of course, D2C consumer...

November 22, 2021 02:04 AM

5 Obstacles of Sales Forecasting

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - Sales forecast accuracy is a chronic issue in most organizations. In a 2019 Gartner survey, 296 sales operations leaders were asked to identify their top 3 areas where they are least effective. Pipeline management and forecasting...

November 22, 2021 02:03 AM

November 21, 2021

US Industrial Production Rebounded 1.6% in October

U.S. News -- U.S. industrial production rebounded in October as auto production, which has been hurt by supply chain problems, posted a strong increase and the adverse effects from Hurricane Ida faded.

November 21, 2021 10:58 PM

Beating Counterfeit Parts with Secure Inventory Tracking

Aspencore -- EPS News - Ben Kiunisala

Counterfeits in the supply chain is a universal problem, but it is particularly acute in the electronics industry. Counterfeit electronics cost manufacturers an estimated $250 billion each year, and that doesn't include the cost...

November 21, 2021 04:04 AM

Air & Sea Shipments Cost More; Port Delays Remain

Aspencore -- EPS News - As the Christmas holiday approaches, consumer awareness of the supply chain has heightened. Global supply networks have actually been struggling for 18 months. Continual disruptions have elevated the rates of ocean shipments and air-cargo costs...

November 21, 2021 04:01 AM

Shortages and empty shelves: How the supply chain became so fractured

Life -- Phys.org - Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain issues have rattled consumers and the businesses they frequent. From Clorox wipes to semiconductors to computer chips, inventory of many products at big box stores, dealerships and even...

November 21, 2021 03:18 AM

November 19, 2021

Supplyframe Holiday Shopping Survey Indicates Most Americans Plan to Shop Early, Buy Electronics, and Seek Fast Delivery, Despite Supply Chain Challenges

Business Wire -- New research from Supplyframe indicates that most Americans (64%) are planning to get an early jump on holiday shopping this year in hopes of beating possible shipping or other supply chain constraints. More than three-fourths (79%) of Americans said...

November 19, 2021 12:24 AM

November 18, 2021

Look For These 3 Things in Your Obsolescence Management Partner

Distribution -- A2 Global - You've sourced electronic components for your organization in the past. You've organized supply chains, and you've done it on tight timelines. But obsolescence management presents a different set of challenges.

November 18, 2021 04:08 AM

November 15, 2021

The Truck Driver Shortage Doesn't Exist. Saying There Is One Makes Conditions Worse for Drivers

Media -- Time - Business - As the U.S. contends with supply-chain problems that could make holiday shopping harder, one explanation comes up again and again: The country doesn't have enough truckers. "The Biggest Kink in America's Supply Chain: Not Enough Truckers,"...

November 15, 2021 03:12 AM

November 14, 2021

Learn how to build a winning supply chain champion on The Talking Supply Chain Podcast

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - On this episode of Talking Supply Chain, Stanley Fawcett and Michael Knemeyer explain what supply chain managers can learn from baseball manager Theo Epstein about building a winning team

November 14, 2021 07:40 AM

How Supply Chain Visibility Increases Value and ROI

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - When implementing technology- and operational-based improvements, business leaders rely on their supply chain partners to provide clear, incremental value in those implementations.

November 14, 2021 07:37 AM

DHL Supply Chain Deploys Its First Autonomous Forklifts in North America

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - The deployment is the latest investment in DHL Supply Chain's commitment to accelerating the digitalization of the end-to-end supply chain and is a major step in scaling the use of indoor robotic transport to support the warehouse workforce.

November 14, 2021 07:36 AM

What the Infrastructure Bill Means for the IoT

Aspencore -- EETimes - The newly established $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill is one of the most consequential pieces of legislation that has passed the House in years. The landmark bill will shape spending on broadband, energy, transportation, water,...

November 14, 2021 06:08 AM

Are supply chain disruptions here to stay?

Life -- Phys.org - It's common knowledge that holiday shopping is going to be challenging this year due to the broken supply chain. Many favorite items-like game consoles, toys, clothing and shoes-will be in short supply. And if you're lucky enough to find the...

November 14, 2021 05:49 AM

November 12, 2021

The Roaring 2020s in Supply Chain Management

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - Three trends that will challenge supply chains in the coming decade.

November 12, 2021 08:09 PM

Berkshire Grey Secures $36 Million in New Orders

Globe Newswire -- Berkshire Grey Inc. (Nasdaq: BGRY), the leader in AI-enabled robotic solutions that automate supply chain processes, today announced that it recently secured new orders of $36 million representing $25 million in repeat orders from a blue-chip anchor customer...

November 12, 2021 12:50 AM

November 10, 2021

Trucking industry suing over Biden's vaccine mandates, warning one-third of drivers may quit

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - The trucking industry is suing over President Joe Biden's vaccine policy that requires private sector employers with over 100 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The American Trucking Associations (ATA), along with the...

November 10, 2021 09:37 PM

Everstream Analytics Recognized as 2021 Leader in Procurement Risk Analytics Technology

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Everstream Analytics monitors every potential supply chain disruption and assesses potential impacts and risks for its clients

November 10, 2021 07:23 PM

November 08, 2021

Production of iPhone 13 series accelerates as IC shortage eases

Media -- DIGITIMES - The shortage of IC components emerging in early October for iPhone 13 series is gradually easing as suppliers increase production, with assemblers on track to step up manufacturing through next February to meet terminal demand, according to...

November 08, 2021 08:28 PM

Server component shortage to last till mid-2022

Media -- DIGITIMES - Shortage of components for server production will persist through mid-2022 amid strong market demand for servers, and it remains to be seen whether the sector can reach a supply/demand balance in the second half of next year, according to...

November 08, 2021 07:09 PM

Global supply chain in dissolution: Some others to come

Media -- DIGITIMES - North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (NATEA) invited Hon Hai (Foxconn) chairman Young Liu as the guest speaker for the opening of its 30th anniversary of founding. Liu pointed out that semiconductors have become a part...

November 08, 2021 07:04 PM

Use a digital twin to navigate transformation

SupplyChain -- Software AG - Digitally transforming your organization can be fraught with complexities and roadblocks, so you need a kind of "navigator" to help with the journey.

November 08, 2021 06:33 PM

Coworking Spaces Offer a Post-Pandemic Office Alternative

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - The number of spaces available for coworking - a concept mostly unheard of just 10 years ago - has grown dramatically around the world in recent years. While only about 160 coworking spaces existed worldwide in 2008, there...

November 08, 2021 01:36 AM

White House continues to take an active role in shaping supply chain recovery efforts

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - White House is continuing to take steps to get involved in helping to remedy the myriad domestic supply chain issues over the last several months.

In late October, President Joe Biden held a "Summit on Global Supply Chain Resilience"...

November 08, 2021 01:34 AM

When it Comes to Ocean Shipping, We Have to See Beyond Today's Squalls and Plan for the Long Term

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - I can only imagine what it must be like to be at sea during a major storm. When you can barely see beyond the bow of the ship, when extreme wind and waves threaten to throw you off course - or worse, sink you - it's understandable...

November 08, 2021 01:32 AM

Supply Chain Disruption: Is the Worst Over?

U.S. News -- As companies, investors and policymakers fret over port logjams, freight costs and chip shortages, some indicators...

November 08, 2021 12:38 AM

November 07, 2021

Amazon to Launch First Two Internet Satellites in 2022

Tech -- NY Times Technology - Competing with SpaceX, OneWeb and others, the e-commerce titan will rely on small rockets to get prototypes of its satellite constellation into space.

November 07, 2021 03:42 AM

November 04, 2021

Pandemic Tech: For Now, or Forever?

Aspencore -- EETimes - I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard the phrase "The pandemic pulled forward by two years" - or four years, name your years - some future way of life.  Like the pandemic brought a pre-determined future to us where retail stores...

November 04, 2021 03:38 AM

E2open's Ocean Shipping Index Reveals 70-Day Average to Ship Freight Globally

Business Wire -- E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO), a leading network-based provider of a mission-critical, cloud-based, end-to-end supply chain management platform, today released a new quarterly report that tracks ocean shipment delivery times from booking freight...

November 04, 2021 03:31 AM

November 03, 2021

Shortages & Prices Slow U.S. Manufacturing Activity

Aspencore -- EPS News - U.S. manufacturing activity slowed in October as record-long materials lead times, shipping bottlenecks and component shortages took their toll on factories. The Institute for Supply Management's PMI dipped 0.3 percent to 60.8. last month although...

November 03, 2021 05:16 AM

Gartner announces Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy

Enterprise -- IT Reseller - With limited budgets at their disposal, and CEOs demanding to focus on cost optimisation while also improving resilience, chief supply chain officer(CSCO) investments must be split in-between capabilities of different maturity, according...

November 03, 2021 04:19 AM

In global supply chain with no quick fix, companies are paying to ship air

Media -- CNBC - Business - How inefficient is logistics and shipping? Amid empty shelves, companies are literally paying to ship air, and needlessly contributing to climate change.

November 03, 2021 12:14 AM

November 02, 2021

IPC welcomes further research and development on lead-free electronics

Media -- eBOM - The IPC has welcomed language in the Senate Defense Appropriations Bill supporting R&D on lead-free electronics.

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee this week released their fiscal year 2022 defense appropriations bill, which for the first...

November 02, 2021 05:58 PM

Report: Home Depot, FedEx Adding Large Warehouses Near Minneapolis

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - Two new facilities in Rosemount, MN will reportedly span about 1 million-square-feet combined.

November 02, 2021 04:51 PM

November 01, 2021

Recycling isn't enough. Here's what experts say will solve the e-waste crisis

Tech -- Digital Trends - The world has a massive e-waste problem. Recycling helps, but it's only one solution in a network of problems affecting how electronics impact the environment.

November 01, 2021 03:15 AM

October 31, 2021

The New Rules of Competition for Today's Distributor

Enterprise -- SAP - It is common knowledge that every business experienced some form of unpredictable disruption over the last two years. Acting as the first responders in the logistics supply chain, this disruption threatened many wholesale distributors' ability to...

October 31, 2021 11:21 PM

EU consults on US Trade and Technology Council

Media -- eeNews Europe - Futurium allows companies to be heard at the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) on supply chains and subsidiesThe European Commission has launched an online consultation platform for companies to give their views on the EU-US...

October 31, 2021 10:08 PM

Supplier e-commerce sites failing B2B buyers

Enterprise -- IT Reseller - B2B suppliers are failing buyers, new research has found, with 52% of e-commerce sites not fully meeting expectations.

October 31, 2021 08:52 PM

Toyota to Build $1.29B US Battery Plant

Media -- ELE Times - Toyota plans to build a new $1.29 billion factory in the U.S. to manufacture batteries for gas-electric hybrid and fully electric vehicles.

The move comes amid a flurry of global announcements about shoring up the production of batteries for...

October 31, 2021 05:33 AM

October 30, 2021

Contracts for Oct. 29, 2021

SupplyChain -- U.S. Dept. of Defense Contracts - Today's Defense Department contracts valued at $7.5 million or more are now live on Defense.gov.

October 30, 2021 04:30 AM

Robotic Goods Transportation Will Transform the 21st Century

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - When the container ship Ever Given infamously got stuck across the Suez Canal for a week in March, the ripple effects on supply and demand in multiple sectors were a stark reminder of what the tight interdependency of the worldwide logistics...

October 30, 2021 01:59 AM

Remote Work Is Here To Stay

Aspencore -- EETimes - Industry sectors around the world have adjusted to pandemic-driven employment. For many in deep-tech industries, this has meant working from home: 18 months on, many are still working remotely.

With the widespread availability of Covid-19 vaccines...

October 30, 2021 01:58 AM