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Connected Devices: Designed for Circularity & Growing Acceptance of Refurbished Devices
Xavier Hubert  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
While having optimal recycling schemes for unwanted devices is one solution to this increasing waste mountain, prolonging the life cycle of these devices by encouraging sales of second-hand devices is another alternative and a growing trend.
Exploring the Consumer-Driven Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/6/2017   Post a comment
Instead of a product first approach, retailers need to put the consumer first.
Supply Chain Management Goes Wearable
B. Cameron Gain  
1/4/2017   (1) comment
Connected eyewear and other wearables are proving essential in helping to make supply chains and warehousing
Tapping into the Power of IoT for Real Time Location Data
Ariella Brown  
12/28/2016   Post a comment
When it comes to improving logistics, IoT is already making a measurable difference. That’s why the companies in the logistics arena are turning to software that capitalizes on the real-time capabilities of IoT.
The Driverless Supply Chain: Looking 5 Years into Logistics Future
Charles Edwards  
12/22/2016   Post a comment
Though it is inevitable, we cannot be certain when and at what rate logistics will be automated.
5 Strategies for Thriving in the Post-Lean Six Sigma Era
Charlie Chung  
12/20/2016   Post a comment
UPS suggests five ways to thrive in smart manufacturing.
Customer Demand for Faster Service Reshapes Last-Mile Delivery
Logical Link  
12/12/2016   Post a comment
Today's business-to-consumer dynamics are in a sweet spot of change--and may have a big impact on business-to-consumer trends of the near future.
Hanjin Collapse Points to State of Shipping Industry
Frank Cavallaro  
11/29/2016   (1) comment
The downfall of Hanjin was hardly surprising and is forcing some much needed restructuring of the global shipping industry.
Get More Out of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
While conversations about digital supply chains are pervasive, many executives and supply chain teams are not sure how to scale their initiatives beyond piecemeal tools. The decisions made now have the potential to impact the future of business.
10 Ways to Woo Supply Chain Talent
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
Let people know that supply chain and logistics offer some great opportunities for a fulfilling career. It's time to close the talent gap.
BlackBerry’s Indonesian Partnerships Demand Local Components
Ariella Brown  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
As regulatory compliance becomes more stringent, Blackberry is partnering more closely with component makers in Indonesia. It may be an idea whose time has come.
Logistics Carriers Should Envision an Image Enabled Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
Innovative companies count on logistics carriers to get stuff done. To keep up, carriers need to start thinking innovatively about how to give customers stellar service.
Coming Soon: Chief Delivery Drone Officer
Judith M. Myerson  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
Chief Delivery Drone Officers are not yet commonplace on the corporate c-level roster. However, it's on the horizon for good reasons.
SOLAS Update: Full Enforcement Begins
Eric Geerts  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
Enforcement of a SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement amendment has begun. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has implemented the rule, which requires that containers and their contents are weighed prior tobeing loaded on a vessel.
Container Shipping, Procurement Go Blockchain
B. Cameron Gain  
11/9/2016   Post a comment
Blochchain technology promises to remove much of the bureaucratic waste and costs associated with the communication of supply chain- and ledger-related information for those doing business with the container shipping industry.
Connecting The Enterprise Through Serialization
Steve Wood  
11/3/2016   (2) comments
Serialization of products offer an opportunity to connect all enterprise units when manufacturers, suppliers, and other participating supply chain stakeholders thoroughly analyze the life of a product.
6 Tips for Shipping Electronic Products after Manufacturing
Kevin Hill  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Here are five tips for shipping electronic products that are not only efficient but also please the customers immensely.
Bosch & SAP Partner to Advance IoT & Industrie 4.0
Ariella Brown  
11/1/2016   Post a comment
A partnership between Bosch and SAP potentially will give supply chains more access to real time data for better planning and smoother logistics.
The Advent of Human Free Logistics
Richard G. Weissman  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The use of autonomous vehicles in logistics is being driven by economics, efficiency, and safety.
Automated Supply Chain: The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Susan Fourtané  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring fully-automated supply chains creating opportunities for businesses as well as bringing safety to the production line, efficiency, and more environmentally friendly work environments.
Fast Charging Comes to Maturity to Support Supply Chain Tasks
Puga Sankara  
10/28/2016   Post a comment
Fast charging is going to change a lot of things in the enterprise, especially factories and the supply chain.
Heavyweight Logistic Providers Match Startups’ Tech Spend
B. Cameron Gain  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
Logistics providers are spending on tech, but is it enough to disrupt the industry?
5 Hot Topics in Home Delivery this Season
Chris Jones  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
This slideshow unwraps the biggest topics in home delivery for retailers this season.
Most Common Mobile Security & Network Requirements Logistics Encounters
Nanci Churchill  
10/11/2016   Post a comment
When it comes to mobile security and network requirements, logistics experts have a lot of elements to consider.
The Startup Phenomenon: How 3PLs Can Use it to Increase Value & Capture Market
Puga Sankara  
10/7/2016   (67) comments
True innovation is rarely comes without persistence, need, and creativity.
Embrace Same Day Shipping Technology Strategies
Larry Lewis  
10/5/2016   Post a comment
While same day shipping is great for maintaining positive customer experience, it can strain resources for the shipper and the supply chain manager.
Software-Centric World Takes Over Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/30/2016   (11) comments
Finally, the move to software has taken over the enterprise. The supply chain is becoming more automated, and that's going to change the way we all do business.
Small Biz Trusts Global Trade to Boost U.S. Economy
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/30/2016   Post a comment
Most small business owners believe that increasing global trade has the potential to improve the United States economy, a FedEx survey finds.
Exposing the Biggest Hidden Supply Chain Cost of a New Facility
Kevin Zweier  
9/26/2016   Post a comment
When building a new manufacturing, one extremely important cost is often calculated using incomplete or inaccurate data: transportation.
Autonomous Vehicles Take to the Roads
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/16/2016   (27) comments
In the not too distant future, autonomous driving technology will likely be part of every electronic OEMs logistics planning.
Big Name Electronics OEMs Move from China to Mexico
Scott Stanley  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
In recent years, many North American companies have moved their manufacturing to Mexico’s maquilas, or factories.
Find the Thermal Exhaust Ports in Your Supply Chain
Matt Holzapfel  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
On the Death Star in Star Wars, a thermal exhaust port proved to be a fatal flaw. In the electronics supply chain, it's critical to spot these types of flaws early enough to address them.
Materials Emerge to Support Industrial 3D Printing
Pablo Valerio  
9/7/2016   Post a comment
When 3D printers are able to use a wide range of different materials, endless possibilities will emerge.
3 Ways Your Company Can Leverage Freight Invoice Audit Data
Garry Oswald  
8/31/2016   (12) comments
Besides saving companies money and time, data from freight invoice auditing provides several ways for businesses to improve logistics operations.
Container Shipping Slashes Capacity, Supply Chain Could Suffer
B. Cameron Gain  
8/24/2016   (1) comment
For at least the past decade, individual shipping lines gone their own way, while giving little thought to how their decisions would affect the entirety of maritime supply chains
3 Essential Technologies to Meet Same Day Shipping Expectations
Larry Lewis  
8/18/2016   Post a comment
Same day shipping is great for delivering a positive customer experience, but it does place quite a strain on resources for the shipper and the supply chain manager
Streamline Your Cut Item Management By Leveraging the Right WMS
Eric Allais  
8/17/2016   Post a comment
A warehouse management system (WMS) can dramatically reduce cut item remnants and provide with other ancillary benefits
This Is Not Your Grandfather’s Airship
Ariella Brown  
8/9/2016   Post a comment
The capacity and ability of France’s Flying Whalesa airships to take on or discharge weighty cargo from a hover position would render it a much more cost-effective way to transport large loads via air than using heavy-lift helicopters.
How General Motors Spun Gold Out of a Supply Chain Disaster
B. Cameron Gain  
8/8/2016   Post a comment
GM did not take the hard lessons learned standing still. Its supply chain management team reviewed what went wrong, and more importantly, how it could better prepare for unforeseen disasters around the world where the automotive giant has production
More peak seasons increase supply chain pressures
Gary Hilson  
8/4/2016   (5) comments
The last mile remains the final frontier when it comes to squeezing out latency as delivery expectations rise
Physical Internet Logistics Revolution May Not Be PI In The Sky
Eric Carlson  
7/29/2016   Post a comment
A new type of modular container is the catalyst to make the physical Internet possible.
Birst Update Supports Digital Supply Chain
Gary Hilson  
7/28/2016   Post a comment
Business intelligence platform provides centralized governance
Electronics Recycling Systems Not Meeting Expectations
Carole Mars  
7/14/2016   Post a comment
The logistics of moving used devices through to their final disposition constitutes one of the single largest costs related to managing used electronics, as low commodity values for materials recovered do not cover the costs of responsible treatment.
The automated warehouse: Who’s driving anyway?
Frank Cavallaro  
7/12/2016   Post a comment
The evolution of driverless robotic vehicles continues unabated, but what will it take for them to overtake certain warehouse tasks?
Putting IoT into production
Ariella Brown  
7/11/2016   Post a comment
IoT’s boost to productivity at Fujitsu pulls together all the pieces of the production puzzle to improve the whole, which is greater than the sum of its parts.
Is DHL's Parcelcopter The Future of Logistics?
Susan Fourtané  
7/6/2016   (2) comments
DHL completes autonomous parcelcopter 3.0 cross-country flights implemented under challenging conditions and reveals it outperforms a car, opening a new door in the future of the logistics delivery chain.
Committing to Ethical Standards for the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/5/2016   Post a comment
Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to achieve full membership of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) — a nonprofit group of electronics companies working to improve the social, environmental and ethical conditions of their global supply chains.
Human Rights Watch Wants to Abolish Slave Labor in the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
Human Rights Watch says it is pressing governments worldwide to adopt policies to prevent what it says are rampant labor abuses in worldwide supply chains.
Panama Canal’s $5.3 Billion Upgrade Promises Faster & Cheaper Shipping
B. Cameron Gain  
6/20/2016   (1) comment
In the long term, the global electronics supply chain should benefit from the expansion of the Panama Canal.
Avoid Disaster through Supply Chain Risk Management
Judith M. Myerson  
6/9/2016   (1) comment
To better prepare for disruptions, many OEMs have turned to enterprise risk management (ERM) to proactively detect, prevent and mitigate risks in the supply chain with a focus on deep tier suppliers.
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