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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   (9) 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   (10) 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   (3) 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.
Amazon’s Increased Logistics Presence Ups Industry Ante
Jodi Burrows  
6/8/2016   Post a comment
Amazon's recent moves in the logistic industry are sending ripples that affect supply chain and electronics companies alike.
The Big Cost of Fast & Free in Logistics
Frank Cavallaro  
6/7/2016   (1) comment
In the race to get consumers their orders at ever-increasing pace, shippers and retailers try to mitigate the financial impact.
Exploring the Whys of Medical Device Manufacturing in Mexico
Scott Stanley  
5/31/2016   Post a comment
Mexico has become a central hub for manufacturing. With its low cost of labor, skilled workforce, and close proximity to the U.S. as compared to that of China, outsourcing to Mexico just makes sense for U.S. businesses.
Amazon’s Air Freight Business: Implications for Shippers & Carriers
Scott Nelson  
5/26/2016   Post a comment
When Amazon does something, people sit up and take notice. Now, Amazon is taking aim at logistics services. Here's a look at the implications of that.
Pay-Per-Use IoT Brings Monetization Opportunities to Electronics
Mary E. Shacklett  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
IoT devices inevitably contain electronic content, and in many emerging use cases, they present monetization opportunities for electronics companies willing provide services related to IoT-driven data.
Container Carriers ‘Unhinged’ from World’s Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
5/10/2016   (1) comment
Instead of adding capacity, container carriers should be working together to find long-term solutions to the industry-wide capacity glut conundrum.
Battery-Free IoT Computing Platform Draws Energy from Air
Elizabeth Montalbano  
5/6/2016   Post a comment
Electrical engineers from the University of Washington and Delft University of Technology have developed a new type of sensor-based platform that harvests energy from radio waves for electricity.
Technology or Process: Find the Shortest Road to Efficiency & Productivity
Puga Sankara  
5/6/2016   Post a comment
Supply chain managers need to be very careful when evaluating new tools and technology to deploy in their supply chain.
The Importance of Temperature Controlled Shipping for Electronics
Jim Holmes  
4/28/2016   Post a comment
For goods such as electronics, temperature control is vital but something that may not be top of mind.
Trust but Verify: Wisdom on 3PL Relations
Puga Sankara  
4/22/2016   Post a comment
“Doveryai, no proveryai” - Trust but verify – As a 3PL are you able to provide service levels that are not just a trustworthy but also verifiable?
Big Gap Between Manufacturing Numbers & GDP Growth
B. Cameron Gain  
4/20/2016   Post a comment
For supply chain-related segments of the economy, including transportation and manufacturing, all is not rosy despite promising GDP figures.
Delving into the Top 5 Enterprise Labeling Trends
Josh Roffman  
4/18/2016   Post a comment
As labeling has becoming a mission-critical component in the supply chain, especially for those companies that are operating globally, we need to keep an eye on the trends and needs that are driving the optimization and efficacy of labeling.
The State of On-Shoring: The Problem of China
Jim O'Reilly  
4/14/2016   (7) comments
China has had a good run as a low-cost manufacturer with decent product quality, but labor costs have risen drastically over the last decade making the country vulnerable to re-sourcing decisions that take into account the logistics costs and risks associated with long pipelines.
Cell Phone Providers Deal with Used Device Onslaught
Irv Grossman  
3/28/2016   Post a comment
As much as we have forward logistics figured out as an industry, reverse logistics remains a new and largely unexplored territory for cell phone providers.
ACE Compliance Deadline Looming for Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2016   Post a comment
The logistics industry is looking carefully at the ACE initiative and how the newest requirements may change the way business must be done.
Samsung Beating Apple in the Innovation Game
Puga Sankara  
3/25/2016   Post a comment
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is better than iPhone because its battery lasts longer and it charges fast. Why can’t Apple make the iPhone battery bigger and incorporate fast and wireless charging?
Technology & Logistics Unite for the Benefit of Wearables
Brian Akers  
3/24/2016   (2) comments
Wearable technology companies need a strong logistics partner to meet growing demand.
How to Best Manage Your Supply Chain During Extreme Winter Weather
Jim Hoefflin  
3/21/2016   Post a comment
Your supply chain technology can help you make it through winter 2016 and beyond.
West Coast Shutdown Demonstrated Logistics Risks, Opportunities
Jodi Burrows  
3/21/2016   Post a comment
The West Coast Port shutdown highlighted the fragility of the global supply chain, the dependence of logistics companies on the West Coast gateway and the need for technology to improve port efficiency.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Christian Goehring, Avnet
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/16/2016   Post a comment
We sat down with one of Avnet's rising supply chain talents to ask him his thoughts on the electronics industry and the opportunities that a career in the supply chain provides.
Politics & the Supply Chain: A Look at the Election
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/11/2016   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs know that what happens at the voting polls and ultimately in the White House can make all the difference in what happens, good or bad, for the global supply chain.
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