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.
Analysts Predict CES 2016 Trends Jessica Lipsky 12/11/2015 Post a comment The 2016 International CES will show evolutionary progress in a range of products from cars and drones to smart homes and wearables with a heightened focus on the impact of connectivity, said analysts.
Ready for the Holidays? Tips for Supply Chain Success Donna Fritz 12/1/2015 (1) comment Preparing supply chain operations for the holiday can seem daunting, but the sooner companies implement some proven best practices, the more strategic value they can add the organization -- and avoid a potentially costly meltdown during the most wonderful time of the year.
E-waste Eludes EU’s Enforcement Efforts Junko Yoshida 9/2/2015 Post a comment Europeans recycled only 35% of electronic waste properly in 2012. The rest was either illegally dumped or traded, according to a two-year study put together by the United Nations University and INTERPOL. What has gone wrong?
CES Asia: ‘Zero Distance’ to Supply Chains Junko Yoshida 5/27/2015 Post a comment Conspicuously missing from CES Asia are big name consumer electronics brands -- even local companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The show, however, signals the region’s close proximity among product design, manufacturing and supply chains.
VR is New Reality at GDC Rick Merritt 3/5/2015 (1) comment Oculus, Sony, Google and an open source project showed virtual reality offerings at the Game Developer Conference where analyst Jon Peddie sized up the traditional games hardware market.
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