Category Archives: Supply Chain Fraud

HP’s Malware-Laden Switches Illustrate Supply Chain Risks

Hewlett-Packard is trying to figure out what happened as the technology giant warned customers that some of the HP ProCurve switches shipped last year contained malware-laden flash cards. While the malware couldn’t do anything to the 10 Gbps-capable line of … Continue reading

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Checkpoint Launches First RFID-Based EAS Solution for Apparel Retailers

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry, today announced here at NRF Loss Prevention Conference & Expo its RFID Overhead EAS Solution, delivering benefits both for … Continue reading

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Toyota expects to halt production at some North American factories

Toyota said it expects to halt production at some of its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan following the devastating earthquake. The automaker said it was unclear which facilities would be affected or how long the … Continue reading

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Avoiding Procurement Malpractice – #3 Process Rules

So far in this series on Avoiding Procurement Malpractice, we’ve examined spend visibility and analysis as critical elements of best-in-class procurement practices. In this final installment, we look at the role of process. The complexity of today’s trading partner relationships … Continue reading

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SCM top 10 of 2010 – Bangkok Post

From Bangkok Post: “Year-end roundups are all the rage this week, so we thought it apt to do the same for supply chain management. SCM has received more mainstream attention this year than ever before. Not that it has been … Continue reading

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Combating Counterfeiters in the Global Supply Chain

From Industry Week: “Product counterfeiting is a multi-billion-dollar underground economy that poses a serious threat to the legitimate global economy, including commerce and the public’s safety. Many North American manufacturers have exported the production and assembly of their products to … Continue reading

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New Book Takes Aim at Supply Chain Risk

From scmr.com: “As their operations grow more global and complex, companies are becoming increasingly worried about disruptions to their supply chains. The big challenge they encounter, says Gary S. Lynch of Marsh Inc., is identifying the potential risks and then … Continue reading

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Risk and Uncertainty in Supply Chain Management

From husdal.com: ” I’ve searched and scoured numerous academic journals in order to find literature I can use for this blog. Sometimes my readers help me and suggest articles I am not yet aware of, and sometimes I stumble upon … Continue reading

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Electronic Components Buyer Tip #2: Speed of Supplier Selection

In a perfect world, component buyers would never have a shortage, forecasts would be accurate and authorized channels would always have stock. Sadly, we live in the real world where markets are volatile and manufacturers face recurring shortages. Longer supply … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Risk management in Turbulent Times

From scmr.com: “One of the most important jobs facing global companies today is how to manage risk in their supply chains. And the persons that are tasked to address this challenge are the company’s supply chain professionals.This timely webcast will … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk in this Economy

From RoshanThomas: ” Nortel Networks Corp, once a telecommunications equipment giant, after years of being under tremendous pressures and trying numerous reorganization and cost-cutting actions to improve its competitive position, filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors on Jan 14th 2009. … Continue reading

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The Hidden Risk in Your Supply Chain

From msnbc.com: “Bristlecone, one of the industry’s most trusted supply chain business advisors and solution providers, today announced the publication of a study, “The Hidden Risk in Your Supply Chain,” carried out in conjunction with Supply & Demand Chain Executive … Continue reading

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Investing in Supply Chain Security – Reaping Collateral Benefits

From husdal.com: “With the memory of attacks by Somali pirates still fresh in mind, supply chain security has come to the attention of supply chain managers. Already in 2005, the IBM Center for the Business of Government published “Investing in … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Fraud on the Increase

From Engineering News: ” International fraud detection specialist Kroll says in its 2008 report that at every step along the supply chain, opportunities for fraud exist, ranging from simple theft through to large- scale misrepresentation of inventory assets. It notes … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Network Top Ten Search Terms – Q4 2008

In July 2008, a customized Google Search function was established for the Supply Chain Network site and now after six months, we’re pleased to highlight the Top Ten Supply Chain Network Search Terms! Click on each of the terms listed … Continue reading

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Taliban Torches Over 160 NATO Vehicles In Pakistan

From RTTnews: “As many as 171 vehicles of the U.S.-led NATO forces, including 62 armored personnel carriers (APCs) were allegedly torched by armed attackers suspected to be Taliban militants in the vicinity of Pishtakara in Peshawar, Pakistan, early Sunday morning.

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Understanding and Attacking Supply Chain Fraud

We’re pleased to present Supply Chain Network readers with an interesting and insightful series of articles on Supply Chain Fraud contributed by Norman Katz of Katzscan Inc. Regardless of where you operate in North America, Europe or Asia, the regulatory … Continue reading

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Best Buy Canada Introduces Streamlined Screening

From Canadian Security: “Like many warehousing and distribution service operations, having hundreds of employees and dozens of visitors passing through your facilities each day means that security measures to ensure the safety of employees and the sanctity of the inventory … Continue reading

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