Category Archives: Supply Chain Risk

Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Guest post from Ned Blinick of 3rdwave The integrated global supply chain exists when activities between all supply chain partners are seamlessly coordinated to achieve the optimal results for all its participants. These partners are executives, managers, co-workers, suppliers, customers, … Continue reading

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E-Commerce Success in Canada Depends on Power of Two

Customer demands for more rapid and cost effective e-commerce delivery seem to be increasing on a daily basis. In fact not a week goes by now without my speaking with retailers and etailers that since the dawn of e-commerce have … Continue reading

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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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Microsoft Logistics Fleeing Germany Because of Patent Fears

From EBN: “Here’s something you don’t see every day: A Fortune 100 company and big-name technology business is shifting its distribution operations because of a lawsuit. According to various news sources, including the Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Microsoft Corp. … Continue reading

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Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions for supply chains and asset tracking, today announced the Intelleflex CMR-6100, the first fully integrated cellular-enabled, GPS-equipped multi-protocol RFID reader with support for the ISO Class 3 battery assisted passive and … Continue reading

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Obama Orders Strategy for Protecting Nation’s Supply Chain

President Barack Obama is directing the Departments of State and Homeland Security to come up with a plan to protect the $14.6 trillion U.S. economy from interruptions in the supply chain. The White House released a National Strategy for Global … Continue reading

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RILA Urges Congressional Action to Avert National Railroad Shutdown

RILA Urges Congressional Action to Avert National Railroad Shutdown: Work stoppage could disrupt retail supply chains well into 2012. The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is calling on Congress to step in to avert a work stoppage that would disrupt … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Lessons From Japan

From Forbes: “Boeing (BA) faces new delays in the delivery of the Dreamliner. GM (GM) slows or shutdown production in U.S. factories due to a shortage of parts. Toyota (TM) expected to lose $73 million for every day its factories … 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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Sony says supply-chain woes to affect Five more plants

Sony said on Tuesday shortages of parts and materials would force it to reduce or suspend production at five additional plants in Japan following the catastrophic earthquake this month. The plants, mostly in central and southern Japan, make products from … Continue reading

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Apple secretive about ‘polluting and poisoning’ supply chain, says report

From The Guardian: “Apple is more secretive about its supply chain in China than almost all of its rivals, according to a new report by anti-pollution activists who accuse the company’s products of degrading the environment and poisoning workers. Despite … 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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IDGA Announces Military Logistics Summit 2010

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announces its eighth annual Military Logistics Summit scheduled for September 13-16, 2010 in Vienna, VA. IDGA’s Military Logistics Summit 2010 will present updated DoD mission priorities and cutting edge information to support … Continue reading

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China On Strike: The Rising Cost of Offshore Labor

Last week’s strike at the Omron auto parts plant in Guangzhou was the latest in a series of labor disputes to rock China’s industrial sector over the past two months. It’s an amazing change we’re seeing, as the western world’s … Continue reading

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Four Soft responds in real time to Volcanic disruption

As an immediate response to the impact of the Icelandic volcano on the supply chains of our customers, Four Soft global freight management systems communicated and immediately enabled rapid re-routing and re-prioritization of freight. We continue to effectively assist our … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Intelligence: Adopt Role-Based Operational Business Intelligence and Improve Visibility

Leveraging the data from 209 recently surveyed companies, this report investigates the impact of supply chain intelligence on performance and the use of business intelligence (BI) tools by the top-performing study participants. Specific focus is put on the enablement of … Continue reading

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Four Soft Participating in Leading Retail & Consumer Products Event RILA Logistics 2010

Four Soft Limited, (NSE: “FOURSOFT”, BSE 532521), a global leader offering software solutions for Logistics and transportation, is participating in the Logistics 2010 event organized by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) in Orlando, Florida, between the 21st and 23rd … Continue reading

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FFIFA ~ Alliance for global standards & best practices

Four Soft Limited, India (NSE: “FOURSOFT”, BSE 532521), a global leader offering software solutions for transportation and logistics, today announced that it is bringing top players of the logistics industry on a single platform to form a strategic initiative – … Continue reading

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