How to Reduce Defects in the Automotive Supply Chain

The automotive industry and its robust and complicated supply chain is constantly striving to reduce defective parts per million (DPPM). With autonomous vehicles entering mainstream markets over the next decade, the quality requirements for many automotive electronic systems are increasing rapidly, and suppliers have been required to shift from DPPM to DPPB (defective parts per…

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Supply Chain Management Goes Wearable

Google Glass may have been a bust, but connected eyewear and other wearables are proving essential in helping to make supply chains and warehousing operations more productive and safer. Supply chain management applications will contribute to wearables’ skyrocketing growth, as the market is set to surge from 2.3 million units in 2015 to 66.4 million…

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Obama to Urge Protection for Chip Industry

SAN FRANCISCO—Before he leaves office later this month, U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing to recommend that the U.S government toughen its stance against Chinese investment in the semiconductor industry, according to the Wall Street Journal. According to the Wall Street Journal article, published Monday (Jan. 2), the Obama administration is preparing to issue a…

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General Cable Fined $82.3M for Supply Chain Accounting Errors, Bribery Acts

General Cable Corp. has agreed to pay more than $80 million in penalties to the U.S. government in settlement of charges related to inventory and accounting misstatements in Brazil and allegations it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act over a period of 12 years when it made “improper payments” to government officials in several African…

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4 New Year’s Supply Chain Resolutions: Smartphones, Analytics, Ergonomics, Environment

2017 is a new year that offers opportunities to adopt the latest supply chain technologies and strategies. Are you going to embrace these opportunities for improvement and advancement, or just keep following the same old supply chain roadmap? Whenever the calendar year flips over, it’s a good time to think about taking a new approach. This year is no exception. For example, there…

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The Future of Cars Is Here

In the coming year, autonomous vehicles will be driving plenty of conversations. Want proof? The Consumer Telematics Show, scheduled for early January in Las Vegas, asked industry players what they thought the biggest disruptions and innovations for auto tech will be in 2017. Autonomous vehicles came in with a top 18% of responses. Google-Lexus Driverless…

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