2016’s Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling

As the function of labeling continues to grow in importance in today's global supply chain, many companies are searching for labeling processes that work hand and hand with their supply chain strategy.  These companies recognize that labeling has becoming a mission-critical component in their supply chain as they continue to expand globally. Therefore, it's important…

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Japan’s Most Recent Earthquake – Assessing the Impact

Almost five years and a month to the day, a powerful earthquake that registered as a magnitude 6.4 again hit Japan with the epicenter located on the island of Kyushu, one of the four largest in Japan. Aftershocks were equally strong hitting nearly the same magnitude and lasting well into the night. The quake was…

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Resilinc Adds Mobility to Supply Chain Risk Management

Milpitas, Calif. – For most enterprise business applications, the addition of mobile interfaces has extended access and accelerated workflow. For some business applications, mobility is transforming the business process and creating new capability rather than simply extending the application user interface to handheld devices. This is the case with cloud applications for supply chain risk…

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Resilinc Adds Mobility to Supply Chain Risk Management

Milpitas, Calif. – For most enterprise business applications, the addition of mobile interfaces has extended access and accelerated workflow. For some business applications, mobility is transforming the business process and creating new capability rather than simply extending the application user interface to handheld devices. This is the case with cloud applications for supply chain risk…

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Smith & Associates Restructures Asian Management Team

Houston, Tex. – Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the restructuring of the management in three of its key Asian sales offices. In July, the office managers of Smith’s Shanghai, Taiwan, and Shenzhen locations will take on leadership roles in new locations. This reorganization of leadership will offer new…

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Merger Mania and the Future of the Semiconductor Landscape

If there’s an example of positive impacts of consolidation on a market, the past few years in the memory sector could well be that example. I have to admit, as a general rule, I’m leery of waves of M&A that push sectors toward oligopolies. Along this vein, I confess to having been concerned during the…

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Digital Collaboration to Drive Supply Chain Efficiency

More organizations are investing in business-to-business electronic integration (B2Bi) and are reaping the benefits of lower costs and higher efficiency, according to a new study released by the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute, in collaboration with B2B integration provider DiCentral. The study, Transform Your Supply Chain with Collaboration, also finds that 96 percent…

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Sayonara, Japan Semiconductor Inc.

TOKYO — The Japanese semiconductor industry’s downfall – by way of a slow death over the past quarter century — is undeniable and well documented. Theories about why Japan’s semi industry fell apart are many. But the single reality facing Japanese semiconductor firms is this: They no longer matter in the global market. Tracing the…

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