digital, supply chain, Covid-19, transformation

How Covid-19 Could Accelerate the Digital Supply Chain

Supply chain services are getting more creative as the Covid-19 pandemic stresses global commerce and businesses prioritize the safety of their workforce. Online tools and services are becoming more popular with vendors offering free assistance and emphasizing their utility in times of crisis. Tradeshift, an open-source transaction platform, notes buyers, suppliers and their partners all…

Covid-19, components, shipments

Component Makers Don’t Expect a Q2 Recovery From Covid-19

Electronic component manufacturers (OCMs) and their OEM/EMS customers say they don’t have much visibility into their partners’ supply chains. During the coronavirus outbreak, that visibility may determine how quickly the electronics industry bounces back from a prolonged China shutdown. A survey the ECIA conducted on Feb. 7 found a majority of OCMs didn’t know how…

Outsourcing Semiconductor Operations? 4 Questions to Ask Your 3PL

The semiconductor is a vital component of our technology-driven world. It is used in a multitude of products throughout industries, from advanced electronics and communication devices such as smart phones and computers to increasing complex wearables, automobiles and throughout the home. The success and profitability of this multi-billion-dollar industry is heavily dependent upon a dynamic,…

Gartner: 85% of Logistics Leaders to Boost Outsourcing Budget

Eighty-five percent of logistics leaders expect that their outsourcing budget will increase by more than 5 percent in 2020, according to Gartner, Inc. Already for 2019, 85 percent reported a similar budget increase. “Outsourcing one or more logistics service types has become largely mainstream,” said Courtney Rogerson, senior principal analyst with the Gartner Supply Chain…