Local Knowledge Extends Quality in Global Supply Chains

Diversification and expansion in the electronics market poses many challenges: there is a rapid emergence of new markets, an extension of supply chains, increased logistics and reverse logistics demands, not to mention rapidly growing, intense competition from new, locally-based OEMs. These market challenges are repeated across regions; they are similar regardless of point of origin…

Be Smart When it Comes to Choosing Social Networks

When it comes to social media and the supply chain, popularity isn’t everything. With more than 1.3 billion users, Facebook is the most popular social network. Your B2B business should not use Facebook just because of its popularity.  Rather, your business should use Facebook (or not) because it fits into your marketing and business strategies.…

CLX Logistics Partners with Kewill

Philadelphia, Pa. – CLX Logistics LLC, announces its technology partnership with Kewill, a global leader in multimodal transportation management software, as Kewill acquires the IBM® Sterling TMS and its associated development and support teams.  Rebranded as Kewill Transport, the top-rated SaaS TMS will be incorporated within Kewill’s Kewill MOVE®  transportation and trade management platform. World-class transportation…

M2M Redefines the Supply Chain and Transportation

Operational visibility – knowing where a shipment is and monitoring the environmental conditions in near real-time of cargo in-transit – is becoming an important tool for the supply chain and the transportation industries, according to a new survey of shippers and logistics providers conducted by eyefortransport (eft) in conjunction with AT&T. One way to gather…

Omnitracs to Acquire XRS

San Diego, Calif. — Omnitracs, LLC, a leading provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced that it has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation (NASDAQ: XRSC), a leader in mobile fleet optimization software. Subject to the terms and conditions of the definitive agreement, Omnitracs will pay $5.60 per share of XRS, which equates…

UPS Wins 3PL Award

UPS® (NYSE: UPS), an industry leader in supply chain management and the world’s largest package delivery company, was recently recognized for third-party logistics (3PL) excellence. The awards were presented during eyefortransport’s (eft) 12th Annual North American 3PL Awards Summit in Chicago.  UPS received top honors in several key categories, including: Best 3PL forAutomotive Supply Chains,…

OEMs: Plan Ahead For After-Market Needs

The term “spare parts” may conjure up visions of junkyards, but in the high-tech industry they represent an opportunity worth billions of dollars for companies willing to manage after-market logistics. The storage and maintenance of spare parts is often a drain on company resources. Holding and maintaining inventory costs money that could be better invested…