Travel Order Stifles Startup Founder

SAN JOSE, Calif. —  Amin Shokrollahi got some attention for his best paper award at DesignCon, but even more for his inability to pick it up. The founder and chief executive of startup Kandou Bus got caught up in the U.S. travel restrictions. Anticipating visa troubles he has experienced in the past, Shokrollahi decided at the last…

Axis and Canon Announce Change of Global Sales and Marketing Framework for Network Video Portfolio

September 01, 2016 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time CHELMSFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE )–“The network video surveillance market continues to show great potential. As a leader in the industry, Axis is in an excellent position to include the sales of Canon network video products to our broad portfolio of products and solutions in EMEA and North America,”…

Tracing the Rise of the Global EMS Supply Chain

The emergence of the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) sector has been wonderful to watch. The bigger impact, though, has been on the supply chain as these business trends have created what I see as one of the best supply chains in the world. The electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry took globalization and ran with it. …

Ukraine Sinks & Taiwan Soars in FM Global’s 2015 Country Rankings of Supply Chain Risk

Johnston, RI—Ukraine, roiled by conflict with neighboring Russia, poses significant challenges for companies considering expanding their supply chains there. So does Thailand despite the years that have passed since the popular manufacturing destination’s devastating floods. Exactly what risk do these countries present? Their vulnerabilities, as well as those of many other countries, are quantified in…

The Audit Supply Chain Professionals Are Not Doing

Supply chain professionals do lots of supplier audits. They ask about quality standards, IP data protection, manufacturing process certifications, contract review requirements, document control measures, and source of origin of parts and raw materials. But, surprisingly, they may not be asking how suppliers deal with bribes and corruption issues, according to a recent report from…