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Are You Ready for Digital Procurement?

The answer is not yet, according to a new survey released by JAGGAER in cooperation with the Austrian Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BMÖ). Although the survey finds a majority of companies wary of using the newest technologies, including blockchain, robotic process automation (RPA), and digital assistants/chatbots in their procurement organizations, they…

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Business Continuity Strengthens the Supply Chain

Supply chain resilience is increasingly seen as a critical component of an organization’s ability to deal with supply chain disruptions. With growing support from top management more organizations believe business continuity is key to increasing the resilience of their supply chains. A survey, conducted by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and supported by Zurich Insurance Group,…

AIS Offers Design & Supply Chain Services

Irvine, Calif. – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), a subsidiary of Ennoconn Corporation (6416.TW) and group member of Foxconn IPC Business is a global provider of Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), touchscreen interfaces, rugged touch panels and Industrial PC’s, (IPC), AIS announced it offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production, quality control services and supply chain…

America II Seizes Global Expansion Opportunities

America II Electronics Inc. will this year mark its 27th anniversary in the same quiet way it has celebrated previous milestones. Behind the scene, though, the mid-tier electronics components distributor is making giant stride in a strategic transformation that has positioned it as a major beneficiary of the market’s decades-long consolidation. Once one of a…

AFFLINK Launches Free Supply Chain Consulting Software

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – AFFLINK, a global leader in supply chain management, has launched ELEVATE™ — a free consulting software application that helps clients manage their supply chain. “In less than 20 minutes, a client can analyze their business priorities, uncover thousands of dollars in operational efficiencies and identify solutions that align with their corporate goals and…

Forecasting Is the Biggest Problem for the Supply Chain

Forecasting, also known as demand variability, tops the list of biggest challenges for the supply chain this year, according to a new report from eyefortransport (eft). Other top business challenges include inventory management/optimization, and cost containment and reduction. The 2015 Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) Report also finds the supply chain’s forecasting challenge is its…

Is Your Supply Chain Organization in a Talent Crisis?

Supply chain executives at U.S.-based global companies believe their organizations lack the needed skills to evolve their supply chains using new technologies and operating models in contrast to top leadership who overwhelming believe their supply chain organizations have the skills required, according to a new Deloitte study. This big disconnect between supply chain executives and…

ISM Releases New Standards for Supply Chain Excellence

Phoenix, Ariz. – The supply chain management function is rapidly moving to the spotlight as a key driver of profitability and performance for successful enterprises. In today’s hypercompetitive business environment, having visionary leaders and great products isn’t enough to ensure success.  As a result, Thomas W. Derry, Chief Executive Officer of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) emphasizes the need…