Resilinc: Hurricane Harvey’s Supply Chain Impact May Be Worse than Expected

The impact of Hurricane Harvey on the global supply chain will be worse than expected due to the dependence on chemicals and intermediate products across a range of industries, according to supply chain experts at Resilinc, a provider of supply chain risk and resiliency solutions. Other contributing factors are an interconnected global supply chain and…

Procurement’s Biggest Problem: Risky Supply Chains

The biggest external challenge for businesses is supply chain risk, according to a new procurement study conducted by Xchanging plc, a business technology and services provider. The study of 830 procurement professionals across the UK, Europe and North America reveals that 77 percent of respondents believe supply chain risk is the biggest challenge to their…

icix Expands Audit Manager Suite

San Francisco, Calif. – News about another E. coli outbreak, labor abuses and unsafe factory conditions permeate today’s headlines. Consumers and the companies who make and sell products have cause for concern; in a vastly expanded global supply chain, it is increasingly difficult to monitor product safety, compliance and corporate social responsibility programs. To address this…

How Does Cisco Manage Supply Chain Risk?

Cisco, the high-tech electronics manufacturer, has long been regarded by the business community as having one of the best supply chains in the industry. Cisco regards supply chain resilience as a core business challenge across the enterprise, not just a logistics problem. In its efforts to improve its resilience, the company  has gone from a…

Arena, SiliconExpert Reduce Supply Chain Risk

Foster City, Calif. — Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, today announced that it has integrated Arena PLM with SiliconExpert Technologies’ extensive electronic components information database.  As a result, Arena PLM customers can now perform proactive health and risk assessments on all components within the BOM (Bill of Materials) and leverage their subscription to…

Engineering Supply Chain Resilience

This is the first of two excerpts from a newly published book titled “Supply Chain Risk: Understanding Emerging Threats to Global Supply Chains,” authored by John Manners-Bell. In “Supply Chain Risk,” Manners-Bell assesses the various sources of external threat to the supply chain, including environmental, geopolitical, economic and technological, and describes how to deal with them strategically. “It’s…

Cost Reduction is a Top Priority in the Supply Chain

There is no surprise that cost reductions top the high-tech supply chain executives ranking of the three biggest issues or projects for 2014, according to the Annual North American Hi-Tech & Electronics Report from eyefortransport. The survey of supply chain executives also reveals that the most effective strategies for reducing costs include improving internal efficiencies,…