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How the Chips Crisis Affects the Automotive Industry

The severe shortages of semiconductor chips will have a major influence on global vehicle manufacturing in 2021 and the following year, causing the automotive industry to suffer massive losses. According to a Bloomberg report, there is a severe scarcity of display driver chips, which is causing problems for a myriad of industries, including the automotive

Opportunities for Supply Chain Industry in Southeast Asia

The ongoing global pandemic has hastened the digital transformation of small and medium-sized business as well as large enterprises. However, a survey by AIBP and Oracle noted that almost half of manufacturing and supply chain professionals in Southeast Asia seem to be lagging behind in keeping up with the latest technology. At the same time,

Challenges for Tech Industry in Supply Chain Management

Disruption in the manufacturing process due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 has also taken a toll on the tech industry. Global lockdown has accelerated consumer’s shift to e-commerce, thus leading to rising demand for omnichannel solutions. Responding to this trend, a mature supply network is crucial to overcome the complexity of manufacturing high-tech products.

What Does Demand-Driven Supply Chain 2.0 Look Like? 

The demand-driven supply chain is not a new concept. Gartner, who first coined the phrase, found that fewer than 10 percent of companies consider their own supply chains to be fully integrated with other parts of the business. In many organisations, the supply chain is still largely isolated and not closely integrated with customer-facing parts

Advancing On-Demand Healthcare Delivery 

Manufacturers are building up direct delivery models in response to increasing online and home care channels. The online pharmaceutical markets will grow to $128 billion by 2023. Services will be pushed from hospital or clinics, to a home care environment to increase customer convenience and reduce cost of care. Mobile healthcare professionals provide treatment at

No Supply Chain Can be 100% Secure: Here is What TO DO 

Today’s new security systems allow threatening materials, weapons, drugs and currency to be detected and identified automatically, even in concealed shipments. Even so, enhancing security levels should still become a major priority for governments and companies due to reliance on technology that is continuously growing. For instance, in some parcel bomb incident discoveries, the US

Digital Platforms in Freight Networks Supply Chain 

Digital freight networks (DFN) are a new class of freight service providers that combine technology, data, and a dense network of carriers and shippers to reduce the inefficiencies in the freight industry. Unlike traditional brokers and asset-based carriers that focus primarily on transporting freight, DFNs move freight more efficiently while also providing insights that help

Preparing Supply Chain for AI, Blockchain & Machine Learning: 5 Questions to Ask

Data is the new oil – it becomes more essential than ever. Technological leaps like blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning run on data. They’re already beginning to transform supply chain operations across many sectors. So, is your supply chain organization prepared to adopt these emerging technologies and generate operational improvements to deliver the anticipated

2 Types of Inventory Control Systems 

Inventory control systems are technology solutions that integrate all aspects of an organization’s inventory tasks, including shipping, purchasing, receiving, warehouse storage, turnover, tracking, and reordering. While there are some debates regarding the differences between inventory management and inventory control, the truth is that a good inventory control system does it all by taking a holistic

Supply Chain Can Never be 100% Secure: Here is Why

According to the PwC report on Transportation & Logistics 2030, no supply chain will ever be 100 percent secure. While technology can help increase security, apparently it is not enough. No wonder, enhancing security levels is a major priority for governments and companies and the reliance on technology is continuously growing.  The global security market