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Innovations in High Tech: What’s Changing in the Chain

By its very nature, the high tech sector is frequently on the cutting edge of logistics and supply-chain trends. Now the industry is gearing up to face a fresh challenge: satisfying the coming surge in demand for products on a global scale.The outlook for high tech looks bright. In the latest UPS... »


Aerogistics: Insights on Emerging Markets and Supply Chain Complexity

The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is experiencing a prolonged surge in growth. Factors include robust demand in new and emerging markets, as well as increased exports of military equipment. Along with these promising new opportunities, however, comes a fresh set of supply-chain challenges. »


What Makes a Superior Supply Chain for the Modern Era?

What Makes a Superior Supply Chain for the Modern Era?

The High-volume DC that supports B2B, Omni-channel activities and direct-to-consumer shipments require flexible and scalable supply chain to function at an optimal level. However, most supply chains are fragmented which compromises their ability to compete and be responsive to customer demands. In... »


Solutions for Reaching New High Tech Markets

High tech companies are aggressively expanding in emerging markets to tap growth opportunities in multiple countries, especially in Asia, that offer a rising consumer class and the promise of increased sales.Companies are well established in some of the more mature “emerging” economies. In UPS’s... »


Florida Food Distributor Uncovers $170K Savings Through Automated Handheld Asset Management

Florida Food Distributor Uncovers $170K Savings Through Automated Handheld Asset Management

Florida food distributor Cheney Brothers recently invested in 100 voice-enabled scanners and headsets. In order to protect their investment and gain more accountability from operators, they set out to find a better way to manage them. By implementing an automated handheld asset management solution,... »


The Latest Trends in High Tech 3D Printing

3D printing is gaining traction in the high tech sector. Nevertheless, most manufacturers have yet to move beyond mere consideration of this innovative alternative to traditional production methods.In UPS’s Fifth Annual Change in the (Supply) Chain Survey, 72% of respondents reported having... »


How 3D Printing Promises to Transform Automotive Supply Chains

Few manufacturing innovations have received as much attention in recent years as 3D printing. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing describes a process whereby a machine lays down successive layers of metal, plastic or other materials to create an object. The concept represents a sharp... »


Blind Spot: How Demand Management and Integrated Business Planning Are Used to Optimize Trade Spend Investment

Blind Spot: How Demand Management and Integrated Business Planning Are Used to Optimize Trade Spend Investment

Does your company struggle with trade spend programs? Do some in your organization question the ROI from trade spend? Do trade spend programs wreak havoc on the supply chain? This white paper shows how using Demand Management and Integrated Business Planning processes improves trade promotion... »


Risk Mitigation in the Supply Chain: High Awareness, Little Action

There’s a significant gap between high tech companies’ assessment of risk in global supply chains, and their ability to respond to it.Few would question the need for acquiring a keen awareness of the multitude of events that can disrupt a supply chain. The recent spate of natural disasters –... »


Navigating “The Golden Age of Aerospace”: The Need for Supply-Chain Transformation

Navigating “The Golden Age of Aerospace”: The Need for Supply-Chain Transformation

The aerospace and defense industry is enjoying unprecedented growth. But original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers can’t afford to be complacent. They will need to ensure that their global supply chains are fast, flexible and dynamic, in order to take full advantage of a growing... »


Managing SKU Variety and Warehouse Flow-Through in the Automotive Supply Chain

Managing SKU Variety and Warehouse Flow-Through in the Automotive Supply Chain

Innovations in automotive design and manufacturing are creating a fresh set of challenges for aftermarket supply chains. Automakers are being called on to manage an ever-expanding variety of SKUs, as they labor to enhance consumer choice.  Parts suppliers haven’t kept pace with the demands of... »


Risk Management and Quality Assurance in Automotive Supply Chains

Risk Management and Quality Assurance in Automotive Supply Chains

Global automotive supply chains are at greater risk of disruption today than ever before. The typical modern vehicle is far more sophisticated than its predecessors, loaded with electronic components and systems that are sourced from all over the world. Supplier networks are more complex as well,... »


The Workforce Disruptions Stress Test

The Workforce Disruptions Stress Test

Unplanned absences, increased workload, malfunctioning equipment - all these can wreck a planner's day, hurt critical operations, and cost millions in lost productivity. Organizations powered by Quintiq's workforce planning and scheduling software, however, are able to: • Revise their... »


Preparing for Tomorrow's MRO Supply Chain

In today's aerospace industry, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers play much more than a supporting role. They are the key to manufacturers' ability to service a growing market of ever-greater complexity. The MRO supply chain, which comprises millions of items, presents huge... »


Brazil Forecast for Q3 2015: Political Risk Rises

Brazil Forecast for Q3 2015: Political Risk Rises

Doubts about the ability of Brazil's government to function under unpopular President Dilma Rousseff will boost political risk in the third quarter, according to MGO's latest Social Risk Survey. The fallout from such political paralysis is unclear as most on-the-ground panelists remain neutral on... »


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