A nonprofit founded to address a pressing U.S. health-care problem by manufacturing much-needed drugs that have fallen into short supply, or that are too expensive, will start out with a different approach: buying the drugs from pharmaceutical companies.
With the U.S. and China starting a fresh round of trade talks this week, a new survey showed more American executives see their businesses gaining from a potential increase in tariffs than being hurt by it.
The state of last-mile logistics is in flux, with new vendors popping up in each corner of the market offering delivery solutions for a wide variety of locations, fees, time windows and services options.
Keynotes focusing on leading trends, best practices and what's next in best-in-class solutions promise to give attendees actionable insights into making their entire supply chains work more efficiently and profitably.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:00 to Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Global supply chain visibility has been an elusive goal for over 20 years, but today’s “Amazon Effect” coupled with the capacity crisis is creating more pressure on supply chains than ever before. This means the ability to view, analyze and communicate multimodal visibility data in real time is critical to improving financial and service KPIs.
Utilizing new technologies such as ELDs, telematics, and logistics networks will help produce results and enable dramatic visibility improvements; driving fundamental changes to the modern supply chain.
You will learn to:
Identify the biggest areas of payback in your transportation operation
Ensure you get maximum coverage and compliance from your carriers
Apply customer success examples to your operation
Extend the value to customers and partners
Deliver value rapidly
Assess the capabilities of a global freight visibility solution
Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:00 to Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time
We’re in a major component shortage. The electronics industry is currently experiencing the most extreme component scarcity in over a decade. Lead times on passive-components products have drastically increased as a result, with some suppliers quoting as far out 52 weeks +1. The shortage and its impact is so widespread that the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN) is urging electronics buyers to “review their outlook on lead times for components amid surging global demand and reports of allocation risks on certain products.” This is a long-term sourcing challenge that industry analysts see lasting beyond the new year. Many organizations have responded to the supply deficit by double- and triple-ordering components, but this has only aggravated the problem further. Suppliers are starting to allocate their inventory, resulting in massive lead times and increased prices. A shortage of this magnitude isn’t simply caused by increased demand. Industry experts see a number of large-scale changes that are contributing to a “perfect storm” of product scarcity.