First Solar sets out to create a centralized network that will allow it to share forecast data with suppliers upstream, and customers downstream. Systems analyst Cameron Sulfaro describes the initiative, and what it has achieved to date.
Anritsu was determined to get out of its "firefighting" mode, and craft a supply chain built around being proactive and managing exceptions. Dave Stenfort, director of operations, explains how it was done.
Zoltan Pekar, vice president of the Global Supply Chain Division of Roland DG Corp., discusses how the company is transforming itself from a maker of computer peripherals to a leading provider of digital solutions.
How would you like to spend substantial amounts of time and money on establishing an overseas supplier to manufacture your product - only to see that partner start competing against you with its own brand?
Li Tong Group is partnering with Microsoft Hong Kong to offer consumers a means of trading in mobile phones, laptops, game consoles and tablets for coupons that can be applied toward purchases of all products available at Microsoft's online store.
It's been about a year since the Securities and Exchange Commission began imposing its rule on the disclosure of conflict materials from the Democratic Republic of Congo in manufactured products. Are companies up to speed?