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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Just as it promised at last year’s annual Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle is expanding its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio with four new cloud solutions to help businesses fully utilize the benefits of digital supply chains.
Analysts for Frontier Strategy Group (FSG) – an information and advisory services firm for emerging market executives – expect a slight improvement in global expansion in 2017.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
As the re-shoring trend continues to build steam due to Trump’s emphasis to bring manufacturing back to America, the spotlight will be on supply chain managers to increase transparency.
A recent report released by Resilinc, a California-based cloud provider of supply chain resilience and risk management intelligence and analytics, has special relevance for supply chain managers evaluating “near-shoring.”
Thursday, February 02, 2017
In a new “manufacturing outlook” report focusing on the automotive and industrial sectors, AlixPartners observes that many of the labor-cost advantages associated with near-shoring may be lost if companies fail to spend more on automation in the future.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The January PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was up 1.5 percent over December at 56.0 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) and its highest reading since November 2014’s 57.6.
ProcureCon’s Annual CPO Study released today indicates that procurement is looking forward to greater levels of automation, Big Data utilization, and more internal client-friendly sourcing tools.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
When President Trump fulfilled his campaign promise to pull the U.S. out of the proposed Transpacific Trade Partnership (TPP), many trade analysts expressed stronger support of existing ASEAN relationships.
While most of the world withdraws inward, Southeast Asia is practicing effective cooperation between the state and private sectors to improve its logistics infrastructure and services to attract even more multi-national interest.
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Monday, January 30, 2017
After a disappointing 2016 in automation sales, declining revenues for many equipment suppliers and investment uncertainties in numerous end markets, vendors in industrial automation are hoping for a brighter 2017, contend manufacturing technology analysts.