Digital Supply Chain Blog

Cyber-Attacks Effect on Supply Chains

In the past two months two ransomware cyber-attacks have knocked major companies from their feet. The first major cyber-attack began on May 12th, 2017 called Wannacry, it didn’t bring the world’s supply chains to a halt, but it did cause significant disruptions around the world (over 200,000 organizations affected in more than 150 countries). Companies as large as FedEx, Hitachi, and Renault were hit, as well as hospitals and government agencies. The next cyber-attack happened…
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IoT and Sensors in Supply Chain

As technology continues to advance, so do people. There is now wearable technology like your apple watch which can monitor your heart rate, as well as Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence machine Alexa which is your digital personal assistant. People have grown to adapt to these machine-to-machine communication gadgets that enhance our daily lives and expect companies to follow suit. This is where Internet of Things (IoT) and sensors, which track and secure shipments, have come in…
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Lessons From the 2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

On 5 June 2017, several countries including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar. These countries withdrew ambassadors, and imposed trade and travel bans, citing Qatar’s support for terrorism. Companies active in or dependent on intra-Gulf trade routes to Qatar (by sea, air or land) are seeing substantial disruptions to their operations and supply chains because of the blockade, primarily because they did not anticipate the trade…
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Have you lost visibility to some of your Maersk shipments?

That doesn’t happen when you track shipments in real-time via satellites and radar. One more reason real-time visibility via IoT devices is replacing traditional supply chain visibility solutions dependent on EDI status updates from carriers. To learn more about TransVoyant’s digital supply chain solution click here.

JDA’s Exciting New Supply Chain Product Strategy

Originally published by Logics Viewpoints, May 1, 2017 Written by Steve Banker JDA Software is a leading provider of supply chain software. Last week, JDA’s user conference – JDA Focus – took place. Usually, the first thing I do when I get to a big supply chain show like this is pull out the agenda and look for well-known companies that are speaking on how they are using supply chain solutions to improve their capabilities. There was…
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