Supply Chain Industry News

Descartes Acquires Compudata, posted on The Wall Street Transcript

Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, acquired Compudata, a leading provider of B2B supply chain integration and e-invoicing solutions in Switzerland. Compudata’s network (B2BNet) serves a diverse community of trading partners, helping them connect, collaborate and seamlessly exchange electronic data. Compudata also provides e-invoicing and e-archiving functionality essential in international trade and transportation transactions. [Read More…]

Department for International Development plans £300m supply chain deal by Derek du Preez, posted on Computerworld UK

The Department for International Development (DFID) has released details of a £300 million framework that aims to allow the department to effectively manage its supply chain of global programmes.[Read More…]

Automotive industry: top 10 lessons for 2014, posted on Industry Today

A survey of major vehicle manufacturers, Tier 1 and 2 suppliers has provided the automotive industry with the 10 most valuable logistics lessons to take into 2014. Emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has analysed production trends and market activities to highlight potentially volatile areas that have jeopardised business optimization in 2013, requiring time-sensitive contingency or re-evaluation of future strategies. [Read More…]

3D printing and big data lead 2014 supply chain priorities by Gurjit Degun, posted on Supply Management

he emergence of 3D printing and rise of ‘big data’ are set to be the biggest issues facing supply chain leaders in 2014. Richard Powell, managing director and co-founder of supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co, said the term ‘big data’ had become widespread this year, “but most supply chains are yet to really understand what they need to do about this”. [Read More…]  

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