Availability of New White Paper on Edge Computing Architecture

Supply Chain Matters calls reader attention to an announcement by The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIOT) on availability of the new white paper, IIC Introduction to Edge Computing in IIOT with a purpose to provide practical guidance on edge computing, architectures and building blocks necessary for Industrial Internet technology implementations.

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Foxconn’s Equity Investment in Vizio- Supply Chain and Manufacturing Play

An Asian based publication reported last week that global contract electronics provider Foxconn, and its LCD panel manufacturing arm Innolux, have acquired equity stakes in North America based television brand Vizio. This move has significance expanding the consumer electronics supply chain ecosystem in the U.S. for the production and assembly of televisions.

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Airbus Once Again Threatens Impacts of a Hard Brexit

UK based The Guardian reports that European based commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus has confirmed that the company has undertaken serious consideration regarding the sourcing of aircraft wing manufacturing among British factories because of the continued lack of clarity relative to Brexit consultations.

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Announced Tentative Settlement in UPS U.S. Labor Contract

After months of collective bargaining, UPS and the Teamsters labor union have both announced a tentative handshake agreement relative to a new five-year labor contract. This new labor agreement, planned to go into effect on August 1st, is now subject to ratification from Teamster represented UPS employees in package delivery roles.

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The State of Logistics- The Obvious in Numbers and in Implications

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides its annual summary, perspectives and takeaways regarding the release of the 29th Annual State of Logistics report. In short, industry business as usual practices are no longer an option given the current trajectory of trends.

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