Supply Chain Technology Roundup: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Transform SCM

Supply chain is finally finding its way into the 21st century, with help  from a constantly evolving landscape of technologies and digital opportunities. Companies are now looking to the cloud, big data, blockchain, and other solutions to manage...
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America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain

US manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March. According to a report by the Institute for Supply Management, factory owners are increasingly concerned about how new trade restrictions levied by the Trump Administration will affect them....

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Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled. It’s expected that market demand for the metal will increase to more than 120,000 tonnes per year by 2020 — 60% of...

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Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain

Augmented reality, also known simply as AR, is the usage of technology to superimpose computer-generated sensory input like sound, videos, and images, over a person's real-world view. AR applications can help enhance skills, provide real-time...

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Earthquake Updates - Hualien, Taiwan

The 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Eastern Taiwan on February 6th continues to have aftershocks, with plenty more expected to occur in the days ahead. As of writing, there have been 2 fatalities and 200+ injuries mostly in Hualien City....

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Can Technology Save the American Freight System?

The American trucking industry has long been bracing itself for a major disruption. Recent advancements in mobile marketplaces and self-driving technology could solve labor shortage issues, ushering in a new era of trucking.

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Bomb Cyclone Hits East Coast

Winter Storm Grayson, bringing snow, ice, rain, and strong winds to the country’s eastern seaboard, is now tagged as a “bomb cyclone” - a label used when the barometric pressure of a storm drops by 24 millibars within 24 hours. This level of air...

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Meeting Demand During the Holidays

2017 has been an exciting year for the tech industry and holiday shoppers alike. According to a recent study, 34.6% of people would like to receive electronics as gifts. Some of the most sought after gadgets include the Apple TV, the Roku Media...

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Is Design Worth the Materials?

Retailing at US $999, the iPhone X promises to be the smartphone of the future, touting an edge-to-edge screen, facial recognition system, and a motion-sensored replacement for the navigation button. Tech enthusiasts have happily paid for new...

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