Lead times -- or the time it takes between placing an order and it being fulfilled -- for the industry contracted for the ninth month in a row, another indication that we are exiting the pandemic-triggered chip shortage of about two years, reports Susquehanna...
Global moves for Japanese EMS giants
Japanese semiconductor distributors and EMS factories such as Sun-Wa Technos, Kaga Electronics, and Ryoyo Electro are accelerating overseas expansion in response to the continued shrinking of the local market according to Nikkei Asia. "We had been looking for an...
Fortune: We’re going to see another chip shortage
After the groundbreaking U.S. Chips Act and massive government subsidy for electronics manufacturing, will the U.S. see another chips shortage? According to Fortune Magazine, the unfortunate answer is: Yes, we will. "Semiconductor demand is unpredictable. The...
Japan’s Rapidus to build nation’s most advanced chip plant
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Uncovering the critical supply chain trends
Research shows that as many as 91% of supply chain leaders see the current issues with supply chains getting worse or remaining the same. This indicates that the supply chain issues experienced to date will continue for at least the medium term.
According to Coupa, the biggest lesson learned was that leaders recognise they need to take action to make their supply chains resilient, or they risk revenue loss and wasteful spending.
Concerns and priorities varied by region. For example, U.S. supply chain leaders ranked increased costs as their top 2023 concern, while British and European leaders expressed greater concern about geopolitical uncertainties.
U.K. leaders identified making improvements to distribution and logistics functions as the top action they plan to take to support their 2023 supply chain goals.
In Germany, 74% of German leaders plan to make the shift from a global supply chain model to one that is more regionally based.
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