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Executives from PepsiCo, Topco and Walmart Join GS1 US Board of Governors

GS1 US® has appointed the following executives to its Board of Governors: John S. Phillips, senior vice president, customer supply chain and go-to-market, PepsiCo, Inc.; Randall J. Skoda, president and CEO, Topco Associates LLC; and Steve Breen, senior vice president, enterprise inventory optimization, Walmart. Additionally, long-standing GS1 US Board of Governor members, John Inwright, president and chief executive officer, Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc. and Dr. Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, chief executive officer of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, have been appointed chair and vice chair, respectively.


Companies that Nimbly Deploy Tech Will Survive Covid

According to Tech Wire Asia, companies that embrace technology will make it through the Covid crisis. 

When business continuity becomes severely threatened by the extraordinary circumstances facing the manufacturing sector in a post-COVID-19 reality, businesses that can rapidly adapt to embracing data-led technologies stand a good chance at separating themselves from their competitors.


Keeping Supply Chain Safe

According to DC Velocity, supply chain visibility platform FourKites has added features to help keep supply chain communication flowing during Covid, but also to make it more safe. 

FourKites, the #1 real-time supply chain visibility platform, announced a string of new collaborative features to facilitate and simplify communication across the end-to-end supply chain, while also reducing human contact to decrease the risk of virus transmission to front-line workers. 


Covids Long Term Effects on Supply Chain

According to Port Technology, the Covid-19 crisis could have long term effects on supply chains, including the relocation of ports and terminals. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of day-to-day life, including the supply chain and the business operations of ports and terminals.


Korber Launches Contact Tracing Platform

According to Digital Supply Chain, Korber is launching a contact tracing solution based on their supply technology.

The company offers a range of solutions, from software to automation, and its new tracking solution technology is the newest in a long line of transformative innovations. 


Companies Find New Supply Chain Solutions

The pandemic could force companies to finally implement new supply chain solutions, reports LiveMint.

Companies are on a drive to look for technological solutions, both emerging and existing, to supply chain bottlenecks caused by covid-19 and the subsequent nationwide lockdown.


Can New Tech Make the Supply Chain Flexible

Are 3D printing and digital manufacturing the answer to a more flexible supply chain, reports GreenBiz.

Proponents of 3D printing technology and digital manufacturing solutions have been seeking their breakthrough moment for years. It took mere weeks to showcase their potential as enablers of flexible supply chains — capable of decentralizing worldwide production and responding to violent, unforeseen disruption.


Bringing Blockchain to Medical Supply Chain

According to Benzinga, HashCash is joining with pharma companies to bring blockchain technology to the medical supply chain. 

HashCash Consultants is planning to join hands with pharma companies and medical goods manufacturers to streamline their medical supply chain through blockchain technology. 


Automotive Supply Chain Partners Need Support

Automotive manufacturers eager to restart production need to support their supply chain partners in order for the restart to go well, reports Global Manufacturing.

Vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 and 2 component manufacturers should avoid severing relationships with businesses further down their supply chains and look for ways to support them on the way to recovery. Doing so could give them a competitive advantage as the pandemic starts to subside.


Covid Has Exhausted Supply Chain

The supply chain is suffering from Covid-19 fatigue, reports Entrepreneur. 

As of April 7, more than 200 countries and territories have confirmed cases of the virus. While we don’t yet know the full scope of the economic fallout from the crisis, the outlook is grim. 


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