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Semiconductor Market Shrinks

According to SDX Central, the semiconductor market is expected to shrink in 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis. 

The semiconductor market is expected to contract in 2020 as the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak continues to cause disruptions to supply chains, according to an IDC report filed this week.


Defense Department Increases Progress Pay Rate

In the wake of the faltering economy the Defense Department is increasing its progress payment rate to help companies get positive cash flow, reports Washington Technology.

Cash flow is always king for companies in the government market and that especially holds true amid the economic slowdown caused by both the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to slow the spread of it.


China's Digital Delivery Service Seen As a Model

China’s digital delivery systems helped Wuhan keep essentials on store shelves, reports Harvard Business Review.

For the last month, China’s cities, with their empty streets and deserted shopping malls, have looked like the set of a post-apocalypse TV series.  


Food Chain Experts Worry About Covid's Imapact

Industry experts question how well the food supply chain will hold up during the Covid-19 crisis, reports ZD Net.

As short-term chaos dovetails with longer term considerations of the impact of the coronavirus shutdowns, a persistent question has been how the food supply chain will fare.


Keeping Transparency in the Sake Supply Chain

According to BTC Manager, Japan’s sake industry will switch to a DLT platform to help increase transparency in the supply chain.

In a bid to bring more transparency to the supply chain of Japanese sake and fruits, EY Japan will use a distributed ledger technology-enabled (DLT) platform to share information including origin and delivery records with foreign customers.


3D Printers Help Fill Supply Chain Gap

3D printers are being employed to help medical personnel get much needed supplies, reports Plastics News. 

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads globally, 3D printing firms have been stepping in to help fill the need for everything from respirator parts to touch-free door handles.


Blockchain Guideline Helps Companies Prepare for Supply Chain Implementations

GS1 US has published a new guideline titled “Applying GS1 Standards for Supply Chain Visibility in Blockchain Applications,” an educational resource that can help industry enable supply chain visibility in blockchain implementations by leveraging GS1 Standards.


Overhaul Gets Another Round of Funding

Overhaul, a supply chain platform, has completed another round of funding, reports Venture Beat.

Supply chain integrity platform provider Overhaul today announced that it has raised $17.5 million, which CEO Barry Conlon said will be used to bolster its product offerings and grow its Austin-based team, as well as its European headquarters in Ireland


Stronger Supply Chains Needed

The growing spread of Covid-19 and its potential disruption of gloal supply chains is spurring discussion about improving the resilience of the supply chain, reports Harvard Business Review. 

As governments and health care agencies work to stop the spread of Covid-19 and to treat those who are infected, manufacturers in more than a dozen industries are struggling to manage the epidemic’s growing impact on their supply chains.


How Will the Global Supply Chain Be Impacted

Global supply chain expert answers questions on how Covid-19 will impact the world’s supply chain, reports Phys Org.

With fears about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting the economy and global supply chains, we spoke to Nick Vyas, executive director of the Center for Global Supply Chain Management at the USC Marshall School of Business. 


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