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Supply Chain Lessons From Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7

By Tin Tinio | October 14, 2016

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The debacle over Samsung’s overheating flagship phone is far from over. More than a month after its initial recall of the Galaxy Note 7 due to reports of exploding batteries, Samsung announced that it is completely stopping production and sales of the smartphone. Users were also advised to switch off their devices and return them for a refund or exchange for another Samsung phone. Analysts estimate that company losses as a result of this could amount to US $2.8 billion, potentially wiping out the mobile division’s operating profits for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Hurricane Matthew: What You Need to Know

By Elementum News Desk | October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has wreaked havoc throughout the Caribbean and along Florida’s coast. Today, the Category-3 is headed for Jacksonville, Georgia, South and North Carolina. The Flooding, high winds, and serious rainfall have killed over 280 people in Haiti, and one in Florida.

What Will Nokia's Comeback Look Like?

By Marc John Villestar | September 19, 2016

Nokia was one of the most popular mobile phone companies in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. The company used to be ubiquitous, doing business in more than 150 countries, employing 61,656 people, and taking in revenues of around US $14.28B.

Lessons from Hanjin: is Your Supply Chain Still at Risk?

By Amy Clark | September 15, 2016

The world’s seventh largest freight carrier is still treading water as its ships fail to find a place to dock.

Hanjin's Insolvency Leaves Few Options

By Andrew Beso | September 2, 2016

Hanjin Shipping’s financial limbo has taken a turn for the worst as its creditors have ruled out any further funding.

Is Samsung's Supply Chain Prepared for its Demand?

By Joseph Tanador | August 25, 2016

Demand and pre-orders for Samsung Electronics’ new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone have exceeded the company’s estimates, the South Korean tech giant and the world’s largest smartphone maker announced on Wednesday.

What's in Store for the Battery Supply Chain?

By Precious Silva | August 23, 2016

Smart solutions in consumer electronics and automotive prompted a whole new need for portable energy storage solutions, promising billions in return.

Will the New Panama Canal Save the Shipping Industry?

By Jenina Borromeo | August 22, 2016

The expansion of the Panama Canal, which handles about a third of Asia-to-US trade, is poised to boost trade and shipping services by shortening the one-way journey by sea from Asia to the U.S. East Coast.

Tesla and the Future of the Trucking Industry

By Paula Lucero | August 11, 2016

The global trucking industry is currently facing two great challenges for sustainability: to transport a significantly higher volume of goods, and to further develop new means of delivery concepts.

Businesses Ramp Up IoT in their Supply Chains

By Angelo Rivera | August 10, 2016

IoT for the supply chain and transportation industries will enable organizations to work smarter, plan better, and foster intelligent decision making processes.