Apple and Qualcomm part ways after multiple supplier disputes

supplychaindive | November 01, 2017

As a direct result of its ongoing battle with Qualcomm, Apple is manufacturing 2018's iPhones and iPads to operate without Qualcomm's chips, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Apple will instead rely on either Intel or MediaTek for chips, though neither has yet reached the same capacity for download speed. Intel recently announced the development of a higher capacity chip, though its release and availability remains unknown. Allegedly, Apple seeks to always have two suppliers of vital iPhone components to empower its negotiating ability as part of the company's procurement standards. That means that not only Intel must quickly get up to speed but also MediaTek if the pair are to replace Qualcomm.

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Aramex Selects Rand McNally's Connected Vehicle Platform

Aramex and Rand McNally | June 24, 2022

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Kinaxis Inc. | August 09, 2022

Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, has been selected by NI to undergo a digital supply chain transformation, gaining end-to-end visibility and laying the foundation for continued business growth.NI, headquartered in Austin, Texas, has developed automated test and automated measurement systems for more than 40 years. By leveraging the Kinaxis RapidResponse® platform and concurrent planning technique, NI will enhance the company’s supply chain planning process and supporting technologies, resulting in a more flexible, agile, and resilient supply chain. “A critical component of the NI growth strategy is targeting segments with powerful growth drivers, including electric and autonomous vehicles, wireless communication, and new space technology. Our highly differentiated technologies and offerings enable our customers to constantly evolve their testing systems to get to market faster, To ensure strong relationships with all of our customers, we are committed to modernizing our supply chain process for timely delivery. The unique capabilities offered by Kinaxis align with our priority to serve our customers with the speed and accuracy required. In return, our business will be more predictable and process efficient.” -Adam Rutkovszky, Director of Supply Chain Transformation, NI With Kinaxis, NI will have complete transparency across its supply chain and the ability to balance all aspects of the demand and supply plans instantly and continuously, taking into consideration material restrictions, geographical standards, and market volatility. When changes inevitably occur, the company will be able to run multiple scenarios, simultaneously, removing planner guesswork. “Global supply chains are complex, and part of our people matter here approach aims to remove repetitive tasks and empower supply chain planners to be better equipped to handle disruption and make impactful business decisions We are thrilled to work with NI and support its supply chain, helping them to continue to innovate and provide solutions to their customers.” -John Sicard, Kinaxis CEO About Kinaxis Inc. Everyday volatility and uncertainty demand quick action. Kinaxis® delivers the agility to make fast, confident decisions across integrated business planning and the digital supply chain. People can plan better, live better and change the world. Trusted by innovative brands, we combine human intelligence with AI and concurrent planning to help companies plan for any future, monitor risks and opportunities and respond at the pace of change. Powered by an extensible, cloud-based platform, Kinaxis delivers industry-proven applications so everyone can know sooner, act faster and remove waste. For more Kinaxis news, visit Kinaxis.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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