01 Jun 2022

Apple to shift iPad capacity to Vietnam amid China supply chain woes

For the first time ever Apple is moving some iPad production out of China and shifting it to Vietnam after strict COVID lockdowns in and around Shanghai led to months of supply chain disruptions, Nikkei Asia has learned. The U.S. company has also asked multiple component suppliers to build up their

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26 May 2022

A lesson from the Ukraine war: Secure our semiconductor supply chains

There are many lessons emerging from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and others yet to be discerned. One insight that the war has reinforced concerns the tremendous strategic value of semiconductors. These tiny silicon chips offer a huge warfighting advantage for the Ukrainians — but also should remind the United States

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24 May 2022

The Great Reassessment: The Supply Chain Edition

The logistics landscape is changing. Like the employment market in the pandemic, the need to unexpectedly adjust creates the opportunity to re-think. Sometimes the change is tactical – a reversible reaction – and things return to normal. Other times it leads to be a more structural change. Anticipating the forward shape

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12 May 2022

Weak links in finance and supply chains are easily weaponized

When Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, nobody expected that the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada and other nations would isolate Russia from the global economy in retaliation. Instead of limited and largely symbolic sanctions, which were all Russia faced when it annexed Crimea and

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30 Nov 2021

Blockchain to Ease Logjams as Supply Chains Ditch Paper for Digital

The Covid-19 pandemic is speeding up a technological transformation of global trade as supply chains play catchup in shifting from paper to digital transactions. That’s an emerging industry view as the ongoing disruptions force manufacturers, ship operators and importers to accelerate their investments in technology to smooth out kinks, reduce delays

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07 Oct 2021

China’s Formal Bid for Global Dominance of the Semiconductor Supply Chain

What is the future of the Global Semiconductor Supply Chain?

According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), China has a strategic framework for building a competitive advantage in the semiconductor industry. Implementation measures have also been announced by the Chines government that “encourage U.S. and foreign semiconductor companies to transfer certain technology, intellectual property (IP), talent, and research and development (R&D) to operations in China.”

What does this mean? And what are the implications for your business or organization?

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18 Aug 2021

Black Hat and Def Con 2021 – Observations and Trends

The Black Hat and Def Con cybersecurity events are the most highly anticipated of the year.  Each event had an in-person component this year and OODA CEO Matt Devost provides his observations from each event.

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