Imagine you're in the middle of the Pacific ocean. Behind you is China, below you are thousands of tons of consumer goods destined for faraway ports, then stores, then maybe a spot beneath a Christmas tree. You are part of a vast economy that supplies the things we buy—a galaxy of cities, systems, and people that is…
With its supply chain issues apparently fixed, Apple is now promising iPad 2 delivery in a matter of days, not weeks or months like it's been for, well, the past few weeks and months. [Fortune]
The folks at iSuppli are saying that the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake could cause delays as Apple tries to meet demand for the iPad 2—they've identified no less than five components of Apple's new tablet that are sourced in Japan, including DRAM, an electronic compass, touchscreen overlay glass, and the system…
Verizon iPhone rumors are legion these days, but finally, for once, the evidence appears to be nigh indisputable—you just need to know where to look.
A recent spate of suicides at Foxconn factories brought scrutiny to the working conditions in the factories where big-brand gadgets are manufactured. But tracing gadget guts to their mineral sources reveals that Foxconn overtime is far from the ugliest link of the supply chain.
An investigation by Chinese environmental groups, sparked by thousands of cases of lead poisoning in the country, has concluded with a report that urges foreign manufacturers including HP, Sony, Apple, and Vodafone to clean up their supply chains.
It's hard to imagine something as simple as the shoebox being completely overhauled. But Puma and Fuseproject have done just that, in a design that will completely transform the brand's supply chain—saving millions in electricity, fuel, and water.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then this new interactive sign from IBM really, truly wants to get on your good side. It changes its appearance based on what you're wearing.
There's a lot of hostility swirling around Foxconn these days. First, Foxconn security assaulted a photograph-snapping reporter in China. Now there's a report that workers at a Mexican Foxconn factory burned the joint down after being forced to work overtime.