Apple’s shift of operations to India combined with government incentives has created almost 20,000 jobs. Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron were sure to create more job opportunities when they applied to enter India’s PLI. Foxconn and Wistron will be adding 23,000 jobs by the end of March 2022. Pegatron looks to hire 6000-7000 new employees by the end of March 2022. Apple’s suppliers operating in India have grown from six in 2018 to nine in 2020.
IBM’s cybersecurity unit has uncovered more cyber attacks on the global COVID-19 vaccine supply chain since the issue first came to light in the late last year. The cloud computing firm said that it recently came to know that the phishing campaign has targeted 44 more firms involved in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across 14 countries. The said campaign is targeting the organizations involved in the COVID-19 vaccine “cold chain”.
Samsung has adopted a new in-house developed ERP system to improve efficiency and productivity. The new system called N-ERP was developed in 2.5 years and was tested in China and Southeast Asian countries. It will roled in all overseas branches by Jan 2022. N-ERP brings the latest solutions in massive data processing to provide real-time analysis of the supply chain and more accurate simulation models for better decision making.
Infamous Lazarus group is been behind a new campaign against South Korean supply chains, made possible through stolen security certificates. Cybersecurity researchers from ESET revealed that the group abuse the certificates, stolen from two separate legitimate South Korean companies. Also known as Hidden Cobra, the group is suspected of being tied to North Korea. Lazarus is connected to the infamous 2014’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
While there have been many cancellation and postponements in Blockchain-based projects in COVID-19 times, those related to supply chain and logistics have actually increased, according to a new report. The pandemic underscored the broken points in current supply chain and logistics systems, increasing the demand (from vendors and buyers) of DLT. Blockchain automates processes around shared and trusted data, reduces cost and increases supply chain efficiency.