Building resilient supply chains

Turbulent times can expose weaknesses in distribution chains, putting stress on chokepoints and reducing access to critical components, suppliers, and capital. The ability to respond to changes rapidly and effectively depends on a variety of assets and business capabilities: replacing or augmenting supply sources in response to partner inventory issues or trade war-induced tariffs or restrictions, and having agile manufacturing processes that reduce redundancies and streamline product inputs.

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Each thread of this complex web of factors that affects supply chain resilience must be examined and assessed separately to identify potential vulnerabilities and mitigate them. At the same time, most of this web simplifies down to two primary strands, common capabilities that run through every resilient business: increasing visibility and maintaining sufficient diversity in the supply chain.

Capability 1—Insight
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Mother’s touch lingers in her child’s genes

Credit: WEHI, Australia

Mothers leave their mark on their children in many ways – and Australian researchers have discovered a protein called SMCHD1 is involved in this ‘imprinting’ process.

SMCHD1 switches certain genes off, altering how a cell behaves. The new research has revealed that when an egg cell (or oocyte) is fertilised by a sperm, the egg cell’s SMCHD1 lingers within the developing embryo, switching off at least 10 different genes and impacting the embryo’s development – which could potentially have a lifelong impact on the offspring.

The research was published in eLife by a WEHI team led by Ms Iromi Wanigasuriya, Dr Quentin Gouil and Professor Marnie Blewitt, in collaboration with WEHI’s Dr Matthew Ritchie, Dr Heather Lee from the University of Newcastle and Associate Professor Karla Hutt from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute.

At a glance

  • Some genes have different expression, depending on whether they have been inherited
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Elon Musk is now the world’s second-richest person, and more tech news today

Your tech news digest, by way of the DGiT Daily tech newsletter, for Tuesday, 24 November 2020.

1. Elon Musk blows by Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person

Bill Gates has mostly been the richest person in the world for as long as I can remember, and even when he was unseated by the likes of Carlos Slim, it seemed like an aberration.

  • Now Gates is a long way behind Jeff Bezos who looks set (even after a costly divorce) to be the first person to reach $200 billion in net worth, not that the numbers feel like they mean anything at this point.
  • And, Gates has handily donated more than $27 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation since 2006, which, among other things, helped us all get a COVID-19 vaccine faster, with a fresh New York Times piece highlighting his Foundation’s ongoing efforts
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Australia’s spy agencies caught collecting COVID-19 app data

Australia’s intelligence agencies have been caught “incidentally” collecting data from the country’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app during the first six months of its launch, a government watchdog has found.

The report, published Monday by the Australian government’s inspector general for the intelligence community, which oversees the government’s spy and eavesdropping agencies, said the app data was scooped up “in the course of the lawful collection of other data.”

But the watchdog said that there was “no evidence” that any agency “decrypted, accessed or used any COVID app data.”

Incidental collection is a common term used by spies to describe the data that was not deliberately targeted but collected as part of a wider collection effort. This kind of collection isn’t accidental, but more of a consequence of when spy agencies tap into fiber optic cables, for example, which carries an enormous firehose of data. An Australian government spokesperson told one … Read more

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The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is up to 90% effective, according to interim data

The news: Oxford University and AstraZeneca have reported that their covid-19 vaccine is up to 90% effective, according to interim data from the Phase III trial. The trial found that the vaccine was 70% effective when the data of two different dosing regimes was combined, one of which was 90% and the other 62%. The 90% effective dosing regime used a halved first dose and a full second dose, compared to the 62% effective regime where participants were given two full doses. There are more than 24,000 volunteers participating in the ongoing trial in the UK, Brazil, and South Africa.

Why it’s promising: The data is yet to be submitted for peer review or publication, but the trial researchers say it suggests the vaccine also reduced asymptomatic transmission. This would mean the vaccine not only helps stop people getting unwell, but also helps to cut transmission rates of the virus. … Read more

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OnePlus Nord N10 and N100 will get Android 11…and then that’s it.

Credit: Eric Zeman / Android Authority
  • OnePlus confirmed that the OnePlus Nord N10 and Nord N100 will receive just one Android upgrade.
  • Since the devices ship with Android 10, that means they’ll eventually get Android 11 and then no more upgrades after that.
  • The company did also confirm that both phones will see two years of security updates.

The OnePlus Nord series is brand new in 2020. As such, we don’t have years and years of history to look at when it comes to software upgrades, security support, etc. Up until now, that info has been all up in the air.

Related: OnePlus phones: A history of the company’s entire lineup so far

However, OnePlus recently confirmed to Android Central that the two newest Nord phones — the Nord N10 and Nord N100 — will only receive one software upgrade. Both devices ship with Android 10, which logically means … Read more

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The Charlesworth Group strengthens Hindawi partnership in China

Leading open access publisher Hindawi has extended their partnership with The Charlesworth Group to include digital author marketing in China.

Credit: © The Charlesworth Group
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The services provided by The Charlesworth Group form part of a holistic package of solutions across the entire publication journey to support Hindawi’s author engagement strategy in China. Through this partnership, The Charlesworth Group are now providing Hindawi with comprehensive digital marketing, including a new Chinese website and search marketing campaigns. Charlesworth have provided WeChat account management services and media monitoring to Hindawi since early 2018 and have recently begun offering Hindawi authors optional expert editing services through Charlesworth Author Services.

Through offering these new services, together with the existing WeChat account management service, this partnership can offer deeper author engagement in the China market at a key time for Chinese researchers as institutions begin to map out their publications policy in

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What Is Multimedia Technology?

The outsourcing historical past of India is one of phenomenal progress in a very brief span of time. With telecom auditing, all telecom network and services of the corporate will likely be reviewed and analyzed including the previous and recent telecom bill statements, different accounts, invoices, and procurement contracts. Telecom audits cover reviewing all the company’s records, receipts, books of accounts, equipments utilization, insurance policies, and contracts related to telecommunications. The subsequent area to incorporate is the applied sciences present in the company and other equipment that’s but to be bought. And the last space that a telecom auditor should not miss is the telecom statements of the corporate. This may embody the phone usage policies, equipment contracts, tariff price, and network resource capabilities. The brand new technology above just isn’t all. There are other progressive devices that may danger. Google Car and 3D printer might be dangerous. It is … Read more

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Telecommunications Firm Is Causing A Buzz!

Cranes form an necessary a part of most civil engineering initiatives. By means of AI applications built into web platforms and cellular applications, the social credit score system is intended to ultimately monitor and gather data associated to most every little thing an individual does. In nearly all points, Chinese citizens orchestrate their lives by their telephones. By and huge, China has develop into a cashless society, and nearly all transactions are executed by means of cell, digital expertise. Tencent’s WeChat app is sort of unknown outdoors of China and Southeast Asia, however inside China it has a mobile user base of over one billion individuals. Usually described as the world’s tremendous app, WeChat is used for the whole lot from text, audio, and video messaging to info searches, purchases, banking, private funds, and medical records administration. It’s a compilation, in a single app, of Google, Facebook, Amazon, PayPal, Instagram, … Read more

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US Sanctions Over South China Sea Will Not Have an effect on Blacklisted Chinese Building Big CCCC, Company

Over time, the developments in communication expertise have been fairly troublesome to keep up with. Seven scamware apps present in Google Play and Apple’s App Retailer corralled more than half one million dollars for their builders, in keeping with Avast. The corporate discovered the malicious apps after a 12-12 months-old girl flagged a suspicious app promoted on a TikTok profile by means of its “Be Safe Online” challenge. The HUS Bridge Hospital and extension of the Radiation Care Division funding is valued at about 303 million euros and required more than 8,000 precast items and greater than 4,000 tons of steel. All through the design course of, the 3D fashions played an important position in collaboration, serving to stakeholders visualize the design and coordinating an enormous variety of disciplines and subcontractors. Efficient information administration was important for the project’s sixteen completely different fields of planning and 194 submodels. Augmented and … Read more

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Auto Electronics

Singapore has developed a robotic that carries out nasal swabbing to diagnose COVID-19, in a bid to scale back healthcare employees’ risk of exposure to the lethal coronavirus. Additionally, with the stress- and life-style-associated diseases on the rise, this sector is gaining extra popularity. Worldwide giants, reminiscent of AIG, have partnered with the Tata group. Other such collaborations are Bajaj Allianz and Aviva. Extra persons are going for insurance to assist safe their healthcare wants. Thus, this business is a serious funding area. The professionals of CAD designing company drafts or transforms concept into the software program to create creative design. In correspondence to paper design, drafting helps in creating digital design. The paper design could possibly be any hand drawn sketches or handbook drawing of any constructing. So as to make utterly editable and flexible design, multilayered design is produced. As a part of the deal, Nokia will offer … Read more

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28 Million Surgical procedures Cancelled

Aerus , the global leader in surface and air purification solutions, announced Wednesday that impartial take a look at results on their Hydroxyl Blaster with ActivePure Expertise confirms that the product kills the SARS-CoV-2 virus on surfaces. After China’s Huawei was banned from U.S. telecom networks, Nokia and Ericsson are dominating the race for 5G deployment in the country, with Samsung slowly catching up. Guarantee adherence to regulatory compliance norms: Healthcare industry is without doubt one of the foremost industry that has to abide with stringiest of compliance regulations corresponding to HIPAA, OSHA and CLIA. Failing to comply with these laws could obliterate small gamers as well as behemoths. Compliance is an intensive and constant train that involves in depth documentation to reveal compliance to stipulated norms. Without an automated and centralized system, managing compliance becomes nothing wanting a nightmare for the organisations. To be thought-about a robust candidate for … Read more

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