Autumn Holidays Overseas: How to Mitigate Manufacturing Delays

The Mid-Autumn Festival is widely celebrated throughout Asia and is fast approaching. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar when the moon is full and celebrates the end of the autumn harvest — it’s similar to Thanksgiving in the US. In 2022, the festival falls on […]


10 Trends Shaping the Future of Supply Chain Management

The global supply chain continues to evolve rapidly, keeping pace with the breakneck technological advancements of the modern era. Though it can be difficult for supply chain managers and business leaders to stay on top of these changes, it’s crucial to do so to maintain supply chain resilience and increase the success of your business. […]


How MRO Fits Into Your Supply Chain And Procurement Strategy

MRO, or ‘Maintenance, Repair and Operations’ is used to refer to more or less all maintenance parts used for repair and/or to assist production operations. Essentially, MRO covers all the products and tools purchased that keep an organization running. Supply chains utilize and rely handsomely on MRO to carry out their operations every day.  Interestingly, […]


Monthly Supply Chain Update: November 2021

Fictiv’s Monthly Supply Chain Update series gives you insight into the logistics challenges, transit times, and related manufacturing issues we’re currently facing. Happy holidays everyone! Christmas is right around the corner, and we want to update everyone on how we’re managing our supply chain to keep production moving and fulfilling orders as quickly as possible. […]


Monthly Supply Chain Update: October 2021

Fictiv’s Monthly Supply Chain Update series gives you insight into the logistics challenges, transit times, and related manufacturing issues we’re currently facing. In the early stages of the pandemic, demand for goods was depressed, and delays and shortages plagued production across industries around the world. While consumer demand and industrial activity have picked back up […]


Engineering Tips from the Director of Program Management at Igor Institute

In this edition of Engineering Heroes, we sat down with Kathy Fedirchuk, Director of Program Management at Igor Institute. During our conversation, we talked about overcoming the challenges of new product introduction during COVID, the importance of setting clear expectations with internal teams and suppliers, and the advantages of using a form template to facilitate […]


International Logistics Update – December 10, 2020

Discover the latest information from the Fictiv Logistics Team to ensure your orders arrive in time to meet your project deadlines.


The Future of the Robotics Supply Chain is Digital

The robotics industry is poised to take advantage of the digital transformation that’s happening at every stage of the value chain. Digital manufacturing, supported by a highly vetted manufacturing network, has the power to accelerate development cycles for robotics companies in highly competitive markets by increasing supply chain sourcing efficiencies. Moving to a digitally-enabled supply […]


International Logistics Update: October 1, 2020

When we shared our last international logistics update on August 27, we had seen significant improvements in lead time reliability. Today, we’re excited to share that after many months of the COVID-19 pandemic, our overseas lead times have stabilized. Overseas orders placed on the Fictiv platform are now being delivered within 3-5 days.  Fictiv Updates […]


International Logistics Update: August 27, 2020

In our July 23 update, transit times from China to the U.S. were still averaging 6 days, but carriers were hoping to see improved transit times by August. We continue to work with our carriers to further improve transit times, and we’re happy to report that we’ve seen some significant improvements in lead time reliability […]