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 Ken Fordyce
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Ken Fordyce 3/26/2015 (0) comments
Supply chain planning is a continuous business process that enables firms from electronics OEMs to hospitals to chemical makers to respond to emerging situations in an intelligent ...
Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Hailey Lynne McKeefry 3/25/2015 (0) comments
Transportation spend is a huge cost factor for companies. In fact, transportation is typically the second largest supply chain cost for businesses, behind only direct cost of goods. One of ...
Apek Mulay
Apek Mulay 3/25/2015 (0) comments
The semiconductor industry has a potentially critical part to play in mitigating the effects of the natural macroeconomic cycles that occur in the United States economy. 
John Boucher
John Boucher 3/24/2015 (0) comments
Electronics customization can be an expensive feature to offer, but the benefits can help outweigh the costs, and a visible supply chain can help you meet your customers' needs while ...
Pamela Gordon
Pamela Gordon 3/24/2015 (1) comment
Moving supply chains closer to end customers for cost savings and customer responsiveness is one of Craig Carlson's passionate philosophies.
Tam Harbert
Tam Harbert 3/23/2015 (0) comments
The Takata nightmare continues. It's been years, and still no definitive word on what's causing its air bags to explode and spray shrapnel into passengers. The defective bags have been ...
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PCB Buyers: You Don’t Have to Put Up with Little Plastic Bags  
Saltschuler   3/24/2015 2:43:47 PM
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TE Connectivity’s Supply Chain Chief Shares Leadership Tips  
vamshi   3/20/2015 6:31:30 AM
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VR is New Reality at GDC  
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Worldwide sales increase 8.7 percent compared to last January; Americas post strongest growth among regional markets
November sales increase 9.1 percent compared to last year, decline slightly compared to last month.
Acquirers spent $14bn to acquire 60+ 'Internet of Things'-related companies in 2014. That marks a fortyfold increase in acquirer spending and a more than twofold jump in the number of deals compared to 2013.
New orders, employment and production growing while inventories contract. Supplier deliveries slowing.
The Market and Technology Trends Report details technology trends. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas executive Alex Iuorio shares highlights from the December report, including developments in memory, microcontrollers and radio frequency.
3D printers can reduce the cost of finished products by more yhan 4 percent.
Within the next five years, more than 90% of all IoT data will be hosted on service provider platforms as cloud computing reduces the complexity of supporting IoT "Data Blending."
New 2015 Foundry Almanac shows 37% of IC sales now come from foundry capacity
Permanent IT staffing services have a moderate buyer power score of 3.7 out of 5; strong demand, the evolution of IT capabilities and a transition toward newer technology have dampened buyer power, but buyers still benefit from low price volatility that allows them to budget and plan for purchases.
PMI at 58.7%; New Orders, Employment and Production Growing; Inventories Growing; Supplier Deliveries Slowing

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EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.
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