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5G, Cellular IoT Step Ahead
Rick Merritt  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm is showing a prototype 5G base station and terminal in China Mobileís booth at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai this week.
The Need for a SC Chain Risk Officer
Judith M. Myerson  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
The need for a chief supply chain risk officer to govern and manage the enterprise's supply chain risk management plan is growing. Here's why it makes sense.
Human Rights Watch Wants to Abolish Slave Labor in the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
Human Rights Watch says it is pressing governments worldwide to adopt policies to prevent what it says are rampant labor abuses in worldwide supply chains.
Building a Maker Nation with a 3D Carver in Every School
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2016   (1) comment
To get the well trained professionals we need, we need to get kids involved and interested in science, technology and math early. One tech company is taking that mandate seriously.
Panama Canalís $5.3 Billion Upgrade Promises Faster & Cheaper Shipping
B. Cameron Gain  
6/20/2016   (1) comment
In the long term, the global electronics supply chain should benefit from the expansion of the Panama Canal.
Guard the Supply Chain from Social Engineering
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/17/2016   Post a comment
Social engineering attacks can be costly and hard to detect, especially for supply chain professionals.
Teamwork: Critical & Achievable for the Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
6/17/2016   Post a comment
Good teamwork makes everyone perform better. It's important to understand that success goes beyond the individual.
3 Ways 3D Printing Saves Energy for OEMs
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2016   (1) comment
3D printing itself can result in less energy expended over the supply chain.
Barcelona to Host First Industrial 3D Printing Congress
Pablo Valerio  
6/16/2016   Post a comment
Barcelona will be hosting a 3D printing event that will explore the potential of the technology.
Usefulness Trumps Cool in Medical Design Innovation
Rob Spiegel  
6/15/2016   Post a comment
Want to create a medical device that will also find real success? Better find something useful rather than just spectacular.
Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies: Reminders from Japan
Lisa Ann Cairns  
6/15/2016   Post a comment
The recent Japan disaster highlights ongoing issues of visibility into sub-tiers of the global electronics supply chain, there are new solutions available leveraging data sharing and supply chain mapping.
Leverage Procurement as a Green Initiative
Bhavesh Shah  
6/15/2016   Post a comment
Companies are quickly realizing that green initiatives increase profits and contribute to the bottom line.
Apple's Swift Playgrounds Teaches Kids to Code
Chris Wiltz  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
Apple has announced a new iPad app aimed at teaching kids its Swift coding language for iOS devices.
Apple Inventory Slash Felt by the Supply Chain (For Now)
B. Cameron Gain  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
Apple has a down quarter, and suppliers across the supply chain get concerned. Analysts say the drop may be brief and surmountable.
The Future of the Auto: Connected, Autonomous & Electric
Pablo Valerio  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
The race to autonomous vehicles is on and everyone agrees the future is on 100% electric vehicles. The supply chain will need to adapt.
IPhone Deal Would Boost Intel
Rick Merritt  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
Growing reports say Apple will use Intel LTE chips in iPhone 7 handsets for AT&T, a deal which could propel Intel into third place in mobile basebands.
15 Crowd-Pleasing IoT Product & Platform Wins
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2016   (2) comments
Innovators are working hard to make the big predictions for the IoT market come true. In recent months, these IoT projects all received greater than 100% funding on their chosen crowd sourcing site.
The Power of Mobile in B2B Commerce
Chip House  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
As electronic suppliers become more digitally focused and available, itís essential for B2B companies to keep mobile top-of-mind.
From the Moon to Mars: Space Explorationís Rich Past and Uncertain Future
Suzanne Deffree  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
A Space Shuttle veteran and International Space Station mission commander speaks with Design News about the past achievements of and future viability of US space exploration, why man hasnít walked on Mars yet, and the role of commercial spaceflight.
Omnichannel Drives Supply Chain Digitization
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
The increased expectations of consumers, combined with the availability of ubiquitous technology, are changing the way today's electronics supply chains function.
Preventing Overbuilding & Cloning in the Global Electronics Supply Chain
Tim Morin  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
Overbuilding is a looming threat to the global electronics supply chain. Overbuilding of electronic systems can be particularly damaging.
Should Automakers Be More Like Apple and Google?
Chris Wiltz  
6/9/2016   Post a comment
With Apple and Google making increasing inroads into the auto industry, should automakers adapt by thinking more like software companies?
B2Bi & Collaboration Support Supply Chain Improvements
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/9/2016   Post a comment
Business to business electronic integration (B2Bi) platforms that support and enhance collaboration are joining the list of must-have technologies.
Avoid Disaster through Supply Chain Risk Management
Judith M. Myerson  
6/9/2016   (1) comment
To better prepare for disruptions, many OEMs have turned to enterprise risk management (ERM) to proactively detect, prevent and mitigate risks in the supply chain with a focus on deep tier suppliers.
Forces Driving Semi Mergers & Acquisitions
Walden Rhines  
6/8/2016   (2) comments
The driving force for consolidation is typically the efficiencies achieved through economies of scale with larger volume. Not so with the semiconductor industry.
Amazonís Increased Logistics Presence Ups Industry Ante
Jodi Burrows  
6/8/2016   Post a comment
Amazon's recent moves in the logistic industry are sending ripples that affect supply chain and electronics companies alike.
Consumers Not Excited About Connected Appliances
Pablo Valerio  
6/8/2016   Post a comment
Consumers like the idea of connected devices, but many are reluctant to embrace the reality due to security concerns.
Cutting Recalls with Big Data
Rob Spiegel  
6/7/2016   Post a comment
The value of product data grows when itís captured across the productís life, from early design through manufacturing and onto its life with the end user. Along the way, outside data can be gathered from suppliers and distributors. The goal is to capture enough data to identify and correct problems at the earliest possible moment.
3-Step Sustainability Framework Points to Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/7/2016   Post a comment
Organizations have a significant opportunity to create environmental change, and making those changes will ultimately create stronger and more sustainable businesses.
The Big Cost of Fast & Free in Logistics
Frank Cavallaro  
6/7/2016   Post a comment
In the race to get consumers their orders at ever-increasing pace, shippers and retailers try to mitigate the financial impact.
Arrow & Indiegogo Partner to Accelerate IoT Startups
Chris Wiltz  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
A new partnership between global electronics supplier Arrow and Indiegogo, one of the largest crowfunding platforms, is looking to give the little guys a shot at innovating in the IoT space.
Enable Supply Chain Security Through an Authentication Data Network
Michael Schuldenfrei  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
Inadvertent use of recycled, refurbished, or re-marked components can result in significant business risk for a manufacturerís customers. Technology can help.
IBM to Donate Cognitive Analytics/Learning
R. Colin Johnson  
6/3/2016   Post a comment
IBM promises to donate a key element of its cognitive analytics and machine learning software suite to the open-source community.
A Peek at the Connected Car Platform Revolution
Mike Heald  
6/3/2016   Post a comment
Connected cars are hot--and there's potential to bring all sorts of other connected technologies into the ecosystem.
The Discipline of Daily Inventory Counts Enhance Distribution Center Culture
Puga Sankara  
6/3/2016   Post a comment
Technology and processes are the one-two punch needed to take a disorganized dumpy warehouse into its full potential. Workers need to be disciplined about doing things just right.
Globalfoundries Expands into Chinese Wafer Fab
Peter Clarke  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
U.S.-based foundry plans to upgrade an existing semiconductor facility in inland China to run some of its processes on 300mm-diameter wafers.
The Growth of Hybrid Offshore Supply Chains in Electronics Manufacturing
Tom Hennessey  
6/2/2016   (1) comment
Today, pure offshoring or reshoring initiatives rarely meet the needs of OEMs and EMS. Instead, a hybrid approach may allow these manufacturers to capture the best of both worlds.
New Battleground Arises for Communication & Technology
Mike Heald  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
Business ecosystem vs. business ecosystem: that's where business is won and lost in today's world. Will yours be victorious?
For 3D Printing To Grow, It Needs Materials, Machines & Software
Ann R. Thryft  
6/1/2016   Post a comment
Major changes are happening in the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing materials, machines, and software. If the industry -- and the design engineers and OEMs it serves -- are to grow, all three areas must become much more tightly integrated.
3 Industrial IoT Pain Points OEMs Face Today
Susan Fourtanť  
6/1/2016   Post a comment
Industrial IoT workers are not being trained as robustly as the high-skill jobs resulting from new technologies initiatives demand.
10 Drones You Want to Own
Brian Dipert  
5/31/2016   Post a comment
Drones are the hottest thing in consumer electronics at the moment, and they're increasingly inexpensive as more suppliers enter the market, so...
Exploring the Whys of Medical Device Manufacturing in Mexico
Scott Stanley  
5/31/2016   Post a comment
Mexico has become a central hub for manufacturing. With its low cost of labor, skilled workforce, and close proximity to the U.S. as compared to that of China, outsourcing to Mexico just makes sense for U.S. businesses.
Latest Whitepaper Puts a Lock on IoT Security
Rob Spiegel  
5/30/2016   Post a comment
Icon Labs has developed a whitepaper to help determine the type of cybersecurity needed based on the type of device.
Offshore Sourcing: Balancing Cost Savings & Risk
Thomas Smiley  
5/30/2016   Post a comment
It's really important to balance the potential cost savings of offshoring manufacturing against the considerable risk of failure.
10 Military Robots of the Future
Elizabeth Montalbano  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
These futuristic military robots will help soldiers and other military personnel better perform their duties.
Digitization Tops the List of Supply Chain Priorities
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/27/2016   (1) comment
Most organizations are focused on leveraging advanced technologies, such as the Internet of Things and big data, to create a quicker and more agile supply chain.
Capturing Passion in the Supply Chain Profession
Puga Sankara  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
Are you a passionate supply chain professional? If so, there are ways to instill passion in the job you do.
'French Steve Jobs' & His Teacherless School
Junko Yoshida  
5/26/2016   Post a comment
The shortage of skilled software engineers is real globally. It took a French billionaire to develop a blueprint for the ďschool of the future.Ē
Amazonís Air Freight Business: Implications for Shippers & Carriers
Scott Nelson  
5/26/2016   Post a comment
When Amazon does something, people sit up and take notice. Now, Amazon is taking aim at logistics services. Here's a look at the implications of that.
Cyber Risk Regulation: Unlocking the Mystery of its Effects on the Supply Chain
Pamela Passman  
5/26/2016   Post a comment
Organizations are facing a rising tide of cybersecurity regulation, but there are ways to effectively navigate the requirements.
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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!
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
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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.