Steps to REACH Compliance Michael Kirschner 2/28/2012 (4) comments The EU REACH legislation is here to stay. Here are some suggestions for determining the most cost-effective ways to ensure compliance.
Digging Beyond the Data Barbara Jorgensen 2/24/2012 (11) comments Component spec sheets are available anywhere: on a supplier or distributor site or through aggregators or a random search engine. Distributors are going beyond just data to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack.
REACH Is Not Overreaching Michael Kirschner 2/24/2012 (21) comments The requirements of the EU law known as REACH are complex but the law represents a step in the right direction for industry and environment
How Distributors Conquer New Markets Barbara Jorgensen 2/23/2012 (14) comments The channel's expansion heyday was during the 1990s when top-tier distributors acquired their overseas competitors. A second, more quiet wave of expansion is happening now.
Integrating Mobility & Safety Logical Link 2/22/2012 (17) comments The need to integrate our increasingly mobile lifestyle with highway safety standards is becoming more and more evident. What kinds of hands-free technologies are in the pipeline, and will they arrive soon enough?
Electromagnetic Radiation in Our DNA Dr. Cagri Tanriover 2/16/2012 (50) comments Our lives are intertwined with electromagnetic radiation. We can't see it or smell it, but it's always there. Is it something we should all be worried about? If so, to what extent?
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.