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Posts posted in August 2017
Oracle IoT Cloud Expanded with AI & Digital Features
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2017   Post a comment
Oracle announces its the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud, which features built-in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that powers digital twin and digital thread capabilities.
The HP Garage: An Armchair Travelers Guide to Where the Innovation Began
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2017   (7) comments
Take a private tour in pictures of where technology giant began, in a tiny garage in Palo Alto, CA.
How to Build a Supply Chain X.0 Strategy
Susan Fourtané  
8/30/2017   Post a comment
What does it take to build next-generation supply chain capabilities? A supply chain X.0 strategy may be the answer.
Cybersecurity & Verified Trust in the Digital Supply Chain
Craig Moss  
8/30/2017   Post a comment
Verified trust is a critical component in working with third party partners in digital supply chains.
Amazon Bets on Advanced Robotics for Future Fulfillment Centers
Pablo Valerio  
8/29/2017   Post a comment
Amazon has identified robotics fulfillment as a key technology strategy and is looking for the newest developments to run its warehouses.
Explore Second-Life Market for Drones & Home Assistants
Frank Cavallaro  
8/29/2017   Post a comment
As electronics OEMs evolve their products, its important to consider what we are going to do with obsolete electronics as consumers spend on newer offerings.
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Forecasting Returns
Puneet Saxena  
8/28/2017   Post a comment
Returns create an interesting problem for both retailers and manufacturers that sell online: in addition to predicting a customer's original order, manufacturers and retailers need to be able to forecast how many products make come back to them.
Foxconn Gen 10+ LCD Display Manufacturing Highlights Yield Management Challenges with Large-Screen TVs
Shulik Leshem  
8/28/2017   Post a comment
What Foxconn’s newly announced Wisconsin LCD display fab reveals about consumers’ TV purchasing trends and suppliers’ manufacturing imperatives.
HP & Deloitte Join Forces to Boost 3D Printing, Digital Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/25/2017   (1) comment
HP and Deloitte announced that they will work toward implementing HP’s 3D printing systems in large-scale manufacturing environments.
Supply Chain Pros Need Lifelong Learning
Richard G. Weissman  
8/25/2017   Post a comment
There is really no excuse these days not to be up to speed on the issues that impact your business…and ultimately impact you.
3 Ways SDN Solves Industrial IOT's Undiscovered Security Problems
Paul Myer  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
Repurposing SDN may be just what the industrial world needs to solve three of its biggest security problems.
Inventory Missing? Use Technology to Pinpoint Areas of Loss & Theft
Krish Kupathil  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
The advent of digital technologies to monitor inventory are set to change the cargo theft scenario and make life easier for businesses and supply chain companies worldwide.
Investment in Supply Chain IoT Grows
Ariella Brown  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
Everyone agrees that IoT is growing quickly. However, many don't realize that a huge chunk of that is to come from industry.
3 Mindsets Logistics Providers Can Drop to Improve Competitiveness
Stephanie Johnson  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
The logistics industry is rapidly changing, yet many logistics providers refuse to adapt based on some key harmful mindsets.
New Seegrid Offering Puts Self-Driving Vehicles in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Seegrid has announced the GP8 Series 6 self-driving pallet truck, which is fully automated to pick up, move, and drop off materials without human intervention.
AR & VR Technology Set to Grow in an Augmented Way
Abhijit Ankalkote  
8/22/2017   (3) comments
Manufacturing, e-commerce and marketing, and gaming and entertainment are set to be the high-growth applications in the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) market.
USB Type-C Computing Devices Soar, Vendors & Suppliers Pressured for Accessories
Pablo Valerio  
8/21/2017   (1) comment
Almost every vendor is launching laptops, tablets, and smartphones using USB Type-C connectors. The advantages of the new standard are clear: reversible, slim, and multi-functional, replacing power, data and video connectors. Unfortunately, most new devices lack USB Type-C compatible accessories, and most users need adapters for their old USB devices.
Data, Information & Insights Drive High-Tech Supply Chain Decisions
Alex Peron  
8/21/2017   Post a comment
In the high-tech electronics industry, where product life cycles are shrinking and time to market is critical, this trend may be even more marked.
Industrial IoT Boom Demands IP Networks
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
The huge growth in IoT relies on access to IP-enabled networks in order to get the most out of the technology.
No Quick Picks: The Right Retail Technology Makes a Difference
Puga Sankara  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
Retailers can’t just sell technology, but they must use technology in new and smart ways.
Get on Board: Millennial Managers Reshape the Warehouse
Scott Kameron  
8/17/2017   (2) comments
Supply chain leadership is evolving as Millennials become managers. They will have to learn how to apply their special skills to create market growth while accommodating workers’ varying backgrounds to become effective leaders.
Mind the Talent Gap with BPaaS
Mike Raftery  
8/17/2017   Post a comment
BPaaS allows today’s cutting-edge supply chain organization to leverage the best of technology, process and infrastructure to invest in ‘in house’ assets where it adds the most value, and outsource where they can get better results, quicker and more reliably.
Robotics Manufacturing Takes Off in Thailand
Susan Fourtané  
8/16/2017   (1) comment
Thailand is more than a favorite tourist destination. It is one of the world's leaders in the robotics industry.
Lower Labor Costs Without Firing Anyone
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/16/2017   Post a comment
Nanufacturers should be looking to identify and lessen hidden labor cost rather than always reducing headcount.
Smart Factory Strategy Becomes Table Stakes for OEMs
Philip Stoten  
8/15/2017   (7) comments
If you haven’t then it’s time to learn more about what many refer to as the fourth industrial revolution.
Raise Your (Google) Glass to the Enterprise Edition
Ariella Brown  
8/15/2017   Post a comment
The hands-free convenience of Google Glass combined with smartphone capabilities is proving very valuable in an industrial setting.
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Image Recognition for Shelf Logistics
Puneet Saxena  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
For retailers, it's critical (and expensive) to keep shelves stocked. New technology can cut those costs.
Bringing Workforce Management to the Cloud
Malysa O'Connor  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
Chances are you’ve considered moving your supply chain technology to the cloud. Focusing on workforce management solutions may be the best place to start.
Retail Needs to Get Its Groove Back
Puga Sankara  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
All the talk of online killing retail may not be completely true. If retail is sick, it may be that they are not taking care of business. This adversity may be an opportunity to turn it around, come out bigger better and stronger.
Organizations Aim for Operational Excellence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
Operational excellence is at the core of good business practice, but the road to achieving true improvements can be paved with challenges.
Proactive Component Management: 4 Lessons from Samsung’s Supply Chain Challenges
Mary E. Shacklett  
8/10/2017   Post a comment
Samsung's battery problems last year made headlines, but this type of product failure can happen to anyone, Proactive supplier and component management are critical to safeguard customers and brand.
Buyer Boon: Digitization Forces Electronic Component Price Transparency
Adrien Sandrini  
8/10/2017   Post a comment
The electronic component industry has always been prone to price discrepancies. However, the digital age will likely bring an unexpected end to this challenge.
11 Goofy & Glorious Gadgets Launching on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/9/2017   Post a comment
We scoured Kickstarter for new gadget ideas, from the sublime to the ridiculous.
The First Half of 2017: Trump Administration Impact on Cross-Border Supply Chains
Scott Stanley  
8/9/2017   Post a comment
The Trump administration is an anomaly when compared to administrations of the past due to its polarizing leader, focus on fast-moving policy implementation, and hard-lined stances on immigration, trade, and the American workforce.
Oracle Expands SCM Cloud Offering
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2017   (2) comments
Oracle has announced Release 13 of its Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud offering, a comprehensive, modularized, and cloud-based option.
IoT Chips: A Look at a Valuable Trend for Semiconductors
Sachin Garg  
8/7/2017   Post a comment
Increased research and development (R&D) in the field of IoT in terms of new and improved technologies and the increasing need for improved lifestyle are the two crucial factors driving the IoT chip market.
Renewable Energy Offers Supply Chain Benefits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs have the potential for better business returns if they choose renewable energy sources.
Sorry, There's No Published Roadmap to Winning Marketing Investment
Savvy Tech Marketing  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Mapping out a smart marketing strategy is critical for organizations trying to successfully negotiate the twists and turns of corporate branding, public relations and other activities.
Dynamic Duo: How Data & Visibility Prevent Warranty Fraud, Mitigate Losses
Sarah Hatfield  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Most companies don’t realize the extent of their problem with warranty fraud, don’t have sufficient ways to prevent fraud and, when they do discover it, struggle to act. Much of it comes down to not having the right data and visibility across the warranty management process.
Electronics Supply Chain Extends to After Market Care
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Equipment manufactures need to extend their supply chain efforts to after market services. By having the right parts on hand, these OEMs can fatten margins and increase customer satisfaction.
Flexible Electronics Give OEMs Room to Move
Susan Fourtané  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
New materials and innovative new technologies bring a future of flexibility to the electronics supply chain.
Address Supply Chain Talent Gap with a Stem Educational Outreach Program
Abe Eshkenazi  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
A new APICs STEM program introduces K-12 students to supply chain, demonstrates the importance of supply chain management, and showcases career paths within the industry.
Cheaper & Smaller Li-Ion Batteries Build Thinner, More Powerful Devices
Pablo Valerio  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
New batteries increasingly offer the same capacity in a smaller footprint, and prices are dropping. OEMs are now looking to leverage the improvements to build smaller, lighter mobile devices.
Wearable Tech Enables Manufacturing Now & In the Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
Most manufacturers plan to embrace Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improve quality and operational visibility, a new survey found.
Apple Rival Morphs into Screen Supplier
Ariella Brown  
8/1/2017   Post a comment
Apple is evolving it's screen technology and has partnered with traditional smartphone rival Samsung.
Wearables, Infotainment, Fitness Drive Microprocessor Sales
Swapnil Mali  
8/1/2017   Post a comment
Once dominated by PCs, the microprocessor is looking to new products, such zs Smart wearables, infotainments systems, and medical fitness devices, to drive growth,




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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.