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Posts posted in September 2017
Making the Affordability Case for Huge SSDs
Jim O'Reilly  
9/19/2017   (2) comments
All of a sudden, huge solid state drives are available, for a price. Even before prices go down, they may make sense in certain applications.
The New 3PL: The Value of Radical Transparency in 2017
Scott McDevitt  
9/18/2017   Post a comment
In transportation, transparency has taken somewhat of a backseat, but the time has come to change that.
Getting Beyond Buzzwords: Industry 4.0
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/15/2017   Post a comment
We are finally settling on a shared definition of Industry 4.0. Now, we can take a look at what it really means.
Leveraging the Digital Supply Chain Grid
Paris Gogos  
9/14/2017   Post a comment
Learn how to create an interconnected and consumer-centric supply chain that is responsive to consumer demand.
EBN@C-Level: Finance Technology Eases Supply Chain Pain Points
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/13/2017   (1) comment
Financial technology is a huge supply chain enabler. We talked to a fintech guru to get a picture of the sector.
Green Shipping Easier than Ever Before
Kathrin Brost  
9/13/2017   Post a comment
While using air freight has its appeal, it is important to consider its environmental impact as well.
Devicification: Invented Word or Major Disruptive Phenomenon?
Erich Hoch  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
Devicification isn't a common term yet, but it will be.
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Attribute-Based Forecasting
Puneet Saxena  
9/11/2017   Post a comment
As manufacturers and retailers attempt to cater to disparate markets and a wide variety of preferences, forecasting product demand is getting more complex but not impossible.
The Price is Right: What Manufacturers Need to Know About Modern Service Parts Pricing
Gary Brooks  
9/11/2017   Post a comment
However, despite how vital pricing is to improving revenue and profit margins, many manufacturers still stick to the status quo when it comes to service parts pricing.
6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/8/2017   (7) comments
AI will help electronics OEMs make real strides in their businesses, especially in the warehouse.
Racing to Work: Hyper-Competition Demands Passion & Attitude
Puga Sankara  
9/8/2017   Post a comment
There are two ways to live: going with the flow or bringing everything you've got to what you do. I suggest the latter.
Resistors in Short Supply: Blame Cars
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/7/2017   (1) comment
Lead times on resistors are stretching out, which make make things hard for electronics OEMs.
How to Reduce Supplier Inventory Costs
John Kelser  
9/7/2017   (1) comment
It’s not unusual to see pallets and pallets of supplier goods stacked up in receiving waiting to be sorted out and relabeled.There is a better way…and it points to the label.
Abrupt Trade Sanctions Require Better Denied Party Screening
Ken Harris  
9/6/2017   Post a comment
As the lists of denied parties continue to expand and change, all companies—from Main Street to Wall Street—will need to take proper precautions to ensure they are not in violation of any trade restrictions.
5 Considerations in Selecting a SaaS Technology Vendor
Jett McCandless  
9/5/2017   Post a comment
It can be difficult to differentiate between best-in-class vendors and pretenders. These best practices can help you narrow down to the right choice.
Avoiding the Abyss of Big Data
Alex Peron  
9/4/2017   Post a comment
Many organizations fail at connecting analytics to action. To succeed, you need to understand how to better equip your team for success when making the ever-critical transition to big data.
6 Common Myths About the Global Supply Chain
John Caltabiano  
9/1/2017   (2) comments
More than ever before, an organization's supply chain is a strategic advantage. To make the most of it, though, we have to dispel some common myths.




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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!
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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.