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The Dollars & Sense of Onshoring
Frank Cavallaro  
4/15/2014   (5) comments
For some organizations, onshoring can make real financial sense. Here's why.
5 Business Benefits of a Fluid Distribution Network
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/9/2014   (3) comments
By leveraging today's technologies, organizations can move toward capturing the benefits of a fluid distribution network.
Exploring the Synergy of Automation & Onshoring
Frank Cavallaro  
4/8/2014   (4) comments
Automation has played a significant role in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. Here's why.
Getting to Fluid Distribution Networks
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/7/2014   (5) comments
With the impact of the omnichannel approach and the rapid changes in customer and product demands, old-style distribution network planning doesn't work anymore. Let's talk about how to reevaluate distribution networks to stay with the flow.
Semis & Supply Chain: Chip CEO Points to Disconnects
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2014   (6) comments
Supply chain practices may be linked to slowing growth in the semiconductor industry. Steve Sanghi, CEO of Microchip, weighs in.
10 Compelling Factors Driving Onshoring
Frank Cavallaro  
4/2/2014   (8) comments
There are at least ten reasons for manufacturers to bring manufacturing closer to home.
It’s Time for Better Systems in the Yard
Mary E. Shacklett  
3/31/2014   (4) comments
We've automated many aspects of the supply chain, but the trucks that come into the warehouse are still managed in the warehouse. It's time for a forklift upgrade of yard management.
Digital Signage Lets Supply Chain Eye the Horizon
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/28/2014   (2) comments
Digital signage helps manufacturers inspire workers and increase productivity.
PLC: How Does Your Company Stack Up?
Change in the Chain  
3/13/2014   (2) comments
Product lifecycle management, from design to end of life, is especially critical to success in the high-tech industry. It's time to close the gaps in your PLM activities.
Riding the AGV Trend
Frank Cavallaro  
3/11/2014   (16) comments
A new generation of AGVs is here. These new machines are going to make a big difference in distribution.
Customer-Centricity Takes Top Spot for High-Tech Supply Chain Principles
Change in the Chain  
3/5/2014   (20) comments
Customer service is becoming a huge differentiator in the quick-moving electronics world. That's certainly going to impact the supply chain.
Working the Kinks Out of Decentralized Product Development
Lynn Torrel  
3/3/2014   (7) comments
When meeting domestic demand in emerging economies, OEMs must maintain integrity between the engineering and new product introduction disciplines among their regional operations.
Nearshoring Still Searching for Adoption
Change in the Chain  
2/26/2014   (3) comments
As much as we talk about nearshoring as an idea whose time has come, most organizations are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
Shale Gas Creates Domino Effect
Logical Link  
2/19/2014   (11) comments
The shale gas boom is getting plenty of coverage, and it's critical that supply chain managers start tuning in.
Live Chat 2/20: Managing the Supply Chain on the Go
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/18/2014   (6) comments
Logistics and supply chain professionals expect and need anytime access to supply chain data—and mobile apps are the gateway to that capability.
Open Sesame: Alibaba Enters US Market
Wade McDaniel  
2/17/2014   (7) comments
11Main.com is lingering in the shadows of the e-commerce marketplace, but this consumer site will likely make a splash in the supply chain world.
Plotting Next Steps for Optimizing Intermodal Shipping
Mary E. Shacklett  
2/12/2014   (19) comments
In order to really transform the supply chain, intermodal logistics levels need to reach the next level.
Segmentation Enables Supply Chain Trifecta: Lower Cost, Higher Revenue & Greater Flexibility
Lynn Torrel  
2/3/2014   (2) comments
Inbound supply chain segmentation may be the next logical step on the journey toward supply chain excellence.
What Does Alibaba's Huge Supply Play Mean?
Marc Herman  
1/30/2014   (9) comments
Alibabi's logistics plans have gotten a lot of attention as a business deal, but it's time to consider what it means for the supply chain.
Supply Chain & Risk Management Go Together Like Peas & Carrots
Robert Cowan  
1/27/2014   (16) comments
Supply chain managers are juggling a lot, so risk is all in a day's work.
Supply Chain: Both Nimble & Lean
Jim O'Reilly  
1/20/2014   (7) comments
With onshoring, customer centricity, and shorter pipelines, Lean is no longer enough. "Nimble" is the next buzzword.
Shift Happens: Thoughts on Industry Change
Suzanne Deffree  
1/15/2014   (14) comments
Margins, ship and debit, counterfeiting, and executive changeover should be considered as we all plan for a successful 2014.
Saving the USPS
Jim O'Reilly  
12/24/2013   (22) comments
The solution lies in embracing the technological challenges and reinventing the mission.
Delivery by Drone: Logistics Helper or Hype?
Jim O'Reilly  
12/18/2013   (54) comments
Technology can do wonderful things, but will drones solve the last-10-miles problem of product delivery?
Shutdown Grazes Tech Supply Chain
Tam Harbert  
11/21/2013   (4) comments
The federal government shutdown didn't bring business to a halt, but business did get grazed, and, as always, there will be an impact in the electronics supply chain.
Component Supply May Be Moto PhoneBlok's Achilles Heel
Marc Herman  
11/14/2013   (11) comments
Motorola's "PhoneBlok" modular concept could be the next evolution of mobile. But where will they get the "bloks"?
Expanding What It Means to Be a Supply Chain Leader
Suzanne Deffree  
11/13/2013   (14) comments
What do companies like Amazon.com, Costco, and Kraft have in common with Avnet? According to Gartner, these companies are among the world's supply chain leaders.
Decentralize to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency
Apek Mulay  
10/11/2013   (11) comments
In today's world, the model of the decentralized supply chain has much to offer in terms of efficiency and outcome.
India Enters Wafer Production Game
Marc Herman  
9/25/2013   (36) comments
The rocky road to fabs in India may be smoothing out -- and that promises to create an interesting new dynamic in the marketplace.
Predictive Analytics Takes Its Place in the Electronics Supply Chain
Peter Buxbaum  
9/17/2013   (6) comments
A new class of products is emerging to aid in supply chain management that applies predictive analytics to help forecast shortages; overstock of electronic components; and optimize manufacturing, sourcing, and logistics processes.
APICS Investigates Supply Chain Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/10/2013   (1) comment
APICs new research foundation has partnered with Michigan State University to examine what capabilities will be key in the supply chain of the future.
Getting More for Less out of Your Logistics Operations
Gerry Fay  
9/4/2013   (6) comments
Although costs are rising in the supply chain, smart logistics professionals can fight the trend with good practices.
The First 3 Steps to a Mobile Supply Chain
Laurie Sullivan  
8/13/2013   (13) comments
The ability to make changes to your supply chain from a mobile device will prove invaluable. Here are three important considerations to help secure the mobile app between your company's enterprise platform and your supplier's.
Bringing Omnichannel Experience to Electronics Customers
Change in the Chain  
8/7/2013   (7) comments
Shoppers are searching for an omnichannel experience. Electronics OEMs need to consider that in their reverse logistics planning.
Tables Turning in Shipper/Carrier Relationship
Gerry Fay  
8/6/2013   (5) comments
It is more critical than ever that today's shipping customers make a concerted effort to be good customers.
Tricky Move: Changing Your EDI Provider
Scott Koegler  
7/30/2013   (26) comments
You don't want to be held hostage by your EDI provider. Here's a look at the possible pitfalls when making a switch.
Sometimes the Best Way Forward Is Reverse
Marc Herman  
7/23/2013   (18) comments
Ten years ago, the electronics industry only dabbled in reverse logistics. That's changing.
Logistics: One Size Does Not Fit All
Gerry Fay  
7/12/2013   (16) comments
With any new venture, organizations must do their due diligence before committing to set up shop in emerging markets.
5 Potential Pitfalls in International Reverse Logistics
Frank Cavallaro  
7/12/2013   (4) comments
Your organization has just received an international reverse logistics contract. How do you minimize company and client risk when your reverse logistics service offering crosses borders?
US Tech Investments Are Only Skin Deep
At the Source  
7/11/2013   (13) comments
The decision by Motorola Mobility to open a US factory belies the fact that other OEMs don’t see the US as an attractive manufacturing hub.
OASIS PPS: Plan, Schedule & Collaborate
Judith M. Myerson  
7/10/2013   (5) comments
The PPS, an open-source framework, offers a standard for collaborative planning and scheduling between manufacturing industries.
Warehousing Ops: Don't Forget the Data
Scott Koegler  
7/5/2013   (10) comments
Third-party logistics providers can provide key operations services. The key to success is ensuring these partners provide critical real-time data.
Reduce Lead Times & Slash Inventories
Peter Buxbaum  
7/3/2013   (6) comments
Cutting systemic lead time out of the electronics supply chain can drastically reduce inventories.
Mobile Heath Tests Supply Chain Fitness
Logical Link  
7/2/2013   (7) comments
Fitness enthusiasts are embracing wearable and mobile health devices. Now, the supply chain better start training what promises to be a surge in the mHealth industry.
New China Train System Aims at IT Supply Chains
Marc Herman  
6/28/2013   (22) comments
China is on track to have a new train system, which may be good news for the semiconductor industry there.
Pursue Innovation, Reject Novelty
Logical Link  
6/27/2013   (50) comments
Companies need some structure for developing innovative supply chain ideas, not just implementing them.
Tweak the Supply Chain From Your Phone
Laurie Sullivan  
6/25/2013   (36) comments
The smartphone is a stellar tool for many supply chain tasks.
Apple Preps Supply Chain for Battle Ahead
At the Source  
6/24/2013   (35) comments
With new products about to be launched, Apple’s latest strategy shifts reveal the company’s concern over its supply chain.
The Supply Chain After the Disaster
Logical Link  
6/24/2013   (14) comments
A look at how the electronics supply chain recovers components damaged by disaster.
A One-Country Supply Chain Won’t Work
Peter Buxbaum  
6/20/2013   (12) comments
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs says it wants to develop on in-country integrated mobile handset supply chain. Not such a good idea.
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