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Taking the Doom Out of the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Frank Cavallaro  
9/30/2014   (1) comment
For all the doom and gloom surrounding the supply chain talent shortage, there has hardly been a better time to be a college graduate or self-motivated professional in this industry.
New Common Parts Library Supports Connected Device Design
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/29/2014   (4) comments
Octopart is developing a living library of readily available, commonly used parts for designers who want to ease supply chain headaches when it comes time to build their connected devices.
Averting a Repeat Supply Chain Disruption at West Coast Ports
Logical Link  
9/29/2014   (4) comments
Although not likely, a threat of shutdown in West Coast ports should get supply chain pros thinking about how to manage if such a thing were to happen.
10 Top Video Parodies on User Interfaces
Max Maxfield  
9/26/2014   (12) comments
There have been some interesting videos of user interface parodies over the years -- some that are old chestnuts, some that deserve to be called classics, and some that have only recently appeared on the scene.
Infographic: Emerging Market Growth Depends on Smart Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/26/2014   (25) comments
Emerging markets can be a lucrative target for electronics OEMs, but it's critical to put strong supply chain practices in place to capture the best results.
New Age Procurement Metrics for the CPO’s Dashboard
Diptarup Chakraborti  
9/25/2014   (8) comments
Today's procurement software lets organizations collect more data than ever before. Increasingly, the chief procurement officer needs to focus on the most important metrics to make good buying decisions.
Wearables & IoT Boom Creates Supply Chain Challenges
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/25/2014   (17) comments
A great idea for a new wearable or connected electronics product can die on the vine if designers neglect manufacturability and product availability.
Slideshow: Vote on Cool Idea Award From Designers of Things
Susan Rambo  
9/24/2014   (7) comments
Check out the interesting innovations up for Proto Labs' Cool Idea! Award at Designers of Things conference in San Francisco.
3D Printers Pursue High Fashion
Rick Merritt  
9/24/2014   (13) comments
Advances in 3D printers hold promise for a clothing and fashion industry stuck in 100-year-old processes, but they still have years of evolution ahead, a Designers of Things event speaker said.
Supply Chain Sustainability: Addressing Transparency in the Metals & Mining Sector
Susan Fourtané  
9/24/2014   (6) comments
Addressing transparency in the metals and mining sector must be a joint effort between supply chains and consumers.
Designing for Wearables: Tremendous Opportunity But Not Without Challenges
Suzanne Deffree  
9/23/2014   (1) comment
The wearables space is wide open and exploding with opportunity, but that does not come without design and sourcing issues -- issues some believe could be alleviated in part by the strength of the maker community and an open-source approach to this segment.
Live Chat 9/25: Leveraging Smart Tech to Manage Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/23/2014   (6) comments
Dave Bowen, CEO of the e-sourcing firm MarketMaker4, will be our guest as we explore ways to minimize and manage geopolitical and corporate risk in supply chain and sourcing through the use of technology.
Sustainable Packaging Goes Mainstream
Frank Cavallaro  
9/23/2014   (14) comments
Consumer demand and corporate commitment have spurred a flood of new innovations in sustainable packaging, taking what was once a novel concept into the mainstream.
Steve Wozniak Reacts to Latest iPhone
Max Maxfield  
9/22/2014   (23) comments
Being presented with his very own iCups communications system certainly brightened Steve Wozniak's day.
The Secret to Buying Electronics Design Services
Michael Allen  
9/22/2014   (6) comments
Using a contract manufacturer's in-house design team, rather than a standalone design firm, can improve both design and manufacturing.
Consumers Expect Full In-Car Connectivity
Junko Yoshida  
9/19/2014   (9) comments
Drivers worldwide increasingly expect their cars to be "the next connected space," a seamless extension to their already connected homes and offices, according to a global consumer study conducted by GfK.
Infographic: Apple Perfects Global Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/19/2014   (12) comments
The iPhone 6 is more than a just a new product success story. It offers an example of an electronics supply chain that spreads across the globe and has the potential for economic change.
Don't Damage Thin Devices When Testing
Taqi Mohiuddin  
9/18/2014   (2) comments
ICs are easy to damage when performing reliability qualification tests.
Repurposed Systems Present Growth Opportunity
Jim O'Reilly  
9/18/2014   (5) comments
With system performance taking a quantum leap of improvement, while the cloud targets a four-year lifecycle, what happens to the used systems business?
ROW Spells Next Big Thing
Rick Merritt  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Emerging markets are the next big thing for an electronics industry hungry for growth and innovation both in supply and demand.
Is On-Demand Packaging Ready to Take Off?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/16/2014   (5) comments
Only 7% of companies use on-demand packaging, but the search for more cost-efficient solutions in the face of multi-channel distribution should fuel the rapid rise of this new technology.
Investing in European Electronics
Logical Link  
9/15/2014   (1) comment
The European Union is pushing to build a presence in world electronics. It's a start, but more innovation and effort are still needed.
iPhone Tech Evolves & Thrives: Infographic
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/12/2014   (8) comments
A look at the trajectory of the iPhone shows consistent growth and a track record for innovation. Now, let's talk about how the electronics supply chain will shift along with changes in consumer electronics.
Winged Parcel Delivery: Google's Way
Julien Happich  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
While there is still debate about if legislation would ever allow swarms of commercial drones to fly over our heads, Google recently unveiled some details of its own drone-based delivery project, named Project Wing.
Apple Smart Watch Assault Good News for the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
Consumers are atwitter about the newest product offerings from Apple, but it may be even better news for the electronics supply chain.
Turn the Supply Chain Into an Information Highway
Mathieu Guerville  
9/11/2014   (2) comments
Information is power, but only if it's readily available and usable. To create sustainable products and to improve business results, it's critical to share information across the breadth of the supply chain.
Turning Growing Pains Into Global Gains
Change in the Chain  
9/10/2014   (1) comment
Global initiatives can yield big business benefits, but only if they are done right. Here are a handful of methods for evaluating the potential of new markets.
Automation: the 'Do or Die' of Multi-Channel Distribution
Frank Cavallaro  
9/9/2014   (2) comments
Multi-channel distribution has resulted in increased levels of automation, but issues like implementation costs and the challenge of combining new and old technologies will need to be overcome.
Employees at Apple Supplier Factory at Risk, Report Says
Jessica Lipsky  
9/8/2014   (10) comments
Serious health, safety, environmental, and human rights violations were found at a Suqian, China, factory that has contracts with Apple, Dell, HP, and others, a report from China Labor Watch and Green America says.
Tracing the Future of the Smart Device Market
Ken Neusaenger  
9/8/2014   (16) comments
The consumer electronics market is quickly evolving, with new and better devices hitting the hands of consumers. The semiconductor supply chain has to consider how these shifts will likely hit the high-end OEM customer.
Corrugated Packaging Getting Consistently Greener
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/5/2014   (27) comments
Corrugated materials makers are scoring high in terms of reducing its environmental impact.
Next-Shoring: New Frontier for Manufacturing?
John Paul Williams  
9/4/2014   (6) comments
The speed of manufacturing is accelerating, requiring a combo of nearshoring and unified communications.
A Single Inventory for Both 'Bricks & Clicks'?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/4/2014   (5) comments
In the search for a solution to meet the demands of multi-channel distribution, companies move toward centralized inventories, but challenges remain.
Mean, Lean, Supply Chain Machine
Tam Harbert  
9/3/2014   (5) comments
Lenovo, via acquisition and organic growth, has become one of the biggest players in the supply chain game.
Capturing Meaningful Data: The False Hope of BI
Chanan Greenberg  
9/2/2014   Post a comment
Data sources are too varied in the modern electronics component manufacturer's world to count on reliable intelligence from spot checks. Real-time variations need to be considered.
Infographic: Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Through 2014
Rodney Brown  
8/29/2014   (14) comments
While there are many takeaways from this KPMG infographic, the main one could be: Stay flexible as the rate of innovation in supply chain and manufacturing continues to grow.
Brazil's Path to Hardware Manufacturing at Home
Karen Field  
8/28/2014   (3) comments
In Brazil, there are many barriers to manufacturing computer hardware within the country. Here’s how some engineers are trying to change government policies.
Designing for That 3D Printer
Jim O'Reilly  
8/28/2014   (18) comments
A look at some tools that are making 3D printing easier.
Arrow's Parts Platform, One Year In
Jim Ricciardelli  
8/26/2014   Post a comment
Lessons learned from the first year of the industry's first lifecycle services platform.
Will iPhone 6 Production Problems Hurt Availability?
Eric Zeman  
8/25/2014   (4) comments
Last-minute changes to the display have manufacturers scampering to meet quotas. We've heard this story before.
Future Growth Facing the Consumer Electronics Industry
Susan Fourtané  
8/21/2014   (40) comments
The consumer electronics industry can expect increasing growth toward 2015 with focus on segments such as entertainment and healthcare.
Global 3D Printing Growth Will Change Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
8/18/2014   (29) comments
The growth of the additive manufacturing sector from 2008 to 2023 implies great changes in the global supply chain and manufacturing.
The Limits of Moore's Law Limits
R. Colin Johnson  
8/15/2014   (1) comment
It’s a debate that electrical engineers have been arguing for a long time: When will Moore’s Law end? However, who says it will end?
Local Distributors Take a Bigger Slice of the Pie in China
Bruce Gain  
8/14/2014   (5) comments
While the majority of components used in Chinese electronics assembly plants come from outside the country, the trend is moving toward locally sourced parts.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 6
Apek Mulay  
8/13/2014   (2) comments
Semiwiki writers weigh in with their thoughts on the future of the semiconductor industry.
Intel Outlines 14nm, Broadwell
Rick Merritt  
8/12/2014   (1) comment
This week, Intel offered new details on its 14nm manufacturing process, as well as a look at its Broadwell processor, the first CPU that is being built on that process.
What Is American Made & Why It Matters
John Ciangiulli  
8/12/2014   (21) comments
There is a pretty clear-cut definition to the term American made. There are compelling reasons to use it, as long as it is used correctly.
Delivering the EMS Goods
Jake Kulp  
8/8/2014   (5) comments
Here's how a mid-tier EMS provider can thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 5
Apek Mulay  
8/6/2014   (5) comments
The level of competition is on the rise, but there's little consensus on the best way to proceed.
New Fujitsu-Panasonic Co.: 6 Things Left Unsaid
Junko Yoshida  
8/5/2014   (2) comments
The agreement among Fujitsu, Panasonic, and the Development Bank of Japan has marked a sea change in how the Japanese electronics industry works. However, there’s more to deal.
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