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M-Commerce Emerges as Critical Component to Online Sales
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/14/2016   (1) comment
With the explosive growth of mobile devices as an e-commerce tool, online retailers need to start thinking hard about providing the right kind of mobile experience to customers.
5 Hot Topics in Home Delivery this Season
Chris Jones  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
This slideshow unwraps the biggest topics in home delivery for retailers this season.
Embrace Same Day Shipping Technology Strategies
Larry Lewis  
10/5/2016   Post a comment
While same day shipping is great for maintaining positive customer experience, it can strain resources for the shipper and the supply chain manager.
3-Step Sustainability Framework Points to Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/7/2016   Post a comment
Organizations have a significant opportunity to create environmental change, and making those changes will ultimately create stronger and more sustainable businesses.
Enable Supply Chain Security Through an Authentication Data Network
Michael Schuldenfrei  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
Inadvertent use of recycled, refurbished, or re-marked components can result in significant business risk for a manufacturer’s customers. Technology can help.
New Battleground Arises for Communication & Technology
Mike Heald  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
Business ecosystem vs. business ecosystem: that's where business is won and lost in today's world. Will yours be victorious?
Google’s Daydream is Silicon Reality
Rick Merritt  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
A Qualcomm graphics expert gave insight into work on mobile virtual reality in Android that is about to emerge from the lab.
Graphics Rivals in Epic Battle
Rick Merritt  
5/20/2016   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia go head-to-head this year in a rare battle of new GPUs, memory types and processes, says a veteran scorekeeper.
Environmental Compliance: Streamlining the Regulatory Process for Manufacturers
Chuck Cimalore  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
Manufacturers must comply with a multitude of regulations that can have a major impact on their business processes and success. Good practices are key to success.
Data is Key to Profitable Plastics Recycling
Pamela J. Gordon  
4/21/2016   Post a comment
For electronics OEMs, who have traditionally focused on reclaiming precious metals and components, this new push to recycle plastics may be daunting, but soon it will be part of good business practice.
Exploring the Changing Meaning of Recycling
Carl E. Smith  
4/19/2016   Post a comment
Recycling is increasingly influenced by numerous factors that present important challenges to organizations with a stake in the responsible management of the end-of-life products worldwide.
Electronics Retail Workforce Not Ready for Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/15/2016   Post a comment
Retailers say they aren't prepared to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace and feel unable to keep up with the pace of change, a new survey said.
The State of On-Shoring: The Problem of China
Jim O'Reilly  
4/14/2016   (7) comments
China has had a good run as a low-cost manufacturer with decent product quality, but labor costs have risen drastically over the last decade making the country vulnerable to re-sourcing decisions that take into account the logistics costs and risks associated with long pipelines.
Pack It Up: the Evolving Business of Protective Packaging
Frank Cavallaro  
3/29/2016   Post a comment
Momentum favors sustainable packaging although there is still a lot of room for improvement.
Cell Phone Providers Deal with Used Device Onslaught
Irv Grossman  
3/28/2016   Post a comment
As much as we have forward logistics figured out as an industry, reverse logistics remains a new and largely unexplored territory for cell phone providers.
Omnichannel Delivers Competitive Retail Edge
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/4/2016   Post a comment
A strong omnichannel strategy promises to be the big difference between the winners and the losers in the retail electronics market, a new survey found.
Inadequate IoT Security Puts Regulators on Collision Course with Consumers & Entire Open Source Movement
The prpl Palette  
3/2/2016   Post a comment
Whether its in products as mundane as a WiFi router, or as forward thinking as drones and smart cars, the IoT is making its place in the world and regulators and consumers are at odds in terms of how best to regulate it.
20 Notable Tech-Based Playthings that Took Toy Fair 2016 By Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/22/2016   (4) comments
The North American Toy Fair was abuzz with new toys that teach engineering and electronics or incorporate the latest technology. Take a look at some of the newest innovations.
19 Views of ISSCC
Rick Merritt  
2/9/2016   (1) comment
Chips for smart cars, fast wired and wireless links, cool cameras and more appeared at at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
15 Companies Hoping to Make Lebanon a Global Tech Hub
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/8/2016   Post a comment
Positioning itself as a “Silicon Valley of the Middle East,” Beirut is making a home to start ups that are disrupting the electronics industry.
UK Plans to Use Supply Chain Transparency to Combat Slavery
Ariella Brown  
2/3/2016   Post a comment
The only way to effectively stop the sale of the products of slave labor is to track all the parts used in the supply chain.
The Power of Location Based Advertising & In-Store Music
Steve Hashman  
1/22/2016   Post a comment
Anyone trying the get a customer's attention in the crowded electronics market knows that anything that will help make customers feel more comfortable is bound to help.
5 Cool Green Technologies at CES 2016
Elizabeth Montalbano  
1/12/2016   Post a comment
CES 2016, the annual technology confab, featured some interesting new offerings on the green technology scene.
Predictions for the State of eCommerce in 2016: The Year of the B2B Customer
Mark Johnson  
1/11/2016   Post a comment
A cloud-based, omnichannel approach will be the secret sauce of the most successful online retailers. Here's a look at some of the biggest realities behind this trend.
EBN's 2015 Top 10 Electronics Industry Slideshows
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/4/2016   Post a comment
The electronics supply chain has had an exciting year--and EBN was in the thick of it. Take a look at these ten winning slideshows that review, in pictures, great gains in technology, products, and supply chain practices.
High-Tech OEMs Make Holiday Delights
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/24/2015   Post a comment
With a plethora of technology gadgets hitting store shelves, there's something for everyone—but the sheer volume of choice can be overwhelming.
Reverse Logistics: Data in the Details
John Boucher  
12/23/2015   (1) comment
Visibility into your organization’s reverse logistics pipeline can present many added value opportunities that assist in improving your bottom line.
Holiday Season Raises Supply Chain Opportunity & Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/15/2015   Post a comment
At the holiday season, the supply chain is particularly important so risk planning is critical.
High-Tech Shoppers Demand Delivery Options
David Roegge  
12/14/2015   (2) comments
Those shopping for high-tech holiday surprises are looking for carriers to offer flexible and user-focused delivery options.
Analysts Predict CES 2016 Trends
Jessica Lipsky  
12/11/2015   Post a comment
The 2016 International CES will show evolutionary progress in a range of products from cars and drones to smart homes and wearables with a heightened focus on the impact of connectivity, said analysts.
5 Ways for Electronics OEMs to Create Instant Gratification for Consumers
John Boucher  
12/8/2015   Post a comment
Customers want online orders rapidly filled but the solution isn’t in improving shipping times – it’s in improving order fulfillment.
Ready for the Holidays? Tips for Supply Chain Success
Donna Fritz  
12/1/2015   (1) comment
Preparing supply chain operations for the holiday can seem daunting, but the sooner companies implement some proven best practices, the more strategic value they can add the organization -- and avoid a potentially costly meltdown during the most wonderful time of the year.
Supply Chain Proves Critical for Black Friday Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/27/2015   (1) comment
Advanced supply chain planning is critical to success on the biggest consumer electronics buying weekend of the year.
Last Mile Delivery Defines Success or Failure
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/27/2015   (3) comments
Black Friday sales can set the tone for the holiday season, but consumer respect throughout the year is a big part of being successful.
How Top-Class Electronic Testing Keeps Customers Happy
Sven Boddington  
11/4/2015   Post a comment
When a product breaks or doesn't work, good systems for diagnosing and solving the problem may be the difference between happy customers and ex-customers.
Makers: Why The Electronics Industry Needs to Pay Attention
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/29/2015   (1) comment
The world is changing, especially how great new ideas for electronics hardware are being brought to market. To get ahead, OEMs need to be thinking about how to work with these innovators.
Why Out-of-Stock Inventory May Kill Electronic Businesses this Holiday Season
Kurt Cavano  
10/5/2015   (1) comment
The holiday season could mean a sales boon for OEMs, but they'll only be able to cash in by delivering the right experience to customers.
Use Logistics to Maintain a Global Electronics Presence
Mary E. Shacklett  
9/16/2015   Post a comment
The road to success for electronics OEMs are paved with innovative new products. A strong logistics infrastructure and partnerships, though, is also important.
How Asset Recovery Is Increasing the Worth of High-Tech Products
Jesse Laver  
9/14/2015   Post a comment
Companies are developing ways to expand the revenue-earning potential of high-tech and electronics products throughout their life cycle with asset recovery.
Re-Shoring OEMs Challenged to Meet Expectations of Consumers & Regulators
Linda Li  
9/9/2015   Post a comment
If re-shoring is to succeed, a robust system for handling reverse supply chain management is going to be critcial.
E-waste Eludes EU’s Enforcement Efforts
Junko Yoshida  
9/2/2015   Post a comment
Europeans recycled only 35% of electronic waste properly in 2012. The rest was either illegally dumped or traded, according to a two-year study put together by the United Nations University and INTERPOL. What has gone wrong?
10 Reasons Electronics OEMs Should Care About Reviews
Andy Kohm  
8/17/2015   (1) comment
Increasingly, people are considering online reviews whether they are buying for themselves or their organizations. Here are ten reasons why electronics OEMs should be embracing this trend.
What Wooden Dolls Can Teach Us About Today’s Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
Wooden dolls meet the Internet of Things in ways that teach useful lessons about the electronics supply chain.
OEMs Incentivize Consumers with Innovative Trade-In & Take-Back Programs
Linda Li  
7/15/2015   (2) comments
At long last, OEMs are looking at post-consumer trade-in and take-back programs as a strategic imperitve rather than a big chore.
Product Stewardship Evolves as Industry Imperative
Todd Ellis  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Product stewardship needs to address the electronic devices we design and build from cradle to grave. Understanding the goal and the impact of our efforts is a good place to start.
Electronics OEMs Invited to End Human Trafficking & Slavery
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Slavery and human trafficking are a clear and present part of today's electronics supply chain. However, it doesn't have to be. Two industry organizations are working together to move toward change.
Omnichannel Retail Stresses Demand New Tools
Puga Sankara  
6/12/2015   Post a comment
To deliver the omnichannel experience to customers, retailers need to invest in more sophisticated tools.
CES Asia: ‘Zero Distance’ to Supply Chains
Junko Yoshida  
5/27/2015   Post a comment
Conspicuously missing from CES Asia are big name consumer electronics brands -- even local companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The show, however, signals the region’s close proximity among product design, manufacturing and supply chains.
Mobile Devices Increase Electronics Buyers Expectations
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/23/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, procurement departments are looking for online shoping experiences that are on par with the consumer world. Electronics OEMs need to keep up.
Top Technology Deserves a Flawless Launch
Isaac Mathew  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
The speed of business for the high tech electronics sector is always increasing. A perfect product launch, which requires careful logistics planning, could help one product win out over another.
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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.