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Electronics Supply Chain Under the Trump Administration
Laurie Sullivan  
1/19/2017   Post a comment
The impact of the Trump administration and its plans to make American great again depends on what happens with taxes, tariffs, manufacturing costs, and other factors.
DoD Policy Takes Aim at Counterfeit Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/18/2017   Post a comment
The Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement final rule puts new guidelines in place for a DoD procurement practices to limit the risk of counterfeit parts getting integrated into critical military systems.
The Future of the Supply Chain Lies in Ecosystems
Alex Peron  
1/17/2017   Post a comment
If all goes well, the right supply chain ecosystem minimizes the gap between demand and supply at every point in the system.
Move Over Humans: Bots are Just Better for Some Supply Chain Tasks
B. Cameron Gain  
1/16/2017   Post a comment
Machines can outperform humans for a growing number of supply chain-related management tasks. And, as technology advances, that will only become more true.
10 Supply Chain Infographics that Speak Louder than Words
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2017   (1) comment
We decided to look back at some of the most popular topics and graphics from the past year. This is a list of the most popular infographics on EBN in the past year.
4 Ways Cloud-Based Sourcing Tools Will Enhance Business Outcomes in 2017
Chris Crane  
1/11/2017   Post a comment
Collectively sharing data within procurement can not only enhance overall business performance but make true impact on a business’s bottom line.
Electronic Device Markets Seen as Stagnant in 2017
Dylan McGrath  
1/5/2017   (2) comments
Combined shipments of PCs, mobile handsets and tablets are predicted to be flat in 2017, according to Gartner.
4 New Year’s Supply Chain Resolutions: Smartphones, Analytics, Ergonomics, Environment
Samuel Mueller  
1/3/2017   Post a comment
There are a lot of exciting new supply chain developments in the areas of smartphones, analytics, ergonomics, and the environment. Now is a good time for supply chain professionals to set some New Year’s resolutions that are related to adopting them.
Getting One Step Closer to Paperless Invoicing
Roger Hatfield  
1/2/2017   Post a comment
It would be fool hardy to predict that there will ever be a truly paperless office. However, since most billing applications can generate and send PDF invoices via email, it is the easiest and quickest way to move closer to a paperless office.
Building A Customer-Centric S&OP Plan for 2017
Sujit Singh  
12/29/2016   Post a comment
An effective supply chain planning strategy is optimal in building a customer-centric supply chain.
The Winds of Procurement Change are Blowing Strong
Patrick McCarthy  
12/27/2016   Post a comment
As supply chains stretch further around the globe, organizations are fast realizing that procure to pay has greater strategic promise than being strictly internal.
Device Testing: The Secret to Improving Chip Yield & Performance
Mary E. Shacklett  
12/27/2016   Post a comment
Using analytics to test semiconductor chips may make the difference between business success and failure.
Top 10 Hottest EBN Blogs in 2016
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/26/2016   (1) comment
EBN community members were most interested in hearing about the happenings at the largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the coolest technology implementations and vertical markets, and the latest technology trends.
The Driverless Supply Chain: Looking 5 Years into Logistics Future
Charles Edwards  
12/22/2016   Post a comment
Though it is inevitable, we cannot be certain when and at what rate logistics will be automated.
Continuing Education a Must for Supply Chain Professionals
Richard G. Weissman  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
There is just no excuse for not keeping up. Continuing education is available in many forms and from many sources.
25 Best Graduate Supply Chain Programs in North America
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
Leading universities are offering something for every situation from those who want to be full-time students to those who want to study long distance or on evenings and weekends.
Envisioning the Future of Supply Chain
Abe Eshkenazi  
12/15/2016   Post a comment
One of the best ways to prepare for supply chain’s dynamic and exciting future is to examine the megatrends that are impacting, improving, and reshaping our industry.
Living the Live Supply Chain: Why You Need Data
Hans Thalbauer  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
We often talk about a live supply chain, but getting there taks some work. Let's explore the essentials of deploying a live supply chain
High Visibility Counteracts Supply Chain Drama
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/9/2016   Post a comment
A new infographic details how supply chain visibility can prevent unforeseen issues to become big calamities.
International Dragnet Cracks Down on Darknet Trade
B. Cameron Gain  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
"Operation Hyperion" seeks to slow down illicit trade. The dragnet found several electronic components destined for the U.S. military.
10 Hottest Electronic Supply Chain Slideshows of 2016
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
Whether we were talking about the people, places, or things of the electronics supply chain world, readers agreed that these slideshows were their favorites.
Global Executives Weigh-In on Digital Supply Chain
Craig Moss  
12/5/2016   Post a comment
A new report outlines game changers, challenges and risks that will shape the digital supply chain in the coming years and key success factors.
Bots May Be the Next Big Supply Chain Invasion
Puga Sankara  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Chat bots are becoming commonplace in e-commerce. It may be time to look at how supply chains can use the same tech to make things run smoothly.
Championing Staff Development in the Age of Lean
Richard G. Weissman  
11/30/2016   Post a comment
Employee training and development have become victims of shifting business conditions.
Examining the Risky Business of E-Commerce
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Without the right supply chain for both the OEM and the online retailer, e-commerce growth can create more risk than reward.
Fast Track to Industrial IoT
Rich Quinnell  
11/23/2016   (4) comments
It fits in a shirt pocket, runs on batteries, and provides a quick way to upgrade to Industry 4.0.
Volkswagen Learns Painful Supply Chain Lessons
B. Cameron Gain  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
Last year, Volkswagen made headlines, but not in a good way. The mistakes, though, were understandable...and can be a great teaching tool for the industry.
University Research Affirms Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays
Gary Hilson  
11/21/2016   Post a comment
There’s lots of low hanging fruit for supply chains looking to improve delivery and reduce variability, according to corporate-sponsored research conducted by the University of North Texas.
Shift Happens: RFQ Management Gets Beyond Spreadsheets
Alex Peron  
11/21/2016   (1) comment
For years, companies have interacted with their suppliers using spreadsheets and email creating siloed communication channels. Today's complex supply chains demand something more.
10 Ways to Woo Supply Chain Talent
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
Let people know that supply chain and logistics offer some great opportunities for a fulfilling career. It's time to close the talent gap.
BlackBerry’s Indonesian Partnerships Demand Local Components
Ariella Brown  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
As regulatory compliance becomes more stringent, Blackberry is partnering more closely with component makers in Indonesia. It may be an idea whose time has come.
Maintaining Control in a Customer-Centric Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/16/2016   (1) comment
Customer centricity is redefining today's supply chain. As customers demand more, how are businesses going to respond?
Balancing the E & the We of the Supply Chain
Richard G. Weissman  
11/14/2016   Post a comment
Technology and humans can coexist in the supply chain.
4 Legal Liability Issues for Electronics OEMs Will Face in 2017
Mary E. Shacklett  
11/9/2016   (1) comment
Managers and decision makers in the electronics industry must to proactively look at the areas of legal liability that are likely to be major focal points in 2017.
Container Shipping, Procurement Go Blockchain
B. Cameron Gain  
11/9/2016   Post a comment
Blochchain technology promises to remove much of the bureaucratic waste and costs associated with the communication of supply chain- and ledger-related information for those doing business with the container shipping industry.
Robot Supply May Require New Links in the Chain
Laurie Sullivan  
11/7/2016   Post a comment
Long term, autonomous robots could become highly disruptive to supply chains, particularly for electronics components supply chains.
Time for Supply Chain to Scale the Data Governance Mountain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/4/2016   Post a comment
Most electronics OEMs are probably just starting the journey to real and proactive data governance. However, the benefits for getting there are plentiful.
Supporting Global, High Volume Barcode Label Printing
Mark Wick  
10/27/2016   Post a comment
A brief Q&A to explore printing barcode labels across a global enterprise.
Supply Chain Disruption Focuses on Emerging Risk
Richard G. Weissman  
10/25/2016   Post a comment
The sun always comes out after a storm; the snow melts and the floods dry up. But the supply chain risks we are facing today have less of a predicable outcome.
Ensuring Consistency in Manufacturing PCBs Across the Global Supply Chain
Kella Knack  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
Designing and manufacturing printed circuit board (PCB) can be challenging. That’s because PCBs are the launching points for hardware product development and the laminate and prepreg materials used in designing and manufacturing PCBs are the nuclei for those boards.
Blockchain Set to Transform Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/21/2016   (1) comment
Blockchain has supply chain aficionados excited because the technology will support new business processes that allow for assets to be transferred over the Internet without the need for a centralized third party.
Security Risk in the Age of Cloud Computing
Chris King  
10/19/2016   (1) comment
If supply chain architecture in the cloud is not properly designed, a flaw in one client’s application would not only allow hackers to access their information, but other client’s information as well.
Did Processor Cause Samsung Note 7 Blowup?
Junko Yoshida  
10/14/2016   Post a comment
It’s far from clear what caused Samsung Note 7 to catch fire. But a new report emerged that the culprit might not be the lithium-ion batteries. Rather, the problem might reside in tweaks made to the processor.
6 Biggest Supply Chain Boons of Enterprise Labeling
Josh Roffman  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
The case for enterprise barcode labeling is compelling. With the right enterprise labeling solution, organizations benefit in a variety of ways.
Samsung Needs to Get Transparent
Rick Merritt  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
Samsung owes its customers and the tech community a clear explanation of what happened with the lithium ion batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
Get Yourself Named Procurement MVP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/10/2016   Post a comment
Every procurement should work to stand out as the most valuable player (MVP) in the organization. Here are a few tips on how to get started.
Mid-Sized Manufacturing Survey Tracks Procurement Evolution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/4/2016   Post a comment
Mid-sized manufactures report a positive financial outlook and expect supply chain performance to be even more critical than ever before.
Jabil Unveils Innovation Acceleration Services for OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/3/2016   Post a comment
Jabil has announced that it is offering rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and managed procurement and supply chain services to help its OEM customers get ideas from the drawing board to reality faster and cheaper.
Software-Centric World Takes Over Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/30/2016   (11) comments
Finally, the move to software has taken over the enterprise. The supply chain is becoming more automated, and that's going to change the way we all do business.
4 Biggest Boons Enterprise Labeling Integration with SAP
Josh Roffman  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
There are many specific benefits that SAP-based organizations realize when deploying an enterprise labeling solution that integrates to SAP.
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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.