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Paris Agreement: Supply Chain Implications
Susan Fourtané  
2/4/2016   Post a comment
The recent Paris Agreement climate deal by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in December puts a lot on the line in regards to supply chain management.
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.
Mega-Mergers Will Likely Prompt Container Shipping Price Hikes
Bruce Gain  
1/28/2016   Post a comment
High-level mergers among the world’s largest container shipping companies are reshaping the global ocean transport industry--and in the end it may mean higher prices.
Counting the High Cost of Doing Nothing
Frank Cavallaro  
1/26/2016   Post a comment
Many companies mistakenly believe holding off on investments equals saving money when, in fact, it can become a costly strategy down the line.
Gartner’s Next Level of Supply Chain Innovation: Federated Solutions
Lisa Ann Cairns  
1/25/2016   Post a comment
The maturation of business technology and digital business processes has enabled a new solution set and a new means for collaborative ecosystems across companies to be built. These new ecosystems espouse federated solutions that not only provide innovative opportunities for customers but also new growth capabilities for supply chain partners without taking on additional assets.
Packaging for the Future
Aaron Continelli  
1/21/2016   Post a comment
Efforts to increase sustainability of packaging can help companies gain a stronger foothold in their market and more easily adhere to government regulations by catering to the earth-friendly desires of their own consumer market.
Monitoring the Tantalum Supply Chain
Logical Link  
1/20/2016   Post a comment
Geographic shifts in the mining of tantalum warrant supply chain monitoring.
2016 Marks a Year of Electronics Supply Chain Evolution
Richard Barnett  
1/19/2016   Post a comment
As electronics manufacturers look ahead to 2016 and beyond, some of the biggest themes shaping the future of their supply chains will arise from the challenges they face today: Globalization, network optimization, and the Internet of Things.
Tackling the Risky Business of the Electronics Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/15/2016   Post a comment
Risk management is tricky but vital for today's electronics OEMs
Cultural Intelligence Proves Critical to Global Strategy
Puga Sankara  
1/15/2016   Post a comment
Leaders need to get multicultural experience, in order to lead this ever shrinking, technologically transforming, tightly connecting world. By arming themselves with cultural intelligence, these individuals can effectively inspire, execute, and win business across borders.
The Changing Landscape of Global Ports
Bruce Gain  
1/13/2016   (7) comments
More than a dozen major ports are evolving to become critical players in the global supply chain list. Let's take a look at what ports are on the list.
15 New & Old Ports Emerge as Global Trade Players
Bruce Gain  
1/12/2016   Post a comment
A variety of business and political factors are behind the emergence of ports that will be critically important to the supply chain by 2020.
Customer Demands Should Drive Operational Designs
Susan Fourtané  
1/12/2016   Post a comment
A recent PwC survey finds that changes in customer behavior are set to disrupt businesses in all industries over the next five years. However, most companies operations are not designed to deliver what customers value now or three years from now.
3 Basics to Successfully Transform the Supply Chain with a Cloud Deployment
Rob Bernshteyn  
1/11/2016   (1) comment
The cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) promise better, faster, lower total cost of ownership ways to apply information technology to procurement and supply chain problems that have never been adequately addressed. Doing it right, though, is important.
Capacitor Maker’s Solution to Eliminate a Conflict Mineral from Its Supply Chain
Tracey Schelmetic  
1/8/2016   Post a comment
Few companies have a bigger stake in sourcing conflict-free tantalum than electronic component maker KEMET, so it went to establish an entirely closed-loop supply chain with trusted partners.
U.S. OEMs Face Big Fines With Canadian eManifest Enforcement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/8/2016   Post a comment
Moving data is often as important as moving freight. The Canadian eManifest is an important step toward improving security by receiving cargo and conveyance information before a shipment arrives at the border.
The Year in Review: Dangerous Goods Shipping Regs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/8/2016   Post a comment
Compliance around documentation and preparing dangerous shipments is a moving target. Today's infographic looks at the changes in the industry in the past year.
Windows to Success: 5 Suggestions for Improving Supply Chain Visibility
Aaron Continelli  
1/6/2016   (3) comments
Supply chain visibility provides actionable information to allow consumer electronics companies that let them work toward improved forecasting, and higher customer satisfaction.
EBN's Top 5 Distribution Stories for 2015
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/6/2016   (1) comment
Distributors play a critical part of the electronics supply chain—and this year EBN kept close tabs on this important group of companies.
EBN's Top 10 Supply Chain Stories for 2015
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/5/2016   (1) comment
Last year, best practices around procurement, logistics, sustainability, compliance, and more are hot topics of conversation industry wide. Will 2016 be any different?
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.
Calculating the ROI of Your WMS
Eric Allais  
1/4/2016   (1) comment
Getting a positive ROI from a new WMS installation takes less time than distributors usually assume and the new system will continue to produce new improvements long after implementation.
What’s Next for the Supply Chain in 2016
Sven Boddington  
12/29/2015   (2) comments
As we get ready to turn the calendar page to a new year, it's a perfect time to look at what trends and topics will take top billing for the electronics industry in 2016.
The Importance of Team Dynamics in the Global Supply Chain
Kella Knack  
12/27/2015   (1) comment
Teamwork and a sense of being a team player may be the most important skill in today's global electronics supply chain.
Mexico’s Thriving Automotive Electronics Industry Needs Parallel EHS Boom
Pamela Gordon  
12/23/2015   (1) comment
Automotive manufacturers in Mexico need to take special precautions to ensure environmental health and safety in their facilities.
Leaders Explore the Trade-Offs in Successful European Supply Chain Networks
Erik Diks  
12/22/2015   (1) comment
Supply chain and distribution costs vary significantly by product type and industry, a Chainalytics' study found. .
The Importance of On-Time Payment in the Supply Chain
Mark Medlen  
12/21/2015   Post a comment
If you want to win friends and influence people, there’s no better way than paying your bills on time, or even a little early. We’ve all learned a lot about being a good vendor, but what about being a good customer? What makes us stand out with our suppliers and get more of their attention when we need it?
FinTech Companies Add Supply Chain Financing
Logical Link  
12/20/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain financing is winning attention and becoming part of FinTech companies’ portfolio of services.
Fed Rate Hike Impacts Semiconductor Industry
Apek Mulay  
12/17/2015   Post a comment
The recent federal interest rate hike represents an important moment in the U.S. economy—and for the electronics industry.
Tell Apple to Stop Drinking Its Own Kool Aid: The PC Isn't Dead Yet
Puga Sankara  
12/16/2015   Post a comment
No wonder Apple is struggling to sell its products to enterprises. The iconic Apple is wrong to claim that iPad Pro will replace PCs, a statement that is surprising coming from an executive with an enterprise background at Compaq and IBM's supply chain and procurement departments.
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.
Offshore Supplier Dependency Discourages Reshoring
Susan Fourtané  
12/14/2015   (1) comment
How viable and scalable reshoring manufacturing really is? A new research paper examines how manufacturers' dependency on offshore suppliers impacts their consideration of reshoring.
Manufacturing Day 2015 Helps Helps Shift Perceptions
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/11/2015   Post a comment
Eighty one percent of students surveyed after Manufacturing Day 2015 are more convinced manufacturing provides careers that are both interesting and rewarding.
Automotive Labeling: 7 Ways To Drive Supply Chain Efficiency
Harold Desjarlais  
12/10/2015   Post a comment
With the right enterprise labeling solution, automotive industry suppliers benefit in a variety of ways.
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.
Nearshoring Presents New Challenges for Transportation Industry
Mike Maris  
12/7/2015   Post a comment
Bringing manufacturing closer to home yeilds benefits but also creates logistical challenges.
Can't Get What You Want for Christmas? Blame the Supply Chain
Elizabeth Montalbano  
12/4/2015   Post a comment
A survey by Riverwood Solutions found that the biggest problem for the supply chain over the busy holiday gift-giving season is visibility.
Bring the Wisdom of Crowds to the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/4/2015   Post a comment
The electronics industry needs to start leveraging collective wisdom for better business outcomes.
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.
What’s Preventing Onshoring from Taking Off?
Frank Cavallaro  
12/1/2015   (2) comments
The issue of onshoring is more complex than we may realize.
Talent Management: Technology Boost Hardens Soft Skills
Somdipto Ghosh  
11/30/2015   Post a comment
Innovation is critical to procurement and supply chain success, but many organizations get mired down in day to day activities. By leveraging technology prowess, electronics OEMs can help procurement pros find new and better ways of getting things done.
Automotive Industry Looks for Supply Chain Efficiencies
Harold Desjarlais  
11/25/2015   Post a comment
The automotive industry transforms and looks for greater efficiencies in the supply chain in order to keep up.
Operations or IT: Don't Pick a Side
Puga Sankara  
11/25/2015   Post a comment
When operations and IT partner together seamlessly, it can translate into huge supply chain efficiency and savings for an organization.
European Supply Chains: A 2015 Retrospective
Bas Daver  
11/24/2015   Post a comment
Multinationals doing business in Europe will face continued supply chain pressures going into 2016, given increasingly disrupted global economies, the scaling up of omni-channel shopping, new technologies and network structures and evolving regulations.
Imagining the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
11/23/2015   Post a comment
New technologies, advanced analytics, robotics, and visualization help pivot companies towards digital supply chain processes.
Add Cybersecurity to Supply Chain Risk List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/20/2015   Post a comment
Cybersecurity is a critical component of managing risk in the supply chain. Here's a look at the biggest threats and latest best practices.
Mini-MBA Focuses on IoT Impact on Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/19/2015   Post a comment
Value supply chains are looking for qualified talent with knowledge on today's organizational structure, the latest technological developments, and processes that will shape the next-generation supply chain. Rutgers Business School Executive Education new Mini-MBA aims to provide those skills.
IoT Analytics Brings Unprecedented Triage to Supply Chain
Puneet Pandit  
11/17/2015   Post a comment
Innovative supply chain managers are leveraging real time analysis to improve customer service, reduce the cost of that service, improve inventory control, and even identify new services with a potential to increase revenue.
Ensure Your Supply Chain Can Weather the Storm
Evan Puzey  
11/12/2015   Post a comment
For supply chain and transportation experts, weather is top of mind as they work to anticipate potential pitfalls. Technology, visibility, and transportation management solutions have a vital role to play in that preparation.
Bad Economic Winds Blow Good for Shipping Prices
Bruce Gain  
11/11/2015   Post a comment
The economic downturn has made shipping by sea more affordable for electronics OEMs.
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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.