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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.
Testing for Counterfeits & Quality: The Rise of 3rd-Party Labs Fights Clones
Lisa Ann Cairns  
11/10/2015   Post a comment
Testing of electronic components is a continuously maturing area, the role of third part testing labs is likely to increase in the near future given the requirements of the proposed DFARS 9-21-15 amendments and the role of AS 6081/6171 raises the bar.
EBN@C-Level: Arrow Electronics' Tim Kolbus Talks About Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/5/2015   Post a comment
Tim Kolbus, vice president of Global Logistics Services at Arrow Electronics gives us his thoughts on supply chain strategy—and to hear about how Arrow is tackling this important topic, from hiring the right people to choosing the right technologies.
Foster a Culture of Innovation in the Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
11/5/2015   Post a comment
Focusing on innovation gets more important as our lives become more technology dependent each day. The organizations and people that adapt to innovation and that are technology savvy will be the winners of the future.
From Counterfeit Electronics to Clones: You Can't Afford to Ignore Them
Mitchell Miller  
11/3/2015   Post a comment
Cloned parts can pass industry-standard visual package inspection but they aren't up to the rigorous quality standards of the original part. That's a big problem.
New European Medical Device & IVD Regulations Impact Supply Chain
Paula McCarthy  
11/3/2015   Post a comment
Newly revised legislation around medical devices hopes to address technological and scientific progress while maintaining fair and free trade of devices. In this latest round, the proposed regulations, for the first time, defines ‘importer’ and a ‘distributor,’ and outlines new responsibilities for each.
3 Ways EDI Alternatives Increase Business Profitability & Customer Satisfaction
Wally Ibrahim  
10/29/2015   Post a comment
Web service APIs allow data to be transmitted from one system to another in nanoseconds, increasing supply chain productivity and revenue.
Dell & EMC: Changing Times, Changing Supply Chain Models
Logical Link  
10/28/2015   Post a comment
Dell’s acquisition of EMC shifts the value of operational and supply chain management excellence to technology services and cloud-based capabilities improvements.
Notable Numbers: The Most Important Metrics for Your Supply Chain
Keith Peterson  
10/28/2015   Post a comment
Let’s take a look at the most important metrics to help sustain a healthy and efficient supply chain, and what tools a software applications should provide in order to produce such metrics.
It’s Never Too Early for Holiday Prep
John Boucher  
10/23/2015   Post a comment
Pre-planning and forecasting can make for a happy and profitable holiday season.
The Power Triangle in Electronic Component Specifying & Purchasing
Kelly Barner  
10/19/2015   Post a comment
A conversation between contributing writer and procurement veteran Kelly Barner and Digi-Key vice chairman Mark Larson shows the influence of the electronic component distributor, which is breaking from traditional part spec'ing and sourcing process.
Bracing for the Logistics' Industry Unprecedented Labor Shortage
Logical Link  
10/15/2015   (1) comment
An unprecedented truck driver shortage could be a significant issue for supply chain and logistics professionals. What can you do now to curb the impact?
Chief Procurement Officer: 10 Lessons on Leadership
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/14/2015   Post a comment
The role of the chief procurement officer is evolving quickly and taking a strategic position within the organization. Leading procurement pros weigh in on what the new world of the CPO looks like.
El Niño Tests Supply Chain Resilience & Risk Management
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/13/2015   Post a comment
By all accounts, a severe El Niño year is on its way, making resiliency and risk management in the electronics supply chain more important than ever before.
Hurricanes & the Electronics Supply Chain: A Survival Manual
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/8/2015   Post a comment
Hurricanes and other cataclysmic events are likely to happen eventually. Carefully planning ahead of time is the only cure.
What Volkswagen's Scandal Can Teach Supply Chain Professionals
Logical Link  
10/8/2015   Post a comment
Volkwagen’s scandal gets to the heart of issues irking supply chain professionals: transparency, risk management, sustainability, and accountability.
Taking a Deep Dive on Denied Party Screening
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/2/2015   Post a comment
Denied party screening is challenging, but critical to compliance.
Tracing the Rise of the Global EMS Supply Chain
Brad Knight  
10/2/2015   (1) comment
Leading contract manufacturing services providers in the electronics industry set the bar in terms of building out infrastructure to support a global presence.
Procurement’s Continued Evolution: Strategic Opportunities for OEMs
Lisa Ann Cairns  
9/30/2015   Post a comment
A recent survey uncovers new opportunities for electronics OEMs when they work to extend procurement’s scope to be more strategic and collaborative with suppliers and within the organization.
Tools: Finding an Advantage in Modern Business
Babak Ehteshami  
9/30/2015   Post a comment
In trying to gain competitive advantage, the choice of the right tools to support the supply chain and other business decisions may be the most important.
Tesla Draws on Far-Flung Sources to Supply Gigafactory
Tam Harbert  
9/28/2015   Post a comment
Tesla's new gigafactory in Nevada may be located in the U.S. but the organization's supply chain reaches across the globe.
How the Internet of Things Connects Supply Chain Links
Jennifer Bosavage  
9/23/2015   Post a comment
The advent of IoT is changing things in the supply chain now more than ever before. OEMs are making their supply chains smarter, more flexible, and more easily managed using a variety of Internet-connected approaches.
Shorten Your Cash-to-Cash Cycle to Unlock Supply Chain Value
Erik Diks  
9/21/2015   Post a comment
If cash is king, why is working capital so often locked up in high-value inventory or locked up in accounts receivable? We explore the roles of supply chain finance and working capital reduction programs in freeing up working capital.
5 Paths to Avoiding Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/18/2015   (2) comments
The electronics industry has a particularly key part to play in controlling and ultimately ending human trafficking throughout the supply chain.
Finding the Value of Mobility in the Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/18/2015   Post a comment
At Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Supply Chain & Mobility Panel, we started talking about the value of mobility in the supply chain—an important conversation for our industry.
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.
The Year 1864: A Lesson for Procurement
Rohitkumar Nair  
9/16/2015   Post a comment
Early engagement is a critical part of strategic performance in both war and business.
Distributors Refocus Supply Chain Strategies
Lisa Ann Cairns  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
Distributors are actively extending their service offerings to diversify market opportunities and meet new demands from procurement. While efficiency, streamlining, and cost savings remain core demands, attention to agility and margins require customized solutions.
The Importance of Supply Chain Connectivity: A Conversation with RS Components
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
We sat down with RS Electronics to find out how the distributor went about implementing a supply chain connectivity solution across its supply chain.
3 Reasons Distributors Should be a Part of Your Supply Chain
Jon Pickard  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
Chosen strategically, distributors can add to a smart OEMs bottom line.
5 Ways IoT Is About to Transform the Electronics Landscape
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/11/2015   (3) comments
The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to transform the electronics and manufacturing sectors in ways that we are only just beginning to understand.
Mobile Tech Extends the Life of Legacy Systems
Puga Sankara  
9/11/2015   Post a comment
A legacy warehouse management system doesn't have to mean that your organization can't take advantage of the latest mobile technologies that help in the warehouse.
Counterfeiting: The Rising Threat to Electronics Manufacturers
Joe Longo  
9/10/2015   (2) comments
Counterfeiting is a real and present danger in the electronics supply chain. Enterprise labeling potentially starts to address the need to track and trace components.
5 Ways to Power Your Supply Chain with Renewable Energy
Bruce Gain  
9/9/2015   (2) comments
There are lots of solid business reasons to move toward a carbon free or carbon limited supply chain.
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.
Supply Chain Execution Convergence: The Next Generation of Supply Chains
Susan Fourtané  
9/8/2015   Post a comment
Supply Chain Execution Convergence offers supply chain managers new ways to create end-to-end visibility and the ability to quickly react to disruptions.
Preparing for Wearables: IoT in the Supply Chain
Malcolm Ross  
9/4/2015   Post a comment
Tying the Internet of Things to a strategy for mobile device is not only forward-thinking, but gets to the heart of what good supply chain management is all about.
Key Questions for Finding the Right Carriers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/4/2015   Post a comment
Ask the right questions and you'll find the right carriers for your business.
Image Tracking Across the Entire Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/3/2015   Post a comment
Image tracking has been a capability that has been included in just about every supply chain solution RFP. Yet, no vendor has delivered yet. Thankfully, that's is changing.
Procurement Software Gathers Adoption Steam
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/2/2015   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Raja Hammoud, vice president of product marketing and management at Coupa, a vendor of procurement solutions, to find out more about the adoption of procurement technology.
A Customs Checklist: Must-Knows for Importers & Exporters
Jim Miller  
9/2/2015   Post a comment
Customs delays often hampers getting OEMs from getting products on the shelves quickly. However, this checklist will help you avoid some common pitfalls whether you are exporting or importing.
9 Secrets to Being the Good Cop of Vendor Relationships
Brad Knight  
9/1/2015   Post a comment
I was brought up to respect my elders and be polite and I have tried to maintain a courteous approach throughout my life. Sometimes, though, when I observe the relationship between purchasers and their outsourced vendors, I wonder how we can move courtesy from a perceived luxury to a must have relationship tool.
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
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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.
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