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EBN@C-Level: Finance Technology Eases Supply Chain Pain Points
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/13/2017   (1) comment
Financial technology is a huge supply chain enabler. We talked to a fintech guru to get a picture of the sector.
Resistors in Short Supply: Blame Cars
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/7/2017   (1) comment
Lead times on resistors are stretching out, which make make things hard for electronics OEMs.
How to Reduce Supplier Inventory Costs
John Kelser  
9/7/2017   (1) comment
It’s not unusual to see pallets and pallets of supplier goods stacked up in receiving waiting to be sorted out and relabeled.There is a better way…and it points to the label.
Abrupt Trade Sanctions Require Better Denied Party Screening
Ken Harris  
9/6/2017   Post a comment
As the lists of denied parties continue to expand and change, all companies—from Main Street to Wall Street—will need to take proper precautions to ensure they are not in violation of any trade restrictions.
6 Common Myths About the Global Supply Chain
John Caltabiano  
9/1/2017   (2) comments
More than ever before, an organization's supply chain is a strategic advantage. To make the most of it, though, we have to dispel some common myths.
Oracle IoT Cloud Expanded with AI & Digital Features
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2017   Post a comment
Oracle announces its the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud, which features built-in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that powers digital twin and digital thread capabilities.
Organizations Aim for Operational Excellence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
Operational excellence is at the core of good business practice, but the road to achieving true improvements can be paved with challenges.
Buyer Boon: Digitization Forces Electronic Component Price Transparency
Adrien Sandrini  
8/10/2017   Post a comment
The electronic component industry has always been prone to price discrepancies. However, the digital age will likely bring an unexpected end to this challenge.
The First Half of 2017: Trump Administration Impact on Cross-Border Supply Chains
Scott Stanley  
8/9/2017   Post a comment
The Trump administration is an anomaly when compared to administrations of the past due to its polarizing leader, focus on fast-moving policy implementation, and hard-lined stances on immigration, trade, and the American workforce.
Oracle Expands SCM Cloud Offering
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2017   (2) comments
Oracle has announced Release 13 of its Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud offering, a comprehensive, modularized, and cloud-based option.
Renewable Energy Offers Supply Chain Benefits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs have the potential for better business returns if they choose renewable energy sources.
Address Supply Chain Talent Gap with a Stem Educational Outreach Program
Abe Eshkenazi  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
A new APICs STEM program introduces K-12 students to supply chain, demonstrates the importance of supply chain management, and showcases career paths within the industry.
Cheaper & Smaller Li-Ion Batteries Build Thinner, More Powerful Devices
Pablo Valerio  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
New batteries increasingly offer the same capacity in a smaller footprint, and prices are dropping. OEMs are now looking to leverage the improvements to build smaller, lighter mobile devices.
Wearables, Infotainment, Fitness Drive Microprocessor Sales
Swapnil Mali  
8/1/2017   Post a comment
Once dominated by PCs, the microprocessor is looking to new products, such zs Smart wearables, infotainments systems, and medical fitness devices, to drive growth,
Miniaturization Changes the Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
7/27/2017   (1) comment
New technology to support the microfabrication of next-generation semiconductors for IoT and AI essential for electronics and semiconductors supply chain.
Here’s What Your Supply Chain Performance Dashboard Is Missing
Sujit Singh  
7/18/2017   Post a comment
For best results, supply chain managers need to get beyond a dashboard analysis that provides a snap shot of current business metrics to get to details on how the metrics are derived.
Trump & Brexit: Adding Risk in the New Global Supply Chain
Luc Janssen  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
With Brexit, with the “America First” agenda of the Trump administration and in general with more and more pressure on choices for global sourcing, it is time to evaluate the risk on global supply chains. Can we still meet customer expectations?
Beyond the Headlines: Bosch’s $1.1 Billion Investment
Ariella Brown  
7/12/2017   Post a comment
Bosch made headlines for wanting to serve the smart car industry, but the news promises to make big ripples to procurement pros buying for connected products of many kinds.
Amazon Prime Day Presents Prime Opportunity & Example
Andrew Atkinson  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
Amazon prime has set the bar for B2C and B2B e-commerce. We can all take some lessons from Amazon Prime Day.
What’s Trending Now: Top Warehouse Technologies
Evan Garber  
7/6/2017   Post a comment
E-commerce and consumer buying habits are shaping the future of the supply chain industry. Companies are looking for new ways to stay ahead while increasing profit margins. Technological innovations (both proactive and necessitated) play a major role, specifically in streamlining warehouse management. But implementing the right technologies may mean the difference between staying in business or not.
5 Critical Steps to Avoid Product Recall Disasters
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/5/2017   Post a comment
Product recalls happens to even the best companies. Having the right systems and processes in place is crtical
Why Linking Supply Chain Objectives to Performance Will Never Work
Adrien Sandrini  
6/30/2017   Post a comment
More and more i believe that objectives linked to performance are behind some of our biggest supply chain problems.
Today’s Complex Supply Chains Demand Visibility Solutions
Ariella Brown  
6/26/2017   Post a comment
Technology can point the way to more visible, better managed, and more efficient supply chains that deliver better value for companies and their customers.
5 Factors to Look at When Considering a Contract Management Solution
Chris Crane  
6/26/2017   Post a comment
Find a procurement management platform that has the automation, flexibility, and transparency needed to build sourcing models and enterprise deliverables that provide measurable results and consistent business impact.
18 Women Helping Pave the Way in High-Tech Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/21/2017   Post a comment
The Manufacturing Institute launched its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Ahead initiative. As part of the program, the group has recognized women for excellence in manufacturing. This year, 18 of these 130 leaders were leading the charge on the high-technology manufacturing front.
Shared Data Mitigates Supply Chain Cost of Electronics Counterfeiting
Michael Schuldenfrei  
6/8/2017   Post a comment
The electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries have technology solutions to limit counterfeiting practices within the supply chain, but they come at a high cost.
3 New Ways Procurement Can Drive & Define Value With the Cloud
Cory Wheeler  
6/7/2017   Post a comment
Defining and driving value of company investments has become the new strategic focus for procurement and investments in the cloud are a good place to start.
3 Keys to Aligning Effectively with Procurement
Cory Wheeler  
5/31/2017   Post a comment
Procurement is more than just a buying function. Leveraged well, it can be a strategic advantage.
Blockchain & Supply Chain: Early But Promising
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/29/2017   Post a comment
Once focused solely on finance apps, blockchain is likely to come into its own in supply chain applications in the very near future.
Make Way for Digital, On-Demand & Always-On Supply Chains
Susan Fourtané  
5/25/2017   Post a comment
What to expect from next-generation supply chains? Here is what supply chain managers need to know to better understand the processes that will disrupt supply chains in the coming decade.
Stepping Up Careers for Women in Supply Chain & Manufacturing
Abe Eshkenazi  
5/24/2017   Post a comment
Recruiting more women to join supply chain, especially in the area of manufacturing, is key to overcoming this anticipated talent gap.
Jabil Launches InControl Supply Chain Decision Support Platform
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2017   Post a comment
Jabil's new modular supply chain SaaS platform is designed to bring diverse information sets together to provide business insights that supply quick and accurate supply chain decisions.
Electronics Distributors Need a Marketplace Strategy to Defeat Amazon
Alex Moazed  
5/11/2017   (3) comments
Amazon, once only an online book retailer, is now targeting B2B electronic component sales. The previous anemic efforts at e-commerce by electronics distributors won't be enough to turn the tide.
Tame the Supply Chain Complexity Beastie
Logical Link  
5/4/2017   (1) comment
The supply chain is inherently complex and customer demands add to the challenges. Organizations need to look at how to manage rather than perpetuate the complications.
Samsung Could Pass Intel in Chip Sales
Dylan McGrath  
5/3/2017   Post a comment
Thanks to surging memory chip prices, South Korea's Samsung Electronics -could knock Intel - from its familiar perch atop the chip vendor sales leaders.
Finding Flash: A Look at Today’s Memory Shortage
Jim O'Reilly  
5/1/2017   (1) comment
SSD drive prices have risen between 10% and 20% and suppliers are extending lead-times to distributors out into the 20+ week range. Here's a look at the current state of the flash memory market.
It's Time for OEMs to Get Augmented!
Joanne Moretti  
4/27/2017   Post a comment
A few technologies are reaching a level of maturity that will likely change the way we work, the way we innovate, the way we make, and the way we run the factories and supply chains that we operate.
5 Supply Chain Risk Pitfalls for Early-Stage Companies
Richard G. Weissman  
4/26/2017   (1) comment
Supply chain risk is around every corner, especially for a fledging small business.
25 Risk & Resiliency Champs Lead the Way in High Tech
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/24/2017   Post a comment
Resilinc's R Score aims to help electronics OEMs pick the most resilient suppliers available. This slideshow offers a peak at the leaders in the industry.
Good Component Selection Bridges Gaping Sourcing Gap
Alex Peron  
4/20/2017   Post a comment
Error in the component selection can cause costly redesigns, or simply kill a product before it even gets to market. Smart part selection is a critical skill for engineers and sourcing professionals alike.
How Apple's Supply Chain Contributes to the Betterment of the Environment
Susan Fourtané  
4/19/2017   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs have an opportunity to be major contributors to the betterment of the earth. For Earth Day, we're looking at the efforts of one major OEM: Apple.
Apple-Imagination GPU Dispute Offers 5 IP Best Practices
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/18/2017   Post a comment
The recent dustup between Apple and Imagination points to a handful of reminders about the preservation of intellectual property preservation for electronics manufacturers and suppliers.
Managing the Complexity Paradigm Within Supply Chain
Abe Eshkenazi  
4/17/2017   Post a comment
What can supply chain executives do to find the right balance and manage complexity before it becomes overwhelming?
Amazon Plays Hardball with Electronics Distributors
Alex Moazed  
4/12/2017   (2) comments
Amazon Business is casting a wide net for B2B product listings, rather than concentrating on a single vertical, which means electronics and electronic components are already on its radar.
European Union Parliament Approves Conflict Minerals Regulation
Pablo Valerio  
4/10/2017   (1) comment
The Regulation will cover EU imports of minerals tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold from all countries in the world, and is the first mandatory law of this kind to be truly global in its scope.
Brexit: Supply Chains Need to Get Ready
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/7/2017   Post a comment
Likely, the planned withdrawal of Britain from the European Union (Brexit) late next year will create ripples that we are only just coming to understand.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Gerardo Cabrera, Flex
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/4/2017   (1) comment
EBN talked to Gerardo Cabrera, a global commodity manager at Flex in Guadalajara, Mexico, about what made this millenial professional go into supply chain work.
Apple Drops Imagination
Junko Yoshida  
4/3/2017   Post a comment
Can Imagination survive without Apple?
The What, Why & How of Multimodal Supply Chain Visibility
Jett McCandless  
4/3/2017   (3) comments
The problem is that supply chain visibility is still often misunderstood. They key to success is understanding how to invest your resources in a way that will have the greatest impact on achieving true supply chain visibility.
5 Routes to Success in Supply Chain Recruitment
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/31/2017   Post a comment
In light of the big gap between the level demand and supply in potential hires, supply chain organizations need to add a variety of approaches to recruitment in order to ensure success.
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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.