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8 Views of Security from RSA
Rick Merritt  
4/24/2015   Post a comment
Security was in focus at RSA Conference with top cryptographers, the Secretary of Homeland Security and others sharing views on everything from IoT to policy.
IoT Privacy: Engineering Fault, Not User Issue
Cliff Ortmeyer  
4/23/2015   Post a comment
Engineers and product developers rarely put privacy as the number one concern. However, to really woo cusotomers, it has to be a key consideration.
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.
Intelligent Supply Chain Fights Theft, Loss
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
To cope with increasing threats of cargo loss and threat, electronics supply chains have to increase visibility.
Mobile Market Demands Solid Supply Chain
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
For electronics companies, this soaring use of mobile devices translates into accelerating demands for mobile technology—and the need to further improve supply chains.
Procurement & Finance: A Collaborative Approach
Priyanka Potdukhe  
4/16/2015   Post a comment
If the procurment department works to build close relationships with the finance function, the organization has the potential for big bottom line gains.
Women in Manufacturing: Building a Path the Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/14/2015   (2) comments
A new study looks at the gender gap in the manufacturing sector--and suggests some ways of glosing that gap.
The Dawn of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
4/13/2015   Post a comment
A variety of digital technologies are enhancing electronics manufacturing. Now, the supply chain needs processes to support these enhancements.
Channel Consolidation & Conflict: Back to the Future!
Walter Tobin  
4/13/2015   (2) comments
As much as everything changes, everything still stays the same. The fear and conflict that was once part of ordinary business in the distribution channel has begun to emerge as commonplace in the manufacturing rep community toady.
Port Congestion Emerges as Major Supply Chain Stumbling Block
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/7/2015   (1) comment
Having ridden out the worst of West Coast port shutdowns, supply chain pros are now faced with continued challenges around getting timely delivery through West Coast ports.
E-Ink Evolves as a New Supply Chain Handshake
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2015   Post a comment
E-signatures have become a mainstream technology, and are a tool that can potentially provide great time and cost savings in the electronics supply chain.
Safe Supply Chain Destinations: The Geography of Resilience
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2015   (1) comment
In managing risk, where supplier partners and manufacturing plants are located is a key factors. A new report looks at the vulnerabilities of various countries to quantify supply chain resilience around the world.
5 Supply Chain Hurdles Before Wearables Will Work
Bruce Gain  
4/2/2015   Post a comment
Designers and their supply chain partners will need to take on some common consumer concerns before the average person love a wearable device as much as they cherish their smartphone.
Get the Most Out of Your Transportation Management System
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2015   Post a comment
Ajesh Kapoor of GT Nexus spoke to EBN about what to ask of a TMS solution in today’s highly globalized era and how to get the most out of it.
Customizing Electronics While Maintaining Profitability
John Boucher  
3/24/2015   Post a comment
Electronics customization is on the rise, but must be done properly in a way that doesn’t destroy profitability.
Takata Nightmare Teaches Supply Chain Lessons
Tam Harbert  
3/23/2015   Post a comment
Takata's faulty airbags have captured headlines, but by digging a little deeper, this cautionary tale also holds some good reminders for electronics supply chain pros.
PCB Buyers: You Don’t Have to Put Up with Little Plastic Bags
Michael Allen  
3/23/2015   (3) comments
Buying PCB assemblies in custom-formed ESD trays protects your boards, reduces waste, and saves you time and money.
TE Connectivity’s Supply Chain Chief Shares Leadership Tips
At the Source  
3/19/2015   (2) comments
To find out how this acceleration in high-tech manufacturing is affecting TE Connectivity’s supply chain planning, we interviewed Jim McDonald, vice president, supply chain for TE Connectivity.
5 Reasons Apple is Set to Create a Car Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
3/17/2015   (1) comment
Rumor has it that Apple may well try to take a slice of the automotive market with an offering in the not-to-distant future. Here's a look at that the electronics OEM has going for it in this new market.
A Quick & Easy Lean Supply Chain Primer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/13/2015   Post a comment
To really make a difference, lean supply chain has to rise above being a buzzword.
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Continuous Certifications & Accreditations
Kirk Wehby  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
One of the best ways to determine whether distributor partners are doing enough to avoid counterfeit components is ensuring that partners adhere to best practices and achieve critical certifications.
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Identifying a Proactive Vendor
Kirk Wehby  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
To strip potential counterfeit components from your supply chain, you want to partner with companies who understand that being proactive when it comes to quality and anti-counterfeiting is the key element to success.
Technology Aids Spend Analysis for OEMs
Daniel Grant  
3/9/2015   Post a comment
Foodservice equipment manufacturing conglomerate Manitowoc Foodservice incorporates into its spend analysis efforts with great benefit. Electorics OEM can take a page from their book.
Touchdowns are Great in Football but Not in Semiconductors
David Park  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
While touchdowns are widely celebrated in football, a large number of “touchdowns” in semiconductor manufacturing would not be met with the same level of celebration.
Port Shutdown Chaos Points to Need for Risk Mitigation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/3/2015   (1) comment
A recent settlement put to rest the threat of a shutdown of West Coast ports, but electronics OEMs should take it as a warning sign for the need for good risk management planning.
Shedding Light on Electronic Component Pricing
Everett Frank  
3/3/2015   Post a comment
To get the best deals, OEMs need to understand component pricing. Here's a look at teh best way to drive electronic component pricing.
Ecommerce, Overseas Manufacturing Contributing to Ocean Port Congestion
Laurie Sullivan  
2/24/2015   (1) comment
The logistics industry is facing major challenges, and the electronics industry is in the line of fallout from recent port slowdowns and outages.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Laura Dearborn Sterns, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/23/2015   Post a comment
Millenial worker Laura Dearborn Stearns is making a name for herself in the electronics supply chain for her big data expertise. We asked her to give us her take on the industry.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Brian Dean, General Dynamics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/18/2015   Post a comment
EBN talks to Brian Dean, purchasing agent at General Dynamics C4 Systems, who was recognized as part of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars recognition program. We want to know what he can tell us about how he sees the industry.
New Lithium Battery Regs May Stymie Electronics Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/12/2015   (2) comments
New Department of Transportation rules around shipping lithium batteries is changing the ways electronics OEMs ship products.
Top 5 Challenges Facing Shippers Today
Larry Lewis  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
Visibility, carrier integration, and benchmarking are key to today’s shipping.
4 Places to Start Cloud-Based Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
Although in its infancy, cloud-based supply chain systems offer clear benefits if implemented correctly
Cloud-Based Supply Chain Faces Scrutiny
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/5/2015   (3) comments
We spoke to Vasu Rajagopolan, head of supply chain and transportation for Xchanging to get his take on some of the issues around cloud computing and the supply chain.
How Lean is Too Lean?
Frank Cavallaro  
2/3/2015   Post a comment
Several factors have made inventory management a vexing problem for many organizations.
Collaborative Logistics: Creative Solution for a Difficult Market?
Jonathan Gilbert  
1/30/2015   (3) comments
Collaborative logistics reduce shipping costs and enhance customer service. It's time for the global electronics supply chain to consider the potential upside.
Serving Up a Supply Chain History Lesson
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/30/2015   Post a comment
Even though we didn't call it supply chain, the activities around manufacturing electronics based products have been around for decades. A quick look at this infographic will remind you of the long and illustrious history.
10 Commandments for Procurement Professionals
Priyanka Potdukhe  
1/28/2015   (3) comments
These ten practices will keep purchasing professionals on the straight and narrow in working to increase the procurement's value to the organization.
Are Your Vendors Villainous or Adding Value?
Drew Smith  
1/27/2015   Post a comment
Trusted partners may be The idea of labeling suppliers in logistics, operations, marketing an adversely impacting a firm through actions that expose the commodity of information through clumsy, inefficient, or obsolete safeguards.
5 Steps to Consolidate your Supply Chain for Mid-Market Expansion
David Riffel  
1/26/2015   Post a comment
Midmarket organizations need to look at a variety of manufacturing and logistics changes that will prepare their supply chain for healthy and sustained growth.
Survey Says: Purchasing Contributes to Competitive Advantage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2015   (2) comments
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.
Looking Forward: The Occasional Pitfalls of Predictive Analytics
Frank Cavallaro  
1/6/2015   (1) comment
While the adoption of predictive analytics keeps growing, a few common pitfalls threaten to lessen the effectiveness of the insights.
Manufacturers Use Ingenuity to Overcome Dearth of Qualified Workers
Sheila O'Sullivan  
1/5/2015   Post a comment
Getting millenials involved in the manufacturing industry will be a key task for OEMs wanting to overcome a real worker shortage that will only get worse.
Organic Electronics: A Market Growing Wild
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/2/2015   (13) comments
Organic electronics promise to take certain applications by storm very soon. Here's a look, in pictures, at the potential of this emerging market.
Get Ready for CES: The Supply Chain Side of Industry Tradeshows
Todd Traylor  
12/29/2014   (8) comments
More happens at the world's biggest electronics tradeshows than just product introductions. A close look at what goes on at CES, Electronica, Computex, and MWC provides a look at where the industry is going.
Get Gifted in Sales & Ops Planning
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/19/2014   Post a comment
Sales and operations planning is critical to supply chain success. The most gifted supply chain organizations make S&OP a priority using these tips for success.
Fostering a Spirit of Supply Chain Innovation
Logical Link  
12/17/2014   (2) comments
We talk about innovation, but we need to ask ourselves what it really means for the supply chain.
Building the Mobile Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/12/2014   (10) comments
Mobile apps will shortly become a mainstay of the average supply chain as organizations come to understand the huge benefits to logistics and supply chain activities.
Do P-Cards Really Benefit Procurement Executives?
Priyanka Potdukhe  
12/10/2014   (3) comments
Procurement cards have some real benefits and some real downsides.
Big Data & Analytics: Core to Next-Gen Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
12/8/2014   (2) comments
With the help of big data and analtyics, companies can produce a more efficient and agile supply chain driven by valuable data. But research suggests that Asia-Pacific manufacturers might need a little push.
Supply Chain Risk Management Step by Step
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/5/2014   Post a comment
Risk is a reality in the supply chain. Too often, though, organizations ignore the problem and underprepare. This step-by-step guide leads supply chain managers through best practices.
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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.
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