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12 Best Electric Cars Make New Supply Chain Demands
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/21/2017   Post a comment
Eco-friendly cars are the coolest thing on the road. Howe ver, creating a supply chain to support this new demand is creating a variety of new challenges.
E-Sourcing: The Easiest Way to Transform Your Bottom Line
Alex Ayakubovich  
2/21/2017   Post a comment
Procurement processes must leverage competitive corporate advantage that drives a significant — and positive — financial impact.
Business Shifts & Weather Major Tech Supply Chain Disruptors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
Although most supply chain disasters cannot be predicted, knowing sooner and spotting trends can help.
IoT’s Critical Mass for Temp Control Builds
B. Cameron Gain  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
The emergence of Internet of Things (IoT)) has made sensors much smarter. That's great news for the electronics supply chain.
Cross-Organizational Data Sharing in the Auto Supply Chain Reduces Defects
David Park  
2/6/2017   (1) comment
The ability to share and connect data backwards and forwards throughout the supply chain is now seen as a key capability to address the challenge of semiconductor defects.
Blockchain: Strategic But Still Aspirational
Mary E. Shacklett  
2/1/2017   Post a comment
Blockchain promises supply chain transformation but the technology and concept are still in early days. It may not be too early to start looking at it as a strategic initiative.
5 Huge Trends Shaking Up Electronics Distribution in 2017
Simon Bhadra  
2/1/2017   (1) comment
Distributors will realize they have to adapt and respond quickly to supply chains that have been stretched to the point of being brittle and customers with high standards.
How Industry 4.0 & IIoT Impact Supply Chain Management: Hype vs. Reality
Gelston Howell  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
IIoT initiatives are making a significant impact on supply chain management and provide real value by increasing global component visibility and improving demand management flexibility.
Risking Everything: The Mess of the Global Supply Chain
Richard G. Weissman  
1/31/2017   (1) comment
The global electronics supply chain will likely feel the backlash of the law of unintended consequences.
Tech Companies Should Do the Right Thing on Conflict Minerals
Kelly Witherspoon  
1/26/2017   (2) comments
U.S. tech companies should continue to adhere to conflict-minerals rules even if legal requirements are lifted.
Foxconn Factory Potentially U.S. Bound
Ariella Brown  
1/26/2017   (3) comments
Although it's not a done deal, Foxconn seems to be looking at building an $8 billion factory in the United States.
Additive 3D Printing Creates Another Supply Chain Tier
Gary Hilson  
1/24/2017   Post a comment
3D printing has captured the imagination of consumers, but it’s also poised to fundamentally change the behavior of supply chains.
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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (2) comments
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.
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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.