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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   (4) 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   (4) comments
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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (2) comments
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   (1) 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   Post a 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   (1) comment
Can Imagination survive without Apple?
The What, Why & How of Multimodal Supply Chain Visibility
Jett McCandless  
4/3/2017   (6) 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   (1) 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.
10 Rising Stars: Under 30s Shape the High-Technology Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/28/2017   (2) comments
One third of the winners of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars are working for leading technology, electronics, and logistics companies. Here's a look at how each is making a difference.
8 Attributes of an Agile Supply Chain Superhero
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/24/2017   Post a comment
You can be the hero of your agile supply chain. This infographic shows you how.
ST's SPAD Imager Likely Link to iPhone 8
Junko Yoshida  
3/21/2017   Post a comment
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 with a “3D camera” is the subject of intense speculation. Dots yet to be connected are the explicit relationships among the iPhone 8, single photon avalanche diodes and STMicroelectronics.
Tracking Needed Talent in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/17/2017   Post a comment
The talent shortage in the supply chain is real, but smart companies are helping their people learn the critical skills.
7 Things About Amazon the Retail Supply Chain Needs to Know
Puga Sankara  
3/10/2017   (4) comments
The recent Retail Supply Chain Conference 2017 netted some interesting insights, particularly around how Amazon is shifting how the retail supply chain works.
Wireless Disruptor Distinguishes Itself with Supply Chain Innovation
Gary Hilson  
3/8/2017   Post a comment
Mobile virtual network operator Republic Wireless is betting that its supply chain will be the vehicle that it can use to differentiate itself in a competitive market.
IoT Transitions Supply Chain from Survive to Thrive
Ian Jindal  
3/7/2017   Post a comment
IoT is bringing a myriad of advancements that will improve the efficiency of any global electronics supply chain.
Experts Map the Integrated Supply Chain Journey
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/6/2017   Post a comment
Supply chain leaders from NCR, Western Digital and Inspirage share the secret to moving to a more mature supply chain model.
Conflict Mineral Rules Improve Supply Chain Visibility
Kelly Witherspoon  
2/27/2017   Post a comment
Conflict minerals rules have had the beneficial side-effect of forcing electronics firms to develop greater awareness of supply chain issues.
Newest Supply Chain Paradigm Shift Hits Retail
Puga Sankara  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
When a paradigm shifts, everything changes. It’s a phenomenon that we are seeing in the brick and mortar commerce supply chain with the increased popularity of online shopping.
12 Best Electric Cars Make New Supply Chain Demands
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/21/2017   (1) 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 Yakubovich  
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   (2) comments
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   (2) comments
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.
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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.