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Scaling Social Media Programs to Maximize Value: What Procurement Professionals Need to Know
Peter Friedman  
10/30/2014   Post a comment
Social media is becoming a critical tool for businesses, but these organizations may need some professional help getting started.
Live Chat 10/30: 10 Metrics to Improve Procurement Performance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/29/2014   Post a comment
Richard Waugh, vice president of corporate development at Zycus, will join us to discuss the 10 most important procurement performance metrics, from the old standards to new and emerging best-practices.
5 Tips for a Streamlined Supply Chain
Jennifer Bosavage  
10/28/2014   (5) comments
Smart and successful supply chains are leveraging a few strategies that allow organizations to get their supply chain to provide high quality for the lowest cost and to collaborate more effectively.
The IoT Ecosystem Meets the Supply Chain
Art Swift  
10/27/2014   (1) comment
The explosion of the Internet of Things market will change the business climate for semiconductor firms and OEMs alike.
Collaborative Sourcing Reduces Costs & Time
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/2/2014   (11) comments
Procurement departments that throw out the spreadsheets and turn to a collaborative sourcing platform can reap substantial savings.
New Age Procurement Metrics for the CPO’s Dashboard
Diptarup Chakraborti  
9/25/2014   (8) comments
Today's procurement software lets organizations collect more data than ever before. Increasingly, the chief procurement officer needs to focus on the most important metrics to make good buying decisions.
Supply Chain Sustainability: Addressing Transparency in the Metals & Mining Sector
Susan Fourtané  
9/24/2014   (6) comments
Addressing transparency in the metals and mining sector must be a joint effort between supply chains and consumers.
ROW Spells Next Big Thing
Rick Merritt  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Emerging markets are the next big thing for an electronics industry hungry for growth and innovation both in supply and demand.
Corrugated Packaging Getting Consistently Greener
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/5/2014   (27) comments
Corrugated materials makers are scoring high in terms of reducing its environmental impact.
Brazil's Path to Hardware Manufacturing at Home
Karen Field  
8/28/2014   (3) comments
In Brazil, there are many barriers to manufacturing computer hardware within the country. Here’s how some engineers are trying to change government policies.
Outsourcing Mistakes: 4 Errors Companies Make
Shane O'Neill  
8/27/2014   (11) comments
Here's a look at the control freaks, blame games, and other misguided steps companies take when they attempt to build a better business through IT outsourcing.
Arrow's Parts Platform, One Year In
Jim Ricciardelli  
8/26/2014   Post a comment
Lessons learned from the first year of the industry's first lifecycle services platform.
Will iPhone 6 Production Problems Hurt Availability?
Eric Zeman  
8/25/2014   (4) comments
Last-minute changes to the display have manufacturers scampering to meet quotas. We've heard this story before.
Executives Ponder Shifting Supply Chain & Logistics Practices
Logical Link  
8/20/2014   (3) comments
Supply chain complexity has led to many executives reevaluating how they handle the supply chain and what value they get from which practices and procedures.
Increased Demand for Customized Sourcing Management
Megan Pedigo  
8/7/2014   (3) comments
Managing your company's supply chain is increasingly vital in today's lean manufacturing environment.
3D Manufacturing: New Weapon for the US Economy
Samir Shah  
8/4/2014   (26) comments
The US can turn a hobby into real economic power if the country starts using 3D on an industrial scale.
Streamlining the Supply Chain With PIM
Jennifer Krizanek  
7/16/2014   (3) comments
Product Information Management systems can go a long way toward greasing the wheels of a global distribution system.
The CPO Role Shift: Are You Ready?
Diptarup Chakraborti  
6/26/2014   (8) comments
It's time for the chief procurement officer to take its place as a strategic function within the organization.
The Changing Face of Distribution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2014   (2) comments
Arrow Electronics chief executive Mike Long gives his take on the distribution industry, today and into the future, and shares how Arrow is evolving to meet the changing demands of the industry.
Electronics Decision Makers Leverage Online Sources
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2014   (9) comments
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study, an annual ranking based on perceptions by supply chain, corporate, and design executives, looks at how electronics organizations get online information.
Deal Negotiation: How Chip Makers Can Regain Control of Their Margins
Chanan Greenberg  
5/19/2014   (13) comments
OEMs are always looking for semiconductors that provide more performance and lower prices. Semiconductor makers need to learn better negotiation.
Sustainability: Regulations & Standards Galore
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/14/2014   Post a comment
The alphabet soup of standards surrounding sustainability initiatives can be confusing, but compliance is critical, and can improve business results.
Keeping Europe Competitive: Bring Back the Factories
Logical Link  
4/30/2014   (5) comments
On-shoring and re-shoring aren't buzzwords just in the US. Increasingly, European OEMs are looking at bringing manufacturing back to home shores.
The Customer-Centric Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
4/29/2014   (9) comments
Implementing the right business strategies is paramount in the customer-centric supply chain.
Onshoring: The Role of Transparency
Frank Cavallaro  
4/29/2014   (8) comments
The complexity of having the supply chain stretch across multiple borders has fueled calls for improved transparency and, in effect, onshoring. Consumers are no longer letting companies play ignorant about abuses in foreign factories.
All-in-One Mobile Security Set to Make Ripples in the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
4/28/2014   (1) comment
Security is a critical component for any of today's IT systems, but it can lead to sourcing headaches. An all-in-one solution may be just what the doctor ordered.
Exploring the Procurement Tech Adoption Curve
Richard Waugh  
4/24/2014   Post a comment
Leading procurement organizations are capturing their edge through smart technology adoption.
Headed Home: The Role of Proximity in On Shoring
Frank Cavallaro  
4/22/2014   (8) comments
Proximity has played a large role in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. Let's think about why that might be.
Supply Chain Analytics: Myth or Reality?
Marc Herman  
4/17/2014   (8) comments
Talk about analytics has many people nearing saturation. However, the electronics supply chain appears to be a potential beneficiary of this technology trend.
Supply Chain Should Bank on Business Networks
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/1/2014   (2) comments
Increasingly, procurement is evolving as a strategic function within most manufacturing organizations. Business networks are evolving to connect the supply chain and give procurement the edge it needs.
Electronic Compliance in the Age of Environmentalism
At the Source  
3/28/2014   Post a comment
The electronics supply chain now understands that a green stance is good for the environment and for business.
Top Performing Purchasing Orgs Make Tech Investments
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2014   (5) comments
Increasingly, procurement software and solutions will be a critical part of achieving excellent results, a new study finds.
PLC: How Does Your Company Stack Up?
Change in the Chain  
3/13/2014   (2) comments
Product lifecycle management, from design to end of life, is especially critical to success in the high-tech industry. It's time to close the gaps in your PLM activities.
Closing the Direct Procurement Gap
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/29/2014   (1) comment
Today's supply chain bears little resemblance to the procurement channel of the past. It's time for direct procurement practices to evolve and catch up.
Exploring the E-Sourcing Advantage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/21/2014   (8) comments
E-sourcing has become mainstream. To succeed, though, organizations need to focus on choosing solutions that are easy to use.
Small Savings Reap Big Supply Chain Rewards
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2014   (94) comments
The use of electronic signatures can translate into big savings for the supply chain. Better still, it allows OEMs to reduce risk and enhance compliance throughout the supply chain.
Times Are A-Changin' in the DRAM Market
Bruce Gain  
1/9/2014   Post a comment
DRAM sales are on the rise. However, the market may have matured to the point of more stability in pricing and availability.
Robotics Revolutionizes Waste Recycling
Susan Fourtané  
1/6/2014   (18) comments
ZenRobotics creates a promising technology for waste sorting.
‘Tis the Season for Reflection, Speculation
Lynn Torrel  
12/3/2013   (15) comments
Clearly, no one can say with certainty what lies ahead for our industry, but a quick look back at EBN Velocity through 2013 lets us identify some standout topics.
Moisture-Sensitive Components Need Sensible Handling
Michael Allen  
11/25/2013   (6) comments
Moisture-sensitive components complicate manufacturing. Here's what you and your manufacturing partners need to do about it.
Live Chat 10/31: Taking the Fear Out of Sourcing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/29/2013   Post a comment
On Thursday, Oct. 31st, we'll be gathering with Richard Waugh as our guest to discuss the latest and greatest capabilities in the growing market of strategic sourcing applications.
Live Chat 10/10: SMB Manufacturing Sees Slow Gain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/7/2013   Post a comment
We've asked Mike McDonald, vice president of member recruitment for Prime Advantage, to come and share more about all the hottest manufacturing topics, from conflict minerals and sourcing concerns to the current talent pool, and how they will impact OEMs.
Big-Data Initiatives Drive Procurement Strategies
Lalit Wadhwa  
10/4/2013   (11) comments
Big-data initiatives allow procurement organizations to transform planning, procurement, inventory management, and supply risk management by leveraging supply side analytics.
Put Your Packaging on a Diet
Frank Cavallaro  
10/4/2013   (10) comments
Fat packaging has a variety of downsides, including higher costs, poor environmental performance, and less satisfied customers.
9/12 Live Chat: 9 Steps to an Effective ConMin Program
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/10/2013   (3) comments
We'll be gathering in the EBN chat area Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT. Come on by, and invite your colleagues to join us with their most pressing questions.
Get Beyond Competition With Trading Partners
Scott Koegler  
8/26/2013   (8) comments
Today's economic realities can put OEMs and retailers in a competitive struggle. Good communication and transparency can make all the difference.
Electronics Sales: Ford Had It Right
Frank Cavallaro  
8/16/2013   (11) comments
Here's how to make it easy for your customers to choose your company and your electronics products.
US Electronics Growth Slow, Steady
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2013   (8) comments
Sometimes slow growth is hard to spot, but the future of the electronics industry seems to be on a positive trajectory.
The Supply Chain After the Disaster
Logical Link  
6/24/2013   (14) comments
A look at how the electronics supply chain recovers components damaged by disaster.
A New Prescription for Medical Devices
Kishore Jethanandani  
6/21/2013   (27) comments
Medical devices industry is now open for business with EMS companies, but not necessarily for cost reduction in distant regions.
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