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Supply Chain Disruption Focuses on Emerging Risk
Richard G. Weissman  
10/25/2016   Post a comment
The sun always comes out after a storm; the snow melts and the floods dry up. But the supply chain risks we are facing today have less of a predicable outcome.
Ensuring Consistency in Manufacturing PCBs Across the Global Supply Chain
Kella Knack  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
Designing and manufacturing printed circuit board (PCB) can be challenging. That’s because PCBs are the launching points for hardware product development and the laminate and prepreg materials used in designing and manufacturing PCBs are the nuclei for those boards.
Blockchain Set to Transform Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/21/2016   (1) comment
Blockchain has supply chain aficionados excited because the technology will support new business processes that allow for assets to be transferred over the Internet without the need for a centralized third party.
Security Risk in the Age of Cloud Computing
Chris King  
10/19/2016   Post a comment
If supply chain architecture in the cloud is not properly designed, a flaw in one client’s application would not only allow hackers to access their information, but other client’s information as well.
Did Processor Cause Samsung Note 7 Blowup?
Junko Yoshida  
10/14/2016   Post a comment
It’s far from clear what caused Samsung Note 7 to catch fire. But a new report emerged that the culprit might not be the lithium-ion batteries. Rather, the problem might reside in tweaks made to the processor.
6 Biggest Supply Chain Boons of Enterprise Labeling
Josh Roffman  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
The case for enterprise barcode labeling is compelling. With the right enterprise labeling solution, organizations benefit in a variety of ways.
Samsung Needs to Get Transparent
Rick Merritt  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
Samsung owes its customers and the tech community a clear explanation of what happened with the lithium ion batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
Get Yourself Named Procurement MVP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/10/2016   Post a comment
Every procurement should work to stand out as the most valuable player (MVP) in the organization. Here are a few tips on how to get started.
Mid-Sized Manufacturing Survey Tracks Procurement Evolution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/4/2016   Post a comment
Mid-sized manufactures report a positive financial outlook and expect supply chain performance to be even more critical than ever before.
Jabil Unveils Innovation Acceleration Services for OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/3/2016   Post a comment
Jabil has announced that it is offering rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and managed procurement and supply chain services to help its OEM customers get ideas from the drawing board to reality faster and cheaper.
Software-Centric World Takes Over Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/30/2016   (10) comments
Finally, the move to software has taken over the enterprise. The supply chain is becoming more automated, and that's going to change the way we all do business.
4 Biggest Boons Enterprise Labeling Integration with SAP
Josh Roffman  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
There are many specific benefits that SAP-based organizations realize when deploying an enterprise labeling solution that integrates to SAP.
iPhone 7, No Headphone Jack Creates a Recipe for e-Waste
Pablo Valerio  
9/26/2016   Post a comment
Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5 mm headphone connector on the new iPhone 7, while continuing to use their proprietary Lightning connector, could mean more electronic waste as users discard their old headsets and many OEMs rush to develop new ones using Apple’s connector.
Cisco Reaches for New Sustainability Goal
Ariella Brown  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Cisco has it's eyes on a big goal: controlling not just its own ecological footprint but also that of its suppliers.
Leveraging SAP for a Complex Global Supply Chain
Josh Roffman  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Allowing organizations to drive all of their business processes through SAP means that companies are better able to meet their global operations and supply chain requirements.
Finding the Gaps: Business Strategy & Procurement Execution
Bhavesh Shah  
9/21/2016   Post a comment
Building a good procurement strategy is one thing but executing it may be much harder.
EE Times Silicon 60: 2016's Emerging Companies to Watch
Peter Clarke  
9/20/2016   Post a comment
Looking at hottest silicon startups, there's no doubt Internet of Things will have a revolutionary impact on how people can live their lives, but exactly how that will manifest itself in terms of components, software, platforms, legal and business models, is not yet clear.
Avnet Sells Technology Solutions Unit to Tech Data
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/19/2016   Post a comment
Avnet today announced that it has agreed to sell its Technology Solutions operating group to Tech Data Corp.
Build Your Procurement Career Muscle in Five Minutes a Day
Tania Seary  
9/19/2016   Post a comment
Making time for career development and training is absolutely critical. In order to get ahead, key-skills cannot be lacking.
Don’t be Frightened: It’s Just a Millennial
Richard G. Weissman  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
Millennials are one of the best things to hit the workplace in years. They are there, so it's time to embrace and support them.
Display Solutions for the Mid-Volume OEMs...Your Way
Keith Mitnik  
9/14/2016   Post a comment
Customized displays don't need to be a complicated and expensive choice for designers and procurement professionals.
Find the Thermal Exhaust Ports in Your Supply Chain
Matt Holzapfel  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
On the Death Star in Star Wars, a thermal exhaust port proved to be a fatal flaw. In the electronics supply chain, it's critical to spot these types of flaws early enough to address them.
MLCCs: Not Your Grandfather's Capacitors
Ron Demcko  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Multilayer ceramic capacitor are considered basic technology, cheap and plentiful. Big shifts, though, have been made to improve the size, capabilities and cost.
Custom Magnetics: What Are They & When Do You Need Them?
Tim Shafer  
9/12/2016   Post a comment
For electronics designers, it's important to know what custom magnetics are, how to determine if they are needed, and how to engage with a custom magnetics supplier.
Supply Chain Graduate Degrees: Make the Most of Education
Puga Sankara  
9/9/2016   (5) comments
Young supply chain professional need to develop career plans to ensure getting the most out of a Graduate Degree.
APAC Trade Shapes Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/9/2016   Post a comment
Six key Asian economies highlight the importance if intra-APAC trading and points to potential changes in the supply chain.
5 Ways to Create Procurement & Sourcing Value Through Integrated Supply Chains
Abe Eshkenazi  
9/8/2016   (3) comments
The most talented supply pros know that putting the biggest squeeze on suppliers doesn't create the best value.
The Pareto Principle Has An Expiry Date
Hugo Britt  
8/3/2016   Post a comment
Procurement systems are optimised to work with large suppliers, but there are huge opportunities for companies further down the supply chain to innovate
Supply Chains Are Plagued by Orthodoxy
Gary Hilson  
7/21/2016   (1) comment
Despite technologies that simplify systems, businesses are clinging to old rules that enforce unnecessary constraints.
Committing to Ethical Standards for the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/5/2016   Post a comment
Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to achieve full membership of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) — a nonprofit group of electronics companies working to improve the social, environmental and ethical conditions of their global supply chains.
Guard the Supply Chain from Social Engineering
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/17/2016   Post a comment
Social engineering attacks can be costly and hard to detect, especially for supply chain professionals.
Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies: Reminders from Japan
Lisa Ann Cairns  
6/15/2016   Post a comment
The recent Japan disaster highlights ongoing issues of visibility into sub-tiers of the global electronics supply chain, there are new solutions available leveraging data sharing and supply chain mapping.
Leverage Procurement as a Green Initiative
Bhavesh Shah  
6/15/2016   Post a comment
Companies are quickly realizing that green initiatives increase profits and contribute to the bottom line.
Apple Inventory Slash Felt by the Supply Chain (For Now)
B. Cameron Gain  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
Apple has a down quarter, and suppliers across the supply chain get concerned. Analysts say the drop may be brief and surmountable.
The Power of Mobile in B2B Commerce
Chip House  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
As electronic suppliers become more digitally focused and available, it’s essential for B2B companies to keep mobile top-of-mind.
Omnichannel Drives Supply Chain Digitization
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
The increased expectations of consumers, combined with the availability of ubiquitous technology, are changing the way today's electronics supply chains function.
B2Bi & Collaboration Support Supply Chain Improvements
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/9/2016   Post a comment
Business to business electronic integration (B2Bi) platforms that support and enhance collaboration are joining the list of must-have technologies.
Avoid Disaster through Supply Chain Risk Management
Judith M. Myerson  
6/9/2016   (1) comment
To better prepare for disruptions, many OEMs have turned to enterprise risk management (ERM) to proactively detect, prevent and mitigate risks in the supply chain with a focus on deep tier suppliers.
Enable Supply Chain Security Through an Authentication Data Network
Michael Schuldenfrei  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
Inadvertent use of recycled, refurbished, or re-marked components can result in significant business risk for a manufacturer’s customers. Technology can help.
3 Industrial IoT Pain Points OEMs Face Today
Susan Fourtané  
6/1/2016   Post a comment
Industrial IoT workers are not being trained as robustly as the high-skill jobs resulting from new technologies initiatives demand.
Digitization Tops the List of Supply Chain Priorities
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/27/2016   (1) comment
Most organizations are focused on leveraging advanced technologies, such as the Internet of Things and big data, to create a quicker and more agile supply chain.
Use Supply Chain to Predict Consumer Demand
Jesse Laver  
5/24/2016   Post a comment
The next phase in supply chain management involves shifting to proactive management by taking a “big data” approach to consumer demand in which the supply chain plays a pivotal role.
America II Moves into Franchised Distribution World
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
America II is quickly moving away from its roots in independent distribution to fmake a place for itself in the franchised electronics distribution landscape.
Never Overlook MRO & the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/20/2016   Post a comment
It's critical not to overlook indirect spend as a strategic activity for the supply chain as a place to streamline the supply chain and save cost.
Specialty Electronics Distributors Up Customer Confidence, UBM Survey Said
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/18/2016   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study, an annual ranking based on perceptions by supply chain, corporate, and design executives, provides a close look at how customers rate the performance of major electronics distributors.
Pay-Per-Use IoT Brings Monetization Opportunities to Electronics
Mary E. Shacklett  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
IoT devices inevitably contain electronic content, and in many emerging use cases, they present monetization opportunities for electronics companies willing provide services related to IoT-driven data.
The Disruptor of My Disruptor is My Friend
Phillip Diao  
5/16/2016   (1) comment
It's time for retailers to get wiser about the ways that they are working to weather the supply chain storms for the next decade and beyond.
3 Keys to Controlling Quality in Offshore Electronics Manufacturing
Thomas Smiley  
5/12/2016   (1) comment
In dealing with electronics offshoring, customers often feel that they can't control product quality. However, you do have more control than you might think.
Cyber Attacks Increase in Danger
Rob Spiegel  
5/10/2016   Post a comment
Cybersecurity is getting to be a greater issue as attackers become better organized and more dangerous.
3 Trends Shaping Supply Chain Tech This Year
Scott Slinker  
5/5/2016   Post a comment
The right technology can make or break a supply chain. Here's a look at some of the biggest tech trends that OEMs can expect.
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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.