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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.
ABB Taps IBM Watson to Connect Islands of Automation
Gary Hilson  
5/18/2017   (1) comment
Cognitive insights and machine learning are depending on good data and the people that configure them to solve problems on the factory floor.
Global Risk: Cyber Attacks, Natural Disasters, Supply Chain Failure Top the List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/10/2017   (1) comment
The 2017 FM Global Resilience Index considers a dozen pressing risks to business performance in the 21st century including three new measures: cyber attack, natural hazards and supply chain failure.
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.
Faster, More Flexible, Cheaper: The New Electronics Manufacturing Mantra
Frank Cavallaro  
4/25/2017   (1) comment
Flexibility is key to business success, especially in manufacturing. These three pillars of operational flexibility can put an organization on the road to success.
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.
Robotic Process Automation: A Future Boon for Buyers
Brent Halverson  
4/18/2017   (1) comment
The next step in automation technology is set to revolutionize back-office, rules-based tasks across numerous industries.
FindChips Pro: Sourcing Tools Need More Muscle
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/22/2017   Post a comment
FindChips.com is adding a paid service, called FindChips Pro, that provides new capabilities to help buyers consider the future, rather than relying on the past.
Glaring Security Hole Fixed, Supply Chain Managers Look Ahead
B. Cameron Gain  
3/22/2017   (1) comment
The backend software on the cloud for supply chain IT networks is vulnerable, but best practices can help to even the score against often daily attacks on any system.
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.
E2open & Steelwedge Unite to Deliver Collaborative S&OP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2017   (2) comments
Combination of E2open and Steelwedge make E2open cloud-based supply chain giant in the marketplace.
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Challenge of the Digital Supply Chain
Richard G. Weissman  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
I will be the human smack in the middle of the digital supply chain.
6 Ways Automated Visual Reporting Improves the Supply Chain
Seymour Duncker  
2/2/2017   (1) comment
Accessible, real-time data has the power to increase productivity, decrease waste, and even increase employee satisfaction.
Internet of Things Innovations Enhance Supply Chain Management in 2017
PV Subramanian  
1/18/2017   (1) comment
Preparing for the IoT revolution and the profound impact it will have on the supply chain does not need to be as daunting as it seems.
Why the Surge of Third-Party APIs Matters to Supply Chain Executives
Jett McCandless  
1/16/2017   (1) comment
Application Program Interfaces (APIs), and more specifically third party API networks, can empower supply chain executives to improve their execution.
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.
New Approach: Supplier Evaluation Frequency Formula
Judith M. Myerson  
1/5/2017   (2) comments
As a best practice, many OEMs evaluate their key suppliers annually. Depending on the risk profile, though, that may not be nearly often enough.
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.
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.
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
Robots & Automation: Debunking the Myth
Susan Fourtané  
12/13/2016   Post a comment
In the process of change, we should be cautious of the hype around the AI trend. The best decisions come from looking at the trends with clear eyes.
Selling to the New Consumer: Ethical Supply Chain Practices & Millennials
Sean Mulroy  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
Transparent, ethical supply chain practices capture the imagination of millennial customers.
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.
Get More Out of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
While conversations about digital supply chains are pervasive, many executives and supply chain teams are not sure how to scale their initiatives beyond piecemeal tools. The decisions made now have the potential to impact the future of business.
The Internet of Insecure Things
Jane Goh  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
Hackers have shown they can now harness the collective firepower of Internet connected devices. This reality puts pressure on OEMs to up their security game when it comes to protecting the devices they design and sell.
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.
Connecting The Enterprise Through Serialization
Steve Wood  
11/3/2016   (6) comments
Serialization of products offer an opportunity to connect all enterprise units when manufacturers, suppliers, and other participating supply chain stakeholders thoroughly analyze the life of a product.
5 Things to Consider When Switching from EDI to API Technology
Jett McCandless  
11/1/2016   (3) comments
APIs hold the potential to be the connective tissue of the global supply chain displacing the industry's current, outdated communication system.
The Advent of Human Free Logistics
Richard G. Weissman  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The use of autonomous vehicles in logistics is being driven by economics, efficiency, and safety.
Automated Supply Chain: The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Susan Fourtané  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring fully-automated supply chains creating opportunities for businesses as well as bringing safety to the production line, efficiency, and more environmentally friendly work environments.
OEMs Beware: These Days, Anything Can Be Hacked
Erik Kangas  
10/27/2016   (9) comments
More needs to happen on the manufacturers’ side to protect against vulnerabilities that are unintentionally built into hardware and software products. Further,, quicker responses are needed to fix the problem once vulnerabilities are identified.
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.
The Real Problem with Digital Assistants
Puga Sankara  
10/21/2016   (1) comment
The electronic digital assistants on our mobile devices have some limitations. They could do a much better job.
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.
A Roadmap to Implementing 3D Printing Today
Charles Edwards  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
Now more than ever, organizations must innovate within their supply chains to remain competitive in a changing marketplace. 3D printing offers a great place to start.
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.
Robots Tackle Mundane Supply Chain Tasks
Rich Quinnell  
9/5/2016   (2) comments
in the supply chain, the idea of a robot taking over a manual computer task initially seems ludicrous. However, software robot can save time and money.
Labeling Ups Efficiency in Auto Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/2/2016   Post a comment
In the auto industry, good labeling practices are emerging as a key strategy for managing today's complex labeling requirements and regulations.
Building a Business Case for Using a Third Party to Implement & Manage a B2Bi Program
Peter Edlund  
9/1/2016   Post a comment
When selecting a third party to manage your electronic transactions, there are a number of things you should keep in mind.
What Consumer Companies Should Consider to Get Smarter, Faster
Jason Ruhmann  
7/14/2016   Post a comment
IT organizations and data analysts are still in the experimental stage, while he litany of data sources across the retail supply chain now includes web statistics, social media, multiple Internet of Things and mobiles devices, mobile and others
The automated warehouse: Who’s driving anyway?
Frank Cavallaro  
7/12/2016   Post a comment
The evolution of driverless robotic vehicles continues unabated, but what will it take for them to overtake certain warehouse tasks?
3 Ways 3D Printing Saves Energy for OEMs
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2016   (7) comments
3D printing itself can result in less energy expended over the supply chain.
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.
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