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3 Must-Haves for Ensuring Supply Chain Continuity
Sean Rollings  
6/24/2015   Post a comment
There are many potential sources of disruption to continuity of supply, but these sources only become inordinate disruptions when companies have not integrated the three must-haves into their supply networks: visibility, intelligent response, and network-wide collaboration.
Direct & Indirect Procurement Are Worlds Apart
Greg Johnsen  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Using the same approach to direct and indirect procurement is likely a path to disaster.
Perfect Parts Aims to Incite Online Component Revolution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/22/2015   Post a comment
Independant distributor Perfect Parts is trying to create a new standard for product information sources with the world's largest online parts catalog in the world.
Revisiting Supply Chain Segmentation
Logical Link  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
As the supply chain changes, best practices change with it. It may be that the love affair with segmentation may be over in the face of increased complexity.
Product Stewardship Evolves as Industry Imperative
Todd Ellis  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Product stewardship needs to address the electronic devices we design and build from cradle to grave. Understanding the goal and the impact of our efforts is a good place to start.
Impact Your Business with Supply Chain Analytics
Shane Snyder  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain analytics tools are vital for managing both automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology and labor force behind them.
The Supplier Strategic Sourcing Process Explained
Kelly Barner  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
While people may talk about the procurement process, the procurement discipline actually encompasses a number of different processes. They include spend analysis, supplier relationship management, and contract management, just to name a few.
Create a Customer First Supply Chain for True Transformation
Susan Fourtané  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Learn how to embrace change to become a customer-centric value chain following expert advice from Oracle's Matthew Banks.
The Dawn of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
4/13/2015   Post a comment
A variety of digital technologies are enhancing electronics manufacturing. Now, the supply chain needs processes to support these enhancements.
Putting the Supply Chain First
Donna Fritz  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Why it’s important for mid-market companies to improve their supply chain technology ahead of ERP upgrades.
The Vertical Advantage: CRM & the Electronics Industry
Chanan Greenberg  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor and component makers can capture growth through smart use of CRM.
Mobile Applications Bring Flexibility for Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
4/7/2015   Post a comment
Mobile applications can create more flexibility for supply chain manufacturing businesses.
Port Congestion Emerges as Major Supply Chain Stumbling Block
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/7/2015   (1) comment
Having ridden out the worst of West Coast port shutdowns, supply chain pros are now faced with continued challenges around getting timely delivery through West Coast ports.
Material Handling Systems Age Out
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/20/2015   Post a comment
In the average manufacturing facility, there's only one word to describe the materials handling systems being used: old.
A Quick & Easy Lean Supply Chain Primer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/13/2015   Post a comment
To really make a difference, lean supply chain has to rise above being a buzzword.
Supply Chain Scoreboard Mitigates Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
In manufacturing, systems that allow workers to visually see metrics can increase produtivity and reduce waste.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Laura Dearborn Sterns, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/23/2015   Post a comment
Millenial worker Laura Dearborn Stearns is making a name for herself in the electronics supply chain for her big data expertise. We asked her to give us her take on the industry.
4 Places to Start Cloud-Based Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
Although in its infancy, cloud-based supply chain systems offer clear benefits if implemented correctly
Cloud-Based Supply Chain Faces Scrutiny
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/5/2015   (3) comments
We spoke to Vasu Rajagopolan, head of supply chain and transportation for Xchanging to get his take on some of the issues around cloud computing and the supply chain.
3D Printing Reshapes Automotive Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
2/4/2015   Post a comment
3D printing is helping auto manufacturers increase proximity and flexiblity and decrease waste. Can similar improvements for other sectors in the electronics indsutry be far behind?
How Lean is Too Lean?
Frank Cavallaro  
2/3/2015   Post a comment
Several factors have made inventory management a vexing problem for many organizations.
Are Your Vendors Villainous or Adding Value?
Drew Smith  
1/27/2015   Post a comment
Trusted partners may be The idea of labeling suppliers in logistics, operations, marketing an adversely impacting a firm through actions that expose the commodity of information through clumsy, inefficient, or obsolete safeguards.
Survey Says: Purchasing Contributes to Competitive Advantage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2015   (2) comments
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.
Looking Forward: The Occasional Pitfalls of Predictive Analytics
Frank Cavallaro  
1/6/2015   (1) comment
While the adoption of predictive analytics keeps growing, a few common pitfalls threaten to lessen the effectiveness of the insights.
Do P-Cards Really Benefit Procurement Executives?
Priyanka Potdukhe  
12/10/2014   (3) comments
Procurement cards have some real benefits and some real downsides.
4 Phases of Supply Chain Finance: A Tale of One Company’s Journey
Dan Juliano  
12/8/2014   (2) comments
Often, an example is better than a lecture. We're tracing one company's journey through its supply chain finance mistakes and final success, to offer a pointer to those who are starting down this path.
Semiconductor Companies Bloated by Unhealthy Business App Diet
Chanan Greenberg  
11/20/2014   (3) comments
Many semiconductor and component manufacturers are very focused on watching those pennies while the dollars slip away. A close look at business app potentially yields huge savings.
Address Supply Chain Challenges With Cloud Technology
Udaya Shankar  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Especially along the global supply chain, cloud-based solutions offer clear value, from increasing speed and agility to cutting costs.
Lessons Learned: Jabil Embraces Supply Chain Complexity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/5/2014   Post a comment
Mudit Bajaj, senior director of logistics for Jabil, shares some thoughts on the reality of risk in today's supply chain, and the strategies that his company uses to manage it.
5 Most Common Social Media Problems & How Procurement Pros Can Solve Them
Peter Friedman  
11/5/2014   Post a comment
OEMs will increasingly turn to social media for both corporate branding and solid supply chain information.
Digi-Key & Mentor Graphic Launch New EDA Tools
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/4/2014   (8) comments
Mentor Graphics and Digi-Key collaborate to help electronics designers and buyers adopt new technologies and reduce errors.
Internet of Things Set to Transform Logistics in Supply Chains
Chris Power  
11/3/2014   (4) comments
The advent of low-cost sensors is bringing the Internet of Things to the logistics industry. Organizations that can figure out how to collect and analyze the right data will be well ahead in the job of streamlining logistics activities.
Scaling Social Media Programs to Maximize Value: What Procurement Professionals Need to Know
Peter Friedman  
10/30/2014   (13) comments
Social media is becoming a critical tool for businesses, but these organizations may need some professional help getting started.
5 Tips for a Streamlined Supply Chain
Jennifer Bosavage  
10/28/2014   (10) 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.
Getting on Top of Customs Compliance in a Global Economy
Mary E. Shacklett  
10/28/2014   (9) comments
Cloud-based automation has the potential to reduce the cost and complexity of managing evolving customs and compliance standards worldwide.
Designing for That 3D Printer
Jim O'Reilly  
8/28/2014   (18) comments
A look at some tools that are making 3D printing easier.
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.
Internet of Things Security Reaches Tipping Point
Kelly Jackson Higgins  
8/18/2014   (4) comments
Public safety issues bubble to the top in security flaw revelations.
Supply Chain Security: 5 Important Steps
Robert Lemos  
8/6/2014   (4) comments
The integrity of enterprise data is only as strong as your most vulnerable third-party supplier or business partner. It's time to shore up these connection points.
3D Manufacturing: New Weapon for the US Economy
Samir Shah  
8/4/2014   (19) 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.
9 Secrets of Good Online Video Interviews
Mark Shapiro  
6/27/2014   (22) comments
In the past, meetings happened in meeting rooms, and sometimes on a phone call. Now, there's a new venue of choice: video. Video Skype, Google Hangouts, and others provide a great tool to create video interviews... when used strategically.
10 Tricks That Extend Oscilloscope Usefulness
Arthur Pini  
5/22/2014   (7) comments
Get more out of your oscilloscope with these handy tips and techniques.
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.
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.
Manage Supply Chain Workers for Best Results
Jane Miller  
3/7/2014   (62) comments
Managing people and projects is time consuming, but finding the right tools can help you be a fair and efficient manager.
Modernizing the Supply Chain & Its Implications for Technology
Susan Fourtané  
2/27/2014   (9) comments
Supply chains will embrace modernization in 2014.
Demand-Driven Maturity Model – 5 Steps, 1 Giant Leap
At the Source  
5/10/2013   Post a comment
On the hunt for a demand-driven maturity model for companies that are looking at ways to optimize their supply chains.
Can Good E-Waste Efforts Soften High–Tech’s Uncaring Image?
At the Source  
5/7/2013   (15) comments
Removing harmful electronic products in a responsible way is not only the right thing to do, but a smart business move.
Making Supply Chain Visibility Visible
Logical Link  
5/7/2013   (4) comments
It's debatable whether visibility should be a stand-alone system or something more comprehensive than a single software platform.
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
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