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Industrial IoT Boom Demands IP Networks
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
The huge growth in IoT relies on access to IP-enabled networks in order to get the most out of the technology.
Mind the Talent Gap with BPaaS
Mike Raftery  
8/17/2017   Post a comment
BPaaS allows today’s cutting-edge supply chain organization to leverage the best of technology, process and infrastructure to invest in ‘in house’ assets where it adds the most value, and outsource where they can get better results, quicker and more reliably.
Oracle Expands SCM Cloud Offering
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2017   (2) comments
Oracle has announced Release 13 of its Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud offering, a comprehensive, modularized, and cloud-based option.
Digital Transformation: Major Gains with Minimal Pain
Earl van As  
7/25/2017   (1) comment
Simple-to-implement digital transformation methods that should be considered by supply chain executives to increase operational efficiency and ROI.
Here’s What Your Supply Chain Performance Dashboard Is Missing
Sujit Singh  
7/18/2017   Post a comment
For best results, supply chain managers need to get beyond a dashboard analysis that provides a snap shot of current business metrics to get to details on how the metrics are derived.
Trump & Brexit: Adding Risk in the New Global Supply Chain
Luc Janssen  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
With Brexit, with the “America First” agenda of the Trump administration and in general with more and more pressure on choices for global sourcing, it is time to evaluate the risk on global supply chains. Can we still meet customer expectations?
Expand Supply Chain Control During PCB Design
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/10/2017   Post a comment
A BOM tool is one thing organizations can leverage to move products smoothly from design to manufacturing while avoiding typical headaches.
Exploring the Transformative Potential of the Digital Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
7/6/2017   (1) comment
CEOs and supply chain executives interested in increasing revenue and decreasing cost will benefit from digital supply chain transformation.
What’s Trending Now: Top Warehouse Technologies
Evan Garber  
7/6/2017   Post a comment
E-commerce and consumer buying habits are shaping the future of the supply chain industry. Companies are looking for new ways to stay ahead while increasing profit margins. Technological innovations (both proactive and necessitated) play a major role, specifically in streamlining warehouse management. But implementing the right technologies may mean the difference between staying in business or not.
6 Lessons Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition Teaches
Joanne Moretti  
6/27/2017   (8) comments
As two modern day success stories come together, consumers wonder what it means for us. In reality, the most valuable lessons can be culled by retails and other major brands, particularly in the high technology sector.
5 Factors to Look at When Considering a Contract Management Solution
Chris Crane  
6/26/2017   Post a comment
Find a procurement management platform that has the automation, flexibility, and transparency needed to build sourcing models and enterprise deliverables that provide measurable results and consistent business impact.
Measuring the Current State of Digital Transformation & Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/23/2017   (1) comment
Survey says: digital transformation efforts within organization drive supply chain restructuring activities.
VR & AR: The New Supply Chain Reality
Samuel Mueller  
6/15/2017   Post a comment
For the first time, virtual reality and augmented reality have the potential to really impact the tasks and effectiveness of the supply chain in a handful of areas.
Uncovering (& Solving) 3 Biggest Hidden Supply Chain Costs
Brent Miller  
6/13/2017   Post a comment
A handful of common problems top the lists of hidden supply chain costs. Fortunately, a few easy steps help eliminate them for improved efficiency and productivity.
Shared Data Mitigates Supply Chain Cost of Electronics Counterfeiting
Michael Schuldenfrei  
6/8/2017   Post a comment
The electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries have technology solutions to limit counterfeiting practices within the supply chain, but they come at a high cost.
Blockchain & Supply Chain: Early But Promising
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/29/2017   Post a comment
Once focused solely on finance apps, blockchain is likely to come into its own in supply chain applications in the very near future.
IoT Makes the Supply Chain Responsive
Paris Gogos  
5/29/2017   Post a comment
he Internet of Things is the key to a responsive supply chain.
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   Post a 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   (4) comments
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   Post a 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   Post a 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   (1) comment
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   (1) comment
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   Post a 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   (3) 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   (2) comments
APIs hold the potential to be the connective tissue of the global supply chain displacing the industry's current, outdated communication system.
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