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3 Ways 3D Printing Saves Energy for OEMs
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2016   (1) comment
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.
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.
3-Step Sustainability Framework Points to Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/7/2016   Post a comment
Organizations have a significant opportunity to create environmental change, and making those changes will ultimately create stronger and more sustainable businesses.
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.
Designing User-Friendly Systems: Not as Easy as It Sounds
Puga Sankara  
5/20/2016   Post a comment
Too often, IT gets sidetracked by feature-rich and dazzling technologies. Users, on the other hand, just want to get their jobs done--and they are best suited to deciding what features are helpful and which are not.
Industrie 4.0 Gets a Boost from Bosch
Ariella Brown  
4/18/2016   Post a comment
Privately owned Bosch is taking a major role in Industrie 4.0 with its own IoT cloud.
ACE Compliance Deadline Looming for Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2016   Post a comment
The logistics industry is looking carefully at the ACE initiative and how the newest requirements may change the way business must be done.
Why the Supply Chain Needs the iPhone
Samuel Mueller  
3/22/2016   Post a comment
With the iPhone, all sorts of possibilities open up in the supply chain for order entry, inventory management, asset tracking, and much more.
How to Best Manage Your Supply Chain During Extreme Winter Weather
Jim Hoefflin  
3/21/2016   Post a comment
Your supply chain technology can help you make it through winter 2016 and beyond.
Taiwan Earthquake Leaves Supply Chain Warnings in its Wake
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/8/2016   Post a comment
The recent earthquake in Taiwan offers a conversation starter for global electronics OEMs who are hoping to leverage the event as a cautionary tale for risk planning.
Arrow Speeds Design with SiliconExpert
Rob Spiegel  
3/4/2016   Post a comment
Arrow has collaborated with Cadence in order to create shortcuts in the design process.
Innovation & Effective Change Management Prove a Critical Combination
Puga Sankara  
3/4/2016   Post a comment
Innovation is hard. Organization-wide adoption is even harder. That's why change management is a critical part of every innovation project.
Simulation Tools Optimize Processes & Take Surprises Out of WMS Deployments
Puga Sankara  
2/19/2016   Post a comment
Simulation is a very powerful tool that is underused in the supply chain. Today, major distributors move big volumes of really expensive merchandise are one exception. One would think, every major software vendor would offer this capability, but not yet.
Embedded Packaging Fights Counterfeiting, Enhances Supply Chain Transparency
Susan Fourtané  
2/17/2016   Post a comment
Digitally interactive embedded packaging solution for OEMs backed by a cloud platform enables real-time data capture strategic insights on products to help increase the agility of supply chain management.
Leverage Video to Engage & Teach New Technology
Puga Sankara  
2/5/2016   (3) comments
Dry and monotonous user manuals are too boring to engage the average worker. Getting employees up to speed through the use of video is a better option.
EBN's Top 10 Supply Chain Stories for 2015
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/5/2016   (2) comments
Last year, best practices around procurement, logistics, sustainability, compliance, and more are hot topics of conversation industry wide. Will 2016 be any different?
What’s Next for the Supply Chain in 2016
Sven Boddington  
12/29/2015   (2) comments
As we get ready to turn the calendar page to a new year, it's a perfect time to look at what trends and topics will take top billing for the electronics industry in 2016.
The Importance of Team Dynamics in the Global Supply Chain
Kella Knack  
12/27/2015   (1) comment
Teamwork and a sense of being a team player may be the most important skill in today's global electronics supply chain.
FinTech Companies Add Supply Chain Financing
Logical Link  
12/20/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain financing is winning attention and becoming part of FinTech companies’ portfolio of services.
iPad Pro Not Ready for Supply Chain Prime Time
Puga Sankara  
12/17/2015   Post a comment
The Apple iPad Pro is cool, but it will need to evolve to be a solid supply chain and warehouse tool.
OEMs Leverage Shorter Product Lifespans to Increase Bottom Lines
Linda Li  
12/16/2015   Post a comment
The diminishing lifespan of many electronic devices, especially cell phones, are putting new pressures on OEMs, but opportunity still exists to enhance business.
Tell Apple to Stop Drinking Its Own Kool Aid: The PC Isn't Dead Yet
Puga Sankara  
12/16/2015   Post a comment
No wonder Apple is struggling to sell its products to enterprises. The iconic Apple is wrong to claim that iPad Pro will replace PCs, a statement that is surprising coming from an executive with an enterprise background at Compaq and IBM's supply chain and procurement departments.
Automotive Labeling: 7 Ways To Drive Supply Chain Efficiency
Harold Desjarlais  
12/10/2015   Post a comment
With the right enterprise labeling solution, automotive industry suppliers benefit in a variety of ways.
Can't Get What You Want for Christmas? Blame the Supply Chain
Elizabeth Montalbano  
12/4/2015   Post a comment
A survey by Riverwood Solutions found that the biggest problem for the supply chain over the busy holiday gift-giving season is visibility.
If You're Hesitant to Adopt an ERP System, You’re Not Alone
Aaron Continelli  
12/3/2015   Post a comment
The potential cost and complexity of ERP has some OEMs running scared. However, the concern is overblown.
Making Factories Run Better with 3D Printing
Ariella Brown  
12/2/2015   Post a comment
In the electronics industry, we talk about making 3D printers, but applying to technology to the manufacturing floor has the potential to yield excellent results as well.
Ready for the Holidays? Tips for Supply Chain Success
Donna Fritz  
12/1/2015   (1) comment
Preparing supply chain operations for the holiday can seem daunting, but the sooner companies implement some proven best practices, the more strategic value they can add the organization -- and avoid a potentially costly meltdown during the most wonderful time of the year.
Talent Management: Technology Boost Hardens Soft Skills
Somdipto Ghosh  
11/30/2015   Post a comment
Innovation is critical to procurement and supply chain success, but many organizations get mired down in day to day activities. By leveraging technology prowess, electronics OEMs can help procurement pros find new and better ways of getting things done.
Supply Chain Proves Critical for Black Friday Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/27/2015   (1) comment
Advanced supply chain planning is critical to success on the biggest consumer electronics buying weekend of the year.
Operations or IT: Don't Pick a Side
Puga Sankara  
11/25/2015   Post a comment
When operations and IT partner together seamlessly, it can translate into huge supply chain efficiency and savings for an organization.
Imagining the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
11/23/2015   Post a comment
New technologies, advanced analytics, robotics, and visualization help pivot companies towards digital supply chain processes.
Add Cybersecurity to Supply Chain Risk List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/20/2015   Post a comment
Cybersecurity is a critical component of managing risk in the supply chain. Here's a look at the biggest threats and latest best practices.
Big Data & Supply Chain: Lessons from the Wilderness
Suhas Marathe  
11/20/2015   Post a comment
As we explore the newest wilderness of big data, there are lessons to be learned from the pioneers of America's earliest history.
Mini-MBA Focuses on IoT Impact on Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/19/2015   Post a comment
Value supply chains are looking for qualified talent with knowledge on today's organizational structure, the latest technological developments, and processes that will shape the next-generation supply chain. Rutgers Business School Executive Education new Mini-MBA aims to provide those skills.
Navigating the Connected World: How to Put a Concept on Consumer Shelves
Bashar Nejdawi  
11/18/2015   Post a comment
Done right, electronics startups can find success, but it requires some patience and the right strategic partnerships.
IoT Analytics Brings Unprecedented Triage to Supply Chain
Puneet Pandit  
11/17/2015   Post a comment
Innovative supply chain managers are leveraging real time analysis to improve customer service, reduce the cost of that service, improve inventory control, and even identify new services with a potential to increase revenue.
Tried & True: 5 Benefits of an Effective ERP System
Aaron Continelli  
11/17/2015   Post a comment
ERP solutions are a one-stop shop for the savvy business owner, offering crucial insights into every aspect of a business’s operation. Here's a list of the top benefits.
EBN@C-Level: Arrow Electronics' Tim Kolbus Talks About Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/5/2015   Post a comment
Tim Kolbus, vice president of Global Logistics Services at Arrow Electronics gives us his thoughts on supply chain strategy—and to hear about how Arrow is tackling this important topic, from hiring the right people to choosing the right technologies.
Foster a Culture of Innovation in the Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
11/5/2015   Post a comment
Focusing on innovation gets more important as our lives become more technology dependent each day. The organizations and people that adapt to innovation and that are technology savvy will be the winners of the future.
A Guide to 5 Common Malware Monsters
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/30/2015   Post a comment
Supply pros handle a lot of sensitive data, from product designs and work orders to purchase orders and supplier info, so staying ahead of hackers looking to monetize stolen data is critical.
3 Ways EDI Alternatives Increase Business Profitability & Customer Satisfaction
Wally Ibrahim  
10/29/2015   Post a comment
Web service APIs allow data to be transmitted from one system to another in nanoseconds, increasing supply chain productivity and revenue.
Chief Procurement Officer: 10 Lessons on Leadership
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/14/2015   Post a comment
The role of the chief procurement officer is evolving quickly and taking a strategic position within the organization. Leading procurement pros weigh in on what the new world of the CPO looks like.
Procurement’s Continued Evolution: Strategic Opportunities for OEMs
Lisa Ann Cairns  
9/30/2015   Post a comment
A recent survey uncovers new opportunities for electronics OEMs when they work to extend procurement’s scope to be more strategic and collaborative with suppliers and within the organization.
Google Glass & Augmented Reality Benefit Warehouse Operations
Susan Fourtané  
9/29/2015   (1) comment
By 2017, the augmented reality market will grow to $5.2 billion becoming the next big thing in a variety of markets, including logistics and manufacturing.
Leverage Gamification to Improve Worker Engagement
Puga Sankara  
9/25/2015   Post a comment
Do you often feel like your distribution center operators can do more, but for some reason they are just not engaged? Gamification could be an option to build better engagement between your operators and their work assignments.
Counterfeits: What About the Commercial Supply Chain?
Joe Longo  
9/24/2015   Post a comment
Counterfeiters view the commercial supply chain as much more attractive than the military. It's time for commercial OEMs to fight back.
How the Internet of Things Connects Supply Chain Links
Jennifer Bosavage  
9/23/2015   Post a comment
The advent of IoT is changing things in the supply chain now more than ever before. OEMs are making their supply chains smarter, more flexible, and more easily managed using a variety of Internet-connected approaches.
Finding the Value of Mobility in the Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/18/2015   Post a comment
At Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Supply Chain & Mobility Panel, we started talking about the value of mobility in the supply chain—an important conversation for our industry.
Robotics Take a Place in Manufacturing & Logistics
Logical Link  
9/17/2015   (1) comment
Robots, which have become, smarter, cheaper and faster, are taking on more jobs in manufacturing and logistics facilities.
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