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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   Post a 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   Post a 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   (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   (1) 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   (2) 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   Post a 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   (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.
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EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
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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.