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Semiconductor Companies Bloated by Unhealthy Business App Diet
Chanan Greenberg  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
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   (5) comments
Public safety issues bubble to the top in security flaw revelations.
Supply Chain Security: 5 Important Steps
Robert Lemos  
8/6/2014   (5) 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   (26) 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.
Combating Counterfeiting
Peter Buxbaum  
5/6/2013   (12) comments
How to counter counterfeiting in the electronics supply chain? Apply component identification techniques that are themselves difficult to counterfeit.
Betting on Analytics as Supply Chain's Next Big Thing
Logical Link  
5/3/2013   (19) comments
A necessary foundation for moving efficiently at real-time speed, supply chain analytics is still very much at the beginning stages of development at many companies.
Generating Buzz With Social Media
Peter Buxbaum  
5/3/2013   (7) comments
Social networking is up and coming in the B2B electronics space.
Infographic: Traceability Issues in the Supply Chain
Brian Fuller  
5/3/2013   (4) comments
Research highlights concerns, challenges, and plans to overcome the challenges inherent in managing recall processes in the supply chain.
Fight Chinese Counterfeiting? Forget It
Brian Fuller  
5/1/2013   (22) comments
All the lobbying in the world won't stop Chinese counterfeiting, according to one semiconductor CEO.
Intel’s Supply Chain Sweet Spot
At the Source  
4/30/2013   (20) comments
As Intel improves its chip technology and deals with a declining PC market, the company is still making a concerted effort to improve its supply chain.
Infographic: Supply Chain's RFID Advantage
Brian Fuller  
4/30/2013   (6) comments
RFID will become an enabling technology across a number of industries.
Earth Day 2013: The Supply Chain's Role in Reducing E-Waste
George Karalias  
4/29/2013   (18) comments
The supply chain’s role in reducing e-waste.
We Need Performance, Not Speculation
Ken Bradley  
4/26/2013   (29) comments
We seem to have lost the ability to control our destiny. You work hard but fall farther behind. You can’t count on much to be "as expected" in the future.
Recovery Programs: Turning Gray to Green
Unchaining Supply  
4/22/2013   (9) comments
For many companies in the supply chain, selling excess or aging products into unauthorized channels for pennies on the dollar makes sense.
Industrial Semi: Turnkey Services Smooth Uncharted Waters
Supply Chain Intelligence  
4/19/2013   (2) comments
As semiconductor penetration increases, it is worthwhile to stop and recognize that not all industrial clients may have the same familiarity with electronics industry best-practices.
Industry Still Unprepared for Conflict Minerals Reporting
Brian Fuller  
4/18/2013   (3) comments
May 2014 in the deadline to conflict with SEC regulations on conflict minerals; one in three companies hasn't even started the process.
Supply Chain Management Lessons From the Civil War
Brian Fuller  
4/17/2013   (14) comments
How do you build a national army almost from scratch and almost overnight? Ask Montgomery Meigs.
Infographic: Security Threats by the Numbers
Brian Fuller  
4/15/2013   (5) comments
Hacking and malware is a challenge for maintaining secure supply-chain networks, but part of the problem is us.
Digi-Key CEO's Take on Google, Amazon in the E-Supply Chain
Brian Fuller  
4/12/2013   (7) comments
Digi-Key CEO Mark Larson sleeps like a baby when he thinks about Google and Amazon encroaching on his business.
Get Supply Chain Analytics on Your Roadmap
Lalit Wadhwa  
4/12/2013   (1) comment
Technology plays a critical role in assimilating large and complex data sets from upstream and downstream members of the value chain, analyzing it and modeling it to optimize the supply chain.
Supply Chain's Information 'Black Hole'
Brian Fuller  
4/9/2013   (3) comments
Nearly half of company information breaches come from the company's supply chain, where more vigilance and tighter processes are required.
Next Step in Responsible Procurement: IDEA-QMS-9090
The Big IDEA  
4/5/2013   (1) comment
How do you create solid procurement solutions? Start with standards and build on them.
Pandemics' Lessons for Supply Chain
Gerry Fay  
4/4/2013   (2) comments
Being vigilant and planning for the mitigation of likely risk scenarios allows us to all improve our outcomes.
RFID Sparks New Supply Chain Demand
Best-Practices  
4/3/2013   (9) comments
RFID makes it possible not only to increase the quantity and types of products streaming through the supply chain, but also to build higher-level products and services.
Infographic: E-Waste – Where Does it All Go?
Brian Fuller  
4/2/2013   (9) comments
In the United States alone, there are 99 million televisions stockpiled or stored. And that's only a fraction of the global e-waste problem.
Time for a Water Supply Chain?
Logical Link  
4/2/2013   (8) comments
How strongly is water usage linked to your corporate social responsibility?
Supply Chain's Future: A Survey
Brian Fuller  
4/2/2013   Post a comment
How is the supply chain evolving? You tell us. We need your help!
4 Toughest Supply Chain Issues & How to Solve Them
Revving Revenue  
4/1/2013   Post a comment
Even the most sophisticated supply chain operation won't help manufacturers anticipate demand. Surprised? You shouldn't be.
Double Supply Chain Punch: Managing Outsourced Logistics, M&A Activity
Logical Link  
4/1/2013   Post a comment
The complexity of logistics management is well known; now factor in a merger, and things get really interesting.
Increasing Costs, Complexity Afflict High-Tech Supply Chain
At the Source  
3/28/2013   (6) comments
Great tools and technologies are constraining executives' ability to design effective supply networks.
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