Supply Chain Should Bank on Business Networks Hailey Lynne McKeefry 4/1/2014 (2) comments Increasingly, procurement is evolving as a strategic function within most manufacturing organizations. Business networks are evolving to connect the supply chain and give procurement the edge it needs.
Closing the Direct Procurement Gap Hailey Lynne McKeefry 1/29/2014 (1) comment Today's supply chain bears little resemblance to the procurement channel of the past. It's time for direct procurement practices to evolve and catch up.
Con Min Certification Drags in Central Africa Hailey Lynne McKeefry 12/13/2013 (2) comments Even as manufacturers scramble to meet the demands of compliance with the Dodd Frank Act by May 2013, lack of certification of mines may slow down efforts to identify mines that meet conflict mineral requirements.
Live Chat 10/10: SMB Manufacturing Sees Slow Gain Hailey Lynne McKeefry 10/7/2013 Post a comment We've asked Mike McDonald, vice president of member recruitment for Prime Advantage, to come and share more about all the hottest manufacturing topics, from conflict minerals and sourcing concerns to the current talent pool, and how they will impact OEMs.
Live Chat 8/15: Avoid the Counterfeit Trap Hailey Lynne McKeefry 8/12/2013 (8) comments Counterfeit components are a growing problem in the supply chain, but there are things you can do to make sure you aren't a victim. We've invited Anne Ting, EVP of marketing, and Steve Martin, EVP of sales, both from Components Direct, to field your questions.
The Onshoring Debate Rages Hailey Lynne McKeefry 7/25/2013 (36) comments There's a lot to be said for – and against – bringing electronics manufacturing back to the US. The debate on this hot topic continues at EBN.
Coming Home to a New World Hailey Lynne McKeefry 7/2/2013 (17) comments More than twenty years ago, EBN gave me a start in the electronics industry. Now, I'm coming home to a radically different notion of the supply chain.
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!