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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Industrial Robots Transform Manufacturing Floor & Workforce
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/21/2017   (3) comments
Indiustrial robotics are big and getting bigger, and that's likely to be good for the high-tech electronics manufacturing industry.
Ask Avnet AI Platform Learns What Buyers Want
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/18/2017   (1) comment
Avnet leverages AI technology to help customers navigate Avnet Internet ecosystem and get connected to engineering and technical resources.
15 Kickstarter Robots that Work, Teach, & Play
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/17/2017   Post a comment
Everybody likes robots, and soon they'll be doing all sorts of things with them, if these wildly successful Kickstarter projects are any indication.
20 Kickstarter Wearables with Summer Sizzle
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
As everyone turns to their favorite summer activities, the interest wearable electronic innovations is on the rise. We're looking at some of the most popular wearable wins on Kickstarter.
UK Supply Chain Funding Index Declines
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/7/2017   Post a comment
The most recent results of the UK supply chain funding index point to a slight decline in the past year.
5 Critical Steps to Avoid Product Recall Disasters
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/5/2017   Post a comment
Product recalls happens to even the best companies. Having the right systems and processes in place is crtical
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.
Understand Customer Behavior to Capture Omnichannel Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/23/2017   (1) comment
Retailers and manufacturers need to leverage customer insights to unlock competitive advantage to make better category decisions and achieve localized merchandising, a new survey found.
18 Women Helping Pave the Way in High-Tech Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/21/2017   Post a comment
The Manufacturing Institute launched its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Ahead initiative. As part of the program, the group has recognized women for excellence in manufacturing. This year, 18 of these 130 leaders were leading the charge on the high-technology manufacturing front.
Digital Age Demands Supply Chain Restructuring
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/16/2017   Post a comment
The ability to transform into a digital supply chain will decide the winners and the losers going forward. Here's a look at the five stages of maturity.
2017 Top 25 Global Electronics Distributors: A Wrestling Match
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/14/2017   (6) comments
In recent years, getting ahead in electronics industry has been a game of inches, with major players wrestling for greater customer share. Here's a look at the biggest names in 2017.
More Connected Means More Vulnerable
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/9/2017   (1) comment
The reality of IoT brings with it the real need for solid security both in product design and installation.
Gartner Identifies Top 10 High-Tech Supply Chains
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/8/2017   Post a comment
These high tech companies are the leaders in terms of supply chain. Both nimble and innovative, the top 10 have demonstrated ability to react in a changing marketplace.
8 Supply Chain Disruptors & What to Do About Them
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/5/2017   Post a comment
Pepsico exec traces the technologies that are shaping the way that consumers are getting their products and talks about why these technologies are the future of the consumer supply chain.
Make Packaging Pretty & Practical
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2017   Post a comment
People love the electronic gadgets in the box, but the box itself may help consumers make buying decisions.
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.
E-Commerce Gets Beyond Brown Boxes
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/26/2017   (1) comment
It’s a new era for packaging. What makes a product sitting in a warehouse attractive to buyers is decidedly different from what lures customer to pick up a product in the store.
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.
Omnichannel Puts Retailers on a New Path
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/19/2017   Post a comment
Omnichannel is changing the way electronics retailers need to think about their supply chains.
Arrow Ships Free: A Nod to Commercial Pressure?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/16/2017   (1) comment
New Arrow promo offers automatic free overnight shipping on $20 or more of in-stock components.
Discrimination at Work Erodes Employee Effectiveness
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Workplace discrimination can wreak havoc on a business. In the high-tech world where supply chain pros are hard to find, it's important to address this problem to retain the best employees.
IT Spend Paints a Rosy Picture for Business
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/11/2017   (1) comment
By the measure of IT spend, organizations are optimistic about the financial future of their organizations, a recent survey found.
Global Risk: Cyber Attacks, Natural Disasters, Supply Chain Failure Top the List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/10/2017   (1) comment
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.
Pressure & Expectations Rise at Work
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/28/2017   (1) comment
Burnout is real. Smart organizations need to think about how to better manage employee stress.
EBN@C-Level: Talking to Jamil Nizam about the Evolving Identity of Master Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/26/2017   Post a comment
After 50 years in business, electronics distributor Master Electronics has learned a few things about staying relevant. We sat down with president Jamil Nizam to learn the secret to their success.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Abhishek Dahiya, Dell
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/25/2017   (1) comment
We sat down with Abhishek Dahiya, global commodity management senior at Dell Technologies, to find out more about what this notable millennial thinks about the modern supply chain and the career potential of the field.
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.
Earth Day & Electronics OEMs: Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/21/2017   Post a comment
Whether at work or at home, we all need to work on environmental initiatives. For Earth Day, let's take a look at some places that change is happening.
Consumers Ready to Support Made in America Moniker
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/14/2017   (1) comment
Consumers put stock in domestically made products, and may be ready to put their money where their mouths are, a new survey from ReportLinker found.
16 High-Tech Companies Setting the Standard for Business Ethics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/11/2017   (2) comments
The Ethisphere 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company points to some high tech and technology leaders that are defining best practices in terms of corporate responsibility and ethics.
Brexit: Supply Chains Need to Get Ready
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/7/2017   Post a comment
Likely, the planned withdrawal of Britain from the European Union (Brexit) late next year will create ripples that we are only just coming to understand.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Gerardo Cabrera, Flex
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/4/2017   (1) comment
EBN talked to Gerardo Cabrera, a global commodity manager at Flex in Guadalajara, Mexico, about what made this millenial professional go into supply chain work.
5 Routes to Success in Supply Chain Recruitment
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/31/2017   (1) comment
In light of the big gap between the level demand and supply in potential hires, supply chain organizations need to add a variety of approaches to recruitment in order to ensure success.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Bernadette Quiriconi, Fluke
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/30/2017   Post a comment
We sat down this 30 Under 30 winner to ask her to share some of her thoughts on the role of millennial workers, the ways that top organizations attract top talent, and what makes supply chain a great career choice.
10 Rising Stars: Under 30s Shape the High-Technology Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/28/2017   (2) comments
One third of the winners of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars are working for leading technology, electronics, and logistics companies. Here's a look at how each is making a difference.
8 Attributes of an Agile Supply Chain Superhero
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/24/2017   Post a comment
You can be the hero of your agile supply chain. This infographic shows you how.
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.
Tracking Needed Talent in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/17/2017   Post a comment
The talent shortage in the supply chain is real, but smart companies are helping their people learn the critical skills.
8 Cool Startups Advancing Manufacturing Automation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/15/2017   Post a comment
These eight companies are set to transform the manufacturing sector with automation technology.
IoT Revolutionizes Customer Retail Experience Through Inventory Control
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/10/2017   (2) comments
By automating inventory visibility using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, retailers can significantly reduce the cost of inventory distortion, overstock, stock outs and shrinkage.
Blockchain Offerings for Supply Chain Become Reality
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/9/2017   Post a comment
IBM/Maersk and Dianrong/FnConn both announced blockchain-focused offerings this week. The first is aimed at global shipping while the other is focused on serving small suppliers in China.
EBN @C-Level: Sager Shares 130 Years’ Worth of Distribution Wisdom
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/7/2017   Post a comment
To succeed in the long run, distributors need to both keep what works and evolve to meet new customer expectations. Frank Flynn, who heads Sager Electronics, shares the secrets to the company's success.
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.
Women Startups Take Their Turn in Tech
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/3/2017   (7) comments
Women startups, especially technology startups are starting to make inroads but not quickly enough.
Real-World Industrial IoT Finally Takes Shape
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
The real promise of IoT, though, can be seen in the industrial realm—and those are the applications that are coming to the fore right now.
UPS Takes Test Foray into Residential Delivery via Drone
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/23/2017   Post a comment
UPS, working with truck-launched drone-maker Workhorse Group, tested drone technology for eventual use in rural delivery routes.
12 Best Electric Cars Make New Supply Chain Demands
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/21/2017   (1) comment
Eco-friendly cars are the coolest thing on the road. Howe ver, creating a supply chain to support this new demand is creating a variety of new challenges.
Gerry Fay Departs Avnet
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
Gerry Fay has announced that he will be leaving his position as president of Avnet Electronics Marketing .
Managing E-Waste: Everyone’s Problem
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
The growth of the electronics industry means that all of us have to think globally about the best way to stem the tide of electronic products into the waste stream.
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.
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
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.