Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Logistics: Breaking Down the Brotherhood
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/11/2014   (20) comments
More than any other field in the supply chain, logistics has the poorest track record in attracting and retaining women. Let's try to understand why.
Semis & Supply Chain: Chip CEO Points to Disconnects
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2014   (6) comments
Supply chain practices may be linked to slowing growth in the semiconductor industry. Steve Sanghi, CEO of Microchip, weighs in.
Speeding Innovation in the Smart Tech World
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/2/2014   (5) comments
Flextronic CTO Erik Volkerink offers his vision of the future of smart electronics design.
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.
Digital Signage Lets Supply Chain Eye the Horizon
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/28/2014   (2) comments
Digital signage helps manufacturers inspire workers and increase productivity.
Top Performing Purchasing Orgs Make Tech Investments
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2014   (5) comments
Increasingly, procurement software and solutions will be a critical part of achieving excellent results, a new study finds.
4 Risk Management Lessons From the Big Guys
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/24/2014   (5) comments
Midsized organizations face all of the same supply chain risks as their large counterparts. Fortunately, there are lessons to be learned from these giants that can be applied as well.
Infographic: Understand the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/21/2014   (26) comments
Successful organizations need to proactively cultivate leadership skills in supply chain management.
Extended Supply Chain Requires Outward Vision
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/19/2014   (4) comments
When it comes to working in an extended supply chain, the average spreadsheet or EDI system simply isn't enough. It's time to look at how to collaborate with partners more efficiently.
New Med App Tackles Maternal Health Improvements
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/12/2014   (22) comments
The new Phone Oximeter mobile app has garnered funding and is poised to provide an affordable option to developing nations.
New DARPA Program Targets Bootleg Components
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/5/2014   (63) comments
Counterfeit components remain the scourge of electronics OEMs. The Pentagon is looking to the engineering community for a solution that will authenticate parts at any step in the supply chain.
Building App Layer Security Into the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/24/2014   (15) comments
True supply chain security means more than installing a firewall. Too often, organizations forget to secure their supply chain apps, and that can cause big security gaps.
Smarter Life Challenge Inspires Home Control Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/20/2014   (14) comments
Newark element14 has announced the winners of its Smarter Life Challenge, and it raises a question: Couldn't our homes be smarter?
Live Chat 2/20: Managing the Supply Chain on the Go
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/18/2014   (6) comments
Logistics and supply chain professionals expect and need anytime access to supply chain data—and mobile apps are the gateway to that capability.
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.
Exploring the E-Sourcing Advantage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/21/2014   (8) comments
E-sourcing has become mainstream. To succeed, though, organizations need to focus on choosing solutions that are easy to use.
Small Savings Reap Big Supply Chain Rewards
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2014   (79) comments
The use of electronic signatures can translate into big savings for the supply chain. Better still, it allows OEMs to reduce risk and enhance compliance throughout the supply chain.
Live Chat 12/18: A Look Ahead at the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/16/2013   (3) comments
Product supply, on-shoring, and new technologies will be hot topics in the coming year. Let's start talking now!
Don't Panic: 4 Easy Steps to Getting Started on Con Min Compliance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/16/2013   Post a comment
Adhering to the Dodd-Frank Act has some organizations scrambling or stalled with confusion. However, a few simple steps are all it takes to get started.
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 12/10: 3 Simple Steps to Tighten Supply Chain Security
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/6/2013   Post a comment
We've got a security expert on the line who will be sharing best-practices on supply chain security at a live chat on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 1:00 p.m. EST.
Live Chat 11/21: UPS Study Looks at Next-Gen Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/19/2013   Post a comment
We'll chat with Ken Rankin, director of high-tech segment marketing at UPS, and Simon Ellis, practice director for IDC Manufacturing Insights, about the results of the newly released fourth annual UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain survey.
Wanted: Brightest & Best Young Engineers for DesignCon Panel
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/19/2013   (7) comments
If you are or know a recently graduated or student engineer who you believe represents the future of engineering, let us know.
Live Chat 11/13: Standardizing Component Freshness
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/11/2013   (1) comment
We'll be talking about component date codes. Are they necessary for quality? Or an encumbrance to the speed of business?
4 Steps to Company & Product Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/30/2013   (17) comments
Innovate or die, that's the battle cry of today's quickly changing market. It's not easy, but it is pretty simple.
Live Chat 10/31: Taking the Fear Out of Sourcing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/29/2013   Post a comment
On Thursday, Oct. 31st, we'll be gathering with Richard Waugh as our guest to discuss the latest and greatest capabilities in the growing market of strategic sourcing applications.
Semi Manufacturing Spend Informs Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/15/2013   (6) comments
If you take a long view, the future of the semiconductor industry holds some promising signs.
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.
9/12 Live Chat: 9 Steps to an Effective ConMin Program
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/10/2013   (3) comments
We'll be gathering in the EBN chat area Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT. Come on by, and invite your colleagues to join us with their most pressing questions.
APICS Investigates Supply Chain Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/10/2013   (1) comment
APICs new research foundation has partnered with Michigan State University to examine what capabilities will be key in the supply chain of the future.
Live Chat 8/28: Discovering New Dimensions in Printing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/26/2013   (17) comments
On Wednesday, August 28, at 2:00 p.m. ET, we'll be gathering in the EBN Live Chat area to delve into what 3D and 4D printing may mean for the supply chain.
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.
US Electronics Growth Slow, Steady
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2013   (9) comments
Sometimes slow growth is hard to spot, but the future of the electronics industry seems to be on a positive trajectory.
RoHS2 Deadline Upon Us
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/5/2013   (16) comments
The timeline for compliance with RoHS2 is upon us.
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.
In Search of the Fully Automated Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/4/2013   (27) comments
Automation is the wave of the future, but how far will it go? We started the conversation in a recent chat, but let's keep it going.
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.
Supply Chain Complexity Expands Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/11/2013   (3) comments
Potential risk is part of nearly every aspect of the supply chain. Deciding where to focus is becoming increasingly important.




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