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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Makers Face Increasingly Rough Road from Design to Product
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/22/2017   Post a comment
While technology is making designing new electronics products much easier, getting a product to market is still no simple task.
Getting Beyond Buzzwords: Industry 4.0
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/15/2017   Post a comment
We are finally settling on a shared definition of Industry 4.0. Now, we can take a look at what it really means.
EBN@C-Level: Finance Technology Eases Supply Chain Pain Points
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/13/2017   (1) comment
Financial technology is a huge supply chain enabler. We talked to a fintech guru to get a picture of the sector.
6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/8/2017   (7) comments
AI will help electronics OEMs make real strides in their businesses, especially in the warehouse.
Resistors in Short Supply: Blame Cars
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/7/2017   (1) comment
Lead times on resistors are stretching out, which make make things hard for electronics OEMs.
Oracle IoT Cloud Expanded with AI & Digital Features
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2017   Post a comment
Oracle announces its the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud, which features built-in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that powers digital twin and digital thread capabilities.
The HP Garage: An Armchair Travelers Guide to Where the Innovation Began
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2017   (7) comments
Take a private tour in pictures of where technology giant began, in a tiny garage in Palo Alto, CA.
HP & Deloitte Join Forces to Boost 3D Printing, Digital Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/25/2017   (1) comment
HP and Deloitte announced that they will work toward implementing HP’s 3D printing systems in large-scale manufacturing environments.
New Seegrid Offering Puts Self-Driving Vehicles in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Seegrid has announced the GP8 Series 6 self-driving pallet truck, which is fully automated to pick up, move, and drop off materials without human intervention.
Industrial IoT Boom Demands IP Networks
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
The huge growth in IoT relies on access to IP-enabled networks in order to get the most out of the technology.
Lower Labor Costs Without Firing Anyone
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/16/2017   Post a comment
Nanufacturers should be looking to identify and lessen hidden labor cost rather than always reducing headcount.
Organizations Aim for Operational Excellence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
Operational excellence is at the core of good business practice, but the road to achieving true improvements can be paved with challenges.
11 Goofy & Glorious Gadgets Launching on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/9/2017   Post a comment
We scoured Kickstarter for new gadget ideas, from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Oracle Expands SCM Cloud Offering
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2017   (2) comments
Oracle has announced Release 13 of its Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud offering, a comprehensive, modularized, and cloud-based option.
Renewable Energy Offers Supply Chain Benefits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs have the potential for better business returns if they choose renewable energy sources.
Electronics Supply Chain Extends to After Market Care
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Equipment manufactures need to extend their supply chain efforts to after market services. By having the right parts on hand, these OEMs can fatten margins and increase customer satisfaction.
Wearable Tech Enables Manufacturing Now & In the Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
Most manufacturers plan to embrace Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improve quality and operational visibility, a new survey found.
Virtual Reality Industry Grows Up
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/28/2017   Post a comment
This year may be the year that virtual reality will take hold in the consumer marekt...and soon it will be common part of the business world as well.
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   (4) comments
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   (3) 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.
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