Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Amazon: the Next Big Electronics Supply Chain Gorilla?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/29/2016   Post a comment
Will Amazon be a boon or a blight to the electronics industry? Does this e-commerce gorilla make you feel concerned?
Contract Management Tools Remain in Early Days
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/28/2016   (2) comments
Electronics OEMs should put automated contract lifecycle management (CLM) at the top of their to-do list, though, to achieve high visibility, decrease risk, and streamline complex processes.
15 Biggest Technology Wins on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/25/2016   (1) comment
New technology get's people excited. A quick look at the Kickstarter funding platform proves it. Here's a look at the biggest wins, from personal 3D printers and inexpensive computers to smart bicycles and music players.
Getting Beyond Passwords in the Mobile Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/22/2016   Post a comment
This infographic offers step by step instructions on how users can secure their cell phones, which may contain critical business data, in a few easy steps.
Electronics Rep Association Goes in New Directions
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/20/2016   (1) comment
After eighty years in existence, the Electronics Representative Association (ERA) is working to make itself more relevant to our quickly changing industry.
EBN@C-Level: Talking with ERA CEO Walter Tobin about Electronics Reps
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/19/2016   (1) comment
We sat down with the newly appointed chief executive officer of the Electronic Representatives Association (ERA), Walter Tobin, to get his perspective on the role of reps in our industry.
Electronics Retail Workforce Not Ready for Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/15/2016   Post a comment
Retailers say they aren't prepared to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace and feel unable to keep up with the pace of change, a new survey said.
Security & Compliance Key Concerns in the Cloud
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/8/2016   (1) comment
As much as organization are enthusiastic about putting their supply chain systems in the cloud, a natural skepticism remains, as they try to insure that they can secure their data and meet compliance obligations.
IoT Takes Business World By Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/1/2016   (1) comment
In the next five years, the use of IoT in business is going to explode, and security concerns will grow right along with the market.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Debbi Wan, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/30/2016   Post a comment
EBN talked to Debbi Wan, strategic sourcing manager, Global Manufacturing Operations for Cisco Systems, about her experiences in the electronics supply chain, as well as for her advice on other young professionals who might want to enter the field.
ACE Compliance Deadline Looming for Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2016   Post a comment
The logistics industry is looking carefully at the ACE initiative and how the newest requirements may change the way business must be done.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Amy Georgi, Fluke Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/23/2016   Post a comment
Amy Georgi, a program manager in supply chain acquisitions and integrations with Fluke Electronics, shares her experiences in the global electronics supply chain.
Back to the Future: Pricing Still Center Stage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/18/2016   Post a comment
Although we've moved forward, with more large organizations naming a chief procurement officer (CPO), the reality of business pressures remain, keeping procurement pros focused, to some extent on pricing rather than strategy.
Ireland: a Lucky & Lucrative Electronics Manufacturing Destination
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/17/2016   Post a comment
In the electronics supply chain and manufacturing sectors, that Irish identity may be increasingly the norm.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Christian Goehring, Avnet
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/16/2016   Post a comment
We sat down with one of Avnet's rising supply chain talents to ask him his thoughts on the electronics industry and the opportunities that a career in the supply chain provides.
Politics & the Supply Chain: A Look at the Election
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/11/2016   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs know that what happens at the voting polls and ultimately in the White House can make all the difference in what happens, good or bad, for the global supply chain.
10 Rising Supply Chain Stars: Meet the Millennials Changing Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/10/2016   Post a comment
ThomasNet and the Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM) announced the winners of its 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program--and the electronics industry is well represented.
Taiwan Earthquake Leaves Supply Chain Warnings in its Wake
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/8/2016   Post a comment
The recent earthquake in Taiwan offers a conversation starter for global electronics OEMs who are hoping to leverage the event as a cautionary tale for risk planning.
Omnichannel Delivers Competitive Retail Edge
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/4/2016   Post a comment
A strong omnichannel strategy promises to be the big difference between the winners and the losers in the retail electronics market, a new survey found.
U.S. Manufacturing CFOs Optimistic About Business Prospects
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/29/2016   Post a comment
New research has found that manufacturing executives believe that the prospects of their individual companies exceed that of the general economy.
Consumers Get on Board with Connected Cars
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/26/2016   Post a comment
Industry pundits and consumers alike agree that connected cars are just plain cool. Here's a look at the market, and what consumers are saying they want.
Offering Support & Best Practices for Global Labeling
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/25/2016   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Mike Thornton, director of technical services & support, at Loftware, a maker of enterprise labeling solutions, to get a handle on the best practices around labeling that have emerged.
Consolidated Contract Handling Empowers Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/24/2016   Post a comment
By creating a holistic approach that stretches from supply chain and procurement through legal, human resources, and IT, electronics companies can get ahead of the contract curve.
20 Notable Tech-Based Playthings that Took Toy Fair 2016 By Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/22/2016   (4) comments
The North American Toy Fair was abuzz with new toys that teach engineering and electronics or incorporate the latest technology. Take a look at some of the newest innovations.
Mobile World Congress Gets Industry Aflutter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/19/2016   Post a comment
Next week, the mobile industry is gathering in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress. In advance, we're looking at what topics are capturing interest.
Supply Chain in Flex Presents Major Challenges for OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/15/2016   Post a comment
Risk continues to increase with the complexity of the supply chain. Unfortunately, many organizations don't have the technology, systems or people in place to effectively manage it, a new survey found.
Retailers Need to Woo Tech-Savvy Online Buyers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/12/2016   (1) comment
The more tech-savvy a customer is, the more likely that customer will want to buy their electronic gear using a mobile device, a new survey from UPS finds.
15 Companies Hoping to Make Lebanon a Global Tech Hub
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/8/2016   Post a comment
Positioning itself as a “Silicon Valley of the Middle East,” Beirut is making a home to start ups that are disrupting the electronics industry.
Happy Workers = Happy Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/5/2016   (1) comment
If employees are happy, they are going to do a better job. Smart OEMs, then, will make an effort to help employees find satisfaction.
Super Bowl & NFL Offer Supply Chain Wisdom
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/29/2016   Post a comment
The much-anticipated contract negotiations between the NFL and its athletes has the potential to highlight the importance of these types of talks in the electronics supply chain.
Digging in to Why Supply Chain IT Projects Fail
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/29/2016   Post a comment
As important as IT is to supply chain success, getting the organization from the ideal technology to real implementation can prove challenging, a new survey of global CIOs finds.
Getting Closure on the Gender Gap in Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/27/2016   (5) comments
Encouraging women to get involved in manufacturing may be one solid path to closing the looming employment gap.
Tackling the Risky Business of the Electronics Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/15/2016   Post a comment
Risk management is tricky but vital for today's electronics OEMs
EBN@C-Level: Looking at Electronics Distribution Trends with Avnet's Gerry Fay
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/14/2016   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Gerry Fay, senior vice president, Avnet and president, Avnet Electronics Marketing, Global, to talk about the embeeded systems and IoT trends and about what the company sees in the year ahead.
U.S. OEMs Face Big Fines With Canadian eManifest Enforcement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/8/2016   Post a comment
Moving data is often as important as moving freight. The Canadian eManifest is an important step toward improving security by receiving cargo and conveyance information before a shipment arrives at the border.
The Year in Review: Dangerous Goods Shipping Regs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/8/2016   Post a comment
Compliance around documentation and preparing dangerous shipments is a moving target. Today's infographic looks at the changes in the industry in the past year.
EBN's Top 5 Distribution Stories for 2015
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/6/2016   (1) comment
Distributors play a critical part of the electronics supply chain—and this year EBN kept close tabs on this important group of companies.
EBN's Top 10 Supply Chain Stories for 2015
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/5/2016   (1) comment
Last year, best practices around procurement, logistics, sustainability, compliance, and more are hot topics of conversation industry wide. Will 2016 be any different?
EBN's 2015 Top 10 Electronics Industry Slideshows
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/4/2016   Post a comment
The electronics supply chain has had an exciting year--and EBN was in the thick of it. Take a look at these ten winning slideshows that review, in pictures, great gains in technology, products, and supply chain practices.
Get Ready for the Holiday Returns Season
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/31/2015   (1) comment
Holiday returns can take a retail e-commerce sales season from merry to bleak. Here's a look at the reality of the trend.
High-Tech OEMs Make Holiday Delights
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/24/2015   Post a comment
With a plethora of technology gadgets hitting store shelves, there's something for everyone—but the sheer volume of choice can be overwhelming.
'Tis the Season to Party
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/18/2015   Post a comment
Technology companies may be a step ahead in planning holiday get togethers--there's a lot of cool mobile apps to make the job easy.
Holiday Season Raises Supply Chain Opportunity & Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/15/2015   Post a comment
At the holiday season, the supply chain is particularly important so risk planning is critical.
Manufacturing Day 2015 Helps Helps Shift Perceptions
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/11/2015   Post a comment
Eighty one percent of students surveyed after Manufacturing Day 2015 are more convinced manufacturing provides careers that are both interesting and rewarding.
Bring the Wisdom of Crowds to the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/4/2015   Post a comment
The electronics industry needs to start leveraging collective wisdom for better business outcomes.
IPSO Alliance Identifies IoT Innovators with Challenge Finalists
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/3/2015   Post a comment
The IPSO Challenge asked inventors and designers to look for new and innovative ways to use IoT technology to solve real-world problems.
Supply Chain Proves Critical for Black Friday Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/27/2015   (1) comment
Advanced supply chain planning is critical to success on the biggest consumer electronics buying weekend of the year.
Last Mile Delivery Defines Success or Failure
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/27/2015   (3) comments
Black Friday sales can set the tone for the holiday season, but consumer respect throughout the year is a big part of being successful.
Add Cybersecurity to Supply Chain Risk List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/20/2015   Post a comment
Cybersecurity is a critical component of managing risk in the supply chain. Here's a look at the biggest threats and latest best practices.
10 Early Stage Technology Innovations Point to the Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/12/2015   Post a comment
Emerging technologies, including printed electronics, wearable technology, 3D printing, sensors, energy harvesting, electric vehicles and new advanced materials,are set to change the electronics market. Here's a look at 10 innovative embryonic technologies.
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