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Perfect Parts Aims to Incite Online Component Revolution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/22/2015   Post a comment
Independant distributor Perfect Parts is trying to create a new standard for product information sources with the world's largest online parts catalog in the world.
2015 ACE Awards Reognize Finalists for Electronics Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
Winners to be announced at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley; ACE Lifetime Achievement to celebrate Linear Technology's Bob Swanson and Bob Dobkin.
Luring Gen Z Workers Over the Generation Gap
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs need to start looking at the horizon and making moves to attract Millenial and Generation Z workers to fill a growing gap in the workforce.
Electronics OEMs Invited to End Human Trafficking & Slavery
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Slavery and human trafficking are a clear and present part of today's electronics supply chain. However, it doesn't have to be. Two industry organizations are working together to move toward change.
Conflict Minerals: Still Early Days Despite Deadlines
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/12/2015   Post a comment
Public companies are now bound by conflict mineral reporting laws. Despite clear mandates and business value, compliance is harder than it looks.
Business Buyers Take Center Stage in Online Sales
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/5/2015   (3) comments
E-commerce leaders are taking a look at the potentially lucrative market. Should distributors be worried?
Supply Chain Makes or Breaks Wearable Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2015   (2) comments
The wearables marketing is growing at an astonishing rate. OEMs who wnat to cash in on the trend, though, need the right supply chain in order to succeed.
IoT Rises as New Norm for Transportation & Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/29/2015   Post a comment
Although consumers may be most enamored by the Apple Watch or other technological toys, the really exciting uses will be in the realm of industrial IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
Call for Change: Wearables for Good Design Challenge Looks for Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   (1) comment
UNICEF and ARM are working together to challenge designers to create wearable products that address key global issues.
Looking at the Who & How of Electronics Component Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study takes a close look at how design, corporate and supply chain professionals are using online sources, from information aggregators and search engines to social media.
2015 Top 25 Global Franchised Distributors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/21/2015   Post a comment
There are plenty of familiar names on the guest list for EBN's list of the top 25 global franchised distributors for 2015. Who do you think will be invited to the party next year?
Broadline Distributors Shine in 2015 UBM Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/21/2015   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study, an annual ranking based on perceptions by supply chain, corporate, and design executives, provides a close look at how customers rate the performance of major electronics distributors.
Global Trade Demands Solid Management Apps
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/15/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, organizations are doing global business and need to find the right combination of global trade management applications to support those efforts.
Supply Chain Cost Reductions Fail to Fuel Mid-Market Growth
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/13/2015   Post a comment
A focus on increasing the strategic worth of the supply chain, not cost reductions, is the key strategy for mid-market manufacturers hoping to grow.
Distributor Quandary: Amazon's Bid for Business Buyers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Retail behomoth Amazon is taking aim at business buyers, and, although most aren't concerned about today, electronics buyers are wondering what the future will bring.
DIY/Makers Forge New Trails in Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/8/2015   Post a comment
The maker movement is thriving in the electronics industry--and these technology enthusiasts may just be building the next wave of technology innovation.
Apple Watch Teaches Supply Chain Best Practices
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/4/2015   (2) comments
Recent reports of Apple woes around component issues have made headlines. A look at Apple's response, though, shows that Apple's supply chain strategy ensured the problem was not a show stopper.
China Advantage Wanes for OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/1/2015   (2) comments
Once the clear winner for OEMs in terms of low cost manufacturing, China may soon be less compelling for electronics OEMs.
Green Giants: Top 9 OEMs Leading Environmental Change
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/24/2015   (2) comments
Take a look at this list of electronics OEMs that keep the spirit of Earth Day alive all year around.
Can Technology Make Us Happy?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/24/2015   Post a comment
A new infographic from Happify takes a look at how the digital age affects our happiness.
Mobile Devices Increase Electronics Buyers Expectations
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/23/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, procurement departments are looking for online shoping experiences that are on par with the consumer world. Electronics OEMs need to keep up.
Intelligent Supply Chain Fights Theft, Loss
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
To cope with increasing threats of cargo loss and threat, electronics supply chains have to increase visibility.
Top 10 3D Printing Projects on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/20/2015   (1) comment
No one argues that 3D printing is poised to change the electronics industry and its supply chain. The popularity of these projects on Kickstarter are just one measure of just how hot the market is.
Apple's History of Supply Chain Excellence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/17/2015   (2) comments
My any measure, Apple's supply chain sets the bar for the electronics supply chain industry. This infographic traces the organizations illustrious history.
Women in Manufacturing: Building a Path the Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/14/2015   (6) comments
A new study looks at the gender gap in the manufacturing sector--and suggests some ways of glosing that gap.
Optimization Reigns in Today's Conveyors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/10/2015   (1) comment
Conveyor systems have evolved in ways designed to enhance electronics manufacturing. This infographic traces that evolution.
Chemical Labeling Simplified
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) criteria or Globally Harmonized System (GHS) come into effect on June 1, so it's time to learn about the basics of the labelling rules.
Port Congestion Emerges as Major Supply Chain Stumbling Block
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/7/2015   (1) comment
Having ridden out the worst of West Coast port shutdowns, supply chain pros are now faced with continued challenges around getting timely delivery through West Coast ports.
E-Ink Evolves as a New Supply Chain Handshake
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2015   Post a comment
E-signatures have become a mainstream technology, and are a tool that can potentially provide great time and cost savings in the electronics supply chain.
Safe Supply Chain Destinations: The Geography of Resilience
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2015   (1) comment
In managing risk, where supplier partners and manufacturing plants are located is a key factors. A new report looks at the vulnerabilities of various countries to quantify supply chain resilience around the world.
Get the Most Out of Your Transportation Management System
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2015   Post a comment
Ajesh Kapoor of GT Nexus spoke to EBN about what to ask of a TMS solution in today’s highly globalized era and how to get the most out of it.
Material Handling Systems Age Out
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/20/2015   Post a comment
In the average manufacturing facility, there's only one word to describe the materials handling systems being used: old.
A Quick & Easy Lean Supply Chain Primer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/13/2015   Post a comment
To really make a difference, lean supply chain has to rise above being a buzzword.
Supply Chain Scoreboard Mitigates Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
In manufacturing, systems that allow workers to visually see metrics can increase produtivity and reduce waste.
Going the Extra Mile for Last Mile Delivery
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/10/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, consumers want influence over how and when they get the electronics products they buy. Smart OEMs are tackling this question of how to optimize delivery in the last mile early and often.
Drowning in Devices: The Growing Problem of e-Waste
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/6/2015   Post a comment
While users looking for the latest and greatest products from electronics OEMs is good news, it creates a huge problem with e-waste management.
Port Shutdown Chaos Points to Need for Risk Mitigation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/3/2015   (1) comment
A recent settlement put to rest the threat of a shutdown of West Coast ports, but electronics OEMs should take it as a warning sign for the need for good risk management planning.
10 Keys to Driving Supply Chain Value
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/2/2015   Post a comment
As the world evolves, the supply chain needs to evolve with it. We're looking at ten areas that can be starting places for new and better ways of doing things.
Emerging Markets Shift from BRIC Promise
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/27/2015   Post a comment
The race for new emerging markets is shifting rapidly, from Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) to newer and more promising locations.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Laura Dearborn Sterns, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/23/2015   Post a comment
Millenial worker Laura Dearborn Stearns is making a name for herself in the electronics supply chain for her big data expertise. We asked her to give us her take on the industry.
High-Tech Wholesale Hot Supply Chain Trend
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/20/2015   (2) comments
E-commerce and wholesale are coming together to ensure that business-to-business buyers get what they need.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Brian Dean, General Dynamics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/18/2015   (1) comment
EBN talks to Brian Dean, purchasing agent at General Dynamics C4 Systems, who was recognized as part of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars recognition program. We want to know what he can tell us about how he sees the industry.
Valentine's By the Numbers: Celebrate with Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2015   Post a comment
Forget about candy and flowers. Smart phones, health trackers, and tablets really say "I love you!"
New Lithium Battery Regs May Stymie Electronics Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/12/2015   (2) comments
New Department of Transportation rules around shipping lithium batteries is changing the ways electronics OEMs ship products.
4 Places to Start Cloud-Based Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
Although in its infancy, cloud-based supply chain systems offer clear benefits if implemented correctly
Finding Logistics Opportunity Around the Globe
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/6/2015   Post a comment
A new report from Agility highlights where the best opportunity for growing logistics lie around the world.
Cloud-Based Supply Chain Faces Scrutiny
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/5/2015   (3) comments
We spoke to Vasu Rajagopolan, head of supply chain and transportation for Xchanging to get his take on some of the issues around cloud computing and the supply chain.
4 Logistics Topics Electronics OEMs Need to Tackle in 2015
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/4/2015   Post a comment
This year, new technologies and capabilties will change the way that electronics OEMs look at logistics and offer these organizations a better handle on their supply chains.
Serving Up a Supply Chain History Lesson
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/30/2015   Post a comment
Even though we didn't call it supply chain, the activities around manufacturing electronics based products have been around for decades. A quick look at this infographic will remind you of the long and illustrious history.
Heralding the Advent of Logistics 2.0
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/16/2015   Post a comment
To succeed in today's fast-paced market, logistics and supply chain organizations need to use the newest technologies in smart new ways.
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