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Best Practices for Order Picking in Distribution
Puga Sankara  
9/22/2017   Post a comment
Bringing a variety of best practices to bear can create nearly instantaneous benefit.
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.
Obexion Tackles Lithium Battery Shipping Challenges
Nicole DiGiose  
9/21/2017   Post a comment
Labelmaster and Procyon-Alpha Squared (PA²) have teamed up to develop and manufacture a new line of protective packaging solutions to address the complexities of shipping lithium batteries.
Why AI-Driven Predictive Logistics is Exactly What the Industry Needs
Stuart Reichenbach  
9/20/2017   Post a comment
The logistics industry is ready for digital transformation. Now, we have to forge the path forward.
Making the Affordability Case for Huge SSDs
Jim O'Reilly  
9/19/2017   (3) comments
All of a sudden, huge solid state drives are available, for a price. Even before prices go down, they may make sense in certain applications.
DataStax Helps Elementum Scale & Analyze Data for New Customer Application
EBN Newswire  
9/18/2017   Post a comment
DataStax announced that Elementum, a cloud-based supply chain platform, will use DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to develop an innovative and intelligent platform that provides its customers with an in-depth look at every step within their supply chain.
The New 3PL: The Value of Radical Transparency in 2017
Scott McDevitt  
9/18/2017   Post a comment
In transportation, transparency has taken somewhat of a backseat, but the time has come to change that.
Supply Chain Experts Span Barcoding’s Executive Forum 7 Speaker Lineup
EBN Newswire  
9/14/2017   Post a comment
Leaders in supply chain management and mobile technology will share insights during systems integrator’s seventh annual conference on Oct. 12
Leveraging the Digital Supply Chain Grid
Paris Gogos  
9/14/2017   Post a comment
Learn how to create an interconnected and consumer-centric supply chain that is responsive to consumer demand.
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.
Future Electronics & Lumentum Sign America’s Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
Future Electronics today announced that it has signed an America’s distribution agreement with Lumentum.
THOMASNET.com & ISM Open Nominations for “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Global Recognition Program
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   (1) comment
Fourth Annual Program Honors Millennials Driving the Supply Management Industry Forward
Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Explore How Augmented Reality Can Help Build Smarter Cities in New Video Series
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
– Mouser Electronics along with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today released a new video in the Shaping Smarter Cities series, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Togethe program.
Lean Manufacturing Experts Offer Advice on Moving to eKanban Technology
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
Synchrono provides guidance on when and how manufacturers should migrate from a manual to an eKanban inventory replenishment process
Devicification: Invented Word or Major Disruptive Phenomenon?
Erich Hoch  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
Devicification isn't a common term yet, but it will be.
KLA-Tencor Introduces Five Patterning Control Systems for Sub-7nm IC Manufacturing
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
Process Control at the Source Accelerates Integration of Multi-Patterning Technologies and EUV Lithography
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Attribute-Based Forecasting
Puneet Saxena  
9/11/2017   Post a comment
As manufacturers and retailers attempt to cater to disparate markets and a wide variety of preferences, forecasting product demand is getting more complex but not impossible.
The Price is Right: What Manufacturers Need to Know About Modern Service Parts Pricing
Gary Brooks  
9/11/2017   Post a comment
However, despite how vital pricing is to improving revenue and profit margins, many manufacturers still stick to the status quo when it comes to service parts pricing.
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.
Racing to Work: Hyper-Competition Demands Passion & Attitude
Puga Sankara  
9/8/2017   Post a comment
There are two ways to live: going with the flow or bringing everything you've got to what you do. I suggest the latter.
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.
How to Reduce Supplier Inventory Costs
John Kelser  
9/7/2017   (1) comment
It’s not unusual to see pallets and pallets of supplier goods stacked up in receiving waiting to be sorted out and relabeled.There is a better way…and it points to the label.
Abrupt Trade Sanctions Require Better Denied Party Screening
Ken Harris  
9/6/2017   Post a comment
As the lists of denied parties continue to expand and change, all companies—from Main Street to Wall Street—will need to take proper precautions to ensure they are not in violation of any trade restrictions.
Avoiding the Abyss of Big Data
Alex Peron  
9/4/2017   Post a comment
Many organizations fail at connecting analytics to action. To succeed, you need to understand how to better equip your team for success when making the ever-critical transition to big data.
6 Common Myths About the Global Supply Chain
John Caltabiano  
9/1/2017   (2) comments
More than ever before, an organization's supply chain is a strategic advantage. To make the most of it, though, we have to dispel some common myths.
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.
How to Build a Supply Chain X.0 Strategy
Susan Fourtané  
8/30/2017   Post a comment
What does it take to build next-generation supply chain capabilities? A supply chain X.0 strategy may be the answer.
Cybersecurity & Verified Trust in the Digital Supply Chain
Craig Moss  
8/30/2017   Post a comment
Verified trust is a critical component in working with third party partners in digital supply chains.
Amazon Bets on Advanced Robotics for Future Fulfillment Centers
Pablo Valerio  
8/29/2017   Post a comment
Amazon has identified robotics fulfillment as a key technology strategy and is looking for the newest developments to run its warehouses.
Explore Second-Life Market for Drones & Home Assistants
Frank Cavallaro  
8/29/2017   Post a comment
As electronics OEMs evolve their products, its important to consider what we are going to do with obsolete electronics as consumers spend on newer offerings.
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Forecasting Returns
Puneet Saxena  
8/28/2017   Post a comment
Returns create an interesting problem for both retailers and manufacturers that sell online: in addition to predicting a customer's original order, manufacturers and retailers need to be able to forecast how many products make come back to them.
Foxconn Gen 10+ LCD Display Manufacturing Highlights Yield Management Challenges with Large-Screen TVs
Shulik Leshem  
8/28/2017   Post a comment
What Foxconn’s newly announced Wisconsin LCD display fab reveals about consumers’ TV purchasing trends and suppliers’ manufacturing imperatives.
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.
Supply Chain Pros Need Lifelong Learning
Richard G. Weissman  
8/25/2017   Post a comment
There is really no excuse these days not to be up to speed on the issues that impact your business…and ultimately impact you.
HP and Deloitte Announce Alliance to Accelerate Digital Transformation of US$12 Trillion Global Manufacturing Industry
EBN Newswire  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
New alliance combines HP’s leading 3D printing platform with Deloitte’s unrivaled digital transformation expertise
Global Reverse Supply Chain Company Supports a Circular Economy
EBN Newswire  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
Re-Teck provides the Reverse Supply Chain Management (RCSM) technology leadership and engineering expertise that enables companies to shift to a circular economic model.
3 Ways SDN Solves Industrial IOT's Undiscovered Security Problems
Paul Myer  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
Repurposing SDN may be just what the industrial world needs to solve three of its biggest security problems.
Inventory Missing? Use Technology to Pinpoint Areas of Loss & Theft
Krish Kupathil  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
The advent of digital technologies to monitor inventory are set to change the cargo theft scenario and make life easier for businesses and supply chain companies worldwide.
GrandCanals Releases Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud v3.5 and Significant Enhancements to TurboRFP
EBN Newswire  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
Enhanced Solution Allows Companies to Take Control of Carrier Negotiations and Achieve Cost Savings of 20% or More in Weeks Instead of Months
DHL eCommerce Gets Logistics Technology Platform - FarEye On Board
EBN Newswire  
8/23/2017   (1) comment
FarEye,become a partner of choice for DHL eCommerce to enhance its customer experience, optimize its resources and deliver its brand promise ‘real-time.
Investment in Supply Chain IoT Grows
Ariella Brown  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
Everyone agrees that IoT is growing quickly. However, many don't realize that a huge chunk of that is to come from industry.
3 Mindsets Logistics Providers Can Drop to Improve Competitiveness
Stephanie Johnson  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
The logistics industry is rapidly changing, yet many logistics providers refuse to adapt based on some key harmful mindsets.
Microchip Extends Custom Programming Service to Include AVR and SAM Microcontrollers
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Manufacturer-Direct Programming is Now Available for More Than 30 AVR and SAM MCU Families Through microchipDIRECT
BluJay Solutions Raises up to $500 Million New Financing to Drive Accelerated Growth
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
BLuJay Solution has raised a significant new financing facility from TPG Specialty Lending and BlueBay Asset Management’s Private Debt Group.
Avnet Acquires Dragon Innovation
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Simplifies the Hardware Path from Prototype through to Volume Production
Epson Partners with Loftware to Offer New Solution that Meets Growing Demand for Color Label Printing Across Global Supply Chains
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Enables Customers to Increase Print Speed and Eliminate the Need for Pre-Printed Label Stock, While Meeting Complex Customer and Regulatory Requirements
Seegrid Announces New Self-Driving Vision Guided Vehicle For Materials Handling
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Responding to customer demand, Seegrid’s new GP8 Series 6 self-driving vehicle enables companies to automate for efficiency, safety, and experience a rapid payback
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.
AR & VR Technology Set to Grow in an Augmented Way
Abhijit Ankalkote  
8/22/2017   (3) comments
Manufacturing, e-commerce and marketing, and gaming and entertainment are set to be the high-growth applications in the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) market.
USB Type-C Computing Devices Soar, Vendors & Suppliers Pressured for Accessories
Pablo Valerio  
8/21/2017   (1) comment
Almost every vendor is launching laptops, tablets, and smartphones using USB Type-C connectors. The advantages of the new standard are clear: reversible, slim, and multi-functional, replacing power, data and video connectors. Unfortunately, most new devices lack USB Type-C compatible accessories, and most users need adapters for their old USB devices.
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.
No Quick Picks: The Right Retail Technology Makes a Difference
Puga Sankara  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
Retailers can’t just sell technology, but they must use technology in new and smart ways.
Is Chicago the Procurement Capital of the World?
EBN Newswire  
8/17/2017   Post a comment
Big Ideas Summit Expands to Chicago Top CPOs Come Together at Digital Think Tank Sept. 28
Mind the Talent Gap with BPaaS
Mike Raftery  
8/17/2017   Post a comment
BPaaS allows today’s cutting-edge supply chain organization to leverage the best of technology, process and infrastructure to invest in ‘in house’ assets where it adds the most value, and outsource where they can get better results, quicker and more reliably.
Get on Board: Millennial Managers Reshape the Warehouse
Scott Kameron  
8/17/2017   (2) comments
Supply chain leadership is evolving as Millennials become managers. They will have to learn how to apply their special skills to create market growth while accommodating workers’ varying backgrounds to become effective leaders.
Robotics Manufacturing Takes Off in Thailand
Susan Fourtané  
8/16/2017   (1) comment
Thailand is more than a favorite tourist destination. It is one of the world's leaders in the robotics industry.
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.
3GTMS Partners with project44 to Deliver Automated, Real-Time LTL and Volume LTL Solutions
EBN Newswire  
8/15/2017   (2) comments
3GTMS Users Granted Immediate Access to Modern API-based Connectivity with their Carriers
The Future of Smart Building Solutions Delivered: Altair’s Carriots Analytics Integrates with CANDI PowerTools
EBN Newswire  
8/15/2017   (1) comment
Carriots Analytics ignites CANDI building management solutions with actionable gateway analytics.
Master Electronics Enters Partnership with CalcuQuote
EBN Newswire  
8/15/2017   Post a comment
Master Electronics entered a partnership with CalcuQuote.
SourceDay Expands Its Software to Give Manufacturers & Distributors Greater Control Over Operations
EBN Newswire  
8/15/2017   (1) comment
New features provide better tracking of inbound materials, vendor performance and financial commitments
Free Shipping & Other Customer-Centric Offerings Drive Holiday Sales
Latest Research  
8/15/2017   Post a comment
A survey of 500 online shoppers to find out what they expect from retailers during the holiday shopping season.
Smart Factory Strategy Becomes Table Stakes for OEMs
Philip Stoten  
8/15/2017   (7) comments
If you haven’t then it’s time to learn more about what many refer to as the fourth industrial revolution.
Raise Your (Google) Glass to the Enterprise Edition
Ariella Brown  
8/15/2017   Post a comment
The hands-free convenience of Google Glass combined with smartphone capabilities is proving very valuable in an industrial setting.
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Image Recognition for Shelf Logistics
Puneet Saxena  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
For retailers, it's critical (and expensive) to keep shelves stocked. New technology can cut those costs.
Bringing Workforce Management to the Cloud
Malysa O'Connor  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
Chances are you’ve considered moving your supply chain technology to the cloud. Focusing on workforce management solutions may be the best place to start.
Retail Needs to Get Its Groove Back
Puga Sankara  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
All the talk of online killing retail may not be completely true. If retail is sick, it may be that they are not taking care of business. This adversity may be an opportunity to turn it around, come out bigger better and stronger.
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.
Buyer Boon: Digitization Forces Electronic Component Price Transparency
Adrien Sandrini  
8/10/2017   Post a comment
The electronic component industry has always been prone to price discrepancies. However, the digital age will likely bring an unexpected end to this challenge.
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.
The First Half of 2017: Trump Administration Impact on Cross-Border Supply Chains
Scott Stanley  
8/9/2017   Post a comment
The Trump administration is an anomaly when compared to administrations of the past due to its polarizing leader, focus on fast-moving policy implementation, and hard-lined stances on immigration, trade, and the American workforce.
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.
IoT Chips: A Look at a Valuable Trend for Semiconductors
Sachin Garg  
8/7/2017   Post a comment
Increased research and development (R&D) in the field of IoT in terms of new and improved technologies and the increasing need for improved lifestyle are the two crucial factors driving the IoT chip market.
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.
Dynamic Duo: How Data & Visibility Prevent Warranty Fraud, Mitigate Losses
Sarah Hatfield  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Most companies don’t realize the extent of their problem with warranty fraud, don’t have sufficient ways to prevent fraud and, when they do discover it, struggle to act. Much of it comes down to not having the right data and visibility across the warranty management process.
Arrow Electronics Launches 2017 China InnoDesign Contest
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   (2) comments
Co-organized with IBM and Indiegogo, the contest is set to encourage startup innovation in IoT
Resilinc Awarded Patent for Supply Chain Risk Analytics & Vulnerability Maps
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
US Patent Number 9721294 issued on August 1, 2017 protecting the company’s unique supply chain risk analytics
Industrial Internet Consortium & Edge Computing Consortium Sign MoU
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
The Industrial Internet Consortium and the Edge Computing Consortium signed a memorandum of understanding to partner on shared interests of advancing the industrial Internet and edge computing.
Address Supply Chain Talent Gap with a Stem Educational Outreach Program
Abe Eshkenazi  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
A new APICs STEM program introduces K-12 students to supply chain, demonstrates the importance of supply chain management, and showcases career paths within the industry.
Cheaper & Smaller Li-Ion Batteries Build Thinner, More Powerful Devices
Pablo Valerio  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
New batteries increasingly offer the same capacity in a smaller footprint, and prices are dropping. OEMs are now looking to leverage the improvements to build smaller, lighter mobile devices.
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.
Apple Rival Morphs into Screen Supplier
Ariella Brown  
8/1/2017   Post a comment
Apple is evolving it's screen technology and has partnered with traditional smartphone rival Samsung.
Wearables, Infotainment, Fitness Drive Microprocessor Sales
Swapnil Mali  
8/1/2017   Post a comment
Once dominated by PCs, the microprocessor is looking to new products, such zs Smart wearables, infotainments systems, and medical fitness devices, to drive growth,
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Learning from Structured & Unstructured Data
Puneet Saxena  
7/31/2017   (1) comment
Companies are deluged with customer experience data that was not available in such abundance just a few years ago. Unfortunately, most don't know how to use them to take action.
Don't Ditch Real Communication in the Digital Age
Richard G. Weissman  
7/31/2017   Post a comment
Stronger business relationships are built on face-to-face, or at least ear-to-ear communication, and those live events enhance the relationship while balancing the negotiation process.
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.
4 Ways Location Data Enhances MDM & Improves ROI
Christophe Marcant  
7/27/2017   Post a comment
lLcation data, not all that useful on its own can be combined with other types of information for maximum impact.
Incentivizing e-Waste Recycling
Frank Cavallaro  
7/26/2017   Post a comment
As the industry creates new electronics products, and new iterations of designs, it behooves us to look at how products are handled at end of life.
Automation to Deliver Sea Change in Cargo Transport
Ariella Brown  
7/25/2017   (1) comment
Although automated cars are stealing most of the headlines, automated transport over water may become a reality within just a few years.
Digital Transformation: Major Gains with Minimal Pain
Earl van As  
7/25/2017   (3) comments
Simple-to-implement digital transformation methods that should be considered by supply chain executives to increase operational efficiency and ROI.
5 Tech Companies Making Supply Chain Waves
Larry Alton  
7/24/2017   Post a comment
In the global supply chain landscape, a handful of electronics OEMs stand out as leaders.
450mm Consortium Doomed by Lack of Collaboration to Grow Economic Demand
Apek Mulay  
7/24/2017   Post a comment
The global semiconductor will need to embrace collaboration in order to move past a potential crisis in the global economy.
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.
Superhero Tools Inspire Consumer-Centric Design
Puga Sankara  
7/21/2017   Post a comment
Everyone wants to feel like a superhero, and a well-designed product can help support that urge.
Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition Underlines Digital Transformation & Disruption in Retail
Erich Hoch  
7/20/2017   Post a comment
Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods is likely to significantly disrupt the retail sector, with implications to brands, retailers, and supply chain leaders. What role will packaging play in the retail industry’s future? What do retailers need to know to stay ahead in this crucial area of online and in-store retail? Here’s how we see it…
6 Key Issues for Manufacturers Moving to Industry 4.0
Gary Hilson  
7/19/2017   Post a comment
Enterprise digitizers that are embracing Manufacturing 4.0 with multiple proof of concepts are realizing benefits
Here’s What Your Supply Chain Performance Dashboard Is Missing
Sujit Singh  
7/18/2017   Post a comment
For best results, supply chain managers need to get beyond a dashboard analysis that provides a snap shot of current business metrics to get to details on how the metrics are derived.
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.
Powering the Digital Supply Chain: Machine Learning Enables Intelligent Segmentation
Puneet Saxena  
7/17/2017   (1) comment
Companies have long recognized the importance of designing offerings to serve the needs of different markets and customers. Once complicated, accomplishing this becomes much easier with machine learning.




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EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
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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.