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The Long, Long Wait for a Manufacturing Renaissance
Frank Cavallaro  
3/31/2015   Post a comment
Although a growing number of companies are moving manufacturing back to the United States, it has yet to translate into a significant impact on the overall economy.
FusionOps Raises $12 Million To Accelerate Development & Global Expansion
EBN Newswire  
3/30/2015   Post a comment
New Enterprise Associates leads the funding round for cloud supply chain analytics leader.
5 Things High Tech Firms Know About Managing Projects
Babak Ehteshami  
3/27/2015   Post a comment
A handful of chip companies that carry out project and program management superlatively. Here's what they've learned about winning.
Taking Distribution Operations Communication Beyond Email
Puga Sankara  
3/27/2015   Post a comment
Your distribution center operations team is doing critical work. Email has the potential the slow down, or even bring to a grinding halt, critical tasks.
Solving the Complexity of Demand Management
Ken Fordyce  
3/26/2015   Post a comment
Demand planning can be a difficult and complex undertaking, but it's also critical to the success of the modern supply chain.
Examining the Importance of Macroeconomic Cycles & the Semi Market
Apek Mulay  
3/25/2015   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry has a potentially critical part to play in mitigating the effects of the natural macroeconomic cycles that occur in the United States economy.
Customizing Electronics While Maintaining Profitability
John Boucher  
3/24/2015   Post a comment
Electronics customization is on the rise, but must be done properly in a way that doesn’t destroy profitability.
Industrial IoT Drives Microsemi-Vitesse Merger
Junko Yoshida  
3/20/2015   Post a comment
Microsemi Corp. will acquire Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. for $389 million to focus on “communications semiconductors.” On horizon is the MIPS vs. ARM conflict as the two companies use two diverging processor cores of their product lines.
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.
TE Connectivity’s Supply Chain Chief Shares Leadership Tips
At the Source  
3/19/2015   (2) comments
To find out how this acceleration in high-tech manufacturing is affecting TE Connectivity’s supply chain planning, we interviewed Jim McDonald, vice president, supply chain for TE Connectivity.
Macroeconomic Cycles & Business Models
Apek Mulay  
3/18/2015   Post a comment
A look at macroeconomic systems offers a lens for the semiconductor industry.
Arrow and Splunk Announce Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics and Splunk Inc. today announced a distribution agreement for the United States and Canada.
General Microcircuits Earns Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC J-STD-001 & PC-A-610
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to General Microcircuits, Inc. (GMI).
Battle for Competitive Difference Fought in the Cloud
Frank Cavallaro  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
As the market keeps growing, an increasing number of global players are wielding cloud-based portfolios to gain a competitive edge.
BBC Plugs Kids into Programming
John Walko  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
The BBC will give a new development board for budding Makers to every 11-year-old in the UK next fall, echoing its BBC Micro initiative a generation ago, and raising similar hopes and controversies.
9 Digital Trends Shaping Mobile Design & Innovation
Logical Link  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, mobile devices are touching every corner of the ordinary human life. The same trends driving this phenomenon will also touch every corner of the electronics supply chain and many business-to-business interactions.
Marvell CEO: The Tinkerer at The Top
Junko Yoshida  
3/13/2015   Post a comment
Marvell CEO has been obsessed with a computer architecture that’s unchanged for decades. Why must its progress depend on more memory and faster CPU? “We are going to fix it for once and all.”
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.
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Continuous Certifications & Accreditations
Kirk Wehby  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
One of the best ways to determine whether distributor partners are doing enough to avoid counterfeit components is ensuring that partners adhere to best practices and achieve critical certifications.
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.
Drones in Distribution Centers: Has the Time Arrived?
Puga Sankara  
3/10/2015   Post a comment
Is your distribution center ready to take advantage of drones? The days that drones will be used to move boxes from one end to another may not be far off.
Technology Aids Spend Analysis for OEMs
Daniel Grant  
3/9/2015   Post a comment
Foodservice equipment manufacturing conglomerate Manitowoc Foodservice incorporates into its spend analysis efforts with great benefit. Electorics OEM can take a page from their book.
Getting Management on Board with PR Content Creation
Savvy Tech Marketing  
3/6/2015   Post a comment
Without management support, public relations effors are nothing but hot air.
VR is New Reality at GDC
Rick Merritt  
3/5/2015   (1) comment
Oculus, Sony, Google and an open source project showed virtual reality offerings at the Game Developer Conference where analyst Jon Peddie sized up the traditional games hardware market.
Apple Marking Progress on the Road to Conflict-Free Minerals
Ariella Brown  
3/5/2015   (3) comments
Apple is leading the charge in the conflict-free minerals race. The company is hoping that slow and steady will win the race.
Risk Awareness
EBN Poll  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
Whitman School of Management Collaborates with Staples to Analyze Supply Chain Management Opportunities
EBN Newswire  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
The H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at Syracuse University is collaborating with Staples, Inc., in the first of its kind relationship to bring innovation and new research to the supply chain field.
Touchdowns are Great in Football but Not in Semiconductors
David Park  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
While touchdowns are widely celebrated in football, a large number of “touchdowns” in semiconductor manufacturing would not be met with the same level of celebration.
Why the Sharing Company Can Count on Success
Frank Cavallaro  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
Peer-to-peer enterprise sharing holds the key to long-term business success for electronics OEMs.
Getting Hands-on Experience in Sustainable Product Design
Pamela Gordon  
3/2/2015   (3) comments
Sometimes the best way to understand design for environment (DfE) best practices is a hands on approach. Join us for the highlights of a recent seminar.
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.
Tech Fatigue Hits the Mobile Market
Jim O'Reilly  
2/26/2015   Post a comment
Drooping sales for smart phones, tablets, and desktop PCs suggest "technology fatigue" is setting in. What are the facts and implications for electronics OEMs, and can the trend be reversed?
Apple Car: Drive Different
Thomas Claburn  
2/25/2015   Post a comment
Apple is serious about entering the auto market. Here's our less-than-serious take on what the press release might look like announcing this magical vehicle.
Monopoly May Be a High-Tech Electronics Sector Killer
Apek Mulay  
2/25/2015   Post a comment
The high-tech electronics sector can learn a lesson from the oil and gas industry: monopolies can cripple an industry.
Ecommerce, Overseas Manufacturing Contributing to Ocean Port Congestion
Laurie Sullivan  
2/24/2015   (1) comment
The logistics industry is facing major challenges, and the electronics industry is in the line of fallout from recent port slowdowns and outages.
10 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Trends Fueled by IoT
Logical Link  
2/23/2015   (4) comments
The IoT revolution is stretching to touch all sorts of new areas, and the net of that is that electronics manufacturing will never be the same.
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.
Measuring Marcomm Equals Complicated Mathematics
Savvy Tech Marketing  
2/20/2015   (1) comment
It's reasonable to want to measure the effectiveness of the marketing communications efforts at your high tech company. However, actually doing it may be easier said than done.
What's Happening in the European EMS Market?
Logical Link  
2/19/2015   Post a comment
Although no longer the hotbed of opportunity it once was, Eastern Europe is still the choice for some electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies.
GlobalFoundries Teams with IMEC on RF CMOS
Julien Happich  
2/18/2015   Post a comment
GlobalFoundries has announced a partnership with nanoelectronics research center IMEC for joint research on future radio architectures and designs for highly integrated mobile devices and IoT applications.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Brian Dean, General Dynamics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/18/2015   Post a 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.
The Audit Supply Chain Professionals Are Not Doing
Logical Link  
2/17/2015   Post a comment
As many audits as go on in the average electronics supply chain, many organizations fail to look at one critical policy: anti-bribery and corruption.
H-1B Overhaul Increases U.S. Dependence on Skilled Foreign Workers
At the Source  
2/16/2015   (3) comments
High tech OEMs are looking for skilled workers from all over the world. New H-1B visa guidelines offer an opportunity to bring in a wealth of new talent.
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.
The Information Age & the Shift in Consumerism
Ron Guido  
2/11/2015   Post a comment
Life in general, and business in particular, are all about moving information and doing it quickly. Electronics retailers, distributors, and OEMs need to understand that information shift is happening--and learn to work with it.
IESA Vision Summit Explores Future of India's Electronics Push
Apek Mulay  
2/11/2015   Post a comment
When will India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) Vision Summit become an IESA Reality Summit?
The End of the World is Here (for Radio Shack)
David Blaza  
2/6/2015   Post a comment
The purpose of this blog is not to say "I told you so," but rather to look at the forces in play and consider what this means for the electronics community.
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.
What High-Tech PR is Not
Savvy Tech Marketing  
2/6/2015   Post a comment
Confusion abounds in high-tech organization about what public relations really is. Let's shed some light on that topic by exploring what PR isn't.
3D Printing Reshapes Automotive Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
2/4/2015   Post a comment
3D printing is helping auto manufacturers increase proximity and flexiblity and decrease waste. Can similar improvements for other sectors in the electronics indsutry be far behind?
A Guide to the Core Components of Supply Chain Management
Ken Fordyce  
2/3/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain planning can be broken down into a hanful of activities. This handy guide offers a quick glance into the basics.
Port Slowdown Costing Manufacturers Millions
Laurie Sullivan  
2/2/2015   (1) comment
While unions and terminal operators go back and forth on contract negotiations and possible solutions to the slowdown, manufacturers are caught in the middle losing millions of dollars, because they're not able to meet their customers' demand.
Writing an Obituary for Electronics Retailers
Jim O'Reilly  
1/29/2015   Post a comment
With Radio Shack on life support and online eating up market share, what can retail electronics chains do to survive?
10 Commandments for Procurement Professionals
Priyanka Potdukhe  
1/28/2015   (3) comments
These ten practices will keep purchasing professionals on the straight and narrow in working to increase the procurement's value to the organization.
Brief Takes: Tech Stories You Should Know About
R. Colin Johnson  
1/28/2015   Post a comment
Here are 5 quick reads to catch you up with the latest technology advancements in the news this week.
Holographic Images for Healthcare
Ariella Brown  
1/27/2015   Post a comment
Like a scene from a science fiction film, this new holographic technology allows doctors and surgeons to view and interact with virtual representations of organs in real-time.
Are Your Vendors Villainous or Adding Value?
Drew Smith  
1/27/2015   Post a comment
Trusted partners may be The idea of labeling suppliers in logistics, operations, marketing an adversely impacting a firm through actions that expose the commodity of information through clumsy, inefficient, or obsolete safeguards.
5 Steps to Consolidate your Supply Chain for Mid-Market Expansion
David Riffel  
1/26/2015   Post a comment
Midmarket organizations need to look at a variety of manufacturing and logistics changes that will prepare their supply chain for healthy and sustained growth.
Paragon Software Systems Acquires Majority Share in Axida
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
Further Solidifies Paragon’s Leadership into Last Mile & Home Delivery Services
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Thomas Claburn  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
Congressman Mike Honda Visits Hunter Technology Corp. in California
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
Visit Co-hosted by IPC as Part of Continuing Effort to Connect IPC Members with Policymakers
3 Demand Forecast Practices to Make Customers Happy
Bud Schultz  
1/22/2015   Post a comment
Demand forecasting is a matter of implementing the right technology, gathering the right informaiton, and applying it in ways that help customers.
Walmart’s Inventory Struggles Offer Valuable Supply Chain Lesson
Frank Cavallaro  
1/20/2015   (4) comments
Walmart’s search for ways to address excess inventory and empty shelves remind us that resting on past achievements is never an option.
Review: Big Changes in Labeling for OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard
Daniel Levine  
1/16/2015   Post a comment
New chemical labels are goingo to tell us more. Manufacturers, meanwhile, wilil have to follow and adhere to carefully defined standards.
Simple, Clever Tools Ease Teardown and Test
Bill Schweber  
1/15/2015   Post a comment
Expensive electronic test equipment is a bit nice and needed, but there's a joy to seeing clever fixtures and tools that also make test, assembly, and disassembly easier and cleaner.
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
EBN Dialogue  
1/15/2015   (118) comments
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. EBN will welcome Steve Peterson, research lead for IBM's Institute for Business Value to discuss the survey results and leadership practices in the purchasing C-suite.
5 Principles of Supply Chain Excellence
Susan Fourtané  
1/15/2015   Post a comment
Leading supply chain organizations have long talked about supply chain excellence. In the face of increasing business pressures, here are five tips that help achieve those goals in the real world.
M&A Prediction: IoT Will Continue to Drive Activity in 2015
TechMergers  
1/14/2015   Post a comment
In 2014, a handful of notable acquistions of Internet of Things technology companies. In the coming year, that trend will only continue.
Survey Says: Purchasing Contributes to Competitive Advantage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2015   (2) comments
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.
A Crouching Tiger & Slackening Dragon Teach a Roaring Lion Macroeconomics
Apek Mulay  
1/13/2015   Post a comment
As India tries to capture loyalty from semiconductor makers and other high-tech manufacturers, it should look to the past and lessons learned by China and Ireland when they trod a similar path.
Women Leaders: Tech Companies' Biggest Secret Weapon
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/12/2015   (2) comments
Women CEOs provide signifigant value to the company--but today technology OEMs are less likely to have women at the helm.
5 Biggest Industrial Concerns for the 2015 Supply Chain
Mathieu Guerville  
1/12/2015   Post a comment
In manufacturing facilties worldwide, these will be the hottest topics of conversation around making things better.
IoT: Collaborate or Else, Says Samsung CEO
Junko Yoshida  
1/9/2015   (6) comments
Samsung Electronics CEO BK Yoon, in his keynote at CES, made a passionate pitch to “unlock the infinite possibilities of the Internet of Things,” while suggesting that the industry fall in line behind Samsung’s leadership.
Ericsson Fires LTE Over WiFi Salvo
John Walko  
1/8/2015   (1) comment
Ericsson adds technology to Radio Dot picocells that take advantage of the public 5GHz band with the unlicensed WiFi spectrum.
Esker Acquires CalvaEDI & Strengthens Its Position in Electronic Data Exchange (EDI)
EBN Newswire  
1/7/2015   Post a comment
Esker, a worldwide leader in document process automation solutions and pioneer in cloud computing, announces the acquisition of CalvaEDI
Technology Roadblocks on the Supply Chain Highway
Mathieu Guerville  
1/7/2015   (3) comments
Technology can streamline supply chain activites, but organizations need to clear away the roadblocks.
In Memory of John Haslet Hall, Intersil Co-Founder
Steve Taranovich  
1/6/2015   Post a comment
Quite unnoticed by the electronics industry and without much tribute, John H. Hall passed away on October 30, 2014.
Looking Forward: The Occasional Pitfalls of Predictive Analytics
Frank Cavallaro  
1/6/2015   (1) comment
While the adoption of predictive analytics keeps growing, a few common pitfalls threaten to lessen the effectiveness of the insights.
Avnet Names Patrick Zammit Avnet Technology Solutions Global President
EBN Newswire  
1/5/2015   Post a comment
Avnet, Inc. announced that it has promoted Patrick Zammit to serve as global president for Avnet Technology Solutions
Northrop Grumman Appoints Kevin Mitchell Vice President of Global Supply Chain
EBN Newswire  
1/5/2015   Post a comment
Northrop Grumman Corporation appoints Kevin Mitchell vice president of global supply chain in its Aerospace Systems sector
I Am Freaking Awesome (Seriously)
Max Maxfield  
1/5/2015   (17) comments
Is it just Max, or are you also sometimes washed over by a wave of wonder when you come to contemplate how truly amazing he is?
Mobile Internet Strategy Fuels Xiaomi’s IoT Ambitions
Junko Yoshida  
1/2/2015   (3) comments
Xiaomi attracts the investment community because the hardware vendor -- masquerading as a "mobile Internet" company -- comes without baggage.
Recommended Holiday Reading: Mass Capitalism Offers Tech-Based Solutions for Embattled Global Economies
EBN Newswire  
12/29/2014   (3) comments
Apek Mulay's new book, "Mass Capitalism: A Blueprint for Economic Revival," presents solutions to global economic problems
Get Ready for CES: The Supply Chain Side of Industry Tradeshows
Todd Traylor  
12/29/2014   (8) comments
More happens at the world's biggest electronics tradeshows than just product introductions. A close look at what goes on at CES, Electronica, Computex, and MWC provides a look at where the industry is going.
Mouser Welcomes Celebrity Engineer Grant Imahara to Holiday Festivities
EBN Newswire  
12/23/2014   Post a comment
Grant Imahara, best known for his role on TV’s Mythbusters, joins annual employee holiday party at Mouser’s corporate campus
Get Gifted in Sales & Ops Planning
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/19/2014   Post a comment
Sales and operations planning is critical to supply chain success. The most gifted supply chain organizations make S&OP a priority using these tips for success.
7 Questions With Broadcom’s CTO
Rick Merritt  
12/18/2014   (1) comment
Broadcom's co-founder and chief technologist talks about Moore's Law, his plans for 16nm FinFET tape-outs in 2015, IoT platform wars, and shifts in the engineering profession.
Make in India Taking Vision to Reality for Indian Semiconductor Manufacturing
Apek Mulay  
12/17/2014   (11) comments
India's Make in India push has resulted in two new semicondcutor fabs in the country. It's a good start, but the country will have to move carefully to ensure economic success.
Fostering a Spirit of Supply Chain Innovation
Logical Link  
12/17/2014   (2) comments
We talk about innovation, but we need to ask ourselves what it really means for the supply chain.
Cloud: Adopting the Next-Gen IT Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/16/2014   (1) comment
As more customers move to the cloud, will OEMs have to change the way they think about connecting with customers?
Companies Curb Corruption Risk by Training Supply Chain Partners
Leslie Benton  
12/16/2014   (1) comment
In today's extensive supply chains, companies need to do more to communicate anti-corruption requirements and monitor compliance of third parties.
Apple & GT Advanced: Working With a Hot OEM, Suppliers Sometimes Get Burned
Tam Harbert  
12/15/2014   (3) comments
When Apple tapped GT Advanced Technologies to provide synthetic sapphire for its displays, it seemed like a dream come true. The relationship ended in a flameout -- a contentious and highly publicized divorce.
EUV Rollout Slowed, 450mm Wafers Halted, Uncertain Path Ahead for Supply Side Economics
Apek Mulay  
12/11/2014   (2) comments
The path beyond 14nm may cause the death of supply side economics but not a demise of Moore's Law.
2014 DSW Rule Fails to Incentivize Recycling Sufficiently
EBN Newswire  
12/11/2014   Post a comment
US EPA proposes revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste rule lacking adequate regulatory relief manufacturers wishing to recycle
Master Electronics Announces It Is Now an Authorized Distributor for TE Connectivitys Deutsch Product Line
EBN Newswire  
12/10/2014   Post a comment
Master Electronics announced that it is now stocking TE Connectivity's Deutsch product line.
IPC APEX EXPO 2015 Keynote Presentations Will Inspire, Enlighten & Entertain
EBN Newswire  
12/8/2014   Post a comment
IPC APEX EXPO 2015 will feature Robbie Bach, former president of entertainment and devices at Microsoft.
4 Phases of Supply Chain Finance: A Tale of One Company’s Journey
Dan Juliano  
12/8/2014   (2) comments
Often, an example is better than a lecture. We're tracing one company's journey through its supply chain finance mistakes and final success, to offer a pointer to those who are starting down this path.
Big Data & Analytics: Core to Next-Gen Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
12/8/2014   (2) comments
With the help of big data and analtyics, companies can produce a more efficient and agile supply chain driven by valuable data. But research suggests that Asia-Pacific manufacturers might need a little push.
Supply Chain Risk Management Step by Step
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/5/2014   Post a comment
Risk is a reality in the supply chain. Too often, though, organizations ignore the problem and underprepare. This step-by-step guide leads supply chain managers through best practices.




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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.
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