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It's Too Soon to Put Reshoring on the Pedestal
William Ng  
8/28/2015   Post a comment
A few years ago, reshoring roared onto the scene as the next great movement in manufacturing, but the data so far reflect otherwise.
Capturing Sweet Success in S&OP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/28/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs talk a good game when it comes to sales and operations planning but implementing can be challenging. However, improvements are are both possible and profitable.
ERA Names New CEO
EBN Newswire  
8/27/2015   Post a comment
The Electronics Representatives Association has announced that Walter E. Tobin has been named as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President.
Smartphones & Tablets Transforming the Audio Market Landscape, IHS Says

Latest Research  
8/27/2015   Post a comment
Global installed base of connected audio devices forecast to reach 267 million units by 2018.
Legislation Around the World Addresses Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain
Tam Harbert  
8/27/2015   (1) comment
Around the world, various nations are working to create legislation and best practices around eradicating human trafficking from the supply chain.
Leveraging Existing Designs for New Products
Rob Spiegel  
8/26/2015   Post a comment
Design teams are improving efficiency and lowering costs by utilizing previous designs as a pre-validated foundation for next-generation goods.
Putting the Runaway Train on Rails: Workflow Automation Increases Supply Chain Agility & Efficiency
David Riffel  
8/26/2015   Post a comment
Automation has the potential to help a supply chain work like a well-orchestrated railway yard.
Nokia Networks Leads in Supply Chain Operations Excellence
Susan Fourtané  
8/25/2015   Post a comment
Learning from global leaders' supply chain management increases your chances to get supply chain operations planning right. Nokia Networks shares its journey towards excellence in supply chain operations.
Walmart Partners with Reshoring Initiative as Made in USA Gets Real
Rob Spiegel  
8/25/2015   Post a comment
Walmart has partnered with the Reshoring Initiative to ramp up its effort to significantly increase US manufactured goods.
Mapping Out a Better Electronics Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
8/25/2015   Post a comment
Awareness of the need for sustainability and transparency in the electronic supply chain is rising. Forward-thinking companies are committed to improving in those areas.
Data Under Siege: Time for Organizations to Turn Focus on ITAD
Frank Cavallaro  
8/25/2015   Post a comment
Despite the flurry of media reports about high-profile security breaches, too many organizations don’t pay enough attention to the fate of their retired IT assets.
FarmTech: Drones Above, Robots Below
Junko Yoshida  
8/24/2015   Post a comment
Twenty-four hour farming, autonomous tractors humping over the furrows and driverless combines harvesting at night are no longer the stuff of agro-science fiction. Agriculture today is moving toward all these innovations.
Mission Possible: Getting Crowdfunded Hardware to Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/24/2015   Post a comment
Getting funding for a new hardware idea may be the easiest pat of getting an electronic hardware product to market. Building an excellent supply chain is a lot more complex.
Corporate Responsibility in a Global Supply Chain World
Tarun Amla  
8/24/2015   Post a comment
For manufacturing to grow, the electronics global supply chain must remain reliable and robust while taking into account critical product performance issues such as safety, reliability, and product integrity.
Smart Trailers Monitor Themselves & More
Mike Maris  
8/21/2015   Post a comment
One of the coolest places we are seeing IoT/M2M technology may be in the logistics areas. Smart trailers are making the whole supply chain smarter.
Supply Chains: The Bedrock of U.S. Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/21/2015   Post a comment
The supply chain is the backbone of U.S. manufacturing, but these organizations, especially smaller manufacturers, need to be strategic and proactive.
IoT Dev Platform A One-Stop-Shop for Device Developers
Rich Quinnel  
8/20/2015   Post a comment
Targeting smaller device developers, Redpine Signals has created an IoT development platform that provides a one-stop-shop for device, cloud, and app development.
3 Overlooked Locales for a Distribution Center
Tam Harbert  
8/20/2015   Post a comment
Location, location, location... Picking the right place to put an electronics distribution warehouse can be a chore. A recent study, though, identifies some little known but promising locales.
Getting the Right 3PL/4PL Strategy to Deliver Like Amazon
Puga Sankara  
8/20/2015   Post a comment
Third party logistics (3PL or 4PL) companies need to plan for a state of the art supply chain Infrastructure to dominate the market.
Cyber Insecurity
Max Maxfield  
8/19/2015   (2) comments
In these uncertain times, designers have to consider security at every point in the system, because each system is only as secure as its weakest link.
Visual Search Next Opportunity for Electronics Components Industry
Laurie Sullivan  
8/19/2015   (1) comment
Although still in infancy, visual search technology promises to be a compelling tool for electronics manufacturers, distributors, and customers alike.
Wireless Fast-Charge Tech Enables a World of Possibilities
John Perzow  
8/19/2015   Post a comment
15-watt Qi extension is ready and waiting for mobile phone users, designers, and service providers.
Inside GlobalFoundries' Fab 8
Jessica Lipsky  
8/18/2015   (1) comment
We tour GlobalFoundries' Fab 8, one of the largest chip fabs in the United States, in Malta, N.Y. and a hub for innovations developed at R&D centers in Albany.
Virtual Reality Gaming, Smart TVs and Wearables Lead to Rise in Gesture Sensing Control Shipments, IHS Says
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
With emerging virtual reality games, smartwatches, smart TVs and other consumer electronics and information technology (IT) applications entering the market, shipments of gesture sensing control user interfaces are poised to grow 10% year over year, to reach 1.8 billion units in 2015.
Richardson Electronics & Cornell Dubilier Sign Global
Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
8/18/2015   (1) comment
Leverages global technical sales team to help advance capacitor technology for new applications
4 Steps to Bring Business Intelligence to Your Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/18/2015   Post a comment
Once available only to large OEMs, business intelligence is now affordable and effective for mid-sized business as well. Carefully planning the implementation, though, is important for a good outcome.
The Distribution Channel: Times Are A-Changing
Bruce Gain  
8/18/2015   Post a comment
A variety of factors are changing what customers want from distribution partners. A new study from UPS outlines the four biggest shifts.
Addressing Corruption Requires a Team Effort
Leslie Benton  
8/18/2015   Post a comment
A cross-functional team is essential to implementing an effective anti-corruption program.
Should Altera Worry About Intel's M&A Record?
Junko Yoshida  
8/17/2015   Post a comment
Altera’s fate after its pending acquisition by Intel is anybody’s guess. But the big worry is if Intel squashes Altera -- pushing newly acquired talent, products and technologies into oblivion as though they had never existed.
10 Reasons Electronics OEMs Should Care About Reviews
Andy Kohm  
8/17/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, people are considering online reviews whether they are buying for themselves or their organizations. Here are ten reasons why electronics OEMs should be embracing this trend.
Broadcom Tackles 5 Questions on Ethernet in Cars
Junko Yoshida  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
A Broadcom executive answers nagging questions on automotive Ethernet. They include its specific applications inside a car and if it has enough bandwidth to meet ADAS requirements. There’s also concern about Broadcom’s IP, and which car OEMs are already using Ethernet.
4 Ways to Secure the Internet of Things
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
With convenience and ease of access to data, IoT brings with it considerable security risks. By adopting good habits, users can reduce those hazards.
Why Certify? The Significance of Security Certification
George Japak  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
Although OEMs may worry about the complexity of getting third-party security certifications, there are concrete solutions to every roadblock and the benefits to certification far outweigh the cost.
Wearables a Strange Fit, Says CEA
Rick Merritt  
8/13/2015   Post a comment
Wearables represent a fast growing but highly diverse and fragmented market where winners and losers are hard to call, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
Moving to Mexico: The Opportunities & Challenges of Nearshoring
Kevin Brooks  
8/13/2015   (2) comments
U.S.-based OEMs are increasingly looking to Mexico as a beneficial place to make products. Going south of the boarder offers real benefits, but some challenges as well.
Putting Hardware Hacking on the OEM Radar
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/12/2015   Post a comment
As electronic content crops up in products of all kinds, hardware hacking will become more common than ever before. OEMs need to start looking at new ways to identify counterfeit components.
Get Top Marks in Continually Developing Supply Chain Competence
Susan Fourtané  
8/12/2015   Post a comment
Continuous education within the supply chain will optimize the supply chain by adding value to the department, developing competence in workers, and inspiring partners to do the same.
10 Kickstarter Projects that Prove Hardware Innovation Isn't Dead
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/11/2015   Post a comment
The death of electronics hardware has been highly overblown, if these Kickstarter projects indicate anything. Electronics designers and innovators continue to create new hardware-based electronics--and consumers are wildly enthusiastic.
The Problem with Conflicting KPIs in the Supply Chain
Kerwin Everson  
8/11/2015   Post a comment
Real-time KPIs let managers and their employees know what's happening in their facilities’ supply chains iso they can modify or change their work behavior to perform and meet or exceed company goals.
Is 'WalkCar' More Than a Skateboard for Geezers?
Junko Yoshida  
8/10/2015   Post a comment
Just as mobile phones freed everyone from sitting by a landline phone at home, WalkCar, an electric portable transporter small enough to fit in a shoulder bag, a frees the user from bus schedules, parking spaces and bicycle locks.
EBN@C-Level: Talking with AMD's Garry Christie About Indirect Procurement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/10/2015   Post a comment
Direct procurement is a hot topic at most organizations, but a close look at managing indirect spend using technology tools can make a big difference as well.
Bimodal Balance: Strategic Changes In & Along the Supply Chain
Lisa Ann Cairns  
8/10/2015   Post a comment
The internal, strategic charge of growth and operational efficiency is redefining operational behaviors within and between organizations along the electronics supply chain.
Reclaim Time & Productivity with a Warehouse Management System
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/7/2015   Post a comment
With globalization and a quickly changing business environment, a warehouse management system is now a necessity rather than a nice to have.
Virtual Reality: Exploring the Potential of the Oculus Rift
Puga Sankara  
8/7/2015   Post a comment
Used properly and creatively, virtual reality technology has the potential to go beyond consumer gaming and change how business is done.
Microlocation in IoT Can Save Time, Money & Lives
Rich Quinnel  
8/6/2015   Post a comment
Devices now available can turn any object into an IoT device capable of delivering its identity and location to the network.
Make In India Could Collapse Indian Economy
Apek Mulay  
8/6/2015   Post a comment
For Make in India to become successful and to create a sustainable economy in India, the wages of the Indian workforce must catch up with worker productivity.
China's Stock Market Plunge & the Electronics Industry
Jim O'Reilly  
8/5/2015   (2) comments
Big changes in China's stock markets aren't the end of the world. They may signal a new direction for electronics OEMs in terms of outsourcing choices, though.
4 Improvements Technology Brings to the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/5/2015   Post a comment
Cloud-based supplier management platforms offer measurable benefits to electronics OEMs and their supply chains.
Microchip Technology & Micrel Announce the Completion of the Acquisition of Micrel By Microchip Technology
EBN Newswire  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
Expands Microchip’s solutions for Industrial, Automotive and Communications Markets
Nominations for 2016 STEP Ahead Awards Open
EBN Newswire  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
The Manufacturing Institute will honor 130 women at the fourth annual STEP Ahead Awards.
Apple Drives Growth in High-Resolution Smartphone Displays, IHS Says

Latest Research  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
LTPS TFT LCD display shipments grow, while overall smartphone panel demand slows.
Government Buyers: Meet Diversity Targets, Find Nearby Suppliers & Eliminate RFIs by Email
EBN Newswire  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
NIGP Forum Offers Opportunity for Purchasers to Test Drive ThomasNet.com’s free solutions on Supplier Discovery Challenges
Supply Chain Futures: Turning a Tech Eye on Bangladesh
Logical Link  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
About 70% of Bangladesh’s population is under 35. Besides ushering in mobile technology-related start-up investment, could this also pave a new direction for the country’s manufacturing base?
Drilling Down on 2015 Supply Chain Trends for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/31/2015   Post a comment
New research from Jabil outlines the realities and challenges of the global electronics supply chain.
Multi-layer security needed for Industrial IoT
Rob Spiegel  
7/30/2015   Post a comment
Industrial networks are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. Their security requires a multi-layered approach.
Macrofab Announces $2 Million In Seed Funding
EBN Newswire  
7/30/2015   Post a comment
Financing Led by Techstars Ventures Will Help Company Expand Cloud-Based Electronics Manufacturing Platform
With Micron a Chinese Takeover Target, is Trade War Brewing?
Mitchell Miller  
7/30/2015   Post a comment
A quasi-state-run Chinese tech firm offers $23 billion for Micron. Hit or miss, the reported deal will add bandwidth to growing tensions between the US and China over semiconductor production.
Flat Panel Display Revenues Forecast to Fall in 2015, IHS Says
Latest Research  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
TFT LCD revenues expected to decline sharply this year, and OLED is the only display technology with an expected revenue increase
Chinese Automotive Semiconductor Revenues to Hit $6.2 Billion in 2015, IHS Says

Latest Research  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
With 16 percent of the market, Freescale was the leading automotive semiconductor supplier in China in 2014
Riverwood Solutions CIO Research Findings: Hardware is Back
Latest Research  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
Majority of CIOs agree Internet of Things is driving a hardware manufacturing resurgence. Most CIOs view product launches funded on Indiegogo and Kickstarter as least likely to succeed.
Li Tong Group Launches Motorola’s Online Take-Back Program in France, Germany & the U.K.
EBN Newswire  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
The program developed and administered by Li Tong Group (LTG) maximizes value and sustainability of Motorola’s reverse supply chain management (RSCM) operations.
Changing Minds: The First Step to Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap
Frank Cavallaro  
7/28/2015   Post a comment
In order to attract more young people to the manufacturing industry, negative perceptions need to change.
IoT Net Gets New Leader
Rick Merritt  
7/27/2015   Post a comment
The LoRa Alliance will name communications veteran Geoff Mulligan as its new chairman starting August 1.
How Poor Transportation Capacity Hurts the Supply Chain
Logical Link  
7/27/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain executives will have to weather a variety of transportation, logistics, and infrastructure capacity issues that could affect how goods move through the pipeline.
Richardson Electronics & Ohmite Sign Global Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Expands technical support of Ohmite’s leading high-performance resistor technology
Your Supplier Is Not Your Friend
Kelly Barner  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Sometimes outsourcing comes with a healthy dose of pushback. And that pushback from the supplier, warning of supply chain transgressions that could sink your product design, is good for you.
Manufacturing Transformation Creates Bright Outlook
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Manufacturers that hope to grow and drive new innovations to market need to continue to focus on improved agility and integrated supply chain strategies.
5 Technology Tricks to Make Your High-Tech Tradeshow Exhibit Stand Out
Dan Cole  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Especially in the electronics industry, smart use of technology can make your next tradeshow booth stand out in the crowd.
bisco industries Expands E-Commerce Services
EBN Newswire  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Distributor, bisco industries, has recently expanded its online services for buyers.
RFMW & ParkerVision Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
RFMW Ltd. and ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRKR) have announced a worldwide distribution agreement for ParkerVision products and services.
What Wooden Dolls Can Teach Us About Today’s Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
Wooden dolls meet the Internet of Things in ways that teach useful lessons about the electronics supply chain.
And the Winner Is... Ace Awards Honor Best in Engineering & Technology
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/22/2015   Post a comment
See the engineers, products, and companies that were celebrated at the 2015 ACE Awards, presented as part of ESC Silicon Valley.
Nokia Wants Another Run At Making Phones
Pablo Valerio  
7/22/2015   Post a comment
Nokia looks to regain relevancy in the mobile device business in its post-Microsoft life.
Big Data & Automobiles: Crowdsourcing the Supply Chain
Mitchell Miller  
7/21/2015   Post a comment
Although crowdsourcing has gotten more attention in the conumer space than anywhere else, this powerful tool has the potential to streamline supply chain and logistics efforts.
Coming Home from China: Answering the Question of Reshoring
Jim O'Reilly  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
With so much past reliance on China, even if the economics favor assembly in the U.S., can the U.S. find the skills and experience needed for success?
Procurement & IT: Vying for Control of Tech Spend
Priyanka Potdukhe  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
At times, IT and procurement work well together, but sometimes they seem to go in completely different directions. It's important for the two to learn to work seamlessly together.
Gesture-Controlled Spiderbots Understand...
Amy Norcross  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
Not-so-itsy-bitsy spiders of the robotic kind helped Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrate improvements in the company’s technology for wearables.
Looking at IoTs Impact on Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
IoT has the potential to help many organizations, but the procurement department has to be on board. Manufacturers have a lot to teach these departments about the potential of the new technology.
IBM Offers Apple MacBooks to its Employees
Puga Sankara  
7/17/2015   (5) comments
How interesting is this? The company that came up with the IBM ThinkPad is encouraging its employees to use Apple MacBook.
PC, Mobile Slump Hits Chips
Rick Merritt  
7/16/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales are in a two year slump due to weak demand for PCs and mobile systems and the IoT and China won’t help much, says Gartner.
How Natural Language Processing Can Improve Spend Analytics
Sushil Sharma  
7/16/2015   Post a comment
Natural language processing (NLP) can be used for a lot more than spam filtering. It helps organizatoins understand their spending in real time,
Three Weeks to go in the World’s Most Inclusive Tech Design Challenge set by UNICEF, ARM & frog
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Wearables for Good design challenge attracts over 600 registrations so far #WearablesForGood.
APICS Finalizes Merger with American Society of Transportation and Logistics

EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
New Entity Extends APICS Expertise and Strengthens Supply Chain Content

Richardson Electronics & Ioxus Sign Global Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Builds market awareness of Ioxus’ innovative ultracapacitor products and technology
OEMs Incentivize Consumers with Innovative Trade-In & Take-Back Programs
Linda Li  
7/15/2015   (2) comments
At long last, OEMs are looking at post-consumer trade-in and take-back programs as a strategic imperitve rather than a big chore.
Biometrics: A Rising Pulse in Technology Hardware
Logical Link  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Biometrics applications are moving beyond fingerprint collection and face recognition. Innovative new uses pave the way for revenue growth, and the electronics industry could benefit from the windfall.
IoT Promises Big Steps to a Better World
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Element14 asked consumers what they want out of the Internet of Things push--and their answers were illuminating.
Building a Right-Shoring Strategy: A Holistic Approach to High-Tech Supply Chain
David Roegge  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Off-shoring or near-shoring... In the supply chain, we've often talked about finding the perfect strategy. New UPS survey shows emergence of “right-shoring” strategy--that created a combination of the two.
Painting a Portrait of a Supply Chain Leader
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain leaders think critically about technology use, talent acquisition, and more.
North American PCB Results in May Were Mixed but Book-to-Bill Ratio Remains Positive
Latest Research  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for May 2015
LogMeIn Forms Xively Internet of Things Advisory Board
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
LogMeIn has created a new IoT advisory board to help inform, shape and accelerate future IoT innovation for LogMeIn, its IoT customers and the market, at large.
Walmart Taps ThomasNet.com to Support Its U.S. Domestic Manufacturing Initiative
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Exclusive Corporate Edition Developed to Give Suppliers Immediate Access to 500,000 U.S. Manufacturers of Products and Components
Top 10 Cool Little Gadgets that Got a Kickstarter Push
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Everyone loves an electronic gadget, especially one that solves a real problem in daily life. Take a look at what end users supported with their dollars on the Kickstarter crowdsourcing platform.
Hype Aside, Tesla’s Battery Pack Could Help Supply Chains
Bruce Gain  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Tesla's expertise in battery technology is gearing up to provide the industry a helpful alternative for uses other than automobiles.
Apple Watch Transformed Me
R. Colin Johnson  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
The Apple Watch has changed my life for the better, solving all the problems I had with the iPhone (such as missing calls while I tried to find it) as well as solving other problems I didn't even now I had until I got it.
Supply Chain Risk Dominates the Mind of the Buyer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
Everyone agrees that the risk inherent in business is on the increase. Newly-released research delves into the phenomenon.
5 Logistics Mobile Apps for Small Biz
Jane Miller  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
You don't have to be big to automate pieces of your logistics process. These five apps offer necessary features for any electronics company with logistical woes.
Woman with Naked Ambition, Men with False Modesty
Junko Yoshida  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Why Intel president's resignation to find her inner CEO is a much more genuine "I quit" reason than some tendered by more narcissistic counterparts in tech world.
Climbing the Reverse Logistics Mountain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/9/2015   (2) comments
Reverse logistics is becoming more than a coslty brand enhancement. Smart electronics OEMs are working to make it good for the bottom line.
Small Cloud Providers Serve Supply Chain Management Market
Tam Harbert  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain managers have a wealth of choices when it comes to SCM and procurement software.




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EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
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!
Archived Dialogues
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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