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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   Post a comment
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.
The Internet as the Great Equalizer
Puga Sankara  
7/14/2017   Post a comment
Internet has enabled smart, intelligent, talented people all over the world. Mobile devices have changed the way we work. That's going to change our supply chains.
Make Sure Your Tech Marketing Communications Content Delivers
Savvy Tech Marketing  
7/14/2017   Post a comment
To succeed, a brand needs to demonstrate customer value, not merely claim it.
Global Reverse Supply Chain Company Redefines Sustainability with Unique Cradle-to-Cradle Business Model
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
Rethinking the way products are designed, manufactured, sold, and repurposed is important for extracting the most from technology and keeping valuable resources from landfills.
APICS Announces Summer 2017 Promotions for Certification Program
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
Premier supply chain professional organization continues to provide career value to its members
Mouser Electronics & Grant Imahara Discover Innovative Traffic Solutions in Latest Shaping Smarter Cities Series
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
Mouser released a new video for the Shaping Smarter Cities series, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program.
Will MTBF Kill Drone Delivery?
Jim O'Reilly  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
When we do the math, failure rates are likely to ground delivery by drone before it ever really takes off.
Trump & Brexit: Adding Risk in the New Global Supply Chain
Luc Janssen  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
With Brexit, with the “America First” agenda of the Trump administration and in general with more and more pressure on choices for global sourcing, it is time to evaluate the risk on global supply chains. Can we still meet customer expectations?
Avnet Unveils ‘Ask Avnet’ Industry’s First AI-to-Human Digital Platform
EBN Newswire  
7/12/2017   (2) comments
Customers invited to beta test for streamlined information access; new tool designed to accelerate time to market for new technology solutions
Nearly 1 in 3 Consumers Plan to Make a Purchase Through a Voice-Controlled Device In the Next Year
Latest Research  
7/12/2017   Post a comment
Annual Walker Sands study reveals insights into the rise of the connected consumer and changes in shopper behaviors and expectations
Beyond the Headlines: Bosch’s $1.1 Billion Investment
Ariella Brown  
7/12/2017   Post a comment
Bosch made headlines for wanting to serve the smart car industry, but the news promises to make big ripples to procurement pros buying for connected products of many kinds.
Ensuring Effective Big Data Acquisition Improves Product Manufacturing Quality
Michael Weir  
7/12/2017   Post a comment
Careful handling of data helps to ensure enterprise-wide improvements in manufacturing operations.
AIT Worldwide Logistics’ Vaughn Moore Joins the Center for Enriched Living’s Board of Directors
EBN Newswire  
7/11/2017   (1) comment
Vaughn Moore, President and CEO of AIT Worldwide Logistics, began serving on the Center for Enriched Living’s (CEL) board of directors effective July 1.
Nano Dimension Achieving Promises of 3D Printed Electronics
EBN Newswire  
7/11/2017   (1) comment
Company Milestones in 2017 Bring Revolutionary Advancements in Additive Manufacturing
Smart Gladiator partners with TransSolutions
EBN Newswire  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
Smart Gladiator is partnering with TransSolutions Inc to provide Image Enabled Supply Chain capability
New Chain Business Insights Research Focuses on Blockchain Smart Contracts for Supply chains
Latest Research  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
Research Brief explains power of Smart Contracts, outlines Supply Chain Case Studies while also highlighting challenges and offering an Implementation Roadmap
20 Kickstarter Wearables with Summer Sizzle
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
As everyone turns to their favorite summer activities, the interest wearable electronic innovations is on the rise. We're looking at some of the most popular wearable wins on Kickstarter.
Amazon Prime Day Presents Prime Opportunity & Example
Andrew Atkinson  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
Amazon prime has set the bar for B2C and B2B e-commerce. We can all take some lessons from Amazon Prime Day.
Expand Supply Chain Control During PCB Design
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/10/2017   Post a comment
A BOM tool is one thing organizations can leverage to move products smoothly from design to manufacturing while avoiding typical headaches.
What Else Can a PCB Contract Manufacturer Do for You?
Michael Allen  
7/10/2017   Post a comment
Contract manufacturers who offer services ancillary to printed circuit board assembly can reduce your cost and lead times.
UK Supply Chain Funding Index Declines
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/7/2017   Post a comment
The most recent results of the UK supply chain funding index point to a slight decline in the past year.
Exploring the Transformative Potential of the Digital Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
7/6/2017   (2) comments
CEOs and supply chain executives interested in increasing revenue and decreasing cost will benefit from digital supply chain transformation.
What’s Trending Now: Top Warehouse Technologies
Evan Garber  
7/6/2017   Post a comment
E-commerce and consumer buying habits are shaping the future of the supply chain industry. Companies are looking for new ways to stay ahead while increasing profit margins. Technological innovations (both proactive and necessitated) play a major role, specifically in streamlining warehouse management. But implementing the right technologies may mean the difference between staying in business or not.
5 Critical Steps to Avoid Product Recall Disasters
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/5/2017   Post a comment
Product recalls happens to even the best companies. Having the right systems and processes in place is crtical
4 Annoying Things Supply Chain Execs Should Stop Saying
Alex Peron  
7/4/2017   Post a comment
Too often, we rely on platitudes when we talk about the supply chain. Let's ditch these four common refrains and move the conversation forward.
Manufacturers Buying More Cyber Insurance
Logical Link  
7/3/2017   Post a comment
Manufacturers are buying more cyber insurance policies to protect their smart, data-integrated products and equipment from hackers and cyber-attacks.
Why Linking Supply Chain Objectives to Performance Will Never Work
Adrien Sandrini  
6/30/2017   Post a comment
More and more i believe that objectives linked to performance are behind some of our biggest supply chain problems.
The Implications of Buying Toshiba’s Flash Business
Jim O'Reilly  
6/29/2017   Post a comment
Toshiba, as a leading developer of NAND technology, makes an attractive target to companies jockeying for position in the coming transition from spinning hard drives to all solid-state solutions.
USA e-Invoicing: Why EU’s PEPPOL Offers a Success Template
Roger Hatfield  
6/29/2017   (1) comment
There’s plenty the USA could learn from Europe about making electronic invoicing a priority.
On-Demand Trucking: The Birth of Uber Freight
Susan Fourtané  
6/28/2017   (1) comment
Ride-sharing service Uber has entered the freight transportation market offering an app that matches truckers and trucking companies with loads to haul.
6 Lessons Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition Teaches
Joanne Moretti  
6/27/2017   (8) comments
As two modern day success stories come together, consumers wonder what it means for us. In reality, the most valuable lessons can be culled by retails and other major brands, particularly in the high technology sector.
Brexit Continues & Puts Additional Pressure on UK Industry
Pablo Valerio  
6/27/2017   Post a comment
The British pound took another hit as Theresa May’s Conservative Party lost seats in Parliament and the outright majority they had before. A deal with the DUP (N. Ireland Unionist Party) assures May continues as prime minister, but weakens her position ahead of Brexit negotiations.
Today’s Complex Supply Chains Demand Visibility Solutions
Ariella Brown  
6/26/2017   Post a comment
Technology can point the way to more visible, better managed, and more efficient supply chains that deliver better value for companies and their customers.
5 Factors to Look at When Considering a Contract Management Solution
Chris Crane  
6/26/2017   Post a comment
Find a procurement management platform that has the automation, flexibility, and transparency needed to build sourcing models and enterprise deliverables that provide measurable results and consistent business impact.
Measuring the Current State of Digital Transformation & Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/23/2017   (1) comment
Survey says: digital transformation efforts within organization drive supply chain restructuring activities.
Understand Customer Behavior to Capture Omnichannel Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/23/2017   (1) comment
Retailers and manufacturers need to leverage customer insights to unlock competitive advantage to make better category decisions and achieve localized merchandising, a new survey found.
42Q Enters Zebra PartnerConnect Program
EBN Newswire  
6/22/2017   (3) comments
42Q has announced its participation in Zebra Technologies’ PartnerConnect program.
Re-Teck Opens Bay-Area HQ to Support Elevated Strategic Role of Reverse Supply Chain Management
EBN Newswire  
6/22/2017   (2) comments
As more C-Level executives consider its end-to-end RSCM platform as a panacea for the environmental, compliance, logistical and brand challenges that accompany consumer and industrial technology marketing, Re-Teck’s Redwood City HQ will support senior partnerships.
Teknowlogi Launches the First Cloud-Based Solution Built on Artificial Intelligence for the Logistics Industry
EBN Newswire  
6/22/2017   (2) comments
Logistics Expert System Represents New Category, Next Generation of Industry Solutions
More Trade with Asia Comes at a Shipping Price
B. Cameron Gain  
6/22/2017   (1) comment
Shipping to Asia is getting harder. The problem: a huge capacity backlog sitting and waiting for container ships
Economic Data Creates Procurement Strategies Foundation
Richard G. Weissman  
6/22/2017   (1) comment
Economics drives the supply chain. Here are some of the stats and resources that should be top of mind for smart procurement people.
Counterfeiting: Why Blockchain Is a Solution for the Semiconductor Industry
Adrien Sandrini  
6/21/2017   (6) comments
Blockchain has the potential to help the electronics industry address the very real problem of counterfeit components.
18 Women Helping Pave the Way in High-Tech Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/21/2017   Post a comment
The Manufacturing Institute launched its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Ahead initiative. As part of the program, the group has recognized women for excellence in manufacturing. This year, 18 of these 130 leaders were leading the charge on the high-technology manufacturing front.
Pragmatism Pervades Smart Factory Floor
Gary Hilson  
6/20/2017   Post a comment
The move to Industry 4.0 has led to a culture clash between operation technology and information technology. Meanwhile, Internet of Things buzzwords resonate less with manufacturers than cost savings.
Supply Chain Resilience in the Age of Nationalism
Logical Link  
6/19/2017   (1) comment
Supply chain professionals face a dilemma: Creating resiliency as nationalistic sentiments increase worldwide.
Combating Excess Capacity Issues
Jett McCandless  
6/19/2017   Post a comment
Carriers must become smarter about their use of technology and act quickly to weather today’s soft market—while at the same time, preparing themselves for a profitable future.
Smart Machine Age Shifts the Future Workforce
Puga Sankara  
6/16/2017   Post a comment
A recent panel tackled the question of how disruptive technology will change the work force.
Digital Age Demands Supply Chain Restructuring
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/16/2017   Post a comment
The ability to transform into a digital supply chain will decide the winners and the losers going forward. Here's a look at the five stages of maturity.
VR & AR: The New Supply Chain Reality
Samuel Mueller  
6/15/2017   Post a comment
For the first time, virtual reality and augmented reality have the potential to really impact the tasks and effectiveness of the supply chain in a handful of areas.
GrandCanals Introduces Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs
EBN Newswire  
6/14/2017   (1) comment
First Purpose-Built Analytics Platform That Helps 3PLs and their Customers Optimize their Shipping and Fulfillment on Display at 3PL & Supply Chain Summit
IPC Submits Comments to Trump Administration Regarding Modernization of NAFTA
EBN Newswire  
6/14/2017   Post a comment
The world’s leading advocate for the electronics industry says the Trump administration has an opportunity to strengthen the U.S. and global economy as it begins work to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
2017 Top 25 Global Electronics Distributors: A Wrestling Match
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/14/2017   (6) comments
In recent years, getting ahead in electronics industry has been a game of inches, with major players wrestling for greater customer share. Here's a look at the biggest names in 2017.
Millennial Buyers Create Ripples in Distribution Model
Kelly Brock  
6/14/2017   Post a comment
Distributors, who have played an essential role connecting manufacturers and consumers, are being upended more rapidly than previously thought by millennial customers. They must quickly recognize threats and adapt.
Trucking Regulations: What Supply Chain Managers Need to Know
Susan Fourtané  
6/13/2017   Post a comment
Coming regulations are anticipated to decrease the driver pool and truck capacity with immediate consequences disrupting over-the-road shipping.
Uncovering (& Solving) 3 Biggest Hidden Supply Chain Costs
Brent Miller  
6/13/2017   Post a comment
A handful of common problems top the lists of hidden supply chain costs. Fortunately, a few easy steps help eliminate them for improved efficiency and productivity.
Medical Devices & Other EEEs Could Face Hard-Stop in EU by 2019
Pablo Valerio  
6/12/2017   (2) comments
New RoHS 2 restrictions will trigger next month, and many products, including many medical devices, monitoring and control instruments, and all pipe organs, could be banned from the EU market in less than two years.
Supply Chain Visibility: Digitizing Transforms Shipping Industry
Matt Elenjickal  
6/12/2017   (1) comment
For transportation companies and enterprise supply chain executives, developing and executing a digital transformation process requires the resolve to modernize decades old processest. The entire supply chain, including visibility, will be affected by digital transformation
project44 Extends Platform with Industry’s First Real-time Volume LTL Solution
EBN Newswire  
6/9/2017   Post a comment
New platform delivers real-time quoting and automated tendering for Volume Less-Than-Truckload Shipments
Micromanaging for Success: What’s Your Style?
Puga Sankara  
6/9/2017   (4) comments
To micromanage or not? That is the question.
Gartner Identifies Top 10 High-Tech Supply Chains
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/8/2017   Post a comment
These high tech companies are the leaders in terms of supply chain. Both nimble and innovative, the top 10 have demonstrated ability to react in a changing marketplace.
Shared Data Mitigates Supply Chain Cost of Electronics Counterfeiting
Michael Schuldenfrei  
6/8/2017   Post a comment
The electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries have technology solutions to limit counterfeiting practices within the supply chain, but they come at a high cost.
Maersk Gets a Grip on Supply Chain Data with the Cloud
Ariella Brown  
6/7/2017   Post a comment
Microsoft's Azure cloud platform is intended to enable Maersk to pursue its goal of digital transformation and advance its strategy “of becoming the global integrator of container logistics.”
3 New Ways Procurement Can Drive & Define Value With the Cloud
Cory Wheeler  
6/7/2017   (1) comment
Defining and driving value of company investments has become the new strategic focus for procurement and investments in the cloud are a good place to start.
Rethinking Auto Design in a World of Shared Mobility & Driverless Cars
Logical Link  
6/6/2017   (1) comment
Driverless cars and shared mobility will influence auto design and supply chains.
Descartes Acquires PCSTrac Business
EBN Newswire  
6/5/2017   Post a comment
Expands Community and Extends Technology Platform for Pool Distribution and Carton-Level Tracking
Post-Paris: As American Industry Assumes Climate Leadership from Washington, Reverse Supply Chain Becomes Fundamental
EBN Newswire  
6/5/2017   Post a comment
Reverse Supply Chain Management (RSCM) — the process of managing end of life hardware to extract working components for re-use in other devices — is as an important way to extract the very most from technology and keep the most from landfills.
8 Supply Chain Disruptors & What to Do About Them
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/5/2017   Post a comment
Pepsico exec traces the technologies that are shaping the way that consumers are getting their products and talks about why these technologies are the future of the consumer supply chain.
The Humble Pallet Gets Smart
Pablo Valerio  
6/5/2017   (2) comments
Pallets move the world, and now they get to sense, monitor, and communicate, as well.
Make Packaging Pretty & Practical
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2017   Post a comment
People love the electronic gadgets in the box, but the box itself may help consumers make buying decisions.
Your Warehouse Will Love Artificial Intelligence
Nathan Brown  
6/1/2017   Post a comment
The supply chain and the companies within its ecosystem are constantly evolving to adapt to new market factors. Artificial intelligence is leading to exponentially faster, more accurate decision making that reduces costly errors. But as with any change, there’s some resistance.
3 Keys to Aligning Effectively with Procurement
Cory Wheeler  
5/31/2017   Post a comment
Procurement is more than just a buying function. Leveraged well, it can be a strategic advantage.
Blockchain & Supply Chain: Early But Promising
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/29/2017   Post a comment
Once focused solely on finance apps, blockchain is likely to come into its own in supply chain applications in the very near future.
IoT Makes the Supply Chain Responsive
Paris Gogos  
5/29/2017   Post a comment
he Internet of Things is the key to a responsive supply chain.
E-Commerce Gets Beyond Brown Boxes
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/26/2017   (1) comment
It’s a new era for packaging. What makes a product sitting in a warehouse attractive to buyers is decidedly different from what lures customer to pick up a product in the store.
Make Way for Digital, On-Demand & Always-On Supply Chains
Susan Fourtané  
5/25/2017   Post a comment
What to expect from next-generation supply chains? Here is what supply chain managers need to know to better understand the processes that will disrupt supply chains in the coming decade.
Stepping Up Careers for Women in Supply Chain & Manufacturing
Abe Eshkenazi  
5/24/2017   Post a comment
Recruiting more women to join supply chain, especially in the area of manufacturing, is key to overcoming this anticipated talent gap.
Cost Drivers in PCB Production....or Why China?
Thomas Smiley  
5/24/2017   (1) comment
The manufacture of printed circuit boards is no simple matter. Here's a look at the reasons that production has moved overseas.
Jabil Launches InControl Supply Chain Decision Support Platform
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2017   Post a comment
Jabil's new modular supply chain SaaS platform is designed to bring diverse information sets together to provide business insights that supply quick and accurate supply chain decisions.
Trending: New Storage Verticals
Jim O'Reilly  
5/23/2017   Post a comment
The commoditization of storage platform hardware, coupled with the availability of unbundled, powerful storage software is giving buyers more choices.
Omnichannel Puts Retailers on a New Path
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/19/2017   Post a comment
Omnichannel is changing the way electronics retailers need to think about their supply chains.
ABB Taps IBM Watson to Connect Islands of Automation
Gary Hilson  
5/18/2017   Post a comment
Cognitive insights and machine learning are depending on good data and the people that configure them to solve problems on the factory floor.
Developers: Cars Are the Next IoT Frontier
Hunter Jensen  
5/18/2017   (2) comments
With the advent of over-the-air (OTA) upgrades, car manufacturers need to start thinking like IoT designers. There are lessons to be learned to make things go well.
Samsung Spinoff Likely to Grab Foundry Share
Alan Patterson  
5/17/2017   Post a comment
Samsung's chip operations consisting of memory and system LSI will be split into three, making the foundry business an independent unit. The move is expected to increase Samsung's share at the expense of TSMC and smaller rivals.
4 Revolutionary Trends Driven by Industry 4.0
Kelly Brock  
5/17/2017   (1) comment
the early stages of a Digital Revolution poised to shake up supply chains with dramatic transformations fed by factors including robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and nanotechnology. Here's where the biggest shifts will occur.
Displaying the Future: Display Tech Evolution Tells the Story
Marty Shindler  
5/17/2017   Post a comment
The evolution of display technology tracks the evolution of how we tell our stories. Here's a look at how that story is unfolding.




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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.