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Transportation Insight Again Named to G75 Award for Top Green Supply Chain Partners
EBN Newswire  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
Transportation Insight, a leading global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, announces the company received the Inbound Logistics G75 Award for top green supply chain partners for the third consecutive year.
The Need for a SC Chain Risk Officer
Judith M. Myerson  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
The need for a chief supply chain risk officer to govern and manage the enterprise's supply chain risk management plan is growing. Here's why it makes sense.
Building a Maker Nation with a 3D Carver in Every School
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2016   (1) comment
To get the well trained professionals we need, we need to get kids involved and interested in science, technology and math early. One tech company is taking that mandate seriously.
Panama Canal’s $5.3 Billion Upgrade Promises Faster & Cheaper Shipping
B. Cameron Gain  
6/20/2016   (1) comment
In the long term, the global electronics supply chain should benefit from the expansion of the Panama Canal.
Guard the Supply Chain from Social Engineering
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/17/2016   Post a comment
Social engineering attacks can be costly and hard to detect, especially for supply chain professionals.
Teamwork: Critical & Achievable for the Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
6/17/2016   Post a comment
Good teamwork makes everyone perform better. It's important to understand that success goes beyond the individual.
3 Ways 3D Printing Saves Energy for OEMs
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2016   (1) comment
3D printing itself can result in less energy expended over the supply chain.
Barcelona to Host First Industrial 3D Printing Congress
Pablo Valerio  
6/16/2016   Post a comment
Barcelona will be hosting a 3D printing event that will explore the potential of the technology.
Usefulness Trumps Cool in Medical Design Innovation
Rob Spiegel  
6/15/2016   Post a comment
Want to create a medical device that will also find real success? Better find something useful rather than just spectacular.
Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies: Reminders from Japan
Lisa Ann Cairns  
6/15/2016   Post a comment
The recent Japan disaster highlights ongoing issues of visibility into sub-tiers of the global electronics supply chain, there are new solutions available leveraging data sharing and supply chain mapping.
Apple's Swift Playgrounds Teaches Kids to Code
Chris Wiltz  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
Apple has announced a new iPad app aimed at teaching kids its Swift coding language for iOS devices.
Apple Inventory Slash Felt by the Supply Chain (For Now)
B. Cameron Gain  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
Apple has a down quarter, and suppliers across the supply chain get concerned. Analysts say the drop may be brief and surmountable.
The Future of the Auto: Connected, Autonomous & Electric
Pablo Valerio  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
The race to autonomous vehicles is on and everyone agrees the future is on 100% electric vehicles. The supply chain will need to adapt.
IPhone Deal Would Boost Intel
Rick Merritt  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
Growing reports say Apple will use Intel LTE chips in iPhone 7 handsets for AT&T, a deal which could propel Intel into third place in mobile basebands.
15 Crowd-Pleasing IoT Product & Platform Wins
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2016   (2) comments
Innovators are working hard to make the big predictions for the IoT market come true. In recent months, these IoT projects all received greater than 100% funding on their chosen crowd sourcing site.
The Power of Mobile in B2B Commerce
Chip House  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
As electronic suppliers become more digitally focused and available, it’s essential for B2B companies to keep mobile top-of-mind.
From the Moon to Mars: Space Exploration’s Rich Past and Uncertain Future
Suzanne Deffree  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
A Space Shuttle veteran and International Space Station mission commander speaks with Design News about the past achievements of and future viability of US space exploration, why man hasn’t walked on Mars yet, and the role of commercial spaceflight.
Omnichannel Drives Supply Chain Digitization
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
The increased expectations of consumers, combined with the availability of ubiquitous technology, are changing the way today's electronics supply chains function.
Preventing Overbuilding & Cloning in the Global Electronics Supply Chain
Tim Morin  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
Overbuilding is a looming threat to the global electronics supply chain. Overbuilding of electronic systems can be particularly damaging.
B2Bi & Collaboration Support Supply Chain Improvements
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/9/2016   Post a comment
Business to business electronic integration (B2Bi) platforms that support and enhance collaboration are joining the list of must-have technologies.
Avoid Disaster through Supply Chain Risk Management
Judith M. Myerson  
6/9/2016   (1) comment
To better prepare for disruptions, many OEMs have turned to enterprise risk management (ERM) to proactively detect, prevent and mitigate risks in the supply chain with a focus on deep tier suppliers.
Forces Driving Semi Mergers & Acquisitions
Walden Rhines  
6/8/2016   (2) comments
The driving force for consolidation is typically the efficiencies achieved through economies of scale with larger volume. Not so with the semiconductor industry.
Amazon’s Increased Logistics Presence Ups Industry Ante
Jodi Burrows  
6/8/2016   Post a comment
Amazon's recent moves in the logistic industry are sending ripples that affect supply chain and electronics companies alike.
Cutting Recalls with Big Data
Rob Spiegel  
6/7/2016   Post a comment
The value of product data grows when it’s captured across the product’s life, from early design through manufacturing and onto its life with the end user. Along the way, outside data can be gathered from suppliers and distributors. The goal is to capture enough data to identify and correct problems at the earliest possible moment.
3-Step Sustainability Framework Points to Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/7/2016   Post a comment
Organizations have a significant opportunity to create environmental change, and making those changes will ultimately create stronger and more sustainable businesses.
The Big Cost of Fast & Free in Logistics
Frank Cavallaro  
6/7/2016   Post a comment
In the race to get consumers their orders at ever-increasing pace, shippers and retailers try to mitigate the financial impact.
Arrow & Indiegogo Partner to Accelerate IoT Startups
Chris Wiltz  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
A new partnership between global electronics supplier Arrow and Indiegogo, one of the largest crowfunding platforms, is looking to give the little guys a shot at innovating in the IoT space.
Enable Supply Chain Security Through an Authentication Data Network
Michael Schuldenfrei  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
Inadvertent use of recycled, refurbished, or re-marked components can result in significant business risk for a manufacturer’s customers. Technology can help.
IBM to Donate Cognitive Analytics/Learning
R. Colin Johnson  
6/3/2016   Post a comment
IBM promises to donate a key element of its cognitive analytics and machine learning software suite to the open-source community.
A Peek at the Connected Car Platform Revolution
Mike Heald  
6/3/2016   Post a comment
Connected cars are hot--and there's potential to bring all sorts of other connected technologies into the ecosystem.
The Discipline of Daily Inventory Counts Enhance Distribution Center Culture
Puga Sankara  
6/3/2016   Post a comment
Technology and processes are the one-two punch needed to take a disorganized dumpy warehouse into its full potential. Workers need to be disciplined about doing things just right.
Globalfoundries Expands into Chinese Wafer Fab
Peter Clarke  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
U.S.-based foundry plans to upgrade an existing semiconductor facility in inland China to run some of its processes on 300mm-diameter wafers.
The Growth of Hybrid Offshore Supply Chains in Electronics Manufacturing
Tom Hennessey  
6/2/2016   (1) comment
Today, pure offshoring or reshoring initiatives rarely meet the needs of OEMs and EMS. Instead, a hybrid approach may allow these manufacturers to capture the best of both worlds.
New Battleground Arises for Communication & Technology
Mike Heald  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
Business ecosystem vs. business ecosystem: that's where business is won and lost in today's world. Will yours be victorious?
3 Industrial IoT Pain Points OEMs Face Today
Susan Fourtané  
6/1/2016   Post a comment
Industrial IoT workers are not being trained as robustly as the high-skill jobs resulting from new technologies initiatives demand.
10 Drones You Want to Own
Brian Dipert  
5/31/2016   Post a comment
Drones are the hottest thing in consumer electronics at the moment, and they're increasingly inexpensive as more suppliers enter the market, so...
Exploring the Whys of Medical Device Manufacturing in Mexico
Scott Stanley  
5/31/2016   Post a comment
Mexico has become a central hub for manufacturing. With its low cost of labor, skilled workforce, and close proximity to the U.S. as compared to that of China, outsourcing to Mexico just makes sense for U.S. businesses.
Offshore Sourcing: Balancing Cost Savings & Risk
Thomas Smiley  
5/30/2016   Post a comment
It's really important to balance the potential cost savings of offshoring manufacturing against the considerable risk of failure.
10 Military Robots of the Future
Elizabeth Montalbano  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
These futuristic military robots will help soldiers and other military personnel better perform their duties.
Digitization Tops the List of Supply Chain Priorities
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/27/2016   (1) comment
Most organizations are focused on leveraging advanced technologies, such as the Internet of Things and big data, to create a quicker and more agile supply chain.
'French Steve Jobs' & His Teacherless School
Junko Yoshida  
5/26/2016   Post a comment
The shortage of skilled software engineers is real globally. It took a French billionaire to develop a blueprint for the “school of the future.”
Amazon’s Air Freight Business: Implications for Shippers & Carriers
Scott Nelson  
5/26/2016   Post a comment
When Amazon does something, people sit up and take notice. Now, Amazon is taking aim at logistics services. Here's a look at the implications of that.
Cyber Risk Regulation: Unlocking the Mystery of its Effects on the Supply Chain
Pamela Passman  
5/26/2016   Post a comment
Organizations are facing a rising tide of cybersecurity regulation, but there are ways to effectively navigate the requirements.
3 Ways to Supercharge Operational Performance
Malysa O'Connor  
5/25/2016   Post a comment
To sustain profitability in the supply chain, it’s imperative to implement processes designed to meet the needs of your customers.
Understanding the Growing Rift between Procurement & Marketing
Somdipto Ghosh  
5/25/2016   Post a comment
The reason for discomfort (and hence the debate) between procurement and marketing arises due to a lack of understanding of each other’s roles.
'High Automation' Autonomous Cars on Roads by 2020
Charles Murray  
5/24/2016   Post a comment
Self-driving automotive technology took a big step forward this week as NXP Semiconductors rolled out a pizza-box-sized module called BlueBox that it says will bring production-level, “high automation” to the roads by 2020.
Use Supply Chain to Predict Consumer Demand
Jesse Laver  
5/24/2016   Post a comment
The next phase in supply chain management involves shifting to proactive management by taking a “big data” approach to consumer demand in which the supply chain plays a pivotal role.
Google’s Daydream is Silicon Reality
Rick Merritt  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
A Qualcomm graphics expert gave insight into work on mobile virtual reality in Android that is about to emerge from the lab.
2016 Top 25 Global Franchised Distributors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
The global franchised distributors that remain in the race in 2016 have remained largely the same, with only one or another dropping back a pace or two.
EBN@C-Level: Digi-Key's President & COO Dave Doherty Talks Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
We recently sat down for a chat with Dave Doherty, president at Digi-Key to get his thoughts on what direction he plans to take Digi-Key, as well as how the electronics distribution business and industry are evolving.
America II Moves into Franchised Distribution World
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
America II is quickly moving away from its roots in independent distribution to fmake a place for itself in the franchised electronics distribution landscape.
Graphics Rivals in Epic Battle
Rick Merritt  
5/20/2016   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia go head-to-head this year in a rare battle of new GPUs, memory types and processes, says a veteran scorekeeper.
Never Overlook MRO & the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/20/2016   Post a comment
It's critical not to overlook indirect spend as a strategic activity for the supply chain as a place to streamline the supply chain and save cost.
Designing User-Friendly Systems: Not as Easy as It Sounds
Puga Sankara  
5/20/2016   Post a comment
Too often, IT gets sidetracked by feature-rich and dazzling technologies. Users, on the other hand, just want to get their jobs done--and they are best suited to deciding what features are helpful and which are not.
Navigating the Upcoming Maelstrom of Data-Filled Used Products
Irv Grossman  
5/19/2016   Post a comment
The Internet of Things is set to explode. In this new era, OEMs are going to be faced with managing reverse logistics for more different products than ever before.
Nokia's Brand Goes to Startup With $500 Million Plan
Peter Clarke  
5/18/2016   Post a comment
A startup, formed to takeover the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablet computers, said it intends to spend $500 million marketing Nokia as an Android-based mobile device over the next three years.
Specialty Electronics Distributors Up Customer Confidence, UBM Survey Said
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/18/2016   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study, an annual ranking based on perceptions by supply chain, corporate, and design executives, provides a close look at how customers rate the performance of major electronics distributors.
prpl Security Group & Imperas Address IoT Security Challenges via Multi-Domain Virtualization
The prpl Palette  
5/18/2016   Post a comment
Imperas is supporting the definition of a new open security framework for deploying secured and authenticated virtualized services in the Internet of Things (IoT) and related emerging markets.
Master Electronics & Anderson Power Products Sign Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
Master Electronics announced a distribution partnership with Anderson Power Products.
APICS Introduces Enterprise Accessibility to Global Supply Chain Framework Through Software AG Strategic Partnership
EBN Newswire  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
New exclusive global partnership optimizes supply chain processes to lower organizational costs and boost customer satisfaction.
APICS Announces Enhanced Corporate Offering at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2016
EBN Newswire  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
The APICS for Business implementation approach is designed to help companies elevate performance and develop talent to achieve supply chain excellence.
Is the Mid-Range Smartphone a Compromise?
Jim McGregor  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
What level phone should you buy if mid-range phones now sport premium-level features? A thorough testing and comparison of Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy A9, and Huawei Mate 8 may surprise you.
Environmental Compliance: Streamlining the Regulatory Process for Manufacturers
Chuck Cimalore  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
Manufacturers must comply with a multitude of regulations that can have a major impact on their business processes and success. Good practices are key to success.
What Apple Gains by Sinking $1B into Didi
Junko Yoshida  
5/16/2016   (1) comment
Apple’s $1 billion investment in China’s leading ride-hailing service company Didi Chuxing is surprising but it makes one thing clear: “It tips Apple’s hand. Apple is developing driverless cars,” said an analyst.
The Disruptor of My Disruptor is My Friend
Phillip Diao  
5/16/2016   (1) comment
It's time for retailers to get wiser about the ways that they are working to weather the supply chain storms for the next decade and beyond.
Terrorism & Oil Prices Impact Global Supply Chain Resilience
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/13/2016   Post a comment
Released earlier this week, the 2016 FM Global Resilience Index ranks of countries’ business resilience to supply chain disruption.
Google Alphabet’s Boston Dynamics on the Block
Puga Sankara  
5/13/2016   Post a comment
Automation has recently become the Holy Grail in many businesses including electronics manufacturing. It may be time to slow down and consider the ramifications of these new technologies. It may not be the panacea we think it is.
DoD Reorgs Silicon Valley Outpost
Rick Merritt  
5/12/2016   Post a comment
U.S. Defense Secretary named a slate of tech execs from companies such as Apple and Google to help lead his Silicon Valley outpost, DIUx.
3 Keys to Controlling Quality in Offshore Electronics Manufacturing
Thomas Smiley  
5/12/2016   Post a comment
In dealing with electronics offshoring, customers often feel that they can't control product quality. However, you do have more control than you might think.
NXP Takes Auto Chip Vendor Crown
Peter Clarke  
5/11/2016   Post a comment
Following its takeover of Freescale, NXP Semiconductor has been declared the leading automotive chip vendor for 2015 by market research firm Strategy Analytics.
Preparing for the Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape
Pamela Passman  
5/11/2016   Post a comment
The cyber risk landscape is evolving and companies need to prepare in specific ways for a more connected and complex environment.
North American Electronics Business Slowdown Slows and Some Signs are Positive
Latest Research  
5/10/2016   (1) comment
Printed circuit board (PCB) shipments was the one North American industry sector in this analysis that showed signs of growth in March.
Nucleus Research Issues 2016 Value Matrix for Supply Chain Design
Latest Research  
5/10/2016   Post a comment
Adaptability of supply chain assessment tools accelerates new operational efficiencies to distribution networks.
ECIA Reports Q1 CY16 Distribution Component Sales Up 2.4% Compared to Q4 CY15
Latest Research  
5/10/2016   Post a comment
Distribution reported component sales in North America for Q1 CY 2016 up 2.4% compared to Q4 CY 2015.
Container Carriers ‘Unhinged’ from World’s Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
5/10/2016   (1) comment
Instead of adding capacity, container carriers should be working together to find long-term solutions to the industry-wide capacity glut conundrum.
Public Display Unit Shipments and Revenue on the Rebound, IHS Says
Latest Research  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
According to the latest research from IHS Technology, public display shipments and revenue will rebound in 2016, as regional economies recover and more large projects are installed. In fact, unit shipments of public displays are expected to grow 9.3 percent year over year, reaching approximately 3 million units in 2016.
Newark element14, Eaton Launch New Custom Switch Design Service
EBN Newswire  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
Value-added service allows industrial engineers to design, order personalized rocker switches without minimum order requirement.
ECIA & ERA Host Regional Business Intelligence and Networking Event
EBN Newswire  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
`The 2016 Regional Series event in Boston is jointly presented by ECIA and ERA, trade associations for the electronic components industry, and will be held at the Marriott Boston Newton Thursday, June 9.
Newark element14 Adds Omron Safety Tools & Solutions to Product Portfolio
EBN Newswire  
5/9/2016   (1) comment
Safety interlock switch, limit switch, light curtain, relay, controller and free GOTCHA STICK among newly available items.
Asteelflash Mexico Receives Automotive ISO/TS 16949 Certification
EBN Newswire  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
Asteelflash group expands its electronic manufacturing services expertise with a global footprint targeted to automotive.
Holding off the Hedge: One CEO's Story
Junko Yoshida  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
Although the Marvell and IDT’s circumstances at the time of Starboard’s attacks greatly differ, separating the two is the human factor. Ted Tewksbury, who was IDT’s CEO in 2012, played a crucial role by staying on at IDT.
EBN@C-Level: A Conversation About the Shifting Supply Chain World with ON Semiconductor's Brent Wilson
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Brent Wilson, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain Operations and Procurement at ON Semiconductor to talk about the evolution of the company's supply chain strategy.
7 Creative Ways to Convey the Value of Environment, Health & Safety to Tech Execs
Pamela J. Gordon  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
Here's some hard won wisdom from EHS and sustainability managers working at world’s largest tech companies about getting leadership on board with environmental, health and safety compliance.
Embracing the Digital Enterprise
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/6/2016   Post a comment
The capabilities of the digital enterprise are remaking the way that electronics OEMs are designing, building, and transporting products.
Technology or Process: Find the Shortest Road to Efficiency & Productivity
Puga Sankara  
5/6/2016   Post a comment
Supply chain managers need to be very careful when evaluating new tools and technology to deploy in their supply chain.
Will Intel's Drone Chips Fly?
Junko Yoshida  
5/5/2016   Post a comment
Something about Intel’s drone efforts reminds me of Intel’s past stumbles in the mobile SoC market. Is Intel flying into the drone market from the wrong angle?
3 Trends Shaping Supply Chain Tech This Year
Scott Slinker  
5/5/2016   Post a comment
The right technology can make or break a supply chain. Here's a look at some of the biggest tech trends that OEMs can expect.
Expanding Business Models of Contract Manufacturers Improve OEM Profitability
Gelston Howell  
5/5/2016   Post a comment
Smart OEMs find that there are a variety of business benefits to collaborating with an integrated manufacturing solutions partner.
$40B Power Management Market Ripe for Innovation
Patrick Mannion  
5/4/2016   (1) comment
Incumbent suppliers of power-management ICs have an opportunity to greatly improve efficiency and integration, or lose market to rising stars.
Counting the Hidden Costs of Off Shoring
Thomas Smiley  
5/4/2016   (1) comment
Sending a product offshore for manufacture can offer a huge upside, but also presents some very real risks. Hidden costs can be the biggest potential pitfall.
Microchip, Micrel CEOs Duel Over Deal
Rick Merritt  
5/3/2016   Post a comment
Micrel and Microchip CEOs came to loggerheads over the extent of layoffs after a recent acquisition.
Disney Extends the Magic in the Kingdom with IoT
TechMergers  
5/3/2016   (2) comments
Disney's Magic Band, a $1 billion undertaking, offers great real-world example of how a company can use IoT to both grow revenue and increase efficiency.
From Federated Solutions to Multipolar Markets: Reframing the Global Electronics Supply Chain
Lisa Ann Cairns  
5/3/2016   Post a comment
The rise in federated ecosystems and multipolar markets is rooted in rapid urbanization, which, in turn, is reshaping the global supply chain.
Intel to Exit Mobile SoC Business
Junko Yoshida  
5/2/2016   Post a comment
As it proceeds with a massive restructuring plan announced earlier this month, Intel will exit the smartphone and tablet mobile SoC business by ending its struggling Atom chip product line. Intel is likely to keep its modem team.
Spring Cleaning: 6 Ways to Refresh Your Supply Chain Operations
Steve Rice  
5/2/2016   Post a comment
Here are a few tips and strategies for “cleaning house” to achieve greater end-to-end supply chain visibility, drive operational efficiencies, and increase customer loyalty.
Indian Fabs, the Free Market and Central Planning
Peter Clarke  
4/29/2016   Post a comment
Over the next year there will be an interesting test of two opposites in political thinking applied to the creation of wafer fabs.
Amazon: the Next Big Electronics Supply Chain Gorilla?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/29/2016   Post a comment
Will Amazon be a boon or a blight to the electronics industry? Does this e-commerce gorilla make you feel concerned?
T.J. Rodgers Steps Down at Cypress
Junko Yoshida  
4/28/2016   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.’s CEO T.J. Rodgers will retire this week from the top position he held at the company he founded 34 years ago.
Contract Management Tools Remain in Early Days
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/28/2016   (2) comments
Electronics OEMs should put automated contract lifecycle management (CLM) at the top of their to-do list, though, to achieve high visibility, decrease risk, and streamline complex processes.
The Importance of Temperature Controlled Shipping for Electronics
Jim Holmes  
4/28/2016   Post a comment
For goods such as electronics, temperature control is vital but something that may not be top of mind.




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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.