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Mini-MBA Focuses on IoT Impact on Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/19/2015   Post a comment
Value supply chains are looking for qualified talent with knowledge on today's organizational structure, the latest technological developments, and processes that will shape the next-generation supply chain. Rutgers Business School Executive Education new Mini-MBA aims to provide those skills.
Millennials in Supply Chain: How to Attract, Train & Prepare Successful Leaders
Abe Eshkenazi  
11/9/2015   (2) comments
Supply chain professionals know that the job is challenging and rewarding, but we have to do more to get the word out to those just coming into the workforce.
EBN@C-Level: Arrow Electronics' Tim Kolbus Talks About Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/5/2015   Post a comment
Tim Kolbus, vice president of Global Logistics Services at Arrow Electronics gives us his thoughts on supply chain strategy—and to hear about how Arrow is tackling this important topic, from hiring the right people to choosing the right technologies.
9 Ways to Lower the Heat in an Angry Customer Interaction
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/23/2015   Post a comment
Take some tips from customer service experts to smooth out interactions when an internal customer is unhappy or complaining about some supply chain headache.
Top 15 Supply Chain Universities
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/19/2015   (2) comments
Whether trying to find education to further an existing supply chain career, to gather skills to make a mid-career move into supply chain, or to start on the path to getting an undergraduate supply chain degree, prospective students have a wealth of options from which to choose. Here's a look at the favorites of hiring organizations.
Chief Procurement Officer: 10 Lessons on Leadership
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/14/2015   Post a comment
The role of the chief procurement officer is evolving quickly and taking a strategic position within the organization. Leading procurement pros weigh in on what the new world of the CPO looks like.
Cross-Train Employees to Maintain Productivity
George Henning  
10/9/2015   Post a comment
Training employees to handle more than one job provides flexibility in the face of shifting requirements.
For Exceptional Manufacturing Service, Hire Those Who Served
Shannon Bisping  
10/7/2015   Post a comment
With a predicted shortage of manufacturing and supply chain talent, organizations should look to the wealth of talent available from our retired military veterans.
Procurement’s Continued Evolution: Strategic Opportunities for OEMs
Lisa Ann Cairns  
9/30/2015   Post a comment
A recent survey uncovers new opportunities for electronics OEMs when they work to extend procurement’s scope to be more strategic and collaborative with suppliers and within the organization.
Will Analytics Render Old-Fashioned Job Interviews Obsolete?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/29/2015   Post a comment
Increased reliance on analytics may edge out traditional job interviews, at least if we are to believe some experts.
APICS Launches New Career Center to Advance Growth Opportunities for Supply Chain Professionals
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2015   Post a comment
New tool provides APICS members with a library of career advice and personalized career coaching; easily connects job seekers with employers to address.
9 Secrets to Being the Good Cop of Vendor Relationships
Brad Knight  
9/1/2015   Post a comment
I was brought up to respect my elders and be polite and I have tried to maintain a courteous approach throughout my life. Sometimes, though, when I observe the relationship between purchasers and their outsourced vendors, I wonder how we can move courtesy from a perceived luxury to a must have relationship tool.
ERA Names New CEO
EBN Newswire  
8/27/2015   (1) 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.
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.
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.
Wearable Impact & Health Monitor Wins element14’s Sudden Impact Challenge

EBN Newswire  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
“Sudden Impact” asked 12 engineers to develop wearable solutions aimed at preventing sports injuries.
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.
Measure Career Advancement by Blowing Your Mind
Ransom Stephens  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
If you can possibly finagle this opportunity, do it right now!
Supply Management Professionals Have More Time to Reward the Industry’s Future Leaders
EBN Newswire  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
By Popular Demand, ThomasNet and ISM Extend “30 Under 30” Deadline to October 30, 2015
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.
MakerBot CEO: 3D Printing Going Mainstream
Curtis Franklin Jr  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
Jonathan Jaglom is the new CEO of MakerBot. He comes to the job with strong views of how 3D printing will change the consumer and enterprise markets.
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?
Avnet Electronics Marketing Names Kevin Yapp Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   (1) comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) announced that it has named Kevin Yapp as senior vice president of digital transformation, effective immediately.

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.
Battery Startup Gets Ex-Fab Exec
Jessica Lipsky  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Albany battery startup BessTech announced that Doug Grose, former CEO of GlobalFoundries, has joined the company as its chief technology officer. Grose retired from GlobalFoundries and served as CEO for three years
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.
Call2Recycle Names Tim Michaels Managing Director of Operations
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Fortune 10 Manager Brings More Than 15 Years of Domestic and International 
Operations Experience to National Battery Stewardship Organization
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.
EBN@C-Level: Talking about Supply Chain with John Kern, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/8/2015   (2) comments
In an effort to learn from the leaders, EBN sat down with John Kern, senior vice president, supply chain operations at Cisco to find out what the company is doing that puts its supply chain ahead of the pack.
Defining Leadership for the Tech Industry
Puga Sankara  
7/3/2015   Post a comment
The technology sector needs more leaders--but first we have to understand what leadership really is.
Tech Industry Needs to Call for Multicultural Leaders
Puga Sankara  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Today, in the technology space, we seem to be sorely lacking leaders. It's time to start making sure that individual contributors have an understanding of how to move up in the organization.
Sometimes All You Need is a Non-Team Player
Frank Cavallaro  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
In order to get the largest pool of qualified applicants, leave “teamwork” out of the job description.
Li Tong Group (LTG) Names Linda Li Chief Strategy Officer
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Widely recognized expert tapped to oversee new markets, continued growth, research and development and investor relations.
Advance, Achieve, Succeed with the New Institute for Supply Management Mastery Model
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
New global standards of excellence outline the path to success as the profession evolves.
Riverwood Solutions Appoints Pat Meagher to Lead New Product Realization Services Group
EBN Newswire  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
Company unveils new service to navigate businesses through hardware development cycle, dramatically improving performance, quality, cost, and time-to-market for new products.
Luring Gen Z Workers Over the Generation Gap
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs need to start looking at the horizon and making moves to attract Millenial and Generation Z workers to fill a growing gap in the workforce.
The Supplier Strategic Sourcing Process Explained
Kelly Barner  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
While people may talk about the procurement process, the procurement discipline actually encompasses a number of different processes. They include spend analysis, supplier relationship management, and contract management, just to name a few.
Manufacturing Day 2015 Plans Off to a Strong Start
EBN Newswire  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Fueled by record setting participation last year, a wealth of activities are in the works for Manufacturing Day 2015, scheduled for October 2, the fourth annual industry grassroots event that’s celebrated across North America.
element14 Community kicks off new design competition – The Vertical Farming Challenge 

EBN Newswire  
6/2/2015   Post a comment
15 individuals will use technology to create IoT-enabled indoor farms.
ThomasNet & ISM Celebrate the Supply Chain Industry’s Future Leaders
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6/2/2015   Post a comment
Building on Success, Organizations Re-launch “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Recognition Program
Tradeshift Appoints Jigish Avalani To New Position of President and COO
EBN Newswire  
5/6/2015   Post a comment
Former Concur / SAP Executive To Lead Global Platform Expansion
American Society of Transportation and Logistics to Merge with APICS
EBN Newswire  
5/6/2015   Post a comment
Combination Extends Expertise of Global Leader in Supply Chain Research, Education and Certification Programs
5 Ways to Plug the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Logical Link  
5/5/2015   Post a comment
Electronics, like the automotive industry, is facing a looming worker shortage. By applying smart strategies now, electronics OEMs can start to close the gap.
Spend Matters Names the Rising Stars, Must-Know Firms in Procurement, Supply Chain Management
EBN Newswire  
4/24/2015   Post a comment
Spend Matters has released the 2015 Spend Matters Almanac, including the 50 Providers to Watch and 50 Providers to Know lists.
Mac Blythe Joins AccuSpec as President
EBN Newswire  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
Mac Blythe joins AccuSpec as president.
New Supply Chain Management Degree Program
EBN Newswire  
4/20/2015   Post a comment
Effective for the fall 2015 Semester, HFC will launch a new associate degree program in Supply Chain Management (SCM) and a new SCM Technician Certificate through its Business and Computer Technology Division.
Avnet Announces Winners of 10th Annual Avnet Tech Games
EBN Newswire  
4/14/2015   Post a comment
STEM-based competition awards $31,000 in scholarships to college students.
Women in Manufacturing: Building a Path the Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/14/2015   (6) comments
A new study looks at the gender gap in the manufacturing sector--and suggests some ways of glosing that gap.
RFMW Announces Director of Operations – Sales & Product Management
EBN Newswire  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
RFMW, Ltd. announced that Josh Levine has been promoted to the position of Director of Operations - Sales and Product Management.
Mothers of Innovation: 12 Women Engineers and Scientists to Know
Suzanne Deffree  
3/30/2015   (6) comments
Here are 12 women engineers and scientists who many likely will not know but should for their significant contributions to engineering, science, technology and mathematics.
Arrow’s Cathy Morris Again Named to Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Cathy Morris, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Arrow Electronics was named to the National Diversity Council’s 2015 “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” list.
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.
Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe  
3/2/2015   Post a comment
EE Times bids farewell to the actor who inspired many to become engineers and scientists.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Laura Dearborn Sterns, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/23/2015   Post a comment
Millenial worker Laura Dearborn Stearns is making a name for herself in the electronics supply chain for her big data expertise. We asked her to give us her take on the industry.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Brian Dean, General Dynamics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/18/2015   (1) 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.
H-1B Overhaul Increases U.S. Dependence on Skilled Foreign Workers
At the Source  
2/16/2015   (8) 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.
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.
Serving Up a Supply Chain History Lesson
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/30/2015   Post a comment
Even though we didn't call it supply chain, the activities around manufacturing electronics based products have been around for decades. A quick look at this infographic will remind you of the long and illustrious history.
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.
Charlie Barnhart to Address EMS Management Council at IPC APEX 2015
EBN Newswire  
1/8/2015   Post a comment
Charlie Barnhart will be presenting at the EMS Management Council meeting at IPC APEX 2015 in San Diego on Monday, February 23, 2015
Meet a Mentor, Be a Mentor in 5 Minutes
Suzanne Deffree  
1/7/2015   (10) comments
Engineers see someone in need of a helping hand and step in, just like they would if a design needed help.
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
Year in Review: EBN's Top 10 Electronics Supply Chain Stories
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/31/2014   (7) comments
In 2014, EBN readers wanted to hear about the happenings of leading electronics organizations and new technologies. Further, staffing was and will remain a hot topic.
SmartTruck Systems Announces New Canadian Business Development Manager
EBN Newswire  
12/8/2014   Post a comment
SmartTruck Systems announced John Manchulenko as its new business development manager for its Canadian division.
Poor Planning & Lack of Staffing Threaten Manufacturing Growth
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/1/2014   (13) comments
Manufacturing is a growth industry, but a huge talent gap might slow things down, a new survey said.
The 10 Commandments of Attracting Millennials to Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/24/2014   (1) comment
Our industry doesn't have to be caught in the upcoming worker shortage. Start early, with these 10 easy rules, and attract the best and brightest workers of the millennial generation.
Michael Braun Joins L-com as Director of Supply Chain
EBN Newswire  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
L-com welcomes Michael Braun, who joins the company with over 20 years in the industry, to oversee purchasing and supply chain initiatives
Rutgers Business School Supply Chain Management Program Creates New Scholarship Opportunity
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Newark Economic Development Scholarship Program will help area Rutgers-bound students interested in careers in supply chain management
Professor Wants to Change Engineering Education
Martin Rowe  
11/5/2014   (2) comments
Prof. Mark Somerville of Olin College of Engineering explains the culture of engineering education and why it no longer works.
5 Most Common Social Media Problems & How Procurement Pros Can Solve Them
Peter Friedman  
11/5/2014   Post a comment
OEMs will increasingly turn to social media for both corporate branding and solid supply chain information.
Avnet Velocity’s Wade McDaniel to Present at IBF Business Forecasting & Planning: Best Practices Conference
EBN Newswire  
10/21/2014   Post a comment
Wade McDaniel, vice president of solutions architecture at Avnet Velocity, will present a session at the IBF Business Forecasting & Planning: Best Practices Conference.
Do Engineers Dream of Electric Sheep?
Karen Field  
10/21/2014   (1) comment
Frustration, confusion, and fear are among the most common themes that haunt engineers in their dreams, which are frequently centered on work and school.
Running the Life & Death Race of High-Tech Marketing
Savvy Tech Marketing  
10/17/2014   (5) comments
Wake-up call: Marketing isn't a leisurely walk in park, even if you are dominant in your market sector. There are competing brands in a hurry to grab your business.
What to Do When the Only Constant Is Change
Debra N. Eggeman  
10/10/2014   (2) comments
Manufacturers can look toward industry organizations for help in identifying trusted partners.
Slideshow: Top 10 Undergrad Supply Chain Programs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/6/2014   (6) comments
Supply chain management may not be the first thought of newly minted college freshmen, but it's a promising field, and there are plenty of excellent programs out there. Here's a look at the cream of the crop.
Maker Faire Meets the Big Apple
Jessica Lipsky  
10/3/2014   (12) comments
Hundreds of large companies, startups, maker spaces, and scientists converged at Maker Faire, held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Makers big and small came with curiosity to play with hundreds of projects.
TTI, Inc. Announces Local Hiring Event for Sales Professionals
EBN Newswire  
9/26/2014   Post a comment
The company plans to host a hiring event for sales professionals. By appointment only
Slideshow: Where Have All the Tech Women Gone?
Susan Fourtané  
9/16/2014   (31) comments
Unfortunately, in the 21st century, the technology world remains dominated by men. Tech giants from LinkedIn to Intel grade their own paper on gender equality.
The People Who Created Our Jobs
Martin Rowe  
9/1/2014   (1) comment
When it comes to creating the engineering jobs of today, we need to thank the likes of Ohm, Faraday, Henry, and many others.
Outsourcing Mistakes: 4 Errors Companies Make
Shane O'Neill  
8/27/2014   (11) comments
Here's a look at the control freaks, blame games, and other misguided steps companies take when they attempt to build a better business through IT outsourcing.
So Much Work, So Little Time for Engineers
Karen Field  
8/20/2014   (3) comments
For years, electrical engineers have helped build technologies that increase productivity. So, why do so many engineers report that they don’t have enough time for projects?
Technology in the Engineering Classroom
Ben Zimmer  
8/19/2014   (6) comments
For engineering departments, there’s an overwhelming need to prepare students for the real world, but outfitting classrooms with the latest technology is expensive. What should universities do?
Woz Riffs on Watches, Engineering
Rick Merritt  
8/7/2014   (5) comments
The Apple co-founder and overall tech guru offered up his thoughts on the current state of smartwatches, IoT, and engineering, at this week’s Flash Memory Summit.
The Big Job of Social Media in Business
Savvy Tech Marketing  
7/3/2014   (17) comments
You have to be on social media! At least, that's the current battle cry. But it's better to skip it altogether than do it wrong.
Procurement Skills Increasingly Critical to Supply Chain
At the Source  
7/2/2014   (6) comments
Increasingly, purchasing is becoming an even more strategic part of supply chain activities. It can make the profession challenging, but the potential benefits are clear.
9 Secrets of Good Online Video Interviews
Mark Shapiro  
6/27/2014   (22) comments
In the past, meetings happened in meeting rooms, and sometimes on a phone call. Now, there's a new venue of choice: video. Video Skype, Google Hangouts, and others provide a great tool to create video interviews... when used strategically.
Digi-Key Employees Advance Education & Employment Opportunities Through Technical Scholarship Program
EBN Newswire  
6/26/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation announced seven recipients of the 2014 Technical Scholarship
CNC Machinist Skills Gap Speaks Volumes About US Manufacturing
At the Source  
5/30/2014   (7) comments
The pool of CNC operators is scarce, and demand is on the rise. It's time for industry and educators to team up and fill the gap.
The Hackaday Prize
Steve Taranovich  
5/23/2014   (12) comments
The Hackaday Prize boasts the richest and most compelling prize pool ever available to hardware hackers, including a trip into space.
The Not-So-Secret Way to Get a High-Tech Whitepaper Home Run
Mark Shapiro  
5/16/2014   (6) comments
Whitepapers have the potential to be a win-win-win scenario. Potential customers get a good education, media outlets get something to publish, and the high-tech author gets some good exposure.
The Talent Pinch
Logical Link  
5/9/2014   (5) comments
We've got a missing link in the supply chain -- the availability of skilled and trained workers. If we don't close the gap, the cost will be sobering.
ThomasNet.com & ISM to Recognize Millennials in Supply Chain Industry
EBN Newswire  
5/6/2014   Post a comment
ThomasNet.com and the Institute for Supply Management’s “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” program honors up-and-coming professionals
Build a Grandma-Friendly Pitch for Your Electronics Product Launch
Mark Shapiro  
4/25/2014   (7) comments
You have done your research. Your web site is ready to launch. You product is rock steady and works. But are YOU ready to tell the world?
Logistics: Breaking Down the Brotherhood
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/11/2014   (14) comments
More than any other field in the supply chain, logistics has the poorest track record in attracting and retaining women. Let's try to understand why.
Use PR to Help Launch Your Tech Startup
Mark Shapiro  
4/11/2014   (10) comments
Good PR practices can take a well-designed and well-made electronics product to the next level.
Leverage Female Talent for 21st Century Supply Chain Success
Susan Fourtané  
3/27/2014   (17) comments
In 2014 and beyond, the supply chain needs more female talent management.
Will 'Makers' Change Shenzhen?
Junko Yoshida  
3/25/2014   (6) comments
Yang Yang, founder of RPTechWorks, who teaches how to build 3D printers and sells them, believes that "labor intensive" Shenzhen, China, will eventually become a city known for fast prototyping with "shortened development cycles."
Stop Surfing the Learning Curve
Caleb Kraft  
3/22/2014   (7) comments
Stop surfing the learning curve and develop a skill. You're just postponing your own advancement.
Infographic: Understand the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/21/2014   (23) comments
Successful organizations need to proactively cultivate leadership skills in supply chain management.

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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!
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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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