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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.
Mouser Electronics Names Kleinjan VP of Americas Customer Service & Sales
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics announced that Coby Kleinjan has been named as Mouser’s Vice President of Americas Customer Service and Sales.
SMIC Names Haijun Zhao CEO
Dylan McGrath  
5/12/2017   (4) comments
COO moves up the ranks as Tzu-Yin Chiu steps down. Chiu will remain vice chairman of SMIC's board of directors.
The Smart Machine Age: Humans Need Not Apply
Puga Sankara  
5/12/2017   (3) comments
The smart machine age is coming and in some ways is here. People are going to need to work in new ways--complimentary to machines--to remain relevant.
Discrimination at Work Erodes Employee Effectiveness
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/12/2017   (1) comment
Workplace discrimination can wreak havoc on a business. In the high-tech world where supply chain pros are hard to find, it's important to address this problem to retain the best employees.
Marvell's New CTO Wants 'Culture of Innovation'
Rick Merritt  
5/8/2017   Post a comment
Neil Kim, the new CTO at troubled Marvell, spent an hour with EE Times at the end of his first week on the job, sharing his goals and views.
Pressure & Expectations Rise at Work
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/28/2017   (1) comment
Burnout is real. Smart organizations need to think about how to better manage employee stress.
5 Supply Chain Risk Pitfalls for Early-Stage Companies
Richard G. Weissman  
4/26/2017   (1) comment
Supply chain risk is around every corner, especially for a fledging small business.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Abhishek Dahiya, Dell
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/25/2017   (1) comment
We sat down with Abhishek Dahiya, global commodity management senior at Dell Technologies, to find out more about what this notable millennial thinks about the modern supply chain and the career potential of the field.
Find the Fire: Great Teams Need Passion
Puga Sankara  
4/21/2017   (5) comments
Every company needs people who have fire in their bellies. In the high-tech electronics space, though, the need is even more critical.
Managing the Complexity Paradigm Within Supply Chain
Abe Eshkenazi  
4/17/2017   (1) comment
What can supply chain executives do to find the right balance and manage complexity before it becomes overwhelming?
When Your Sweat Knows More about You…
Junko Yoshida  
4/14/2017   (1) comment
Lucio Lanza believes that billions of things, once connected, will eventually embody intelligence. The notion makes us feel a little uneasy.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Gerardo Cabrera, Flex
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/4/2017   Post a comment
EBN talked to Gerardo Cabrera, a global commodity manager at Flex in Guadalajara, Mexico, about what made this millenial professional go into supply chain work.
10 Rising Stars: Under 30s Shape the High-Technology Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/28/2017   (2) comments
One third of the winners of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars are working for leading technology, electronics, and logistics companies. Here's a look at how each is making a difference.
Tracking Needed Talent in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/17/2017   Post a comment
The talent shortage in the supply chain is real, but smart companies are helping their people learn the critical skills.
Put Out the Fire: Address Employee Burnout in Logistics
Malysa O'Connor  
3/16/2017   Post a comment
Logistics providers are especially vulnerable to employee turnover, but many overlook one of its most reliable predictors – employee burnout.
EBN @C-Level: Sager Shares 130 Years’ Worth of Distribution Wisdom
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/7/2017   Post a comment
To succeed in the long run, distributors need to both keep what works and evolve to meet new customer expectations. Frank Flynn, who heads Sager Electronics, shares the secrets to the company's success.
ClearMetal Welcomes Industry Luminary Ron Widdows to Advisory Board and Makes Key Sales Leadership Hire
EBN Newswire  
3/3/2017   Post a comment
ClearMetal Welcomes Industry Luminary Ron Widdows to Advisory Board and Makes Key Sales Leadership Hire
Barr Group’s 2017 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey Reveals Vulnerabilities in the IoT
Latest Research  
2/24/2017   (1) comment
Barr Group has released preliminary results from its 2017 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey.
Supply Chain Guru Jimmy Anklesaria Funds Rady School’s First Endowed Presidential Chair
EBN Newswire  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
Faculty chair in innovation and entrepreneurship created through the University of California’s Presidential Match for Endowed Chairs to recruit and retain top-flight faculty
TAKE Supply Chain Partners with the USC Marshall School of Business, Center for Global Supply Chain Management to Evaluate the Impact of Future State Technologies on Issues Facing Global Supply Chains
EBN Newswire  
2/23/2017   Post a comment
Innovative research program with the USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management will provide supply chain leaders with clear guidance on which emerging tools can bridge the gaps between traditional and digital supply chain processes at a fundamental level
Procurious & SOPO Launch Innovative Online Community Platform for Government Procurement Professionals
EBN Newswire  
2/13/2017   (1) comment
Procurious and SOPO Launch Innovative Online Community Platform for Government Procurement Professionals
Master Electronics Celebrates 50 Years n Business
EBN Newswire  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
Master Electronics is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.
Employee Math: When Two Plus Two is More than Four
Puga Sankara  
2/3/2017   (3) comments
The best teams have visionaries and detail people. When you do it right, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
IoT Contest Shows Security Gaps
Rick Merritt  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
Winning engineer plies open-source tools to demonstrate gaps in IoT security.
Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Announces Launch Pad Competition for Startups
EBN Newswire  
1/24/2017   Post a comment
Entrepreneurs Vie for Cash Award and Spotlight at Automate 2017
Are You Inadvertently Disengaging Your Workforce?
Malysa O'Connor  
1/24/2017   Post a comment
After an increased focus on employee engagement in 2016, distribution companies can stay on track with these key steps in 2017.
Move Over Humans: Bots are Just Better for Some Supply Chain Tasks
B. Cameron Gain  
1/16/2017   Post a comment
Machines can outperform humans for a growing number of supply chain-related management tasks. And, as technology advances, that will only become more true.
10 Supply Chain Infographics that Speak Louder than Words
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2017   (1) comment
We decided to look back at some of the most popular topics and graphics from the past year. This is a list of the most popular infographics on EBN in the past year.
10 Workplace Incentives that Promote Employee Retention
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2017   Post a comment
Organizations can save money and increase employee retention by offering better benefits. Here are ten suggestions to make it happen.
The Significance of Automation for the Future of Work
Aaron Continelli  
1/4/2017   (8) comments
The development of artificial intelligence (AI) is more significant than any advancement yet: not only can machines do tasks for us, they can make better decisions than we can. What does this mean for the workforce of the future?
4 New Year’s Supply Chain Resolutions: Smartphones, Analytics, Ergonomics, Environment
Samuel Mueller  
1/3/2017   Post a comment
There are a lot of exciting new supply chain developments in the areas of smartphones, analytics, ergonomics, and the environment. Now is a good time for supply chain professionals to set some New Year’s resolutions that are related to adopting them.
Emotional Investment Leads to Success
Puga Sankara  
12/23/2016   Post a comment
Are you emotionally invested in what you are doing? It is not just a secret to success, but also to a fulfilled life.
Continuing Education a Must for Supply Chain Professionals
Richard G. Weissman  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
There is just no excuse for not keeping up. Continuing education is available in many forms and from many sources.
25 Best Graduate Supply Chain Programs in North America
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
Leading universities are offering something for every situation from those who want to be full-time students to those who want to study long distance or on evenings and weekends.
Engage Employees in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/16/2016   (10) comments
Employee disengagement is a bigger problem than you may think. Here's a way to maximize your supply chain results by getting workers on their best behavior.
Envisioning the Future of Supply Chain
Abe Eshkenazi  
12/15/2016   Post a comment
One of the best ways to prepare for supply chain’s dynamic and exciting future is to examine the megatrends that are impacting, improving, and reshaping our industry.
Engaging Millennials: How to Get America’s Largest Workforce Invested, Retained & Performing to Full Potential
Karen Leland  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
Millennials are not only here to stay, but they are becoming a huge piece of the workforce. Keeping them engaged and interested is critical to business success.
Get the Right Generational Talent Mix
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Each generation is looking for something different in terms of compensation package. Finding the right employees starts with understanding the differences between Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Millennials.
Intel Snags Exec from ARM to Run IoT
Junko Yoshida  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
Intel will separate its nascent automotive team from the company’s IoT group. Previously, Intel’s IoT and automotive teams were bundled together under one big IoT tent. Intel also named ex-ARM executive Tom Lantzsch to head the company’s IoT branch.
Championing Staff Development in the Age of Lean
Richard G. Weissman  
11/30/2016   Post a comment
Employee training and development have become victims of shifting business conditions.
10 Ways to Woo Supply Chain Talent
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
Let people know that supply chain and logistics offer some great opportunities for a fulfilling career. It's time to close the talent gap.
ERA Welcomes TTI as Its Latest Global Distributor Member
EBN Newswire  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that TTI has joined ERA as a global distributor member.
Procurement Faces at Digital Tipping Point
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/28/2016   (2) comments
Technology trends are creating a new tipping point for procurement, in addition to offering new ways for the function to prove its worth.
Barcoding, Inc. to Hold Webinar, “How to Automate Logistics and Streamline Operations with RAIN RFID”
EBN Newswire  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
This webinar will cover the benefits companies gain from using RAIN RFID in their supply chain, the common use cases of RAIN RFID in transport and logistics and what is needed for a typical RAIN RFID deployment.
Storytelling: The Secret Weapon of Great Organizations
Puga Sankara  
10/14/2016   (1) comment
The stories of great people have the potential to inspire us to do great things with our lives… and in our organizations.
BrainChip Appoints Former Exar CEO to Lead Company
Peter Clarke  
10/10/2016   Post a comment
Louis DiNardo, formerly CEO of Exar Corp. has been appointed CEO of BrainChip Holdings Ltd., a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and the parent of BrainChip Inc. (Aliso Viejo, Calif.).
Get Yourself Named Procurement MVP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/10/2016   Post a comment
Every procurement should work to stand out as the most valuable player (MVP) in the organization. Here are a few tips on how to get started.
Predicting the Future of Electronic Design & Development
Shariq Toor  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
Current innovations, like 3D printing and the cloud may well be showing what’s in store for us in the future of design and development.
Curiosity: Building Success in the Organization
Puga Sankara  
9/23/2016   Post a comment
Curiosity builds the ability to concentrate on what is important and to continue to strive for success.
Build Your Procurement Career Muscle in Five Minutes a Day
Tania Seary  
9/19/2016   Post a comment
Making time for career development and training is absolutely critical. In order to get ahead, key-skills cannot be lacking.
Don’t be Frightened: It’s Just a Millennial
Richard G. Weissman  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
Millennials are one of the best things to hit the workplace in years. They are there, so it's time to embrace and support them.
Dell-EMC Names Channel Chief
Gary Hilson  
7/13/2016   Post a comment
John Byrne is aiming to combine the two organizations’ channel into one by the beginning of February next year
Ex-Lenovo CEO Takes Temporary Helm of Avnet
Gary Hilson  
7/12/2016   (1) comment
Technology distributor issues revised guidance for Q4 after sales plummet
The Millennial Shift and New Global Supply Chain Patterns
Lisa Ann Cairns  
7/8/2016   Post a comment
In the face of the changing dynamics along the global supply chain, the internal organization of companies is equally in a transformative period.
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.
Human Rights Watch Wants to Abolish Slave Labor in the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
Human Rights Watch says it is pressing governments worldwide to adopt policies to prevent what it says are rampant labor abuses in worldwide supply chains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Capturing Passion in the Supply Chain Profession
Puga Sankara  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
Are you a passionate supply chain professional? If so, there are ways to instill passion in the job you do.
'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.”
APICS Introduces Enterprise Accessibility to Global Supply Chain Framework Through Software AG Strategic Partnership
EBN Newswire  
5/17/2016   (2) comments
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.
T.J. Rodgers Steps Down at Cypress
Junko Yoshida  
4/28/2016   (3) comments
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.
The Art of Overcoming the Supply Chain Talent Shortage
Frank Cavallaro  
4/26/2016   (3) comments
Finding the right person for the job requires more than simply posting a job opening. Supply chain recruiter Rodney Apple shares his insights.
What’s Keeping Supply Chain Managers Awake at Night?
Abe Eshkenazi  
4/5/2016   Post a comment
Learning about what keeps supply chain managers up at night provides leaders with a unique opportunity to proactively tackle issues that could derail their supply chain in the future.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Debbi Wan, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/30/2016   (1) comment
EBN talked to Debbi Wan, strategic sourcing manager, Global Manufacturing Operations for Cisco Systems, about her experiences in the electronics supply chain, as well as for her advice on other young professionals who might want to enter the field.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Amy Georgi, Fluke Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/23/2016   (1) comment
Amy Georgi, a program manager in supply chain acquisitions and integrations with Fluke Electronics, shares her experiences in the global electronics supply chain.
Some of My Best Friends are Engineers
Philip Stoten  
3/22/2016   Post a comment
In the wake of National Engineers Week, which gave us days of inspirational quotes about, and from, those involved in engineering, let's give thanks for the work of engineers.
10 Rising Supply Chain Stars: Meet the Millennials Changing Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/10/2016   Post a comment
ThomasNet and the Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM) announced the winners of its 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program--and the electronics industry is well represented.
Avnet Names Chuck Delph President of Electronics Marketing Americas
EBN Newswire  
2/9/2016   Post a comment
Chuck Delph has been appointed president of Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) for the Americas region.
Leverage Video to Engage & Teach New Technology
Puga Sankara  
2/5/2016   (3) comments
Dry and monotonous user manuals are too boring to engage the average worker. Getting employees up to speed through the use of video is a better option.
Super Bowl & NFL Offer Supply Chain Wisdom
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/29/2016   Post a comment
The much-anticipated contract negotiations between the NFL and its athletes has the potential to highlight the importance of these types of talks in the electronics supply chain.
Getting Closure on the Gender Gap in Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/27/2016   (5) comments
Encouraging women to get involved in manufacturing may be one solid path to closing the looming employment gap.
Andrew S. Bryant to Retire from Arrow Electronics
EBN Newswire  
1/26/2016   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics announced that Andrew S. Bryant is retiring from his position as chief operating officer of the company’s global components and global enterprise computing solutions businesses.
Counting the High Cost of Doing Nothing
Frank Cavallaro  
1/26/2016   Post a comment
Many companies mistakenly believe holding off on investments equals saving money when, in fact, it can become a costly strategy down the line.
Cultural Intelligence Proves Critical to Global Strategy
Puga Sankara  
1/15/2016   Post a comment
Leaders need to get multicultural experience, in order to lead this ever shrinking, technologically transforming, tightly connecting world. By arming themselves with cultural intelligence, these individuals can effectively inspire, execute, and win business across borders.
Low-Profile Colleges Pay Off Big for Would-Be Manufacturing Pros
Frank Cavallaro  
1/5/2016   (67) comments
The college graduates of 2015 were the most indebted ever – until the next round of grads wave their diplomas in the spring.
The Importance of Team Dynamics in the Global Supply Chain
Kella Knack  
12/27/2015   (1) comment
Teamwork and a sense of being a team player may be the most important skill in today's global electronics supply chain.
Manufacturing Day 2015 Helps Helps Shift Perceptions
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/11/2015   Post a comment
Eighty one percent of students surveyed after Manufacturing Day 2015 are more convinced manufacturing provides careers that are both interesting and rewarding.
Talent Management: Technology Boost Hardens Soft Skills
Somdipto Ghosh  
11/30/2015   Post a comment
Innovation is critical to procurement and supply chain success, but many organizations get mired down in day to day activities. By leveraging technology prowess, electronics OEMs can help procurement pros find new and better ways of getting things done.
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.




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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!
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.