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Taking Distribution Operations Communication Beyond Email
Puga Sankara  
3/27/2015   Post a comment
Your distribution center operations team is doing critical work. Email has the potential the slow down, or even bring to a grinding halt, critical tasks.
Solving the Complexity of Demand Management
Ken Fordyce  
3/26/2015   Post a comment
Demand planning can be a difficult and complex undertaking, but it's also critical to the success of the modern supply chain.
PCB Buyers: You Don’t Have to Put Up with Little Plastic Bags
Michael Allen  
3/23/2015   (2) comments
Buying PCB assemblies in custom-formed ESD trays protects your boards, reduces waste, and saves you time and money.
Battelle Introduces Breakthrough Anti-Counterfeiting Detection for Integrated Circuits
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Barricade provides fast, accurate validation of chips without destructive testing; detects counterfeit and cloned components.
RGS Introduces RGS Education Chromebook Digital Learning Device Purpose Built for the Classroom
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
RGS introduced the RGS Education Chromebook, a new digital learning device purpose built for education, making classroom technology enablement faster and more affordable for districts looking to optimize digital learning deployments.
Arrow and Splunk Announce Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics and Splunk Inc. today announced a distribution agreement for the United States and Canada.
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.
Avnet Broadens Reach of X-fest Technical Training with New On-Demand Videos
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing is making technical workshops available to an even broader audience with the launch of the 2014 X-fest On Demand website.
America II Strengthens Partnership with Alliance Memory to Extend SDRAM Life Cycle
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
America II Electronics announced new product offerings by way of its global franchise agreement with Alliance Memory.
Top Technology Deserves a Flawless Launch
Isaac Mathew  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
The speed of business for the high tech electronics sector is always increasing. A perfect product launch, which requires careful logistics planning, could help one product win out over another.
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Continuous Certifications & Accreditations
Kirk Wehby  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
One of the best ways to determine whether distributor partners are doing enough to avoid counterfeit components is ensuring that partners adhere to best practices and achieve critical certifications.
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Identifying a Proactive Vendor
Kirk Wehby  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
To strip potential counterfeit components from your supply chain, you want to partner with companies who understand that being proactive when it comes to quality and anti-counterfeiting is the key element to success.
Drones in Distribution: Counting Inventory
Puga Sankara  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
Is your distribution center ready to take advantage of drones? The days that drones will be used to count inventory may not be very far off.
Drones in Distribution Centers: Has the Time Arrived?
Puga Sankara  
3/10/2015   Post a comment
Is your distribution center ready to take advantage of drones? The days that drones will be used to move boxes from one end to another may not be far off.
Risk Awareness
EBN Poll  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
America II Signs Distribution Agreement with ITSWELL
EBN Newswire  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
Distributor adds new franchise line of LED components.
FAA on Drones: Fly But Not That High
Junko Yoshida  
2/20/2015   Post a comment
Under the FAA’s proposed rules, gone are such antiquated rules as [drone] operators must be “licensed pilots.” Intact are “see and avoid” principles; must fly within line of sight of the operator.
Your Supplier’s Inside Threat, Your Security Risk
Bruce Gain  
2/19/2015   Post a comment
Your suppliers poor security may translate into big risk for your organization.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Brian Dean, General Dynamics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/18/2015   Post a 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.
The Audit Supply Chain Professionals Are Not Doing
Logical Link  
2/17/2015   Post a comment
As many audits as go on in the average electronics supply chain, many organizations fail to look at one critical policy: anti-bribery and corruption.
H-1B Overhaul Increases U.S. Dependence on Skilled Foreign Workers
At the Source  
2/16/2015   (2) 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.
Is Your Distribution Center an Inviting Place for Millennials?
Puga Sankara  
2/13/2015   Post a comment
Is the thought of managing millennials in your distribution center keeping you awake in the night? If so, you are not alone.
New Lithium Battery Regs May Stymie Electronics Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/12/2015   (2) comments
New Department of Transportation rules around shipping lithium batteries is changing the ways electronics OEMs ship products.
America II Announces Partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning
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2/10/2015   Post a comment
America II Electronics announced that the company will be an official partner of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Smith & Associates Far East Limited Inspectors Earn CCCI-102 Certification, Bolster Smith’s Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2015   Post a comment
Smith expands the quality standards of its headquarters internationally with the latest step in its quality and anti-counterfeiting initiative.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Expands Antenna & Cable Offering in Americas with Taoglas USA Deal
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2015   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas has entered into a distribution agreement with Taoglas USA, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of M2M and IoT antenna and cable solutions.
America II Signs Distribution Agreement with CEC Panda
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2/10/2015   Post a comment
Distributor expands product offering with new franchise line.
Mornsun America Announces World Micro as New Authorized Distributor for North America
EBN Newswire  
1/30/2015   Post a comment
Leading manufacturer of power converters rapidly expanding US markets.
Collaborative Logistics: Creative Solution for a Difficult Market?
Jonathan Gilbert  
1/30/2015   (3) comments
Collaborative logistics reduce shipping costs and enhance customer service. It's time for the global electronics supply chain to consider the potential upside.
Autonomous Vehicles Hold More Near-Term Promise for the Supply Chain Than the Road
Tam Harbert  
1/29/2015   Post a comment
While automomous vehicles have serious drawbacks that may keep them off the roads except in fanciful television shows, this technology may offer some real benefit to the electronics warehouse.
Are Your Vendors Villainous or Adding Value?
Drew Smith  
1/27/2015   Post a comment
Trusted partners may be The idea of labeling suppliers in logistics, operations, marketing an adversely impacting a firm through actions that expose the commodity of information through clumsy, inefficient, or obsolete safeguards.
5 Steps to Consolidate your Supply Chain for Mid-Market Expansion
David Riffel  
1/26/2015   Post a comment
Midmarket organizations need to look at a variety of manufacturing and logistics changes that will prepare their supply chain for healthy and sustained growth.
Avnet Joins OpenPOWER Foundation
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
Avnet announced that it has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development alliance based on IBM’s POWER microprocessor architecture.
How CSCOs Orchestrate a Customer-Activated Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
Global Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) should focus on how to earn the loyalty of digitally empowered customers by building a customer-activated supply chain, an IBM study finds.
Walmart’s Inventory Struggles Offer Valuable Supply Chain Lesson
Frank Cavallaro  
1/20/2015   (4) comments
Walmart’s search for ways to address excess inventory and empty shelves remind us that resting on past achievements is never an option.
Heralding the Advent of Logistics 2.0
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/16/2015   Post a comment
To succeed in today's fast-paced market, logistics and supply chain organizations need to use the newest technologies in smart new ways.
Drone Deliveries: The Way Future Products Will Be Shipped?
Logical Link  
1/14/2015   (1) comment
Just in time delivery has become the reality in the supply chain. Now, we're wondering if drones might be a part of the next phase of JIT best practices.
5 Biggest Industrial Concerns for the 2015 Supply Chain
Mathieu Guerville  
1/12/2015   Post a comment
In manufacturing facilties worldwide, these will be the hottest topics of conversation around making things better.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Releases WiLink 8 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & Bluetooth Low Energy Pmod Adaptor
EBN Newswire  
1/8/2015   Post a comment
Avnet's new WiLink 8 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and BLE Pmod Adaptor assists TI's WL1835MODCOM8 and WL1837MODCOM8I wireless evaluation boards
Looking Forward: The Occasional Pitfalls of Predictive Analytics
Frank Cavallaro  
1/6/2015   (1) comment
While the adoption of predictive analytics keeps growing, a few common pitfalls threaten to lessen the effectiveness of the insights.
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
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.
Get Ready for CES: The Supply Chain Side of Industry Tradeshows
Todd Traylor  
12/29/2014   (8) comments
More happens at the world's biggest electronics tradeshows than just product introductions. A close look at what goes on at CES, Electronica, Computex, and MWC provides a look at where the industry is going.
Mouser Welcomes Celebrity Engineer Grant Imahara to Holiday Festivities
EBN Newswire  
12/23/2014   Post a comment
Grant Imahara, best known for his role on TV’s Mythbusters, joins annual employee holiday party at Mouser’s corporate campus
Fostering a Spirit of Supply Chain Innovation
Logical Link  
12/17/2014   (2) comments
We talk about innovation, but we need to ask ourselves what it really means for the supply chain.
Smith & Associates Annual Survey Analyzes 2014’s Top Electronics Supply Chain Concerns & 2015 Forecasts
EBN Newswire  
12/12/2014   Post a comment
Smith examines component demand and growth, evolving perceptions about independent distributors, and the impact of industry challenges
Do P-Cards Really Benefit Procurement Executives?
Priyanka Potdukhe  
12/10/2014   (3) comments
Procurement cards have some real benefits and some real downsides.
Supply Chain Risk Management Step by Step
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/5/2014   Post a comment
Risk is a reality in the supply chain. Too often, though, organizations ignore the problem and underprepare. This step-by-step guide leads supply chain managers through best practices.
Know What High-Tech Online Shoppers Want
Change in the Chain  
12/3/2014   (23) comments
Electronics OEMs need to pay attention to consumer experience in order to win the race to capture customer loyalty.
How Big Data Solves Small but Costly Warehouse Problems
Frank Cavallaro  
12/2/2014   (2) comments
Big data can untangle and integrate seemingly unrelated pieces of data to solve small but costly problems in any warehouse or distribution center.
China Presents Opportunities & Challenges
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/28/2014   (19) comments
When it comes to the electronics industry, OEMs need to deal with China, a country that offers both opportunity and challenge.
Peak Season Demands Real-Time Analytics for Perfect Fulfillment
Frank Cavallaro  
11/25/2014   (6) comments
Speedy order fulfillment comes with a host of challenges -- responding to customer demand in real-time should not be one of them.
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.
Industry Growth Pushes Demand for Global Services & Certified Quality Laboratories
Kirk Wehby  
11/24/2014   (1) comment
There's been a steady increase in demand from electronics manufacturers and OEMs for dedicated, customized inventory management solutions and international logistics solutions.
Bricks to Clicks: Where's Electronics Distribution Going?
Walter Tobin  
11/21/2014   (4) comments
Are hard-site offices (bricks) giving way to virtual offices (clicks)? What is the impact on our industry?
Savi Powers Complete In-Transit Visibility With Savi Tracking 3.0
EBN Newswire  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
New mobile capabilities deliver operational intelligence and on-demand access anytime, anywhere
Semiconductor Companies Bloated by Unhealthy Business App Diet
Chanan Greenberg  
11/20/2014   (3) comments
Many semiconductor and component manufacturers are very focused on watching those pennies while the dollars slip away. A close look at business app potentially yields huge savings.
World Micro & MIT Distributors Announce Purchase Agreement
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
World Micro Components and MIT Distributors have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement
Digi-Key & Freescale Unveil Product Design Contest Winners 'Design With Freedom'
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key announces winners in the "Design With Freedom" product design contest, in conjunction with the electronica conference in Munich
Plug & Play With Phoenix Contact’s Highly Compact MINI Pro Signal Conditioners Now at Mouser
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is now stocking MINI Pro Signal Conditioners from Phoenix Contact
Arrow Announces Expanded Distribution Agreement With Intel
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Arrow will distribute Intel Service Assurance Administrator and Intel Mashery API Management and API Gateway products and solutions
The Role of QA
Jack Ganssle  
11/18/2014   (2) comments
Delivering high quality doesn't mean leaning on QA to find your errors. Quality assurance is not supposed to find bugs.
Procurement in the Supply Chain: 10 Keys to Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2014   (1) comment
The role of procurement in the organization is quickly changing, and procurement pros have to evolve right along with it.
Will Google’s Thread Become Threat?
Junko Yoshida  
11/17/2014   Post a comment
Freescale's Thread beta development program marks a milestone for Thread supporters. The new protocol becomes tangible for developers for the first time.
Crowdfunding the Future of Hardware: Small Volume, Big Impact
Sam Wurzel  
11/17/2014   (3) comments
Crowdfunding is driving innovation in small volume manufacturing.
Augmented Reality Coming Soon to a Supply Chain Near You
Logical Link  
11/17/2014   (2) comments
More than just a gimmicky technology, augmented reality has the potential to change the way logistics and supply chain activities are handled. A new report from DHL explores how AR can support warehouse, transportation, and delivery management.
World's Largest Wafer Bank Triples in Size at Rochester Electronics
EBN Newswire  
11/13/2014   Post a comment
Expanded 20,000 square foot semiconductor wafer and die bank has dual locations for split inventory peace of mind and die-processing support
Rochester Now Offers More Than 150 LSI Gate Array Families
EBN Newswire  
11/12/2014   Post a comment
Rochester Electronics offers ASIC solutions to end the costly, continuous cycle of redesign
Avnet Demonstrates Freescale Kinetis MCU’s Next-Generation Software Development Tools in New SpeedWay Design Workshop Series
EBN Newswire  
11/12/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing hosts a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops featuring Freescale’s K2 next-generation microcontrollers
World Micro Expands Nikkohm Resistor Line
EBN Newswire  
11/12/2014   Post a comment
World Micro has expanded its franchise distribution agreement with Nikkohm, a leading manufacturer of high performance thin film resistors
Mouser Electronics Announces New Partnership With Grant Imahara of Mythbusters Fame
EBN Newswire  
11/12/2014   Post a comment
Engineer and Mouser customer Grant Imahara of Mythbusters fame teams up with global distributor on Empowering Innovation Together campaign
SAE Anti-Counterfeit Standard Adds Teeth to Legal Protection
Bruce Gain  
11/11/2014   (2) comments
Counterfeit components are pouring into the electronics supply chain. Fortunately, a new international standard should help to serve as legal protection for distributors and buyers when counterfeit parts show up.
Freescale & Intel Processors Reintroduced by Rochester
EBN Newswire  
11/11/2014   Post a comment
Freescale and Intel processors are now active at Rochester Electronics
Arrow Electronics to Present at UBS Global Technology Conference
EBN Newswire  
11/11/2014   Post a comment
Paul J. Reilly, executive vice president, finance and operations, and CFO, will present at the UBS Global Technology Conference
Live Chat 11/12: Secure the Supply Chain From Hackers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/11/2014   (9) comments
Cyberthreats may be one of the biggest risks that the average electronics OEM, CM, or component manufacturer needs to manage. Join us for a live chat to discuss the reality of these threats and what to do about them.
The Future for OEMs: Connected Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
11/11/2014   (5) comments
What does it take to the manufacturing industry to integrate supply and demand via the Internet of Things?
MSC Technologies Presents COM Express Module in Mini Form Factor
EBN Newswire  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
MSC Technologies, a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, expands product portfolio with COM Express Type 10 form factor
Winter-Proof Your Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/10/2014   (1) comment
Depending on what is being transported, subzero temperatures can translate into eroded product quality or even product failures. Up-front planning can help avoid winter disasters.
Future Electronics Offers Commutation Encoders From CUI to Reduce BLDC Motor Assembly
EBN Newswire  
11/7/2014   Post a comment
Future Electronics announces availability of rugged, accurate commutation encoders from CUI to reduce assembly time on BLDC motors
Mouser’s MultiSIM BLUE Offers Free All-in-One Tool & Support Site to Quickly Unleash Your ‘Next Great Thing’
EBN Newswire  
11/7/2014   Post a comment
Free download has set a new standard by creating an easy-to-use, fully integrated platform for circuit simulation and design
Microchip's Low Power, High Accuracy MCP6N16 Zero-Drift Instrumentation Amplifier Now at Mouser
EBN Newswire  
11/7/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MCP6N16 Zero-Drift Instrumentation Amplifier from Microchip Technology
Future Electronics Offers AH1902 Series High Sensitivity Micropower Omnipolar Hall Effect Switches
EBN Newswire  
11/7/2014   Post a comment
Future Electronics announces availability of Diodes inc.’s AH1902 Series of high sensitivity micropower omnipolar Hall effect switches
Avnet to Present at UBS Global Technology & S4 Conferences
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11/6/2014   Post a comment
Avnet to present at the UBS Global Technology Conference and the Raymond James Systems, Semiconductors, Software and Supply Chain (S4) Conference
E2open to Present at November 2014 OAGi Plenary Meeting
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Oagis expert to highlight real-world successes in aerospace, consumer goods, oil and gas, technology, and telecommunications industries
Peter S. Brown to Retire From Arrow Electronics
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Gregory Tarpinian named senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary
Avnet Signs On as Taste of the NFL’s First Arizona Hunger Champion Partner
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Avnet employees kick off season-long support campaign with a donation of more than 22,816 meals for Arizona's hungry
Mouser Receives Top Community Activism Award From ECIA for Support of FIRST Robotics Competition
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Mouser received the 2014 Electronic Component Industry Association's Community Activism Award for its strong support of FIRST Robotics
Lessons Learned: Jabil Embraces Supply Chain Complexity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/5/2014   Post a comment
Mudit Bajaj, senior director of logistics for Jabil, shares some thoughts on the reality of risk in today's supply chain, and the strategies that his company uses to manage it.
This Shirt Could Save Your Life
Ariella Brown  
11/4/2014   (29) comments
For heart attacks, a rapid response to any danger signs can make the difference between a full recovery and permanent damage.
Laird's New Distribution Partnership With Future Electronics Expands Global Reach
EBN Newswire  
11/4/2014   Post a comment
Future will promote and sell Laird's extensive line of WiFi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, and proprietary wireless modules
Freescale CEO: 'IoT Isn't Just Buzz'
Junko Yoshida  
11/3/2014   (1) comment
Two factors rejuvenating Freescale are the "explosion of connected devices" and "cars so aware of their surroundings that they can't get into accidents," says its CEO.
Future Electronics & Adesto Form New Global Distribution Partnership
EBN Newswire  
11/3/2014   Post a comment
Future Electronics announces a new global distribution partnership with Adesto Technologies
Halloween DIY: 6 Projects You Can Build Now
Caleb Kraft  
10/31/2014   (3) comments
Raspberry Pi and other boards make Halloween DIY accessible to the electronics tinkerer. Here are six projects you can build now.
Live Chat 10/30: Top 10 Metrics That Enhance Procurement Performance
EBN Dialogue  
10/30/2014   (101) comments
As purchasing managers push to be recognized as contributing to the corporate bottom line, it's critical to measure departmental performance in new ways. Richard Waugh, vice president of corporate development at Zycus, will join us to discuss the 10 most important procurement performance metrics, from the old standards to new and emerging best-practices.
Scaling Social Media Programs to Maximize Value: What Procurement Professionals Need to Know
Peter Friedman  
10/30/2014   (13) comments
Social media is becoming a critical tool for businesses, but these organizations may need some professional help getting started.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Becomes Distributor for Quectel
EBN Newswire  
10/29/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing will distribute Quectel’s line of cellular communication solutions and GPS modules in the Americas
Becoming a Supply Chain to Admire
Logical Link  
10/29/2014   (15) comments
Take a look at the most admired supply chains in the world to get some best practices that might make your own supply chain stand out from the crowd.
The IoT Ecosystem Meets the Supply Chain
Art Swift  
10/27/2014   (3) comments
The explosion of the Internet of Things market will change the business climate for semiconductor firms and OEMs alike.
Heilind Now Stocking Ribbon Cable Wire-to-Board Interconnect System by 3M
EBN Newswire  
10/24/2014   Post a comment
Heilind Electronics has expanded its stock of the 3M Shrouded Boardmount Header, .050" x .050", 452 Series.
Arrow to Add Hitachi Data Systems Cloud Storage to the ArrowSphere Cloud Services Marketplace
EBN Newswire  
10/24/2014   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics, Inc. has added Hitachi Cloud Service for Content Archiving, delivered by Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), to its cloud service portfolio.

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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.
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