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Perfect Parts Aims to Incite Online Component Revolution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/22/2015   Post a comment
Independant distributor Perfect Parts is trying to create a new standard for product information sources with the world's largest online parts catalog in the world.
Avnet Names Rodney C. Adkins to Its Board of Directors
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2015   (1) comment
Avnet, Inc.announced today that Rodney C. Adkins, president of 3RAM Group LLC, has been appointed to the company's board of directors.
Sager Electronics to Acquire Norvell Electronics
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
Sager Electronicsannounced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Norvell Electronics.
Logistics Don’t Always Deliver Joy
Ariella Brown  
6/18/2015   Post a comment
Logistics may be the path to real business advantage and brand differentiation for the average electronics OEM and retailer.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Experts to Address IoT and Embedded Linux Development Opportunities at Freescale Technology Forum
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6/17/2015   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing announced that four Avnet technical experts will be among the featured presenters at the Freescale Technology Forum
Newark element14 Introduces B&K Precision High-Performance Benchtop DC Electronic Loads
EBN Newswire  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 has introduced the B&K Precision’s 8600 Series programmable DC electronic loads which deliver the performance of modular system in a compact benchtop form factor.
Top High-Tech Supply Chain Topics in Pictures
Susan Fourtané  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Global electronics supply chain leaders gathered in May in Amsterdam at the annual High-Technology and Electronics Supply Chain Summit to discuss the future of the high-technology supply chain.
Omnichannel Retail Stresses Demand New Tools
Puga Sankara  
6/12/2015   Post a comment
To deliver the omnichannel experience to customers, retailers need to invest in more sophisticated tools.
Top 5 Supply Chain Headaches Created by Retail
Puga Sankara  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
To paraphrase physician and businessman Nelson Jackson, you cannot do today’s job with yesterday’s tools, methods, and processes and expect to be in business tomorrow.
New Anaren “Sensor Element Library” Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers & Intelligence into IoT Devices
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6/10/2015   Post a comment
New Anaren “Sensor Element Library” Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers & Intelligence into IoT Devices.
Business Buyers Take Center Stage in Online Sales
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/5/2015   (3) comments
E-commerce leaders are taking a look at the potentially lucrative market. Should distributors be worried?
In Case of Emergency: Put Labeling on the Disaster Recovery List
Deborah Grant  
6/3/2015   Post a comment
When disaster strikes, getting products labeled accurately is a critical part of keeping products moving through the supply chain.
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.
Newark element14 Introduces Isolated DC/DC Converter Series from Murata
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 today introduces Murata’s new NXE1 series of cost-effective 1W Isolated DC/DC Converters.
New England Meeting To Focus on Electronic Components Industry Topics: Registration Closes June 18th
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
The Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA) and Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) announce the New England Regional Series.
Newark element14 Becomes Official Distributor of MATLAB and Simulink for Students
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 announced that it is now an official distributor of MATLAB® and Simulink® Student Suite, a professional grade suite of tools allowing students to model, simulate and analyze projects in software and then program hardware using the same tools commercial engineers and scientists use every day.
LOGI Boards Now Available from Newark element14 Provide FPGA Functionality
EBN Newswire  
5/26/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 is launching the LOGI Boards, an easy-to-use ecosystem of hardware and software that brings FPGA functionality to both the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone boards.
Is the Data Steward the New Data Police?
Frank Cavallaro  
5/26/2015   Post a comment
Some business users are under the impression data stewards play dual roles, championing the organization’s data governance program while also using their position to crack down on anyone stepping out of line.
Looking at the Who & How of Electronics Component Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study takes a close look at how design, corporate and supply chain professionals are using online sources, from information aggregators and search engines to social media.
2015 Top 25 Global Franchised Distributors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/21/2015   Post a comment
There are plenty of familiar names on the guest list for EBN's list of the top 25 global franchised distributors for 2015. Who do you think will be invited to the party next year?
Broadline Distributors Shine in 2015 UBM Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/21/2015   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.
element14 Unveils the 16 |Finalists in its Global Crowdsourcing Initiative to Find the Dream Development Kit
EBN Newswire  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Data from 2,400 designs reveals the connectivity options, sensors and features engineers want from development kits
MultiTech Unites with Future, ARM and Aeris to Host the “IoT – Prototype to Production Workshop”
EBN Newswire  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Industry Executives and Engineers Unite to Share Information on Development in the IoT space at Hacker DoJo
Supply Chain Pain
EBN Poll  
5/18/2015   (2) comments
WPG Americas Inc. Announces New Distributor Agreement with Powerbox
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5/13/2015   Post a comment
WPG Americas Inc. (WPGa) announced today a new partnership with Powerbox, one of Europe's largest power supply companies.
Arrow Electronics Completes Acquisition of ATM Electronic Corp.
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics announced today the successful completion of the acquisition of ATM Electronic Corp.,
Ambiq Micro Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Ambiq Microhas signed a global distribution agreement with electronics distributor, Future Electronics.
Future Electronics Extends Cypress Franchise to Include Spansion Products
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Future Electronics announces its worldwide distribution agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has been extended to include Spansion products.
Integra Electronics Expands Design & Assembly Capabilities of VCC Indicator Solutions for a Quicker Time to Market
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Special Manufacturing Program (SMP) from Integra and VCC optimizes light performance and enhances light delivery.
Commitment to Conflict-Free: Supporting the Spirit & Letter of the Law
Per Loof  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Proactive action will bring conflict minerals legislation to a place where organizations are supporting both the letter and spirit of the laws.
Distributor Quandary: Amazon's Bid for Business Buyers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Retail behomoth Amazon is taking aim at business buyers, and, although most aren't concerned about today, electronics buyers are wondering what the future will bring.
Dot Hill Signs Deal With Arrow to Broaden Reach of Storage Solutions in Europe, Middle East, & Africa
EBN Newswire  
5/6/2015   Post a comment
Agreement Allows Dot Hill to Achieve Greater Penetration Into Vertical OEM and System Integrator Markets Throughout EMEA
Heilind Acquires German Distributor MPS Group
EBN Newswire  
4/30/2015   Post a comment
Heilind Electronics has acquired MPS Group, a leading distributor of electronic components and manufacturer of cable assemblies for the European Mil-Aero Marketplace.
Enterprise Labeling Speeds Time-to-Market
Deborah Grant  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
Too often, multiple warehouse, manufacturing and enterprise systems create a complicated and ineffectual labelling system. A unified labeling strategy, then brings clear benefits.
Delivery Drone Or Death Machine?
Thomas Claburn  
4/27/2015   Post a comment
Drones can help or harm. Figuring out how to respond to them isn't going to be easy.
4 Places that Drones May Invade the Supply Chain
Tam Harbert  
4/27/2015   Post a comment
Drones are already being used commercially and some not-quite-so-obvious applications for the supply chain are emerging for this hot technology.
Google Glass Could Change the World, But Especially Distribution Centers
Puga Sankara  
4/27/2015   (4) comments
Distribution centers are a perfect place for wearables such as Google Glass, especially with even more emphasis on manufacturing coming back to the U.S.
Mobility & the Modern Distribution Manager
EBN Newswire  
4/24/2015   Post a comment
Manhattan Associates to share insights from its recent warehouse mobility study during Momentum 2015.
Mouser & Imahara Launch New Space Series to Create a Lunar Legacy and Ultimate Space Face-Off: Mars vs Moon
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
As part of the Empowering Innovation Together program, Mouser Electronics is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and a variety of experts on an exciting new Space Exploration Series and Space Challenge that puts engineers in space.
Mouser Electronics to Sponsor Hall of Fame at FIRST Championship Competition
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4/21/2015   Post a comment
Global distributor Mouser Electronics is sponsoring the 2015 FIRST Championships this week April 22-25 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO. The robotics competition provides high school students with “real-world engineering” experience.
GigaDevice Semiconductor Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
4/20/2015   Post a comment
World Micro and GigaDevice Semiconductor, Inc. sign distribution agreement, to bring SPI Flash memory and 32-bit MCU products.
Simplifying Shipping Safety for Lithium Batteries
Bob Richard  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Done right, shipping lithium batteries is safe. They key to success comes in partnering with trusted suppliers and maintaining best practices.
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.
America II Signs Six New Franchise Distribution Agreements
EBN Newswire  
4/13/2015   Post a comment
Global distributor finishes Q1 with strong growth in franchise lines.
Channel Consolidation & Conflict: Back to the Future!
Walter Tobin  
4/13/2015   (2) comments
As much as everything changes, everything still stays the same. The fear and conflict that was once part of ordinary business in the distribution channel has begun to emerge as commonplace in the manufacturing rep community toady.
Minco Partners with Digi-Key to Offer Bare Die Semiconductor Products
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4/10/2015   Post a comment
Digi-Key and Minco Technology Labs, LLC, nnounced that they have teamed up to offer semiconductor bare die products to its global customer base.
EBV Elektronik Expands Distribution Agreement with Cypress Semiconductor
EBN Newswire  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
EBV Elektroniannounced the extension of the franchise with Cypress Semiconductor,
The Vertical Advantage: CRM & the Electronics Industry
Chanan Greenberg  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor and component makers can capture growth through smart use of CRM.
Violin Memory & Arrow Electronics Sign North America Distribution Deal
EBN Newswire  
4/7/2015   Post a comment
Violin Memory announced a North American distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics.
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.
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   (3) 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
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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
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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   (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.
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   (4) 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
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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
EBN Newswire  
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.

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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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