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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   Post a comment
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.
The Changing Face of Computer Storage
Jim O'Reilly  
4/23/2015   Post a comment
For the logistics chain, both upstream of the drive and array makers, and downstream in channels of distribution of their products, the newest storage innovations will change how things are done.
Intelligent Supply Chain Fights Theft, Loss
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
To cope with increasing threats of cargo loss and threat, electronics supply chains have to increase visibility.
Industry Data Report & Two Interviews on Developments in EMS Industry Released
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
Charlie Barnhart & Associates, LLC (CBA) announces the release of its Second Quarter 2015 Outsourcing Navigator Council (ONC) report for April 27, 2015.
Labelmaster Offers USPS Lithium Battery Forbidden Markings for Safe, Compliant Shipping
EBN Newswire  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Labelmaster now offers USPS-compliant “surface mail only -- forbidden for transport aboard passenger aircraft” labels for primary and metal lithium batteries.
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.
Port Congestion Emerges as Major Supply Chain Stumbling Block
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/7/2015   (1) comment
Having ridden out the worst of West Coast port shutdowns, supply chain pros are now faced with continued challenges around getting timely delivery through West Coast ports.
Uncovering Savings in Transportation Operations
EBN Newswire  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
Paragon Software Systems’ Routing & Scheduling Solutions offer more savings than just reducing fuel usage.
Getting Out of the Supply Chain Traffic Jam
Logical Link  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
In the electronics supply chain, products and deliveries constantly get snarled in traffic jams or move along inefficient routes. Innovation is clearly needed to address these snags, which are hamper supply chain and logistics performance.
Forging the Future of Last-Mile Delivery
David Kenneson  
4/2/2015   Post a comment
End customers are getting more demanding about how and when thier products are delivered. OEMs and thier logistics partners need to step up to meet the challenge.
DACHSER to Exhibit at Transport Logistics in Munich
EBN Newswire  
4/1/2015   Post a comment
DACHSER, a leading global logistics services provider, announced today it will participate at transport logistic.
Leading Battery Companies Select Call2Recycle to Manage Nation’s First Single-Use Battery Recycling Program in Vermont
EBN Newswire  
3/30/2015   Post a comment
North America’s Foremost Consumer Battery Stewardship Organization, together with 11 initial companies, plan for statewide recycling program to launch in 2016.
Paragon Software Systems at Home Delivery World
EBN Newswire  
3/30/2015   Post a comment
Paragon Booth #413E to showcase last mile fulfillment with home delivery system.
Get the Most Out of Your Transportation Management System
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2015   Post a comment
Ajesh Kapoor of GT Nexus spoke to EBN about what to ask of a TMS solution in today’s highly globalized era and how to get the most out of it.
Material Handling Systems Age Out
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/20/2015   Post a comment
In the average manufacturing facility, there's only one word to describe the materials handling systems being used: old.
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.
A Quick & Easy Lean Supply Chain Primer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/13/2015   Post a comment
To really make a difference, lean supply chain has to rise above being a buzzword.
Going the Extra Mile for Last Mile Delivery
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/10/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, consumers want influence over how and when they get the electronics products they buy. Smart OEMs are tackling this question of how to optimize delivery in the last mile early and often.
Drowning in Devices: The Growing Problem of e-Waste
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/6/2015   Post a comment
While users looking for the latest and greatest products from electronics OEMs is good news, it creates a huge problem with e-waste management.
Port Shutdown Chaos Points to Need for Risk Mitigation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/3/2015   (1) comment
A recent settlement put to rest the threat of a shutdown of West Coast ports, but electronics OEMs should take it as a warning sign for the need for good risk management planning.
4 Strategies to Maximize Multimodal Shipping Opportunities
Mary E. Shacklett  
2/25/2015   (1) comment
Apple and its worldwide iPhone introduction has got supply chain pros talking about how to best use the breadth of shipping options available to get consumer electronics to customers when and where they want it.
Ecommerce, Overseas Manufacturing Contributing to Ocean Port Congestion
Laurie Sullivan  
2/24/2015   (1) comment
The logistics industry is facing major challenges, and the electronics industry is in the line of fallout from recent port slowdowns and outages.
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.
Paragon Software Systems Expands in China
EBN Newswire  
2/10/2015   Post a comment
Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces that the company, as part of its continued commitment to expanding overseas, has added two new appointments to support its growing operations in China.
Top 5 Challenges Facing Shippers Today
Larry Lewis  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
Visibility, carrier integration, and benchmarking are key to today’s shipping.
4 Places to Start Cloud-Based Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
Although in its infancy, cloud-based supply chain systems offer clear benefits if implemented correctly
Finding Logistics Opportunity Around the Globe
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/6/2015   Post a comment
A new report from Agility highlights where the best opportunity for growing logistics lie around the world.
Port Slowdown Costing Manufacturers Millions
Laurie Sullivan  
2/2/2015   (1) comment
While unions and terminal operators go back and forth on contract negotiations and possible solutions to the slowdown, manufacturers are caught in the middle losing millions of dollars, because they're not able to meet their customers' demand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paragon Software Systems Acquires Majority Share in Axida
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
Further Solidifies Paragon’s Leadership into Last Mile & Home Delivery Services
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.
Forklift Safety Critical in the Winter Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/9/2015   (5) comments
Especially in winter, organizations need to consider the safety of warehouse workers running forklifts. A little bit of awareness can avoid big problems.
Consumerization May Put Wearables in the Warehouse
Puga Sankara  
1/8/2015   (5) comments
Rugged wearables haven’t kept up with consumer devices in technology advancements. Here is a rugged alternative that brings the best of both worlds together.
Technology Roadblocks on the Supply Chain Highway
Mathieu Guerville  
1/7/2015   (3) comments
Technology can streamline supply chain activites, but organizations need to clear away the roadblocks.
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.
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.
Building the Mobile Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/12/2014   (10) comments
Mobile apps will shortly become a mainstay of the average supply chain as organizations come to understand the huge benefits to logistics and supply chain activities.
Big Data & Analytics: Core to Next-Gen Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
12/8/2014   (2) comments
With the help of big data and analtyics, companies can produce a more efficient and agile supply chain driven by valuable data. But research suggests that Asia-Pacific manufacturers might need a little push.
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.
E2open to Discuss Supply Chain Strategies for Optimizing the New Product Introduction Process at the American Supply Chain & Logistics Summit
EBN Newswire  
12/4/2014   Post a comment
E2open will participate in the American Supply Chain and Logistics Summit Dec. 8-10 in Dallas.
6 Steps to Closing the Reverse Logistics Loop
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/4/2014   (3) comments
A closed loop supply chain can seem out of reach of the average organization. These six steps offer a clear process for creating a successful green effort.
Integration: The Secret to Reverse Logistics Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/3/2014   (2) comments
Reverse logistics is often seen as a necessary evil and a big time sink. With an integrated process, though, these activities can actually add to the organization's bottom line.
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.
4 Ways to Boost Supply Chain Performance Through Better Logistics
Jennifer Bosavage  
11/26/2014   (5) comments
With smart logistics practices, OEMs can substantially enhance their supply chain performance.
American Manufacturing: An Expanding Frontier
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/21/2014   (8) comments
American manufacturing is on the rise. The electronics industry is likely to be a key component of the growth.
Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia
EBN Newswire  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
Regional capacity, service investments, and branding position leading logistics provider for continued growth, accelerated market recognition
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
In Pursuit of Sustainable Electronics
Mary E. Shacklett  
11/19/2014   (2) comments
Large electronics OEMs are starting to get real about sustainability. It's a good start, but there's plenty more to do.
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.
Ready the Supply Chain for the IoT Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/14/2014   (4) comments
The IoT of things will put more data into the hands of supply chain professionals. Leveraged properly, it has the promise to transform how organizations manage the business of getting products built.
Mobile Impacts Logistics More Than the PC Revolution
Jim O'Reilly  
11/14/2014   (4) comments
Mobile changes all of our interactions -- with people and with data. The logistics impacts are immense.
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?
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.
LEGACY Supply Chain Services & Military Warriors Support Foundation Help Wounded Vets
EBN Newswire  
11/7/2014   Post a comment
Company executives and foundation officials to present first home to US Marine Corp veteran Robert Vardaro at LEGACY headquarters
Transportation Insight Presents Next-Level Enterprise Analytics to American Manufacturing Leaders
EBN Newswire  
11/7/2014   Post a comment
Supply chain consultancy showcases unique methodology at AME International Excellence Inside Conference
Infographic: How to Outsource Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/7/2014   (7) comments
In many supply chains, 3PLs have taken center stage. This infographic offers an eight-step process for getting from in-house logistics to a solid partnership with a well-chosen outside provider.
Recon Group Grows Quickly With Latest Expansion to S.C.
EBN Newswire  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Recon is rolling out a new facility in Blacksburg, S.C., to process consumer electronic returns, creating over 250 new local jobs
Address Supply Chain Challenges With Cloud Technology
Udaya Shankar  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Especially along the global supply chain, cloud-based solutions offer clear value, from increasing speed and agility to cutting costs.
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.
Hill International Acquires UK Engineering Consultancy Cadogans
EBN Newswire  
11/3/2014   Post a comment
Hill International, the global leader in managing construction risk, announced that it has acquired expert engineers Cadogans
Internet of Things Set to Transform Logistics in Supply Chains
Chris Power  
11/3/2014   (4) comments
The advent of low-cost sensors is bringing the Internet of Things to the logistics industry. Organizations that can figure out how to collect and analyze the right data will be well ahead in the job of streamlining logistics activities.
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.
Getting on Top of Customs Compliance in a Global Economy
Mary E. Shacklett  
10/28/2014   (9) comments
Cloud-based automation has the potential to reduce the cost and complexity of managing evolving customs and compliance standards worldwide.
Global Logistics Provider DACHSER Expands in Belgium
EBN Newswire  
10/22/2014   Post a comment
DACHSER is growing to meet demand in the Benelux region with a new facility in Belgium.
SCM leaders Gathering in San Francisco PCH, Flextronics, Dolby, Ebay, AT+T, Lytro, Monster Cable & Google
EBN Newswire  
10/20/2014   Post a comment
Supply chain executives from hi-tech’s most exciting companies gather at eft’s Hi-tech and Electronics Supply Chain Summit on October 28
Menlo Welcomes Logistics Graduates to Intern Programme in Singapore
EBN Newswire  
10/9/2014   Post a comment
Menlo Logistics welcomed the latest interns from its graduate scholarship program, managed in partnership with Temasek Polytechnic.
INTTRA Survey Reveals Global Shipping Professionals' Top Technology Priorities & Challenges
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   (1) comment
Survey on the State of Technology in Ocean Shipping Reveals Top Priority Is Improving Supply Chain Visibility Capabilities for Higher Quality Data.
Dachser Continues to Expand in Asia
EBN Newswire  
9/29/2014   Post a comment
The international logistics provider acquires its partner's shares in India, Thailand, and Bangladesh.
New Common Parts Library Supports Connected Device Design
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/29/2014   (4) comments
Octopart is developing a living library of readily available, commonly used parts for designers who want to ease supply chain headaches when it comes time to build their connected devices.
Averting a Repeat Supply Chain Disruption at West Coast Ports
Logical Link  
9/29/2014   (4) comments
Although not likely, a threat of shutdown in West Coast ports should get supply chain pros thinking about how to manage if such a thing were to happen.
Live Chat 9/25: Leveraging Smart Tech to Manage Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/23/2014   (6) comments
Dave Bowen, CEO of the e-sourcing firm MarketMaker4, will be our guest as we explore ways to minimize and manage geopolitical and corporate risk in supply chain and sourcing through the use of technology.
Menlo Endorses Tilburg University's Post-Graduate Award in Supply Chain Management
EBN Newswire  
9/19/2014   Post a comment
Menlo Logistics once more sponsors the Best Thesis Award for graduates of the Supply Chain Management Masters program at Tilburg University
Infographic: Apple Perfects Global Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/19/2014   (12) comments
The iPhone 6 is more than a just a new product success story. It offers an example of an electronics supply chain that spreads across the globe and has the potential for economic change.
Bringing World-Class ITAD to Locations Around the World
Glenn Samala  
9/17/2014   Post a comment
Proper disposition of end-of-life IT resources not only helps the environment. When handled properly, it can also provide real return on investment.
Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Menlo Logistics, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced the opening of a state-of-the-art, multi-client warehouse facility in Ladkrabang, Thailand.
Is On-Demand Packaging Ready to Take Off?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/16/2014   (5) comments
Only 7% of companies use on-demand packaging, but the search for more cost-efficient solutions in the face of multi-channel distribution should fuel the rapid rise of this new technology.
Winged Parcel Delivery: Google's Way
Julien Happich  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
While there is still debate about if legislation would ever allow swarms of commercial drones to fly over our heads, Google recently unveiled some details of its own drone-based delivery project, named Project Wing.
Apple Smart Watch Assault Good News for the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
Consumers are atwitter about the newest product offerings from Apple, but it may be even better news for the electronics supply chain.
Turn the Supply Chain Into an Information Highway
Mathieu Guerville  
9/11/2014   (3) comments
Information is power, but only if it's readily available and usable. To create sustainable products and to improve business results, it's critical to share information across the breadth of the supply chain.
Automation: the 'Do or Die' of Multi-Channel Distribution
Frank Cavallaro  
9/9/2014   (2) comments
Multi-channel distribution has resulted in increased levels of automation, but issues like implementation costs and the challenge of combining new and old technologies will need to be overcome.
Corrugated Packaging Getting Consistently Greener
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/5/2014   (27) comments
Corrugated materials makers are scoring high in terms of reducing its environmental impact.
Next-Shoring: New Frontier for Manufacturing?
John Paul Williams  
9/4/2014   (6) comments
The speed of manufacturing is accelerating, requiring a combo of nearshoring and unified communications.
A Single Inventory for Both 'Bricks & Clicks'?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/4/2014   (5) comments
In the search for a solution to meet the demands of multi-channel distribution, companies move toward centralized inventories, but challenges remain.
Mean, Lean, Supply Chain Machine
Tam Harbert  
9/3/2014   (5) comments
Lenovo, via acquisition and organic growth, has become one of the biggest players in the supply chain game.
Infographic: Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Through 2014
Rodney Brown  
8/29/2014   (14) comments
While there are many takeaways from this KPMG infographic, the main one could be: Stay flexible as the rate of innovation in supply chain and manufacturing continues to grow.
Lean Thinking for Sustainable Supply Chains
Ariella Brown  
8/27/2014   (12) comments
Productivity expert has some surprising takes on how the global supply chain affects your efforts to be a sustainable business.
The Road to Data Maturity for Supply Chain Resilience
Susan Fourtané  
8/25/2014   (6) comments
Gene Long of Chainalytics shares with EBN his expertise in supply chain resilience and how predictive analytics helps mitigate risk.
Live Chat 8/20: Supply Chain Trends to Watch for the Rest of 2014
EBN Dialogue  
8/20/2014   (64) comments
The supply chain grows more complex with every advancement and innovation in global distribution, but it hasn't quite reached the complexity of other global phenomena, like the weather. That means one can still make predictions about trends. We've asked Jim O'Reilly to make some predictions while answering your questions.
Executives Ponder Shifting Supply Chain & Logistics Practices
Logical Link  
8/20/2014   (1) comment
Supply chain complexity has led to many executives reevaluating how they handle the supply chain and what value they get from which practices and procedures.
Supply Chain Risk Management: Vital Growth Tool
Mark Pearson  
8/15/2014   (2) comments
Accenture asked executives about supply chain risk, and not surprisingly a large majority of them consider it a top priority.
VMI: A Thing of the Past or Still Relevant?
Logical Link  
8/11/2014   (4) comments
Vendor-managed inventory has proven itself as a way to save manufacturers time and money. But is it still vital in today's cloud-based world?
Delivering the EMS Goods
Jake Kulp  
8/8/2014   (4) comments
Here's how a mid-tier EMS provider can thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.
Increased Demand for Customized Sourcing Management
Megan Pedigo  
8/7/2014   (2) comments
Managing your company's supply chain is increasingly vital in today's lean manufacturing environment.
Centers of Excellence Drive Supply Chain Transformation, Part 2
Rich Becks  
8/4/2014   (6) comments
The most effective way to improve your supply chain is to establish centers of excellence that help executives become the leaders they need to be to move the supply chain into the future.
Google Set to Kick-Start the Driverless Car Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
8/1/2014   (27) comments
Not satisfied with just doing the tech research, Google is backing industry groups and promotional efforts to get driverless cars adopted sooner rather than later.




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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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