Logistics
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Autonomous Vehicles Take to the Roads
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/16/2016   (4) comments
In the not too distant future, autonomous driving technology will likely be part of every electronic OEMs logistics planning.
Big Name Electronics OEMs Move from China to Mexico
Scott Stanley  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
In recent years, many North American companies have moved their manufacturing to Mexico’s maquilas, or factories.
Find the Thermal Exhaust Ports in Your Supply Chain
Matt Holzapfel  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
On the Death Star in Star Wars, a thermal exhaust port proved to be a fatal flaw. In the electronics supply chain, it's critical to spot these types of flaws early enough to address them.
Materials Emerge to Support Industrial 3D Printing
Pablo Valerio  
9/7/2016   Post a comment
When 3D printers are able to use a wide range of different materials, endless possibilities will emerge.
Labelmaster Offers Economical Solution for Companies Shipping Defective, Damaged Lithium Batteries
EBN Newswire  
9/7/2016   Post a comment
Special DOT Permit Allows Retailers, Manufacturers To Utilize Alternative Packaging Product
3 Ways Your Company Can Leverage Freight Invoice Audit Data
Garry Oswald  
8/31/2016   (9) comments
Besides saving companies money and time, data from freight invoice auditing provides several ways for businesses to improve logistics operations.
Container Shipping Slashes Capacity, Supply Chain Could Suffer
B. Cameron Gain  
8/24/2016   (1) comment
For at least the past decade, individual shipping lines gone their own way, while giving little thought to how their decisions would affect the entirety of maritime supply chains
3 Essential Technologies to Meet Same Day Shipping Expectations
Larry Lewis  
8/18/2016   Post a comment
Same day shipping is great for delivering a positive customer experience, but it does place quite a strain on resources for the shipper and the supply chain manager
Streamline Your Cut Item Management By Leveraging the Right WMS
Eric Allais  
8/17/2016   Post a comment
A warehouse management system (WMS) can dramatically reduce cut item remnants and provide with other ancillary benefits
This Is Not Your Grandfather’s Airship
Ariella Brown  
8/9/2016   Post a comment
The capacity and ability of France’s Flying Whalesa airships to take on or discharge weighty cargo from a hover position would render it a much more cost-effective way to transport large loads via air than using heavy-lift helicopters.
How General Motors Spun Gold Out of a Supply Chain Disaster
B. Cameron Gain  
8/8/2016   Post a comment
GM did not take the hard lessons learned standing still. Its supply chain management team reviewed what went wrong, and more importantly, how it could better prepare for unforeseen disasters around the world where the automotive giant has production
More peak seasons increase supply chain pressures
Gary Hilson  
8/4/2016   (3) comments
The last mile remains the final frontier when it comes to squeezing out latency as delivery expectations rise
Physical Internet Logistics Revolution May Not Be PI In The Sky
Eric Carlson  
7/29/2016   Post a comment
A new type of modular container is the catalyst to make the physical Internet possible.
Birst Update Supports Digital Supply Chain
Gary Hilson  
7/28/2016   Post a comment
Business intelligence platform provides centralized governance
Electronics Recycling Systems Not Meeting Expectations
Carole Mars  
7/14/2016   Post a comment
The logistics of moving used devices through to their final disposition constitutes one of the single largest costs related to managing used electronics, as low commodity values for materials recovered do not cover the costs of responsible treatment.
The automated warehouse: Who’s driving anyway?
Frank Cavallaro  
7/12/2016   Post a comment
The evolution of driverless robotic vehicles continues unabated, but what will it take for them to overtake certain warehouse tasks?
Putting IoT into production
Ariella Brown  
7/11/2016   Post a comment
IoT’s boost to productivity at Fujitsu pulls together all the pieces of the production puzzle to improve the whole, which is greater than the sum of its parts.
Is DHL's Parcelcopter The Future of Logistics?
Susan Fourtané  
7/6/2016   (2) comments
DHL completes autonomous parcelcopter 3.0 cross-country flights implemented under challenging conditions and reveals it outperforms a car, opening a new door in the future of the logistics delivery chain.
ModusLink CIO to Share Advice on Maximizing Revenue Potential of IoT - Connected Devices in the Supply Chain
EBN Newswire  
7/5/2016   Post a comment
Upcoming Webinar to Detail How Supply Chains are Leveraging the IoT for Impactful Business Insights that Drive Efficiency and Value Across Operations
Committing to Ethical Standards for the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
7/5/2016   Post a comment
Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to achieve full membership of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) — a nonprofit group of electronics companies working to improve the social, environmental and ethical conditions of their global supply chains.
Inauguration of Expanded Panama Canal Ushers In New Era
EBN Newswire  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
The Expanded Panama Canal is now officially open for business. This is the first expansion of the waterway since its original construction.
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.
Panama Canal’s $5.3 Billion Upgrade Promises Faster & Cheaper Shipping
B. Cameron Gain  
6/20/2016   (1) comment
In the long term, the global electronics supply chain should benefit from the expansion of the Panama Canal.
Avoid Disaster through Supply Chain Risk Management
Judith M. Myerson  
6/9/2016   (1) comment
To better prepare for disruptions, many OEMs have turned to enterprise risk management (ERM) to proactively detect, prevent and mitigate risks in the supply chain with a focus on deep tier suppliers.
Amazon’s Increased Logistics Presence Ups Industry Ante
Jodi Burrows  
6/8/2016   Post a comment
Amazon's recent moves in the logistic industry are sending ripples that affect supply chain and electronics companies alike.
The Big Cost of Fast & Free in Logistics
Frank Cavallaro  
6/7/2016   (1) comment
In the race to get consumers their orders at ever-increasing pace, shippers and retailers try to mitigate the financial impact.
Exploring the Whys of Medical Device Manufacturing in Mexico
Scott Stanley  
5/31/2016   Post a comment
Mexico has become a central hub for manufacturing. With its low cost of labor, skilled workforce, and close proximity to the U.S. as compared to that of China, outsourcing to Mexico just makes sense for U.S. businesses.
Amazon’s Air Freight Business: Implications for Shippers & Carriers
Scott Nelson  
5/26/2016   Post a comment
When Amazon does something, people sit up and take notice. Now, Amazon is taking aim at logistics services. Here's a look at the implications of that.
Pay-Per-Use IoT Brings Monetization Opportunities to Electronics
Mary E. Shacklett  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
IoT devices inevitably contain electronic content, and in many emerging use cases, they present monetization opportunities for electronics companies willing provide services related to IoT-driven data.
Container Carriers ‘Unhinged’ from World’s Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
5/10/2016   (1) comment
Instead of adding capacity, container carriers should be working together to find long-term solutions to the industry-wide capacity glut conundrum.
Booming e-Commerce Sales to Drive Intra-Asia Trade, Shipping & Logistics Development
Latest Research  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
Intra-Asia trade will increasingly benefit from the rapid growth of consumption in Asia as a higher percentage of cargo is shipped to end markets in the region instead of to destinations in other parts of the world.
Battery-Free IoT Computing Platform Draws Energy from Air
Elizabeth Montalbano  
5/6/2016   Post a comment
Electrical engineers from the University of Washington and Delft University of Technology have developed a new type of sensor-based platform that harvests energy from radio waves for electricity.
Technology or Process: Find the Shortest Road to Efficiency & Productivity
Puga Sankara  
5/6/2016   Post a comment
Supply chain managers need to be very careful when evaluating new tools and technology to deploy in their supply chain.
The Importance of Temperature Controlled Shipping for Electronics
Jim Holmes  
4/28/2016   Post a comment
For goods such as electronics, temperature control is vital but something that may not be top of mind.
Trust but Verify: Wisdom on 3PL Relations
Puga Sankara  
4/22/2016   Post a comment
“Doveryai, no proveryai” - Trust but verify – As a 3PL are you able to provide service levels that are not just a trustworthy but also verifiable?
Big Gap Between Manufacturing Numbers & GDP Growth
B. Cameron Gain  
4/20/2016   Post a comment
For supply chain-related segments of the economy, including transportation and manufacturing, all is not rosy despite promising GDP figures.
Delving into the Top 5 Enterprise Labeling Trends
Josh Roffman  
4/18/2016   Post a comment
As labeling has becoming a mission-critical component in the supply chain, especially for those companies that are operating globally, we need to keep an eye on the trends and needs that are driving the optimization and efficacy of labeling.
The State of On-Shoring: The Problem of China
Jim O'Reilly  
4/14/2016   (7) comments
China has had a good run as a low-cost manufacturer with decent product quality, but labor costs have risen drastically over the last decade making the country vulnerable to re-sourcing decisions that take into account the logistics costs and risks associated with long pipelines.
Cell Phone Providers Deal with Used Device Onslaught
Irv Grossman  
3/28/2016   Post a comment
As much as we have forward logistics figured out as an industry, reverse logistics remains a new and largely unexplored territory for cell phone providers.
ACE Compliance Deadline Looming for Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2016   Post a comment
The logistics industry is looking carefully at the ACE initiative and how the newest requirements may change the way business must be done.
Samsung Beating Apple in the Innovation Game
Puga Sankara  
3/25/2016   Post a comment
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is better than iPhone because its battery lasts longer and it charges fast. Why can’t Apple make the iPhone battery bigger and incorporate fast and wireless charging?
Technology & Logistics Unite for the Benefit of Wearables
Brian Akers  
3/24/2016   (2) comments
Wearable technology companies need a strong logistics partner to meet growing demand.
How to Best Manage Your Supply Chain During Extreme Winter Weather
Jim Hoefflin  
3/21/2016   Post a comment
Your supply chain technology can help you make it through winter 2016 and beyond.
West Coast Shutdown Demonstrated Logistics Risks, Opportunities
Jodi Burrows  
3/21/2016   Post a comment
The West Coast Port shutdown highlighted the fragility of the global supply chain, the dependence of logistics companies on the West Coast gateway and the need for technology to improve port efficiency.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Christian Goehring, Avnet
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/16/2016   Post a comment
We sat down with one of Avnet's rising supply chain talents to ask him his thoughts on the electronics industry and the opportunities that a career in the supply chain provides.
Politics & the Supply Chain: A Look at the Election
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/11/2016   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs know that what happens at the voting polls and ultimately in the White House can make all the difference in what happens, good or bad, for the global supply chain.
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.
Taiwan Earthquake Leaves Supply Chain Warnings in its Wake
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/8/2016   Post a comment
The recent earthquake in Taiwan offers a conversation starter for global electronics OEMs who are hoping to leverage the event as a cautionary tale for risk planning.
Container Ship Capacity Growth Dips to Historic Low
B. Cameron Gain  
3/8/2016   Post a comment
Global container ship capacity is expected to grow by only 4.6% this year, with a significant reduction in boat construction and a higher rate of boat scrapping.
Logistics Management: How Market Volatility Impacts Freight Transportation Rates in 2016
Susan Fourtané  
3/7/2016   Post a comment
Industry analysts share views on how the economic slowdown of global markets is impacting freight transportation rates in 2016.
8 Questions to Measure Your Warehouse Automation Requirements
Aaron Corcoran  
3/3/2016   (1) comment
Warehouse automation technology helps organizations more efficiently utilize space and manage SKUs. So, what does it take to implement an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS)?
5 Steps to Shrinking Returnable Transport Items through Asset Tracking
Vikas Argod  
3/1/2016   Post a comment
Often, electronics products are transported and stored using assets that are valuable and durable enough to be used multiple times. Managing these assets properly makes good business sense.
Simulation Tools Optimize Processes & Take Surprises Out of WMS Deployments
Puga Sankara  
2/19/2016   Post a comment
Simulation is a very powerful tool that is underused in the supply chain. Today, major distributors move big volumes of really expensive merchandise are one exception. One would think, every major software vendor would offer this capability, but not yet.
Retailers Need to Woo Tech-Savvy Online Buyers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/12/2016   (1) comment
The more tech-savvy a customer is, the more likely that customer will want to buy their electronic gear using a mobile device, a new survey from UPS finds.
Paris Agreement: Supply Chain Implications
Susan Fourtané  
2/4/2016   (1) comment
The recent Paris Agreement climate deal by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in December puts a lot on the line in regards to supply chain management.
Shipping Left Out in Climate Pact, Industry Deals with It
B. Cameron Gain  
2/4/2016   Post a comment
The Paris climate agreement didn't specifically charge the logistics industry with a role in change, but the industry is taking up the mantle anyway.
5 Ways IPS Can Impact Warehouse Operations
Christian Lundquist  
2/1/2016   (1) comment
Companies that focus on logistics and warehouse management perpetually search for better ways of increasing productivity, cutting costs, and improving safety for both workers and goods.
8 Ways the Chennai Floods Demonstrated the (Good & Bad) Power of Social Media
Puga Sankara  
1/29/2016   Post a comment
The people of Chennai came together through Facebook and Twitter to help each other at the time of the historic torrential downpour that overwhelmed the entire city. The same type of social media tools can be leveraged within the supply chain network.
Mega-Mergers Will Likely Prompt Container Shipping Price Hikes
B. Cameron Gain  
1/28/2016   Post a comment
High-level mergers among the world’s largest container shipping companies are reshaping the global ocean transport industry--and in the end it may mean higher prices.
Amazon’s Transformation to Global Third-Party Logistics Provider
Laurie Sullivan  
1/18/2016   Post a comment
Amazon is extending its behemoth reach from e-commerce into logistics in a bid to service its own needs and increase revenues.
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.
The Changing Landscape of Global Ports
B. Cameron Gain  
1/13/2016   (7) comments
More than a dozen major ports are evolving to become critical players in the global supply chain list. Let's take a look at what ports are on the list.
Dachser Announces Name Change Effective Immediately
EBN Newswire  
1/12/2016   Post a comment
Dachser announced that the company will begin operating under a new trade name in the US market and will be known as Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics Inc., effective immediately.
15 New & Old Ports Emerge as Global Trade Players
B. Cameron Gain  
1/12/2016   Post a comment
A variety of business and political factors are behind the emergence of ports that will be critically important to the supply chain by 2020.
U.S. OEMs Face Big Fines With Canadian eManifest Enforcement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/8/2016   Post a comment
Moving data is often as important as moving freight. The Canadian eManifest is an important step toward improving security by receiving cargo and conveyance information before a shipment arrives at the border.
The Year in Review: Dangerous Goods Shipping Regs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/8/2016   Post a comment
Compliance around documentation and preparing dangerous shipments is a moving target. Today's infographic looks at the changes in the industry in the past year.
EBN's 2015 Top 10 Electronics Industry Slideshows
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/4/2016   Post a comment
The electronics supply chain has had an exciting year--and EBN was in the thick of it. Take a look at these ten winning slideshows that review, in pictures, great gains in technology, products, and supply chain practices.
Calculating the ROI of Your WMS
Eric Allais  
1/4/2016   (2) comments
Getting a positive ROI from a new WMS installation takes less time than distributors usually assume and the new system will continue to produce new improvements long after implementation.
Leaders Explore the Trade-Offs in Successful European Supply Chain Networks
Erik Diks  
12/22/2015   (1) comment
Supply chain and distribution costs vary significantly by product type and industry, a Chainalytics' study found. .
Time for a High-Tech Risk Makeover?
David Roegge  
12/20/2015   (1) comment
High-tech OEMs in particular need to be proactive in assessing and revising their risk profiles.
Automotive Enterprise Labeling: What to Look For
Harold Desjarlais  
12/17/2015   Post a comment
Enterprise labeling offers automotive manufacturers a variety of benefits. Choosing the correct solution, though, is a critical part to reaping potential rewards.
Holiday Season Raises Supply Chain Opportunity & Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/15/2015   Post a comment
At the holiday season, the supply chain is particularly important so risk planning is critical.
West Coast Port Headaches Revisited
Jonathan Gilbert  
12/15/2015   (1) comment
Just six months after the last round of unrest, another strike affects Southern California ports. Is your supply chain at risk?
High-Tech Shoppers Demand Delivery Options
David Roegge  
12/14/2015   (2) comments
Those shopping for high-tech holiday surprises are looking for carriers to offer flexible and user-focused delivery options.
5 Strategies for Optimizing Global Trade
Logical Link  
12/10/2015   Post a comment
Global trade inefficiencies compel chief supply chain officers to look for ways to reengineer and optimize the flow of goods.
Automotive Labeling: 7 Ways To Drive Supply Chain Efficiency
Harold Desjarlais  
12/10/2015   Post a comment
With the right enterprise labeling solution, automotive industry suppliers benefit in a variety of ways.
How Amazon Could Flex Supply Chain Deliveries
Laurie Sullivan  
12/9/2015   Post a comment
Amazon has eyed and captured many markets. Will logistical services be the company's next big move?
5 Ways for Electronics OEMs to Create Instant Gratification for Consumers
John Boucher  
12/8/2015   Post a comment
Customers want online orders rapidly filled but the solution isn’t in improving shipping times – it’s in improving order fulfillment.
Nearshoring Presents New Challenges for Transportation Industry
Mike Maris  
12/7/2015   Post a comment
Bringing manufacturing closer to home yeilds benefits but also creates logistical challenges.
Supply Chain Proves Critical for Black Friday Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/27/2015   (1) comment
Advanced supply chain planning is critical to success on the biggest consumer electronics buying weekend of the year.
European Supply Chains: A 2015 Retrospective
Bas Daver  
11/24/2015   Post a comment
Multinationals doing business in Europe will face continued supply chain pressures going into 2016, given increasingly disrupted global economies, the scaling up of omni-channel shopping, new technologies and network structures and evolving regulations.
Ensure Your Supply Chain Can Weather the Storm
Evan Puzey  
11/12/2015   Post a comment
For supply chain and transportation experts, weather is top of mind as they work to anticipate potential pitfalls. Technology, visibility, and transportation management solutions have a vital role to play in that preparation.
Bad Economic Winds Blow Good for Shipping Prices
B. Cameron Gain  
11/11/2015   Post a comment
The economic downturn has made shipping by sea more affordable for electronics OEMs.
How Top-Class Electronic Testing Keeps Customers Happy
Sven Boddington  
11/4/2015   Post a comment
When a product breaks or doesn't work, good systems for diagnosing and solving the problem may be the difference between happy customers and ex-customers.
Confluence of Tech Grows Virtualization Market for OEMs
Jon Peddie  
10/27/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, designers, architects, engineers, and even health care professionals are turning to remote graphics virtualization.
It’s Never Too Early for Holiday Prep
John Boucher  
10/23/2015   Post a comment
Pre-planning and forecasting can make for a happy and profitable holiday season.
Survive or Succeed: It Always Comes Back to Supply Chain
Gary Meyers  
10/21/2015   Post a comment
The biggest supply chain challenge may be lack of good, cross-functional information that can support solid business decision making.
Bracing for the Logistics' Industry Unprecedented Labor Shortage
Logical Link  
10/15/2015   (1) comment
An unprecedented truck driver shortage could be a significant issue for supply chain and logistics professionals. What can you do now to curb the impact?
What's Your Definition of 'Autonomous' Car?
Junko Yoshida  
10/13/2015   Post a comment
Doug Patton, CTO of Denso International America, Inc., said, “My idea of the autonomous car is sleeping in the backseat.” Is that yours too? Join our EE Times Radio panel debate, Oct. 26.
Hurricanes & the Electronics Supply Chain: A Survival Manual
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/8/2015   Post a comment
Hurricanes and other cataclysmic events are likely to happen eventually. Carefully planning ahead of time is the only cure.
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.
Taking a Deep Dive on Denied Party Screening
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/2/2015   Post a comment
Denied party screening is challenging, but critical to compliance.
Google Glass & Augmented Reality Benefit Warehouse Operations
Susan Fourtané  
9/29/2015   (1) comment
By 2017, the augmented reality market will grow to $5.2 billion becoming the next big thing in a variety of markets, including logistics and manufacturing.
Tesla Draws on Far-Flung Sources to Supply Gigafactory
Tam Harbert  
9/28/2015   Post a comment
Tesla's new gigafactory in Nevada may be located in the U.S. but the organization's supply chain reaches across the globe.
Leverage Gamification to Improve Worker Engagement
Puga Sankara  
9/25/2015   Post a comment
Do you often feel like your distribution center operators can do more, but for some reason they are just not engaged? Gamification could be an option to build better engagement between your operators and their work assignments.
JIT: The Promise of Emerging Tech for Electronics Manufacturing
Ariella Brown  
9/22/2015   Post a comment
With the advent of 3D printing, drones, and other emerging digital technologies, manufacturing is increasingly able to deliver on the promise of just in time manufacturing for consumers.
Finding the Value of Mobility in the Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/18/2015   Post a comment
At Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Supply Chain & Mobility Panel, we started talking about the value of mobility in the supply chain—an important conversation for our industry.
Robotics Take a Place in Manufacturing & Logistics
Logical Link  
9/17/2015   (1) comment
Robots, which have become, smarter, cheaper and faster, are taking on more jobs in manufacturing and logistics facilities.




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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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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.
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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.