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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   (1) comment
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.
Use Logistics to Maintain a Global Electronics Presence
Mary E. Shacklett  
9/16/2015   Post a comment
The road to success for electronics OEMs are paved with innovative new products. A strong logistics infrastructure and partnerships, though, is also important.
5 Ways IoT Is About to Transform the Electronics Landscape
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/11/2015   (3) comments
The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to transform the electronics and manufacturing sectors in ways that we are only just beginning to understand.
Mobile Tech Extends the Life of Legacy Systems
Puga Sankara  
9/11/2015   Post a comment
A legacy warehouse management system doesn't have to mean that your organization can't take advantage of the latest mobile technologies that help in the warehouse.
Counterfeiting: The Rising Threat to Electronics Manufacturers
Joe Longo  
9/10/2015   (2) comments
Counterfeiting is a real and present danger in the electronics supply chain. Enterprise labeling potentially starts to address the need to track and trace components.
Preparing for Wearables: IoT in the Supply Chain
Malcolm Ross  
9/4/2015   Post a comment
Tying the Internet of Things to a strategy for mobile device is not only forward-thinking, but gets to the heart of what good supply chain management is all about.
Key Questions for Finding the Right Carriers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/4/2015   Post a comment
Ask the right questions and you'll find the right carriers for your business.
Protecting Trade Secrets with Third Parties
Pamela Passman  
9/3/2015   Post a comment
To meet the ‘reasonable steps’ requirement when gaining legal redress against trade secret theft, it’s processes not just policies that prevail.
A Customs Checklist: Must-Knows for Importers & Exporters
Jim Miller  
9/2/2015   Post a comment
Customs delays often hampers getting OEMs from getting products on the shelves quickly. However, this checklist will help you avoid some common pitfalls whether you are exporting or importing.
Mission Possible: Getting Crowdfunded Hardware to Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/24/2015   Post a comment
Getting funding for a new hardware idea may be the easiest pat of getting an electronic hardware product to market. Building an excellent supply chain is a lot more complex.
Smart Trailers Monitor Themselves & More
Mike Maris  
8/21/2015   Post a comment
One of the coolest places we are seeing IoT/M2M technology may be in the logistics areas. Smart trailers are making the whole supply chain smarter.
3 Overlooked Locales for a Distribution Center
Tam Harbert  
8/20/2015   Post a comment
Location, location, location... Picking the right place to put an electronics distribution warehouse can be a chore. A recent study, though, identifies some little known but promising locales.
Reclaim Time & Productivity with a Warehouse Management System
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/7/2015   Post a comment
With globalization and a quickly changing business environment, a warehouse management system is now a necessity rather than a nice to have.
Supply Chain Futures: Turning a Tech Eye on Bangladesh
Logical Link  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
About 70% of Bangladesh’s population is under 35. Besides ushering in mobile technology-related start-up investment, could this also pave a new direction for the country’s manufacturing base?
How Connected Trucks Will Change Logistics by 2020
Susan Fourtané  
8/3/2015   Post a comment
Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) technology is going to change logistics dramatically by the year 2020.
Descartes Signs Agreement With SAP to Enhance Transportation Management Connectivity, Collaboration & Regulatory Compliance
EBN Newswire  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
Descartes Systems Group announced that it has signed a software development cooperation agreement with SAP SE.
Why Whole Chain Visibility is Important for Keeping Score
Kerwin Everson  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
Whole chain visibility lets distribution centers pull ahead of the pack in terms of team work.
Li Tong Group Launches Motorola’s Online Take-Back Program in France, Germany & the U.K.
EBN Newswire  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
The program developed and administered by Li Tong Group (LTG) maximizes value and sustainability of Motorola’s reverse supply chain management (RSCM) operations.
How Poor Transportation Capacity Hurts the Supply Chain
Logical Link  
7/27/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain executives will have to weather a variety of transportation, logistics, and infrastructure capacity issues that could affect how goods move through the pipeline.
Big Data & Automobiles: Crowdsourcing the Supply Chain
Mitchell Miller  
7/21/2015   Post a comment
Although crowdsourcing has gotten more attention in the conumer space than anywhere else, this powerful tool has the potential to streamline supply chain and logistics efforts.
Complex Hazmat Transport Regs Would Even Challenge Einstein, Shipping Execs Say in Survey
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Hazardous materials rules are just plain confusing, execs say in a recent survey.
CLX Logistics Strengthens Partnership With Kewill & Launches Kewill Forwarding for Freight Forwarding Services
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
With a Single Integrated Platform, Organization Streamlines Shipment Processes and Enhances Visibility for Customers
5 Logistics Mobile Apps for Small Biz
Jane Miller  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
You don't have to be big to automate pieces of your logistics process. These five apps offer necessary features for any electronics company with logistical woes.
Toyota Industrial Equipment Selects Sprint as Exclusive Network Provider for First-Of-A-Kind Forklift Vehicle Management System, T-Matics Mobile
EBN Newswire  
7/8/2015   Post a comment
Warehouse and distribution center managers can now instantly evaluate and coordinate forklift fleet and operator activity across multiple facilities.
Li Tong Group (LTG) Names Linda Li Chief Strategy Officer
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Widely recognized expert tapped to oversee new markets, continued growth, research and development and investor relations.
UPS Releases Fifth Annual High Tech Survey Results
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
UPS Change in Chain Survey finds: 74% expect high-tech exports to grow at the same or faster pace 45% of survey respondents using new right-shoring strategy 71% said they are already selling products in China 70% have hands-on experience with 3D printing
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.
Dimensional Pricing is Here to Stay
Joe Bartone  
6/18/2015   Post a comment
Dimensional pricing is more than just a flash in the pan. It's rapidly evolving as an industry standard.
Robots Improve Logistics in the Electronics Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Robotics may be a key technology in meeting the demand in the electronics supply chain for greater logistics efficiency.
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.




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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!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.