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Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Quintiq
EBN Newswire  
7/24/2014   Post a comment
Extends 3DEXPERIENCE platform to global business operations planning
What Buyers Must Know About PCB Surface Finishes
Michael Allen  
7/21/2014   (4) comments
Buyers should consider the impact of board finish selection on PCB assembly yields, labor costs, and quality, not just BOM cost.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 2
Apek Mulay  
7/18/2014   (7) comments
Semiconductor leaders speak to the future of the semiconductor industry, calling for collaboration and innovation.
Laying Down the Law Against Counterfeiters
Bruce Gain  
7/17/2014   (5) comments
The use of new harsher penalties for trafficking in counterfeit technology for military use shows the feds are serious about a crackdown.
Streamlining the Supply Chain With PIM
Jennifer Krizanek  
7/16/2014   (2) comments
Product Information Management systems can go a long way toward greasing the wheels of a global distribution system.
Consistency Concerns Loom Larger as Chips Get Smaller
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/15/2014   (2) comments
The demand for increasingly smaller devices drives the innovation in designing smaller processors. But at that small a scale, consistent performance can be tough to achieve.
3D Printing Might Bring Manufacturing Back to Canada
Ariella Brown  
7/11/2014   (32) comments
The key isn't to see it as a replacement for traditional manufacturing, but as a vital new adjunct.
Master Data Management: Key to Creating a Data-Driven Organization
Jennifer Krizanek  
7/10/2014   (11) comments
Speed and flexibility are vital to a manufacturer these days, and information helps drive those to areas to be most effective.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 1
Apek Mulay  
7/9/2014   (16) comments
We're looking at what leaders at top semiconductor industry veterans see on the horizon for the industry -- and discussing it with a macro-economic lens.
Panasonic to Make 14nm SoCs at Intel
Rick Merritt  
7/8/2014   (3) comments
Panasonic is joining several other companies that are taking advantage of Intel’s fabs to manufacture chips. It’s part of a broader initiative within Intel to help the business grow.
Distributors Hit the Designer/DIY Flashpoint
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/7/2014   (15) comments
The line between the Do-It-Yourselfer (DIY) and the true electronics designer is being blurred. Innovation is coming from all over. We wanted to know if the distribution community is ready.
Procurement Skills Increasingly Critical to Supply Chain
At the Source  
7/2/2014   (7) comments
Increasingly, purchasing is becoming an even more strategic part of supply chain activities. It can make the profession challenging, but the potential benefits are clear.
The Benefits of Supply Chain Sustainability
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/1/2014   (6) comments
Supply chain sustainability leads to clear benefits to the organization, not only from an environmental perspective, but also in terms of reduced costs and increased customer benefits. However, to reap these benefits, organizations need to make a concerted effort to disseminate the vision throughout the organization.
Multi-Channel Distribution: Can You Handle It?
Frank Cavallaro  
7/1/2014   (5) comments
Distributors and manufacturers are grappling with the increasingly complex nature of the rapidly changing environment of multi-channel distribution.
IPC's 'Meet the Policymakers' Program Hosts Congressional Visits From Coast to Coast
EBN Newswire  
6/30/2014   (1) comment
IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries co-hosted congressional visits to Optimum Design Associates and JPS Industries.
Build a Trade Secret Bulwark, Block by Block
Craig Moss  
6/30/2014   (2) comments
A new framework for protecting trade secrets offers companies a practical, step-by-step guide, from asset inventory to risk analysis and protection measures.
Making Sense of Supply Chain Sustainability
Wade McDaniel  
6/27/2014   (4) comments
To catch on, supply chain sustainability projects need to demonstrate that they are inherently better business. The "green" benefits, then, are an added bonus.
Entry Deadline Nears for 'Create the Future' Design Contest
EBN Newswire  
6/27/2014   (1) comment
Mouser Electronics reminds engineers and students worldwide to hurry and send in their entries for the Create the Future Design Contest
Electronics Growth Positive Around the World
Latest Research  
6/26/2014   (2) comments
Electronics production growth has turned positive in 2014 for all key geographic regions. The graph below shows three-month-average change versus a year ago for electronics production in local currency through April 2014.
European e-Invoicing Service Providers Processed More than 800 Million e-Invoices, EESPA Says
Latest Research  
6/26/2014   (1) comment
840 million electronic invoices were processed and delivered to invoice receivers in 2013 by members of the European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA), based on a set of survey results completed in June 2014.
The CPO Role Shift: Are You Ready?
Diptarup Chakraborti  
6/26/2014   (8) comments
It's time for the chief procurement officer to take its place as a strategic function within the organization.
Cyber Espionage Spells Trouble for High-Tech Supply Chain Planning
At the Source  
6/25/2014   (8) comments
The US has China in its sights over the issue of cyber espionage. Smart supply chain execs need to keep their attention on this evolving issue, which could impact product demand.
GreenPeak Posts New 'Small Data Versus Big Data' White Paper
EBN Newswire  
6/24/2014   (2) comments
GreenPeak Technologies has created a white paper that details how tiny bits of information collected from billions of devices will create a repository of information that will transform lives and generate new business sectors.
IoT & the Age of SCM 2.0 Enhances Supply Chain
Udaya Shankar  
6/24/2014   (2) comments
As the Internet of Things evolves, supply chain management is coming into a new era. The technology brings deeper intelligence that will be nothing but beneficial.
Live Chat 6/23: Smart Homes & Semiconductors
EBN Dialogue  
6/23/2014   (183) comments
As much as we talk about big data, "little data" (all those bits and bytes generated by smart appliances and technologies) are also going to change the industry. We've invited Cees Links, founder and CEO of fabless semiconductor company GreenPeak Technologies and a pioneer of the wireless data industry, to talk about how the evolution of smart home data communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to impact the electronics industry.
Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Key Assets
Craig Moss  
6/23/2014   (19) comments
Companies need to take measures to prevent the theft of critical trade secrets along global supply chains -- a threat that is growing with the fragmentation of supply chains, digitization of information, and increasingly competitive marketplace.
Infographic: Looking at the End of Life of Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2014   (4) comments
E-waste recycling is still underutilized. Let's look at the potential for doing better in the future.
INSIGHT Poised to Help Companies Meet Sustainability Goals
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2014   Post a comment
INSIGHT, provider of planning solutions, announces it is specially poised to help companies meet their supply chain sustainability goals
Live Chat 6/23: Smart Homes, Semis & the Proliferation of Small Data
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2014   (2) comments
As much as we talk about big data, "little data" (all those bits and bytes generated by smart appliances and technologies) are also going to change the industry. We've invited Cees Links, founder and CEO of fabless semiconductor company GreenPeak Technologies and a pioneer of the wireless data industry, to talk about how the evolution of smart home data communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to affect the electronics industry.
Electronics Industry Vulnerable to International Politics
Hal Quinn  
6/19/2014   (2) comments
Today, a global electronics supply chain is the norm. Unfortunately, reliance on foreign sources can leave the supply chain vulnerable to international and political discord.
10 Robots You Don't Want to Mess With
Ann R. Thryft  
6/18/2014   (9) comments
The current crop of military robots includes small, tank-like unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs); more specialized types like large autonomous vehicles; and both large and small winged robots, one carrying its own fuel cell.
Resilience in Supply Chain Management: Interview With Gene Long Jr., Part 2
Susan Fourtané  
6/17/2014   Post a comment
Learn how to prepare and adapt to avoid and mitigate risk in your supply chain.
Resilience in Supply Chain Management: Interview With Gene Long, Jr., Part 1
Susan Fourtané  
6/16/2014   (3) comments
Gene Long, Jr., vice president of Chainalytics, a supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence firm, shares his expertise in supply chain resilience.
Alibaba's IPO, AmazonSupply & the Supply Chain Connection
Logical Link  
6/16/2014   (28) comments
Any big business moves are likely to affect the connected supply chain. Let's look at how recent happenings at Alibaba and Amazon are likely to shake things up.
Connecting the Dots in Design for Environment
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2014   (14) comments
In order to achieve true sustainability, OEMs need to be thinking about the environment from the day a product idea is captured on paper all the way until it makes its way to the landfill or recycling center.
IoT & the Innovation Gap
Christian DeFeo  
6/11/2014   (9) comments
Too often, innovation gets mired in the corporate mindset. To move ahead, organizations need to find ways to allow innovation without complete assurance of ROI.
Physics, Not Economics, Will End Moore's Law
Apek Mulay  
6/11/2014   (22) comments
Too often, the semiconductor industry talks about technology evolution, but economic evolution may be the key to success.
Graphene Set to Change the Future of Electronics
Susan Fourtané  
6/11/2014   (11) comments
Graphene's discovered superconducting properties could make up for a great superhero's secret super-material.
Google's $30 Billion for International M&A, Contract Manufacturer
Laurie Sullivan  
6/9/2014   (9) comments
According to the SEC, Google has a stockpile of money. Maybe they should look at going into high-tech manufacturing.
Resilience: A Key Factor in Supply Chain Sustainability
Nick Testa  
6/6/2014   (1) comment
Sustainability that takes a broad look at internal and external factors has the potential to ensuring a successful long-term supply chain strategy.
Day-to-Day Facilities Management Saves Big Money in Fab
Mary E. Shacklett  
6/5/2014   (4) comments
As shifts in demand and pricing changes the math on electronic components, organizations need to look closely at fabrication planning.
Supply Chain Agility: Nokia's Supply Chain Management Success
Susan Fourtané  
6/4/2014   (12) comments
Adapting and handling supply chain management disruption strategically is a proven recipe for agility and success.
Smart Watches: A Healthy Opportunity for OEMs
At the Source  
6/4/2014   (2) comments
The smart watches of the near future promise to push the boundaries beyond simple time and data delivery as they move toward being true health trackers.
Transparency at the Cross Dock
Michael B. Lee  
6/4/2014   (2) comments
The cross dock has long been a critical tool for companies in the last mile of the supply chain. But today's increasingly fast-paced, high-complexity environment brings a new set of challenges.
Slow Growth Continues for the North American PCB Industry
Latest Research  
6/3/2014   (2) comments
IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announced today the April findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program.
Production Volumes Will Test B2B Omnichannel
Wade McDaniel  
6/3/2014   (1) comment
Real-time, multi-channel availability is happening, but hasn't come into full-blown reality yet. It's going to take time to get to the full potential of omnichannel.
The Changing Face of Distribution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2014   (2) comments
Arrow Electronics chief executive Mike Long gives his take on the distribution industry, today and into the future, and shares how Arrow is evolving to meet the changing demands of the industry.
The Supply Chain Top 25 Is Getting Boring
Kevin O’Marah  
6/2/2014   (2) comments
Thought leader Kevin O'Marah takes Gartner to task over its Top 25 Supply Chain list. It's time to shake things up.
Infographic: Electronic Component Counterfeiting & Product Life Cycle
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/30/2014   (6) comments
Product life cycles and counterfeit components are clearly related. Here's a look at how the way we manage end of life on components can increase the use of counterfeit components.
CNC Machinist Skills Gap Speaks Volumes About US Manufacturing
At the Source  
5/30/2014   (7) comments
The pool of CNC operators is scarce, and demand is on the rise. It's time for industry and educators to team up and fill the gap.
Final DoD Counterfeit Rule: Good but Not Enough
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/29/2014   (8) comments
The final rule of the Department of Defense tackles the problem of detecting and avoiding counterfeit parts in the electronics supply chain. It's a solid start, but there's room for improvement.
Death, Injury & Supply Chain Security
Bruce Gain  
5/28/2014   (3) comments
With the evolution of the Internet of Things, the electronics industry needs to take a good hard look at managing security concerns.
Live Chat 5/29: Big Data & Security in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/27/2014   (1) comment
Join us for an EBN live chat on Thursday, May 29 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) in the EBN chat area with Dataguise's Manmeet Singh. We'll be discussing best-practices around data privacy protection in the big-data world.
Harnessing the Creativity of the Crowd for Productive Innovation
Pierfrancesco Manenti  
5/27/2014   (5) comments
GE's first micro-factory may point to a new age of the cottage industry, but it won't end manufacturing as we know it.
Army to Big City: 3D Printing Reshapes the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/26/2014   (7) comments
More than just a geeky novelty, 3D printing has potential to streamline the supply chain. The US Army has already found some solid applications.
The Hackaday Prize
Steve Taranovich  
5/23/2014   (12) comments
The Hackaday Prize boasts the richest and most compelling prize pool ever available to hardware hackers, including a trip into space.
Infographic: The Fact & (Science) Fiction of 3D Printing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2014   (12) comments
Although not yet mainstream, it's clear that 3D printing is set to shift the electronics manufacturing landscape, from how products are designed to how the supply chain evolves.
Onshoring the Robots
Jim O'Reilly  
5/23/2014   (20) comments
With even giants like Foxconn aiming to go robot, why not put them closer to the consumer?
Electronics Decision Makers Leverage Online Sources
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2014   (9) comments
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study, an annual ranking based on perceptions by supply chain, corporate, and design executives, looks at how electronics organizations get online information.
Teardown Compares Combo Sensors
Romain Fraux  
5/21/2014   (1) comment
The latest nine-axis combo sensors from Bosch, InvenSense, and STMicro have similar costs, despite different designs, according to a System Plus Consulting chip teardown.
Busting Common Channel Incentive Management Myths, Part 2
Revving Revenue  
5/21/2014   (7) comments
Every company talks about managing revenue, and some think they are doing fine. Often, however, there are unforeseen problems.
Social Media Transforms Transparency in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/21/2014   (16) comments
The new era of social data has the potential to help companies across the electronics supply chain make better decisions and get better results.
Deal Negotiation: How Chip Makers Can Regain Control of Their Margins
Chanan Greenberg  
5/19/2014   (13) comments
OEMs are always looking for semiconductors that provide more performance and lower prices. Semiconductor makers need to learn better negotiation.
Why Burger King Is a Better Role Model for the Electronics Supply Chain Than Amazon.com
David Paulson  
5/16/2014   (20) comments
Delivery performance is increasingly recognized as a key driver of customer satisfaction. Rather than trying to emulate Amazon's success, it might be better to use Burger King as a model for omnichannel service.
Accusations in GM Scandal Trickle Down the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
5/15/2014   (1) comment
GM has been in the cross hairs for not bringing product failures to light. Further down the supply chain, though, partners may be deemed equally at fault.
Steve Wozniak, Apple Cofounder, Addresses Smith & Associates 30th Anniversary Event
EBN Newswire  
5/15/2014   Post a comment
Groundbreaking engineer emphasizes importance of quality
Sustainability: Regulations & Standards Galore
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/14/2014   Post a comment
The alphabet soup of standards surrounding sustainability initiatives can be confusing, but compliance is critical, and can improve business results.
It’s Cool Working at ASML if You Got Supply Chain DNA
EBN Sponsored Resources  
5/14/2014  
Intel’s Foundry Goal: Next-Gen Systems?
Tam Harbert  
5/13/2014   (10) comments
Intel's foundry profile is on the rise, but the question remains about where the chip maker really intends to go.
WEEE Creating a Recycling Boon
Logical Link  
5/12/2014   (2) comments
A newly minted recycling program has the potential to create new sourcing opportunities.
Securing the Semiconductor Supply Chain
Jeffrey Simon  
5/8/2014   (2) comments
It's time for semiconductor manufacturers to step up and ensure the integrity and validity of devices in the supply chain.
Onshoring Because IP Matters
Frank Cavallaro  
5/6/2014   (3) comments
Here's why intellectual property has helped fuel onshoring.
Resilinc Announces SupplyIntel Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Module to Protect Against Brand Risk
EBN Newswire  
5/5/2014   Post a comment
Resilinc Corp. today announced the immediate availability of SupplyIntelTM CSR Module.
The Growing Case for Corporate Sustainability Management
Art Figueroa  
5/5/2014   (6) comments
Good sustainability is good business. Most business people would agree that successful CSM occurs when the goals of reduced costs and reduced carbon footprints are achieved simultaneously.
Building a Defense to Confound Counterfeiters
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5/2/2014  
Avnet Supply Chain Velocity March 2014 Issue
Infographic: 3D Printing Changes Manufacturing Landscape
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/2/2014   (12) comments
Each new technology that bursts onto the scene has the potential to change the supply chain for good or ill. 3D printing is one that is already making its mark.
Supply Chain: To Thine Own Self Be True
Lynn Torrel  
5/1/2014   (1) comment
Ethics has always been the goal in this industry. Today's supply chain professionals are challenged with knowing where to draw the lines.
Keeping Europe Competitive: Bring Back the Factories
Logical Link  
4/30/2014   (5) comments
On-shoring and re-shoring aren't buzzwords just in the US. Increasingly, European OEMs are looking at bringing manufacturing back to home shores.
Onshoring: The Role of Transparency
Frank Cavallaro  
4/29/2014   (8) comments
The complexity of having the supply chain stretch across multiple borders has fueled calls for improved transparency and, in effect, onshoring. Consumers are no longer letting companies play ignorant about abuses in foreign factories.
Building a Business Case for Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/28/2014   (2) comments
Greg Frazier, senior vice president of business development and innovation at Avnet Inc., shares his thoughts on innovation and the supply chain.
The Tricky Game of Risk Management
Logical Link  
4/28/2014   (3) comments
Too often, risk management is a conversation rather than a deliberate set of activities. The place to start is defining what exactly we mean when we talk about it.
All-in-One Mobile Security Set to Make Ripples in the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
4/28/2014   (1) comment
Security is a critical component for any of today's IT systems, but it can lead to sourcing headaches. An all-in-one solution may be just what the doctor ordered.
Old Supply Chain Dogs Find New Tactics From Marketing
Laurie Sullivan  
4/25/2014   (8) comments
Workhorses like Adobe, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce, and others with roots in software to support procurement and supply chain manufacturing continue to acquire technology for online marketing.
Infographic: iPhone Manufacturing Makes a Global Impact
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/25/2014   (7) comments
The iPhone touches the whole world... and big electronics companies are talking about environmental impact in new ways.
Worldwide Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Spending Declined 11.5 Percent
Latest Research  
4/23/2014   (1) comment
Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending declined 11.5 percent in 2013, according to final results by Gartner.
Public Companies Fail in Dodd-Frank Compliance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/23/2014   (7) comments
By the end of May, publicly traded companies will be required to report the use of certain minerals in their products. Compliance, though, is proving anything but easy.
Beyond Smocks & Straps: Auditing ESD Protection
Michael Allen  
4/23/2014   (7) comments
When you outsource PCB assembly, here’s what you need to ask your EMS partners about ESD protection for your boards during production.
4 Steps to Successful Sales & Operations Planning
Michael Schmitt  
4/22/2014   (7) comments
Achieving collaborative sales and operations planning takes effort, but the rewards are huge.
Headed Home: The Role of Proximity in On Shoring
Frank Cavallaro  
4/22/2014   (8) comments
Proximity has played a large role in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. Let's think about why that might be.
3D Printing: Asking the Environmental Question
Logical Link  
4/21/2014   (9) comments
3D printing may be a boon for electronics designers, but this new technology gets a mixed environmental report card.
Closing the Gap Between Data & Usable Info
David Park  
4/21/2014   (11) comments
Semiconductor manufacturing creates huge amounts of data. Leveraged intelligently, all of this information can lead to much better business.
Crowdsourcing the Counterfeiting Problem
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/18/2014   (19) comments
Counterfeit components remain a huge headache for electronics OEMs. A newly formed community hopes to crowdsource a solution.
Get the Most Out of Your Current ERP Solution
Susan Fourtané  
4/17/2014   (4) comments
Enhanced the productivity and efficiency of your organization by optimizing your ERP software solution.
Hardware Companies Win VC Appeal, Too
Logical Link  
4/16/2014   (1) comment
Electronics hardware OEMs are getting their share of attention from venture capital firms. The supply chain will have to keep an eye on this trend to stay ready.
The Dollars & Sense of Onshoring
Frank Cavallaro  
4/15/2014   (14) comments
For some organizations, onshoring can make real financial sense. Here's why.
Apple's Run at Auto Industry Makes Tier-1 Suppliers Nervous
Bruce Gain  
4/14/2014   (10) comments
Apple is making some noise in the automotive industry with its CarPlay infotainment operating system, making tier-1 suppliers nervous about the potential of an industry takeover.
Curing Supply Chain Tunnel Vision
Wade McDaniel  
4/14/2014   (1) comment
Supply chain professionals need to look beyond their own industry to spot important issues that will affect the electronics supply chain.
Use PR to Help Launch Your Tech Startup
Mark Shapiro  
4/11/2014   (10) comments
Good PR practices can take a well-designed and well-made electronics product to the next level.
High-Tech Execs Offer Lessons Learned in Emerging Market Expansion
Change in the Chain  
4/10/2014   (1) comment
OEMs are eying emerging markets as a valuable and profitable new venue to sell their wares.
5 Business Benefits of a Fluid Distribution Network
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/9/2014   (3) comments
By leveraging today's technologies, organizations can move toward capturing the benefits of a fluid distribution network.




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