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Kanban Logistics Receives AS 9100 Quality Standard Certification
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5/26/2015   Post a comment
Kanban Logistics, a North Carolina-based third party logistics provider serving the Mid-Atlantic Region, has received a certificate of registration for the AS9100 quality standard.
LOGI Boards Now Available from Newark element14 Provide FPGA Functionality
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5/26/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 is launching the LOGI Boards, an easy-to-use ecosystem of hardware and software that brings FPGA functionality to both the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone boards.
IoT & Industry Regulations: New Standard in Global Business
Deborah Grant  
5/26/2015   Post a comment
When emerging technology and compliance issues collide, manuafacturers ahve to work hard to stay ahead of the curve.
Is the Data Steward the New Data Police?
Frank Cavallaro  
5/26/2015   Post a comment
Some business users are under the impression data stewards play dual roles, championing the organization’s data governance program while also using their position to crack down on anyone stepping out of line.
Design Visualization Is Advancing in the Plant
Rob Spiegel  
5/25/2015   Post a comment
Advanced visualization can depict an entire plant in motion, while also detailing an individual workstation. Individual products can be rendered different for each discipline involved — marketing, engineering, or suppliers.
Procurement Proves Critical in Delivering Organizational Strategy
Priyanka Potdukhe  
5/25/2015   Post a comment
Procurement can make strategic differences in the organization if it is properly integrated into the fabric of the leadership.
Mao Zedong & Little Red Internet
Junko Yoshida  
5/22/2015   Post a comment
Linking Internet leaders like Jack Ma with Chairman Mao
Call for Change: Wearables for Good Design Challenge Looks for Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   (1) comment
UNICEF and ARM are working together to challenge designers to create wearable products that address key global issues.
Looking at the Who & How of Electronics Component Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study takes a close look at how design, corporate and supply chain professionals are using online sources, from information aggregators and search engines to social media.
2015 Top 25 Global Franchised Distributors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/21/2015   Post a comment
There are plenty of familiar names on the guest list for EBN's list of the top 25 global franchised distributors for 2015. Who do you think will be invited to the party next year?
Collaborative Robots Are Helping Fuel a Robotics Boom
Rob Spiegel  
5/20/2015   Post a comment
The market for small, flexible robots is growing at a time when robots in general are surging in popularity in plants across the globe.
Transparency Combats Human Trafficking & Slavery in the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/20/2015   Post a comment
In an effort to stem the problem of human trafficking and slavery, California lawmakers are forging a new path in legislating transparency in the supply chain of large organizations.
Recycled 3DP Materials, Recyclers, and Embedded Recycling Codes
Ann R. Thryft  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Here are new recycled materials, new recycling machines, and other news about recycling 3D printed materials we've put together in one place.
Li Tong Group (LTG) Executive Linda Li to Speak at 9th Annual Hi-Tech and Electronics Supply Chain Summit – Europe
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Li’s speech will offer in-depth analysis of the challenges facing hi-tech global supply chain networks and explore potential solutions.
After a Year of Declines, the Power Management Semiconductor Market Surged 7% in 2014
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Industrial and automotive end markets fueled rapid growth.
element14 Unveils the 16 |Finalists in its Global Crowdsourcing Initiative to Find the Dream Development Kit
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Data from 2,400 designs reveals the connectivity options, sensors and features engineers want from development kits
INSIGHT Improves Supply Chain Design Data Visualization
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Automatic Export Capabilities Power Maps, Graphics and Data Manipulation via Tableau and Excel
MultiTech Unites with Future, ARM and Aeris to Host the “IoT – Prototype to Production Workshop”
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Industry Executives and Engineers Unite to Share Information on Development in the IoT space at Hacker DoJo
IBM Surrenders to China’s IT Infrastructure Wishes
At the Source  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs who want to sell products in China are having to rethink their supply chain strategy. IBM has taken lead in the charge in this new direction.
Adopt Enterprise Labeling & Improve Your Bottom Line
Deborah Grant  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
As IT systems proliferate every part of the organization, downtime can translate to huge costs. Enterprise labeling can help mitigate the risk.
IoT World: Separating Smart & Dumb Things
Thomas Claburn  
5/18/2015   (1) comment
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
Supply Chain Pain
EBN Poll  
5/18/2015   (1) comment
Top 10 Ins & Outs of Shipping Lithium Batteries
Alasdair Philip  
5/18/2015   Post a comment
Lithium batteries are safe to ship...if you follow best practices.
10 Business Continuity Tips for the Global Supply Chain Era
Bruce Gain  
5/18/2015   (1) comment
Supply chain disruptions are the nightmare of every OEM, but careful business planning can help mitigate the risk that is always on the rise, especially in a global supply chain.
Exel Encourages Technology Companies to Take an Innovative Approach to Supply Chain or Risk Chasing Competitors
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5/14/2015   Post a comment
Exel and DHL Supply Chain released a new white paper that revealed technology companies must take an innovative approach to their product development and apply it to their supply chain management to help prevent loss of market share.
DARPA Robots Aim for Finish Line
R. Colin Johnson  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
Next month 25 finalists will compete in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) with a $3.5 million purse--$2 million for first place, $1 million for second place and $500,000 for third place.
As Smartphone Panel Prices Fall, Panel Makers Focus on Cost Reduction, IHS Says
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5/14/2015   Post a comment
As smartphone panel selling prices continue to fall, display manufacturers are focused on finding ways to reduce production costs, in order to eke out profits.
Gartner Announces Rankings of Its 2015 Supply Chain Top 25
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5/14/2015   Post a comment
Amazon Takes the Top Spot in Top 25 Rankings; Apple and P&G Move into New Masters Category. Winners Revealed at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ
Med-Tech Offers Healthy Opportunities for OEMs
Logical Link  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
Medical technology is not only changing lives from a health perspective. It may be offering renewed longevity for OEMs looking for new opportunities.
Getting Beyond the Buzz: Analytics and S&OP
Ken Fordyce  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
More than just a buzz word, analytics can be a critical part of sales and operations planning--and can be a real boon to the supply chain.
A Healthy Dose of Data
José Fernández Villaseñor  
5/13/2015   Post a comment
The role of the Internet of Things is driving health and wellness.
Connected Car Market Worth $46.69 Million by 2020
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5/13/2015   Post a comment
According to a new market research report, the Connected Car Market is expected to reach $46.69 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 10.82% from 2014 to 2020.
Supply Chain Cost Reductions Fail to Fuel Mid-Market Growth
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/13/2015   Post a comment
A focus on increasing the strategic worth of the supply chain, not cost reductions, is the key strategy for mid-market manufacturers hoping to grow.
First Quarter Semiconductor Sales Up 6% Compared to Last Year
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Global industry posts 23rd consecutive month of year-to-year sales increases; March sales in Americas increase 14.2% year-to-year to lead all regions.
Arrow Electronics Completes Acquisition of ATM Electronic Corp.
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics announced today the successful completion of the acquisition of ATM Electronic Corp.,
u-blox Joins M2M Alliance
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Global platform drives innovation in M2M solutions and Internet of Things (IoT).
prpl Foundation Strengthens Board with New Members from Broadcom, Lantiq, Qualcomm
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Five additional companies also join the foundation.
Gartner Says Worldwide Supply Chain Management and Procurement Software Market Grew 10.8% in 2014
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Analysts Explore Key Issues in Supply Chain Industry at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015 May 12-14 in Phoenix
NIST Awards $7.8 Million for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Planning Grants
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) just announced 16 awards totaling $7.8 million to help accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States.
3D Printers Are Building on a Strong Foundation as Satisfaction Among Users Soars, IDC Says
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
While 3D printers have gained notoriety in recent years, this segment of the printer market is poised to take a major step forward as adoption rates increase and solutions become more viable.
Commitment to Conflict-Free: Supporting the Spirit & Letter of the Law
Per Loof  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Proactive action will bring conflict minerals legislation to a place where organizations are supporting both the letter and spirit of the laws.
Change: The Manufacturing Rule, Rather Than the Exception
Deborah Grant  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
New technologies are changing the manufacturing landscape and new labelling systems work to address the changing needs of the supply chain.
New 3D Printing File Format Released
Ann R. Thryft  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Microsoft, HP, Dassault, and other industry heavyweights in 3D printing have launched a new 3DP file format, 3MF. The consortium says the spec will more fully describe a 3D model and will be interoperable with multiple applications, platforms, services, and printers.
Distributor Quandary: Amazon's Bid for Business Buyers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Retail behomoth Amazon is taking aim at business buyers, and, although most aren't concerned about today, electronics buyers are wondering what the future will bring.
Create a Customer First Supply Chain for True Transformation
Susan Fourtané  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Learn how to embrace change to become a customer-centric value chain following expert advice from Oracle's Matthew Banks.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Proves Engineering Truisms
Suzanne Deffree  
5/8/2015   Post a comment
Describing the design and mission of Curiosity Rover, NASA's Luke Dubord reminded embedded systems developers that real engineering is hard facts, big dreams, and teamwork.
DIY/Makers Forge New Trails in Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/8/2015   Post a comment
The maker movement is thriving in the electronics industry--and these technology enthusiasts may just be building the next wave of technology innovation.
IoT Buzz Sounds Like the Dot Com Era
Rob Spiegel  
5/7/2015   Post a comment
PTC's LiveWorx 2015 IoT conference is tauting the transformative power of connected everything.
West Coast Port Headaches Continue
Jonathan Gilbert  
5/7/2015   Post a comment
Labor issues at Long Beach and Los Angeles ports are causing major headaches for supply chain managers. Again.
American Society of Transportation and Logistics to Merge with APICS
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5/6/2015   Post a comment
Combination Extends Expertise of Global Leader in Supply Chain Research, Education and Certification Programs
Loftware to Sponsor Live Webinar on Labeling and the Power of Data in a Global Manufacturing Supply Chain
EBN Newswire  
5/6/2015   Post a comment
Hear firsthand from internationally recognized supply chain and technology industry expert Richard Sherman to find out how labeling has become increasingly complex in today’s global manufacturing environment.
Advance, Achieve, Succeed with the New Institute for Supply Management Mastery Model
EBN Newswire  
5/6/2015   Post a comment
New global standards of excellence outline the path to success as the profession evolves.
Reshoring Nets 10,000 New Jobs in 2014
Rob Spiegel  
5/6/2015   Post a comment
With outsourcing down and reshoring up, the US saw a net gain of 10,000 manufacturing jobs that would have gone overseas last year.
ISA’s 60th Analysis Division Symposium Draws More than 300 Attendees
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5/6/2015   Post a comment
ISA’s 60th Analysis Division Symposium draws more than 300 attendees to explore the latest technical findings, share best practices and gain training.
Supply Chain Lacks a Common Standard for Wearables
Bruce Gain  
5/6/2015   Post a comment
Before wearables reach their potential, OEMs and their suppliers have things to do to get the supply chain ready.
First 3 Rules of IoT Security
Rich Quinnel  
5/5/2015   (2) comments
Security for an IoT design involves a myriad of decisions and actions, but these three form the foundation of a successful design effort.
5 Ways to Plug the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Logical Link  
5/5/2015   Post a comment
Electronics, like the automotive industry, is facing a looming worker shortage. By applying smart strategies now, electronics OEMs can start to close the gap.
Customer Requirements Driving OEM Labeling
Deborah Grant  
5/5/2015   Post a comment
Custom labeling may be a way that manufacturers can satisfy customer requirements and gain customer loyalty.
Apple Watch Apps Booming, But Display Toughness Questioned
Eric Zeman  
5/4/2015   Post a comment
The Apple Watch will have no shortage of apps available out of the gate, but the most popular model is also the most susceptible to damage, according to tests.
Apple Watch Teaches Supply Chain Best Practices
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/4/2015   (2) comments
Recent reports of Apple woes around component issues have made headlines. A look at Apple's response, though, shows that Apple's supply chain strategy ensured the problem was not a show stopper.
The 10 Greatest Inventors of the Mid-20th Century
Rob Spiegel  
5/1/2015   Post a comment
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
China Advantage Wanes for OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/1/2015   (2) comments
Once the clear winner for OEMs in terms of low cost manufacturing, China may soon be less compelling for electronics OEMs.
Singapore IT Disposition Services Continue to Develop for Sims Recycling Solutions
EBN Newswire  
4/30/2015   Post a comment
Use of additional square footage will help grow IT asset disposition service offerings in Asia.
NSK Europe Improves Supply Chain Efficiency With Descartes' Cloud-Based Transportation Management Solution
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4/30/2015   Post a comment
Descartes Systems Group announced that NSK Europe, one has gained significant efficiencies and enhanced supply chain performance with the cloud-based Descartes Transportation Manager IS solution.
Heilind Acquires German Distributor MPS Group
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4/30/2015   Post a comment
Heilind Electronics has acquired MPS Group, a leading distributor of electronic components and manufacturer of cable assemblies for the European Mil-Aero Marketplace.
Apple Watch Teardown Proves It's Hard To Fix
Eric Zeman  
4/30/2015   (1) comment
The miniscule battery in the Apple Watch is the only component nimble-fingered technicians might be able to replace, according to iFixit's latest report.
The Hype and the Hope for the IoT
Peter Gasperini  
4/30/2015   (3) comments
2015 will be a pivotal year for high tech and the global economy in general. Gaining a sense of where the early trends for the IoT are heading is critical.
North American Electronics Sales Slowed in Early 2015 but Outlook is Positive
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4/29/2015   Post a comment
Sales growth in North America slumped in the first two months of 2015 for printed circuit boards (PCBs), electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and semiconductors after strengthening in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Supply Chains Will Change Radically over the Coming Decade
Rob Spiegel  
4/29/2015   Post a comment
The supply chain will change significantly over the next 10 years as industry 4.0 technology enhances supply chain performance, according to the 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report, “Supply Chain Innovation — Making the impossible possible.”
Survey Says: C-level Confidence Among Mid-Sized Manufacturers Looks Strong
Mike McDonald  
4/29/2015   Post a comment
Mid-sized U.S. manufacturing CFOs are feeling confident that the economy will remain strong in 2015.
Introducing Amazon Business: Everything You Love About Amazon, For Your Business
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4/28/2015   Post a comment
A new marketplace on Amazon.com with features that bring Amazon’s selection, convenience and value to businesses. Register for a free Amazon Business account to access business-only selection, pricing, free two-day shipping and more.
u-blox Joins CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium
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4/28/2015   Post a comment
Consortium aims to save lives through developing standards for advanced wireless technologies in vehicles.
In D.C., Electronics Industry Leaders Urge Full Funding of Advanced Manufacturing Institutes
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4/28/2015   Post a comment
Call for Smart Reforms in Economic, Education and Environmental Policies
Zycus Webinar to Focus on Minding the P2Ps and Qs
EBN Newswire  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
The upcoming webinar by Zycus titled ‘Minding Your P2Ps and Qs: Quality P2P Programs Require a Change Management Focus’ will showcase the best practices and lessons learned from rolling out P2P at Jawbone.
Apple Ticks Up Sales Record
Rick Merritt  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
Apple reported record sales for its second quarter but said its new smartwatch has lower than average profits and forecast a seasonally down June quarter.
Pizza Hut Has Something to Teach the Supply Chain
Frank Cavallaro  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
Pizza Hut’s “subconscious menu” tickles our imagination, making it a winner even if it never reaches U.S. restaurants.
Enterprise Labeling Speeds Time-to-Market
Deborah Grant  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
Too often, multiple warehouse, manufacturing and enterprise systems create a complicated and ineffectual labelling system. A unified labeling strategy, then brings clear benefits.
Delivery Drone Or Death Machine?
Thomas Claburn  
4/27/2015   Post a comment
Drones can help or harm. Figuring out how to respond to them isn't going to be easy.
4 Places that Drones May Invade the Supply Chain
Tam Harbert  
4/27/2015   Post a comment
Drones are already being used commercially and some not-quite-so-obvious applications for the supply chain are emerging for this hot technology.
Google Glass Could Change the World, But Especially Distribution Centers
Puga Sankara  
4/27/2015   (4) comments
Distribution centers are a perfect place for wearables such as Google Glass, especially with even more emphasis on manufacturing coming back to the U.S.
8 Views of Security from RSA
Rick Merritt  
4/24/2015   Post a comment
Security was in focus at RSA Conference with top cryptographers, the Secretary of Homeland Security and others sharing views on everything from IoT to policy.
Mobility & the Modern Distribution Manager
EBN Newswire  
4/24/2015   Post a comment
Manhattan Associates to share insights from its recent warehouse mobility study during Momentum 2015.
Spend Matters Names the Rising Stars, Must-Know Firms in Procurement, Supply Chain Management
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4/24/2015   Post a comment
Spend Matters has released the 2015 Spend Matters Almanac, including the 50 Providers to Watch and 50 Providers to Know lists.
5 Keys to Guarding IoT Privacy from the Ground Up
Cliff Ortmeyer  
4/24/2015   Post a comment
If IoT is to succeed, we must give customers confidence that the products and devices being developed are safe and that their data is secure.
Medical Device Implants: Wireless Charging Makes Sense
Bill Schweber  
4/23/2015   Post a comment
Wireless charging may be ideal for medical devices.
IoT Privacy: Engineering Fault, Not User Issue
Cliff Ortmeyer  
4/23/2015   Post a comment
Engineers and product developers rarely put privacy as the number one concern. However, to really woo cusotomers, it has to be a key consideration.
Mobile Devices Increase Electronics Buyers Expectations
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/23/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, procurement departments are looking for online shoping experiences that are on par with the consumer world. Electronics OEMs need to keep up.
The Changing Face of Computer Storage
Jim O'Reilly  
4/23/2015   (1) 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.
Smartwatches to Outpace Trackers
Jessica Lipsky  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
Smartwatch ownership is on the rise and will likely surpass activity trackers, according to market researchers. A report from The NDP Group projected that 2016 activity tracker ownership will have peaked at 32 million in 2016 while smartwatch ownership will hit 9%.
Basware Provides Guidelines to Help Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint, Establish Green Finance Practices
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4/22/2015   Post a comment
Basware released guidelines to help companies reduce paper and increase green practices by automating key financial processes.
LogMeIn Ups IoT play with Next Generation of Xively
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4/22/2015   Post a comment
Next generation of Xively lays out vision to help companies transform into connected product businesses.
Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Expected to Reach $354 Billion in 2015, a 4% Increase from 2014
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4/22/2015   Post a comment
Currency shifts, excess inventory and end to PC upgrade cycle slowing growth.
Mac Blythe Joins AccuSpec as President
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4/22/2015   Post a comment
Mac Blythe joins AccuSpec as president.
Huawei & NXP Join Forces on Industry 4.0
Pablo Valerio  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
Several industry analysts predict that by 2025 Industry 4.0 will connect over 80 billion devices to the Internet.
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.
Third Party Corruption: Spot the Red Flags
Leslie Benton  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
Corruption risk assessments should evaluate the presence of red flags to ensure anti-bribery compliance by third parties.
Moore’s Law @50 in the News
Rick Merritt  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
Here’s a sampler of some of the best of the reports that marked the official anniversary of Moore’s Law on Sunday, April 19.
Octofiber: 3D Printing Just Got Easier
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4/21/2015   Post a comment
Octofiber 3D printing filament material offers improved usability by streamlining the filament handling and storage process.
New Book Urges Executives to ‘Lead Beyond Expectations’ & Rekindle Lost Art of Innovative Leadership
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4/21/2015   Post a comment
In ‘Leading People Beyond Expectations: Growing your Company by Growing Your People’, Don Corsaro fuses his 30+ years of global business experience in the field of leadership, to help any owner/operator or executive foster the people skills they need to thrive.
Mobile Market Demands Solid Supply Chain
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
For electronics companies, this soaring use of mobile devices translates into accelerating demands for mobile technology—and the need to further improve supply chains.




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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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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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