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Moore's Law: Dead or Alive
R. Colin Johnson  
4/18/2015   Post a comment
Moore's law is still alive and kicking after 50 years, but here are the technologies that are busting and boosting it in the 21st century.
ECIA: Component Sales Through Distribution in the Americas up 3% in February 2015
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
Distributor sales in February according to ECIA were up 3% to January sales in the Americas.
Laird Makes Controlling Thermoelectric Assemblies Easier and More Reliable
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
New controller monitors and protects critical equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and optimal performance.
Semiconductor CEOs Urge Congress to Enact Trade Promotion Authority to Spur Growth, Innovation
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
The SIA board of directors sent a letter to congressional leaders expressing support for bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation and urging its swift passage.
Moore from the Archives
Susan Rambo  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Moore's law at age 50 continues to be viable but for how long? Here's a look into EE Time's archives, including a link to what Gordon Moore thought of his own law's chances for longevity.
Labelmaster Offers USPS Lithium Battery Forbidden Markings for Safe, Compliant Shipping
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
Labelmaster now offers USPS-compliant “surface mail only -- forbidden for transport aboard passenger aircraft” labels for primary and metal lithium batteries.
Simplifying Shipping Safety for Lithium Batteries
Bob Richard  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Done right, shipping lithium batteries is safe. They key to success comes in partnering with trusted suppliers and maintaining best practices.
Apple's History of Supply Chain Excellence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/17/2015   (2) comments
My any measure, Apple's supply chain sets the bar for the electronics supply chain industry. This infographic traces the organizations illustrious history.
Apple Watch Scores 1 Million Preorders, Analysts Find
Eric Zeman  
4/16/2015   Post a comment
Most buyers opted for the cheapest Apple Watch option possible, says research firm. However, do the numbers point to a new trend in wearables?
Is the Death of the PC Industry Exaggerated?
Jim O'Reilly  
4/16/2015   Post a comment
The death knell has been sounding for the PC industry for some time now. A look at tech trends reveals whether the current industry is breathing its last.
Procurement & Finance: A Collaborative Approach
Priyanka Potdukhe  
4/16/2015   Post a comment
If the procurment department works to build close relationships with the finance function, the organization has the potential for big bottom line gains.
How Tesla Disrupts the Auto Infotainment Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
4/15/2015   Post a comment
Instead of relying on traditional tier-1 suppliers to design and make the Model S’ infotainment system, Tesla did much of the design work itself while outsourcing the production to contract manufacturing firms.
Risk-Based, Tiered Approach to 3rd Party Anti-Corruption Achieves Due Diligence
Leslie Benton  
4/15/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs can potentially be held repsonsible for corrupt acts of third party business partners so corruption-focused, third party due diligence is vital.
Intel, Samsung Up, Qualcomm, Toshiba Down in Chip Vendor Ranking
Peter Clarke  
4/14/2015   Post a comment
Gartner Inc. has produced an updated top-ten chip vendor ranking for 2014 based on companies' final financial results.
Avnet Announces Winners of 10th Annual Avnet Tech Games
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4/14/2015   Post a comment
STEM-based competition awards $31,000 in scholarships to college students.
Women in Manufacturing: Building a Path the Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/14/2015   (2) comments
A new study looks at the gender gap in the manufacturing sector--and suggests some ways of glosing that gap.
Data Drives Down Carbon in the Electronic Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
4/14/2015   Post a comment
The only way to solve a problem is to clealry define it. Now, an industry organization is working toward gathering real data about electronics supply chain emissions.
Con Min Compliance No Easy Task, But Doable
Per Loof  
4/14/2015   Post a comment
A look at how one large capacitor maker tackled conflict minerals compliance offers lessons for the industry.
Manufacturing Day Welcomes CNA and Reliance Steel as Bronze Sponsors for 2015
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4/14/2015   Post a comment
The roster of Manufacturing Day 2015 sponsors has added two key supporters as the following companies pledged their support to this national movement.
The Dawn of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
4/13/2015   Post a comment
A variety of digital technologies are enhancing electronics manufacturing. Now, the supply chain needs processes to support these enhancements.
Channel Consolidation & Conflict: Back to the Future!
Walter Tobin  
4/13/2015   Post a comment
As much as everything changes, everything still stays the same. The fear and conflict that was once part of ordinary business in the distribution channel has begun to emerge as commonplace in the manufacturing rep community toady.
Friday Quiz: Near-Field Communications
Martin Rowe  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
NFC lets devices exchange data for short distances. Test your knowledge of its technology.
Golden Star Acquires Rights for North American Drones
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4/10/2015   Post a comment
Golden Star Enterprises Ltd. reports that the Company has acquired 100% of the licensing rights for manufacturing and distribution of North American Drones Enterprise Inc.'s (NAD) branded line of drone products.
PC Shipments Beat Expectations Despite Weak Currencies and Product Transitions, According to IDC
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4/10/2015   Post a comment
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.5 million units in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), a year-on-year decline of -6.7%, and slightly ahead of previous projections, according to IDC.
Loftware Releases Spectrum 2.5.3 Enterprise Labeling Solution
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4/10/2015   Post a comment
New labeling design solution offers enhanced design experience, increased print performance and robust configurability features.
Optimization Reigns in Today's Conveyors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/10/2015   (1) comment
Conveyor systems have evolved in ways designed to enhance electronics manufacturing. This infographic traces that evolution.
Chemical Labeling Simplified
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) criteria or Globally Harmonized System (GHS) come into effect on June 1, so it's time to learn about the basics of the labelling rules.
Putting the Supply Chain First
Donna Fritz  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Why it’s important for mid-market companies to improve their supply chain technology ahead of ERP upgrades.
The Vertical Advantage: CRM & the Electronics Industry
Chanan Greenberg  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor and component makers can capture growth through smart use of CRM.
2015 ACE Awards to Highlight Industry's Best
Susan Rambo  
4/8/2015   Post a comment
EE Times' and EDN's annual ACE Awards ceremony brings together the semiconductor industry's movers and shakers to celebrate the year's best achievements.
The NXP-Freescale Merger—A $4 Bllion Giant
Carolyn Mathas  
4/8/2015   Post a comment
The NXP/Freescale merger will create a giant expected to hog the road and market share for automotive systems.
Solving the 5 Biggest IoT Adoption Issues
Cliff Ortmeyer  
4/8/2015   Post a comment
Understanding the barriers to IoT adoption in 2015.
Mass Capitalism Paves the Way for the IoT Revolution
Apek Mulay  
4/8/2015   Post a comment
The upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) revolution hopes to extend the end node far beyond the human-centric world to encompass specialized devices with human-accessible interfaces. A new type of capitalism will be critical to market success.
Robots Assemble in Silicon Valley
Rick Merritt  
4/7/2015   Post a comment
The regional First Robotics competition in Silicon Valley drew hundreds of young people pumped up for the program that drives a love for engineering.
Mobile Applications Bring Flexibility for Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
4/7/2015   Post a comment
Mobile applications can create more flexibility for supply chain manufacturing businesses.
Port Congestion Emerges as Major Supply Chain Stumbling Block
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/7/2015   (1) comment
Having ridden out the worst of West Coast port shutdowns, supply chain pros are now faced with continued challenges around getting timely delivery through West Coast ports.
Manufacturing Day Welcomes Silver & Bronze Sponsors for 2015
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4/6/2015   Post a comment
The roster of Manufacturing Day 2015 sponsors recently grew by three as the following organizations pledged their support to this national movement.
North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Strengthens
EBN Newswire  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
IPC releases PCB industry results for February 2015.
NATEL & OnCore Manufacturing Announce Merger Agreement
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4/6/2015   Post a comment
The merger between NATEL and OnCore will create a new EMS company with an expansive array of capabilities and an expanded manufacturing and technology portfolio to service critical customer needs.
Top 50 Contract Manufacturers Ranked
Peter Clarke  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
A website called Manufacturing Market Insider has released a list of the largest 50 electronics manufacturing services companies ranked by sales.
Getting Out of the Supply Chain Traffic Jam
Logical Link  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
In the electronics supply chain, products and deliveries constantly get snarled in traffic jams or move along inefficient routes. Innovation is clearly needed to address these snags, which are hamper supply chain and logistics performance.
5 Don’ts and Do’s for Working with a Contract Manufacturer
George Henning  
4/3/2015   Post a comment
Heeding these ten tips can prevent headaches when using contract manufacturing.
E-Ink Evolves as a New Supply Chain Handshake
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2015   Post a comment
E-signatures have become a mainstream technology, and are a tool that can potentially provide great time and cost savings in the electronics supply chain.
Safe Supply Chain Destinations: The Geography of Resilience
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2015   (1) comment
In managing risk, where supplier partners and manufacturing plants are located is a key factors. A new report looks at the vulnerabilities of various countries to quantify supply chain resilience around the world.
Air Force Reveals its New Aircraft Cloaking System Uses Dark-Emitting Diodes (DEDs)
Lee H. Goldberg  
4/2/2015   Post a comment
Star Trek has finally met its match in real life with the U. S. Air Force’s revelation of a new stealth technology based on dark-emitting diodes (DEDs).
5 Supply Chain Hurdles Before Wearables Will Work
Bruce Gain  
4/2/2015   Post a comment
Designers and their supply chain partners will need to take on some common consumer concerns before the average person love a wearable device as much as they cherish their smartphone.
Forging the Future of Last-Mile Delivery
David Kenneson  
4/2/2015   Post a comment
End customers are getting more demanding about how and when thier products are delivered. OEMs and thier logistics partners need to step up to meet the challenge.
Survey of Financial Executives Reveals Confidence in Economy for 2015 among Midsized Industrial U.S. Manufacturers
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4/1/2015   Post a comment
The results of the Group CFO Survey show continued optimism in the economy and positive growth expectations in several industries as Prime Advantage Members focus on strengthening their organizations for the future.
Anaplan Launches Apps to Match Supply and Demand in Hyper-Change Environments
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4/1/2015   Post a comment
Anaplan announced the launch of a suite of Supply Chain Planning apps that leverage the company’s cloud planning platform and provide customers with a flexible and scalable all-in-one solution.
The U.S. Nanotechnology Challenge
At the Source  
4/1/2015   (5) comments
Nanotechnology is going manstream and electronics manufacturers need to consider how these advances will affect new products, innovation, and the supply chain.
Ukraine Sinks & Taiwan Soars in FM Global's 2015 Country Rankings of Supply Chain Risk
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3/31/2015   Post a comment
Ukraine falls 31 places as Taiwan jumps 52 places in the rankings; U.S. maintains strong position in 2015 FM Global Resilience Index
The Long, Long Wait for a Manufacturing Renaissance
Frank Cavallaro  
3/31/2015   Post a comment
Although a growing number of companies are moving manufacturing back to the United States, it has yet to translate into a significant impact on the overall economy.
Leading Battery Companies Select Call2Recycle to Manage Nation’s First Single-Use Battery Recycling Program in Vermont
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3/30/2015   Post a comment
North America’s Foremost Consumer Battery Stewardship Organization, together with 11 initial companies, plan for statewide recycling program to launch in 2016.
FusionOps Raises $12 Million To Accelerate Development & Global Expansion
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3/30/2015   Post a comment
New Enterprise Associates leads the funding round for cloud supply chain analytics leader.
Reshoring Manufacturing Sounds Good, But Where Will You Put Your Factory?
Logical Link  
3/30/2015   (9) comments
A return to the US shores for electronics manufacturers has been a long-touted reality. However, finding the right location may be a bigger challenge than anyone might imagine.
5 Things High Tech Firms Know About Managing Projects
Babak Ehteshami  
3/27/2015   Post a comment
A handful of chip companies that carry out project and program management superlatively. Here's what they've learned about winning.
Taking Distribution Operations Communication Beyond Email
Puga Sankara  
3/27/2015   Post a comment
Your distribution center operations team is doing critical work. Email has the potential the slow down, or even bring to a grinding halt, critical tasks.
Solving the Complexity of Demand Management
Ken Fordyce  
3/26/2015   Post a comment
Demand planning can be a difficult and complex undertaking, but it's also critical to the success of the modern supply chain.
Get the Most Out of Your Transportation Management System
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2015   Post a comment
Ajesh Kapoor of GT Nexus spoke to EBN about what to ask of a TMS solution in today’s highly globalized era and how to get the most out of it.
Examining the Importance of Macroeconomic Cycles & the Semi Market
Apek Mulay  
3/25/2015   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry has a potentially critical part to play in mitigating the effects of the natural macroeconomic cycles that occur in the United States economy.
Customizing Electronics While Maintaining Profitability
John Boucher  
3/24/2015   Post a comment
Electronics customization is on the rise, but must be done properly in a way that doesn’t destroy profitability.
Takata Nightmare Teaches Supply Chain Lessons
Tam Harbert  
3/23/2015   Post a comment
Takata's faulty airbags have captured headlines, but by digging a little deeper, this cautionary tale also holds some good reminders for electronics supply chain pros.
PCB Buyers: You Don’t Have to Put Up with Little Plastic Bags
Michael Allen  
3/23/2015   (3) comments
Buying PCB assemblies in custom-formed ESD trays protects your boards, reduces waste, and saves you time and money.
Industrial IoT Drives Microsemi-Vitesse Merger
Junko Yoshida  
3/20/2015   Post a comment
Microsemi Corp. will acquire Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. for $389 million to focus on “communications semiconductors.” On horizon is the MIPS vs. ARM conflict as the two companies use two diverging processor cores of their product lines.
Material Handling Systems Age Out
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/20/2015   Post a comment
In the average manufacturing facility, there's only one word to describe the materials handling systems being used: old.
TE Connectivity’s Supply Chain Chief Shares Leadership Tips
At the Source  
3/19/2015   (2) comments
To find out how this acceleration in high-tech manufacturing is affecting TE Connectivity’s supply chain planning, we interviewed Jim McDonald, vice president, supply chain for TE Connectivity.
Procuring Talent: 5 Keys to the Final Frontier
Priyanka Potdukhe  
3/19/2015   Post a comment
Attracting the best and brightest talent is particularly critical to electronics OEMs. The procurement department has tools, processes, and knowledge that may make that easier for human resources.
Hackaday Prize 2015 Aims to Benefit to Humanity
Steve Taranovich  
3/18/2015   Post a comment
Hackaday Prize 2015 Aims to Benefit to HumanityThe contest goal is solving a problems that matter to everyone, such as in areas of pollution, food for all, and energy efficiency and storage.
Macroeconomic Cycles & Business Models
Apek Mulay  
3/18/2015   Post a comment
A look at macroeconomic systems offers a lens for the semiconductor industry.
Battelle Introduces Breakthrough Anti-Counterfeiting Detection for Integrated Circuits
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Barricade provides fast, accurate validation of chips without destructive testing; detects counterfeit and cloned components.
America II Signs Distribution Agreement with IQD Frequency Products
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
America II Electronicsannounced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with IQD Frequency Products.
Avnet Broadens Reach of X-fest Technical Training with New On-Demand Videos
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing is making technical workshops available to an even broader audience with the launch of the 2014 X-fest On Demand website.
Scientists Pursue Super-Fast Material
R. Colin Johnson  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Researchers may have realized an 80-year-old-dream of forming a pure electron crystalline lattice with 200-times the electron mobility of graphene and 1700-times the electron mobility of silicon.
General Microcircuits Earns Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC J-STD-001 & PC-A-610
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3/17/2015   Post a comment
IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to General Microcircuits, Inc. (GMI).
5 Reasons Apple is Set to Create a Car Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
3/17/2015   (1) comment
Rumor has it that Apple may well try to take a slice of the automotive market with an offering in the not-to-distant future. Here's a look at that the electronics OEM has going for it in this new market.
Battle for Competitive Difference Fought in the Cloud
Frank Cavallaro  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
As the market keeps growing, an increasing number of global players are wielding cloud-based portfolios to gain a competitive edge.
BBC Plugs Kids into Programming
John Walko  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
The BBC will give a new development board for budding Makers to every 11-year-old in the UK next fall, echoing its BBC Micro initiative a generation ago, and raising similar hopes and controversies.
9 Digital Trends Shaping Mobile Design & Innovation
Logical Link  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, mobile devices are touching every corner of the ordinary human life. The same trends driving this phenomenon will also touch every corner of the electronics supply chain and many business-to-business interactions.
Top Technology Deserves a Flawless Launch
Isaac Mathew  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
The speed of business for the high tech electronics sector is always increasing. A perfect product launch, which requires careful logistics planning, could help one product win out over another.
Marvell CEO: The Tinkerer at The Top
Junko Yoshida  
3/13/2015   Post a comment
Marvell CEO has been obsessed with a computer architecture that’s unchanged for decades. Why must its progress depend on more memory and faster CPU? “We are going to fix it for once and all.”
A Quick & Easy Lean Supply Chain Primer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/13/2015   Post a comment
To really make a difference, lean supply chain has to rise above being a buzzword.
Smart Glasses Go To Work
Rick Merritt  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
Epson, Google, Sony and others are seeking traction for their smart glasses among business users, according to exhibitors at an event on wearable devices.
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Continuous Certifications & Accreditations
Kirk Wehby  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
One of the best ways to determine whether distributor partners are doing enough to avoid counterfeit components is ensuring that partners adhere to best practices and achieve critical certifications.
Supply Chain Scoreboard Mitigates Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
In manufacturing, systems that allow workers to visually see metrics can increase produtivity and reduce waste.
Apple Watch: Time Will Tell
Rick Merritt  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
Apple showcased significant software and hardware engineering behind its new Watch and Macbook, but the products don’t establish new categories.
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Identifying a Proactive Vendor
Kirk Wehby  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
To strip potential counterfeit components from your supply chain, you want to partner with companies who understand that being proactive when it comes to quality and anti-counterfeiting is the key element to success.
Going the Extra Mile for Last Mile Delivery
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/10/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, consumers want influence over how and when they get the electronics products they buy. Smart OEMs are tackling this question of how to optimize delivery in the last mile early and often.
Silicon Valley Innovation Steering Towards Detroit
Logical Link  
3/9/2015   (1) comment
Contract manufacturing giant Flextronics is setting up shop in Detroit. It's little wonder, as electronics becomes a key differentiator in automotive offerings.
Technology Aids Spend Analysis for OEMs
Daniel Grant  
3/9/2015   Post a comment
Foodservice equipment manufacturing conglomerate Manitowoc Foodservice incorporates into its spend analysis efforts with great benefit. Electorics OEM can take a page from their book.
Drowning in Devices: The Growing Problem of e-Waste
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/6/2015   Post a comment
While users looking for the latest and greatest products from electronics OEMs is good news, it creates a huge problem with e-waste management.
Getting Management on Board with PR Content Creation
Savvy Tech Marketing  
3/6/2015   Post a comment
Without management support, public relations effors are nothing but hot air.
VR is New Reality at GDC
Rick Merritt  
3/5/2015   (1) comment
Oculus, Sony, Google and an open source project showed virtual reality offerings at the Game Developer Conference where analyst Jon Peddie sized up the traditional games hardware market.
Apple Marking Progress on the Road to Conflict-Free Minerals
Ariella Brown  
3/5/2015   (3) comments
Apple is leading the charge in the conflict-free minerals race. The company is hoping that slow and steady will win the race.
Self-Driving Cars? Puhleeeze…
Michael Dunn  
3/4/2015   (1) comment
I love the idea of self-driving cars, but how can we trust the automakers to engineer them well enough?
Risk Awareness
EBN Poll  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
America II Signs Distribution Agreement with ITSWELL
EBN Newswire  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
Distributor adds new franchise line of LED components.
Zycus Recognized as a Leader Again in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites
EBN Newswire  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
Zycus announced today that it has, once again, been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites.
Whitman School of Management Collaborates with Staples to Analyze Supply Chain Management Opportunities
EBN Newswire  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
The H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at Syracuse University is collaborating with Staples, Inc., in the first of its kind relationship to bring innovation and new research to the supply chain field.
Resilinc Publishes 2014 EventWatch Supply Chain Disruption Annual Report
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3/4/2015   Post a comment
Report names the EventWatch Top 5 Supply Chain Events of 2014.




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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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