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Manufacturing
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Best Practices for Order Picking in Distribution
Puga Sankara  
9/22/2017   Post a comment
Bringing a variety of best practices to bear can create nearly instantaneous benefit.
Makers Face Increasingly Rough Road from Design to Product
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/22/2017   Post a comment
While technology is making designing new electronics products much easier, getting a product to market is still no simple task.
Obexion Tackles Lithium Battery Shipping Challenges
Nicole DiGiose  
9/21/2017   Post a comment
Labelmaster and Procyon-Alpha Squared (PA²) have teamed up to develop and manufacture a new line of protective packaging solutions to address the complexities of shipping lithium batteries.
Making the Affordability Case for Huge SSDs
Jim O'Reilly  
9/19/2017   (3) comments
All of a sudden, huge solid state drives are available, for a price. Even before prices go down, they may make sense in certain applications.
EBN@C-Level: Finance Technology Eases Supply Chain Pain Points
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/13/2017   (1) comment
Financial technology is a huge supply chain enabler. We talked to a fintech guru to get a picture of the sector.
Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Explore How Augmented Reality Can Help Build Smarter Cities in New Video Series
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
– Mouser Electronics along with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today released a new video in the Shaping Smarter Cities series, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Togethe program.
Lean Manufacturing Experts Offer Advice on Moving to eKanban Technology
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
Synchrono provides guidance on when and how manufacturers should migrate from a manual to an eKanban inventory replenishment process
Second Speaker for Minneapolis Regional Event Speakers Discusses Latest About What IoT Means for Component Industry
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
ECIA is pleased to announce the final speaker for the Minneapolis area 2017 Regional Series, which
Devicification: Invented Word or Major Disruptive Phenomenon?
Erich Hoch  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
Devicification isn't a common term yet, but it will be.
KLA-Tencor Introduces Five Patterning Control Systems for Sub-7nm IC Manufacturing
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
Process Control at the Source Accelerates Integration of Multi-Patterning Technologies and EUV Lithography
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Attribute-Based Forecasting
Puneet Saxena  
9/11/2017   Post a comment
As manufacturers and retailers attempt to cater to disparate markets and a wide variety of preferences, forecasting product demand is getting more complex but not impossible.
The Price is Right: What Manufacturers Need to Know About Modern Service Parts Pricing
Gary Brooks  
9/11/2017   Post a comment
However, despite how vital pricing is to improving revenue and profit margins, many manufacturers still stick to the status quo when it comes to service parts pricing.
6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/8/2017   (7) comments
AI will help electronics OEMs make real strides in their businesses, especially in the warehouse.
Racing to Work: Hyper-Competition Demands Passion & Attitude
Puga Sankara  
9/8/2017   Post a comment
There are two ways to live: going with the flow or bringing everything you've got to what you do. I suggest the latter.
How to Reduce Supplier Inventory Costs
John Kelser  
9/7/2017   (1) comment
It’s not unusual to see pallets and pallets of supplier goods stacked up in receiving waiting to be sorted out and relabeled.There is a better way…and it points to the label.
Abrupt Trade Sanctions Require Better Denied Party Screening
Ken Harris  
9/6/2017   Post a comment
As the lists of denied parties continue to expand and change, all companies—from Main Street to Wall Street—will need to take proper precautions to ensure they are not in violation of any trade restrictions.
Avoiding the Abyss of Big Data
Alex Peron  
9/4/2017   Post a comment
Many organizations fail at connecting analytics to action. To succeed, you need to understand how to better equip your team for success when making the ever-critical transition to big data.
6 Common Myths About the Global Supply Chain
John Caltabiano  
9/1/2017   (2) comments
More than ever before, an organization's supply chain is a strategic advantage. To make the most of it, though, we have to dispel some common myths.
Oracle IoT Cloud Expanded with AI & Digital Features
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2017   Post a comment
Oracle announces its the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud, which features built-in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that powers digital twin and digital thread capabilities.
The HP Garage: An Armchair Travelers Guide to Where the Innovation Began
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2017   (7) comments
Take a private tour in pictures of where technology giant began, in a tiny garage in Palo Alto, CA.
How to Build a Supply Chain X.0 Strategy
Susan Fourtané  
8/30/2017   Post a comment
What does it take to build next-generation supply chain capabilities? A supply chain X.0 strategy may be the answer.
Cybersecurity & Verified Trust in the Digital Supply Chain
Craig Moss  
8/30/2017   Post a comment
Verified trust is a critical component in working with third party partners in digital supply chains.
Explore Second-Life Market for Drones & Home Assistants
Frank Cavallaro  
8/29/2017   Post a comment
As electronics OEMs evolve their products, its important to consider what we are going to do with obsolete electronics as consumers spend on newer offerings.
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Forecasting Returns
Puneet Saxena  
8/28/2017   Post a comment
Returns create an interesting problem for both retailers and manufacturers that sell online: in addition to predicting a customer's original order, manufacturers and retailers need to be able to forecast how many products make come back to them.
Foxconn Gen 10+ LCD Display Manufacturing Highlights Yield Management Challenges with Large-Screen TVs
Shulik Leshem  
8/28/2017   Post a comment
What Foxconn’s newly announced Wisconsin LCD display fab reveals about consumers’ TV purchasing trends and suppliers’ manufacturing imperatives.
HP & Deloitte Join Forces to Boost 3D Printing, Digital Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/25/2017   (1) comment
HP and Deloitte announced that they will work toward implementing HP’s 3D printing systems in large-scale manufacturing environments.
Supply Chain Pros Need Lifelong Learning
Richard G. Weissman  
8/25/2017   Post a comment
There is really no excuse these days not to be up to speed on the issues that impact your business…and ultimately impact you.
HP and Deloitte Announce Alliance to Accelerate Digital Transformation of US$12 Trillion Global Manufacturing Industry
EBN Newswire  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
New alliance combines HP’s leading 3D printing platform with Deloitte’s unrivaled digital transformation expertise
Will Oliver Appointed Vice President of Strategic Alliances for VirTex
EBN Newswire  
8/24/2017   (1) comment
Signifying another substantial investment. An industry figurehead to enable strategic global growth initiatives.
Global Reverse Supply Chain Company Supports a Circular Economy
EBN Newswire  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
Re-Teck provides the Reverse Supply Chain Management (RCSM) technology leadership and engineering expertise that enables companies to shift to a circular economic model.
3 Ways SDN Solves Industrial IOT's Undiscovered Security Problems
Paul Myer  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
Repurposing SDN may be just what the industrial world needs to solve three of its biggest security problems.
GrandCanals Releases Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud v3.5 and Significant Enhancements to TurboRFP
EBN Newswire  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
Enhanced Solution Allows Companies to Take Control of Carrier Negotiations and Achieve Cost Savings of 20% or More in Weeks Instead of Months
Investment in Supply Chain IoT Grows
Ariella Brown  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
Everyone agrees that IoT is growing quickly. However, many don't realize that a huge chunk of that is to come from industry.
Epson Partners with Loftware to Offer New Solution that Meets Growing Demand for Color Label Printing Across Global Supply Chains
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Enables Customers to Increase Print Speed and Eliminate the Need for Pre-Printed Label Stock, While Meeting Complex Customer and Regulatory Requirements
One Network Announces Global Logistics Gateway: Enables End-to-End Interoperability Between Global Supply Chain Networks
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
New Solution Accelerates Transition of Businesses to Interconnected Digital Trading Communities
Seegrid Announces New Self-Driving Vision Guided Vehicle For Materials Handling
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Responding to customer demand, Seegrid’s new GP8 Series 6 self-driving vehicle enables companies to automate for efficiency, safety, and experience a rapid payback
New Seegrid Offering Puts Self-Driving Vehicles in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Seegrid has announced the GP8 Series 6 self-driving pallet truck, which is fully automated to pick up, move, and drop off materials without human intervention.
AR & VR Technology Set to Grow in an Augmented Way
Abhijit Ankalkote  
8/22/2017   (3) comments
Manufacturing, e-commerce and marketing, and gaming and entertainment are set to be the high-growth applications in the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) market.
USB Type-C Computing Devices Soar, Vendors & Suppliers Pressured for Accessories
Pablo Valerio  
8/21/2017   (1) comment
Almost every vendor is launching laptops, tablets, and smartphones using USB Type-C connectors. The advantages of the new standard are clear: reversible, slim, and multi-functional, replacing power, data and video connectors. Unfortunately, most new devices lack USB Type-C compatible accessories, and most users need adapters for their old USB devices.
Industrial IoT Boom Demands IP Networks
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
The huge growth in IoT relies on access to IP-enabled networks in order to get the most out of the technology.
Mind the Talent Gap with BPaaS
Mike Raftery  
8/17/2017   Post a comment
BPaaS allows today’s cutting-edge supply chain organization to leverage the best of technology, process and infrastructure to invest in ‘in house’ assets where it adds the most value, and outsource where they can get better results, quicker and more reliably.
Robotics Manufacturing Takes Off in Thailand
Susan Fourtané  
8/16/2017   (1) comment
Thailand is more than a favorite tourist destination. It is one of the world's leaders in the robotics industry.
Lower Labor Costs Without Firing Anyone
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/16/2017   Post a comment
Nanufacturers should be looking to identify and lessen hidden labor cost rather than always reducing headcount.
The Future of Smart Building Solutions Delivered: Altair’s Carriots Analytics Integrates with CANDI PowerTools
EBN Newswire  
8/15/2017   (1) comment
Carriots Analytics ignites CANDI building management solutions with actionable gateway analytics.
Master Electronics Enters Partnership with CalcuQuote
EBN Newswire  
8/15/2017   Post a comment
Master Electronics entered a partnership with CalcuQuote.
Smart Factory Strategy Becomes Table Stakes for OEMs
Philip Stoten  
8/15/2017   (7) comments
If you haven’t then it’s time to learn more about what many refer to as the fourth industrial revolution.
Raise Your (Google) Glass to the Enterprise Edition
Ariella Brown  
8/15/2017   Post a comment
The hands-free convenience of Google Glass combined with smartphone capabilities is proving very valuable in an industrial setting.
Bringing Workforce Management to the Cloud
Malysa O'Connor  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
Chances are you’ve considered moving your supply chain technology to the cloud. Focusing on workforce management solutions may be the best place to start.
Retail Needs to Get Its Groove Back
Puga Sankara  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
All the talk of online killing retail may not be completely true. If retail is sick, it may be that they are not taking care of business. This adversity may be an opportunity to turn it around, come out bigger better and stronger.
Organizations Aim for Operational Excellence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
Operational excellence is at the core of good business practice, but the road to achieving true improvements can be paved with challenges.
Buyer Boon: Digitization Forces Electronic Component Price Transparency
Adrien Sandrini  
8/10/2017   Post a comment
The electronic component industry has always been prone to price discrepancies. However, the digital age will likely bring an unexpected end to this challenge.
The First Half of 2017: Trump Administration Impact on Cross-Border Supply Chains
Scott Stanley  
8/9/2017   Post a comment
The Trump administration is an anomaly when compared to administrations of the past due to its polarizing leader, focus on fast-moving policy implementation, and hard-lined stances on immigration, trade, and the American workforce.
IoT Chips: A Look at a Valuable Trend for Semiconductors
Sachin Garg  
8/7/2017   Post a comment
Increased research and development (R&D) in the field of IoT in terms of new and improved technologies and the increasing need for improved lifestyle are the two crucial factors driving the IoT chip market.
Renewable Energy Offers Supply Chain Benefits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs have the potential for better business returns if they choose renewable energy sources.
Dynamic Duo: How Data & Visibility Prevent Warranty Fraud, Mitigate Losses
Sarah Hatfield  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Most companies don’t realize the extent of their problem with warranty fraud, don’t have sufficient ways to prevent fraud and, when they do discover it, struggle to act. Much of it comes down to not having the right data and visibility across the warranty management process.
Arrow Electronics Launches 2017 China InnoDesign Contest
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   (2) comments
Co-organized with IBM and Indiegogo, the contest is set to encourage startup innovation in IoT
CommonSense Robotics Announces $6 Million Seed Round To Help Retailers Take On Amazon With Robots
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   (1) comment
Robotics and AI Pioneer Emerges from Stealth Mode to Enable Profitable, On Demand Retail Logistics.
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Partners with TSC Advantage to Address Supply Chain Cyber Risk
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) today announced a new partnership with TSC Advantage to address the increasing cybersecurity risks to companies.
Stibo Systems Delivers Deeper Insights, Unmatched Efficiency & Improved Ease of Use With Latest Version Of Step Trailblazer
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
Redesigned UI, Advanced Customer Data Management and Data Visualization and Analytics Integrations Top the List of Innovative Features in this Release
Model Solution's Model One Awards Celebrates Student Design & Innovation
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
The annual Model One Awards (MOAs) embodies the spirit of design and innovation. The prestigious MOAs recognize industrial design students for excellence in product design...
Resilinc Awarded Patent for Supply Chain Risk Analytics & Vulnerability Maps
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
US Patent Number 9721294 issued on August 1, 2017 protecting the company’s unique supply chain risk analytics
Flexible Electronics Give OEMs Room to Move
Susan Fourtané  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
New materials and innovative new technologies bring a future of flexibility to the electronics supply chain.
Industrial Internet Consortium & Edge Computing Consortium Sign MoU
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
The Industrial Internet Consortium and the Edge Computing Consortium signed a memorandum of understanding to partner on shared interests of advancing the industrial Internet and edge computing.
Address Supply Chain Talent Gap with a Stem Educational Outreach Program
Abe Eshkenazi  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
A new APICs STEM program introduces K-12 students to supply chain, demonstrates the importance of supply chain management, and showcases career paths within the industry.
Cheaper & Smaller Li-Ion Batteries Build Thinner, More Powerful Devices
Pablo Valerio  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
New batteries increasingly offer the same capacity in a smaller footprint, and prices are dropping. OEMs are now looking to leverage the improvements to build smaller, lighter mobile devices.
Wearable Tech Enables Manufacturing Now & In the Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
Most manufacturers plan to embrace Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improve quality and operational visibility, a new survey found.
Apple Rival Morphs into Screen Supplier
Ariella Brown  
8/1/2017   Post a comment
Apple is evolving it's screen technology and has partnered with traditional smartphone rival Samsung.
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Learning from Structured & Unstructured Data
Puneet Saxena  
7/31/2017   (1) comment
Companies are deluged with customer experience data that was not available in such abundance just a few years ago. Unfortunately, most don't know how to use them to take action.
Don't Ditch Real Communication in the Digital Age
Richard G. Weissman  
7/31/2017   Post a comment
Stronger business relationships are built on face-to-face, or at least ear-to-ear communication, and those live events enhance the relationship while balancing the negotiation process.
Miniaturization Changes the Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
7/27/2017   (1) comment
New technology to support the microfabrication of next-generation semiconductors for IoT and AI essential for electronics and semiconductors supply chain.
4 Ways Location Data Enhances MDM & Improves ROI
Christophe Marcant  
7/27/2017   Post a comment
lLcation data, not all that useful on its own can be combined with other types of information for maximum impact.
Are You Ready for 4D Printing?
Gary Hilson  
7/26/2017   Post a comment
4D printing is essentially a superset of 3D printing focused on advanced materials with self-healing properties that could greatly impact electronics manufacturing and the supply chain.
Incentivizing e-Waste Recycling
Frank Cavallaro  
7/26/2017   Post a comment
As the industry creates new electronics products, and new iterations of designs, it behooves us to look at how products are handled at end of life.
Digital Transformation: Major Gains with Minimal Pain
Earl van As  
7/25/2017   (3) comments
Simple-to-implement digital transformation methods that should be considered by supply chain executives to increase operational efficiency and ROI.
5 Tech Companies Making Supply Chain Waves
Larry Alton  
7/24/2017   Post a comment
In the global supply chain landscape, a handful of electronics OEMs stand out as leaders.
450mm Consortium Doomed by Lack of Collaboration to Grow Economic Demand
Apek Mulay  
7/24/2017   Post a comment
The global semiconductor will need to embrace collaboration in order to move past a potential crisis in the global economy.
Industrial Robots Transform Manufacturing Floor & Workforce
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/21/2017   (3) comments
Indiustrial robotics are big and getting bigger, and that's likely to be good for the high-tech electronics manufacturing industry.
Superhero Tools Inspire Consumer-Centric Design
Puga Sankara  
7/21/2017   Post a comment
Everyone wants to feel like a superhero, and a well-designed product can help support that urge.
Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition Underlines Digital Transformation & Disruption in Retail
Erich Hoch  
7/20/2017   Post a comment
Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods is likely to significantly disrupt the retail sector, with implications to brands, retailers, and supply chain leaders. What role will packaging play in the retail industry’s future? What do retailers need to know to stay ahead in this crucial area of online and in-store retail? Here’s how we see it…
6 Key Issues for Manufacturers Moving to Industry 4.0
Gary Hilson  
7/19/2017   Post a comment
Enterprise digitizers that are embracing Manufacturing 4.0 with multiple proof of concepts are realizing benefits
What Distributors Can Learn from Retailers
Kelly Brock  
7/19/2017   Post a comment
Distributors face the most profound business model shift in decades. They have the choice of adapting or risking being obsolete.
Zebra Unveils High-Performance Industrial Printers that Improve Operational Visibility & Productivity
EBN Newswire  
7/18/2017   Post a comment
Next-generation ZT600 series and printer management solution provide best-in-class performance to keep print operations running smoothly
Here’s What Your Supply Chain Performance Dashboard Is Missing
Sujit Singh  
7/18/2017   Post a comment
For best results, supply chain managers need to get beyond a dashboard analysis that provides a snap shot of current business metrics to get to details on how the metrics are derived.
15 Kickstarter Robots that Work, Teach, & Play
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/17/2017   Post a comment
Everybody likes robots, and soon they'll be doing all sorts of things with them, if these wildly successful Kickstarter projects are any indication.
Powering the Digital Supply Chain: Machine Learning Enables Intelligent Segmentation
Puneet Saxena  
7/17/2017   (1) comment
Companies have long recognized the importance of designing offerings to serve the needs of different markets and customers. Once complicated, accomplishing this becomes much easier with machine learning.
The Internet as the Great Equalizer
Puga Sankara  
7/14/2017   Post a comment
Internet has enabled smart, intelligent, talented people all over the world. Mobile devices have changed the way we work. That's going to change our supply chains.
Make Sure Your Tech Marketing Communications Content Delivers
Savvy Tech Marketing  
7/14/2017   Post a comment
To succeed, a brand needs to demonstrate customer value, not merely claim it.
Global Reverse Supply Chain Company Redefines Sustainability with Unique Cradle-to-Cradle Business Model
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2017   (1) comment
Rethinking the way products are designed, manufactured, sold, and repurposed is important for extracting the most from technology and keeping valuable resources from landfills.
Will MTBF Kill Drone Delivery?
Jim O'Reilly  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
When we do the math, failure rates are likely to ground delivery by drone before it ever really takes off.
Trump & Brexit: Adding Risk in the New Global Supply Chain
Luc Janssen  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
With Brexit, with the “America First” agenda of the Trump administration and in general with more and more pressure on choices for global sourcing, it is time to evaluate the risk on global supply chains. Can we still meet customer expectations?
Avnet Unveils ‘Ask Avnet’ Industry’s First AI-to-Human Digital Platform
EBN Newswire  
7/12/2017   (1) comment
Customers invited to beta test for streamlined information access; new tool designed to accelerate time to market for new technology solutions
Beyond the Headlines: Bosch’s $1.1 Billion Investment
Ariella Brown  
7/12/2017   Post a comment
Bosch made headlines for wanting to serve the smart car industry, but the news promises to make big ripples to procurement pros buying for connected products of many kinds.
Ensuring Effective Big Data Acquisition Improves Product Manufacturing Quality
Michael Weir  
7/12/2017   Post a comment
Careful handling of data helps to ensure enterprise-wide improvements in manufacturing operations.
Nano Dimension Achieving Promises of 3D Printed Electronics
EBN Newswire  
7/11/2017   (1) comment
Company Milestones in 2017 Bring Revolutionary Advancements in Additive Manufacturing
Smart Gladiator partners with TransSolutions
EBN Newswire  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
Smart Gladiator is partnering with TransSolutions Inc to provide Image Enabled Supply Chain capability
20 Kickstarter Wearables with Summer Sizzle
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
As everyone turns to their favorite summer activities, the interest wearable electronic innovations is on the rise. We're looking at some of the most popular wearable wins on Kickstarter.
Amazon Prime Day Presents Prime Opportunity & Example
Andrew Atkinson  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
Amazon prime has set the bar for B2C and B2B e-commerce. We can all take some lessons from Amazon Prime Day.
Expand Supply Chain Control During PCB Design
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/10/2017   Post a comment
A BOM tool is one thing organizations can leverage to move products smoothly from design to manufacturing while avoiding typical headaches.
What Else Can a PCB Contract Manufacturer Do for You?
Michael Allen  
7/10/2017   Post a comment
Contract manufacturers who offer services ancillary to printed circuit board assembly can reduce your cost and lead times.




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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.