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High Visibility Counteracts Supply Chain Drama
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/9/2016   Post a comment
A new infographic details how supply chain visibility can prevent unforeseen issues to become big calamities.
Trump Needs to Embrace Industrial Revolution
Pablo Valerio  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
Industrial jobs policy is important for many millions of Trump supporters, especially those who lost jobs when factories downsized or closed. But can Trump's U.S. really compete with Asia and Europe?
20 Best Tech-Based Toys Promise Big Holiday Hits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/5/2016   Post a comment
This slideshow offers a quick look at how electronics are powering and enabling the coolest new toys for the holiday season, from drones and robots to STEM teaching toys.
Championing Staff Development in the Age of Lean
Richard G. Weissman  
11/30/2016   Post a comment
Employee training and development have become victims of shifting business conditions.
Get More Out of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
While conversations about digital supply chains are pervasive, many executives and supply chain teams are not sure how to scale their initiatives beyond piecemeal tools. The decisions made now have the potential to impact the future of business.
University Research Affirms Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays
Gary Hilson  
11/21/2016   Post a comment
There’s lots of low hanging fruit for supply chains looking to improve delivery and reduce variability, according to corporate-sponsored research conducted by the University of North Texas.
Shift Happens: RFQ Management Gets Beyond Spreadsheets
Alex Peron  
11/21/2016   (1) comment
For years, companies have interacted with their suppliers using spreadsheets and email creating siloed communication channels. Today's complex supply chains demand something more.
10 Ways to Woo Supply Chain Talent
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
Let people know that supply chain and logistics offer some great opportunities for a fulfilling career. It's time to close the talent gap.
SOLAS Update: Full Enforcement Begins
Eric Geerts  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
Enforcement of a SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement amendment has begun. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has implemented the rule, which requires that containers and their contents are weighed prior tobeing loaded on a vessel.
Chip Forecast Rises Through 2017
Rick Merritt  
11/7/2016   Post a comment
International Business Strategies updated its semiconductor forecast to growth through 2017, in part due to rising memory prices and sales.
Thank Goodness for Makers
Max Maxfield  
11/3/2016   Post a comment
Did you ever fear that hobby electronics was fading away, and were you surprised by the emergence of the Maker Movement?
Brian Cornell, Mindy Grossman, Uri Minkoff & Devin Wenig Among Headliners At Shoptalk 2017
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
150+ Speakers - 50% CEOs - Now Confirmed for Second Shoptalk Event f or Critical Industry Dialogue on Digital Transformation of Retail & Ecommerce
Dangerous Revelation: Survey Shows Hazmat Transport Pros Lack Confidence That Supply Chain Meets Compliance Rules
Latest Research  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Many New, Complex Regs, Lack of C-Suite Focus Present Challenges
U.S. Convenes Chip Study Group
Rick Merritt  
11/1/2016   Post a comment
The Obama administration convened top semiconductor executives to make recommendations on what the sector needs to deal with threats from China and a slowing Moore’s law.
Procurement Faces at Digital Tipping Point
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/28/2016   (1) comment
Technology trends are creating a new tipping point for procurement, in addition to offering new ways for the function to prove its worth.
Finding the Way Out of Inventory Dilemmas
Frank Cavallaro  
10/25/2016   Post a comment
Warehouse rents are reaching record heights as inventory is building up across the country. Organizations with a flexible supply chain network are better positioned to combat the issue.
Blockchain Set to Transform Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/21/2016   (1) comment
Blockchain has supply chain aficionados excited because the technology will support new business processes that allow for assets to be transferred over the Internet without the need for a centralized third party.
LeEco, China’s Disruptive Hybrid
Rick Merritt  
10/20/2016   Post a comment
China’s LeEco is coming to the U.S. with ultra low cost smartphones and smart TVs and an R&D center for them and deep-learning services.
ISO 37001: Application in Supply Chain Risk Mitigation
Leslie Benton  
10/20/2016   Post a comment
The new ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems standard has significant implications when working with third parties.
NeoGrid Partners with Lett Insights to Expand Supply Chain Expertise & Product Portfolio
EBN Newswire  
10/19/2016   Post a comment
Investment in startup will allow global technology provider to offer manufacturers tools for monitoring products listed on retailers’ e-commerce platforms.
Autonomous Car Mobility Shifts Electronics Industry
Pablo Valerio  
10/18/2016   (2) comments
By 2025, automated mobility services could be a $120 billion business in the United States alone. The impact on companies in mobile technology, connected vehicles, and wireless infrastructure could be as important as the arrival of the smartphone last decade.
M-Commerce Emerges as Critical Component to Online Sales
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/14/2016   (2) comments
With the explosive growth of mobile devices as an e-commerce tool, online retailers need to start thinking hard about providing the right kind of mobile experience to customers.
Digital High Performers Rare in Tech Industry
Sami Luukkonen  
10/10/2016   Post a comment
New evidence suggests that few in this industry are generating financial success from their extensive digital investments.
Let's Celebrate Manufacturing Day
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/7/2016   Post a comment
Today, around the United States, over 2,500 events have been scheduled to raise awareness about manufacturing and the opportunities for people who want to work there.
Toyota: Hydrocar as 'Power Bank' 20 Years out
Junko Yoshida  
10/5/2016   Post a comment
Toyota brought to Paris Toyota FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) PLUS. It uses compressed hydrogen as its fuel source. Toyota proposes the FCV PLUS will be also used as a “generator” for homes, other cars and local power grids.
Mid-Sized Manufacturing Survey Tracks Procurement Evolution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/4/2016   Post a comment
Mid-sized manufactures report a positive financial outlook and expect supply chain performance to be even more critical than ever before.
Deep Learning: Achilles Heel in Robo-Car Tests
Junko Yoshida  
10/3/2016   Post a comment
Advancements in machine learning have made autonomous driving almost a near reality. But when it comes to “safety testing,” machine learning is the Achilles Heel of autonomous driving. Safety experts are finding several “holes” in DoT’s Automated Policy.
Small Biz Trusts Global Trade to Boost U.S. Economy
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/30/2016   Post a comment
Most small business owners believe that increasing global trade has the potential to improve the United States economy, a FedEx survey finds.
Consortium Forms Framework for Industrial Cybersecurity
Rich Quinnell  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
The IIC's Security Framework provides a starting point for evolving an industry consensus on industrial IoT cybersecurity.
GE Plugs into Industrial Internet
Rick Merritt  
9/28/2016   Post a comment
GE provided a look under the hood of its first major systems geared for the Industrial Internet of Things.
Chip Market to Go Down, Says Future Horizons
Peter Clarke  
9/27/2016   Post a comment
Malcolm Penn, the founder and CEO of Future Horizons Ltd. and usually one of the most bullish of chip market forecasters, thinks 2017 could be a third year of decline for the global semiconductor industry.
B2B Electronics e-Commerce Set to Explode
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/23/2016   Post a comment
B2B e-commerce is booming, particularly in the electronics industry.
Robo-Car's Safety Challenges DoT
Junko Yoshida  
9/21/2016   Post a comment
The federal policy places self-driving cars directly under the purview of federal regulators. Stripped from the privilege of “self-certifying” their vehicles, carmakers will need “pre-market approval” from the DoT. The key question, however, is testing of AI cars’ safety.
Finding the Gaps: Business Strategy & Procurement Execution
Bhavesh Shah  
9/21/2016   Post a comment
Building a good procurement strategy is one thing but executing it may be much harder.
EE Times Silicon 60: 2016's Emerging Companies to Watch
Peter Clarke  
9/20/2016   Post a comment
Looking at hottest silicon startups, there's no doubt Internet of Things will have a revolutionary impact on how people can live their lives, but exactly how that will manifest itself in terms of components, software, platforms, legal and business models, is not yet clear.
Wearable Scanners Aid Work Automation and Mobility to Boost Business Efficiency
Latest Research  
9/16/2016   Post a comment
ABI Research Forecasts Enterprise Wearable Scanner Shipments to Near 22 Million by 2021
Agilysys Sponsors Research on Next-Generation POS Systems
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2016   (1) comment
Keys to Improving Guest Satisfaction, Boosting Staff Productivity and Increasing Revenue Are Highlighted in New Starfleet Research Study
Robots On the Rise
Rich Quinnell  
9/16/2016   Post a comment
Big Name Electronics OEMs Move from China to Mexico
Scott Stanley  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
In recent years, many North American companies have moved their manufacturing to Mexico’s maquilas, or factories.
Chip Process War Heats Up
Rick Merritt  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Samsung and China are the wild cards
IC Insights Trims IoT Chip Market Forecast
Junko Yoshida  
9/12/2016   (1) comment
Semiconductor sales for IoT system functions in 2019 are now expected to reach $29.6 billion in 2019, instead of $31.1 billion, according to IC Insights.
APAC Trade Shapes Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/9/2016   Post a comment
Six key Asian economies highlight the importance if intra-APAC trading and points to potential changes in the supply chain.
5 Ways to Create Procurement & Sourcing Value Through Integrated Supply Chains
Abe Eshkenazi  
9/8/2016   (6) comments
The most talented supply pros know that putting the biggest squeeze on suppliers doesn't create the best value.
Materials Emerge to Support Industrial 3D Printing
Pablo Valerio  
9/7/2016   Post a comment
When 3D printers are able to use a wide range of different materials, endless possibilities will emerge.
Rapid Expansion Projected for Smart Home Devices, IHS Markit Says
Latest Research  
9/7/2016   Post a comment
Smart home device market rising at a CAGR of 60 percent to reach 477 million units in 2020
Afghanistan: Mineral-Rich, Conflict Torn Electronics Treasure Trove
Logical Link  
9/6/2016   Post a comment
How this war-scarred Central Asian country may one day impact the electronics supply chain.
Building a Business Case for Using a Third Party to Implement & Manage a B2Bi Program
Peter Edlund  
9/1/2016   Post a comment
When selecting a third party to manage your electronic transactions, there are a number of things you should keep in mind.
Optimize Product Offerings Using Behavioral Clustering
Ian Duncan-Lewis  
8/30/2016   Post a comment
What do my customers really want? This can seem like the million-dollar question for many retailers or suppliers, but with the right tools, it doesn't have to be such a challenge.
Automotive Security Resides in the Supply Chain
Gary Hilson  
8/15/2016   Post a comment
Intel and others are looking to foster collaboration to build more resilient platforms for automotive systems as hacked vehicles become a more frequent occurrence
PCB and EMS Growth Was Solid in June
Gary Hilson  
8/12/2016   Post a comment
Semiconductor shipments continued to show signs of recovery, although year-on-year sales growth remains negative
Is There Really an Internet of Things?
Jim O'Reilly  
8/11/2016   (3) comments
The problem, across the whole of IoT, is proving sufficient benefit, a pressing need and economic viability.
Computer Vision Hardware and Software Market to Reach $48.6 Billion by 2022
Gary Hilson  
7/22/2016   Post a comment
Automotive and Consumer Markets to Surge in the Next Few Years, with Strong Growth Also Expected for Robotics and Security Applications
What Consumer Companies Should Consider to Get Smarter, Faster
Jason Ruhmann  
7/14/2016   Post a comment
IT organizations and data analysts are still in the experimental stage, while he litany of data sources across the retail supply chain now includes web statistics, social media, multiple Internet of Things and mobiles devices, mobile and others
Consumers Not Excited About Connected Appliances
Pablo Valerio  
6/8/2016   Post a comment
Consumers like the idea of connected devices, but many are reluctant to embrace the reality due to security concerns.
The Big Cost of Fast & Free in Logistics
Frank Cavallaro  
6/7/2016   (1) comment
In the race to get consumers their orders at ever-increasing pace, shippers and retailers try to mitigate the financial impact.
Enable Supply Chain Security Through an Authentication Data Network
Michael Schuldenfrei  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
Inadvertent use of recycled, refurbished, or re-marked components can result in significant business risk for a manufacturer’s customers. Technology can help.
A Peek at the Connected Car Platform Revolution
Mike Heald  
6/3/2016   Post a comment
Connected cars are hot--and there's potential to bring all sorts of other connected technologies into the ecosystem.
The Growth of Hybrid Offshore Supply Chains in Electronics Manufacturing
Tom Hennessey  
6/2/2016   (1) comment
Today, pure offshoring or reshoring initiatives rarely meet the needs of OEMs and EMS. Instead, a hybrid approach may allow these manufacturers to capture the best of both worlds.
New Battleground Arises for Communication & Technology
Mike Heald  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
Business ecosystem vs. business ecosystem: that's where business is won and lost in today's world. Will yours be victorious?
Exploring the Whys of Medical Device Manufacturing in Mexico
Scott Stanley  
5/31/2016   Post a comment
Mexico has become a central hub for manufacturing. With its low cost of labor, skilled workforce, and close proximity to the U.S. as compared to that of China, outsourcing to Mexico just makes sense for U.S. businesses.
Latest Whitepaper Puts a Lock on IoT Security
Rob Spiegel  
5/30/2016   Post a comment
Icon Labs has developed a whitepaper to help determine the type of cybersecurity needed based on the type of device.
Offshore Sourcing: Balancing Cost Savings & Risk
Thomas Smiley  
5/30/2016   Post a comment
It's really important to balance the potential cost savings of offshoring manufacturing against the considerable risk of failure.
'High Automation' Autonomous Cars on Roads by 2020
Charles Murray  
5/24/2016   Post a comment
Self-driving automotive technology took a big step forward this week as NXP Semiconductors rolled out a pizza-box-sized module called BlueBox that it says will bring production-level, “high automation” to the roads by 2020.
Next Wave Mobile Arrives & Benefits Supply Chain Bottom Line
Sean Mulroy  
5/24/2016   Post a comment
Reverse logistics will be the revenue-driving mechanism that will make leasing prosper and be the next wave in mobile. In order for leasing to catch on, all parties involved need to trust its value.
Never Overlook MRO & the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/20/2016   Post a comment
It's critical not to overlook indirect spend as a strategic activity for the supply chain as a place to streamline the supply chain and save cost.
Navigating the Upcoming Maelstrom of Data-Filled Used Products
Irv Grossman  
5/19/2016   Post a comment
The Internet of Things is set to explode. In this new era, OEMs are going to be faced with managing reverse logistics for more different products than ever before.
Specialty Electronics Distributors Up Customer Confidence, UBM Survey Said
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/18/2016   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study, an annual ranking based on perceptions by supply chain, corporate, and design executives, provides a close look at how customers rate the performance of major electronics distributors.
Is the Mid-Range Smartphone a Compromise?
Jim McGregor  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
What level phone should you buy if mid-range phones now sport premium-level features? A thorough testing and comparison of Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy A9, and Huawei Mate 8 may surprise you.
Pay-Per-Use IoT Brings Monetization Opportunities to Electronics
Mary E. Shacklett  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
IoT devices inevitably contain electronic content, and in many emerging use cases, they present monetization opportunities for electronics companies willing provide services related to IoT-driven data.
Terrorism & Oil Prices Impact Global Supply Chain Resilience
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/13/2016   Post a comment
Released earlier this week, the 2016 FM Global Resilience Index ranks of countries’ business resilience to supply chain disruption.
Preparing for the Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape
Pamela Passman  
5/11/2016   Post a comment
The cyber risk landscape is evolving and companies need to prepare in specific ways for a more connected and complex environment.
North American Electronics Business Slowdown Slows and Some Signs are Positive
Latest Research  
5/10/2016   (1) comment
Printed circuit board (PCB) shipments was the one North American industry sector in this analysis that showed signs of growth in March.
Nucleus Research Issues 2016 Value Matrix for Supply Chain Design
Latest Research  
5/10/2016   Post a comment
Adaptability of supply chain assessment tools accelerates new operational efficiencies to distribution networks.
ECIA Reports Q1 CY16 Distribution Component Sales Up 2.4% Compared to Q4 CY15
Latest Research  
5/10/2016   Post a comment
Distribution reported component sales in North America for Q1 CY 2016 up 2.4% compared to Q4 CY 2015.
Cyber Attacks Increase in Danger
Rob Spiegel  
5/10/2016   Post a comment
Cybersecurity is getting to be a greater issue as attackers become better organized and more dangerous.
Container Carriers ‘Unhinged’ from World’s Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
5/10/2016   (1) comment
Instead of adding capacity, container carriers should be working together to find long-term solutions to the industry-wide capacity glut conundrum.
Public Display Unit Shipments and Revenue on the Rebound, IHS Says
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5/9/2016   Post a comment
According to the latest research from IHS Technology, public display shipments and revenue will rebound in 2016, as regional economies recover and more large projects are installed. In fact, unit shipments of public displays are expected to grow 9.3 percent year over year, reaching approximately 3 million units in 2016.
EBN@C-Level: A Conversation About the Shifting Supply Chain World with ON Semiconductor's Brent Wilson
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/9/2016   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Brent Wilson, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain Operations and Procurement at ON Semiconductor to talk about the evolution of the company's supply chain strategy.
From Federated Solutions to Multipolar Markets: Reframing the Global Electronics Supply Chain
Lisa Ann Cairns  
5/3/2016   Post a comment
The rise in federated ecosystems and multipolar markets is rooted in rapid urbanization, which, in turn, is reshaping the global supply chain.
Getting Beyond Passwords in the Mobile Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/22/2016   Post a comment
This infographic offers step by step instructions on how users can secure their cell phones, which may contain critical business data, in a few easy steps.
Apple, Samsung Reinforce Ties Over iPhone's OLED Display
Paul Buckley  
4/21/2016   Post a comment
Reports indicate that Samsung Display has signed a deal with Apple to supply OLED displays for the next generation of iPhones.
Delving into the Top 5 Enterprise Labeling Trends
Josh Roffman  
4/18/2016   Post a comment
As labeling has becoming a mission-critical component in the supply chain, especially for those companies that are operating globally, we need to keep an eye on the trends and needs that are driving the optimization and efficacy of labeling.
Industrie 4.0 Gets a Boost from Bosch
Ariella Brown  
4/18/2016   Post a comment
Privately owned Bosch is taking a major role in Industrie 4.0 with its own IoT cloud.
IoT Security Top of Mind at ESC
Rob Spiegel  
4/15/2016   Post a comment
IoT security was a concerned voiced frequently at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston this week.
Electronics Retail Workforce Not Ready for Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/15/2016   Post a comment
Retailers say they aren't prepared to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace and feel unable to keep up with the pace of change, a new survey said.
Political Economy Impacts Future of U.S. Semi Industry
Apek Mulay  
4/8/2016   Post a comment
hout political analysis. It's critical to keep in mind that the elected officials are the ones who pass laws that may adversely affect or favor the electronics industry—so OEMs, contract manufacturers and others involved in the industry need to pay attention to the political economy.
UK Comms Regulator Pushes VHF Spectrum for IoT
John Walko  
4/7/2016   Post a comment
UK communications regulator Ofcom is laying out formal plans and a regulatory framework for the Internet of Things.
Making a Smartphone World
Logical Link  
4/7/2016   (1) comment
Dozens of third-world countries are in various stages of embracing technology in the form of a handheld device. And, that will continue to have far-reaching supply chain implications as component makers and OEMs strive to reach billions of people waiting to be part of the smartphone revolution.
Mobile to Mobility: Smart Lane Fast Tracks the IoT Supply Chain
Lisa Ann Cairns  
4/6/2016   Post a comment
MWC showcases new mobility partnerships and 5Gs impact on growth and opportunities.
What’s Keeping Supply Chain Managers Awake at Night?
Abe Eshkenazi  
4/5/2016   Post a comment
Learning about what keeps supply chain managers up at night provides leaders with a unique opportunity to proactively tackle issues that could derail their supply chain in the future.




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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.