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Measuring the Current State of Digital Transformation & Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/23/2017   Post a comment
Survey says: digital transformation efforts within organization drive supply chain restructuring activities.
Understand Customer Behavior to Capture Omnichannel Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/23/2017   Post a comment
Retailers and manufacturers need to leverage customer insights to unlock competitive advantage to make better category decisions and achieve localized merchandising, a new survey found.
More Trade with Asia Comes at a Shipping Price
B. Cameron Gain  
6/22/2017   (1) comment
Shipping to Asia is getting harder. The problem: a huge capacity backlog sitting and waiting for container ships
Economic Data Creates Procurement Strategies Foundation
Richard G. Weissman  
6/22/2017   (1) comment
Economics drives the supply chain. Here are some of the stats and resources that should be top of mind for smart procurement people.
18 Women Helping Pave the Way in High-Tech Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/21/2017   (3) comments
The Manufacturing Institute launched its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Ahead initiative. As part of the program, the group has recognized women for excellence in manufacturing. This year, 18 of these 130 leaders were leading the charge on the high-technology manufacturing front.
Pragmatism Pervades Smart Factory Floor
Gary Hilson  
6/20/2017   Post a comment
The move to Industry 4.0 has led to a culture clash between operation technology and information technology. Meanwhile, Internet of Things buzzwords resonate less with manufacturers than cost savings.
Digital Age Demands Supply Chain Restructuring
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/16/2017   Post a comment
The ability to transform into a digital supply chain will decide the winners and the losers going forward. Here's a look at the five stages of maturity.
Millennial Buyers Create Ripples in Distribution Model
Kelly Brock  
6/14/2017   Post a comment
Distributors, who have played an essential role connecting manufacturers and consumers, are being upended more rapidly than previously thought by millennial customers. They must quickly recognize threats and adapt.
Trucking Regulations: What Supply Chain Managers Need to Know
Susan Fourtané  
6/13/2017   Post a comment
Coming regulations are anticipated to decrease the driver pool and truck capacity with immediate consequences disrupting over-the-road shipping.
Supply Chain Visibility: Digitizing Transforms Shipping Industry
Matt Elenjickal  
6/12/2017   (1) comment
For transportation companies and enterprise supply chain executives, developing and executing a digital transformation process requires the resolve to modernize decades old processest. The entire supply chain, including visibility, will be affected by digital transformation
Gartner Identifies Top 10 High-Tech Supply Chains
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/8/2017   Post a comment
These high tech companies are the leaders in terms of supply chain. Both nimble and innovative, the top 10 have demonstrated ability to react in a changing marketplace.
Post-Paris: As American Industry Assumes Climate Leadership from Washington, Reverse Supply Chain Becomes Fundamental
EBN Newswire  
6/5/2017   Post a comment
Reverse Supply Chain Management (RSCM) — the process of managing end of life hardware to extract working components for re-use in other devices — is as an important way to extract the very most from technology and keep the most from landfills.
Make Packaging Pretty & Practical
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2017   Post a comment
People love the electronic gadgets in the box, but the box itself may help consumers make buying decisions.
Make Way for Digital, On-Demand & Always-On Supply Chains
Susan Fourtané  
5/25/2017   Post a comment
What to expect from next-generation supply chains? Here is what supply chain managers need to know to better understand the processes that will disrupt supply chains in the coming decade.
Stepping Up Careers for Women in Supply Chain & Manufacturing
Abe Eshkenazi  
5/24/2017   Post a comment
Recruiting more women to join supply chain, especially in the area of manufacturing, is key to overcoming this anticipated talent gap.
4 Revolutionary Trends Driven by Industry 4.0
Kelly Brock  
5/17/2017   (1) comment
the early stages of a Digital Revolution poised to shake up supply chains with dramatic transformations fed by factors including robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and nanotechnology. Here's where the biggest shifts will occur.
Arrow Ships Free: A Nod to Commercial Pressure?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/16/2017   (1) comment
New Arrow promo offers automatic free overnight shipping on $20 or more of in-stock components.
Consolidation Continues to Rewrite Chip Vendor Rankings
Dylan McGrath  
5/15/2017   (2) comments
The unprecedented wave of semiconductor industry consolidation skewed comparisons and continued to redraw the rankings of vendors by sales.
Discrimination at Work Erodes Employee Effectiveness
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Workplace discrimination can wreak havoc on a business. In the high-tech world where supply chain pros are hard to find, it's important to address this problem to retain the best employees.
IT Spend Paints a Rosy Picture for Business
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/11/2017   (1) comment
By the measure of IT spend, organizations are optimistic about the financial future of their organizations, a recent survey found.
Global Risk: Cyber Attacks, Natural Disasters, Supply Chain Failure Top the List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/10/2017   (1) comment
The 2017 FM Global Resilience Index considers a dozen pressing risks to business performance in the 21st century including three new measures: cyber attack, natural hazards and supply chain failure.
Automotive Growth Pushes Infineon Into Top 10
Sally Ward-Foxton  
5/9/2017   Post a comment
First SiC products received well by market.
Analyzing Consumer Preferences & Buying Behaviors
Monica Eaton-Cardone  
5/5/2017   Post a comment
Smart OEMs, and even their suppliers, are looking at how consumers are buying electronics products differently.
Tame the Supply Chain Complexity Beastie
Logical Link  
5/4/2017   (2) comments
The supply chain is inherently complex and customer demands add to the challenges. Organizations need to look at how to manage rather than perpetuate the complications.
3D Printing Opens New Doors for Electronics Prototyping & Manufacturing
Simon Fried  
5/4/2017   Post a comment
Although still in its infancy, additive manufacturing in electronics manufacture has seemingly limitless potential.
Samsung Could Pass Intel in Chip Sales
Dylan McGrath  
5/3/2017   Post a comment
Thanks to surging memory chip prices, South Korea's Samsung Electronics -could knock Intel - from its familiar perch atop the chip vendor sales leaders.
Self-Driving Car Development Crashes into Supply Shortages
B. Cameron Gain  
5/3/2017   (1) comment
As the self driving car market evolves, a short supply of lidar is causing bottlenecks in the development and production of autonomous driving systems.
M’soft Gives Deeper Look into HoloLens
Rick Merritt  
5/2/2017   (1) comment
At the Embedded Vision Summit, a computer vision specialist from Microsoft offered a deep dive into challenges and opportunities of its HoloLens.
ROMJ & Reshoring Initiative Cooperating to Bring Back One Million Jobs
EBN Newswire  
5/2/2017   Post a comment
The ROMJ project will utilize global data analytics to help companies compare the total cost of supplying the U.S. market via manufacturing offshore vs. domestically.
North American PCB Order Growth Boosts Book-to-Bill Ratio
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5/2/2017   Post a comment
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for March 2017
Surveys Say: C-levels Confidence among Mid-Market Manufacturers Looking Good
Mike McDonald  
5/2/2017   Post a comment
The ninth annual CFO Survey from Prime Advantage shows considerable optimism about the future on the part of mid-sized manufacturers.
Chip Sales Up 18% Through Q1
Dylan McGrath  
5/1/2017   Post a comment
Global semiconductor revenue continued to surge in March.
Baidu Battles Google in Robo-Car Derby
Junko Yoshida  
4/27/2017   Post a comment
Baidu's plan to "open up" its autonomous driving platform to others surprised many auto industry watchers. One analyst described it "a bit of a moon shot." But he thinks China is the right place to try this out.
Faster, More Flexible, Cheaper: The New Electronics Manufacturing Mantra
Frank Cavallaro  
4/25/2017   (1) comment
Flexibility is key to business success, especially in manufacturing. These three pillars of operational flexibility can put an organization on the road to success.
Single-Pixel Camera Mimics Human Eye
R. Colin Johnson  
4/24/2017   Post a comment
A single-pixel camera is ultra-inexpensive requiring only a single scanning photocell the works smart by targeting details with higher-resolution and backgrounds with less.
Robotics in Logistics: An Indian Version
Logical Link  
4/20/2017   (1) comment
Logistics may be an obvious area where robotics will find a use for place. An Indian company is building its reputation in that space.
Apple-Imagination GPU Dispute Offers 5 IP Best Practices
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/18/2017   Post a comment
The recent dustup between Apple and Imagination points to a handful of reminders about the preservation of intellectual property preservation for electronics manufacturers and suppliers.
Augmented Reality Gets Beyond Games to Help Logistics
Ariella Brown  
4/12/2017   Post a comment
Once used primarily for gaming, augmented reality may make logistics operations more efficient in the near future.
The Next-Gen of Digital Displays: Holographic Optical Elements
Seth Coe-Sullivan  
4/11/2017   Post a comment
Although holographic optical elements technology has existed for decades, scientists and engineers are turning once futuristic concepts into tangible opportunities for manufacturers and government agencies.
HP Supply Chain Leads the Call for Recycling Transparency
Ariella Brown  
4/5/2017   Post a comment
Corporate citizens in the electronics industry can lead the charge to make sure recycling of post-consumer products is done right. HP is speaking up on the topic.
Semiconductor Outlook Lifted on Surging Memory Prices
Dylan McGrath  
3/31/2017   (1) comment
A prominent semiconductor industry watcher has more than doubled its forecast for industry growth in 2017 on surging average selling prices (ASPs) for DRAM and NAND flash memory.
5 Routes to Success in Supply Chain Recruitment
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/31/2017   (1) comment
In light of the big gap between the level demand and supply in potential hires, supply chain organizations need to add a variety of approaches to recruitment in order to ensure success.
How Growing Customer E-Commerce Demand Drives New Retail Reality
Peter Edlund  
3/27/2017   (1) comment
Today’s greatest challenge isn’t embracing disruption, but being able to navigate the hype of Retail 4.0 when making strategic investments in new technologies.
Roadmap Says CMOS Ends Around 2024
Rick Merritt  
3/24/2017   Post a comment
IRDS points to chip stacks, new architectures.
More Connected Cars + Increased Cyber Threats = Closer Supply Chain Relationships 
Logical Link  
3/23/2017   Post a comment
Car makers and component suppliers are delivering more connected cars to market, but cyber threat prevention needs supply chain collaboration.
Wearables Market Pivoting Fashionably
Dylan McGrath  
3/22/2017   Post a comment
"The wearables market is doing something that is very important. It's shifting," an IDC analyst told EE Times.
China Fab Boom Fuels Equipment Spending Revival
Dylan McGrath  
3/20/2017   Post a comment
Sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment grew 13 percent last year and are projected to grow further.
Intel/Mobileye Duopoly: Dream or Nightmare?
Junko Yoshida  
3/17/2017   Post a comment
Intel's Mobileye acquisition has stirred mixed emotions and contrasting reviews among those who cover the industry. Semiconductor Advisors LLC, for one, said "Intel is taking a leap of faith to go very far outside its core business."
Tracking Needed Talent in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/17/2017   Post a comment
The talent shortage in the supply chain is real, but smart companies are helping their people learn the critical skills.
China's Gamble on Industrial IoT
Yorbe Zhang  
3/16/2017   Post a comment
The Chinese government projects the country's Industrial Internet of Things to grow to 450 billion RMB by 2020--occupying roughly one quarter of China's whole IoT market. Here's a report from EE Times China's Editor-in-Chief Yorbe Zhang.
Put Out the Fire: Address Employee Burnout in Logistics
Malysa O'Connor  
3/16/2017   Post a comment
Logistics providers are especially vulnerable to employee turnover, but many overlook one of its most reliable predictors – employee burnout.
Blockchain Offerings for Supply Chain Become Reality
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/9/2017   Post a comment
IBM/Maersk and Dianrong/FnConn both announced blockchain-focused offerings this week. The first is aimed at global shipping while the other is focused on serving small suppliers in China.
Fostering Growth Amidst a Field of Consolidation
Chanan Greenberg  
3/9/2017   Post a comment
Company consolidation is ushering in an era of market uncertainty that's having a significant impact on the high-tech industry. However, there are clear steps organizations can take to be more competitive.
Dimensioning Solutions in the Spotlight as Warehouses Strive to Modernize, According to VDC Research
Latest Research  
3/8/2017   (1) comment
Leading Drivers Include Space Optimization, Dimensional-Based Pricing, and Quality Checking
Chip Sales Jump 14% in January
Dylan McGrath  
3/7/2017   (1) comment
anuary chip sales showed the largest year-to-year increase in more than six years as the semiconductor industry continued a run that started in the second half of last year.
Experts Map the Integrated Supply Chain Journey
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/6/2017   Post a comment
Supply chain leaders from NCR, Western Digital and Inspirage share the secret to moving to a more mature supply chain model.
Smartphone Shipments Projected to Rebound
Dylan McGrath  
3/3/2017   Post a comment
Shipments of smartphones are projected to rebound in 2017 after a lackluster 2016.
Women Startups Take Their Turn in Tech
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/3/2017   (6) comments
Women startups, especially technology startups are starting to make inroads but not quickly enough.
Dun & Bradstreet Partners with THOMASNET.com to Enhance B2B Buyers’ Assessment of Supplier Risk
EBN Newswire  
3/2/2017   Post a comment
Supplier Evaluation & Risk Reports Now Available in Single Supplier and Comparison Versions on THOMASNET.com
Points for Picking the Right IoT Hardware Platforms
Susan Fourtané  
3/2/2017   Post a comment
An explosion of IoT hardware platforms sometimes make it hard for embedded programmers and designers to choose the best platform for their needs. Here is a quick guide on how to choose the right IoT hardware platform.
3 Ways the Supply Chain Industry Will Make Headlines in 2017
Tommy Barnes  
3/2/2017   Post a comment
2017 is poised to experience many supply chain milestones. By asking the right question, supply chain managers can get ahead of the curve.
Alexa, Rivals Speak to OEMs
Rick Merritt  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
Amazon sees partners, rivals grow in 2017.
Barr Group’s 2017 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey Reveals Vulnerabilities in the IoT
Latest Research  
2/24/2017   (1) comment
Barr Group has released preliminary results from its 2017 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey.
How to Become King of the Amazon (e-Commerce Jungle)
Mike Comstock  
2/22/2017   Post a comment
Amazon has set the bar for e-commerce. However, there's no reason that electronics OEMs and e-tailers can't learn some important lessons from how Amazon runs its side of the jungle.
Optimize Fleet Management Using IoT to Predict Weather
Christy Szoke  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Every year winter weather causes millions of dollars in damages, as well as severely impacts regional and national economies. Fleet managers need help staying ahead of the curve.
Ten Key Takeaways from CES 2017
Joanne Moretti  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
A few days at CES gives some important perspectives on where technology and innovation are heading. This slideshow offers a glimpse at the highlights.
Security Experts Cite IoT Risks
Rick Merritt  
2/14/2017   Post a comment
Fingerprints found on critical infrastructure.
Patent Litigation Expected to Soar in 2017
Pablo Valerio  
2/14/2017   Post a comment
Patent litigation has been growing constantly over the past ten years--A trend that is likely to impact the electronics supply chain.
Gartner Says 8.4 Billion Connected "Things" Will Be in Use in 2017, Up 31% from 2016
Latest Research  
2/13/2017   (1) comment
Consumer Applications to Represent 63% of Total IoT Applications in 2017
EBN@C-Level: Travelers Exec Points to Cargo Crime Trends for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Scott Cornell, transportation lead and crime and theft specialist at Travelers Insurance to find out about the latest trends and best practices for protecting expensive electronics cargo during the transportation process.
Batteries Get Safer Enclosures
Jim McGregor  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
Safer battery enclosures may be one solution to the issues plaguing lithium-ion batteries.
Visual Processing Market Poised to Take Off
Latest Research  
2/8/2017   (1) comment
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) launched its quarterly report on the Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market.
IoT’s Critical Mass for Temp Control Builds
B. Cameron Gain  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
The emergence of Internet of Things (IoT)) has made sensors much smarter. That's great news for the electronics supply chain.
AI Attracts Embedded Chip Veteran
Rick Merritt  
2/6/2017   (1) comment
A veteran semiconductor executive launched a company to serve machine-learning startups that target embedded systems.
AI Tapped to Improve Design
Rick Merritt  
2/3/2017   (2) comments
Electronics center explores machine learning.
3PLs & Shippers Enhance Supply Chain Partnerships
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/3/2017   Post a comment
3PLs and shippers are working consistently to enhance relationships and partnerships to improve business outcome a new study finds.
Samsung, Apple Remain Top Chip Buyers
Dylan McGrath  
2/2/2017   Post a comment
The two companies, which are the runaway leaders in smartphone sales, consumed a combined $61.7 billion worth of chips last year, up slightly from 2015.
Electronics Through the Ages: A History of Vintage Technology in Pictures
Susan Fourtané  
2/2/2017   (19) comments
One private museum run by a single person housed an incredible over 10,000 artifacts. Unfortunately, after the passing of its owner, Enrico Tedeschi, the exhibition was shut down. Here we remember it in pictures.
2016 Breaks Records for North American Robot Orders & Shipments
Latest Research  
1/31/2017   (1) comment
Orders surged 61 percent in assembly applications while food & consumer goods orders increased 32 percent
North American PCB Sales Enjoyed Solid Growth in December
Latest Research  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for December 2016
MRAM Gains More Steam
Dylan McGrath  
1/30/2017   (1) comment
Spin Transfer Technologies' delivery of functional MRAM samples is one more indication of emerging memory technology's momentum.
Consumers Recycle Record-Setting 14 Million Pounds of Used Batteries in 2016
Latest Research  
1/27/2017   (1) comment
Call2Recycle Reports Double Digit Growth in Battery Collections; Credits Growing Consumer Network
Sky’s the Limit for Tech Innovations in Warehousing
Ariella Brown  
1/22/2017   Post a comment
You can see that warehousing tech is a really hot area right now. The next year or two promise to bring even bigger changes.
Chargebacks & Retail Compliance: Prove You Did It Right
Puga Sankara  
1/20/2017   Post a comment
An efficient image-enabled supply chain lets users to take pictures that will serve as reference able document that can be produced to refute any chargeback situations.
5G Report Gauges Trillion-Dollar Impacts
Rick Merritt  
1/19/2017   Post a comment
5G could enable as much as $12.3 trillion in goods and services in 2035 when its full effects are realized.
Electronics Supply Chain Under the Trump Administration
Laurie Sullivan  
1/19/2017   Post a comment
The impact of the Trump administration and its plans to make American great again depends on what happens with taxes, tariffs, manufacturing costs, and other factors.
What it Means to Transition to Digital Manufacturing in the Digital Economy
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/19/2017  
Imagine a world where every industry from automotive to healthcare transforms its customer experience while adding value through novel business services. It starts with digital thinking.
Trump Threatens to Dismantle Trade Agreements
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/19/2017   Post a comment
In the wake of a new presidential administration, electronics OEMs, distributors, and component makers are questioning how President Elect Trump will move forward with threats to withdraw America from its trade
Internet of Things Innovations Enhance Supply Chain Management in 2017
PV Subramanian  
1/18/2017   (1) comment
Preparing for the IoT revolution and the profound impact it will have on the supply chain does not need to be as daunting as it seems.
Thermal Issues Major Cause of Delays
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1/17/2017   Post a comment
99.5% of products held back by late stage complications.
IPSO Alliance Publishes Security, Privacy & Identity Working Group Charter
EBN Newswire  
1/17/2017   Post a comment
Focuses on Cross-Standard Methods, IoT Needs Not Served by Fragmented Standards Efforts
Nano Dimension Targets IoT Market
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1/17/2017   Post a comment
Technological Breakthrough: 3D Printing of Rigid PCB Series Combined with Flexible Conductive Connectors in a Single Print
On-Shoring Under Trump: The Good, The Bad & the Ugly
Jim O'Reilly  
1/17/2017   Post a comment
The future remains to be seen. Everyone is wondering what might happen in the electronics supply chain if Trump slaps tariffs on China, and what might still happen if he doesn't.
The Future of the Supply Chain Lies in Ecosystems
Alex Peron  
1/17/2017   (1) comment
If all goes well, the right supply chain ecosystem minimizes the gap between demand and supply at every point in the system.
Armstrong & Associates Releases New Logistics Report
Latest Research  
1/16/2017   Post a comment
Armstrong & Associates has released a report called "Keep it Running: The Quintessential Spare Parts Logistics Report."
Smartwatch Market Boosted by Basic Hybrid & Analogue Watches, Taking Nearly 40% of the $21bn Market by 2021
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1/16/2017   Post a comment
Smartwatch Market Boosted by Basic Hybrid & Analogue Watches, Taking Nearly 40% of the $21 billion Market by 2021
Gartner Says Almost 3 Million Personal and Commercial Drones Will Be Shipped in 2017
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1/13/2017   Post a comment
Gartner Says Almost 3 Million Personal and Commercial Drones Will Be Shipped in 2017




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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!
Archived Dialogues
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.