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10 Supply Chain Infographics that Speak Louder than Words
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2017   (1) comment
We decided to look back at some of the most popular topics and graphics from the past year. This is a list of the most popular infographics on EBN in the past year.
Infineon: What Makes Robo-Cars Zero Defect?
Junko Yoshida  
1/12/2017   Post a comment
A one-on-one interview with Infineon CEO.
25 Million-Dollar Technology Ideas That Started on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/12/2017   (1) comment
We looked at Kickstarter to see what new ideas are exciting consumers the most. We found a couple dozen projects that asked for tens of thousands of dollars in support and raked in a million dollars or more.
Flexible OLED Displays: Overcoming Barriers to Mass Commercialization with High-Yield Manufacturing Processes
Shulik Leshem  
1/12/2017   Post a comment
Flexible OLED display technology has already arrived to the commercial marketplace – it may be in your pocket or strapped to your wrist right now.
ARM Exec Dizzy for Open-Source Twizy
Junko Yoshida  
1/11/2017   Post a comment
At this year’s CES, ARM brought Renault’s Twizy to its booth, typically full of mobile devices. Calling Twizy “the world’s first OEM open-source vehicle,” ARM said Renault is seeing a wave of open-source hardware and software developments.
4 Ways Cloud-Based Sourcing Tools Will Enhance Business Outcomes in 2017
Chris Crane  
1/11/2017   Post a comment
Collectively sharing data within procurement can not only enhance overall business performance but make true impact on a business’s bottom line.
SAP Introduces Jump-Start Enablement Program for SAP Leonardo IoT Portfolio
EBN Newswire  
1/10/2017   Post a comment
Promotional Pricing and Consultative Services Will Help Customers Adopt Successful IoT Strategies; Global SAP Leonardo Event Announced for July 2017 in Frankfurt
How Digital Supply Chain Management Can Help Your Company Succeed in the Smart Product Era
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/10/2017  
Leading companies are focusing on delivering all aspects of the smart product experience — not just selling a physical item, but providing a compelling mix of hardware, software, connectivity and services.
Building a Smarter Supply Chain
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/10/2017  
While features such as end-to-end visibility, risk mitigation and actionable analytics are crucial, the human element will always be at the center of supply chain performance. Check out this video to learn what this means for your business.
5 Trends Driving Digitization of the Supply Chain
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/10/2017  
Today, digital advances such as big data and optimization tools, remain the most visible driver of change in the supply chain. However, these are not the only trends that are exerting a major influence.
Lessons from the Dot-Com Crash for Today’s Supply Chain
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/10/2017  
The effects of the dot-com bust lingered for years, as companies struggled with a massive oversupply of components that hobbled their attempts to recover. Today, worries are mounting that the tech industry could be entering another downturn.
5 Ways Electronics OEMs Can Combat the IP Theft Challenge
Mary E. Shacklett  
1/10/2017   Post a comment
Awareness of the problem of intellectual property theft, as well as strategic action can help manufacturers get a handle on the problem.
Wrapping up 2016: Packaging Trends to Watch
Frank Cavallaro  
1/10/2017   Post a comment
As we get buried in wrapping paper, what are some new ways to cut the waste?
Toyota Exec on Robo-Cars: ‘Not Even Close’
The Sanity Clause  
1/6/2017   Post a comment
Although honesty in corporate presentations at the CES is typically not treated as the best policy, Gil Pratt, Toyota Research Institute CEO, bucked that trend and leveled with his audience here about the real future of autonomous cars.
Image Enabled Supply Chain Promises Future Benefits
Puga Sankara  
1/6/2017   (1) comment
Tag every supply chain activity, data, and record with a picture to capture a supply chain gains.
Traffic Deaths: Technology is at Fault
Fred Molinari  
1/4/2017   (2) comments
Today's cars have too many distracting controls, and then there are cell phones and texting.
Supply Chain Management Goes Wearable
B. Cameron Gain  
1/4/2017   (1) comment
Connected eyewear and other wearables are proving essential in helping to make supply chains and warehousing
Hardware Technology in 2016 & a Look in the Crystal Ball at 2017
Jim O'Reilly  
1/3/2017   Post a comment
The close of the year is a good time to look back, and forward. Although some technologies and sectors were hit hard in 2016, there are some promising markets on the horizon.
4 New Year’s Supply Chain Resolutions: Smartphones, Analytics, Ergonomics, Environment
Samuel Mueller  
1/3/2017   Post a comment
There are a lot of exciting new supply chain developments in the areas of smartphones, analytics, ergonomics, and the environment. Now is a good time for supply chain professionals to set some New Year’s resolutions that are related to adopting them.
Drone Detection: An Interesting RF Challenge
Bill Schweber  
1/2/2017   Post a comment
Detection a nearby drone is a difficult task for many reasons, but a new system with a sophisticated 3-D antenna claims to be able to do so.
The Future of Cars Is Here
Darryl Barber  
1/2/2017   Post a comment
All signs point to 2017 being the year of the autonomous car.
Getting One Step Closer to Paperless Invoicing
Roger Hatfield  
1/2/2017   Post a comment
It would be fool hardy to predict that there will ever be a truly paperless office. However, since most billing applications can generate and send PDF invoices via email, it is the easiest and quickest way to move closer to a paperless office.
Artificial Intelligence Takes to E-Commerce
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/30/2016   Post a comment
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to shape the consumer shopping experience.
Smart Phones Deliver Best Quality Video
Puga Sankara  
12/30/2016   Post a comment
In my quest to create the best quality video what did I find? Apple is falling further and further behind.
IoT Ready to Light Up in 2017
Rick Merritt  
12/29/2016   Post a comment
After laying foundations for the Internet of Things in security and M&A in 2016, it's time to focus on deployments in IoT in 2017.
AI Apps for the Supply Chain Make the 2017 Hotlist
B. Cameron Gain  
12/29/2016   Post a comment
Artificial intelligence has the promise of saving money for the supply chain... but it's only just emerging.
Building A Customer-Centric S&OP Plan for 2017
Sujit Singh  
12/29/2016   Post a comment
An effective supply chain planning strategy is optimal in building a customer-centric supply chain.
China Returns Navy Sea Drone
R. Colin Johnson  
12/28/2016   Post a comment
Seaglider sea drones are capable of executing sea-bottom assays and mapping at depths of up to 1,000 meters.
DARPA Funds Small Businesses with Big Ideas
R. Colin Johnson  
12/27/2016   (1) comment
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched its answer to Kickstarter, theCommercial Performer Program that aims to harness the little guys ideas that are now being underfunded.
The Winds of Procurement Change are Blowing Strong
Patrick McCarthy  
12/27/2016   Post a comment
As supply chains stretch further around the globe, organizations are fast realizing that procure to pay has greater strategic promise than being strictly internal.
Device Testing: The Secret to Improving Chip Yield & Performance
Mary E. Shacklett  
12/27/2016   Post a comment
Using analytics to test semiconductor chips may make the difference between business success and failure.
Top 10 Hottest EBN Blogs in 2016
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/26/2016   (1) comment
EBN community members were most interested in hearing about the happenings at the largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the coolest technology implementations and vertical markets, and the latest technology trends.
Computing Got Colorful in 2016
Rick Merritt  
12/23/2016   Post a comment
With the rise of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, new memory types, and 5G, computing came into a kind of brilliant autumn in 2016.
The Driverless Supply Chain: Looking 5 Years into Logistics Future
Charles Edwards  
12/22/2016   Post a comment
Though it is inevitable, we cannot be certain when and at what rate logistics will be automated.
Living the Live Supply Chain: Why You Need Data Scientists
Hans Thalbauer  
12/22/2016   Post a comment
Let’s take a look at why data scientists will be increasingly key to supply chain success.
Top 10 Christmas Treats for Techno-Geeks
Max Maxfield  
12/20/2016   Post a comment
What can one give one's techno-geek engineering comrades for Crimble? Here are ten drool-worthy suggestions.
AI Ethics Effort Starts at IEEE
Rick Merritt  
12/16/2016   Post a comment
The IEEE is seeking feedback on a broad initiative to develop ethical standards and best practices for designing systems with artificial intelligence.
A New Use for High-Speed Fiber Optics: Connecting Smart Factories
Logical Link  
12/15/2016   Post a comment
As M2M and IoT shape business and operations strategies, influence product design and compel companies to re-examine how suppler and customer data is collected and used, a question begs: How will companies pool together all their internal factory.
Envisioning the Future of Supply Chain
Abe Eshkenazi  
12/15/2016   Post a comment
One of the best ways to prepare for supply chain’s dynamic and exciting future is to examine the megatrends that are impacting, improving, and reshaping our industry.
Living the Live Supply Chain: Why You Need Data
Hans Thalbauer  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
We often talk about a live supply chain, but getting there taks some work. Let's explore the essentials of deploying a live supply chain
The Future of 3D Printing Starts with Business
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/13/2016   Post a comment
3D printing technology at the business level, particularly in manufacturing, is quickly emerging as the place where the real promise lies at least in the near future.
Robots & Automation: Debunking the Myth
Susan Fourtané  
12/13/2016   (1) comment
In the process of change, we should be cautious of the hype around the AI trend. The best decisions come from looking at the trends with clear eyes.
Automating the Growing Warehouse: From Spreadsheets to Daily Processes & Beyond
Dave Williams  
12/12/2016   Post a comment
Automation in the warehouse isn't an all or nothing proposition. Starting small and making a long-range plan is a good way to start.
Bluetooth Beams New Spec, Chips
Rick Merritt  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
The Bluetooth SIG ratified its version 5 spec, enhancing range, throughput, and beacon support.
3D Manufacturing Offers Effective Way of Creating Integrating Circuits
Mary E. Shacklett  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
3D printing should be on the technology roadmaps of electronics manufacturers. It has the potential to provide an agile approach to the more complex geometries and materials that are likely to be required for electronics in future advanced manufacturing environments.
10 Hottest Electronic Supply Chain Slideshows of 2016
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
Whether we were talking about the people, places, or things of the electronics supply chain world, readers agreed that these slideshows were their favorites.
Virtual Reality Group to Define APIs
Rick Merritt  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
A new Khronos working group will define APIs for virtual reality products to ease writing and optimizing applications and device drivers.
Watson IDs Heart Disease
R. Colin Johnson  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
IBM's Watson acquires a new set of modules for diagnosing disease that increases their accuracy by 25-to-50 percent.
Bots May Be the Next Big Supply Chain Invasion
Puga Sankara  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Chat bots are becoming commonplace in e-commerce. It may be time to look at how supply chains can use the same tech to make things run smoothly.
Intel Snags Exec from ARM to Run IoT
Junko Yoshida  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
Intel will separate its nascent automotive team from the company’s IoT group. Previously, Intel’s IoT and automotive teams were bundled together under one big IoT tent. Intel also named ex-ARM executive Tom Lantzsch to head the company’s IoT branch.
Supply Chains Stay the Course in 2017
Eric Allais  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
For 2017, the outlook is quite rosy. However, let’s take the views of industry experts with a grain of salt and try to identify where the industry could or should be headed next year.
Examining the Risky Business of E-Commerce
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Without the right supply chain for both the OEM and the online retailer, e-commerce growth can create more risk than reward.
15 Views of Printed Electronics
Rick Merritt  
11/25/2016   Post a comment
Printed electronics showed progress in manufacturing gear and processes, e-textiles, sensors, batteries, and printed NFC tags at the IDTechEx event.
Fast Track to Industrial IoT
Rich Quinnell  
11/23/2016   (4) comments
It fits in a shirt pocket, runs on batteries, and provides a quick way to upgrade to Industry 4.0.
Virtual Reality Will Stay Hot
Rick Merritt  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
Virtual reality could be a killer app in more ways than one.
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.
The Internet of Insecure Things
Jane Goh  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
Hackers have shown they can now harness the collective firepower of Internet connected devices. This reality puts pressure on OEMs to up their security game when it comes to protecting the devices they design and sell.
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.
Smart Homes & IoT: What About Bob?
Junko Yoshida  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
At Embedded Technology conference here, NXP executive broached the touchy topic of “smart home delays.”
3D Printed Buses Here
R. Colin Johnson  
11/16/2016   Post a comment
Local Motors has been a solution looking for a problem since its inception, but may have finally hit the nail on the head with its Olli substitute for traditional transit systems at just 20% of their cost, but with more convenience, faster times and free-ride driverless capabilities.
Google's Mobile VR Still a Wild West
Rick Merritt  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
A test run of Google’s mobile VR system called Daydream shows mobile virtual reality is still a Wild West of dangers and riches being pioneered.
Electronica: CEO Forum Rambles on IoT Security, Safety
Peter Clarke  
11/10/2016   Post a comment
The traditional CEO forum at Electronica continued a theme from two years before: the Internet of Things (IoT) but this time tried to shed some light on how to ensure safety and security.
Robot Supply May Require New Links in the Chain
Laurie Sullivan  
11/7/2016   Post a comment
Long term, autonomous robots could become highly disruptive to supply chains, particularly for electronics components supply chains.
Lattice Semiconductor to be Acquired for $1.3 Billion
Max Maxfield  
11/4/2016   (3) comments
Having serious investment from Canyon Bridge may allow Lattice Semiconductor to evolve and grow its niche and become a major player.
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?
Electronics & the IoT Security Threat: 6 Steps to Mitigation
Mary E. Shacklett  
11/3/2016   (1) comment
Electronics companies must contend with with the security risks associated with IoT.
U.S. Needs Big Bet on Chips
Rick Merritt  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
The U.S. government should launch a new multi-billion national research effort to define a post-silicon semiconductor industry.
Morrison Express introduces South China Bonded Logistics Park Solution
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Transportation management solution simplifies customs clearance, trans-shipment, distribution, sourcing & re-export for manufacturers shipping from South China looking for VAT refunds in less time.
Mouser Electronics, Grant Imahara and Local Motors Showcase Promise of Self-Driving Technology with 3D-Printed Vehicle Equipped with Drone Technology
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics Inc., together with Local Motors and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today showcased the final build of a transformative 3D-printed vehicle with drone-launching technology.
Icon Labs Launches Embedded Credentialing Solution for IoT Devices, Machines, and Endpoints
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
OEMs Can Now Easily Provide Automated Security Credentialing and Certificate Enrollment for their Embedded Linux and RTOS-based IoT and IIoT Devices
Nano Dimension Explores the Future of 3D Printed Electronics at formnext 2016
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
The company will speak and demonstrate its professional 3D printing platform for PCBs and 3D circuitry.
5 Things to Consider When Switching from EDI to API Technology
Jett McCandless  
11/1/2016   (3) comments
APIs hold the potential to be the connective tissue of the global supply chain displacing the industry's current, outdated communication system.
Deloitte Announces Advanced Analytics Solutions That Infuse Predictive & Cognitive Intelligence Into Supply Chain Operations
EBN Newswire  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
To help deliver powerful outcomes for supply chain organizations, Deloitte developed a suite of analytics solutions to transform data into real-time predictive insights.
Paragon Software Systems Helps Optimize Transport Planning with Latest Version of Routing and Scheduling Software
EBN Newswire  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
Paragon Software Systems has launched the latest version of its advanced transport solution.
The Advent of Human Free Logistics
Richard G. Weissman  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The use of autonomous vehicles in logistics is being driven by economics, efficiency, and safety.
Automated Supply Chain: The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Susan Fourtané  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring fully-automated supply chains creating opportunities for businesses as well as bringing safety to the production line, efficiency, and more environmentally friendly work environments.
Fast Charging Comes to Maturity to Support Supply Chain Tasks
Puga Sankara  
10/28/2016   Post a comment
Fast charging is going to change a lot of things in the enterprise, especially factories and the supply chain.
OEMs Beware: These Days, Anything Can Be Hacked
Erik Kangas  
10/27/2016   (9) comments
More needs to happen on the manufacturers’ side to protect against vulnerabilities that are unintentionally built into hardware and software products. Further,, quicker responses are needed to fix the problem once vulnerabilities are identified.
Intel, ARM Battle over IoT
Rick Merritt  
10/25/2016   (1) comment
Intel and ARM load up enhanced processors as their battle over the Internet of Things heats up this week.
Ensuring Consistency in Manufacturing PCBs Across the Global Supply Chain
Kella Knack  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
Designing and manufacturing printed circuit board (PCB) can be challenging. That’s because PCBs are the launching points for hardware product development and the laminate and prepreg materials used in designing and manufacturing PCBs are the nuclei for those boards.
U.S. Protecting Us from AI
R. Colin Johnson  
10/21/2016   (1) comment
From lost jobs to nuclear holocaust, any negative impact artificial intelligence could have on society is what the U.S. government wants to head-off.
The Real Problem with Digital Assistants
Puga Sankara  
10/21/2016   Post a comment
The electronic digital assistants on our mobile devices have some limitations. They could do a much better job.
TE Connectivity, SAP, ifm & the OPC Foundation Announce New IIC Testbed on Sensor-to-the-Cloud Connectivity
EBN Newswire  
10/19/2016   Post a comment
“Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brown-field Sensors Testbed” approved by the Industrial Internet Consortium enables easy integration of sensors with IT systems in existing facilities.
Security Risk in the Age of Cloud Computing
Chris King  
10/19/2016   (1) comment
If supply chain architecture in the cloud is not properly designed, a flaw in one client’s application would not only allow hackers to access their information, but other client’s information as well.
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.
Did Processor Cause Samsung Note 7 Blowup?
Junko Yoshida  
10/14/2016   Post a comment
It’s far from clear what caused Samsung Note 7 to catch fire. But a new report emerged that the culprit might not be the lithium-ion batteries. Rather, the problem might reside in tweaks made to the processor.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain
Rick Merritt  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
6 Biggest Supply Chain Boons of Enterprise Labeling
Josh Roffman  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
The case for enterprise barcode labeling is compelling. With the right enterprise labeling solution, organizations benefit in a variety of ways.
Heavyweight Logistic Providers Match Startups’ Tech Spend
B. Cameron Gain  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
Logistics providers are spending on tech, but is it enough to disrupt the industry?
Samsung Needs to Get Transparent
Rick Merritt  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
Samsung owes its customers and the tech community a clear explanation of what happened with the lithium ion batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
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.
Software Predicts Power Component Failure
R. Colin Johnson  
10/6/2016   (7) comments
Eaton Corp. unveils PredictPulse Insight is a cloud-based software subscription service that anticipates failures in universal power supply (UPS) systems before they happen.
Flash has Clearly Won But Can Suppliers Meet Demand?
Jim O'Reilly  
10/6/2016   Post a comment
Solid state storage hasn't taken the place of every hard drive. It's a complex question about why, but there are several driving forces.
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.
Barcelona to Host Second IoT Industrial Solutions World Congress
Pablo Valerio  
10/3/2016   Post a comment
The upcoming IoT Solutions World Congress will offer a platform to discuss the best strategies as we move toward ubiquitous industrial IoT.
Software-Centric World Takes Over Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/30/2016   (11) comments
Finally, the move to software has taken over the enterprise. The supply chain is becoming more automated, and that's going to change the way we all do business.
4 Biggest Boons Enterprise Labeling Integration with SAP
Josh Roffman  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
There are many specific benefits that SAP-based organizations realize when deploying an enterprise labeling solution that integrates to SAP.
The Reality of Supply Chains On-the-Go
Malysa O'Connor  
9/28/2016   (8) comments
Investment in mobile technology is expected to continue across the supply chain – and for good reason.
Massive Sensor Fusion for Cars Is HERE
Junko Yoshida  
9/26/2016   (2) comments
HERE’s new live traffic/map offerings are the world’s first services created from real-time sensor data from competing car brands. From technical perspectives, though, bigger issues include: how open the specifications will be for collected sensory data.




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EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
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.