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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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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   Post a comment
Company Milestones in 2017 Bring Revolutionary Advancements in Additive Manufacturing
New Chain Business Insights Research Focuses on Blockchain Smart Contracts for Supply chains
Latest Research  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
Research Brief explains power of Smart Contracts, outlines Supply Chain Case Studies while also highlighting challenges and offering an Implementation Roadmap
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.
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’s Trending Now: Top Warehouse Technologies
Evan Garber  
7/6/2017   Post a comment
E-commerce and consumer buying habits are shaping the future of the supply chain industry. Companies are looking for new ways to stay ahead while increasing profit margins. Technological innovations (both proactive and necessitated) play a major role, specifically in streamlining warehouse management. But implementing the right technologies may mean the difference between staying in business or not.
5 Critical Steps to Avoid Product Recall Disasters
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/5/2017   Post a comment
Product recalls happens to even the best companies. Having the right systems and processes in place is crtical
USA e-Invoicing: Why EU’s PEPPOL Offers a Success Template
Roger Hatfield  
6/29/2017   (1) comment
There’s plenty the USA could learn from Europe about making electronic invoicing a priority.
On-Demand Trucking: The Birth of Uber Freight
Susan Fourtané  
6/28/2017   (1) comment
Ride-sharing service Uber has entered the freight transportation market offering an app that matches truckers and trucking companies with loads to haul.
6 Lessons Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition Teaches
Joanne Moretti  
6/27/2017   (6) comments
As two modern day success stories come together, consumers wonder what it means for us. In reality, the most valuable lessons can be culled by retails and other major brands, particularly in the high technology sector.
Today’s Complex Supply Chains Demand Visibility Solutions
Ariella Brown  
6/26/2017   Post a comment
Technology can point the way to more visible, better managed, and more efficient supply chains that deliver better value for companies and their customers.
5 Factors to Look at When Considering a Contract Management Solution
Chris Crane  
6/26/2017   Post a comment
Find a procurement management platform that has the automation, flexibility, and transparency needed to build sourcing models and enterprise deliverables that provide measurable results and consistent business impact.
Measuring the Current State of Digital Transformation & Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/23/2017   (1) comment
Survey says: digital transformation efforts within organization drive supply chain restructuring activities.
42Q Enters Zebra PartnerConnect Program
EBN Newswire  
6/22/2017   (2) comments
42Q has announced its participation in Zebra Technologies’ PartnerConnect program.
Re-Teck Opens Bay-Area HQ to Support Elevated Strategic Role of Reverse Supply Chain Management
EBN Newswire  
6/22/2017   (1) comment
As more C-Level executives consider its end-to-end RSCM platform as a panacea for the environmental, compliance, logistical and brand challenges that accompany consumer and industrial technology marketing, Re-Teck’s Redwood City HQ will support senior partnerships.
Teknowlogi Launches the First Cloud-Based Solution Built on Artificial Intelligence for the Logistics Industry
EBN Newswire  
6/22/2017   (2) comments
Logistics Expert System Represents New Category, Next Generation of Industry Solutions
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.
Combating Excess Capacity Issues
Jett McCandless  
6/19/2017   Post a comment
Carriers must become smarter about their use of technology and act quickly to weather today’s soft market—while at the same time, preparing themselves for a profitable future.
Smart Machine Age Shifts the Future Workforce
Puga Sankara  
6/16/2017   Post a comment
A recent panel tackled the question of how disruptive technology will change the work force.
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.
VR & AR: The New Supply Chain Reality
Samuel Mueller  
6/15/2017   Post a comment
For the first time, virtual reality and augmented reality have the potential to really impact the tasks and effectiveness of the supply chain in a handful of areas.
Uncovering (& Solving) 3 Biggest Hidden Supply Chain Costs
Brent Miller  
6/13/2017   Post a comment
A handful of common problems top the lists of hidden supply chain costs. Fortunately, a few easy steps help eliminate them for improved efficiency and productivity.
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
NeoGrid Founder Miguel Abuhab Set to Speak at the 2017 TOCICO International Conference
EBN Newswire  
6/9/2017   Post a comment
NeoGrid founder will present, “How to Prioritize the Shipment of Goods to Avoid Out-of-Stock” at 15th annual international conference in Berlin
project44 Extends Platform with Industry’s First Real-time Volume LTL Solution
EBN Newswire  
6/9/2017   Post a comment
New platform delivers real-time quoting and automated tendering for Volume Less-Than-Truckload Shipments
Shared Data Mitigates Supply Chain Cost of Electronics Counterfeiting
Michael Schuldenfrei  
6/8/2017   Post a comment
The electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries have technology solutions to limit counterfeiting practices within the supply chain, but they come at a high cost.
Maersk Gets a Grip on Supply Chain Data with the Cloud
Ariella Brown  
6/7/2017   Post a comment
Microsoft's Azure cloud platform is intended to enable Maersk to pursue its goal of digital transformation and advance its strategy “of becoming the global integrator of container logistics.”
3 New Ways Procurement Can Drive & Define Value With the Cloud
Cory Wheeler  
6/7/2017   (1) comment
Defining and driving value of company investments has become the new strategic focus for procurement and investments in the cloud are a good place to start.
Rethinking Auto Design in a World of Shared Mobility & Driverless Cars
Logical Link  
6/6/2017   (1) comment
Driverless cars and shared mobility will influence auto design and supply chains.
8 Supply Chain Disruptors & What to Do About Them
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/5/2017   Post a comment
Pepsico exec traces the technologies that are shaping the way that consumers are getting their products and talks about why these technologies are the future of the consumer supply chain.
The Humble Pallet Gets Smart
Pablo Valerio  
6/5/2017   (2) comments
Pallets move the world, and now they get to sense, monitor, and communicate, as well.
Your Warehouse Will Love Artificial Intelligence
Nathan Brown  
6/1/2017   Post a comment
The supply chain and the companies within its ecosystem are constantly evolving to adapt to new market factors. Artificial intelligence is leading to exponentially faster, more accurate decision making that reduces costly errors. But as with any change, there’s some resistance.
Jabil Launches InControl Supply Chain Decision Support Platform
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2017   Post a comment
Jabil's new modular supply chain SaaS platform is designed to bring diverse information sets together to provide business insights that supply quick and accurate supply chain decisions.
'Supercomputer-as-a-Service' Model is Born
R. Colin Johnson  
5/16/2017   (1) comment
SaaS got a new acronym as supercomputer-as-a-services when Cray partnered with cloud-computer provider Markley Group (Boston) to offer its Cray Urika-GX as a cloud service.
GrandCanals Launches Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud 3.0 & Closes $4.8M in Series A Funding to Fuel Corporate Growth
EBN Newswire  
5/16/2017   Post a comment
Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud 3.0 Enables Retailers and Ecommerce Companies to Fulfill and Delight their Customers Like Amazon.com
Barcoding, Inc. Launches New #SupplyChainGeek Network Website
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Sponsored by leading systems integrator, the digital community is where members foster and support an open, innovative and inspiring journey.
Electronics Distributors Need a Marketplace Strategy to Defeat Amazon
Alex Moazed  
5/11/2017   (3) comments
Amazon, once only an online book retailer, is now targeting B2B electronic component sales. The previous anemic efforts at e-commerce by electronics distributors won't be enough to turn the tide.
Rev Up Supply Chain Efficiencies with Automotive Labeling
Harold Desjarlais  
5/10/2017   Post a comment
Labeling can make a huge difference, enabling IT and supply chain decision makers to not just overcome challenges, but provide their company with a distinct competitive advantage. Here's how.
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.
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.
7 Steps that Move Manufacturers to Industry 4.0
Gary Hilson  
4/27/2017   Post a comment
Every function and activity in manufacturing has data behind it that should be leveraged to improve processes across the organization that will help it achieve smart factory status.
It's Time for OEMs to Get Augmented!
Joanne Moretti  
4/27/2017   Post a comment
A few technologies are reaching a level of maturity that will likely change the way we work, the way we innovate, the way we make, and the way we run the factories and supply chains that we operate.
Solid State Batteries Aim to Top Li-ion
R. Colin Johnson  
4/26/2017   Post a comment
Self-powered chips, for up to a 10-year lifetime, or cell phones that recharge in 15 minutes are in the near future due to solid-state Li-Ion batteries from Ilika.
5 Supply Chain Risk Pitfalls for Early-Stage Companies
Richard G. Weissman  
4/26/2017   (1) comment
Supply chain risk is around every corner, especially for a fledging small business.
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.
Automation & the Supply Chain Workforce: What’s the Real Challenge?
Jeff Burnstein  
4/24/2017   Post a comment
For supply chain executives who are looking to automation to improve productivity, drive profits, and grow their businesses, it can be hard to know what to believe—and how to prepare for the automation revolution.
New ISA Book Calls for Greater Commitment by Manufacturers & Automation Suppliers to Capitalize on Industrial Technology
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2017   (1) comment
The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces it has published a new book that encourages both manufacturers and automation suppliers to better capitalize on fast-emerging innovations in industrial technology.
In Support of Earth Day, Basware Issues Best Practices for Green Finance
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2017   (1) comment
Company Offers Invoice Calculator to Track How Many Trees are Destroyed Due to Paper Invoices
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.
How to Optimize Your Supply Chain with IoT
Christy Szoke  
4/19/2017   Post a comment
An IoT fleet management system gives fleet managers the information they need to both adapt day-to-day operations to real world ground conditions, while also generating the data they need to positively impact the efficiency of their operations over the long term.
Star Trek Tricorder Arrives
R. Colin Johnson  
4/18/2017   Post a comment
The $2.6 million purse for the Qualcomm Tricorder X-Prize contest went to the Final Frontier Team (led by Pennsylvanian brothers Dr. Basil Harris, an emergency medicine physician, and George Harris, a network engineer) with $1 million second-place going to Taiwan based Dynamic Biomarkers Team backed by HTC.
Robotic Process Automation: A Future Boon for Buyers
Brent Halverson  
4/18/2017   Post a comment
The next step in automation technology is set to revolutionize back-office, rules-based tasks across numerous industries.
Renewed Energy Star Commitment Helps OEMs Attack Global Energy Crisis
Doug Czerwonka  
4/13/2017   Post a comment
Small actions add up, and electronics OEMs have an opportunity to make a big impact by leveraging existing standards to save energy and improve the world.
Amazon Plays Hardball with Electronics Distributors
Alex Moazed  
4/12/2017   (2) comments
Amazon Business is casting a wide net for B2B product listings, rather than concentrating on a single vertical, which means electronics and electronic components are already on its radar.
16 High-Tech Companies Setting the Standard for Business Ethics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/11/2017   (2) comments
The Ethisphere 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company points to some high tech and technology leaders that are defining best practices in terms of corporate responsibility and ethics.
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.
Mentor in Robo-Car Race with Mobileye, Nvidia
Junko Yoshida  
4/5/2017   (1) comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. will come to SAE World Congress in Detroit to demonstrate how "raw data fusion" # not the fusion of processed data generated by sensor modules # can provide dramatic improvements in sensing accuracy and overall system efficiency.
Eight Views of Bluetooth World
Rick Merritt  
4/4/2017   Post a comment
Mesh due in July, disposables on a far horizon.
The What, Why & How of Multimodal Supply Chain Visibility
Jett McCandless  
4/3/2017   (4) comments
The problem is that supply chain visibility is still often misunderstood. They key to success is understanding how to invest your resources in a way that will have the greatest impact on achieving true supply chain visibility.
Uber Crash Exposes V2X Politics
Junko Yoshida  
3/30/2017   Post a comment
If both vehicles -- Ford and (Uber) Volvo -- had some form of V2V technology, would the outcome have been different?
Welcome to the Age of Continuous Innovation
Gary Grossman  
3/29/2017   Post a comment
Modern applications now are comprised of pre-fab code snippets representing atomized functions delivered as microservices packaged within containers.
10 Rising Stars: Under 30s Shape the High-Technology Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/28/2017   (2) comments
One third of the winners of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars are working for leading technology, electronics, and logistics companies. Here's a look at how each is making a difference.
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.
Glaring Security Hole Fixed, Supply Chain Managers Look Ahead
B. Cameron Gain  
3/22/2017   (1) comment
The backend software on the cloud for supply chain IT networks is vulnerable, but best practices can help to even the score against often daily attacks on any system.
The Self-Driving-Truck Race is On, But Which Strategy Will Prevail?
Frank Cavallaro  
3/21/2017   (1) comment
As Uber’s robot-trucking division is engulfed by legal troubles, several startups are poised to reinvent the freight business. Starsky Robotics, Embark, and Drive.ai all recently unveiled detailed plans regarding the next phases of their technologies. Which strategy will prove successful?
Putting IoM Innovation to Work at APEX
Philip Stoten  
3/21/2017   Post a comment
The world’s electronics manufacturing industry gathered in San Diego, Calif., to share the latest trends in IoM and operation innovation.
SirionLabs Announces US Launch; Anticipates More Than $140 Million in Hard Savings for its Customers in 2017
EBN Newswire  
3/20/2017   (2) comments
The leading supplier governance platform also shares impressive growth metrics for the coming year
Apple’s Server Rack Assembly Reflects Security Concerns
B. Cameron Gain  
3/16/2017   (2) comments
Apple’s move to consolidate its rack build, while not radical, does reflect how the smartphone giant is addressing security concerns about configuring its servers and racks.
8 Cool Startups Advancing Manufacturing Automation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/15/2017   Post a comment
These eight companies are set to transform the manufacturing sector with automation technology.
IoT Revolutionizes Customer Retail Experience Through Inventory Control
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/10/2017   (2) comments
By automating inventory visibility using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, retailers can significantly reduce the cost of inventory distortion, overstock, stock outs and shrinkage.
7 Things About Amazon the Retail Supply Chain Needs to Know
Puga Sankara  
3/10/2017   (2) comments
The recent Retail Supply Chain Conference 2017 netted some interesting insights, particularly around how Amazon is shifting how the retail supply chain works.
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.
IoT Transitions Supply Chain from Survive to Thrive
Ian Jindal  
3/7/2017   Post a comment
IoT is bringing a myriad of advancements that will improve the efficiency of any global electronics supply chain.
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.
2017 Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling
Justin Ward  
3/6/2017   (2) comments
Loftware annual survey gets a pulse on the impact of labeling on today’s supply chain. Significant shifts in labeling are impacting global supply chains at an unprecedented level.
Intel, Spreadtrum Demo Brainchild
Junko Yoshida  
3/2/2017   Post a comment
Is Intel getting ready for Apple?
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.
Avnet Strengthens UltraZed Design Ecosystem with UltraZed PCIe Carrier Card and Reference Platforms
EBN Newswire  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
Avnet continues to demonstrate industry-leading commitment to facilitating customers’ introduction of differentiated embedded systems with the release today of the UltraZed PCIe Carrier Card and associated reference designs.
4 Technology Trends to Help You Stay Ahead with Customers in 2017
Brent Halverson  
2/23/2017   Post a comment
2017 is set to be a customer-centric year. But what can technology do to help drive us forward?
Universal Basic Income Actually Threatens Tech, Mr. Musk
Apek Mulay  
2/22/2017   (1) comment
Elon Musk has gone on record that a universal basic income will boost technology makers. I must disagree.
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.
G’foundries debuts 45nm RFSOI
Rick Merritt  
2/21/2017   Post a comment
Globalfoundries announced it has process design kits available for 45nm RF SOI.
Lockheed Martin Challenges Entrepreneurs to Pitch 1,000 Feet Above Austin at South by Southwest
EBN Newswire  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Lockheed Martin's venture fund seeking next big idea to fuel technology development
Catalan Researchers Use Bacteria to Recover Smartphone Metals
Pablo Valerio  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have discovered a method for recovering copper, gold, aluminum, and platinum from discarded mobile phones by employing bacteria. The system is more efficient than melting PCBs and almost emissions free.
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.
IoT Group Sets Broad Agenda
Rick Merritt  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
Security is an early focus for OpenFog.
Resuscitating Retail: Big Lessons from Big Winners
Puga Sankara  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
Is the retail landscape all doom & gloom? Has e-commerce taken over everything? Don’t count on the end of traditional retail quite yet.
6 Ways Labeling Helps Electronics OEMs Compete Globally
Bob Brown  
2/16/2017   (2) comments
Labeling can make a huge difference to an organization, enabling IT and supply chain decision makers to overcome challenges and provide a distinct competitive advantage.
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.
How Harnessing Digital Trends Will Shape the Digital Enterprise
EBN Sponsored Resources  
2/15/2017  
It is getting hard to virtually impossible for enterprises to analyze this scale and type of Big Data, using traditional data processing.




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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.