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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   (4) 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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (3) comments
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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (3) 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   (1) comment
Mesh due in July, disposables on a far horizon.
The What, Why & How of Multimodal Supply Chain Visibility
Jett McCandless  
4/3/2017   (6) 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   (3) 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   (4) 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   (1) 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   (4) 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
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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   (1) 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   (3) 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.
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.
Travel Order Stifles Startup Founder
Rick Merritt  
2/13/2017   (1) comment
The founder of startup Kandou Bus was among unintended victims of President Trump's travel restrictions that prevented him from receiving an award in person.
Apple Set to Start iPhone Production in India
Susan Fourtané  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
Apple has said that it will begin assembly of iPhones in India by the end of April in order to focus on what has become the world's fastest-growing major smartphone market.
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.
Business Shifts & Weather Major Tech Supply Chain Disruptors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
Although most supply chain disasters cannot be predicted, knowing sooner and spotting trends can help.
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Challenge of the Digital Supply Chain
Richard G. Weissman  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
I will be the human smack in the middle of the digital supply chain.
Virtual Reality Market To Grow When Hardware & Content Cost Less
Pablo Valerio  
2/7/2017   Post a comment
What will the tipping point be for mass adoption of virtual and augmented reality? This year's Mobile World Congress has some clues.
Robot Replace Human Programs Advance in China
Susan Fourtané  
2/7/2017   Post a comment
Robot Replace Human programs have been completed toward the Made in China 2025 vision. In addition, they accelerate China's goal to stay ahead of gteh pack as a world manufacturing power.
Integrated Vehicle Tracking & Route Planning Delivers Big Benefits
William Salter  
2/7/2017   Post a comment
By integrating and vehicle tracking, you can compare planned activity with what is actually happening in real-time, allowing you or your transportation team to quickly identify discrepancies between the two.
6 Rules for Choosing APIs that Empower Supply Chain
Alex Peron  
2/6/2017   Post a comment
APIs have become highly instrumental in the process of digitizing and connecting supply chain operations. Choosing the right APIs, though, is critical to success.
Digital Manufacturing Drives Sustainability & Safety in the Workplace
EBN Sponsored Resources  
2/6/2017  
Across today’s digital manufacturing enterprise, companies are transitioning from aging industrial operations to safer, clean and more environmentally friendly facilities and operations.
6 Ways Automated Visual Reporting Improves the Supply Chain
Seymour Duncker  
2/2/2017   (1) comment
Accessible, real-time data has the power to increase productivity, decrease waste, and even increase employee satisfaction.
Blockchain: Strategic But Still Aspirational
Mary E. Shacklett  
2/1/2017   Post a comment
Blockchain promises supply chain transformation but the technology and concept are still in early days. It may not be too early to start looking at it as a strategic initiative.
Barcoding, Inc. Releases Enterprise Mobility Services to Enhance Customer Satisfaction
EBN Newswire  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
Leading system integrator’s new business services help customers migrate through changes in mobile device management, touch TE and platform evaluations
The Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture, Version 1.8
EBN Newswire  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
Guidance for the development of interoperable IIoT systems, solution and application architectures
How Industry 4.0 & IIoT Impact Supply Chain Management: Hype vs. Reality
Gelston Howell  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
IIoT initiatives are making a significant impact on supply chain management and provide real value by increasing global component visibility and improving demand management flexibility.
Risking Everything: The Mess of the Global Supply Chain
Richard G. Weissman  
1/31/2017   (1) comment
The global electronics supply chain will likely feel the backlash of the law of unintended consequences.
The Digital Economy & the Changing Supply Chain
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/26/2017  
For businesses that need to stay ahead of the speed of the market, the intelligent digital supply chain will create unparalleled competitive advantage by transforming the value chain from ideation to customer experience.
Cheap Renewable Energy from Tech Titans Blazes Trail for Little Guys
B. Cameron Gain  
1/25/2017   (2) comments
Tech giants are reducing their reliance on fossil fuel for their power-hungry supply chains. They are blazing a trail for smaller companies to follow.
Dragonfly Surveillance Cyborg Could Aid Pollination
R. Colin Johnson  
1/24/2017   Post a comment
Dragonflies under remote control.
Are You Inadvertently Disengaging Your Workforce?
Malysa O'Connor  
1/24/2017   Post a comment
After an increased focus on employee engagement in 2016, distribution companies can stay on track with these key steps in 2017.
NHTSA Lets Tesla Off The Hook
Junko Yoshida  
1/20/2017   Post a comment
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) concluded a months-long investigation of a fatal crash in Florida last May, and reported Thursday that the agency found no defects in Tesla’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Autopilot systems.
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.
IoT Startup Rides LoRa
Rick Merritt  
1/18/2017   (1) comment
Semtech manager snags $7M for OEM.
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
Introducing The Intelligent Digital Supply Chain
EBN Sponsored Resources  
1/17/2017  
Today’s Supply Chain management tools are at a crossroads. It’s clear that spreadsheet-powered supply chains (or even traditional ERP systems) will not be able to keep pace. As a result, Jabil and others are mobilizing to create supply chain solutions and management system that reflect the needs of business.
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   (3) comments
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   (5) comments
As we get buried in wrapping paper, what are some new ways to cut the waste?




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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.