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10 Rising Stars: Under 30s Shape the High-Technology Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/28/2017   (1) comment
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   (3) 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
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   (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   Post a comment
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   (4) comments
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   (2) comments
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   Post a 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.




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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.