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Obexion Tackles Lithium Battery Shipping Challenges
Nicole DiGiose  
9/21/2017   Post a comment
Labelmaster and Procyon-Alpha Squared (PA²) have teamed up to develop and manufacture a new line of protective packaging solutions to address the complexities of shipping lithium batteries.
Why AI-Driven Predictive Logistics is Exactly What the Industry Needs
Stuart Reichenbach  
9/20/2017   Post a comment
The logistics industry is ready for digital transformation. Now, we have to forge the path forward.
DataStax Helps Elementum Scale & Analyze Data for New Customer Application
EBN Newswire  
9/18/2017   Post a comment
DataStax announced that Elementum, a cloud-based supply chain platform, will use DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to develop an innovative and intelligent platform that provides its customers with an in-depth look at every step within their supply chain.
The New 3PL: The Value of Radical Transparency in 2017
Scott McDevitt  
9/18/2017   Post a comment
In transportation, transparency has taken somewhat of a backseat, but the time has come to change that.
Leveraging the Digital Supply Chain Grid
Paris Gogos  
9/14/2017   Post a comment
Learn how to create an interconnected and consumer-centric supply chain that is responsive to consumer demand.
6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/8/2017   (7) comments
AI will help electronics OEMs make real strides in their businesses, especially in the warehouse.
Avoiding the Abyss of Big Data
Alex Peron  
9/4/2017   Post a comment
Many organizations fail at connecting analytics to action. To succeed, you need to understand how to better equip your team for success when making the ever-critical transition to big data.
6 Common Myths About the Global Supply Chain
John Caltabiano  
9/1/2017   (2) comments
More than ever before, an organization's supply chain is a strategic advantage. To make the most of it, though, we have to dispel some common myths.
Oracle IoT Cloud Expanded with AI & Digital Features
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2017   Post a comment
Oracle announces its the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud, which features built-in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that powers digital twin and digital thread capabilities.
How to Build a Supply Chain X.0 Strategy
Susan Fourtané  
8/30/2017   Post a comment
What does it take to build next-generation supply chain capabilities? A supply chain X.0 strategy may be the answer.
Supply Chain Pros Need Lifelong Learning
Richard G. Weissman  
8/25/2017   Post a comment
There is really no excuse these days not to be up to speed on the issues that impact your business…and ultimately impact you.
HP and Deloitte Announce Alliance to Accelerate Digital Transformation of US$12 Trillion Global Manufacturing Industry
EBN Newswire  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
New alliance combines HP’s leading 3D printing platform with Deloitte’s unrivaled digital transformation expertise
Stibo Systems Appoints New Senior Executives to Further Drive Leadership in Business-First MDM
EBN Newswire  
8/24/2017   (2) comments
CMO Prashant Bhatia and President, North America Brad Crosby to Lead Company’s Next Phase of Evolutionary Growth Driving Positive Customer Outcomes
3 Ways SDN Solves Industrial IOT's Undiscovered Security Problems
Paul Myer  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
Repurposing SDN may be just what the industrial world needs to solve three of its biggest security problems.
Inventory Missing? Use Technology to Pinpoint Areas of Loss & Theft
Krish Kupathil  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
The advent of digital technologies to monitor inventory are set to change the cargo theft scenario and make life easier for businesses and supply chain companies worldwide.
GrandCanals Releases Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud v3.5 and Significant Enhancements to TurboRFP
EBN Newswire  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
Enhanced Solution Allows Companies to Take Control of Carrier Negotiations and Achieve Cost Savings of 20% or More in Weeks Instead of Months
DHL eCommerce Gets Logistics Technology Platform - FarEye On Board
EBN Newswire  
8/23/2017   (1) comment
FarEye,become a partner of choice for DHL eCommerce to enhance its customer experience, optimize its resources and deliver its brand promise ‘real-time.
Investment in Supply Chain IoT Grows
Ariella Brown  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
Everyone agrees that IoT is growing quickly. However, many don't realize that a huge chunk of that is to come from industry.
Epson Partners with Loftware to Offer New Solution that Meets Growing Demand for Color Label Printing Across Global Supply Chains
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Enables Customers to Increase Print Speed and Eliminate the Need for Pre-Printed Label Stock, While Meeting Complex Customer and Regulatory Requirements
One Network Announces Global Logistics Gateway: Enables End-to-End Interoperability Between Global Supply Chain Networks
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
New Solution Accelerates Transition of Businesses to Interconnected Digital Trading Communities
Seegrid Announces New Self-Driving Vision Guided Vehicle For Materials Handling
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Responding to customer demand, Seegrid’s new GP8 Series 6 self-driving vehicle enables companies to automate for efficiency, safety, and experience a rapid payback
New Seegrid Offering Puts Self-Driving Vehicles in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Seegrid has announced the GP8 Series 6 self-driving pallet truck, which is fully automated to pick up, move, and drop off materials without human intervention.
AR & VR Technology Set to Grow in an Augmented Way
Abhijit Ankalkote  
8/22/2017   (3) comments
Manufacturing, e-commerce and marketing, and gaming and entertainment are set to be the high-growth applications in the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) market.
USB Type-C Computing Devices Soar, Vendors & Suppliers Pressured for Accessories
Pablo Valerio  
8/21/2017   (1) comment
Almost every vendor is launching laptops, tablets, and smartphones using USB Type-C connectors. The advantages of the new standard are clear: reversible, slim, and multi-functional, replacing power, data and video connectors. Unfortunately, most new devices lack USB Type-C compatible accessories, and most users need adapters for their old USB devices.
Mind the Talent Gap with BPaaS
Mike Raftery  
8/17/2017   Post a comment
BPaaS allows today’s cutting-edge supply chain organization to leverage the best of technology, process and infrastructure to invest in ‘in house’ assets where it adds the most value, and outsource where they can get better results, quicker and more reliably.
Robotics Manufacturing Takes Off in Thailand
Susan Fourtané  
8/16/2017   (1) comment
Thailand is more than a favorite tourist destination. It is one of the world's leaders in the robotics industry.
3GTMS Partners with project44 to Deliver Automated, Real-Time LTL and Volume LTL Solutions
EBN Newswire  
8/15/2017   (2) comments
3GTMS Users Granted Immediate Access to Modern API-based Connectivity with their Carriers
SourceDay Expands Its Software to Give Manufacturers & Distributors Greater Control Over Operations
EBN Newswire  
8/15/2017   (1) comment
New features provide better tracking of inbound materials, vendor performance and financial commitments
Raise Your (Google) Glass to the Enterprise Edition
Ariella Brown  
8/15/2017   Post a comment
The hands-free convenience of Google Glass combined with smartphone capabilities is proving very valuable in an industrial setting.
Bringing Workforce Management to the Cloud
Malysa O'Connor  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
Chances are you’ve considered moving your supply chain technology to the cloud. Focusing on workforce management solutions may be the best place to start.
Organizations Aim for Operational Excellence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
Operational excellence is at the core of good business practice, but the road to achieving true improvements can be paved with challenges.
11 Goofy & Glorious Gadgets Launching on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/9/2017   Post a comment
We scoured Kickstarter for new gadget ideas, from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Oracle Expands SCM Cloud Offering
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2017   (2) comments
Oracle has announced Release 13 of its Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud offering, a comprehensive, modularized, and cloud-based option.
CommonSense Robotics Announces $6 Million Seed Round To Help Retailers Take On Amazon With Robots
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   (1) comment
Robotics and AI Pioneer Emerges from Stealth Mode to Enable Profitable, On Demand Retail Logistics.
Stibo Systems Delivers Deeper Insights, Unmatched Efficiency & Improved Ease of Use With Latest Version Of Step Trailblazer
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
Redesigned UI, Advanced Customer Data Management and Data Visualization and Analytics Integrations Top the List of Innovative Features in this Release
Flexible Electronics Give OEMs Room to Move
Susan Fourtané  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
New materials and innovative new technologies bring a future of flexibility to the electronics supply chain.
Cheaper & Smaller Li-Ion Batteries Build Thinner, More Powerful Devices
Pablo Valerio  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
New batteries increasingly offer the same capacity in a smaller footprint, and prices are dropping. OEMs are now looking to leverage the improvements to build smaller, lighter mobile devices.
Wearable Tech Enables Manufacturing Now & In the Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
Most manufacturers plan to embrace Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improve quality and operational visibility, a new survey found.
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Learning from Structured & Unstructured Data
Puneet Saxena  
7/31/2017   (1) comment
Companies are deluged with customer experience data that was not available in such abundance just a few years ago. Unfortunately, most don't know how to use them to take action.
Virtual Reality Industry Grows Up
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/28/2017   Post a comment
This year may be the year that virtual reality will take hold in the consumer marekt...and soon it will be common part of the business world as well.
Miniaturization Changes the Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
7/27/2017   (1) comment
New technology to support the microfabrication of next-generation semiconductors for IoT and AI essential for electronics and semiconductors supply chain.
4 Ways Location Data Enhances MDM & Improves ROI
Christophe Marcant  
7/27/2017   Post a comment
lLcation data, not all that useful on its own can be combined with other types of information for maximum impact.
Are You Ready for 4D Printing?
Gary Hilson  
7/26/2017   Post a comment
4D printing is essentially a superset of 3D printing focused on advanced materials with self-healing properties that could greatly impact electronics manufacturing and the supply chain.
Incentivizing e-Waste Recycling
Frank Cavallaro  
7/26/2017   Post a comment
As the industry creates new electronics products, and new iterations of designs, it behooves us to look at how products are handled at end of life.
Automation to Deliver Sea Change in Cargo Transport
Ariella Brown  
7/25/2017   (1) comment
Although automated cars are stealing most of the headlines, automated transport over water may become a reality within just a few years.
Digital Transformation: Major Gains with Minimal Pain
Earl van As  
7/25/2017   (3) comments
Simple-to-implement digital transformation methods that should be considered by supply chain executives to increase operational efficiency and ROI.
5 Tech Companies Making Supply Chain Waves
Larry Alton  
7/24/2017   Post a comment
In the global supply chain landscape, a handful of electronics OEMs stand out as leaders.
450mm Consortium Doomed by Lack of Collaboration to Grow Economic Demand
Apek Mulay  
7/24/2017   Post a comment
The global semiconductor will need to embrace collaboration in order to move past a potential crisis in the global economy.
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   (1) 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   (8) 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   (3) 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   (1) comment
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   Post a 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   Post a 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   (1) comment
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.




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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.