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Capturing Sweet Success in S&OP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/28/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs talk a good game when it comes to sales and operations planning but implementing can be challenging. However, improvements are are both possible and profitable.
Wearable: ‘Hardware Ponzi Scheme’
Junko Yoshida  
8/27/2015   (1) comment
If “fitness bands are like hardware Ponzi schemes” where device suppliers must sell more and more new hardware while amusing bored users, can this be sustainable?
Smart Trailers Monitor Themselves & More
Mike Maris  
8/21/2015   Post a comment
One of the coolest places we are seeing IoT/M2M technology may be in the logistics areas. Smart trailers are making the whole supply chain smarter.
IoT Dev Platform A One-Stop-Shop for Device Developers
Rich Quinnel  
8/20/2015   Post a comment
Targeting smaller device developers, Redpine Signals has created an IoT development platform that provides a one-stop-shop for device, cloud, and app development.
Cyber Insecurity
Max Maxfield  
8/19/2015   (2) comments
In these uncertain times, designers have to consider security at every point in the system, because each system is only as secure as its weakest link.
Wireless Fast-Charge Tech Enables a World of Possibilities
John Perzow  
8/19/2015   Post a comment
15-watt Qi extension is ready and waiting for mobile phone users, designers, and service providers.
Virtual Reality Gaming, Smart TVs and Wearables Lead to Rise in Gesture Sensing Control Shipments, IHS Says
Latest Research  
8/18/2015   Post a comment
With emerging virtual reality games, smartwatches, smart TVs and other consumer electronics and information technology (IT) applications entering the market, shipments of gesture sensing control user interfaces are poised to grow 10% year over year, to reach 1.8 billion units in 2015.
4 Steps to Bring Business Intelligence to Your Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/18/2015   Post a comment
Once available only to large OEMs, business intelligence is now affordable and effective for mid-sized business as well. Carefully planning the implementation, though, is important for a good outcome.
The Distribution Channel: Times Are A-Changing
Bruce Gain  
8/18/2015   Post a comment
A variety of factors are changing what customers want from distribution partners. A new study from UPS outlines the four biggest shifts.
10 Reasons Electronics OEMs Should Care About Reviews
Andy Kohm  
8/17/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, people are considering online reviews whether they are buying for themselves or their organizations. Here are ten reasons why electronics OEMs should be embracing this trend.
Broadcom Tackles 5 Questions on Ethernet in Cars
Junko Yoshida  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
A Broadcom executive answers nagging questions on automotive Ethernet. They include its specific applications inside a car and if it has enough bandwidth to meet ADAS requirements. There’s also concern about Broadcom’s IP, and which car OEMs are already using Ethernet.
4 Ways to Secure the Internet of Things
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
With convenience and ease of access to data, IoT brings with it considerable security risks. By adopting good habits, users can reduce those hazards.
Why Certify? The Significance of Security Certification
George Japak  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
Although OEMs may worry about the complexity of getting third-party security certifications, there are concrete solutions to every roadblock and the benefits to certification far outweigh the cost.
Wearables a Strange Fit, Says CEA
Rick Merritt  
8/13/2015   Post a comment
Wearables represent a fast growing but highly diverse and fragmented market where winners and losers are hard to call, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
Bringing IoT to Fruition with Fully Open Source Software
The prpl Palette  
8/13/2015   Post a comment
As a member of prpl Foundation, Qualcomm Atheros supports the enhanced functionality and security of OpenWrt to improve industry and community collaboration.
Putting Hardware Hacking on the OEM Radar
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/12/2015   Post a comment
As electronic content crops up in products of all kinds, hardware hacking will become more common than ever before. OEMs need to start looking at new ways to identify counterfeit components.
iPhone 6s Likely To Arrive Sept. 9
Eric Zeman  
8/11/2015   Post a comment
Apple is reportedly ready to reveal the iPhone 6s, along with a new AppleTV, and iPads, during a Sept. 9 event.
10 Kickstarter Projects that Prove Hardware Innovation Isn't Dead
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/11/2015   Post a comment
The death of electronics hardware has been highly overblown, if these Kickstarter projects indicate anything. Electronics designers and innovators continue to create new hardware-based electronics--and consumers are wildly enthusiastic.
The Problem with Conflicting KPIs in the Supply Chain
Kerwin Everson  
8/11/2015   Post a comment
Real-time KPIs let managers and their employees know what's happening in their facilities’ supply chains iso they can modify or change their work behavior to perform and meet or exceed company goals.
Is 'WalkCar' More Than a Skateboard for Geezers?
Junko Yoshida  
8/10/2015   Post a comment
Just as mobile phones freed everyone from sitting by a landline phone at home, WalkCar, an electric portable transporter small enough to fit in a shoulder bag, a frees the user from bus schedules, parking spaces and bicycle locks.
EBN@C-Level: Talking with AMD's Garry Christie About Indirect Procurement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/10/2015   Post a comment
Direct procurement is a hot topic at most organizations, but a close look at managing indirect spend using technology tools can make a big difference as well.
Carmakers Raise Stakes in Map Battle vs. Google
Junko Yoshida  
8/7/2015   Post a comment
BMW, Audi, and Mercedes -- to purchase Nokia’s HERE map business has exposed a growing digital rift between Google and traditional car OEMs. Carmakers are showing signs that they’re taking seriously the Google-car threat to their business.
Virtual Reality: Exploring the Potential of the Oculus Rift
Puga Sankara  
8/7/2015   Post a comment
Used properly and creatively, virtual reality technology has the potential to go beyond consumer gaming and change how business is done.
Microlocation in IoT Can Save Time, Money & Lives
Rich Quinnel  
8/6/2015   Post a comment
Devices now available can turn any object into an IoT device capable of delivering its identity and location to the network.
How High-Tech Firms Are Driving the (3D) Printing Revolution
David Roegge  
8/6/2015   Post a comment
UPS data shows that 3D printers are integral to many high-tech supply chains.
China's Stock Market Plunge & the Electronics Industry
Jim O'Reilly  
8/5/2015   (4) comments
Big changes in China's stock markets aren't the end of the world. They may signal a new direction for electronics OEMs in terms of outsourcing choices, though.
4 Improvements Technology Brings to the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/5/2015   Post a comment
Cloud-based supplier management platforms offer measurable benefits to electronics OEMs and their supply chains.
Wearable Impact & Health Monitor Wins element14’s Sudden Impact Challenge

EBN Newswire  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
“Sudden Impact” asked 12 engineers to develop wearable solutions aimed at preventing sports injuries.
prpl Foundation Sponsors Wireless Battle of the Mesh Event
EBN Newswire  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
Leverages Industry Collaboration, Open Standards, Open Source Community
Supply Chain Futures: Turning a Tech Eye on Bangladesh
Logical Link  
8/4/2015   Post a comment
About 70% of Bangladesh’s population is under 35. Besides ushering in mobile technology-related start-up investment, could this also pave a new direction for the country’s manufacturing base?
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
Thomas Claburn  
8/3/2015   Post a comment
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
Turing Test -- Are You Talking to a Human or a Machine?
Max Maxfield  
7/31/2015   Post a comment
Imagine you are allowed to pose five questions to determine whether you are communicating with a person or a machine; what questions would you ask?
Descartes Signs Agreement With SAP to Enhance Transportation Management Connectivity, Collaboration & Regulatory Compliance
EBN Newswire  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
Descartes Systems Group announced that it has signed a software development cooperation agreement with SAP SE.
Why Whole Chain Visibility is Important for Keeping Score
Kerwin Everson  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
Whole chain visibility lets distribution centers pull ahead of the pack in terms of team work.
Brainy Robotics: Understanding the Smartest Way to Get to Success
Peter Gasperini  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
In robotics, human-like functioning is more of a dream than a reality. A look at the human consciousness illustrates what a challenge the next level of capabilities really are.
Big Data & Automobiles: Crowdsourcing the Supply Chain
Mitchell Miller  
7/21/2015   Post a comment
Although crowdsourcing has gotten more attention in the conumer space than anywhere else, this powerful tool has the potential to streamline supply chain and logistics efforts.
MakerBot CEO: 3D Printing Going Mainstream
Curtis Franklin Jr  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
Jonathan Jaglom is the new CEO of MakerBot. He comes to the job with strong views of how 3D printing will change the consumer and enterprise markets.
Gesture-Controlled Spiderbots Understand...
Amy Norcross  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
Not-so-itsy-bitsy spiders of the robotic kind helped Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrate improvements in the company’s technology for wearables.
Looking at IoTs Impact on Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
IoT has the potential to help many organizations, but the procurement department has to be on board. Manufacturers have a lot to teach these departments about the potential of the new technology.
Three Weeks to go in the World’s Most Inclusive Tech Design Challenge set by UNICEF, ARM & frog
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Wearables for Good design challenge attracts over 600 registrations so far #WearablesForGood.
Unique Challenges For Long-Life Batteries
Bill Schweber  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
The choice of the right long-life battery, even at very low discharge levels, involves much more than the basic current-and-time versus battery-capacity analysis.
Econolite Celebrates University of Michigan’s Grand Opening of Mcity
EBN Newswire  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Econolite will host connected vehicle demonstration at grand opening event.
Growth in Smart Connected Home Appliance Market Expected to Accelerate from 2015 Onward, IHS Says
Latest Research  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Strong growth is expected for the smart connected home appliance market in the next five years.
OEMs Incentivize Consumers with Innovative Trade-In & Take-Back Programs
Linda Li  
7/15/2015   (2) comments
At long last, OEMs are looking at post-consumer trade-in and take-back programs as a strategic imperitve rather than a big chore.
Biometrics: A Rising Pulse in Technology Hardware
Logical Link  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Biometrics applications are moving beyond fingerprint collection and face recognition. Innovative new uses pave the way for revenue growth, and the electronics industry could benefit from the windfall.
Battery Startup Gets Ex-Fab Exec
Jessica Lipsky  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Albany battery startup BessTech announced that Doug Grose, former CEO of GlobalFoundries, has joined the company as its chief technology officer. Grose retired from GlobalFoundries and served as CEO for three years
Painting a Portrait of a Supply Chain Leader
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain leaders think critically about technology use, talent acquisition, and more.
Tradeshift App Partner Adds Order Management, eLogistics & Advanced Inventory Collaboration for Direct Spend Management
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Quyntess Builds Apps on Tradeshift Platform in Record Five Weeks
Barcoding Unveils the Voice of the Baltimore Ravens as Executive Forum 5 Keynote
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Scheduled for Oct. 8, systems integrator’s fifth annual conference will feature insights from broadcaster and author Gerry Sandusky
Planet Analog Does NASA Johnson Space Center Flyby
Steve Taranovich  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
At NASA Johnson Space Center, a behind-the-scenes tour glimpses Orion, the new spacecraft destined to carry human beings into a new era of space exploration.
Top 10 Cool Little Gadgets that Got a Kickstarter Push
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Everyone loves an electronic gadget, especially one that solves a real problem in daily life. Take a look at what end users supported with their dollars on the Kickstarter crowdsourcing platform.
Hype Aside, Tesla’s Battery Pack Could Help Supply Chains
Bruce Gain  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Tesla's expertise in battery technology is gearing up to provide the industry a helpful alternative for uses other than automobiles.
5 Logistics Mobile Apps for Small Biz
Jane Miller  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
You don't have to be big to automate pieces of your logistics process. These five apps offer necessary features for any electronics company with logistical woes.
Small Cloud Providers Serve Supply Chain Management Market
Tam Harbert  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain managers have a wealth of choices when it comes to SCM and procurement software.
Flextronics Unveils Flex Pulse – A Software-Based, Real Time, Comprehensive Mobile View Into Supply Chain Events
EBN Newswire  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
Live Data Streams Provide Unprecedented Level of Connected Global Intelligence, Optimizing Supply Chain Efficiency
The New Internet Factory & Electronics’ Leading Role
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
As demand for new products and features increases, OEMs are loking for new ways to meet demand. The new Internet factory is being built to meet that demand.
Firework Display as Seen Through the Eyes of a Drone
Max Maxfield  
7/3/2015   Post a comment
Have been thinking about purchasing a drone? If so, watching this video may well push you over the edge.
Tech Industry Needs to Call for Multicultural Leaders
Puga Sankara  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Today, in the technology space, we seem to be sorely lacking leaders. It's time to start making sure that individual contributors have an understanding of how to move up in the organization.
IoT: to DIY or Not to DIY
Rob Spiegel  
7/1/2015   (1) comment
As companies rush into IoT connectivity, the choice of doing it yourself or using a platform from a service company becomes a major issue.
App Love in Manufacturing
Logical Link  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
Workers in manufacturing are more likely to be allowed to choose and use their apps--a reality that may make them more valuable to the organization.
Augmented Reality Helps Blind See the Light
Jessica Lipsky  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
Three hundred or so visually challenged people are getting assistance in seeing the world around them, thanks to augmented reality goggles developed at the University of Oxford in England. Smart Specs by Va-ST use 3D mapping and depth sensing to provide object and facial recognition assistance.
Climate Change in Electronics: Immediate & Practical Preparations & Solutions
Pamela Gordon  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
It's time for the electronics industry to take a good hard look at climate change. It's good citizenship and good business.
GlobalFoundries’ FD-SOI Revolution
Junko Yoshida  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Confirming the imminent announcement of the company’s big FD-SOI plan, GlobalFoundries came to Grenoble to discuss its 22nm FD-SOI process scheduled to be qualified by early 2016.
Smart Shirt Adorns IoT Efforts
Rick Merritt  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
A smart T-shirt and a new Internet of Things research program with a low cost air quality sensor were announced by researchers at Imec and the Holst Center.
USB Type-C Could Change the Laptop/Smartphone Supply Chain
Pablo Valerio  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
The new connection standard called USB Type-C could solve the connectivity nightmare most users face when buying a new device. The new standard could disrupt the manufacturing and distributing of USB devices, but that is a good thing.
3 Must-Haves for Ensuring Supply Chain Continuity
Sean Rollings  
6/24/2015   Post a comment
There are many potential sources of disruption to continuity of supply, but these sources only become inordinate disruptions when companies have not integrated the three must-haves into their supply networks: visibility, intelligent response, and network-wide collaboration.
EICC Strengthens Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
At the Source  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Recent announcements from the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition puts a spot light on human labor rights and bst practices around green house gas emissions.
Direct & Indirect Procurement Are Worlds Apart
Greg Johnsen  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Using the same approach to direct and indirect procurement is likely a path to disaster.
Escalating Climate Change on the Electronics Industry’s Agenda
Pamela Gordon  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
As much or more than any other industry, the electronics industry needs to start tackling the topic of climate change sooner rather than later.
Luring Gen Z Workers Over the Generation Gap
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs need to start looking at the horizon and making moves to attract Millenial and Generation Z workers to fill a growing gap in the workforce.
Coupa Announces Supplier Information Management Early Access Program
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Coupa Announces Supplier Information Management Early Access Program
Ramifications of Moore’s Law Leads to Trillions of Dollars Added to the Global Economy
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
The exponential advances predicted by Moore’s Law have transformed the world we live in. The ongoing innovation, invention and investment in technology and the effects that arise from it are likely to enable continued advances along this same path in the future, according to a new report.
Coupa Leads Industry Innovation with Release 13
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
More than 65 new features continue tradition of rapid innovation while advancing platform’s ability to provide Savings-as-a-Service
Robots Improve Logistics in the Electronics Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Robotics may be a key technology in meeting the demand in the electronics supply chain for greater logistics efficiency.
Impact Your Business with Supply Chain Analytics
Shane Snyder  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain analytics tools are vital for managing both automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology and labor force behind them.
FusionOps Announces Supply Chain Analytics For Retailers
EBN Newswire  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
New FusionOps Retail Solution Designed For Retailers Reinventing Their Supply Chain To Support Multi- Channel Strategy
Orange Selects E2open to Provide End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility & Collaboration
EBN Newswire  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Cloud-Based Supply Chain Platform to Serve Orange’s Global Extended Supplier Network
Get a Glimpse of the Future of Machine Vision & Robotics
Peter Gasperini  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
Today's machine vision applications are interesting, but the future may hold even more compelling uses.
First Quarter 2015 4K TV Growth Strong As Overall LCD TV Shipments Slow, IHS Says
Latest Research  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
4K TV shipments grow nearly 400 percent as LCD TV demand softens and growth slows to its lowest level in six quarters.
Seeing the Future of Machine Vision Technology
Peter Gasperini  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Machine vision promises to extend the capabilities of the Internet of Things in ways that we are only begining to imagine.
Should a Smartwatch Be a Watch?
Junko Yoshida  
6/8/2015   Post a comment
With iPhone, Apple wasn't making a phone. It was creating a new product category whose main purpose was a great Internet connection on a handset.
Supply Chain Makes or Breaks Wearable Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2015   (2) comments
The wearables marketing is growing at an astonishing rate. OEMs who wnat to cash in on the trend, though, need the right supply chain in order to succeed.
IoT Rises as New Norm for Transportation & Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/29/2015   Post a comment
Although consumers may be most enamored by the Apple Watch or other technological toys, the really exciting uses will be in the realm of industrial IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
IoT to Deliver $1.9 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
We’ve come a long way in the task of connecting people and systems and we'll go much further with IoT in ways that will positively impact the supply chain.
CES Asia: ‘Zero Distance’ to Supply Chains
Junko Yoshida  
5/27/2015   Post a comment
Conspicuously missing from CES Asia are big name consumer electronics brands -- even local companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The show, however, signals the region’s close proximity among product design, manufacturing and supply chains.
IoT & Industry Regulations: New Standard in Global Business
Deborah Grant  
5/27/2015   (2) comments
When emerging technology and compliance issues collide, manuafacturers ahve to work hard to stay ahead of the curve.
Looking at the Who & How of Electronics Component Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study takes a close look at how design, corporate and supply chain professionals are using online sources, from information aggregators and search engines to social media.
Collaborative Robots Are Helping Fuel a Robotics Boom
Rob Spiegel  
5/20/2015   Post a comment
The market for small, flexible robots is growing at a time when robots in general are surging in popularity in plants across the globe.
Recycled 3DP Materials, Recyclers, and Embedded Recycling Codes
Ann R. Thryft  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Here are new recycled materials, new recycling machines, and other news about recycling 3D printed materials we've put together in one place.
INSIGHT Improves Supply Chain Design Data Visualization
EBN Newswire  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Automatic Export Capabilities Power Maps, Graphics and Data Manipulation via Tableau and Excel
IoT World: Separating Smart & Dumb Things
Thomas Claburn  
5/18/2015   (1) comment
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
Med-Tech Offers Healthy Opportunities for OEMs
Logical Link  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
Medical technology is not only changing lives from a health perspective. It may be offering renewed longevity for OEMs looking for new opportunities.
Supply Chain Cost Reductions Fail to Fuel Mid-Market Growth
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/13/2015   Post a comment
A focus on increasing the strategic worth of the supply chain, not cost reductions, is the key strategy for mid-market manufacturers hoping to grow.
u-blox Joins M2M Alliance
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Global platform drives innovation in M2M solutions and Internet of Things (IoT).
prpl Foundation Strengthens Board with New Members from Broadcom, Lantiq, Qualcomm
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Five additional companies also join the foundation.
Gartner Says Worldwide Supply Chain Management and Procurement Software Market Grew 10.8% in 2014
Latest Research  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Analysts Explore Key Issues in Supply Chain Industry at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015 May 12-14 in Phoenix
NIST Awards $7.8 Million for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Planning Grants
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) just announced 16 awards totaling $7.8 million to help accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States.
3D Printers Are Building on a Strong Foundation as Satisfaction Among Users Soars, IDC Says
Latest Research  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
While 3D printers have gained notoriety in recent years, this segment of the printer market is poised to take a major step forward as adoption rates increase and solutions become more viable.
New 3D Printing File Format Released
Ann R. Thryft  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Microsoft, HP, Dassault, and other industry heavyweights in 3D printing have launched a new 3DP file format, 3MF. The consortium says the spec will more fully describe a 3D model and will be interoperable with multiple applications, platforms, services, and printers.
Create a Customer First Supply Chain for True Transformation
Susan Fourtané  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Learn how to embrace change to become a customer-centric value chain following expert advice from Oracle's Matthew Banks.




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EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.
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