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Manufacturing Transformation Creates Bright Outlook
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/24/2015   Post a comment
Manufacturers that hope to grow and drive new innovations to market need to continue to focus on improved agility and integrated supply chain strategies.
IoT Promises Big Steps to a Better World
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Element14 asked consumers what they want out of the Internet of Things push--and their answers were illuminating.
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.
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.
3 Top Tips for Mitigating Outsourcing Risk
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
A gap has evolved between how much OEMs worry about supply chain risk and how much they do about it. Here are some tips on closing that gap.
Defining Leadership for the Tech Industry
Puga Sankara  
7/3/2015   Post a comment
The technology sector needs more leaders--but first we have to understand what leadership really is.
UPS Releases Fifth Annual High Tech Survey Results
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
UPS Change in Chain Survey finds: 74% expect high-tech exports to grow at the same or faster pace 45% of survey respondents using new right-shoring strategy 71% said they are already selling products in China 70% have hands-on experience with 3D printing
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.
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.
Led by Growth in Wearable Devices, Flexible AMOLED Display Shipments to Exceed 11% of Rigid AMOLED Display Shipments in 2015, IHS Says
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
Led by Growth in Wearable Devices, Flexible AMOLED Display Shipments to Exceed 11% of Rigid AMOLED Display Shipments in 2015, IHS Says
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.
Distributor Quandary: Amazon's Bid for Business Buyers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Retail behomoth Amazon is taking aim at business buyers, and, although most aren't concerned about today, electronics buyers are wondering what the future will bring.
DIY/Makers Forge New Trails in Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/8/2015   Post a comment
The maker movement is thriving in the electronics industry--and these technology enthusiasts may just be building the next wave of technology innovation.
China Advantage Wanes for OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/1/2015   (2) comments
Once the clear winner for OEMs in terms of low cost manufacturing, China may soon be less compelling for electronics OEMs.
Survey Says: C-level Confidence Among Mid-Sized Manufacturers Looks Strong
Mike McDonald  
4/29/2015   Post a comment
Mid-sized U.S. manufacturing CFOs are feeling confident that the economy will remain strong in 2015.
Smart and Mobile Supply Chain Solutions Market Expected to Reach US$ 16,540.5 Mn by 2020 Globally
Latest Research  
4/20/2015   Post a comment
Use of smart and mobile supply chain solutions facilitates its users with instrumented, intelligent, and interconnected information about the supply chain.
Top 10 3D Printing Projects on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/20/2015   (1) comment
No one argues that 3D printing is poised to change the electronics industry and its supply chain. The popularity of these projects on Kickstarter are just one measure of just how hot the market is.
Simplifying Shipping Safety for Lithium Batteries
Bob Richard  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Done right, shipping lithium batteries is safe. They key to success comes in partnering with trusted suppliers and maintaining best practices.
Women in Manufacturing: Building a Path the Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/14/2015   (6) comments
A new study looks at the gender gap in the manufacturing sector--and suggests some ways of glosing that gap.
Chemical Labeling Simplified
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) criteria or Globally Harmonized System (GHS) come into effect on June 1, so it's time to learn about the basics of the labelling rules.
Mass Capitalism Paves the Way for the IoT Revolution
Apek Mulay  
4/8/2015   Post a comment
The upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) revolution hopes to extend the end node far beyond the human-centric world to encompass specialized devices with human-accessible interfaces. A new type of capitalism will be critical to market success.
Getting Out of the Supply Chain Traffic Jam
Logical Link  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
In the electronics supply chain, products and deliveries constantly get snarled in traffic jams or move along inefficient routes. Innovation is clearly needed to address these snags, which are hamper supply chain and logistics performance.
Safe Supply Chain Destinations: The Geography of Resilience
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2015   (1) comment
In managing risk, where supplier partners and manufacturing plants are located is a key factors. A new report looks at the vulnerabilities of various countries to quantify supply chain resilience around the world.
A Quick & Easy Lean Supply Chain Primer
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/13/2015   Post a comment
To really make a difference, lean supply chain has to rise above being a buzzword.
Drowning in Devices: The Growing Problem of e-Waste
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/6/2015   Post a comment
While users looking for the latest and greatest products from electronics OEMs is good news, it creates a huge problem with e-waste management.
Valentine's By the Numbers: Celebrate with Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2015   Post a comment
Forget about candy and flowers. Smart phones, health trackers, and tablets really say "I love you!"
Serving Up a Supply Chain History Lesson
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/30/2015   Post a comment
Even though we didn't call it supply chain, the activities around manufacturing electronics based products have been around for decades. A quick look at this infographic will remind you of the long and illustrious history.
5 Steps to Consolidate your Supply Chain for Mid-Market Expansion
David Riffel  
1/26/2015   Post a comment
Midmarket organizations need to look at a variety of manufacturing and logistics changes that will prepare their supply chain for healthy and sustained growth.
Survey Says: Purchasing Contributes to Competitive Advantage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2015   (2) comments
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.
Women Leaders: Tech Companies' Biggest Secret Weapon
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/12/2015   (2) comments
Women CEOs provide signifigant value to the company--but today technology OEMs are less likely to have women at the helm.
5 Biggest Industrial Concerns for the 2015 Supply Chain
Mathieu Guerville  
1/12/2015   Post a comment
In manufacturing facilties worldwide, these will be the hottest topics of conversation around making things better.
Forklift Safety Critical in the Winter Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/9/2015   (5) comments
Especially in winter, organizations need to consider the safety of warehouse workers running forklifts. A little bit of awareness can avoid big problems.
Global Semiconductor Sales in November Outpace 2013 Totals
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1/7/2015   Post a comment
November sales increase 9.1 percent compared to last year, decline slightly compared to last month.
Manufacturers Use Ingenuity to Overcome Dearth of Qualified Workers
Sheila O'Sullivan  
1/5/2015   Post a comment
Getting millenials involved in the manufacturing industry will be a key task for OEMs wanting to overcome a real worker shortage that will only get worse.
Organic Electronics: A Market Growing Wild
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/2/2015   (13) comments
Organic electronics promise to take certain applications by storm very soon. Here's a look, in pictures, at the potential of this emerging market.
Year in Review: EBN's Top 10 Electronics Supply Chain Stories
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/31/2014   (7) comments
In 2014, EBN readers wanted to hear about the happenings of leading electronics organizations and new technologies. Further, staffing was and will remain a hot topic.
Holiday Travel Offers Big OEM Opportunity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/26/2014   (28) comments
Holiday travelers want their electronic toys to take along. OEMs need to take this important segment into account in designing new products.
Get Gifted in Sales & Ops Planning
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/19/2014   Post a comment
Sales and operations planning is critical to supply chain success. The most gifted supply chain organizations make S&OP a priority using these tips for success.
Building the Mobile Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/12/2014   (10) comments
Mobile apps will shortly become a mainstay of the average supply chain as organizations come to understand the huge benefits to logistics and supply chain activities.
Do P-Cards Really Benefit Procurement Executives?
Priyanka Potdukhe  
12/10/2014   (3) comments
Procurement cards have some real benefits and some real downsides.
Permanent IT Staffing Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld Updated
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12/8/2014   Post a comment
Permanent IT staffing services have a moderate buyer power score of 3.7 out of 5; strong demand, the evolution of IT capabilities and a transition toward newer technology have dampened buyer power, but buyers still benefit from low price volatility that allows them to budget and plan for purchases.
4 Phases of Supply Chain Finance: A Tale of One Company’s Journey
Dan Juliano  
12/8/2014   (2) comments
Often, an example is better than a lecture. We're tracing one company's journey through its supply chain finance mistakes and final success, to offer a pointer to those who are starting down this path.
Big Data & Analytics: Core to Next-Gen Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
12/8/2014   (2) comments
With the help of big data and analtyics, companies can produce a more efficient and agile supply chain driven by valuable data. But research suggests that Asia-Pacific manufacturers might need a little push.
Supply Chain Risk Management Step by Step
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/5/2014   Post a comment
Risk is a reality in the supply chain. Too often, though, organizations ignore the problem and underprepare. This step-by-step guide leads supply chain managers through best practices.
Know What High-Tech Online Shoppers Want
Change in the Chain  
12/3/2014   (23) comments
Electronics OEMs need to pay attention to consumer experience in order to win the race to capture customer loyalty.
Poor Planning & Lack of Staffing Threaten Manufacturing Growth
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/1/2014   (13) comments
Manufacturing is a growth industry, but a huge talent gap might slow things down, a new survey said.
China Presents Opportunities & Challenges
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/28/2014   (19) comments
When it comes to the electronics industry, OEMs need to deal with China, a country that offers both opportunity and challenge.
Electronics Top Holiday Shopping List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/27/2014   (10) comments
When it comes to holiday shopping, tablets, smartphones, and more will be top picks for consumers, making the coming weeks a potential boon for electronics OEMs.
American Manufacturing: An Expanding Frontier
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/21/2014   (8) comments
American manufacturing is on the rise. The electronics industry is likely to be a key component of the growth.
Crowdfunding the Future of Hardware: Small Volume, Big Impact
Sam Wurzel  
11/17/2014   (3) comments
Crowdfunding is driving innovation in small volume manufacturing.
Ready the Supply Chain for the IoT Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/14/2014   (4) comments
The IoT of things will put more data into the hands of supply chain professionals. Leveraged properly, it has the promise to transform how organizations manage the business of getting products built.
Wise Words: Thought Leaders Share Best Procurement Knowledge
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/13/2014   (7) comments
Electronics has plenty to learn from other industries on the topic of procurement best-practices. This slideshow encapsulates the collective wisdom of speakers at the recent Horizon 2014 procurement conference.
Waste Not, Want Not: Sustainability in the Supply Chain Pays Off
Change in the Chain  
11/10/2014   (9) comments
Electronics OEMs have a bunch of reasons to build sustainability into the supply chain. Being a good corporate citizen is just the tip of the iceberg.
Infographic: How to Outsource Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/7/2014   (7) comments
In many supply chains, 3PLs have taken center stage. This infographic offers an eight-step process for getting from in-house logistics to a solid partnership with a well-chosen outside provider.
Startups & Their Supply Chain Fit
Logical Link  
11/6/2014   (1) comment
The high-tech startup scene is, undoubtedly, worth watching from a supply chain planning perspective, since its promise or failure could boost or hurt your own business or logistics operations.
Spooky Spending: The Halloween Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/31/2014   (22) comments
Halloween may not be a big day for the electronics industry in general, but getting the critical Halloween essentials into the hands of consumers offers an example of an well-run supply chain.
Live Chat 10/30: 10 Metrics to Improve Procurement Performance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/29/2014   (8) comments
Richard Waugh, vice president of corporate development at Zycus, will join us to discuss the 10 most important procurement performance metrics, from the old standards to new and emerging best-practices.
Internet of Things Poised to Drive New Business Opportunities, New CompTIA Research Brief Asserts
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10/24/2014   Post a comment
The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to generate new business opportunities for current information technology (IT) companies and new start-ups alike, according to a new research brief published today by CompTIA, the IT industry association.
Infographic: Electronics Consumers Excited by New Tech
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/24/2014   (1) comment
Tablets, smartphones, and laptops are technology table stakes for most American consumers -- so let the buying continue. A recent survey traces plans and wishes for electronic toys.
Infographic: Fake Electronics Fool Consumers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/17/2014   (19) comments
As much as we talk about the reality of counterfeit electronic components, the problem of counterfeit electronics goods is equally problematic.
Infographic: Startups in the High-Tech Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/10/2014   (8) comments
High-tech startups are critical to the electronics supply chain for innovation and flexibility. Organizations need to look closely at the reality of working with these emerging firms.
Slideshow: Top 10 Undergrad Supply Chain Programs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/6/2014   (6) comments
Supply chain management may not be the first thought of newly minted college freshmen, but it's a promising field, and there are plenty of excellent programs out there. Here's a look at the cream of the crop.
Infographic: Past, Present, & Future of IoT
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/3/2014   (11) comments
The Internet of Things is set to grow at an astonishing pace. Is the supply chain ready to support the increased demand?
Infographic: Emerging Market Growth Depends on Smart Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/26/2014   (25) comments
Emerging markets can be a lucrative target for electronics OEMs, but it's critical to put strong supply chain practices in place to capture the best results.
Infographic: Apple Perfects Global Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/19/2014   (12) comments
The iPhone 6 is more than a just a new product success story. It offers an example of an electronics supply chain that spreads across the globe and has the potential for economic change.
iPhone Tech Evolves & Thrives: Infographic
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/12/2014   (8) comments
A look at the trajectory of the iPhone shows consistent growth and a track record for innovation. Now, let's talk about how the electronics supply chain will shift along with changes in consumer electronics.
Corrugated Packaging Getting Consistently Greener
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/5/2014   (27) comments
Corrugated materials makers are scoring high in terms of reducing its environmental impact.
Infographic: Looking at the End of Life of Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2014   (4) comments
E-waste recycling is still underutilized. Let's look at the potential for doing better in the future.
Live Chat 6/23: Smart Homes, Semis & the Proliferation of Small Data
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2014   (2) comments
As much as we talk about big data, "little data" (all those bits and bytes generated by smart appliances and technologies) are also going to change the industry. We've invited Cees Links, founder and CEO of fabless semiconductor company GreenPeak Technologies and a pioneer of the wireless data industry, to talk about how the evolution of smart home data communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to affect the electronics industry.
Infographic: State of ROHS 2 Compliance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2014   (12) comments
RoHS 2 deadlines are on the horizon. We're close to compliance but gaps remain.
Metal Pricing Impacts Theft Risk
Logical Link  
6/10/2014   (1) comment
Thieves are targeting metal as a potentially lucrative score.
Infographic: Tracing the Impact of EE
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/6/2014   (11) comments
We have electrical engineers to thank for a lot of innovation. What should they design next?
Infographic: Electronic Component Counterfeiting & Product Life Cycle
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/30/2014   (6) comments
Product life cycles and counterfeit components are clearly related. Here's a look at how the way we manage end of life on components can increase the use of counterfeit components.
Infographic: The Fact & (Science) Fiction of 3D Printing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2014   (12) comments
Although not yet mainstream, it's clear that 3D printing is set to shift the electronics manufacturing landscape, from how products are designed to how the supply chain evolves.
Infographic: Defining the Internet of Things
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/16/2014   (7) comments
Internet of Things is here to stay, so it's time to start trying to find some common definitions.
The Talent Pinch
Logical Link  
5/9/2014   (5) comments
We've got a missing link in the supply chain -- the availability of skilled and trained workers. If we don't close the gap, the cost will be sobering.
The Oncoming Tide of E-Waste
Carole Mars  
5/8/2014   (17) comments
As we design more electronic devices and as these products hit the consumer stream, e-waste handling is going to become a critical issue.
Infographic: 3D Printing Changes Manufacturing Landscape
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/2/2014   (12) comments
Each new technology that bursts onto the scene has the potential to change the supply chain for good or ill. 3D printing is one that is already making its mark.
Infographic: iPhone Manufacturing Makes a Global Impact
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/25/2014   (7) comments
The iPhone touches the whole world... and big electronics companies are talking about environmental impact in new ways.
Logistics: Breaking Down the Brotherhood
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/11/2014   (14) comments
More than any other field in the supply chain, logistics has the poorest track record in attracting and retaining women. Let's try to understand why.
High-Tech Execs Offer Lessons Learned in Emerging Market Expansion
Change in the Chain  
4/10/2014   (1) comment
OEMs are eying emerging markets as a valuable and profitable new venue to sell their wares.
Leverage Female Talent for 21st Century Supply Chain Success
Susan Fourtané  
3/27/2014   (17) comments
In 2014 and beyond, the supply chain needs more female talent management.
Infographic: Understand the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/21/2014   (23) comments
Successful organizations need to proactively cultivate leadership skills in supply chain management.
Global Trade Management Conquers Emerging Markets
Susan Fourtané  
3/6/2014   (20) comments
Global trade management is expected to expand and grow in emerging markets in 2014.
Distribution: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Growth
Frank Cavallaro  
2/14/2014   (6) comments
Growth of a distribution can be good for the business, but only if it's done right.
Here’s to a Better Year, CEOs Hope
Logical Link  
2/10/2014   (9) comments
Overall, those in the corner office have some hope for the global economy. However, there are no promises that it will be completely smooth sailing.
The Car of the Future
Brian Fuller  
1/18/2014   (6) comments
Automotive design is having a huge impact on the electronics industry.
Building a Culture of Innovation
Brian Fuller  
12/15/2013   (1) comment
If you build innovation, great ideas will come.
Live Chat 12/10: 3 Simple Steps to Tighten Supply Chain Security
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/6/2013   Post a comment
We've got a security expert on the line who will be sharing best-practices on supply chain security at a live chat on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 1:00 p.m. EST.
Live Chat 11/21: UPS Study Looks at Next-Gen Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/19/2013   Post a comment
We'll chat with Ken Rankin, director of high-tech segment marketing at UPS, and Simon Ellis, practice director for IDC Manufacturing Insights, about the results of the newly released fourth annual UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain survey.
Live Chat 10/10: SMB Manufacturing Sees Slow Gain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/7/2013   Post a comment
We've asked Mike McDonald, vice president of member recruitment for Prime Advantage, to come and share more about all the hottest manufacturing topics, from conflict minerals and sourcing concerns to the current talent pool, and how they will impact OEMs.
Dutch Fairphone Focuses on Sustainable Supply Chain & ConMin
Susan Fourtané  
9/24/2013   (34) comments
A new cellphone is taking a new approach: addressing environmental concerns from the first moment of design.
Warehouses & Distribution Centers Grow in Leaps & Bounds
Logical Link  
9/23/2013   (7) comments
Companies are looking at how their warehousing and distribution operations could free up capital, drive competitive differentiation, and spur business growth.
Nokia & Microsoft: A New Chapter
Susan Fourtané  
9/4/2013   (65) comments
Microsoft has bought Nokia. It's big news, but for the supply chain the prospects are positive.
The Inside View to the Supply Chain's Second-Tier
Logical Link  
9/3/2013   (9) comments
While companies talk about visibility across the supply chain, often it doesn't extend beyond the first-tier of suppliers.
Emerging Trends Cause Distribution & Supply Chain Strategy Re-Think
Logical Link  
8/30/2013   (17) comments
Emerging trends related to intelligent robotics, product design changes, and open-source electronics could shift how current supply chains work.
RoHS2 Deadline Upon Us
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/5/2013   (11) comments
The timeline for compliance with RoHS2 is upon us.
OASIS PPS: Plan, Schedule & Collaborate
Judith M. Myerson  
7/10/2013   (4) comments
The PPS, an open-source framework, offers a standard for collaborative planning and scheduling between manufacturing industries.
Infographic: A Snapshot of Transportation Logistics
Brian Fuller  
5/7/2013   Post a comment
A look at the breadth and depth of the UPS supply chain infrastructure.
Infographic: Traceability Issues in the Supply Chain
Brian Fuller  
5/3/2013   (4) comments
Research highlights concerns, challenges, and plans to overcome the challenges inherent in managing recall processes in the supply chain.




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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.
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