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American Manufacturing: An Expanding Frontier
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/21/2014   (6) 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   (2) 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
Latest Research  
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.
Infographic: Supply Chain's RFID Advantage
Brian Fuller  
4/30/2013   (6) comments
RFID will become an enabling technology across a number of industries.
Infographic: 2012 Electronics Mergers Illustrated
Brian Fuller  
4/26/2013   (10) comments
Nearly 200 acquisitions, partial or complete, took place in the electronics industry in 2012.
Infographic: The Real Cost of Trucking
Brian Fuller  
4/22/2013   (32) comments
Tires and fuel are obviously big cost contributors in the trucking business -- coffee factors in as well.
The FedEx-UPS Duopoly
Brian Fuller  
4/19/2013   (5) comments
The two biggest ground shippers in North America raise prices seemingly annually, which can hurt small to midsized components companies that can't absorb or pass on the increases.
Infographic: E-Waste – Where Does it All Go?
Brian Fuller  
4/2/2013   (9) comments
In the United States alone, there are 99 million televisions stockpiled or stored. And that's only a fraction of the global e-waste problem.
Infographic: Managing a Global Workforce
Brian Fuller  
4/1/2013   Post a comment
The more engaged your employees and partners are, the better the productivity, but most aren't that highly engaged. How do we fix that?
Infographic: Tablets' Coming Impact
Brian Fuller  
3/29/2013   (28) comments
The rise of mobile tablets has already altered the supply-chain landscape, but more change is on the way.
Infographic: How to Improve Supply Chain Management
Brian Fuller  
3/28/2013   (4) comments
The next big thing in supply-chain optimization is wireless.
Infographic: Skills Gap Felt Globally
Brian Fuller  
3/25/2013   (11) comments
The skills gap is felt most painfully in IT jobs and is especially damaging to productivity and growth in the BRIC counties.
Infographic: Pricing, Inventory & Lead Time in the Electronics Industry
Brian Fuller  
3/21/2013   (6) comments
A graphical look at electronics supply-and-demand trends from 2011 to 2012.
Infographic: Supply Chain Leadership's Consequences
Brian Fuller  
3/19/2013   (9) comments
Supply chain leaders garner more revenue and higher profits than followers or laggards, according to a survey.
Infographic: Japan Earthquake, 2 Years On
Brian Fuller  
3/14/2013   (6) comments
The 2011 Japan earthquake had enormous and immediate supply-chain consequences. What's it look like two years later?
Infographic: Conflict Minerals Trail
Brian Fuller  
3/12/2013   (1) comment
Manufacturers have a year to disclose conflict minerals used to the government. Here's a graphical look at the situation.
Infographic: New Product Introductions Visualized
Brian Fuller  
3/6/2013   Post a comment
Here's the electronics industry face of a year's worth of new product introductions. What's hot? What's not?




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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 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.
Live Chat 11/06: Enterprise Risks, Intellectual Property & Supply Chains
Enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks can be useful to identify, assess, and manage intellectual property (IP) risks that arise in supply chain compliance. We'll look at real-world examples and strategies for mitigating those risks.
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