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Get the Right Generational Talent Mix
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Each generation is looking for something different in terms of compensation package. Finding the right employees starts with understanding the differences between Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Millennials.
Black Friday: Will It Achieve National Holiday Status?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/25/2016   (3) comments
Online shopping site wants Black Friday to take its place on the calendar as an official national holiday. Electronics retailers may agree.
Blockchain Set to Transform Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/21/2016   (1) comment
Blockchain has supply chain aficionados excited because the technology will support new business processes that allow for assets to be transferred over the Internet without the need for a centralized third party.
M-Commerce Emerges as Critical Component to Online Sales
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/14/2016   (2) comments
With the explosive growth of mobile devices as an e-commerce tool, online retailers need to start thinking hard about providing the right kind of mobile experience to customers.
Small Biz Trusts Global Trade to Boost U.S. Economy
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/30/2016   Post a comment
Most small business owners believe that increasing global trade has the potential to improve the United States economy, a FedEx survey finds.
Autonomous Vehicles Take to the Roads
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/16/2016   (27) comments
In the not too distant future, autonomous driving technology will likely be part of every electronic OEMs logistics planning.
APAC Trade Shapes Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/9/2016   Post a comment
Six key Asian economies highlight the importance if intra-APAC trading and points to potential changes in the supply chain.
Labeling Ups Efficiency in Auto Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/2/2016   Post a comment
In the auto industry, good labeling practices are emerging as a key strategy for managing today's complex labeling requirements and regulations.
Computer Vision Hardware and Software Market to Reach $48.6 Billion by 2022
Gary Hilson  
7/22/2016   Post a comment
Automotive and Consumer Markets to Surge in the Next Few Years, with Strong Growth Also Expected for Robotics and Security Applications
Guard the Supply Chain from Social Engineering
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/17/2016   Post a comment
Social engineering attacks can be costly and hard to detect, especially for supply chain professionals.
Omnichannel Drives Supply Chain Digitization
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
The increased expectations of consumers, combined with the availability of ubiquitous technology, are changing the way today's electronics supply chains function.
3 Industrial IoT Pain Points OEMs Face Today
Susan Fourtanť  
6/1/2016   Post a comment
Industrial IoT workers are not being trained as robustly as the high-skill jobs resulting from new technologies initiatives demand.
Never Overlook MRO & the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/20/2016   Post a comment
It's critical not to overlook indirect spend as a strategic activity for the supply chain as a place to streamline the supply chain and save cost.
Embracing the Digital Enterprise
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/6/2016   Post a comment
The capabilities of the digital enterprise are remaking the way that electronics OEMs are designing, building, and transporting products.
Amazon: the Next Big Electronics Supply Chain Gorilla?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/29/2016   Post a comment
Will Amazon be a boon or a blight to the electronics industry? Does this e-commerce gorilla make you feel concerned?
15 Biggest Technology Wins on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/25/2016   (1) comment
New technology get's people excited. A quick look at the Kickstarter funding platform proves it. Here's a look at the biggest wins, from personal 3D printers and inexpensive computers to smart bicycles and music players.
Getting Beyond Passwords in the Mobile Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/22/2016   Post a comment
This infographic offers step by step instructions on how users can secure their cell phones, which may contain critical business data, in a few easy steps.
Electronics Retail Workforce Not Ready for Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/15/2016   Post a comment
Retailers say they aren't prepared to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace and feel unable to keep up with the pace of change, a new survey said.
2016ís Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling
Josh Roffman  
4/15/2016   Post a comment
As labeling emerges as becoming a mission-critical component in the global supply chain, itís important to take a closer look at what changes are driving todayís trends in labeling.
Security & Compliance Key Concerns in the Cloud
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/8/2016   (2) comments
As much as organization are enthusiastic about putting their supply chain systems in the cloud, a natural skepticism remains, as they try to insure that they can secure their data and meet compliance obligations.
IoT Takes Business World By Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/1/2016   (8) comments
In the next five years, the use of IoT in business is going to explode, and security concerns will grow right along with the market.
ACE Compliance Deadline Looming for Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2016   Post a comment
The logistics industry is looking carefully at the ACE initiative and how the newest requirements may change the way business must be done.
Back to the Future: Pricing Still Center Stage
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/18/2016   Post a comment
Although we've moved forward, with more large organizations naming a chief procurement officer (CPO), the reality of business pressures remain, keeping procurement pros focused, to some extent on pricing rather than strategy.
Omnichannel Delivers Competitive Retail Edge
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/4/2016   Post a comment
A strong omnichannel strategy promises to be the big difference between the winners and the losers in the retail electronics market, a new survey found.
Consumer Robots in 10% of Homes by 2020
Pablo Valerio  
3/2/2016   Post a comment
Consumer robotshave been moving into our lives at a slow pace than some expected. But that is about to change.
5 Steps to Shrinking Returnable Transport Items through Asset Tracking
Vikas Argod  
3/1/2016   Post a comment
Often, electronics products are transported and stored using assets that are valuable and durable enough to be used multiple times. Managing these assets properly makes good business sense.
U.S. Manufacturing CFOs Optimistic About Business Prospects
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/29/2016   Post a comment
New research has found that manufacturing executives believe that the prospects of their individual companies exceed that of the general economy.
Supply Chain in Flex Presents Major Challenges for OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/15/2016   Post a comment
Risk continues to increase with the complexity of the supply chain. Unfortunately, many organizations don't have the technology, systems or people in place to effectively manage it, a new survey found.
Happy Workers = Happy Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/5/2016   (18) comments
If employees are happy, they are going to do a better job. Smart OEMs, then, will make an effort to help employees find satisfaction.
5 Ways IPS Can Impact Warehouse Operations
Christian Lundquist  
2/1/2016   (1) comment
Companies that focus on logistics and warehouse management perpetually search for better ways of increasing productivity, cutting costs, and improving safety for both workers and goods.
Two in Five Wearable Devices Will Be Enabled for Wireless Charging by 2020, IHS Says
Latest Research  
1/26/2016   (1) comment
Wireless-charging-enabled wearable devices have already been introduced by high-profile volume manufacturers, and the potential for growth is immense
Fingerprint Sensor Market Growth Continues Upward Trajectory, IHS Says
Latest Research  
1/26/2016   Post a comment
While Apple continues to lead fingerprint sensor manufacturing, Fingerprint Cards (FPC) rose quickly to challenge second-ranked Synaptics in 2015.
The Power of Location Based Advertising & In-Store Music
Steve Hashman  
1/22/2016   Post a comment
Anyone trying the get a customer's attention in the crowded electronics market knows that anything that will help make customers feel more comfortable is bound to help.
Tackling the Risky Business of the Electronics Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/15/2016   Post a comment
Risk management is tricky but vital for today's electronics OEMs
U.S. OEMs Face Big Fines With Canadian eManifest Enforcement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/8/2016   Post a comment
Moving data is often as important as moving freight. The Canadian eManifest is an important step toward improving security by receiving cargo and conveyance information before a shipment arrives at the border.
The Year in Review: Dangerous Goods Shipping Regs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/8/2016   Post a comment
Compliance around documentation and preparing dangerous shipments is a moving target. Today's infographic looks at the changes in the industry in the past year.
Get Ready for the Holiday Returns Season
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/31/2015   (1) comment
Holiday returns can take a retail e-commerce sales season from merry to bleak. Here's a look at the reality of the trend.
Manufacturing Day 2015 Helps Helps Shift Perceptions
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/11/2015   Post a comment
Eighty one percent of students surveyed after Manufacturing Day 2015 are more convinced manufacturing provides careers that are both interesting and rewarding.
Bring the Wisdom of Crowds to the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/4/2015   Post a comment
The electronics industry needs to start leveraging collective wisdom for better business outcomes.
Supply Chain Proves Critical for Black Friday Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/27/2015   (1) comment
Advanced supply chain planning is critical to success on the biggest consumer electronics buying weekend of the year.
Last Mile Delivery Defines Success or Failure
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/27/2015   (3) comments
Black Friday sales can set the tone for the holiday season, but consumer respect throughout the year is a big part of being successful.
Add Cybersecurity to Supply Chain Risk List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/20/2015   Post a comment
Cybersecurity is a critical component of managing risk in the supply chain. Here's a look at the biggest threats and latest best practices.
10 Early Stage Technology Innovations Point to the Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/12/2015   Post a comment
Emerging technologies, including printed electronics, wearable technology, 3D printing, sensors, energy harvesting, electric vehicles and new advanced materials,are set to change the electronics market. Here's a look at 10 innovative embryonic technologies.
Through the Decades: A History of Printing Technology
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/6/2015   Post a comment
Printing is a critical to just about every type of business, and printings newest technology (3D printing) has the potential to transform manufacturing as well. Here you can take a virtual tour of the history of printing.
6 Supply Chain Trends Shaping the Future of Engineering & Manufacturing
Logical Link  
11/2/2015   Post a comment
Complexity, global demand and new competitive threats are changing the engineering and manufacturing sectors. DHLís latest report highlights six trends that will shape the future of the M&E sector.
A Look at the Spooktacular Halloween Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/30/2015   (3) comments
Halloween is the de facto start of the slide into the holiday season, and it's a big day for electronically enabled costumes and decorations. Here's a look at how big the holiday is.
A Guide to 5 Common Malware Monsters
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/30/2015   Post a comment
Supply pros handle a lot of sensitive data, from product designs and work orders to purchase orders and supplier info, so staying ahead of hackers looking to monetize stolen data is critical.
9 Ways to Lower the Heat in an Angry Customer Interaction
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/23/2015   Post a comment
Take some tips from customer service experts to smooth out interactions when an internal customer is unhappy or complaining about some supply chain headache.
Top 15 Supply Chain Universities
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/19/2015   (2) comments
Whether trying to find education to further an existing supply chain career, to gather skills to make a mid-career move into supply chain, or to start on the path to getting an undergraduate supply chain degree, prospective students have a wealth of options from which to choose. Here's a look at the favorites of hiring organizations.
4 Ways to Secure the Internet of Things
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/9/2015   Post a comment
As IoT grows, the security risks will grow with it. These simple steps are a place to start.
Procurementís Continued Evolution: Strategic Opportunities for OEMs
Lisa Ann Cairns  
9/30/2015   Post a comment
A recent survey uncovers new opportunities for electronics OEMs when they work to extend procurementís scope to be more strategic and collaborative with suppliers and within the organization.
Use Logistics to Maintain a Global Electronics Presence
Mary E. Shacklett  
9/16/2015   Post a comment
The road to success for electronics OEMs are paved with innovative new products. A strong logistics infrastructure and partnerships, though, is also important.
10 Kickstarter Projects that Promote Space Exploration
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/14/2015   Post a comment
Space, the final frontier, seems to evoke creativity and spark interest. These top performing Kickstarter projects provide a sample of what the best and brightest have developed and gotten funded.
5 Ways IoT Is About to Transform the Electronics Landscape
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/11/2015   (3) comments
The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to transform the electronics and manufacturing sectors in ways that we are only just beginning to understand.
Key Questions for Finding the Right Carriers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/4/2015   Post a comment
Ask the right questions and you'll find the right carriers for your business.
Optimized for Growth: High-Tech Execs Adapt to Meet Global Supply Demands
David Roegge  
8/31/2015   Post a comment
The fifth annual Change in the (Supply) Chain survey, fielded by IDC Manufacturing Insights, reveals how high-tech executives are adapting their supply chains to set themselves up for business growth.
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.
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.
Supply Chains: The Bedrock of U.S. Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/21/2015   Post a comment
The supply chain is the backbone of U.S. manufacturing, but these organizations, especially smaller manufacturers, need to be strategic and proactive.
The Distribution Channel: Times Are A-Changing
B. Cameron 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.
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.
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.
Reclaim Time & Productivity with a Warehouse Management System
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/7/2015   Post a comment
With globalization and a quickly changing business environment, a warehouse management system is now a necessity rather than a nice to have.
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
Latest Research  
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
OSHAís 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.




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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.