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EBN@C-Level: SAP Ariba President Speaks to the Evolution of Strategic Procurement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/17/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with Barry Padgett, president of SAP Ariba to find out a little more about his company and ask about the most exciting trends in the procurement software market.
Summer School for Buyers: Mobile OLED Displays
YJ Kim  
8/16/2018   Post a comment
OLED displays are becoming increasingly commonplace, representing a market with huge upside potential.
3 Digital Transformation Trends Driving Long-Term Organic Growth
Vivek Joshi  
8/15/2018   (1) comment
Moving past productivity-focused initiatives, industrial manufacturing leaders are now looking to improve three key areas of their sales, service and aftermarket operations through digital transformation: efficiency, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
Oracle Launches Cloud-Based Transportation & Trade Apps
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud aim to reduce costs, streamline trade regulatory compliance, and accelerate customer fulfillment.
Team Effort Makes Digital Transformation Real
Steve Smith  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
Advanced companies are going to embrace the technology innovations that enable them to digitize their entire operations. But to get there, everyone has to get on board.
Tap into the Promise of Brazil's e-Commerce Opportunity
Nadir Moreno  
8/13/2018   Post a comment
Brazil offers a huge opportunity for electronics OEMs, offering skyrocketing e-commerce sales.
Electronic Shortages Bad & Getting Worse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/10/2018   Post a comment
Everything from capacitors to hard disk drives is in short supply. There’s no end in sight.
Flatbed Truck Demand Spikes in the Market
Ed Moran  
8/9/2018   Post a comment
Truck shortages are likely to translate into delays if not properly managed. For manufacturers that could mean production halts and eroding customer satisfaction.
Summer School for Buyers: Technical Evolution of OLED DDIC
YJ Kim  
8/9/2018   Post a comment
OLED displays are becoming commonplace, particularly in smart phones. In order to understand where the technology is going, it's helpful to understand its history.
GrandCanals Upgrades Fulfillment & Delivery Platform with Real-Time Capabilities
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2018   (1) comment
Version 4.0 of GrandCanals Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud adds real time carrier delivery performance monitoring and alerts and tracking for customer deliveries to allow organizations to improve the customer experience and build loyalty through better visibility and proactive communication.
How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Supply Chain Management
Ken Gibson  
8/8/2018   (2) comments
With blockchain technology, hundreds if not thousands of computers can the supply chain management dream of timeliness and flexibility to reality.
Blogging Adds Value to a Supply Chain Company
Frank Cavallaro  
8/7/2018   Post a comment
A company blog hosted on a website offers supply chain companies a long-lasting social media resource to attract customers on the B2B buying journey.
EBN@C-Level: Fusion Worldwide on Component Shortages & Independent Distribution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/6/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with two executives from Fusion Worldwide, which sources, stocks and delivers electronic components and finished goods to a variety of customers to talk about the current shortages, as well as how the independent distribution market is evolving and changing.
Make U.S. High-Tech Manufacturing Tempting
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/3/2018   (1) comment
Manufacturing Day is just around the corner. It's time to think about raising the profile of high-tech electronics manufacturing in the United States.
Graduates Look to Tech Disruptors for Opportunity
Puga Sankara  
8/3/2018   Post a comment
New companies and new graduates can be a winning combination. Here's how to make the pairing work.
Develop a Proactive Plan for Tight Supply Situations
Mike Neunfinger  
8/2/2018   (1) comment
The global supply chain finds itself under perpetually shifting needs. When product supply is tight, decision makers must be prepared to quickly make assessments and re-route resources.
Summer School for Buyers: OLED DDIC
YJ Kim  
8/2/2018   (1) comment
This week, in week two of our four-week summer school for buyers, we’ll have a primer on the drivers used with OLED displays.
4 Best Practices to Drive Double-Digit OEM Growth
Vivek Joshi  
8/1/2018   (1) comment
Here are the four best practices to overall help service sales, marketing, and manufacturing leaders drive double digit growth in 2018.
6 Benefits of Emerging Technologies in the Modern Supply Chain
Jon Chorley  
7/31/2018   (1) comment
Companies may not have a full understanding of just how these technologies could benefit their businesses – especially when it comes to their supply chain.
Component Counterfeits Down, But Is It a Trend?
Barbara Jorgensen  
7/31/2018   Post a comment
Component counterfeiting is down thanks to efforts by independent distributors in the channel. Whether this is a trend or a blip remains to be seen.
Electronics Reshoring Makes a U-Turn in 2017
Barbara Jorgensen  
7/30/2018   (1) comment
In the wake of a U.S. presidential election that paid a lot of attention to manufacturing, job losses and China as well as shifting tariff laws, reshoring of manufacturing to the United States is on the decline.
Foil Thieves With a Smarter Way to Transport High-Value Electronics
Paul Washicko  
7/30/2018   Post a comment
Real-time insight into every shipment during its transit time is becoming critical to prevent damaged or lost products and improve on-time delivery.
Technology & Finance Leaders Tackle Mass Capitalism
Satinder Singh  
7/27/2018   Post a comment
Some interesting thoughts came out of a recent Mass Capitalism Forum. Here we've captured the thoughts of the keynote speakers.
Tracing Supply Chain System Evolution
Puga Sankara  
7/27/2018   Post a comment
It’s important to remember that not all distributions run the same version of software or even the same programs.
Summer School for Buyers: OLED Displays
YJ Kim  
7/26/2018   Post a comment
It's summer and time to learn something new. Here's a quick recap of how Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology works and how the technology has and will evolve to help buyers get up to speed without getting an engineering degree.
Cloud SCM Brings China SMEs Opportunity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/25/2018   Post a comment
China, a key geography for high-tech and electronics, is slowly but surely adopting supply chain management technology. Now, emerging standards, government incentives, and customer demands are coming together to speed adoption.
Early Payment Discounts & the e-Invoicing Solution
Roger Hatfield  
7/25/2018   Post a comment
Why are so few organizations taking advantage of e-invoicing to manage their supplier payments? And what lessons can we learn from their mistakes?
19 High-Tech Crowdsource Campaigns with Summer Sizzle
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/24/2018   (1) comment
We combed the Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding sites to find technology projects both fun and frivolous. Here's the best that the summer has to offer.
Put Your Dock on the Clock
Matt Shearon  
7/24/2018   (1) comment
Hours of Service regulations should be shaping your dock, yard, and delivery management. Here’s why.
Utilize Unstructured Data to Pursue Business Growth
Earl van As  
7/23/2018   Post a comment
By utilizing both structured and unstructured data, organizations can unlock valuable insights into customer purchasing patterns promote operational efficiencies in the supply chain, and capture a competitive advantage.
Indian Engineers Face Corporate Learning Challenges
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/20/2018   Post a comment
The IET conducted a survey targeting the large and mid-sized organizations in India to understand skilling priorities.
25 Most Resilient High-Tech Supply Chains
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/19/2018   Post a comment
Particularly in the high-tech space, with its inherent volatility and global reach, resiliency is a key component of success. Here are the companies that are leading the charge in resiliency efforts.
Trump Tariffs: 3 Things Manufacturers Need to Know
Gary Brooks  
7/18/2018   (1) comment
As the details of tariffs continue to unfold, manufacturers should consider these following changes and the impact it could have on their performance.
Why the Supply Chain Needs Social Media
Frank Cavallaro  
7/17/2018   (2) comments
Social media benefits the supply chain by offering platforms for enhanced communication and customer engagement, education, and social monitoring to gain market intelligence.
Component Shortages Give OEMs Cold Feet on Inventory Commitments
Dennis Menefee  
7/16/2018   Post a comment
OEMs struggling against the current component shortage should strive to adopt a new inventory procurement model that prioritizes high-volume, low-order purchases.
Automotive Advances Offer Big Win for Electronic Component Makers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/13/2018   Post a comment
As cars incorporate more sophisticated features, electronic component makers are the happy winners as demand for components rises.
It's Time We Talked About Real Supply Chain Visibility
Grant Sernick  
7/12/2018   Post a comment
If we're going to get past the problem of visibility being just a buzz word, we have to shoot for the highest level of visibility in the supply chain possible. Let's talk about the five visibility levels we have now.
Assuring the Internet of Things in Manufacturing
Eileen Haggerty  
7/11/2018   (1) comment
IoT has been a major leap forward for manufacturers, helping them to address challenges around complex processes and deeply integrated supply chains. I
Capture Supply Chain Transparency Through Automation
Steve Smith  
7/10/2018   Post a comment
Supply chain automation makes everything more visible and transparent so customers can easily submit and track orders, the organization can measure its own performance, and customer service reps can better serve their customers, all of which translates to a stronger relationship between the vendor and its customers.
EBN@C-Level: How Sager Meets Market Flux Head-On
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/9/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with two executives from Sager Electronics to get an inside look at how one leading company is approaching the market.
The Power of Music in Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
7/6/2018   (2) comments
Music goes beyond language...and it might even increase productivity in the supply chain.
Supply Chain Facing Supply, Tariff & Transportation Challenges
Barbara Jorgensen  
7/5/2018   Post a comment
U.S. manufacturing is growing robustly, but the picture isn't all rosy. Often, these companies are not able to get enough electronic components, some raw materials, and now, transportation to meet demand.
Electronics Distribution Cashes In on Economic Shifts in 2017
Gina Roos  
7/4/2018   (1) comment
The North American franchised distribution industry had a robust 2017 and rode the wave of demand despite shortages and long lead times.
5 Ways a Sustainable Supply Chain Wins the Market
John Heffernan  
7/3/2018   Post a comment
The supply chain is an optimal place for brands to start sustainability efforts to win customer loyalty.
How New Technology Is Changing Global Shipping
Tommaso Tamburnotti  
7/2/2018   Post a comment
Logistics technology brings with it a potential win-win for customers as well as they leverage the technology to capture savings and discounts.
Image Enable Your Supply Chain, Block Chain Enable Your Images
Puga Sankara  
6/29/2018   Post a comment
Block chain is the next evolution in the history of technologies that have allowed collaboration and transparency in the supply chain.
What's Happened & What's Still to Come for Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018
Dan Clark  
6/28/2018   (1) comment
New regulations, a lack of drivers and the needs of digital-age consumers will cut into shippers’ bottom lines if not addressed. In order to combat these challenges, shippers must leverage technology to streamline their logistics operations.
Procurement: A Game Changer for Modern Product Launches
Vishal Patel  
6/27/2018   (5) comments
Smart procurement, sourcing, and supply chain management can show up as big opportunities to optimize quality, speed, control, and cost in new product introductions.
Uncovering the New Wave of Manufacturing Service Leaders
Vivek Joshi  
6/26/2018   (2) comments
With a yawning skills gap, organizations need to start planning for succession into critical roles now.
Why Blockchain for the Supply Chain
Pratik Soni  
6/25/2018   Post a comment
Blockchain technology, which has transformed the financial technology industry, can help break down data silos to create complete transparency and data flow between every point in the supply chain. Blockchain can help drive visibility, trust, and accountability among everyone in the value 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.