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Counterfeit Part Prevention Starts with Industry Standards
Megan R. Nichols  
1/17/2019   Post a comment
The problem of counterfeit electronics parts is nothing new, but industry standards are evolving to meet the demand for security and safety.
Digital Marketing for the Supply Chain & Logistics Industries
Frank Cavallaro  
1/15/2019   Post a comment
Digital marketing will establish your company as an industry thought leader with B2B buyers.
AI in 2019: Start Small, Win Big
Antony Bourne  
1/14/2019   Post a comment
Artificial intelligence will shape manufacturing in the year to come.
3 Critical New Year's Resolutions for Manufacturing
Srivats Ramaswami  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
Here are a few New Year’s Resolutions to consider to help manufacturers lay out priorities and plans for the year ahead.
Total Visibility: The Missing Link in the Supply Chain
Richard Howells  
1/10/2019   (1) comment
The main challenge in the supply chain is knowing what to do with that data sensors provide, and how to make actionable sense of it.
EBN@C-Level: Sourceability Offers Alternative to Traditional Electronics Distribution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/9/2019   (3) comments
We sat down with founder and CEO of Sourceability Jens Gamperl to talk about how his company is developing a new distribution model that focuses on being a technology platform.
U.S. Factory Index Falls to Historic Lows; Electronics Industry Hits the Brakes
Barbara Jorgensen  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
The Institute for Supply Management's PM, dropped to historic lows this month. Depending on the source material, this was the worst decline since 2008 or since 2014
Batteries Move from Product to Service
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/7/2019   Post a comment
Global Technology Systems (GTS) is looking to shift that model from buying batteries to “as-a-service” support of the products, in hopes of giving OEMs a new way of interacting over time customers.
Facing the Ticking Time Bomb of Corporate Debt
Nathan Feather  
1/3/2019   (1) comment
Supply chain finance (SCF) is a valuable tool that can help suppliers and buyers protect themselves from volatile economic conditions
5 Key Elements Driving Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
Ray Watson  
1/2/2019   (1) comment
A handful of steps can take your organization successfully into the new industrial age.
Consumers' Demand for 'Now' Will Impact Service Supply Chain in 2019
Sam Mikles  
1/1/2019   (1) comment
The immediacy demanded in the consumer world is making its way into the service supply chain.
Customer Centricity: The Mantra of Successful Supply Chains
Richard Howells  
12/31/2018   Post a comment
Leading supply chains are reimagining their business processes to be centered around the customer.
No Holiday Joy for Component Buyers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/28/2018   (1) comment
In the coming year, component shortages will continue to abound as new markets increase demands and stretch lead times.
Cloned ICs: Better Specs Than Authentics
Martin Rowe  
12/27/2018   (1) comment
Tests by SMT Corp. show that some cloned ICs actually perform better than authentic parts, at least on some parameters. Would you use a cloned part where authentic parts are no longer in production?
10 Transportation & Supply Chain Predictions for 2019
Dan Clark  
12/26/2018   (1) comment
In 2019, shippers will have opportunities to turn to technologies and digital transformation to improve their operations, efficiencies, and bottom line profits.
China Leads in Mitigating Expense Report Misconduct
Josh Anish  
12/24/2018   (2) comments
Why is there so little expense report misconduct in China?
Makers Morph to Product Developers & Look for Help
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/21/2018   Post a comment
Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technology experienced remarkable double-digit growth in 2018, yet security for IoT continues to be the greatest challenge for electronic product developers to overcome, according to new research from Avnet.
Urban Logistics: Deliver Goods on Demand Efficiently & Sustainably
Paul Washicko  
12/20/2018   (2) comments
The cheap and easy movement of goods is a crucial competitive differentiator for any city, but must be balanced against features such as livability, walkability and compliance with environmental regulations.
Building the Early Supply Chain Path to 5G
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/19/2018   (2) comments
Although it may be months or even years before 5G takes its place in the market, it’s not too early to start to get the supply chain prepared. Building the right supplier relationships and talent pool are critical.
5 Drivers Accelerating Digital Transformation & Innovation
Courtney Ryan  
12/18/2018   (3) comments
Transformative digital technologies are poised to forever change how products are designed, made and delivered to customers around the world. There’s strong probability that the following five drivers will play critical roles.
Supply Chain Execs Anticipate Growth, Trade Hurdles in 2019
Barbara Jorgensen  
12/17/2018   (1) comment
U.S. supply executives are generally optimistic about the business environment next year. A majority of manufacturers also expect capital expenditures, capacity, and employment to grow next year.
Trust, Tablets, & Technology Top Consumer Demand List for Retailers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/13/2018   (1) comment
Consumer expectations are requiring retailers to boost their supply chain efficiency with technology.
3 Common Invoicing Scams & How to Avoid Them
Josephine McCann  
12/13/2018   Post a comment
As your business grows and your vendor list gets larger, it can be difficult to stay on top of the validity of each invoice. There are some suspicious signs to watch out for.
Order Processing Automation Brings Good Cheer to Electronics Market
Steve Smith  
12/12/2018   Post a comment
It’s a mad dash to get orders out, shipped, and under the tree in time for Christmas morning. A breakdown at any point in the supply chain can mean the loss of revenue, customers and business reputations.
Supply Chains, Manufacturing & Tech: The Year of Adapt or Die
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
12/11/2018   (1) comment
Next month brings a slew of conferences that will lay out the biggest manufacturing, supply chain and technology trends. These events point to some understanding about where the industry will go this year.
Navigating Headwinds in the Global Supply Chain
Graham Scott  
12/10/2018   Post a comment
Electronics buyers, suppliers. and the customers they serve are facing turbulent times. We need to change along with them or face potential business disruptions.
Not in My Back Office: A Study in Expense Report Fraud
Josephine McCann  
12/7/2018   Post a comment
Organizations can save money by locking down expense report fraud--and some industries have more to worry about than average.
10 Big Supply Chain Shifts for 2019
Barbara Jorgensen  
12/6/2018   (2) comments
As the supply chain moves from being a cost savings to being a strategic differentiator, organizations will shift the way it does supply chain work. Here's a look at IDCs top 10 trends for the supply chain in the coming year.
Factory Activity Rebounds After October Lull
Barbara Jorgensen  
12/5/2018   Post a comment
The news remains good: for more than two years, U.S. manufacturing has been in expansion mode.
Responsive Supply Chains: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Hans Thalbauer  
12/5/2018   Post a comment
The secret to an always-on supply chain involves several key technologies every retailer should consider, to achieve a level of care and efficiency that keeps customers coming back.
Procurement & Digitalization: Smart CPOs Blaze a Trail
Marcell Vollmer  
12/4/2018   (1) comment
Ready or not, digitalization is upon us and the procurement department and its leadership has a huge role to play.
Get to the Top-Tier of IoT Security
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/3/2018   Post a comment
More connected devices translate into a massive threat service that hackers can leverage to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and other threats.
Supply Chain Hungry for Legal Tool Innovation
Puga Sankara  
11/30/2018   Post a comment
Much in the legal and financial world remains constant, but technology tools can provide ways of doing things in innovative ways.
4 Strategies to Help Consumer OEMs Win the Microbrand Revolution
Madhav Durbha  
11/29/2018   Post a comment
Consumer electroncics OEMs can help ensure success by borrowing strategies successfully leveraged by direct-to-consumer retailers.
Insiders Pose Supply Chain's Biggest Threat
Nitzan Daube  
11/28/2018   (1) comment
The recent report of Chinese hackers infiltrating tech giants Apple and Amazon brought to light the vulnerabilities on the production line and in the global supply chain.
Fires, Floods, Earthquakes: Manage Disruptions with an AI-Enabled Business Network
Mark Morley  
11/27/2018   Post a comment
Natural disasters can upend the supply chain, but the right technology tools can help.
4 Simple Steps that Eliminate Retail & e-Commerce Delivery Anxiety
John Nadvornik  
11/26/2018   Post a comment
Removing delivery anxiety, your single largest obstacle to converting orders, can result in an up to 20% increase in sales, happier customers, fewer calls to customer support, and an optimized delivery network.
Black Friday Promises Good Things for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/23/2018   (1) comment
Electronics are a popular purchases on Black Friday--here's a look at some of the statistics behind the holiday.
Reducing Emissions & Costs in the Electronics Supply Chain
Stephen Petit  
11/21/2018   (2) comments
Here are three steps electronics manufacturers and their transportation providers are using a range of strategies and data-driven tools to improve the way they manage emissions across the supply chain.
6 Content Marketing Trends for the Supply Chain in 2019
Frank Cavallaro  
11/20/2018   (1) comment
Here are six content marketing trends for 2019 for the supply chain and logistics industries.
Espionage, Trade Secrets & Antitrust Violations: A Real-Life DRAM Drama Unfolds
Eric Kennedy  
11/19/2018   (1) comment
The international commercial battle lines are being drawn with Micron and Jinhua acting as reluctant proxies for their respective nations in the escalating DRAM drama.
Expect Accountability from Supply Chain Operators & Partners
Puga Sankara  
11/16/2018   (1) comment
A recent wedding trip made me think about some one of the biggest complexities of moving products around the supply chain.
25 Graduate Supply Chain Programs That Lead the Pack
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/15/2018   (1) comment
More and more graduate programs are on hand for those who want to continue their supply chain education or gain new skills at a graduate level. Here's a list of the best of the best.
EBN@C-Level: Crowdsource Phenom Partners for Supply Chain Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Crowdfunding electronics hardware often run aground in the move from idea to manufactured products. We sat down with one successful entrepreneur to find out the secret to success.
Unwrap the Perfect Supply Chain Gift
Gary M. Barraco  
11/12/2018   Post a comment
Disruptive technologies, increasing trade regulations, and the breakneck speed of customer demand are pushing companies to rethink their processes and technology for the holidays and beyond.
Supply Chain Extends as AI & ML Enable Predictive Maintenance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/9/2018   (1) comment
OEMs aren't quite ready to abandon their traditional break fix model for equipment, but end users are pushing hard for servitization so the shift is on the horizon.
U.S. Product Demand & Manufacturing Expansion Hit Downward Spiral
Barbara Jorgensen  
11/7/2018   Post a comment
Trade tensions, transportation shortages, and decreased demand dogged U.S. manufacturers as domestic factory dipped for the sixth straight month . in a row, according to the PMI Index.
Social Messaging Platforms: Why Your Supply Chain Company Needs to Pay Attention
Frank Cavallaro  
11/6/2018   Post a comment
The increasing popularity of social messaging platforms means your business needs to consider how to incorporate them into marketing strategy.
A Dynamic Duo: Building an Integrated Sales & Operations Planning Process
Amit Sikka  
11/5/2018   (2) comments
By taking an integrated sales and operations planning approach, companies can improve their financials, optimize the total product cost and minimize supply risks.
Supply Chain Blockchain Builds Transparency & Trust
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/2/2018   (2) comments
Blockchain benefits to supply chain are clear: transparency, security, traceability and more. Here's a look at the current state of the technology.
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