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Component Shortages Define First Half of 2018...& Beyond
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/20/2018   Post a comment
Component shortages, which plagued the industry last year, are likely continue and even get worse.
9 Rising Supply Chain Stars Set the Bar for the Electronics Industry
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/19/2018   Post a comment
The winners of its 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program includes promising young professionals working in the high-tech and electronics sectors at well-known component makers, distributors, and contract manufacturers.
Virtual Reality Creates New Reality for Field Service in the Supply Chain
Manuel Grenacher  
4/19/2018   Post a comment
The most innovative virtual reality technologies are set to make waves in supply chain field service in 2018 and beyond.
Omnichain: The Cloud Approach to Supply Chain Operations for SMBs
Gavin Davidson  
4/18/2018   (1) comment
If a faster, more cost-effective business is on your agenda, it’s time to think in terms of the omnichain.
Tesla's Supply Chain Miracle Dissected
B. Cameron Gain  
4/17/2018   Post a comment
Tesla nearly made its goals for Q1 production...and a lot of the credit goes to smart supply chain changes.
Auto Makers Find a Million Reasons to Measure Defective Parts Per Billion in 2018
Michael Schuldenfrei  
4/17/2018   Post a comment
Whether in consumer electronics, autonomous cars, or IOT systems, every detail of the manufacturing process is becoming “mission-critical.” One small defect at any point in a supply chain can have colossal ramifications.
EBN@C-Level: Cogiscan's Francois Monette Paints a Picture of the Factory of the Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/16/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with François Monette, chief sales and marketing officer at Cogiscan to get his thoughts about where smart manufacturing is going and how technology is going to transform the supply chain.
IoT & the Future of the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/13/2018   (1) comment
The positive impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology on supply chain related processes is likely to be immense.
What's the Scoop: Blockchain & the Supply Chain
Philip Stoten  
4/12/2018   Post a comment
There's a lot of hype around block chain. We decided to talk to some industry leaders to sort out what's real and what's wishful thinking when it comes to the promise of blockchain in the supply chain.
AI/Machine Learning Streamlines Trade Finance
Veena Gundavelli  
4/11/2018   (2) comments
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) promise to revolutionize business. They are good at exactly the processes where humans are poor – complicated, well-defined tasks that demand constant attention to detail.
Terrifying Tariffs: U.S. Manufacturers Brace for Disruption
Barbara Jorgensen  
4/10/2018   Post a comment
In the wake of changes in U.S. tariffs, manufacturers are worried that the impact will be tough to take.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Actionable Data
Philip Stoten  
4/10/2018   Post a comment
Data, data everywhere. It’s like water, if it’s not fit for consumption it’s no good to anyone. A focus on collecting data doesn’t serve us well, unless of course you’re selling data storage solution. What the industry needs to move from information to intelligence, is actionable data that improves and accelerates decision making. Better decision, made faster.
Automation Frees CSRs for Customer Care
Steve Smith  
4/9/2018   Post a comment
Manual business document processes keep customer service representatives (CSRs) from focusing on their primary concern: the customer. Automating those processes can greatly improve the customer experience and the bottom line.
You Can't Improve What You Can't See: Controlling Your Delivery Network & Experience
Mike Comstock  
4/5/2018   (6) comments
Companies have turned fulfillment into a source of competitive differentiation equal in importance to brand, selection, and price.
Manufacturers Digitize to Compete with the Amazon Effect
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/5/2018   Post a comment
As consumer expect more from retailers, the pressure to perform is pushed upstream to the manufacturer. Digitalization is going to be a key part of staying ahead, a new survey found.
As the Skilled Labor Force Disappears, How Can Manufacturing Grow?
Bhavnesh Patel  
4/4/2018   (1) comment
Skilled laborers are leaving the workforce in droves. More than two million jobs will be unfulfilled. It’s time to start optimizing how we find and hire our limited supply of skilled laborers.
AspenCore's 2018 China IC Design Awards Identify Outstanding ICs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2018   (1) comment
Last week, at its China IC Leader Summit, AspenCore highlighted the products and companies leading the semiconductor industry today with the 2018 China IC Design Awards.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Cyber Physical Systems
Philip Stoten  
4/3/2018   Post a comment
This discussion and debate around cyber physical systems consider how groups of machines, and therefore groups of vendors and their software systems, can work together to deliver enhanced value in the smart factory.
Answering 4 Common Questions About Autonomous Mobile Robots
Ed Mullen  
4/2/2018   (1) comment
Although we are starting to see real use of robots, , questions still remain about how they are being used and whether their human counterparts are safe working alongside them.
Amazon & Uber Digitize Logistics
Molly Connell  
3/30/2018   (2) comments
Well-known companies originally not focused on logistics\ are devoting more and more attention to shipping and the power of digitization.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Eco Design
Philip Stoten  
3/29/2018   (2) comments
Getting the design of the supply chain right at the start is key to success as is communications and collaboration up and down that supply chain.
Retaining Women in Tech Takes More Than Training
Ariella Brown  
3/28/2018   (1) comment
To assure the supply of qualified people coming in to the high-tech electronics supply chain, we have to stop thinking in terms in terms of stereotypes and clear the way for women to get on board.
Cyberattacks on American Factories Are Real
Frank Cavallaro  
3/27/2018   Post a comment
The threat of cyberattack is real. In fact, American factories have quietly been growing more and more susceptible to threats over time.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Mexico Manufacturing
Philip Stoten  
3/27/2018   Post a comment
Competitive labor costs and proximity to the world’s largest consumer market make Mexico an excellent location to manufacture electronics and other goods.
3 Startups Hoping to Blockchain the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
3/26/2018   (2) comments
Ahead of the almost inevitable wave of startups yet to be created for supply chain-related requirements, we found three companies that sparked our interest.
Tips For Manufactures in Mexico to Boost Industrial Purchases
Michael Cuesta  
3/26/2018   (1) comment
Smart manufactures realize that e-commerce is creating plenty of opportunity in Mexico, one of the world’s largest exporting countries.
Build a Data-Driven Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/23/2018   Post a comment
For logistics providers and manufacturers, the right sort of data can increase efficiency without cutting profitability.
42 Grams Movie Teaches Team Building
Puga Sankara  
3/23/2018   (2) comments
I saw a great movie lately, and it pointed to a great reminder about management basics.
Embedded SIMs to Replace Standard SIM Cards & Secure IoT
Pablo Valerio  
3/22/2018   (1) comment
Currently, embedded SIMs (which enable OTA provisioning) are only used in Apple's iPads and high-end wearables. Soon they will appear in basic industrial and consumer IoT devices, replacing standard SIMs and M2M modules. Carriers, however, are still reluctant to use the technology in large IoT projects.
Customer Centricity & the Supply Chain: One Manufacturer's Perspective
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/22/2018   Post a comment
By moving from a supply driven to a demand driven model, Schneider Electric has leveraged its supply chain in innovative ways.
Trade Tools Deliver Freight Visibility & Transparency
Barbara Jorgensen  
3/21/2018   Post a comment
Freight providers should be providing tools to help customers maximize their choices.
Contract Visibility Essential for Effective Procurement
Jin Ro  
3/21/2018   Post a comment
Visibility into contracts reveals savings and improves risk management assessment. Unfortunately, many organizations fail to leverage technology to make the most of the opportunities.
Promise of Technology Changes Factory of the Future
Davina McDonnell  
3/20/2018   (2) comments
For manufacturing specifically, IoT and the adoption of Industry 4.0 has revolutionized the industry allowing manufacturers to be more efficient, smarter, and more connected to their supply chain and customers alike.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Collaborate, Connect
Philip Stoten  
3/20/2018   (1) comment
We gathered a few industry luminaries discuss the Industry 4.0 projects they have been working on together, to find out the process, and the deliverables in terms of customer value of these strong connections and collaborative efforts.
6 Steps that Help OEMs Cope with Shorter Product Life Cycles
Mary E. Shacklett  
3/19/2018   Post a comment
Shorter time to market and a continuous stream of new products are putting extreme pressure on electronics supply chains. By enhancing collaboration, supply chain managers can manage better.
The Imperative for Global Supply Chain Systems Design
Grant Sernick  
3/19/2018   Post a comment
While it is clear that supply chain managers need to move their products faster, cheaper, and with greater predictability, it is equally clear that managers are not thinking broadly enough in their process and systems design to enable real improvement.
10 Factories that Set the Standard for Manufacturing
Karli Jaenike  
3/16/2018   Post a comment
These 10 fabulous factories trace the evolution of manufacturing plants where humans and machines work side by side to create something unprecedented.
Global Shipping Trends Optimize Supply Chain Logistics
Tommaso Tamburnotti  
3/15/2018   Post a comment
Logistics customers are expecting some of the same perks they get as consumers to be available when buying for business. Here's a look at the biggest shifts in global shipping.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & the Future of E-Textiles
Philip Stoten  
3/15/2018   Post a comment
E-textiles are coming into their own so we talk to industry experts about the potential of this nascent market.
Securing Data Privacy & the Law Forcing Compliance
Logical Link  
3/14/2018   Post a comment
Companies struggle to understand what "privacy by design" will look like as Europe's latest data privacy regulations come into effect May 2018.
Trumponomics & New Tariffs Impact Tech Sector Future
Apek Mulay  
3/14/2018   Post a comment
Trumponomics will lead to near term stock market growth, but will quickly be followed by an inevitable crash.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & the STEM Workforce of the Future
Philip Stoten  
3/13/2018   Post a comment
A big talent gap in both high tech and supply chain demand that we, as an industry, figure out ways to get students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)0-related job.
5 Ways Enterprise Labeling Changes the Supply Chain
Josh Roffman  
3/13/2018   Post a comment
It's critical to identify, understand and measure how labeling has a strategic impact on your supply chain and your company's business growth.
12 Tech-Savvy Cars That Get an Environmental Thumbs Up
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/12/2018   (1) comment
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 21st annual GreenerCars vehicle ratings that pointed to a dozen of the most environmentally friendly automotive offerings.
3 Real Ways IIoT Disrupts Supply Chains
Dan Roberts  
3/12/2018   Post a comment
The opportunity to capture more efficient operations, improved customer experience, or new revenue opportunities is pushing many OEMs toward a supply chain enhanced by the industrial Internet of Things.
Mapping the Manufacturing Capitals of the World
Vishal Chhatralia  
3/9/2018   Post a comment
The landscape of global manufacturing leadership is constantly shifting. Here's a snapshot of the last decade.
Innovating to Create Mobile Managers in the Warehouse
Puga Sankara  
3/9/2018   Post a comment
The warehouse should embrace a digital mobile reality, but what is the right path forward?
A Rainy-Day Guide to Predictive Analytics
Mike Raftery  
3/8/2018   Post a comment
Let's take predicting the weather as an allegory for the evolution of analytics from descriptive to prescriptive analytics.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Digital Building Blocks
Philip Stoten  
3/8/2018   Post a comment
A handful of industry execs talk about the technology building blocks being leveraged by high-tech OEMs to achieve smart factory or industry 4.0 solutions.
Race to Logistics Automation: Amazon Approaching the Finish Line
Susan Fourtané  
3/7/2018   Post a comment
Amazon's plans to compete with USPS and FedEx have finally been announced. What does this mean for the future of the logistics industry?
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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.