3 Key Shifts Changing Business for Product Innovators
Antony John 3/20/2019 Post a comment
Electronics OEMs are increasing the pace of innovation to survive and prosper in the face of customer demands for greater performance at a lower price, increased global competition, and more stringent regulatory requirements. New product development has to evolve as well.
What's More Important Than Cost When Implementing An ERP Systems?
Mark Beckner 3/13/2019 (2) comments
When researching a new ERP systems, usability and costs are often the first considerations. Consider critical back end functions as well. Your goal should be an easy-to-use system that allows for a high level of interaction and customization without the need to hire resources. By keeping these features in mind, you will save time and money, and have a system that will grow with you and your business over time.
Finding Certainty in an Uncertain 2019
Paul Romano 3/1/2019 (1) comment
Supply chain disruptions resulting from mergers and acquisitions (M&As); the continuous push for electric vehicles; and the impending resurgence of cryptocurrency are on the horizon in the coming year.
Electronics Supply Chain Roundtable: Smarter Materials Management
Philip Spagnoli Stoten 2/22/2019 (1) comment
APEX may predominantly be an assembly show, but supply chain and materials management are on the very top of the visitors’ agendas as the deal with changes in tariffs, challenges with counterfeits, and of course, severe component shortages. It turns out that more line efficiency is lost due to missing or incorrect inventory at the SMT line than pretty much any other issue.
Open Source Hardware Benefits Procurement Practices
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 2/14/2019 Post a comment
The advent of processor options based the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) may delight electronics engineers and designers, but open-source hardware presents a number of opportunities for enhanced supply chain and procurement efforts as well.
Electronics Supply Chain Roundtable: Create a Manufacturing Ecosystem
Philip Spagnoli Stoten 2/13/2019 (2) comments
Connected factories are one thing, but what about a connected manufacturing ecosystem? Surely more value can be delivered when many sites share data to drive best-in-class performance and global improvements. And what about the idea of crowdsourced anonymized data being used across the industry to improve performance throughout the value chain?
Experts Advise on Avoiding Counterfeit Components
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 2/11/2019 (2) comments
In a recent webinar, SiliconExpert Market Insights: Counterfeit Risk & Mitigation Thought Leader Panel Discussion, industry thought leaders discussed and debated the path forward to combatting the increasingly large problem of counterfeit components.
Nokia Sets Sights on Redemption
Junko Yoshida 2/7/2019 Post a comment
In this Special Project, we tear down Nokia, examining its past and future. We explore what 5G and yet-to-be-defined 6G network infrastructure would look like. And more to the point, what does it mean to the industry and Nokia? Can Nokia redeem itself?
Analyze TCO to Make a Case for Onshore Sourcing
Harry Moser 1/28/2019 (1) comment
An analysis of all relevant factors—overhead, balance sheet, risks, corporate strategy and other external and internal business considerations—is a better determination of the true total cost of a part or assembly. That's what should drive reshoring decisions.
EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
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!