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Taking on the Top Trends: Supply Chain 2018
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/23/2018   Post a comment
A new infographic documents the emerging trends in supply chain. The coming year will be rife with technology and risk.
The Ebb & Flow of Retail Supply Chain: Is AI the Answer?
Puga Sankara  
2/23/2018   Post a comment
The holidays are over, but it's never too early to look at how technology can help close supply chain gaps caused by shifting demand.
AP Automation Strengthens Manufacturer-Supplier Relationships
Howie Hahn  
2/22/2018   Post a comment
The business relationship between manufacturers and suppliers in the semiconductor industry is a close one, but not always an easy one. Automation of accounts payable (AP) processes can help smooth the path forward for both sides.
Fighting the Data Breach Epidemic
Pradeep Chakraborty  
2/22/2018   Post a comment
There needs to be a solution that takes care of both security and compliance for organizations.
Taking the Dude Out of the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Supply chain logistics is on the dawn of a not-so-distant era, as robotics and artificial intelligence replace humans for the delivery and transport of goods across the supply chain.
Follow the Roadmap to Digital Transformation
Susan Fourtané  
2/20/2018   Post a comment
A focus on four key areas, including direction, experience, culture, and technology, can put the supply chain on the path to digital transformation, a new report said.
Politics & Manufacturing: A Guide to Unraveling the Issues
Philip Stoten  
2/20/2018   (2) comments
New legislation in Europe, an election in the United States, or a policy by China all impact the day to day business of the electronics industry. Let us count the ways...
Rx Needed: Current Costing Practices Yield Little Accurate Info
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/19/2018   Post a comment
Barriers exist between the finance and supply chain functions but to get useful costing information it is critical to break down those walls.
AI Transforms Supply Chain Activities
Rajesh Kalidindi  
2/19/2018   Post a comment
Workers aren't too worried about machines replacing them, by some accounts. At the same time, humans are going to have to learn to work cooperatively with artificial intelligence.
Setting a Path to Process Automation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/16/2018   Post a comment
The road to process automation can be uphill and winding, but the benefits to getting there can be huge.
Living in the Shadow of Amazon: Learn the Lessons
Puga Sankara  
2/16/2018   Post a comment
Amazon is the elephant in the room where any supply chain conversation is happening. It's possible to take some good distribution center from those strategies.
5 Industrial Trends Transforming the Industrial Space
Simon Bhadra  
2/15/2018   Post a comment
E-commerce trends are changing the supply chain landscape, making transformation the word of the day.
What's the Scoop: Artificial Intelligence in the Smart Factory
Philip Stoten  
2/14/2018   (5) comments
AI will be finding its way into smart factory solutions this year.We decided to ask the experts to find out how much progress we can expect once we unleash the power of this game changing technology.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain: Right to Repair Bill Ramifications
Pablo Valerio  
2/13/2018   (1) comment
Legislatures on both sides of the Atlantic are working towards regulations that will force manufacturers to make it easier to repair electronic devices. Some go as far as requiring that batteries are user replaceable. These new regulations, when enacted, will have a significant impact on manufacturing and the supply chain.
Breaking Through the Knowledge Barrier
Jerry Marino  
2/12/2018   (2) comments
Open knowledge bottlenecks and silos that strangle your organization.
Industry Pundits Look at Digital Disruption
Puga Sankara  
2/9/2018   Post a comment
A panel of industry luminaries tackled a range of questions about how digitalization is disrupting everything, and now organizations came out ahead.
Supply Chain Bets on Blockchain Benefits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2018   Post a comment
Many supply chain pros believe that blockchain has a potential deliver a business advantage.
US Tops the List for Disruptive Events to Supply Chain This Year
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/8/2018   Post a comment
In 2017, for the first time, the United States was the most impacted region in the world in terms of natural disasters and weather related events.
A Breakout Year for Product Uptime: Service as Product
Gary Brooks  
2/8/2018   Post a comment
0ne critical business function that is ripe for transformation is after-sales service - the service original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) deliver after the initial sales of their products.
Publisher's Perspective: We Become What We Behold
Victor Gao  
2/7/2018   Post a comment
In this first column of 2018, the publisher of AspenCore reflects on our journey the last three years and glimpses AspenCore's future
HP Announces 3D Printer for Full-Color Prototypes
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/6/2018   (2) comments
HP aims to put affordable 3D printing into the hands of small and mid-sized manufacturers who want to design and prototype.
Head in the Cloud: Forging a Path for the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/5/2018   (1) comment
Ubiquitous cloud platforms make an end to end supply chain increasingly possible, and the result is a better customer experience.
Millennials Identified as Potential Supply Chain Pros
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/2/2018   Post a comment
Millennial workers can be a huge boon to organizations looking to bolster supply chain talent.
Weighing Build Versus Buy with Supply Chain Apps
Puga Sankara  
2/2/2018   (1) comment
Having the right IT in the supply chain is critical. As always, organizations continue to need to weigh out whether to make what they need or buy the right solution.
Experts Leave: Don't Lose Supply Chain Knowledge Too
Jerry Marino  
2/1/2018   (3) comments
As key employees depart, they take expertise and proprietary knowledge with them. This is especially true of supply chain professionals, where there is today a large talent gap.
Mergers Present O2C Challenges for Semiconductor Companies
Dan Reeve  
1/31/2018   (2) comments
When semiconductor companies merge, automated O2C systems can make the process easier.
Tech Distributors Grow & Change, Security & Cloud Top Concerns
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/30/2018   (2) comments
Technology distributors are pursuing new markets and the result is a rosy financial outlook for the industry, according to a new report.
5 Applications for Collaborative, Automated Mobile Robots
Ed Mullen  
1/29/2018   Post a comment
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) automate tasks in a simple, efficient, and cost-effective way.
Smart Manufacturing: The Technology Matters
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/26/2018   (3) comments
Investing in the right underlying technologies is key to successfully implementing smart factory capabilities.
Automation Smooths Out Seasonal Peaks & Valleys
Puga Sankara  
1/26/2018   (1) comment
Traditional manual systems for tracking warehouse workers don't give enough visibility. Today's tools, though, offer a better answer.
Special Delivery: How Logistics Providers are Slashing Inefficiencies with Machine Learning & IoT
Raghu Ramanathan  
1/25/2018   Post a comment
When we look at transportation industries today, we see good use tools already ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), computer processing power, Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain. Collectively, they have the potential to change business drastically.
The Importance of Brand Consistency in the Supply Chain
David Kerr  
1/24/2018   (2) comments
Strong brands create more memorable companies and leave better impressions on customers, and that has a direct impact on your bottom line.
10 Cities, 12 Days: Add Savings to Supply Chain Travel
Glenn Adriance  
1/24/2018   (2) comments
Traveling to 10 cities in 12 days can be stressful, but you only need one good corporate travel booking tool to pull it off successfully.
Canada to Become Main U.S. Supplier of Cobalt & Nickel
Pablo Valerio  
1/23/2018   Post a comment
Soon American manufacturers could get needed minerals from their Canadian neighbors, dramatically simplifying the supply chain.
3 Ways Manual Sourcing Costs Businesses More Than Just Time
Andrew Durlak  
1/23/2018   (1) comment
Many organizations fear change and hang on to outdated systems. Manual sourcing, however, carries a bigger price tag than you might expect.
EBN@C-Level: Stress Test Procurement, Logistics, & Operations for Business Betterment
Nicole DiGiose  
1/22/2018   Post a comment
EBN spoke with consultant Steven J. Bowen, to find out how new tax code changes may impact the supply chain.
5 Manufacturing Trends Poised to Take Off in 2018
Sean Riley  
1/22/2018   Post a comment
In the coming year, electronics manufacturers will move from digital transformation as a buzzword to making it an actionable corporate culture.
Making the Most of Supply Chain Tech: Manufacturers Leverage Process Mining
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/19/2018   Post a comment
A new approach called data process mining allows companies to turn IT data into actionable advice to increase supply chain efficiency.
Threat of Robot Warehouse Invasion Overblown
Puga Sankara  
1/19/2018   (1) comment
Everyone is talking about robots taking over the warehouse, but when you talk to people in the real world it's not such a simple equation.
3 Tips to Surviving (& Thriving) as the Only Female in the Room: Building a Successful Supply Chain Career
Kristi Naidech  
1/18/2018   Post a comment
After nearly two decades in the supply chain trenches, i've learned a few things that I wish i could have told myself when I started.
Looking Ahead: Supply Chain Experts Weigh in on 2018 Trends
Hans Veenendaal  
1/17/2018   Post a comment
Just as many people set personal resolutions, the start of the new year is a great opportunity for brands to revisit their business strategy and objectives for their supply chains.
Supply Chain Globalization Velocity Challenged
Paul Washicko  
1/16/2018   Post a comment
Visibility is crucial in creating stability and reliability for the global supply chain to minimize both risk and cost.
Data Rocks at CES: 10 Things You Missed if You Didn't Attend
Philip Stoten  
1/15/2018   Post a comment
Supply chain pros have been talking about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 5G and other technologies for awhile. Now, at CES, they are hitting prime time.
Blockchain: The Missing Link for Transparent Supply Chain Management
Swapnil Shende  
1/15/2018   (1) comment
Blockchain for the supply chain network has the potential to benefit many industries in terms of flexibility, validation and security of transactions.
5 Trends Impacting Logistics in 2018
Sam Mikles  
1/12/2018   Post a comment
The forces that made 2017 a wild ride for supply chain professionals will continue with increased speed in 2018.
The Power of Amazon Prime: Changing People's Habits Changes the Game
Puga Sankara  
1/12/2018   Post a comment
Amazon's service levels shift buyer expectations and that expectation has shifted the buying habits of many consumers.
10 Trends Shaping Manufacturing in the Next Five Years
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/11/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with two iDC analysts to drill down into their biggest predictions about how manufacturing and service will evolve in the next five years in more detail.
Changing World Redefines After-Sales Service for OEMs
Anders Grudén  
1/11/2018   Post a comment
Manufacturers need to adapt to major social, demographic and economic trends, while still increasing customer satisfaction and improving financial performance. The best path forward is to redefine service.
2018 Global Outlook Challenges Planning Assumptions
Pamela Passman  
1/10/2018   Post a comment
2018 promises to bring an increasingly challenging environment for companies of all sizes. FSG’s director for global economics Antonio Martinez talks about what to watch for in the year ahead.
Manufacturing the Smart Way
Logical Link  
1/9/2018   Post a comment
Digital twins may help industrial manufacturers cross the Internet of Things divide, and allow manufacturers to innovate supply chain practices, monitor remote assets and improve overall decision-making, according to ABI.
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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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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.