Nanotechnology & the Combat Against Counterfeit Goods
Scott Fletcher 4/29/2019 Post a comment
In 2018, counterfeit goods counted for more than 3% of global trade. With no signs of it slowing down, the U.S. government is trying to take matters into its own hands. However, companies don’t need to wait for guidelines on how to combat pirated goods. Implementing IoT and smart label technologies will allow organizations to track their assets through the supply chain and ensure consumers are buying authentic products.
Managing Global Risk as Trade Policies Fluctuate: SRM Solutions Explained
Steve Treagust 4/25/2019 (1) comment
Purchasing is central to most business processes, so software applications that can address the entire purchasing value chain and integrate tightly with other vital areas of a business are a real business asset. Such software can reduce non-value-added work, provide real-time insights and enable a company to have greater operational agility in relationships with suppliers.
"Earth Day" Mentality Here to Stay
Richard Howells 4/22/2019 Post a comment
As climate change issues continue to dominate political and social conversations, it is important that “sustainability” becomes more than just a corporate buzzword, especially for the global electronics supply chain.
Racecars & Printers: My Week at the Additive Manufacturers User Group
Philip Spagnoli Stoten 4/17/2019 Post a comment
I am a fan of additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. I’ve been following this sector for years, watching it develop from a hobbyist tool to a prototype solution, and now to a fully-fledged industrial technology. These developments are due, in no small part, to the companies now participating in the sector that range from small startups to large printer and consumables brands. Earlier this month, I attended the Additive Manufacturers User Group in Chicago, to see the latest and greatest from this fast-moving industry.
Shrinking Inventories Create Supply Chain Pitfalls
Glenn Hitchcock 4/16/2019 (1) comment
The current concerns about tariffs and the prospect of a weaker macro environment suggests the trend continues to be to drive inventories lower and, in our opinion, too low in some areas. Shortages may become the norm as the year progresses.
Supply Chain Roundtable: Better Data Drives Better Decisions
Philip Spagnoli Stoten 3/27/2019 Post a comment
The statement “Better data drives better decisions” may seem simple, but the analogy of “bad data in bad data out” has never been truer, or more significant. After all, we are not looking to collect data for its own sake, we are looking to collect and use data to derive better outcomes.
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 (3) 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.
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!