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Catch the Boon of the WMS Domino Effect
Eric Allais  
9/27/2018   Post a comment
A WMS can have a positive ripple effect over an entire organization, from human resources to the C-suite. It’s time to make the domino effect work for your organization.
EBN@C-Level: Fitbit Leverages Supply Chain to Make Everyone Healthier
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/26/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with Kevin Purser, head of global supply chain sourcing & procurement at Fitbit to find out about the company’s supply chain strategy.
The Perils of Poor Accounting Information
Raef Lawson  
9/25/2018   (1) comment
Tremendous changes have taken place in the business environment during the past fifty years. Meanwhile, the managerial costing practices followed by many organizations today are little different than they were fifty years ago.
Major Technology Trends Affect Retail Supply Chains in 2018
Spencer Askew  
9/24/2018   (1) comment
A recent study reveals many of the challenges and opportunities present in the retail sector. As the industry gets more complex and demanding, retail organizations are making significant innovations to combat these changes and enable new chances for growth.
Climate & Supply Chain: Risk Versus Reward
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/21/2018   Post a comment
Climate change should top the list of concerns for global electronics OEMs.
Celebrating Junko Yoshida
Bolaji Ojo  
9/20/2018   Post a comment
This week, Junko Yoshida bagged the award for “Most Engaging Content” at the annual AutoSens event in Brussels.
Advanced MP Sale Boosts America II Growth
Barbara Jorgensen  
9/20/2018   (1) comment
One of the electronics industry’s largest hybrid distributors – America II Electronics—has acquired another leading hybrid, Advanced MP Technology.
Good Things Come in Small Packages: A Capacitor Technology Update
Daniel West  
9/19/2018   Post a comment
Electronic components such as capacitors, resistors, diodes, and RF filters are getting smaller and better thanks to a number of scientific and technical advances.
Understand Supply Chain History or Be Doomed to Repeated Shortages
Barbara Jorgensen  
9/19/2018   (1) comment
The electronics supply chain has learned a lot since 2001, but somehow it ended up with another supply imbalance.
What Does Automation Mean for Supply Chain Marketing & Sales?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/18/2018   (6) comments
Automation can benefit sales and marketing for supply chain and logistics industries, driving efficiencies and increasing leads.
IIoT Puts Manufacturers In the Sights of Cybercriminals
Ann R. Thryft  
9/14/2018   (1) comment
Why is the IIoT so vulnerable to cyberattacks? We talked to industrial control systems and operational technology specialists at major cybersecurity solutions providers, as well as key industry analysts, to suss out the answers.
Keeping it All Running with IIoT: Visibility, Control, & Agility for Manufacturing
Srivats Ramaswami  
9/13/2018   (1) comment
The convergence of IIoT with advanced analytics, big data capabilities, and emerging technologies has opened a world of innovation, automation, and optimization opportunities for manufacturers worldwide.
EBN@C-Level: Industry Veteran Offers Snapshot of High-Tech Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/12/2018   (3) comments
We sat down with Akhil Oltikar, co-founder and CEO of Omnics, which makes supply chain planning solutions, to talk about the ins and outs of the shifting supply chain landscape.
Blockchain & the Big Supply Chain Infrastructure Puzzle
Pratik Soni  
9/11/2018   (3) comments
Blockchain presents a radical, new way to tie everything in the global electronics supply chain together.
Vishay Intertechnology Diversifies as End-Markets Expand
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/10/2018   (1) comment
Known for specialized components, Vishay is enjoying the opportunity to sell to a broader audience in the face of demand that is outstripping supply.
HP Announced Metals 3D Printing Technology for Mass Production
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/10/2018   (5) comments
HP announced its Metal Jet Technology that promises production speeds for metal 3D printed parts that provide low cost and high quality.
GM Secures Supplier Ecosystem with Coding Standards
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
GM is setting software standards for its suppliers in hopes of maximizing safety.
IoT-Based Labor Management Systems Offer Big Benefits
Puga Sankara  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
A labor management system can leverage IoT capabilities to get the most out of workers.
Electronics Leads U.S. Manufacturing's Hot Streak
Barbara Jorgensen  
9/6/2018   Post a comment
The PMI is on the rise indicating a surge among U.S. manufacturers in the United States.
California Prop 65 Update Potentially Impacts Electronics Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/5/2018   (6) comments
California's Prop 65 update should have electronics companies working or selling in the state to think about what they are putting in their products.
How One Supply Chain Company Ensures Employee Loyalty
Chad Eudy  
9/3/2018   (4) comments
The job market is competitive, so you must connect with your employees early and often or they will be gone. Here's some ways to make that happen.
Employees Mostly Happy, Labor Day Survey Finds
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2018   Post a comment
Is there such a thing as Labor Day resolutions? High-tech leaders should commit to retaining good hires and increasing their job satisfaction.
5 Market Disruptions Transforming Manufacturing
Gary Brooks  
8/30/2018   (1) comment
Manufacturers are seeing a shift towards servitization, or selling outcomes as opposed to strictly selling products, a reality that is stretching the traditional supply chain to reach the end customer experience.
Why Crowd Funded Hardware Projects Fail
Thomas Smiley  
8/29/2018   Post a comment
There are at least five common mistakes that block a great crowdsourced hardware product fail to move from idea to real.
Exploding the Myth of the Simple Digital Twin
Luc Janssen  
8/28/2018   (1) comment
We've been talking about digital twins for awhile now. However, the newest applications and capabilities are changing the definition completely.
TSMC WannaCry Infection Forces Shutdowns, Financial Losses
Christopher Morales  
8/27/2018   Post a comment
The recent TSMC virus disaster highlights the keen challenges of the modern manufacturing supply chain.
China Reminds Us What Makes America Great
Puga Sankara  
8/24/2018   (1) comment
China is pretty impressive, but it made me think about what makes America great...something that the manufacturing industry should not forget.
Chasing the Purple Unicorn: Attracting Supply Chain Superstars
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/24/2018   (1) comment
Supply chain and procurement roles have a lot to offer recent grads, but organizations need to market the opportunities and make good choices.
Securing the Machine-Connected Supply Chain
Mark Morley  
8/23/2018   (2) comments
Production robots are becoming more complex, intelligent and self-aware by the day. Now is the time that connected security is becoming more critical than ever before.
Supply Chain & Cybersecurity: Hackers Take Aim
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/22/2018   (1) comment
Global electronic manufacturers are at greater risk than ever before and may be at the top of the hit list for many cyber-criminals, espionage and hacktivist groups looking for an opportunity to disrupt key business activities, steal intellectual property (IP) and achieve monetary, strategic and political gain.
Mitigate Direct Materials Risk in an Uncertain Market
Vishal Patel  
8/21/2018   Post a comment
The breadth of direct materials risks is broad. Here's a look at what OEMs need to be thinking about.
The Race Is On: Trade Wars, AI Leadership & 5G
Philip Stoten  
8/20/2018   (2) comments
AI is the newest battlefront for the race to domination. Unfortunately, tariffs and trade wars have to be factored into the equation.
EBN@C-Level: SAP Ariba President Speaks to the Evolution of Strategic Procurement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/17/2018   (3) comments
We sat down with Barry Padgett, president of SAP Ariba to find out a little more about his company and ask about the most exciting trends in the procurement software market.
Summer School for Buyers: Mobile OLED Displays
YJ Kim  
8/16/2018   (2) comments
OLED displays are becoming increasingly commonplace, representing a market with huge upside potential.
3 Digital Transformation Trends Driving Long-Term Organic Growth
Vivek Joshi  
8/15/2018   (1) comment
Moving past productivity-focused initiatives, industrial manufacturing leaders are now looking to improve three key areas of their sales, service and aftermarket operations through digital transformation: efficiency, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
Oracle Launches Cloud-Based Transportation & Trade Apps
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud aim to reduce costs, streamline trade regulatory compliance, and accelerate customer fulfillment.
Team Effort Makes Digital Transformation Real
Steve Smith  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
Advanced companies are going to embrace the technology innovations that enable them to digitize their entire operations. But to get there, everyone has to get on board.
Tap into the Promise of Brazil's e-Commerce Opportunity
Nadir Moreno  
8/13/2018   Post a comment
Brazil offers a huge opportunity for electronics OEMs, offering skyrocketing e-commerce sales.
Electronic Shortages Bad & Getting Worse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/10/2018   (2) comments
Everything from capacitors to hard disk drives is in short supply. There’s no end in sight.
Flatbed Truck Demand Spikes in the Market
Ed Moran  
8/9/2018   Post a comment
Truck shortages are likely to translate into delays if not properly managed. For manufacturers that could mean production halts and eroding customer satisfaction.
Summer School for Buyers: Technical Evolution of OLED DDIC
YJ Kim  
8/9/2018   (1) comment
OLED displays are becoming commonplace, particularly in smart phones. In order to understand where the technology is going, it's helpful to understand its history.
GrandCanals Upgrades Fulfillment & Delivery Platform with Real-Time Capabilities
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2018   (1) comment
Version 4.0 of GrandCanals Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud adds real time carrier delivery performance monitoring and alerts and tracking for customer deliveries to allow organizations to improve the customer experience and build loyalty through better visibility and proactive communication.
How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Supply Chain Management
Ken Gibson  
8/8/2018   (2) comments
With blockchain technology, hundreds if not thousands of computers can the supply chain management dream of timeliness and flexibility to reality.
Blogging Adds Value to a Supply Chain Company
Frank Cavallaro  
8/7/2018   (1) comment
A company blog hosted on a website offers supply chain companies a long-lasting social media resource to attract customers on the B2B buying journey.
EBN@C-Level: Fusion Worldwide on Component Shortages & Independent Distribution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/6/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with two executives from Fusion Worldwide, which sources, stocks and delivers electronic components and finished goods to a variety of customers to talk about the current shortages, as well as how the independent distribution market is evolving and changing.
Make U.S. High-Tech Manufacturing Tempting
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/3/2018   (1) comment
Manufacturing Day is just around the corner. It's time to think about raising the profile of high-tech electronics manufacturing in the United States.
Graduates Look to Tech Disruptors for Opportunity
Puga Sankara  
8/3/2018   Post a comment
New companies and new graduates can be a winning combination. Here's how to make the pairing work.
Develop a Proactive Plan for Tight Supply Situations
Mike Neunfinger  
8/2/2018   (1) comment
The global supply chain finds itself under perpetually shifting needs. When product supply is tight, decision makers must be prepared to quickly make assessments and re-route resources.
Summer School for Buyers: OLED DDIC
YJ Kim  
8/2/2018   (1) comment
This week, in week two of our four-week summer school for buyers, we’ll have a primer on the drivers used with OLED displays.
4 Best Practices to Drive Double-Digit OEM Growth
Vivek Joshi  
8/1/2018   (1) comment
Here are the four best practices to overall help service sales, marketing, and manufacturing leaders drive double digit growth in 2018.
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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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Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
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.