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Posts posted in October 2018
How Reverse Logistics Helps Organizations Gear Up Servitization
Charles Rathmann  
10/31/2018   (1) comment
As more and more North American manufacturers realize revenue from servitization and end-of-life management, streamlining the aftermarket service value chain is quickly becoming a focus area to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Product-oriented organizations can no longer afford to neglect reverse logistics in this process—their next software investment will need to ensure profitable returns, an enhanced customer experience and regulatory compliance.
E-Commerce Platforms: Are You Ready for the Cross-Border Tax Catastrophe?
Amy Morgan  
10/30/2018   (1) comment
A developing challenge around cross-border selling tax and duty compliance threatens to unleash a catastrophe of lost business driven by disgruntled sellers.
Software Supply Chain Risk Management: Enabling Resilience in National Critical Infrastructure
Joe Jarzombek  
10/29/2018   (1) comment
Organizations expanding the use of network-connectable devices need comprehensive software security initiatives to address weaknesses resulting from technological vulnerabilities and a lack of “cyber hygiene” (lack of caution) among those who develop and use software applications and software-reliant IoT devices.
Ownership Is Everything: The Data Integrous System of Record
Puga Sankara  
10/26/2018   Post a comment
Data integrity is key to success. Here's a look at how to think about the topic.
Brace for a Wave of Change in 2019: Procurement & Supply Chain Challenges
Vishal Patel  
10/25/2018   (1) comment
As we dive into this maelstrom of change in an effort to prepare for the year ahead, it is helpful to pick out some major trends that electronics manufacturers should incorporate into their strategic planning.
TE Connectivity Pushes the Envelope of Direct Online Sales
Barbara Jorgensen  
10/24/2018   Post a comment
TE Connectivity launched its TE Store to connect with a large population of global users that want to deal directly with them.
Oracle Extends Blockchain Offerings with Track & Trace, Transparency
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/23/2018   Post a comment
Oracle introduces blockchain applications aimed at enhancing traceability and transparency throughout the value chain.
When to Use an In-House Calculation Engine for Supply Chain Planning
Yu Liang  
10/22/2018   (5) comments
Take a look at best practices and some considerations of when to invest in an in-house engine before you make a choice.
Supply Chain Innovation Continues, But Slowly
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/19/2018   (1) comment
Organizations are optimistic about the promise of supply chain technology but implementation and adoption are slow.
25 Best Undergrad Supply Chain University Programs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/18/2018   Post a comment
Gartner compiled a list of the best and brightest programs for undergraduate supply chain studies.
Automate Accounts Receivable to Pay Faster & Make Customers Happy
Steve Smith  
10/17/2018   (2) comments
The electronics industry is all about getting paid, but the accounts payable process is complex. Automation avoids a lot of the headaches.
Why Inbound Marketing Is a Better Supply Chain Strategy Than Outbound
Frank Cavallaro  
10/16/2018   Post a comment
An inbound marketing strategy is better than outbound marketing for supply chain companies.
Unlock IIoT Value Through Service Assurance in Manufacturing Plants
Eileen Haggerty  
10/15/2018   Post a comment
With manufacturing so heavily reliant on IT service delivery, and the coordination of the entire process from production through sales and service to billing, it’s crucial that the availability of these services is assured through IIoT.
Digital Authentication Fights Counterfeiting
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/12/2018   (5) comments
Emerging technologies such as digital authentication are creating tools that are up to the task of safeguarding against fraudsters hoping to cash in with counterfeit components.
Master Electronics Offers OEMs Tariff Relief
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/11/2018   Post a comment
Distributor Master Electronics is trying to address the tariff challenge facing OEMs a little differently: Master has made itself a self-described tariff free zone.
Setting Up for Success: 4 Vital Metrics for Digital Transformation
Earl van As  
10/10/2018   (2) comments
Digitization requires businesses to pre-empt disruption and build transformation into their business model using good metrics in order to stay ahead.
OEMs Should Care: Looking at Aftermarket Engagement
Vivek Joshi  
10/9/2018   Post a comment
OEMs can boost revenues in big ways by generating continuing business after a customer makes a purchase.
Shortages & Price Hikes Leave Supply Chain in Disarray
Barbara Jorgensen  
10/8/2018   Post a comment
Despite expansion in the electronics industry, the headwinds of tariffs, component shortages and price hikes, are leaving the supply chain in disarray.
IoT of Octoberfest: Beer Company Toasts Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/5/2018   Post a comment
A small brewing company can teach electronics OEMs a lesson about blockchain.
The Benefits of Environment-Controlled Logistics for Product Integrity
Paul Washicko  
10/4/2018   Post a comment
All transportation modes present environmental risks to shipments and the electronics industry is particular prone to this type of damage. Here's how technology can help.
How OEMs Can Regain Control of Their Cash Conversion Cycle
Dennis Menefee  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
In a market defined by ever-extending payment terms, OEMs need to concentrate on where their cash conversion cycle can be crunched the most to save working capital.
Augmented Reality Enables Next-Level Supply Chain Visualization
Mark Morley  
10/2/2018   (1) comment
Today IoT, AI, drones, 3D printing, blockchain, and augmented reality (AR) are all jostling for the attention of CIO budgets. Let’s see how augmented reality could impact tomorrow’s supply chains.
6 Ways Automation Solutions Streamline Electronics Supply Chains
Steve Smith  
10/1/2018   Post a comment
Automation solutions essentially streamline supply chain operations, making them more efficient, faster, and less costly.




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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
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.