Posts posted in November 2013
Optimize Your Team for Success
Frank Cavallaro 11/29/2013 (14) comments
Most teams can decipher what needs to be done easily, but when it comes to the how, new or weak teams unravel. Here's how to avoid that pitfall.
Unreliable Mineral Supplies Impede US Innovation
Hal Quinn 11/22/2013 (10) comments
From the lithium in laptop and smartphone batteries, to the copper circuitry in satellites and the silicon in semiconductors, minerals are fundamental to America’s most innovative industries, including the electronics supply chain.
Shutdown Grazes Tech Supply Chain
Tam Harbert 11/21/2013 (4) comments
The federal government shutdown didn't bring business to a halt, but business did get grazed, and, as always, there will be an impact in the electronics supply chain.
Europe's Renewable Energy Is Costly -- for Now
B. Cameron Gain 11/20/2013 (13) comments
In the near term, the scenario would be bad for those whose livelihoods depend on the European supply chain, but the shift out of Europe because of high renewable energy costs would have little impact (if any) on global supply chain costs.
Instead of Going to China, Bring China to You
Logical Link 11/19/2013 (18) comments
For years, companies sent their manufacturing operations to China. Now with economic woes still hanging heavy over many developed countries' GDP growth potential, some nations are trying to get Chinese companies to send operations -- and investments -- their way.
Belly Up to the Bar (Code)
Malcolm Fuller 11/16/2013 (16) comments
Delta Controls, one of the largest independent manufacturers of building automation controllers, has started using bar codes to track their inventory and make their operations run more efficiently.
Next Step in PMBus Evolution
Dave Freeman 11/13/2013 (3) comments
As loads become more dynamic, there is a need to increase the PMBus throughput, so the new version of the PMBus standard extends the clock speed from 400 kHz to 1 MHz.
The NSA: Just One Threat to Supply Chain Security
B. Cameron Gain 11/5/2013 (12) comments
The recent Le Monde report has certainly added flames to the fire for those concerned about the potential security risks that the NSA poses to supply chains, especially for organizations with direct business ties to the United States.
The Key to Employee Retention
Frank Cavallaro 11/1/2013 (29) comments
While the time and expense of retaining an employee may seem daunting, the cost of losing an employee is much greater. Here's how to retain your employees.
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!