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Posts posted in December 2017
Competitive Leverage: Make Digital Demand Management a New Year Resolution for 2018
Matthew Lekstutis  
12/29/2017   Post a comment
In 2018, resolve to use digital demand management to optimize flow of goods by sensing and responding to demand throughout the supply network to the delight of customers.
Reshoring Initiative & Intellilink Seek Project Partner
Nicole DiGiose  
12/28/2017   (1) comment
The Reshoring Initiative and Intellilink are collaborating to find a company who wants to be a guinea pig to see if back office processes (BOPs) can be reshored competitively using local U.S.-based staff and robotic process automation (RPA) software.
Procurement Pros Know the Differences Between E-Signatures & Digital Signatures
David Kerr  
12/27/2017   Post a comment
What is the difference between digital signatures and e-signatures? Are they interchangeable? What does this mean for supply chain and procurement professionals?
Automating the Headaches Out of O2C
Adrienne Wilson  
12/26/2017   Post a comment
The O2C process is a key part of any business. Automating can make it better.
Modern Tech Adoption Brings Boons for Electronics OEMs
Rose Martin  
12/26/2017   Post a comment
Modern and innovative technologies help OEMs satisfy customer’s demands, making adoption of smart SCM critical.
Auto Repair & Santa: How to Create a Great Workplace
Rob Bernshteyn  
12/25/2017   Post a comment
An auto repair shop in Brooklyn taught me some important lessons about how to build a thriving organization.
Trump Tax Overhaul & the Future of Tech Industry
Apek Mulay  
12/22/2017   Post a comment
Today's news about tax cuts will likely impact the high-tech industry as well as the country at large.
Recapping a Year of Supply Chain Trends
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/22/2017   (1) comment
A look at the big buzzwords in supply chain this year tells us something about what to expect in 2018.
3D Printing, Servitization & IoT: 3 Developments Transform Manufacturing in 2018
Antony Bourne  
12/22/2017   (2) comments
Manufacturers need to pay attention to the three developments that have the potential to disrupt the entire industry in 2018.
Total Landed Cost Analysis: Identifying Hidden Costs in Global Supply Chains
Gelston Howell  
12/21/2017   Post a comment
Global OEMs often overlook a careful analysis of total landed cost, but as an exercise it can point to better business decisions.
Logistics Management: Top Tech Aids Shipping Forecast
Susan Fourtané  
12/21/2017   Post a comment
Forecasting accurate demand on logistics improves capacity utilization, increases revenues, lowers costs, improves overall decision making, and reduces the environmental footprint.
Distributors & Designers: Partnering in New Ways
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/20/2017   Post a comment
The convergence of new technologies and new business pressures is changing the way designers work—and the distribution sector is having to evolve along with them.
Why Mobilizing Field Operations Matters
April Rassa  
12/20/2017   Post a comment
Moving from manual; and paper-based systems to mobile applications offers sound improvement for field operations.
Optimize Holiday Inventory for Maximum Profits
Paris Gogos  
12/19/2017   (1) comment
Collaboration is the key to overcoming challenges to holiday inventory optimization. Learn how manufacturers and retailers can work together to optimize seasonal inventory for maximum profits.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & Artificial Intelligence
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
12/19/2017   Post a comment
Data for data's sake achieves nothing, but AI may be just what's needed to help the manufacturing industry reach smart factory nirvana.
Modern Day Silk Road Logistics Could Open New High-Tech Markets
Logical Link  
12/18/2017   Post a comment
The BTK Railway closes an overland cargo gap in transcontinental logistics, reduces delivery time and creates new transportation options and possible new markets for many industries, including the high-tech sector.
8 Retail 4.0 Trends Driving the Industry
Erich Hoch  
12/15/2017   (2) comments
Traditional retail, a critical channel for electronics OEMs, will survive, but in a new reality known as Retail 4.0.
How e-Commerce Has Shifted Holiday Shopping
Mike Comstock  
12/15/2017   Post a comment
Leveraging the Internet and mobile technology in commerce has changed the consumer experience and, as a result, customer expectations are quite different than they were just a couple years ago.
Intel Takes On AI
Ariella Brown  
12/14/2017   Post a comment
Intel’s chief data scientist Bob RogersRlka about the company’s direction and the new possibilities opened up by machine learning, deep learning, and transfer learning.
6 Best Practices to Secure Supply Chain Data in 2018
Isaac Kohen  
12/13/2017   Post a comment
Four out of five cyberattacks originate from the supply chain. Supply chain managers and procurement officers need to be front line in creating a defense.
Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Shows OEMs Critically Unprepared, But Why?
Nicole DiGiose  
12/13/2017   (3) comments
so many manufacturers feel unprepared for the coming digital disruption for strategic sourcing and procurement. They have good reason for that.
New Cybersecurity Reg Puts Suppliers on the Defensive
Tam Harbert  
12/12/2017   Post a comment
A new cybersecurity regulation that goes into effect at the beginning of next year impacts all suppliers who supplies products on defense contracts.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017& Layers of Software
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
12/12/2017   Post a comment
To bring the concept of smart factories to reality, actionable data is the most critical ingredient. Implementing the right supply chain and manufacturing software and hooking it all together properly is the only way forward.
Auto OEMs Supply Chains Pave the Road to Green
Ariella Brown  
12/11/2017   Post a comment
New legislation in the UK has automotive OEMs looking at how to design and build electric vehicles efficiently and affordable.
Engineering Services Meet IoT
Mayank Bhushan  
12/11/2017   Post a comment
Traditional product engineering service providers are bringing new IoT engineering services to their OEM customers.
Additive Manufacturing Both Ubiquitous & Nascent
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/8/2017   Post a comment
Manufacturers are using 3D printing, but there's still plenty of room for growth from printing prototypes to printing production parts. When that shift comes, the supply chain will have to change with the times.
Container Shipping Capacity Problem May Be a Blessing in Disguise
B. Cameron Gain  
12/7/2017   Post a comment
Shipping capacity excess are likely to consider for the foreseeable future, a reality that will make those shipping materials happy.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & Cyber Physical Systems
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
12/7/2017   Post a comment
Cyber physical systems underpin and support Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory initiatives. We sat down with a panel of industry executives at Producxtronica to explore the trend.
Collaboration in Logistics: From Blockchain to the Physical Internet
Susan Fourtané  
12/6/2017   Post a comment
Take a virtual tour of the recent Logistics Meets Innovation 2017 Conference. The conference pointed to topics ranging from the idea of the physical internet for logistics, the importance of data, and analytics for collaboration, and what potential value blockchain technology can bring to the transportation and logistics industry.
Mobile Robots Replace Conveyor Belts for OEMs
Ed Mullen  
12/6/2017   Post a comment
Electronics manufacturer Kamstrup has doubled production without increasing labor costs or costly downtime from installing automated guided vehicles.
Power the Supply Chain Workforce with Mobile & AI
Amanda Nichols  
12/5/2017   Post a comment
Mobile and AI tech is critical to addressing the talent shortage and other logistics challenges.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & Combatting Counterfeiters
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
12/5/2017   Post a comment
Counterfeit electronics create more than a financial challenge to electronics manufacturers. It's alos an issue of safety. We asked industry experts what can be done.
Hybrid Modules Create Next Chip Packaging Revolution
Jim O'Reilly  
12/4/2017   (1) comment
The industry is looking to new schemes to increase performance and use less power and hybrid modules may be just what the doctor ordered.
Competitive Leverage: Look to the Future of Technology for Opportunities, Not Challenges
Matthew Lekstutis  
12/4/2017   (1) comment
in an era of digital transformation, disruptive technologies should be seen as opportunities.
6 Artificial Intelligence Technologies Enhancing Supply Chain Management
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/1/2017   Post a comment
Technology innovation allows organization to streamline the supply chain, but choosing where to invest is critical.
Avoid Pitfalls of Building a BOM
Alex Peron  
12/1/2017   Post a comment
Spotting potential problems .while building of a bill of materials may make the difference between a product's success and failure.




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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.