|
Blogs
Posts posted in March 2018
Amazon & Uber Digitize Logistics
Molly Connell  
3/30/2018   (3) comments
Well-known companies originally not focused on logistics\ are devoting more and more attention to shipping and the power of digitization.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Eco Design
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
3/29/2018   (3) comments
Getting the design of the supply chain right at the start is key to success as is communications and collaboration up and down that supply chain.
Retaining Women in Tech Takes More Than Training
Ariella Brown  
3/28/2018   (1) comment
To assure the supply of qualified people coming in to the high-tech electronics supply chain, we have to stop thinking in terms in terms of stereotypes and clear the way for women to get on board.
Cyberattacks on American Factories Are Real
Frank Cavallaro  
3/27/2018   Post a comment
The threat of cyberattack is real. In fact, American factories have quietly been growing more and more susceptible to threats over time.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Mexico Manufacturing
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
3/27/2018   Post a comment
Competitive labor costs and proximity to the world’s largest consumer market make Mexico an excellent location to manufacture electronics and other goods.
3 Startups Hoping to Blockchain the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
3/26/2018   (2) comments
Ahead of the almost inevitable wave of startups yet to be created for supply chain-related requirements, we found three companies that sparked our interest.
Tips For Manufactures in Mexico to Boost Industrial Purchases
Michael Cuesta  
3/26/2018   (1) comment
Smart manufactures realize that e-commerce is creating plenty of opportunity in Mexico, one of the world’s largest exporting countries.
Build a Data-Driven Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/23/2018   Post a comment
For logistics providers and manufacturers, the right sort of data can increase efficiency without cutting profitability.
42 Grams Movie Teaches Team Building
Puga Sankara  
3/23/2018   (2) comments
I saw a great movie lately, and it pointed to a great reminder about management basics.
Embedded SIMs to Replace Standard SIM Cards & Secure IoT
Pablo Valerio  
3/22/2018   (1) comment
Currently, embedded SIMs (which enable OTA provisioning) are only used in Apple's iPads and high-end wearables. Soon they will appear in basic industrial and consumer IoT devices, replacing standard SIMs and M2M modules. Carriers, however, are still reluctant to use the technology in large IoT projects.
Customer Centricity & the Supply Chain: One Manufacturer's Perspective
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/22/2018   Post a comment
By moving from a supply driven to a demand driven model, Schneider Electric has leveraged its supply chain in innovative ways.
Trade Tools Deliver Freight Visibility & Transparency
Barbara Jorgensen  
3/21/2018   Post a comment
Freight providers should be providing tools to help customers maximize their choices.
Contract Visibility Essential for Effective Procurement
Jin Ro  
3/21/2018   Post a comment
Visibility into contracts reveals savings and improves risk management assessment. Unfortunately, many organizations fail to leverage technology to make the most of the opportunities.
Promise of Technology Changes Factory of the Future
Davina McDonnell  
3/20/2018   (3) comments
For manufacturing specifically, IoT and the adoption of Industry 4.0 has revolutionized the industry allowing manufacturers to be more efficient, smarter, and more connected to their supply chain and customers alike.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Collaborate, Connect
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
3/20/2018   (1) comment
We gathered a few industry luminaries discuss the Industry 4.0 projects they have been working on together, to find out the process, and the deliverables in terms of customer value of these strong connections and collaborative efforts.
6 Steps that Help OEMs Cope with Shorter Product Life Cycles
Mary E. Shacklett  
3/19/2018   Post a comment
Shorter time to market and a continuous stream of new products are putting extreme pressure on electronics supply chains. By enhancing collaboration, supply chain managers can manage better.
The Imperative for Global Supply Chain Systems Design
Grant Sernick  
3/19/2018   Post a comment
While it is clear that supply chain managers need to move their products faster, cheaper, and with greater predictability, it is equally clear that managers are not thinking broadly enough in their process and systems design to enable real improvement.
10 Factories that Set the Standard for Manufacturing
Karli Jaenike  
3/16/2018   Post a comment
These 10 fabulous factories trace the evolution of manufacturing plants where humans and machines work side by side to create something unprecedented.
Global Shipping Trends Optimize Supply Chain Logistics
Tommaso Tamburnotti  
3/15/2018   (1) comment
Logistics customers are expecting some of the same perks they get as consumers to be available when buying for business. Here's a look at the biggest shifts in global shipping.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & the Future of E-Textiles
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
3/15/2018   Post a comment
E-textiles are coming into their own so we talk to industry experts about the potential of this nascent market.
Securing Data Privacy & the Law Forcing Compliance
Logical Link  
3/14/2018   (1) comment
Companies struggle to understand what "privacy by design" will look like as Europe's latest data privacy regulations come into effect May 2018.
Trumponomics & New Tariffs Impact Tech Sector Future
Apek Mulay  
3/14/2018   Post a comment
Trumponomics will lead to near term stock market growth, but will quickly be followed by an inevitable crash.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & the STEM Workforce of the Future
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
3/13/2018   Post a comment
A big talent gap in both high tech and supply chain demand that we, as an industry, figure out ways to get students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)0-related job.
5 Ways Enterprise Labeling Changes the Supply Chain
Josh Roffman  
3/13/2018   Post a comment
It's critical to identify, understand and measure how labeling has a strategic impact on your supply chain and your company's business growth.
12 Tech-Savvy Cars That Get an Environmental Thumbs Up
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/12/2018   (1) comment
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 21st annual GreenerCars vehicle ratings that pointed to a dozen of the most environmentally friendly automotive offerings.
3 Real Ways IIoT Disrupts Supply Chains
Dan Roberts  
3/12/2018   (1) comment
The opportunity to capture more efficient operations, improved customer experience, or new revenue opportunities is pushing many OEMs toward a supply chain enhanced by the industrial Internet of Things.
Mapping the Manufacturing Capitals of the World
Vishal Chhatralia  
3/9/2018   Post a comment
The landscape of global manufacturing leadership is constantly shifting. Here's a snapshot of the last decade.
Innovating to Create Mobile Managers in the Warehouse
Puga Sankara  
3/9/2018   (1) comment
The warehouse should embrace a digital mobile reality, but what is the right path forward?
A Rainy-Day Guide to Predictive Analytics
Mike Raftery  
3/8/2018   Post a comment
Let's take predicting the weather as an allegory for the evolution of analytics from descriptive to prescriptive analytics.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Digital Building Blocks
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
3/8/2018   Post a comment
A handful of industry execs talk about the technology building blocks being leveraged by high-tech OEMs to achieve smart factory or industry 4.0 solutions.
Race to Logistics Automation: Amazon Approaching the Finish Line
Susan Fourtané  
3/7/2018   Post a comment
Amazon's plans to compete with USPS and FedEx have finally been announced. What does this mean for the future of the logistics industry?
6 Inspiring Women Empowering Digital Transformation
Erich Hoch  
3/7/2018   (3) comments
Six female industry veterans at Jabil offer their perspectives about the digital revolution and what it means for the high-technology manufacturing industry.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & a Connected Factory Standard
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
3/6/2018   (2) comments
At the Apex Expo 2018, it was clear that the industry has a lot of energy around creating a smart factory standard. We sat down with some of the industry professionals leading the charge to find out more.
10 Bright Predictions for the New World Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/6/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with IDC's Simon Ellis to talk about the biggest supply chain trends, and especially how they might affect electronics original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contract manufacturers, and other industry players.
Data Security, Trust & Privacy Get MWC Nod
Logical Link  
3/5/2018   (6) comments
Security, trust, and privacy concerns winning more MWC attention as IoT possibilities explode with the coming reality of 5G networks and company face GDPR compliance.
Digital Supply Chain: You Need to Change. But How?
Simon Knowles  
3/5/2018   (2) comments
Digital technologies can be both disruptive and transformational. By building a clear strategy, organizations can capture the benefits in the chaos.
The Smart Factory: How Smart Manufacturing Is Changing the Electronics Industry
Rose Martin  
3/2/2018   (3) comments
Although smart factories may seem like science fiction, the technology is available to make it happen for electronics OEMs.
3PL Panacea: The Flexible Mobile Supply Chain Platform
Puga Sankara  
3/2/2018   Post a comment
For 3PLs, flexibility is key to winning and keeping business. A mobile supply chain platform is key to creating and maintaining that flexibility.
Make Environmental Compliance Part of Product Development
Chuck Cimalore  
3/1/2018   (1) comment
Product Lifecycle Management technology empowers companies to be in control of their compliance data and create cost effective and efficient compliance management processes. By making environmental compliance an integral part of the standard product development process, you will have the power to bring compliant products to market faster without sacrificing profit margin.




Twitter Feed
EBN Online Twitter Feed
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!
Archived Dialogues
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.