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Posts posted in April 2018
European eCall Regulation Now in Effect
Pablo Valerio  
4/30/2018   Post a comment
The European eCall regulation, which mandates all new vehicles be equipped with GPS and cellular automated emergency calling system, poses a significant challenge to the connected car industry and its supply chain.
Top Manufacturing Companies: Revenue per Employee
Tim Young  
4/27/2018   (1) comment
Good metrics produce truth. Look at revenue per employee and predict teh future of your company.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Conor Quarry, IBM
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/27/2018   (1) comment
We sat down with Conor Quarry, winner of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars recognition program to get his thoughts on the evolving role of analytics in the supply chain as well as to find out more about his thoughts on the modern supply chain and the career potential of the supply chain field.
Blockchain & the Gold Standard for a Conflict-Free Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
4/26/2018   (1) comment
Blockchain has the potential to address some of the supply chain challenges inherent in managing the issue of conflict minerals.
Stocking the Digital Warehouse with Additive Manufacturing
Matt Sand  
4/25/2018   Post a comment
With metal 3D printing processes, the warehouse of the future may largely exist online,.
Is the Tesla the Next Honda Accord?
Frank Cavallaro  
4/24/2018   Post a comment
If the auto industry hits expected sales growth, it will be a boon to the electronics industry, as the number of cars with electronic components and the number of electronic components in each car grows by leaps and bounds.
AI, Machine Learning & Modern Manufacturing Productivity
Gary Brooks  
4/24/2018   (1) comment
Predictive analytics is poised to open up business intelligence doors for manufacturers, and also have a dramatic impact on productivity. Here's three areas that will benefit most
Building a Tech Nation
Victor Gao  
4/23/2018   (1) comment
This week in his final letter as publisher of ASPENCORE, Victor Gao reflects on a recent dinner with IEEE Fellow and former Portuguese Secretary of State for Education José Franca, and together, they revisit a shared passion: How does a nation remake itself into a technology powerhouse?
A State of the Hard Drive Address
Jim O'Reilly  
4/23/2018   (3) comments
Solid state drives are pushing hard disk drives into potentially being just a technology in our memories.
Component Shortages Define First Half of 2018...& Beyond
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/20/2018   (4) comments
Component shortages, which plagued the industry last year, are likely continue and even get worse.
9 Rising Supply Chain Stars Set the Bar for the Electronics Industry
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/19/2018   Post a comment
The winners of its 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program includes promising young professionals working in the high-tech and electronics sectors at well-known component makers, distributors, and contract manufacturers.
Virtual Reality Creates New Reality for Field Service in the Supply Chain
Manuel Grenacher  
4/19/2018   Post a comment
The most innovative virtual reality technologies are set to make waves in supply chain field service in 2018 and beyond.
Omnichain: The Cloud Approach to Supply Chain Operations for SMBs
Gavin Davidson  
4/18/2018   (1) comment
If a faster, more cost-effective business is on your agenda, it’s time to think in terms of the omnichain.
Tesla's Supply Chain Miracle Dissected
B. Cameron Gain  
4/17/2018   (1) comment
Tesla nearly made its goals for Q1 production...and a lot of the credit goes to smart supply chain changes.
Auto Makers Find a Million Reasons to Measure Defective Parts Per Billion in 2018
Michael Schuldenfrei  
4/17/2018   (1) comment
Whether in consumer electronics, autonomous cars, or IOT systems, every detail of the manufacturing process is becoming “mission-critical.” One small defect at any point in a supply chain can have colossal ramifications.
EBN@C-Level: Cogiscan's Francois Monette Paints a Picture of the Factory of the Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/16/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with François Monette, chief sales and marketing officer at Cogiscan to get his thoughts about where smart manufacturing is going and how technology is going to transform the supply chain.
IoT & the Future of the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/13/2018   (1) comment
The positive impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology on supply chain related processes is likely to be immense.
What's the Scoop: Blockchain & the Supply Chain
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
4/12/2018   Post a comment
There's a lot of hype around block chain. We decided to talk to some industry leaders to sort out what's real and what's wishful thinking when it comes to the promise of blockchain in the supply chain.
AI/Machine Learning Streamlines Trade Finance
Veena Gundavelli  
4/11/2018   (2) comments
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) promise to revolutionize business. They are good at exactly the processes where humans are poor – complicated, well-defined tasks that demand constant attention to detail.
Terrifying Tariffs: U.S. Manufacturers Brace for Disruption
Barbara Jorgensen  
4/10/2018   Post a comment
In the wake of changes in U.S. tariffs, manufacturers are worried that the impact will be tough to take.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Actionable Data
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
4/10/2018   Post a comment
Data, data everywhere. It’s like water, if it’s not fit for consumption it’s no good to anyone. A focus on collecting data doesn’t serve us well, unless of course you’re selling data storage solution. What the industry needs to move from information to intelligence, is actionable data that improves and accelerates decision making. Better decision, made faster.
Automation Frees CSRs for Customer Care
Steve Smith  
4/9/2018   Post a comment
Manual business document processes keep customer service representatives (CSRs) from focusing on their primary concern: the customer. Automating those processes can greatly improve the customer experience and the bottom line.
You Can't Improve What You Can't See: Controlling Your Delivery Network & Experience
Mike Comstock  
4/5/2018   (6) comments
Companies have turned fulfillment into a source of competitive differentiation equal in importance to brand, selection, and price.
Manufacturers Digitize to Compete with the Amazon Effect
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/5/2018   (1) comment
As consumer expect more from retailers, the pressure to perform is pushed upstream to the manufacturer. Digitalization is going to be a key part of staying ahead, a new survey found.
As the Skilled Labor Force Disappears, How Can Manufacturing Grow?
Bhavnesh Patel  
4/4/2018   (2) comments
Skilled laborers are leaving the workforce in droves. More than two million jobs will be unfulfilled. It’s time to start optimizing how we find and hire our limited supply of skilled laborers.
AspenCore's 2018 China IC Design Awards Identify Outstanding ICs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2018   (1) comment
Last week, at its China IC Leader Summit, AspenCore highlighted the products and companies leading the semiconductor industry today with the 2018 China IC Design Awards.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Cyber Physical Systems
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
4/3/2018   Post a comment
This discussion and debate around cyber physical systems consider how groups of machines, and therefore groups of vendors and their software systems, can work together to deliver enhanced value in the smart factory.
Answering 4 Common Questions About Autonomous Mobile Robots
Ed Mullen  
4/2/2018   (1) comment
Although we are starting to see real use of robots, , questions still remain about how they are being used and whether their human counterparts are safe working alongside them.




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