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Posts posted in May 2019
Returning Goods in the Era of Experiential Retail
Puga Sankara  
5/31/2019   (2) comments
Returns are the bane of many retailers existence, but to win in an increasingly competitive marketplace innovation is important.
A Better Way to Manage Your High-Value Electronics Shipments
Paul Washicko  
5/29/2019   Post a comment
Internet of Things (IoT) technology offers cost-effective smart solutions to reduce supply chain risk by providing visibility, alert notifications and data analytics that can help you make cost-saving refinements to your shipments.
Supply Chain Planning Systems Create Total Value
Michael Burnette  
5/28/2019   Post a comment
A supply chain planning system model can improve customer service and drive total value creation for global electronics OEMs.
Tariffs & Trade Wars with China Shape Supply Chain
Barbara Jorgensen  
5/24/2019   (1) comment
President Trumpís tariffs were initially seen as a blunt instrument that would force other countries to drop their trade barriers. Nearly a year into the U.S.-China trade war, tech companies are accepting constant supply uncertainty as ďthe new normal.Ē
Lots of Zeroes: Digging Deeper into Managing Intermittent Demand
Ken Fordyce  
5/23/2019   Post a comment
In the face of intermittent demand, we need to turn to the nuts and bolts of creating a demand estimate. The good news is that it's not as hard as you might think.
Huawei Suppliers Enjoy Three Months of Breathing Room
Brian Santo  
5/22/2019   Post a comment
The US Commerce Department has issued temporary license that will enable them to keep selling parts to Huawei through Aug. 20.
Are You Outgrowing Your Barcode Labeling Software?
Josh Roffman  
5/21/2019   Post a comment
Enterprise labeling plays an important role in the digital transformation by creating new efficiencies both throughout the enterprise and within global supply chains by empowering companies to deal with the nuances of todayís complex labeling requirements and regulations.
Supply Chain Pros Report High Job Satisfaction & Stability, Improved Gender Pay Parity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/20/2019   (1) comment
The supply chain profession boasts competitive salary levels and big benefits, including high job satisfaction.
3 Must-Knows as Servitization Arrives
Gary Brooks  
5/17/2019   (1) comment
Servitization is a new norm. Here are three key things OEMs need to do as they shift to a servitization-centered business model
21 High-Tech Companies Proving Good Ethics is Good Business
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/16/2019   Post a comment
Good ethical practices makes for good business. In this year's list of World's Most Ethical Companies, high-tech organizations distinguished themselves.
Every Link is Vital: Avoid Age Discrimination in Supply Chain
Bennett Glace  
5/15/2019   (1) comment
IBMís recent legal troubles have thrown age discrimination into the headlines once again. With both an influx and exodus of talent throughout Procurement, itís never been more important for organizations to eliminate biases and foster cross-generational collaboration. IBM provides an effective case study in how not to empower millennials or prepare procurement for its next strategic era.
Here's Why Supply Chain Companies Need to Try Live Video
Frank Cavallaro  
5/14/2019   Post a comment
Live video streaming offers businesses a cost-effective strategy for engaging with and appealing to todayís buyers.
ISM Semiannual Forecast Promises Revenue & Production Capacity Lifts
Gina Roos  
5/13/2019   Post a comment
Business growth looks good in 2019, according to ISMís Spring 2019 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Rising revenues are hopeful despite tariff woes.
Getting Engaged in the Era of Experiential Retail
Puga Sankara  
5/10/2019   Post a comment
Robots may be the future of manufacturing and supply chain, but that may make space for a new breed of people in retail.
Component Shortages Continue to Abound
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/10/2019   Post a comment
Components of many types remain in short supply. However, there are a few bright notes in the dark cloud.
Cyber Insurance Comes to High-Tech Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/9/2019   (1) comment
Manufacturing industry experiences second-highest number of cyber attacks, but companies are not adequately prepared to prevent and protect against damages. Cyber insurance may be a good investment.
Component Allocation: The Underrated Role of the Broker
Adrien Sandrini  
5/8/2019   Post a comment
In a variety of ways, independent distributors regulate prices during component allocation.
April Manufacturing Shows Soft Demand & Trade Slowdowns
Barbara Jorgensen  
5/7/2019   Post a comment
The manufacturing industry continues to grow but both trade indices fell into contraction territory for the first time in two years. Manufacturing executives point to the U.S./Mexico border, tariffs, and Brexit as potential long-term concerns.
Welcome to the Era of the Cyber Supply Chain
Vijay Chauhan  
5/6/2019   (1) comment
Hackers are taking aim at the supply chain but there are things electronics OEMs can do to foil the enemy.
Information Management Done Right: Why SIM is Integral to Global Supply Chain Management
Vishal Patel  
5/3/2019   (1) comment
. Supply chain information management (SIM) offers a rich set of supplier data collection, validation and management services across an entire organization.
3 Ways to Get More Value from Box Build Services
Michael Allen  
5/2/2019   (1) comment
When sourcing box build services, evaluate your suppliers' assembly tools and methods .
How Technology Can Connect the Global Supply Chain
Dheeraj Kohli  
5/1/2019   Post a comment
That lack of visibility and control continues throughout the supply chain. Technology can help add knowledge.




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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.