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Posts posted in June 2018
Image Enable Your Supply Chain, Block Chain Enable Your Images
Puga Sankara  
6/29/2018   Post a comment
Block chain is the next evolution in the history of technologies that have allowed collaboration and transparency in the supply chain.
What's Happened & What's Still to Come for Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018
Dan Clark  
6/28/2018   (1) comment
New regulations, a lack of drivers and the needs of digital-age consumers will cut into shippers’ bottom lines if not addressed. In order to combat these challenges, shippers must leverage technology to streamline their logistics operations.
Procurement: A Game Changer for Modern Product Launches
Vishal Patel  
6/27/2018   (7) comments
Smart procurement, sourcing, and supply chain management can show up as big opportunities to optimize quality, speed, control, and cost in new product introductions.
Uncovering the New Wave of Manufacturing Service Leaders
Vivek Joshi  
6/26/2018   (3) comments
With a yawning skills gap, organizations need to start planning for succession into critical roles now.
Why Blockchain for the Supply Chain
Pratik Soni  
6/25/2018   (1) comment
Blockchain technology, which has transformed the financial technology industry, can help break down data silos to create complete transparency and data flow between every point in the supply chain. Blockchain can help drive visibility, trust, and accountability among everyone in the value chain.
Sustainability Clauses: CSR in Contracts Yields Mixed But Promising Results
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/22/2018   Post a comment
New regulations and increasing pressure regarding sustainability make it crucial for businesses to demonstrate due diligence on environmental, social and ethical risks. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)1 requirements in contracts are a good place to start.
A PCB Supplier's Inspection Protocol Does More Than Minimize Escapes
Michael Allen  
6/20/2018   Post a comment
Suppliers using simple pass/fail inspection on your circuit board assemblies are missing an opportunity for data-driven problem solving and process improvement.
Semi OEMs: Don't Follow the Money When Building Customer Service Models
Mike Neunfinger  
6/20/2018   (3) comments
Despite pressure to choose a centralized or regional consumer service model, semiconductor OEMs may find that a blend of the two will serve customers best in the long run.
The Subscription Model & What it Means for Manufacturing
Gary Brooks  
6/19/2018   (4) comments
Manufacturers can get ready, no matter the industry and vertical they serve, to successfully meet the demands of subscription model, but they need to start now.
How IoT, AI, & Blockchain Empower Tomorrow's Autonomous Supply Chain
Mark Morley  
6/18/2018   Post a comment
Taken together, IoT, AI, and blockchain have the power to completely revolutionize the process via the first truly ‘autonomous’ supply chain.
Supply Chain Wages Beat Business Averages
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/15/2018   (1) comment
If the numbers on a pay stub is a key driver for people when picking a profession (and by all accounts it is), supply chain management is ripe for attracting the best and brightest workers.
4 Ways IoT Transforms the Electronics Supply Chain
Rob Stevens  
6/14/2018   (1) comment
IoT technologies are bringing a new level of visibility to the electronics supply chain, enabling manufacturers to reduce waste, improve the customer experience, and optimize from end to end.
Skills Adoption Prepares Logistics Employees for Autonomous Transportation
Robert O’Dwyer  
6/13/2018   (1) comment
Autonomous transportation will help logistics pros acquire new skills.
Tariffs Create Supply Chain Ripple Effect
Rajesh Kalidindi  
6/12/2018   (1) comment
Tariffs and trade wars are likely to impact the supply chain. OEMs must adopt a proactive approach to assess supply risk and optimize accordingly.
Macroeconomics & Short-Termism Influence Supply Chain
Apek Mulay  
6/10/2018   (3) comments
Financial reporting burdens may make CEOs a little myopic, but reducing the burden of reporting and stemming the flow of information isn't the answer.
Embrace Entrepreneurial Thinking
Puga Sankara  
6/8/2018   Post a comment
Big corporate thinking can get you only so far. Entrepreneurial thinking can take you to the next level.
Great Post-Sales Experience Creates Differentiation
Simon Bhadra  
6/7/2018   (1) comment
Industrial buyers now expect a higher level of service with the products they buy--and thats factoring in with which suppliers they choose.
U.S. Manufacturing Expanding, So Why So Nervous?
Barbara Jorgensen  
6/6/2018   (2) comments
Despite growth in domestic manufacturing, tariffs are making U.S. manufacturers nervous and are already impacting imports, exports, and prices.
9 Ways Additive Manufacturing Shifts Supply Chain
Rush LaSelle  
6/5/2018   (1) comment
Additive manufacturing is changing the way OEMs work and the supply chain must evolve along with it in a bunch of ways.
Automation Software Improves EDI in Electronics
Dan Reeve  
6/4/2018   (1) comment
Automated order processing software can help alleviate many of the problems stemming from EDI exceptions.
Component Shortages Exacerbate Counterfeit Worries
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/1/2018   (1) comment
Components of all sorts, from passives to semiconductors, have lately been in short supply, which has OEMs worried. Worse, as manufacturers scramble to meet deadlines and demands the problem of counterfeit components is becoming more problematic than before.
Electrocomponents Regroups for Round 2
Bolaji Ojo  
6/1/2018   Post a comment
With sales and profits growing steadily and its first acquisition in 19 years in the works, U.K. distributor moves into phase 2 of its performance improvement plan.




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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.