Posts posted in June 2019
New Regs Make Shipping Waves
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/28/2019   Post a comment
New shipping regulations are on the horizon and will likely raise maritime shipping rates for electronics OEMs.
Blockchain Fatigue Potentially Puts Supply Chain Investments to Bed
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/27/2019   (3) comments
The long road to blockchain combined with the hype around the technology may be draining the enthusiasm around adoption. Software vendors, meanwhile, are scrambling to create off the shelf apps and stellar use cases.
Extreme Weather & the Domestic Supply Chain
Joe Lazzerini  
6/25/2019   (6) comments
For U.S. supply chains, the upcoming hurricane season should be a key consideration in risk planning.
Use On-Demand Warehousing to Overcome Trade Conflicts
Patrick Cadic  
6/24/2019   (2) comments
With potentially more trade disruptions on the horizon, on-demand warehousing can provide an avenue for companies to navigate these obstacles without overburdening themselves or exhausting their capital.
Distributors Need to Retool for Relevancy with Millennials
Brooke Yamini  
6/20/2019   (2) comments
Traditional industrial suppliers are losing market share as millennial buyers bring new expectations to the purchasing business. But there’s hope for the venerable sales channel yet. With work, established distributors and wholesalers can begin their journey back to the center of the procurement process.
E-Commerce Integration Cloud Platform Focuses on Seamless Ecosystems
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2019   (3) comments
New Cleo Integration Cloud Platform release helps organizations optimize the order-to-cash process to drive increased value across their external and internal ecosystems for unified commerce and trading partner transactions.
What's the Scoop: More on Tariffs & Trade Wars
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
6/20/2019   Post a comment
The tariff chaos continues and everyone's speculating on how it will affect their business. We asked a couple of EMS companies to weigh in.
Chip Security Emerges a Hot Topic in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2019   (1) comment
As more electronics devices are connected and hence hackable, OEMs are having to bring good security practices, designs, and devices into their products as soon as possible.
High-Tech Distributors Grapple with Security & Privacy in the Digital Age
Barbara Jorgensen  
6/18/2019   Post a comment
In the midst of the digital revolution, the stakes for electronics distributors trying to safeguard the privacy and security of customers is constantly on the rise.
Sitting at the Crossroads of Cybersecurity & Privacy
Pamela Passman  
6/17/2019   Post a comment
The combination of the headline worthy data breaches and new privacy legislation have put data protection and privacy on the top of the agenda for electronics OEMs.
Global Uncertainty Puts Resiliency in Focus
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/14/2019   Post a comment
The 2019 FM Global Resilience Index ranks 130 countries based on risk profile, a useful exercise for risk assessment needed for solid supply chain planning.
Huawei Block May Make U.S. Stumble
Dylan McGrath  
6/13/2019   Post a comment
Huawei will be crippled by Trump, but in the long term his actions might end up hurting U.S. component suppliers even more.
Capturing the Supply Chain Holy Grail: Community Intelligence
Ken Fordyce  
6/12/2019   (2) comments
The past few years have made artificial intelligence a favorite buzzword. However, the technology has to evolve in a few ways to be hugely helpful to the supply chain.
Robotics Drives Supply Chain Profits
Frank Cavallaro  
6/11/2019   (5) comments
Here’s why integrating automation into warehouses and logistical operations will determine the future profitability of supply chain companies.
Discovering the New World of Cross-Border E-Commerce
Kenneth Mayer  
6/10/2019   (1) comment
Cross-border sales may seem like an impossible task, but when you understand the tricks of making it work, the road is much easier.
What's the Scoop: Mexico Tariffs & Trade Wars
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
6/7/2019   (2) comments
Following the news of tariffs on good coming from Mexico to the U.S. and the ongoing tariffs saga, we reached out to a few friends and colleagues from the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) world to find out what they and their customers think of this thorny issue.
Tariffs Continue to Stunt U.S. Manufacturing Growth
Barbara Jorgensen  
6/6/2019   (2) comments
The idea of tariffs on Mexico has U.S. manufacturers increasingly nervous--and it's showing as manufacturing growth slows month after month after month.
Summer School for Buyers: HDI & Auto Design
Shavi Spinzi  
6/5/2019   (3) comments
For automotive electronics, a key design challenge is to shrink the physical footprint of embedded systems, while simultaneously fulfilling the demand for unprecedented connectivity, electrification, infotainment, and autonomous driving capabilities. HDI can help.
Machine Learning's Time has Come
Raef Lawson  
6/4/2019   (5) comments
The use of machine learning in supply chain management is changing from hype to reality as companies realize its benefits.
Critical Questions in the Wake of the Executive Order to Secure the ICT Supply Chain
Frank Kenney  
6/3/2019   Post a comment
The impact of Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain is potentially huge. It's not too early to start planning proactively.

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