|
Blogs
Posts posted in July 2018
6 Benefits of Emerging Technologies in the Modern Supply Chain
Jon Chorley  
7/31/2018   (1) comment
Companies may not have a full understanding of just how these technologies could benefit their businesses – especially when it comes to their supply chain.
Component Counterfeits Down, But Is It a Trend?
Barbara Jorgensen  
7/31/2018   Post a comment
Component counterfeiting is down thanks to efforts by independent distributors in the channel. Whether this is a trend or a blip remains to be seen.
Electronics Reshoring Makes a U-Turn in 2017
Barbara Jorgensen  
7/30/2018   (1) comment
In the wake of a U.S. presidential election that paid a lot of attention to manufacturing, job losses and China as well as shifting tariff laws, reshoring of manufacturing to the United States is on the decline.
Foil Thieves With a Smarter Way to Transport High-Value Electronics
Paul Washicko  
7/30/2018   Post a comment
Real-time insight into every shipment during its transit time is becoming critical to prevent damaged or lost products and improve on-time delivery.
Technology & Finance Leaders Tackle Mass Capitalism
Satinder Singh  
7/27/2018   Post a comment
Some interesting thoughts came out of a recent Mass Capitalism Forum. Here we've captured the thoughts of the keynote speakers.
Tracing Supply Chain System Evolution
Puga Sankara  
7/27/2018   Post a comment
It’s important to remember that not all distributions run the same version of software or even the same programs.
Summer School for Buyers: OLED Displays
YJ Kim  
7/26/2018   Post a comment
It's summer and time to learn something new. Here's a quick recap of how Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology works and how the technology has and will evolve to help buyers get up to speed without getting an engineering degree.
Cloud SCM Brings China SMEs Opportunity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/25/2018   Post a comment
China, a key geography for high-tech and electronics, is slowly but surely adopting supply chain management technology. Now, emerging standards, government incentives, and customer demands are coming together to speed adoption.
Early Payment Discounts & the e-Invoicing Solution
Roger Hatfield  
7/25/2018   Post a comment
Why are so few organizations taking advantage of e-invoicing to manage their supplier payments? And what lessons can we learn from their mistakes?
19 High-Tech Crowdsource Campaigns with Summer Sizzle
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/24/2018   (1) comment
We combed the Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding sites to find technology projects both fun and frivolous. Here's the best that the summer has to offer.
Put Your Dock on the Clock
Matt Shearon  
7/24/2018   (1) comment
Hours of Service regulations should be shaping your dock, yard, and delivery management. Here’s why.
Utilize Unstructured Data to Pursue Business Growth
Earl van As  
7/23/2018   Post a comment
By utilizing both structured and unstructured data, organizations can unlock valuable insights into customer purchasing patterns promote operational efficiencies in the supply chain, and capture a competitive advantage.
Indian Engineers Face Corporate Learning Challenges
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/20/2018   Post a comment
The IET conducted a survey targeting the large and mid-sized organizations in India to understand skilling priorities.
25 Most Resilient High-Tech Supply Chains
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/19/2018   Post a comment
Particularly in the high-tech space, with its inherent volatility and global reach, resiliency is a key component of success. Here are the companies that are leading the charge in resiliency efforts.
Trump Tariffs: 3 Things Manufacturers Need to Know
Gary Brooks  
7/18/2018   (1) comment
As the details of tariffs continue to unfold, manufacturers should consider these following changes and the impact it could have on their performance.
Why the Supply Chain Needs Social Media
Frank Cavallaro  
7/17/2018   (2) comments
Social media benefits the supply chain by offering platforms for enhanced communication and customer engagement, education, and social monitoring to gain market intelligence.
Component Shortages Give OEMs Cold Feet on Inventory Commitments
Dennis Menefee  
7/16/2018   Post a comment
OEMs struggling against the current component shortage should strive to adopt a new inventory procurement model that prioritizes high-volume, low-order purchases.
Automotive Advances Offer Big Win for Electronic Component Makers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/13/2018   Post a comment
As cars incorporate more sophisticated features, electronic component makers are the happy winners as demand for components rises.
It's Time We Talked About Real Supply Chain Visibility
Grant Sernick  
7/12/2018   Post a comment
If we're going to get past the problem of visibility being just a buzz word, we have to shoot for the highest level of visibility in the supply chain possible. Let's talk about the five visibility levels we have now.
Assuring the Internet of Things in Manufacturing
Eileen Haggerty  
7/11/2018   (1) comment
IoT has been a major leap forward for manufacturers, helping them to address challenges around complex processes and deeply integrated supply chains. I
Capture Supply Chain Transparency Through Automation
Steve Smith  
7/10/2018   Post a comment
Supply chain automation makes everything more visible and transparent so customers can easily submit and track orders, the organization can measure its own performance, and customer service reps can better serve their customers, all of which translates to a stronger relationship between the vendor and its customers.
EBN@C-Level: How Sager Meets Market Flux Head-On
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/9/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with two executives from Sager Electronics to get an inside look at how one leading company is approaching the market.
The Power of Music in Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
7/6/2018   (2) comments
Music goes beyond language...and it might even increase productivity in the supply chain.
Supply Chain Facing Supply, Tariff & Transportation Challenges
Barbara Jorgensen  
7/5/2018   Post a comment
U.S. manufacturing is growing robustly, but the picture isn't all rosy. Often, these companies are not able to get enough electronic components, some raw materials, and now, transportation to meet demand.
Electronics Distribution Cashes In on Economic Shifts in 2017
Gina Roos  
7/4/2018   (1) comment
The North American franchised distribution industry had a robust 2017 and rode the wave of demand despite shortages and long lead times.
5 Ways a Sustainable Supply Chain Wins the Market
John Heffernan  
7/3/2018   Post a comment
The supply chain is an optimal place for brands to start sustainability efforts to win customer loyalty.
How New Technology Is Changing Global Shipping
Tommaso Tamburnotti  
7/2/2018   Post a comment
Logistics technology brings with it a potential win-win for customers as well as they leverage the technology to capture savings and discounts.




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.