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Posts posted in August 2018
Employees Mostly Happy, Labor Day Survey Finds
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2018   Post a comment
Is there such a thing as Labor Day resolutions? High-tech leaders should commit to retaining good hires and increasing their job satisfaction.
5 Market Disruptions Transforming Manufacturing
Gary Brooks  
8/30/2018   (1) comment
Manufacturers are seeing a shift towards servitization, or selling outcomes as opposed to strictly selling products, a reality that is stretching the traditional supply chain to reach the end customer experience.
Why Crowd Funded Hardware Projects Fail
Thomas Smiley  
8/29/2018   Post a comment
There are at least five common mistakes that block a great crowdsourced hardware product fail to move from idea to real.
Exploding the Myth of the Simple Digital Twin
Luc Janssen  
8/28/2018   (1) comment
We've been talking about digital twins for awhile now. However, the newest applications and capabilities are changing the definition completely.
TSMC WannaCry Infection Forces Shutdowns, Financial Losses
Christopher Morales  
8/27/2018   Post a comment
The recent TSMC virus disaster highlights the keen challenges of the modern manufacturing supply chain.
China Reminds Us What Makes America Great
Puga Sankara  
8/24/2018   (1) comment
China is pretty impressive, but it made me think about what makes America great...something that the manufacturing industry should not forget.
Chasing the Purple Unicorn: Attracting Supply Chain Superstars
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/24/2018   (1) comment
Supply chain and procurement roles have a lot to offer recent grads, but organizations need to market the opportunities and make good choices.
Securing the Machine-Connected Supply Chain
Mark Morley  
8/23/2018   (2) comments
Production robots are becoming more complex, intelligent and self-aware by the day. Now is the time that connected security is becoming more critical than ever before.
Supply Chain & Cybersecurity: Hackers Take Aim
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/22/2018   (1) comment
Global electronic manufacturers are at greater risk than ever before and may be at the top of the hit list for many cyber-criminals, espionage and hacktivist groups looking for an opportunity to disrupt key business activities, steal intellectual property (IP) and achieve monetary, strategic and political gain.
Mitigate Direct Materials Risk in an Uncertain Market
Vishal Patel  
8/21/2018   Post a comment
The breadth of direct materials risks is broad. Here's a look at what OEMs need to be thinking about.
The Race Is On: Trade Wars, AI Leadership & 5G
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
8/20/2018   (2) comments
AI is the newest battlefront for the race to domination. Unfortunately, tariffs and trade wars have to be factored into the equation.
EBN@C-Level: SAP Ariba President Speaks to the Evolution of Strategic Procurement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/17/2018   (3) comments
We sat down with Barry Padgett, president of SAP Ariba to find out a little more about his company and ask about the most exciting trends in the procurement software market.
Summer School for Buyers: Mobile OLED Displays
YJ Kim  
8/16/2018   (2) comments
OLED displays are becoming increasingly commonplace, representing a market with huge upside potential.
3 Digital Transformation Trends Driving Long-Term Organic Growth
Vivek Joshi  
8/15/2018   (1) comment
Moving past productivity-focused initiatives, industrial manufacturing leaders are now looking to improve three key areas of their sales, service and aftermarket operations through digital transformation: efficiency, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
Oracle Launches Cloud-Based Transportation & Trade Apps
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud aim to reduce costs, streamline trade regulatory compliance, and accelerate customer fulfillment.
Team Effort Makes Digital Transformation Real
Steve Smith  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
Advanced companies are going to embrace the technology innovations that enable them to digitize their entire operations. But to get there, everyone has to get on board.
Tap into the Promise of Brazil's e-Commerce Opportunity
Nadir Moreno  
8/13/2018   Post a comment
Brazil offers a huge opportunity for electronics OEMs, offering skyrocketing e-commerce sales.
Electronic Shortages Bad & Getting Worse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/10/2018   (2) comments
Everything from capacitors to hard disk drives is in short supply. There’s no end in sight.
Flatbed Truck Demand Spikes in the Market
Ed Moran  
8/9/2018   Post a comment
Truck shortages are likely to translate into delays if not properly managed. For manufacturers that could mean production halts and eroding customer satisfaction.
Summer School for Buyers: Technical Evolution of OLED DDIC
YJ Kim  
8/9/2018   (1) comment
OLED displays are becoming commonplace, particularly in smart phones. In order to understand where the technology is going, it's helpful to understand its history.
GrandCanals Upgrades Fulfillment & Delivery Platform with Real-Time Capabilities
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2018   (1) comment
Version 4.0 of GrandCanals Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud adds real time carrier delivery performance monitoring and alerts and tracking for customer deliveries to allow organizations to improve the customer experience and build loyalty through better visibility and proactive communication.
How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Supply Chain Management
Ken Gibson  
8/8/2018   (2) comments
With blockchain technology, hundreds if not thousands of computers can the supply chain management dream of timeliness and flexibility to reality.
Blogging Adds Value to a Supply Chain Company
Frank Cavallaro  
8/7/2018   (1) comment
A company blog hosted on a website offers supply chain companies a long-lasting social media resource to attract customers on the B2B buying journey.
EBN@C-Level: Fusion Worldwide on Component Shortages & Independent Distribution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/6/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with two executives from Fusion Worldwide, which sources, stocks and delivers electronic components and finished goods to a variety of customers to talk about the current shortages, as well as how the independent distribution market is evolving and changing.
Make U.S. High-Tech Manufacturing Tempting
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/3/2018   (1) comment
Manufacturing Day is just around the corner. It's time to think about raising the profile of high-tech electronics manufacturing in the United States.
Graduates Look to Tech Disruptors for Opportunity
Puga Sankara  
8/3/2018   Post a comment
New companies and new graduates can be a winning combination. Here's how to make the pairing work.
Develop a Proactive Plan for Tight Supply Situations
Mike Neunfinger  
8/2/2018   (1) comment
The global supply chain finds itself under perpetually shifting needs. When product supply is tight, decision makers must be prepared to quickly make assessments and re-route resources.
Summer School for Buyers: OLED DDIC
YJ Kim  
8/2/2018   (1) comment
This week, in week two of our four-week summer school for buyers, we’ll have a primer on the drivers used with OLED displays.
4 Best Practices to Drive Double-Digit OEM Growth
Vivek Joshi  
8/1/2018   (1) comment
Here are the four best practices to overall help service sales, marketing, and manufacturing leaders drive double digit growth in 2018.




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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.