Posts posted in September 2017
Successful Stores Solve Customer Problems
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/29/2017   Post a comment
Second annual JDA Voice of the Store Manager survey points to a new reality: store success lies in moving beyond just selling products to solving problems for busy consumers.
Data Collection Technology Evolves for Distribution Centers
Puga Sankara  
9/29/2017   (2) comments
By knowing what’s in the warehouse, organizations can fulfill orders quickly, avoid shortages, reduce mispicks, and deliver the highest levels of customer service.
EBN@C-Level: Make Operational Excellence the Supply Chain Watchword
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/28/2017   Post a comment
We sat down with Nick Candito, CEO and co-founder of Progressly, which offers a cloud-based Operational Performance Management solution, to ask about bringing how organizations can claim operational excellence.
Agile Reinvention at the Speed of Digital
Erich Hoch  
9/28/2017   Post a comment
Change is occurring faster than ever before, and in this perfect storm of business disruption, manufacturing companies are called upon to lead the way, utilizing enabling technologies to empower the brands that will change the world.
Big Data & Procurement: Challenges, Opportunities Abound
Marcell Vollmer  
9/27/2017   Post a comment
Procurement systems capture a vast amount of data, and, although its' no easy task, using that data strategically can translate into big business wins.
Competitive Leverage: Building an M&A-Ready Supply Chain for an Uncertain World
Matthew Lekstutis  
9/26/2017   Post a comment
Going forward, companies will be looking to M&A events to fill the gaps in their supply chain capabilities, which address the needs of emerging business requirements.
4 Steps to Improving PCB Design Throughput
Thomas Smiley  
9/26/2017   Post a comment
By adhering to a few simple steps, you will avoid days lost and money wasted on re-dos on your PCB designs.
Sun European Partners Acquires Switch Veteran C&K Holdings
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/25/2017   Post a comment
C&K announced that has been acquired by global private equity firm Sun European Partners.
4 Criteria of Actionable Insight in Big Data
Alex Peron  
9/25/2017   Post a comment
How data is captured, contextualized, organized, and delivered are all critical variables of a successful big data strategy.
Best Practices for Order Picking in Distribution
Puga Sankara  
9/22/2017   (2) comments
Bringing a variety of best practices to bear can create nearly instantaneous benefit.
Makers Face Increasingly Rough Road from Design to Product
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/22/2017   (2) comments
While technology is making designing new electronics products much easier, getting a product to market is still no simple task.
Obexion Tackles Lithium Battery Shipping Challenges
Nicole DiGiose  
9/21/2017   Post a comment
Labelmaster and Procyon-Alpha Squared (PA˛) have teamed up to develop and manufacture a new line of protective packaging solutions to address the complexities of shipping lithium batteries.
Make the Most of Big Data & Information Sharing in the IoT with PLM
Chuck Cimalore  
9/21/2017   Post a comment
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help small and medium sized enterprises navigate t= data with a minimal amount of resources to quickly find and address anomalies.
Why AI-Driven Predictive Logistics is Exactly What the Industry Needs
Stuart Reichenbach  
9/20/2017   Post a comment
The logistics industry is ready for digital transformation. Now, we have to forge the path forward.
Making the Affordability Case for Huge SSDs
Jim O'Reilly  
9/19/2017   (4) comments
All of a sudden, huge solid state drives are available, for a price. Even before prices go down, they may make sense in certain applications.
The New 3PL: The Value of Radical Transparency in 2017
Scott McDevitt  
9/18/2017   Post a comment
In transportation, transparency has taken somewhat of a backseat, but the time has come to change that.
Getting Beyond Buzzwords: Industry 4.0
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/15/2017   Post a comment
We are finally settling on a shared definition of Industry 4.0. Now, we can take a look at what it really means.
Leveraging the Digital Supply Chain Grid
Paris Gogos  
9/14/2017   Post a comment
Learn how to create an interconnected and consumer-centric supply chain that is responsive to consumer demand.
EBN@C-Level: Finance Technology Eases Supply Chain Pain Points
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/13/2017   (1) comment
Financial technology is a huge supply chain enabler. We talked to a fintech guru to get a picture of the sector.
Green Shipping Easier than Ever Before
Kathrin Brost  
9/13/2017   Post a comment
While using air freight has its appeal, it is important to consider its environmental impact as well.
Devicification: Invented Word or Major Disruptive Phenomenon?
Erich Hoch  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
Devicification isn't a common term yet, but it will be.
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Attribute-Based Forecasting
Puneet Saxena  
9/11/2017   (1) comment
As manufacturers and retailers attempt to cater to disparate markets and a wide variety of preferences, forecasting product demand is getting more complex but not impossible.
The Price is Right: What Manufacturers Need to Know About Modern Service Parts Pricing
Gary Brooks  
9/11/2017   Post a comment
However, despite how vital pricing is to improving revenue and profit margins, many manufacturers still stick to the status quo when it comes to service parts pricing.
6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/8/2017   (23) comments
AI will help electronics OEMs make real strides in their businesses, especially in the warehouse.
Racing to Work: Hyper-Competition Demands Passion & Attitude
Puga Sankara  
9/8/2017   (2) comments
There are two ways to live: going with the flow or bringing everything you've got to what you do. I suggest the latter.
Resistors in Short Supply: Blame Cars
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/7/2017   (1) comment
Lead times on resistors are stretching out, which make make things hard for electronics OEMs.
How to Reduce Supplier Inventory Costs
John Kelser  
9/7/2017   (1) comment
It’s not unusual to see pallets and pallets of supplier goods stacked up in receiving waiting to be sorted out and relabeled.There is a better way…and it points to the label.
Abrupt Trade Sanctions Require Better Denied Party Screening
Ken Harris  
9/6/2017   Post a comment
As the lists of denied parties continue to expand and change, all companies—from Main Street to Wall Street—will need to take proper precautions to ensure they are not in violation of any trade restrictions.
5 Considerations in Selecting a SaaS Technology Vendor
Jett McCandless  
9/5/2017   Post a comment
It can be difficult to differentiate between best-in-class vendors and pretenders. These best practices can help you narrow down to the right choice.
Avoiding the Abyss of Big Data
Alex Peron  
9/4/2017   (1) comment
Many organizations fail at connecting analytics to action. To succeed, you need to understand how to better equip your team for success when making the ever-critical transition to big data.
6 Common Myths About the Global Supply Chain
John Caltabiano  
9/1/2017   (2) comments
More than ever before, an organization's supply chain is a strategic advantage. To make the most of it, though, we have to dispel some common myths.

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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.