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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Rx Needed: Current Costing Practices Yield Little Accurate Info
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/19/2018   Post a comment
Barriers exist between the finance and supply chain functions but to get useful costing information it is critical to break down those walls.
Setting a Path to Process Automation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/16/2018   Post a comment
The road to process automation can be uphill and winding, but the benefits to getting there can be huge.
Supply Chain Bets on Blockchain Benefits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2018   Post a comment
Many supply chain pros believe that blockchain has a potential deliver a business advantage.
US Tops the List for Disruptive Events to Supply Chain This Year
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/8/2018   Post a comment
In 2017, for the first time, the United States was the most impacted region in the world in terms of natural disasters and weather related events.
HP Announces 3D Printer for Full-Color Prototypes
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/6/2018   (2) comments
HP aims to put affordable 3D printing into the hands of small and mid-sized manufacturers who want to design and prototype.
Head in the Cloud: Forging a Path for the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/5/2018   (1) comment
Ubiquitous cloud platforms make an end to end supply chain increasingly possible, and the result is a better customer experience.
Millennials Identified as Potential Supply Chain Pros
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/2/2018   Post a comment
Millennial workers can be a huge boon to organizations looking to bolster supply chain talent.
Tech Distributors Grow & Change, Security & Cloud Top Concerns
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/30/2018   (2) comments
Technology distributors are pursuing new markets and the result is a rosy financial outlook for the industry, according to a new report.
Smart Manufacturing: The Technology Matters
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/26/2018   (3) comments
Investing in the right underlying technologies is key to successfully implementing smart factory capabilities.
Making the Most of Supply Chain Tech: Manufacturers Leverage Process Mining
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/19/2018   Post a comment
A new approach called data process mining allows companies to turn IT data into actionable advice to increase supply chain efficiency.
10 Trends Shaping Manufacturing in the Next Five Years
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/11/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with two iDC analysts to drill down into their biggest predictions about how manufacturing and service will evolve in the next five years in more detail.
10 Most Curious Crowdfunded Campaigns
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/3/2018   Post a comment
We scoured two leading crowdfunding sites (Kickstarter and Indiegogo) to find the most wildly different products that are recently funded or on offer now.
Recapping a Year of Supply Chain Trends
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/22/2017   (1) comment
A look at the big buzzwords in supply chain this year tells us something about what to expect in 2018.
Distributors & Designers: Partnering in New Ways
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/20/2017   Post a comment
The convergence of new technologies and new business pressures is changing the way designers work—and the distribution sector is having to evolve along with them.
Additive Manufacturing Both Ubiquitous & Nascent
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/8/2017   Post a comment
Manufacturers are using 3D printing, but there's still plenty of room for growth from printing prototypes to printing production parts. When that shift comes, the supply chain will have to change with the times.
6 Artificial Intelligence Technologies Enhancing Supply Chain Management
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/1/2017   Post a comment
Technology innovation allows organization to streamline the supply chain, but choosing where to invest is critical.
Customer First Sets the Standard in Retail
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/17/2017   (1) comment
Technology is, and will be, front and center of how retailers succeed or fail at differentiating themselves with customers.
10 Ways Robots Will Change Manufacturing in the Next 5 Years
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/17/2017   (4) comments
Over the next five years, the high-tech industry will leverage this new generation of robotics in new and unexpected way to get business done. We sat down with leading research firm IDC to find out their best guess about what will happen in the next five years.
ModusLink Releases Integrated Data Warehouse Platform
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/14/2017   Post a comment
ModusLink's new digital warehouse platform brings together information from a variety of business apps to help them successfully deliver products worldwide.
5 Hallmarks of Good Giving for Business Benefit
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/10/2017   (1) comment
Organizations are realizing that corporate social responsibility efforts can yield hard and soft benefits for the organization.
HP 3D Printer, Materials to Modernize Industrial 3D Manufacturing Equation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/9/2017   (1) comment
HP claims new high-volume 3D printing system and new materials create economies of scale for 3D manufacturing. New “break-even point” of 110,000 parts enables industry’s lowest cost-per-part, HP said.
EBN@C-Level: Talking Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain with Siemens
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/7/2017   Post a comment
Gia-Thi Nguyen, global process management/project manager at Siemens talks about siemens' Digital Factory supply chain journey and what others might learn from it.
Capacitor Pricing Fixing Conspiracy: The Next Chapter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/6/2017   (2) comments
Another indictment, this time of Nippon Chemicon, adds to the list of capacitor makers implicated in a long-term price-fixing conspiracy.
OEMs Identify 3D Printing as Key Technology
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/3/2017   Post a comment
Additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, may well be the most impactful technology to hit manufacturing and the supply chain in a long time.
EBN@C-Level: Procurement Goes Mobile & Customer-Centric
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/31/2017   Post a comment
We sat down with Shaz Khan, chief strategy officer and co-founder of Vroozi, a provider of a business to business mobile procurement platform to find out more about how customer centricity and mobile technology can be leveraged for strategic sourcing.
When Disasters Happen: Earthquakes, Hurricanes & Fires, Oh My!
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/30/2017   Post a comment
Disasters happen, so the electronics supply chain needs to be ready. By careful preparation of people, process, and technologies, electronics OEMs can minimize the impact of natural disasters.
Car Industry Puts Sensor Market on Fast Forward
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/27/2017   (1) comment
Changes in the car industry are going to drastically change the demands on the electronics supply chain. There's a boom ahead for the sensor market.
Apple iPhone X Kicks Off Another Supply Chain Scramble
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
The iPhone X, a product that was supposed to make a splash to celebrate a decade since the smart phone was introduced, may founder due to supply chain issues.
EBN@C-Level: The Changing World of Supply Chain & Contract Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
We sat down with Meredith Kovarik, a business unit director at Jabil, to talk about what she sees happening in the supply chain industry in general and the contract manufacturing area specifically.
5 Most Common Warehouse Monsters
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/20/2017   (2) comments
To experienced supply chain executives, these five warehouse monsters are more frightening than Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and a horde of ghosts and goblins combined.
10 Reasons New Product Launches Fails
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/13/2017   Post a comment
Getting a great product idea from design to reality is more art than science, but there are things you can do to make it more likely to happen.
Let’s Celebrate U.S. Manufacturing Day
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/6/2017   Post a comment
For five years, Manufacturing Day has gotten the word out about potential careers in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/8/2017   (12) comments
AI will help electronics OEMs make real strides in their businesses, especially in the warehouse.
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.
Oracle IoT Cloud Expanded with AI & Digital Features
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2017   Post a comment
Oracle announces its the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud, which features built-in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that powers digital twin and digital thread capabilities.
The HP Garage: An Armchair Travelers Guide to Where the Innovation Began
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2017   (7) comments
Take a private tour in pictures of where technology giant began, in a tiny garage in Palo Alto, CA.
HP & Deloitte Join Forces to Boost 3D Printing, Digital Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/25/2017   (1) comment
HP and Deloitte announced that they will work toward implementing HP’s 3D printing systems in large-scale manufacturing environments.
New Seegrid Offering Puts Self-Driving Vehicles in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Seegrid has announced the GP8 Series 6 self-driving pallet truck, which is fully automated to pick up, move, and drop off materials without human intervention.
Industrial IoT Boom Demands IP Networks
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
The huge growth in IoT relies on access to IP-enabled networks in order to get the most out of the technology.
Lower Labor Costs Without Firing Anyone
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/16/2017   Post a comment
Nanufacturers should be looking to identify and lessen hidden labor cost rather than always reducing headcount.
Organizations Aim for Operational Excellence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
Operational excellence is at the core of good business practice, but the road to achieving true improvements can be paved with challenges.
11 Goofy & Glorious Gadgets Launching on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/9/2017   Post a comment
We scoured Kickstarter for new gadget ideas, from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Oracle Expands SCM Cloud Offering
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2017   (2) comments
Oracle has announced Release 13 of its Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud offering, a comprehensive, modularized, and cloud-based option.
Renewable Energy Offers Supply Chain Benefits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs have the potential for better business returns if they choose renewable energy sources.
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