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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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EBN@C-Level: Manufacturing as a Service Creates Buyers Boon
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/16/2019   (3) comments
Manufacturing at the service offers supply chain elasticity, particularly helpful for smaller organizations. We sat down with an industry veteran, Microfab . CEO Misha Govshteyn, to find out more.
Diamonds May Be the Electronic Supply Chain's Best Security
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/12/2019   (3) comments
DUST Identity has an anti-counterfeiting technology that allows components marked with diamond dust to be tracked throughout the supply chain.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows but Slower
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/3/2019   (3) comments
The June ISM report finds that manufacturing continues to grow, although tariffs and product shortages may be causing friction to those efforts.
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.
E-Commerce Integration Cloud Platform Focuses on Seamless Ecosystems
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2019   (2) 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.
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.
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.
Supply Chain Pros Report High Job Satisfaction & Stability, Improved Gender Pay Parity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/20/2019   (1) comment
The supply chain profession boasts competitive salary levels and big benefits, including high job satisfaction.
21 High-Tech Companies Proving Good Ethics is Good Business
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/16/2019   Post a comment
Good ethical practices makes for good business. In this year's list of World's Most Ethical Companies, high-tech organizations distinguished themselves.
Component Shortages Continue to Abound
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/10/2019   Post a comment
Components of many types remain in short supply. However, there are a few bright notes in the dark cloud.
Cyber Insurance Comes to High-Tech Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/9/2019   (1) comment
Manufacturing industry experiences second-highest number of cyber attacks, but companies are not adequately prepared to prevent and protect against damages. Cyber insurance may be a good investment.
Happy World IP Day!
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/26/2019   Post a comment
April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day. Let's celebrate.
Getting Smart about Artificial Intelligence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/19/2019   (1) comment
Artificial intelligence (AI) promises huge benefits for manufacturing but almost every business is looking at ways to leverage the technology.
7 Charts Map Automation & Manufacturing Outlook
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/11/2019   (1) comment
Is automation killing manufacturing or giving it new life? These charts look at the impact from a variety of angles.
Current State of Blockchain & Supply Chain: Promising but Challenging
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/5/2019   Post a comment
If the industry gets it right, blockchain has the potential to be a real asset for the supply chain. However, we're not there yet.
Tariffs: More Than a Political Strategy
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/1/2019   Post a comment
Although considered an astute political strategy, tariffs cause business headaches for electronics OEMs, as well as component makers, contract manufacturers, and distributors.
Critical Manufacturing Mantra: Location, Location, Location
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/22/2019   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs need to think carefully about factory relocations. Done well, they offer a number of benefits.
Oracle Enhances Cloud SCM Suite with Collaboration & AI Intelligence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/19/2019   Post a comment
Oracle has upgraded its cloud-based supply chain management and enterprise resource planning offerings by enhancing artificial intelligence and collaboration capabilities.
EBN@C-Level: A Window into Contract Manufacturing in Europe
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/18/2019   Post a comment
We sat down with Bruno Racault, president and CEO at ALL Circuits, a contract manufacturer based in France to find out more about his organization and trends in the electronic manufacturing services sector.
OEMs Need to Focus on Training, Reporting to Fight Warranty Service Abuse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/15/2019   Post a comment
Service and warranty abuse is a huge threat to technology OEMs and service providers everywhere. AGMA has identified employee training and reporting mechanisms as critical components in the fight against service and warranty abuse.
EBN@C-Level: Component Shortages & Counterfeits Create Electronics Conundrum
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/13/2019   Post a comment
Product shortages are opening doors for electronic component counterfeiters, which creates huge supply chain risks. We sat down with an industry veteran to find out how OEMs can address the challenges.
Supply Chain Cyberthreats Balloon in 2018
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/22/2019   (3) comments
Increasingly, hackers and cyber attackers are looking at the supply chain as a back door into organizational information.
Open Source Hardware Benefits Procurement Practices
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/14/2019   Post a comment
The advent of processor options based the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) may delight electronics engineers and designers, but open-source hardware presents a number of opportunities for enhanced supply chain and procurement efforts as well.
Experts Advise on Avoiding Counterfeit Components
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/11/2019   (2) comments
In a recent webinar, SiliconExpert Market Insights: Counterfeit Risk & Mitigation Thought Leader Panel Discussion, industry thought leaders discussed and debated the path forward to combatting the increasingly large problem of counterfeit components.
California Sets New Standard for Data Privacy with CCPA
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/1/2019   (1) comment
Electronics OEMs have less than a year now to comply with California's new and very stringent data privacy laws. It's never too early to start worrying about it.
Jabil Launches Materials Innovation Center for Additive Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/22/2019   (2) comments
Jabil has introduced a solution for creating, integrating and validating custom engineered materials for additive manufacturing to help 3D printing emerge as a useful manufacturing technology.
EBN@C-Level: Sourceability Offers Alternative to Traditional Electronics Distribution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/9/2019   (7) comments
We sat down with founder and CEO of Sourceability Jens Gamperl to talk about how his company is developing a new distribution model that focuses on being a technology platform.
Batteries Move from Product to Service
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/7/2019   Post a comment
Global Technology Systems (GTS) is looking to shift that model from buying batteries to “as-a-service” support of the products, in hopes of giving OEMs a new way of interacting over time customers.
No Holiday Joy for Component Buyers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/28/2018   (1) comment
In the coming year, component shortages will continue to abound as new markets increase demands and stretch lead times.
Makers Morph to Product Developers & Look for Help
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/21/2018   Post a comment
Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technology experienced remarkable double-digit growth in 2018, yet security for IoT continues to be the greatest challenge for electronic product developers to overcome, according to new research from Avnet.
Building the Early Supply Chain Path to 5G
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/19/2018   (2) comments
Although it may be months or even years before 5G takes its place in the market, it’s not too early to start to get the supply chain prepared. Building the right supplier relationships and talent pool are critical.
Trust, Tablets, & Technology Top Consumer Demand List for Retailers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/13/2018   (1) comment
Consumer expectations are requiring retailers to boost their supply chain efficiency with technology.
Get to the Top-Tier of IoT Security
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/3/2018   Post a comment
More connected devices translate into a massive threat service that hackers can leverage to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and other threats.
Black Friday Promises Good Things for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/23/2018   (1) comment
Electronics are a popular purchases on Black Friday--here's a look at some of the statistics behind the holiday.
25 Graduate Supply Chain Programs That Lead the Pack
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/15/2018   (2) comments
More and more graduate programs are on hand for those who want to continue their supply chain education or gain new skills at a graduate level. Here's a list of the best of the best.
EBN@C-Level: Crowdsource Phenom Partners for Supply Chain Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Crowdfunding electronics hardware often run aground in the move from idea to manufactured products. We sat down with one successful entrepreneur to find out the secret to success.
Supply Chain Extends as AI & ML Enable Predictive Maintenance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/9/2018   (1) comment
OEMs aren't quite ready to abandon their traditional break fix model for equipment, but end users are pushing hard for servitization so the shift is on the horizon.
Supply Chain Blockchain Builds Transparency & Trust
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/2/2018   (2) comments
Blockchain benefits to supply chain are clear: transparency, security, traceability and more. Here's a look at the current state of the technology.
Oracle Extends Blockchain Offerings with Track & Trace, Transparency
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/23/2018   Post a comment
Oracle introduces blockchain applications aimed at enhancing traceability and transparency throughout the value chain.
Supply Chain Innovation Continues, But Slowly
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/19/2018   (1) comment
Organizations are optimistic about the promise of supply chain technology but implementation and adoption are slow.
25 Best Undergrad Supply Chain University Programs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/18/2018   Post a comment
Gartner compiled a list of the best and brightest programs for undergraduate supply chain studies.
Digital Authentication Fights Counterfeiting
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/12/2018   (13) comments
Emerging technologies such as digital authentication are creating tools that are up to the task of safeguarding against fraudsters hoping to cash in with counterfeit components.
Master Electronics Offers OEMs Tariff Relief
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/11/2018   Post a comment
Distributor Master Electronics is trying to address the tariff challenge facing OEMs a little differently: Master has made itself a self-described tariff free zone.
IoT of Octoberfest: Beer Company Toasts Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/5/2018   (1) comment
A small brewing company can teach electronics OEMs a lesson about blockchain.
4 Factors to Consider When Optimizing the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/28/2018   Post a comment
Organizations can must implement strategic, innovative and customer-centric models to compete in today’s global market. This infographic shows the path forward.
EBN@C-Level: Fitbit Leverages Supply Chain to Make Everyone Healthier
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/26/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with Kevin Purser, head of global supply chain sourcing & procurement at Fitbit to find out about the company’s supply chain strategy.
Climate & Supply Chain: Risk Versus Reward
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/21/2018   Post a comment
Climate change should top the list of concerns for global electronics OEMs.
EBN@C-Level: Industry Veteran Offers Snapshot of High-Tech Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/12/2018   (3) comments
We sat down with Akhil Oltikar, co-founder and CEO of Omnics, which makes supply chain planning solutions, to talk about the ins and outs of the shifting supply chain landscape.
Vishay Intertechnology Diversifies as End-Markets Expand
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/10/2018   (1) comment
Known for specialized components, Vishay is enjoying the opportunity to sell to a broader audience in the face of demand that is outstripping supply.
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