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The Ebb & Flow of Retail Supply Chain: Is AI the Answer?
Puga Sankara  
2/23/2018   Post a comment
The holidays are over, but it's never too early to look at how technology can help close supply chain gaps caused by shifting demand.
AP Automation Strengthens Manufacturer-Supplier Relationships
Howie Hahn  
2/22/2018   Post a comment
The business relationship between manufacturers and suppliers in the semiconductor industry is a close one, but not always an easy one. Automation of accounts payable (AP) processes can help smooth the path forward for both sides.
Fighting the Data Breach Epidemic
Pradeep Chakraborty  
2/22/2018   Post a comment
There needs to be a solution that takes care of both security and compliance for organizations.
Nano Dimension Targets South Africa in Reseller Partnership with EDA Technologies
EBN Newswire  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
The DragonFly Pro 2020 3D Printer is now available in Africa.
ModusLink Continues Digital Commerce Momentum with Outstanding Return Management Services
EBN Newswire  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
ModusLink offers full‑service reverse logistics offerings, simplifying returns and resulting in client wins and loyalty
Engineers Week 2018 Is a Chance to Ensure the Next Generation of Engineers Choose Electronics Industry
EBN Newswire  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
ECIA Foundation is proud to support STEM education during Engineers Week 2018.
Supply Chain Management Survey Indicates Greater Pressure on Companies to Demonstrate Sustainability
Latest Research  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Companies are struggling to take efficient action across their supply chains, while facing increased demands from stakeholders.
Westfalia Technologies to Co-Present Two Seminars & Highlight Automated Warehouse Solutions at MODEX 2018
EBN Newswire  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Logistics solutions leader will showcase its warehouse automation technology at booth #B947 and host two seminars during supply chain trade show
Barr Group's 2018 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey Reveals an "Internet of Insecure Things"
Latest Research  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
More than 1 in 5 IoT Device Developers Fail to Spec Security as a Product Design Requirement
Taking the Dude Out of the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Supply chain logistics is on the dawn of a not-so-distant era, as robotics and artificial intelligence replace humans for the delivery and transport of goods across the supply chain.
Basware Appoints Eric Wilson to Lead Operations in North America
EBN Newswire  
2/20/2018   Post a comment
Eric Wilson has been appointed senior vice president and general manager of Basware North America.
Follow the Roadmap to Digital Transformation
Susan Fourtané  
2/20/2018   Post a comment
A focus on four key areas, including direction, experience, culture, and technology, can put the supply chain on the path to digital transformation, a new report said.
Politics & Manufacturing: A Guide to Unraveling the Issues
Philip Stoten  
2/20/2018   (2) comments
New legislation in Europe, an election in the United States, or a policy by China all impact the day to day business of the electronics industry. Let us count the ways...
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.
AI Transforms Supply Chain Activities
Rajesh Kalidindi  
2/19/2018   Post a comment
Workers aren't too worried about machines replacing them, by some accounts. At the same time, humans are going to have to learn to work cooperatively with artificial intelligence.
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.
Living in the Shadow of Amazon: Learn the Lessons
Puga Sankara  
2/16/2018   Post a comment
Amazon is the elephant in the room where any supply chain conversation is happening. It's possible to take some good distribution center from those strategies.
5 Industrial Trends Transforming the Industrial Space
Simon Bhadra  
2/15/2018   Post a comment
E-commerce trends are changing the supply chain landscape, making transformation the word of the day.
What's the Scoop: Artificial Intelligence in the Smart Factory
Philip Stoten  
2/14/2018   (5) comments
AI will be finding its way into smart factory solutions this year.We decided to ask the experts to find out how much progress we can expect once we unleash the power of this game changing technology.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain: Right to Repair Bill Ramifications
Pablo Valerio  
2/13/2018   (1) comment
Legislatures on both sides of the Atlantic are working towards regulations that will force manufacturers to make it easier to repair electronic devices. Some go as far as requiring that batteries are user replaceable. These new regulations, when enacted, will have a significant impact on manufacturing and the supply chain.
Descartes Acquires Aljex
EBN Newswire  
2/12/2018   (1) comment
Expands Solution Footprint for Freight Brokers and Transportation Providers
Breaking Through the Knowledge Barrier
Jerry Marino  
2/12/2018   (2) comments
Open knowledge bottlenecks and silos that strangle your organization.
Industry Pundits Look at Digital Disruption
Puga Sankara  
2/9/2018   Post a comment
A panel of industry luminaries tackled a range of questions about how digitalization is disrupting everything, and now organizations came out ahead.
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.
A Breakout Year for Product Uptime: Service as Product
Gary Brooks  
2/8/2018   Post a comment
0ne critical business function that is ripe for transformation is after-sales service - the service original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) deliver after the initial sales of their products.
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.
Weighing Build Versus Buy with Supply Chain Apps
Puga Sankara  
2/2/2018   (1) comment
Having the right IT in the supply chain is critical. As always, organizations continue to need to weigh out whether to make what they need or buy the right solution.
Experts Leave: Don't Lose Supply Chain Knowledge Too
Jerry Marino  
2/1/2018   (3) comments
As key employees depart, they take expertise and proprietary knowledge with them. This is especially true of supply chain professionals, where there is today a large talent gap.
Mergers Present O2C Challenges for Semiconductor Companies
Dan Reeve  
1/31/2018   (2) comments
When semiconductor companies merge, automated O2C systems can make the process easier.
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.
5 Applications for Collaborative, Automated Mobile Robots
Ed Mullen  
1/29/2018   Post a comment
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) automate tasks in a simple, efficient, and cost-effective way.
New Volt480 On-Demand App Accelerates Manufacturing Repair Processes, Aiming to Reduce Downtime by 50%
EBN Newswire  
1/24/2018   (1) comment
Managers quickly find industrial technicians at the click of a button; utilizes machine learning to help solve technical problems.
The Importance of Brand Consistency in the Supply Chain
David Kerr  
1/24/2018   (2) comments
Strong brands create more memorable companies and leave better impressions on customers, and that has a direct impact on your bottom line.
10 Cities, 12 Days: Add Savings to Supply Chain Travel
Glenn Adriance  
1/24/2018   (2) comments
Traveling to 10 cities in 12 days can be stressful, but you only need one good corporate travel booking tool to pull it off successfully.
ERA Conference Will Feature Session on the All-Inclusive Workforce
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2018   (1) comment
The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) Conference Committee has announced that the all-inclusive workforce will be the topic of a general session program at its upcoming 49th Management and Marketing Conference.
ECIA Regional Series Program in Phoenix Focuses on Transformative Technology
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2018   Post a comment
ECIAihas announced the theme of transformative technology kick off the 2018 Regional Series event in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 6.
Rethink Robotics Inks 11 New Distribution Deals in Europe, North America to Expand Sawyer Availability & Support
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2018   (1) comment
Partners poised to deliver quality experience to Sawyer customers on a global scale.
Kuebix Empowers E-Commerce Businesses with Profitable Transportation Operations
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2018   Post a comment
Streamline Operations, Control Costs, Improve Customer Service
Canada to Become Main U.S. Supplier of Cobalt & Nickel
Pablo Valerio  
1/23/2018   Post a comment
Soon American manufacturers could get needed minerals from their Canadian neighbors, dramatically simplifying the supply chain.
3 Ways Manual Sourcing Costs Businesses More Than Just Time
Andrew Durlak  
1/23/2018   (1) comment
Many organizations fear change and hang on to outdated systems. Manual sourcing, however, carries a bigger price tag than you might expect.
EBN@C-Level: Stress Test Procurement, Logistics, & Operations for Business Betterment
Nicole DiGiose  
1/22/2018   Post a comment
EBN spoke with consultant Steven J. Bowen, to find out how new tax code changes may impact the supply chain.
5 Manufacturing Trends Poised to Take Off in 2018
Sean Riley  
1/22/2018   Post a comment
In the coming year, electronics manufacturers will move from digital transformation as a buzzword to making it an actionable corporate culture.
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.
Threat of Robot Warehouse Invasion Overblown
Puga Sankara  
1/19/2018   (1) comment
Everyone is talking about robots taking over the warehouse, but when you talk to people in the real world it's not such a simple equation.
3 Tips to Surviving (& Thriving) as the Only Female in the Room: Building a Successful Supply Chain Career
Kristi Naidech  
1/18/2018   Post a comment
After nearly two decades in the supply chain trenches, i've learned a few things that I wish i could have told myself when I started.
Looking Ahead: Supply Chain Experts Weigh in on 2018 Trends
Hans Veenendaal  
1/17/2018   Post a comment
Just as many people set personal resolutions, the start of the new year is a great opportunity for brands to revisit their business strategy and objectives for their supply chains.
Blockchain: The Missing Link for Transparent Supply Chain Management
Swapnil Shende  
1/15/2018   (1) comment
Blockchain for the supply chain network has the potential to benefit many industries in terms of flexibility, validation and security of transactions.
5 Trends Impacting Logistics in 2018
Sam Mikles  
1/12/2018   Post a comment
The forces that made 2017 a wild ride for supply chain professionals will continue with increased speed in 2018.
The Power of Amazon Prime: Changing People's Habits Changes the Game
Puga Sankara  
1/12/2018   Post a comment
Amazon's service levels shift buyer expectations and that expectation has shifted the buying habits of many consumers.
Changing World Redefines After-Sales Service for OEMs
Anders Grudén  
1/11/2018   Post a comment
Manufacturers need to adapt to major social, demographic and economic trends, while still increasing customer satisfaction and improving financial performance. The best path forward is to redefine service.
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.
2018 Global Outlook Challenges Planning Assumptions
Pamela Passman  
1/10/2018   Post a comment
2018 promises to bring an increasingly challenging environment for companies of all sizes. FSG’s director for global economics Antonio Martinez talks about what to watch for in the year ahead.
Manufacturing the Smart Way
Logical Link  
1/9/2018   Post a comment
Digital twins may help industrial manufacturers cross the Internet of Things divide, and allow manufacturers to innovate supply chain practices, monitor remote assets and improve overall decision-making, according to ABI.
Embedded Device Maker Adds Real-World Additive Manufacturing
Nicole DiGiose  
1/8/2018   Post a comment
Phytec, a global maker of microprocessor-based solutions for industrial embedded devices, has integrated 3D printing into its manufacturing processes.
Time for SMBs to Embrace the Digital Supply Chain
Gavin Davidson  
1/8/2018   (1) comment
Recent years have brought a new wave of business digitization and technological simplicity that puts a faster, more cost-efficient supply chain within easy reach of SMB manufacturers, distributors, logistics providers, and retailers.
South America Finds New Riches in Lithium Supply
Pablo Valerio  
1/5/2018   Post a comment
The world is gearing up for electric cars. The technology is maturing, the cars’ autonomy range is increasing, and batteries are getting smaller and cheaper. Lithium, the mineral needed for those batteries, is a sought-after commodity. The London Metal Exchange (LME) plans to launch futures contracts for lithium and other battery metals early in 2019.
Harness Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, & Blockchain for Trade Finance
Veena Gundavelli  
1/5/2018   Post a comment
Trade finance and the international supply chain have historically been complex systems, involving many people and processes. However, the technologies necessary to disrupt these systems — including big data, AI, and blockchain — are finally ready for prime-time.
Think Creatively About Passive Component Sourcing
Mary E. Shacklett  
1/4/2018   (1) comment
A looming shortage is attributable to how electronics companies are managing their inventories. Here's some steps you can take to avoid problems.
SMC Diode Solutions Inks Global Distribution Agreement with Avnet USI
EBN Newswire  
1/3/2018   Post a comment
SMC Diode Solutions voltage regulators, and die and wafer devices, today announced a global distribution agreement with Avnet USI.
Arrow Accelerates IoT Leadership Position with eInfochips Acquisition
EBN Newswire  
1/3/2018   Post a comment
Unites IoT Development Services with Technology Products
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.
4 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018
Vivek Soneja  
1/3/2018   Post a comment
In order to stay ahead of the competition, electronics OEMs need to leverage the technologies that let them know more about the supply chain sooner than ever before. Here are the trends to watch to win the race.
Automation in Manufacturing Will Create More, Better Paying Jobs
Frank Cavallaro  
1/2/2018   Post a comment
Artificial intelligence will cost our industry certain types of jobs, but the fallout in terms of new jobs may be even better.
7 Supply Chain Resolutions for the New Year
Richard G. Weissman  
1/1/2018   Post a comment
As we start a new year, these ‘resolutions’ may just make 2018 a bit more manageable.
Competitive Leverage: Make Digital Demand Management a New Year Resolution for 2018
Matthew Lekstutis  
12/29/2017   Post a comment
In 2018, resolve to use digital demand management to optimize flow of goods by sensing and responding to demand throughout the supply network to the delight of customers.
Reshoring Initiative & Intellilink Seek Project Partner
Nicole DiGiose  
12/28/2017   Post a comment
The Reshoring Initiative and Intellilink are collaborating to find a company who wants to be a guinea pig to see if back office processes (BOPs) can be reshored competitively using local U.S.-based staff and robotic process automation (RPA) software.
Automating the Headaches Out of O2C
Adrienne Wilson  
12/26/2017   Post a comment
The O2C process is a key part of any business. Automating can make it better.
Auto Repair & Santa: How to Create a Great Workplace
Rob Bernshteyn  
12/25/2017   Post a comment
An auto repair shop in Brooklyn taught me some important lessons about how to build a thriving organization.
Trump Tax Overhaul & the Future of Tech Industry
Apek Mulay  
12/22/2017   Post a comment
Today's news about tax cuts will likely impact the high-tech industry as well as the country at large.
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.
3D Printing, Servitization & IoT: 3 Developments Transform Manufacturing in 2018
Antony Bourne  
12/22/2017   Post a comment
Manufacturers need to pay attention to the three developments that have the potential to disrupt the entire industry in 2018.
Total Landed Cost Analysis: Identifying Hidden Costs in Global Supply Chains
Gelston Howell  
12/21/2017   Post a comment
Global OEMs often overlook a careful analysis of total landed cost, but as an exercise it can point to better business decisions.
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.
Why Mobilizing Field Operations Matters
April Rassa  
12/20/2017   Post a comment
Moving from manual; and paper-based systems to mobile applications offers sound improvement for field operations.
Optimize Holiday Inventory for Maximum Profits
Paris Gogos  
12/19/2017   (1) comment
Collaboration is the key to overcoming challenges to holiday inventory optimization. Learn how manufacturers and retailers can work together to optimize seasonal inventory for maximum profits.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & Artificial Intelligence
Philip Stoten  
12/19/2017   Post a comment
Data for data's sake achieves nothing, but AI may be just what's needed to help the manufacturing industry reach smart factory nirvana.
Modern Day Silk Road Logistics Could Open New High-Tech Markets
Logical Link  
12/18/2017   Post a comment
The BTK Railway closes an overland cargo gap in transcontinental logistics, reduces delivery time and creates new transportation options and possible new markets for many industries, including the high-tech sector.
8 Retail 4.0 Trends Driving the Industry
Erich Hoch  
12/15/2017   (1) comment
Traditional retail, a critical channel for electronics OEMs, will survive, but in a new reality known as Retail 4.0.
How e-Commerce Has Shifted Holiday Shopping
Mike Comstock  
12/15/2017   Post a comment
Leveraging the Internet and mobile technology in commerce has changed the consumer experience and, as a result, customer expectations are quite different than they were just a couple years ago.
Intel Takes On AI
Ariella Brown  
12/14/2017   Post a comment
Intel’s chief data scientist Bob RogersRlka about the company’s direction and the new possibilities opened up by machine learning, deep learning, and transfer learning.
4Q DRAM Sales Put Exclamation Point On An Amazing Year of Growth
Latest Research  
12/13/2017   Post a comment
Forecast for record quarterly DRAM sales of $21.1 billion, with 74% annual growth expected.
6 Best Practices to Secure Supply Chain Data in 2018
Isaac Kohen  
12/13/2017   Post a comment
Four out of five cyberattacks originate from the supply chain. Supply chain managers and procurement officers need to be front line in creating a defense.
Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Shows OEMs Critically Unprepared, But Why?
Nicole DiGiose  
12/13/2017   (3) comments
so many manufacturers feel unprepared for the coming digital disruption for strategic sourcing and procurement. They have good reason for that.
project44 Launches State-of-the-Art Rail Visibility Solution
EBN Newswire  
12/11/2017   Post a comment
The technology provider continues to lead the industry with the most comprehensive single- source of real-time multimodal visibility data.
Engineering Services Meet IoT
Mayank Bhushan  
12/11/2017   Post a comment
Traditional product engineering service providers are bringing new IoT engineering services to their OEM customers.
Container Shipping Capacity Problem May Be a Blessing in Disguise
B. Cameron Gain  
12/7/2017   Post a comment
Shipping capacity excess are likely to consider for the foreseeable future, a reality that will make those shipping materials happy.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & Cyber Physical Systems
Philip Stoten  
12/7/2017   Post a comment
Cyber physical systems underpin and support Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory initiatives. We sat down with a panel of industry executives at Producxtronica to explore the trend.
Mobile Robots Replace Conveyor Belts for OEMs
Ed Mullen  
12/6/2017   Post a comment
Electronics manufacturer Kamstrup has doubled production without increasing labor costs or costly downtime from installing automated guided vehicles.
Power the Supply Chain Workforce with Mobile & AI
Amanda Nichols  
12/5/2017   Post a comment
Mobile and AI tech is critical to addressing the talent shortage and other logistics challenges.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & Combatting Counterfeiters
Philip Stoten  
12/5/2017   Post a comment
Counterfeit electronics create more than a financial challenge to electronics manufacturers. It's alos an issue of safety. We asked industry experts what can be done.
Hybrid Modules Create Next Chip Packaging Revolution
Jim O'Reilly  
12/4/2017   (1) comment
The industry is looking to new schemes to increase performance and use less power and hybrid modules may be just what the doctor ordered.
Competitive Leverage: Look to the Future of Technology for Opportunities, Not Challenges
Matthew Lekstutis  
12/4/2017   (1) comment
in an era of digital transformation, disruptive technologies should be seen as opportunities.
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.




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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.