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Supply Chains, Manufacturing & Tech: The Year of Adapt or Die
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
12/11/2018   Post a comment
Next month brings a slew of conferences that will lay out the biggest manufacturing, supply chain and technology trends. These events point to some understanding about where the industry will go this year.
Navigating Headwinds in the Global Supply Chain
Graham Scott  
12/10/2018   Post a comment
Electronics buyers, suppliers. and the customers they serve are facing turbulent times. We need to change along with them or face potential business disruptions.
Peerless Electronics Expands with New Hires & Staff Promotions
EBN Newswire  
12/7/2018   (1) comment
Steven Gunther, Hiram Diaz, Brandon Eble, Adam Wisniewski, Jody Crouse, Joanna Guild, Edward Combs, Doug Kirkiewicz and Laura Heckman at Peerless Electronics in 2018
Not in My Back Office: A Study in Expense Report Fraud
Josephine McCann  
12/7/2018   Post a comment
Organizations can save money by locking down expense report fraud--and some industries have more to worry about than average.
Factory Activity Rebounds After October Lull
Barbara Jorgensen  
12/5/2018   Post a comment
The news remains good: for more than two years, U.S. manufacturing has been in expansion mode.
Procurement & Digitalization: Smart CPOs Blaze a Trail
Marcell Vollmer  
12/4/2018   (1) comment
Ready or not, digitalization is upon us and the procurement department and its leadership has a huge role to play.
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.
Supply Chain Hungry for Legal Tool Innovation
Puga Sankara  
11/30/2018   Post a comment
Much in the legal and financial world remains constant, but technology tools can provide ways of doing things in innovative ways.
4 Strategies to Help Consumer OEMs Win the Microbrand Revolution
Madhav Durbha  
11/29/2018   Post a comment
Consumer electroncics OEMs can help ensure success by borrowing strategies successfully leveraged by direct-to-consumer retailers.
Insiders Pose Supply Chain's Biggest Threat
Nitzan Daube  
11/28/2018   Post a comment
The recent report of Chinese hackers infiltrating tech giants Apple and Amazon brought to light the vulnerabilities on the production line and in the global supply chain.
Fires, Floods, Earthquakes: Manage Disruptions with an AI-Enabled Business Network
Mark Morley  
11/27/2018   Post a comment
Natural disasters can upend the supply chain, but the right technology tools can help.
4 Simple Steps that Eliminate Retail & e-Commerce Delivery Anxiety
John Nadvornik  
11/26/2018   Post a comment
Removing delivery anxiety, your single largest obstacle to converting orders, can result in an up to 20% increase in sales, happier customers, fewer calls to customer support, and an optimized delivery network.
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.
Reducing Emissions & Costs in the Electronics Supply Chain
Stephen Petit  
11/21/2018   (2) comments
Here are three steps electronics manufacturers and their transportation providers are using a range of strategies and data-driven tools to improve the way they manage emissions across the supply chain.
6 Content Marketing Trends for the Supply Chain in 2019
Frank Cavallaro  
11/20/2018   (1) comment
Here are six content marketing trends for 2019 for the supply chain and logistics industries.
Espionage, Trade Secrets & Antitrust Violations: A Real-Life DRAM Drama Unfolds
Eric Kennedy  
11/19/2018   (1) comment
The international commercial battle lines are being drawn with Micron and Jinhua acting as reluctant proxies for their respective nations in the escalating DRAM drama.
Expect Accountability from Supply Chain Operators & Partners
Puga Sankara  
11/16/2018   (1) comment
A recent wedding trip made me think about some one of the biggest complexities of moving products around the supply chain.
25 Graduate Supply Chain Programs That Lead the Pack
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/15/2018   (1) comment
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.
ASPENCORE Double Summits opens today with Global CEO Summit & World Electronics Achievement Awards ceremony
EBN Newswire  
11/12/2018   (6) comments
Renowned semiconductor leaders discuss AI, IoT, 5G and the next big technologies; Companies, executives and products honored for contribution to innovation.
Unwrap the Perfect Supply Chain Gift
Gary M. Barraco  
11/12/2018   Post a comment
Disruptive technologies, increasing trade regulations, and the breakneck speed of customer demand are pushing companies to rethink their processes and technology for the holidays and beyond.
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.
U.S. Product Demand & Manufacturing Expansion Hit Downward Spiral
Barbara Jorgensen  
11/7/2018   Post a comment
Trade tensions, transportation shortages, and decreased demand dogged U.S. manufacturers as domestic factory dipped for the sixth straight month . in a row, according to the PMI Index.
Social Messaging Platforms: Why Your Supply Chain Company Needs to Pay Attention
Frank Cavallaro  
11/6/2018   Post a comment
The increasing popularity of social messaging platforms means your business needs to consider how to incorporate them into marketing strategy.
A Dynamic Duo: Building an Integrated Sales & Operations Planning Process
Amit Sikka  
11/5/2018   (2) comments
By taking an integrated sales and operations planning approach, companies can improve their financials, optimize the total product cost and minimize supply risks.
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.
How Reverse Logistics Helps Organizations Gear Up Servitization
Charles Rathmann  
10/31/2018   (1) comment
As more and more North American manufacturers realize revenue from servitization and end-of-life management, streamlining the aftermarket service value chain is quickly becoming a focus area to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Product-oriented organizations can no longer afford to neglect reverse logistics in this process—their next software investment will need to ensure profitable returns, an enhanced customer experience and regulatory compliance.
Todd Schlott Named Peerless Electronics Industrial Sales Manager
EBN Newswire  
10/29/2018   (1) comment
Leader in passive and electromechanical device distribution adds industry expert
Software Supply Chain Risk Management: Enabling Resilience in National Critical Infrastructure
Joe Jarzombek  
10/29/2018   (1) comment
Organizations expanding the use of network-connectable devices need comprehensive software security initiatives to address weaknesses resulting from technological vulnerabilities and a lack of “cyber hygiene” (lack of caution) among those who develop and use software applications and software-reliant IoT devices.
Ownership Is Everything: The Data Integrous System of Record
Puga Sankara  
10/26/2018   Post a comment
Data integrity is key to success. Here's a look at how to think about the topic.
Brace for a Wave of Change in 2019: Procurement & Supply Chain Challenges
Vishal Patel  
10/25/2018   (1) comment
As we dive into this maelstrom of change in an effort to prepare for the year ahead, it is helpful to pick out some major trends that electronics manufacturers should incorporate into their strategic planning.
TE Connectivity Pushes the Envelope of Direct Online Sales
Barbara Jorgensen  
10/24/2018   Post a comment
TE Connectivity launched its TE Store to connect with a large population of global users that want to deal directly with them.
When to Use an In-House Calculation Engine for Supply Chain Planning
Yu Liang  
10/22/2018   (5) comments
Take a look at best practices and some considerations of when to invest in an in-house engine before you make a choice.
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.
Automate Accounts Receivable to Pay Faster & Make Customers Happy
Steve Smith  
10/17/2018   (2) comments
The electronics industry is all about getting paid, but the accounts payable process is complex. Automation avoids a lot of the headaches.
Why Inbound Marketing Is a Better Supply Chain Strategy Than Outbound
Frank Cavallaro  
10/16/2018   Post a comment
An inbound marketing strategy is better than outbound marketing for supply chain companies.
Unlock IIoT Value Through Service Assurance in Manufacturing Plants
Eileen Haggerty  
10/15/2018   Post a comment
With manufacturing so heavily reliant on IT service delivery, and the coordination of the entire process from production through sales and service to billing, it’s crucial that the availability of these services is assured through IIoT.
Digital Authentication Fights Counterfeiting
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/12/2018   (4) 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.
Setting Up for Success: 4 Vital Metrics for Digital Transformation
Earl van As  
10/10/2018   (2) comments
Digitization requires businesses to pre-empt disruption and build transformation into their business model using good metrics in order to stay ahead.
OEMs Should Care: Looking at Aftermarket Engagement
Vivek Joshi  
10/9/2018   Post a comment
OEMs can boost revenues in big ways by generating continuing business after a customer makes a purchase.
Shortages & Price Hikes Leave Supply Chain in Disarray
Barbara Jorgensen  
10/8/2018   Post a comment
Despite expansion in the electronics industry, the headwinds of tariffs, component shortages and price hikes, are leaving the supply chain in disarray.
DMG Blockchain to Develop Blockchain Solutions for Global Supply Chain Management
EBN Newswire  
10/5/2018   (1) comment
Blockchain-Enabled Supply Chains Will Enforce Compliance, Provenance, and Quality Control for Regulated Products Including Pharmaceuticals
DHL & WE Continue to Empower Exceptional Young Americans With the Third Annual Youth Fellowship Award
EBN Newswire  
10/5/2018   Post a comment
The DHL Youth Volunteer Fellowship Award celebrates young Americans who are leading change through their commitment to social service.
New Survey Shows 61% of Americans Prefer Products Made in America
Latest Research  
10/5/2018   (1) comment
Thomas released results from the “Manufacturing Perception Report.”
IoT of Octoberfest: Beer Company Toasts Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/5/2018   Post a comment
A small brewing company can teach electronics OEMs a lesson about blockchain.
The Benefits of Environment-Controlled Logistics for Product Integrity
Paul Washicko  
10/4/2018   Post a comment
All transportation modes present environmental risks to shipments and the electronics industry is particular prone to this type of damage. Here's how technology can help.
Creative Electron Adds AI to TruView Parts Counter
EBN Newswire  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
The software team at Creative Electron, led by CTO Anh Nguyen, has developed a custom AI engine that adds features like incorrect label, missing components and counterfeit detection making the “TruView Parts Counter AI” not only the fastest and most accurate, but now the smartest!
ECIA Reorganization Better Serves Unique Needs of Three Constituents
EBN Newswire  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
The Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA) announces a structural reorganization reflecting input from a series of interviews and an extensive member survey.
DRAM Market Braces For Slower Growth
Latest Research  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
History suggests that DRAM ASP and market growth will soon trend downward; suppliers cautious and stand ready to adjust capex expansion plans.
Future Electronics Signs New Worldwide Agreement with Tempo Semiconductor
EBN Newswire  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
Future Electronics has signed a new worldwide distribution agreement with Tempo Semiconductor.
TDK-Lambda's DSP Series of AC-DC, DIN Rail Power Supplies Now Shipping from Sager Electronics
EBN Newswire  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
TDK-Lambda’s DSP Series of AC-DC, DIN Rail Power Supplies Now Shipping from Sager Electronics
Rutronik and Osram Expand Distribution Agreement to North American Market
EBN Newswire  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
Rutronik, Inc. and Osram Opto Semiconductors have expanded their distribution agreement to include the North American market, resulting in a fully global franchise agreement, effective October 1, 2018.
How OEMs Can Regain Control of Their Cash Conversion Cycle
Dennis Menefee  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
In a market defined by ever-extending payment terms, OEMs need to concentrate on where their cash conversion cycle can be crunched the most to save working capital.
Augmented Reality Enables Next-Level Supply Chain Visualization
Mark Morley  
10/2/2018   (1) comment
Today IoT, AI, drones, 3D printing, blockchain, and augmented reality (AR) are all jostling for the attention of CIO budgets. Let’s see how augmented reality could impact tomorrow’s supply chains.
6 Ways Automation Solutions Streamline Electronics Supply Chains
Steve Smith  
10/1/2018   Post a comment
Automation solutions essentially streamline supply chain operations, making them more efficient, faster, and less costly.
Case in Point: Real Insights from an IoT Pilot in a Distribution Center
Puga Sankara  
9/28/2018   Post a comment
An IoT deployment in a distribution center can teach everybody some good lessons.
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.
Catch the Boon of the WMS Domino Effect
Eric Allais  
9/27/2018   Post a comment
A WMS can have a positive ripple effect over an entire organization, from human resources to the C-suite. It’s time to make the domino effect work for your organization.
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.
The Perils of Poor Accounting Information
Raef Lawson  
9/25/2018   (1) comment
Tremendous changes have taken place in the business environment during the past fifty years. Meanwhile, the managerial costing practices followed by many organizations today are little different than they were fifty years ago.
Major Technology Trends Affect Retail Supply Chains in 2018
Spencer Askew  
9/24/2018   (1) comment
A recent study reveals many of the challenges and opportunities present in the retail sector. As the industry gets more complex and demanding, retail organizations are making significant innovations to combat these changes and enable new chances for growth.
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.
Celebrating Junko Yoshida
Bolaji Ojo  
9/20/2018   Post a comment
This week, Junko Yoshida bagged the award for “Most Engaging Content” at the annual AutoSens event in Brussels.
Advanced MP Sale Boosts America II Growth
Barbara Jorgensen  
9/20/2018   (1) comment
One of the electronics industry’s largest hybrid distributors – America II Electronics—has acquired another leading hybrid, Advanced MP Technology.
Understand Supply Chain History or Be Doomed to Repeated Shortages
Barbara Jorgensen  
9/19/2018   (1) comment
The electronics supply chain has learned a lot since 2001, but somehow it ended up with another supply imbalance.
Barcoding, Inc. Acquires Danforth Systems, LLC to Increase Southwest U.S. Presence & Expand RFID Capabilities
EBN Newswire  
9/18/2018   (3) comments
The purchasing of the Houston-based mobile solutions provider enhances the leading systems integrator’s service offerings and customer support
Tacton Opens in Japan to Meet Demand Amid Industry 4.0 Revolution
EBN Newswire  
9/18/2018   (1) comment
Tacton announced the establishment of a new office in Tokyo this month.
America II Acquires Advanced MP Technology
EBN Newswire  
9/18/2018   (1) comment
America II has acquired Advanced MP Technology.
Seed River Announces Strategic Engagement with AON3D
EBN Newswire  
9/18/2018   Post a comment
Montreal‐based startup brings economies and innovation to industrial 3D printing.
What Does Automation Mean for Supply Chain Marketing & Sales?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/18/2018   (6) comments
Automation can benefit sales and marketing for supply chain and logistics industries, driving efficiencies and increasing leads.
Keeping it All Running with IIoT: Visibility, Control, & Agility for Manufacturing
Srivats Ramaswami  
9/13/2018   (1) comment
The convergence of IIoT with advanced analytics, big data capabilities, and emerging technologies has opened a world of innovation, automation, and optimization opportunities for manufacturers worldwide.
Descartes MacroPoint Capacity Matching Helps Freight Brokers Address Tight Transportation Capacity Market
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2018   Post a comment
Descartes Systems Group announced that it has successfully deployed its advanced capacity matching solution, Descartes MacroPoint Capacity Matching, with several freight brokers.
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.
Blockchain & the Big Supply Chain Infrastructure Puzzle
Pratik Soni  
9/11/2018   (3) comments
Blockchain presents a radical, new way to tie everything in the global electronics supply chain together.
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.
GM Secures Supplier Ecosystem with Coding Standards
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
GM is setting software standards for its suppliers in hopes of maximizing safety.
IoT-Based Labor Management Systems Offer Big Benefits
Puga Sankara  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
A labor management system can leverage IoT capabilities to get the most out of workers.
Electronics Leads U.S. Manufacturing's Hot Streak
Barbara Jorgensen  
9/6/2018   Post a comment
The PMI is on the rise indicating a surge among U.S. manufacturers in the United States.
California Prop 65 Update Potentially Impacts Electronics Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/5/2018   (6) comments
California's Prop 65 update should have electronics companies working or selling in the state to think about what they are putting in their products.
How One Supply Chain Company Ensures Employee Loyalty
Chad Eudy  
9/3/2018   (4) comments
The job market is competitive, so you must connect with your employees early and often or they will be gone. Here's some ways to make that happen.
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.
Risky Business
EBN Poll  
8/16/2018   (1) comment
Is risk on your radar?
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.
Kenco Celebrates 68th Anniversary with Historical Growth & Strategic Innovation
EBN Newswire  
8/14/2018   (1) comment
Kenco Logistics announced today the addition of two strategic hires, historic company growth and a year’s worth of accomplishments.
Event Will Address the State of Manufacturing in MN and What's New in IoT Market
EBN Newswire  
8/14/2018   (1) comment
The ECIA 2018 Regional Series arrives in the Minneapolis area on Tuesday, October 2.
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.




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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.