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Breaking Through the Knowledge Barrier
Jerry Marino  
2/12/2018   (2) comments
Open knowledge bottlenecks and silos that strangle your organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supplier Relationships: Get Beyond Loathing Negotiation
Richard G. Weissman  
11/30/2017   Post a comment
Strong supplier relationships enhance, not eliminate, negotiations.
Selling the C-level on Automated Order Processing
Steve Smith  
11/1/2017   Post a comment
Automated order processing leads to customer satisfaction, which drives greater revenues. The first step, though, is getting buy-in from the leaders of the organization.
Do Naps Count as Breaks? 5 Insights for Managing a Remote Workforce
Mike Raftery  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
For some workers and bosses, working at home can make everyone happy, but it has to be done right. Here's how.
Just Like Being There: SMTAi 2017 & Women in Technology
Philip Stoten  
10/19/2017   Post a comment
We sat down with some industry experts to explore some of the positive developments for women in technology and talked about what can be done to improve things further.
Institute for Supply Management to Update Requirements for CPSM, the Gold Standard in “Real-World” Certification
EBN Newswire  
10/6/2017   Post a comment
The Institute for Supply Management is announcing plans to roll out new courseware for its Certified Professional in Supply Management program – the gold standard for supply management expertise, achievement and success in the “real world”.
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.
Canadian Federal Government Supports Supplier Diversity
Kelli Saunders  
10/4/2017   Post a comment
The implementation of supplier diversity programs has been recognized as an integral component to future economies by both government and educational institutions.
Supply Chain Experts Span Barcoding’s Executive Forum 7 Speaker Lineup
EBN Newswire  
9/14/2017   Post a comment
Leaders in supply chain management and mobile technology will share insights during systems integrator’s seventh annual conference on Oct. 12
Supply Chain Pros Need Lifelong Learning
Richard G. Weissman  
8/25/2017   Post a comment
There is really no excuse these days not to be up to speed on the issues that impact your business…and ultimately impact you.
Will Oliver Appointed Vice President of Strategic Alliances for VirTex
EBN Newswire  
8/24/2017   (3) comments
Signifying another substantial investment. An industry figurehead to enable strategic global growth initiatives.
Stibo Systems Appoints New Senior Executives to Further Drive Leadership in Business-First MDM
EBN Newswire  
8/24/2017   (1) comment
CMO Prashant Bhatia and President, North America Brad Crosby to Lead Company’s Next Phase of Evolutionary Growth Driving Positive Customer Outcomes
3 Mindsets Logistics Providers Can Drop to Improve Competitiveness
Stephanie Johnson  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
The logistics industry is rapidly changing, yet many logistics providers refuse to adapt based on some key harmful mindsets.
Sager Electronics Announces Director of Supply Chain Management
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Sager Electronics= welcomes Kathy Bordeleau in the new role as Director of Supply Chain Management.
Get on Board: Millennial Managers Reshape the Warehouse
Scott Kameron  
8/17/2017   (2) comments
Supply chain leadership is evolving as Millennials become managers. They will have to learn how to apply their special skills to create market growth while accommodating workers’ varying backgrounds to become effective leaders.
Bringing Workforce Management to the Cloud
Malysa O'Connor  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
Chances are you’ve considered moving your supply chain technology to the cloud. Focusing on workforce management solutions may be the best place to start.
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Partners with TSC Advantage to Address Supply Chain Cyber Risk
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) today announced a new partnership with TSC Advantage to address the increasing cybersecurity risks to companies.
Model Solution's Model One Awards Celebrates Student Design & Innovation
EBN Newswire  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
The annual Model One Awards (MOAs) embodies the spirit of design and innovation. The prestigious MOAs recognize industrial design students for excellence in product design...
Address Supply Chain Talent Gap with a Stem Educational Outreach Program
Abe Eshkenazi  
8/3/2017   (1) comment
A new APICs STEM program introduces K-12 students to supply chain, demonstrates the importance of supply chain management, and showcases career paths within the industry.
Don't Ditch Real Communication in the Digital Age
Richard G. Weissman  
7/31/2017   Post a comment
Stronger business relationships are built on face-to-face, or at least ear-to-ear communication, and those live events enhance the relationship while balancing the negotiation process.
The Internet as the Great Equalizer
Puga Sankara  
7/14/2017   Post a comment
Internet has enabled smart, intelligent, talented people all over the world. Mobile devices have changed the way we work. That's going to change our supply chains.
APICS Announces Summer 2017 Promotions for Certification Program
EBN Newswire  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
Premier supply chain professional organization continues to provide career value to its members
4 Annoying Things Supply Chain Execs Should Stop Saying
Alex Peron  
7/4/2017   Post a comment
Too often, we rely on platitudes when we talk about the supply chain. Let's ditch these four common refrains and move the conversation forward.
Why Linking Supply Chain Objectives to Performance Will Never Work
Adrien Sandrini  
6/30/2017   Post a comment
More and more i believe that objectives linked to performance are behind some of our biggest supply chain problems.
18 Women Helping Pave the Way in High-Tech Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/21/2017   Post a comment
The Manufacturing Institute launched its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Ahead initiative. As part of the program, the group has recognized women for excellence in manufacturing. This year, 18 of these 130 leaders were leading the charge on the high-technology manufacturing front.
Micromanaging for Success: What’s Your Style?
Puga Sankara  
6/9/2017   (2) comments
To micromanage or not? That is the question.
Stepping Up Careers for Women in Supply Chain & Manufacturing
Abe Eshkenazi  
5/24/2017   Post a comment
Recruiting more women to join supply chain, especially in the area of manufacturing, is key to overcoming this anticipated talent gap.
Mouser Electronics Names Kleinjan VP of Americas Customer Service & Sales
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics announced that Coby Kleinjan has been named as Mouser’s Vice President of Americas Customer Service and Sales.
SMIC Names Haijun Zhao CEO
Dylan McGrath  
5/12/2017   (3) comments
COO moves up the ranks as Tzu-Yin Chiu steps down. Chiu will remain vice chairman of SMIC's board of directors.
The Smart Machine Age: Humans Need Not Apply
Puga Sankara  
5/12/2017   (1) comment
The smart machine age is coming and in some ways is here. People are going to need to work in new ways--complimentary to machines--to remain relevant.
Discrimination at Work Erodes Employee Effectiveness
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Workplace discrimination can wreak havoc on a business. In the high-tech world where supply chain pros are hard to find, it's important to address this problem to retain the best employees.
Marvell's New CTO Wants 'Culture of Innovation'
Rick Merritt  
5/8/2017   Post a comment
Neil Kim, the new CTO at troubled Marvell, spent an hour with EE Times at the end of his first week on the job, sharing his goals and views.
Pressure & Expectations Rise at Work
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/28/2017   (1) comment
Burnout is real. Smart organizations need to think about how to better manage employee stress.
5 Supply Chain Risk Pitfalls for Early-Stage Companies
Richard G. Weissman  
4/26/2017   (1) comment
Supply chain risk is around every corner, especially for a fledging small business.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Abhishek Dahiya, Dell
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/25/2017   (1) comment
We sat down with Abhishek Dahiya, global commodity management senior at Dell Technologies, to find out more about what this notable millennial thinks about the modern supply chain and the career potential of the field.
Find the Fire: Great Teams Need Passion
Puga Sankara  
4/21/2017   (2) comments
Every company needs people who have fire in their bellies. In the high-tech electronics space, though, the need is even more critical.
Managing the Complexity Paradigm Within Supply Chain
Abe Eshkenazi  
4/17/2017   Post a comment
What can supply chain executives do to find the right balance and manage complexity before it becomes overwhelming?
When Your Sweat Knows More about You…
Junko Yoshida  
4/14/2017   (1) comment
Lucio Lanza believes that billions of things, once connected, will eventually embody intelligence. The notion makes us feel a little uneasy.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Gerardo Cabrera, Flex
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/4/2017   (1) comment
EBN talked to Gerardo Cabrera, a global commodity manager at Flex in Guadalajara, Mexico, about what made this millenial professional go into supply chain work.
10 Rising Stars: Under 30s Shape the High-Technology Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/28/2017   (1) comment
One third of the winners of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars are working for leading technology, electronics, and logistics companies. Here's a look at how each is making a difference.
Tracking Needed Talent in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/17/2017   Post a comment
The talent shortage in the supply chain is real, but smart companies are helping their people learn the critical skills.
Put Out the Fire: Address Employee Burnout in Logistics
Malysa O'Connor  
3/16/2017   Post a comment
Logistics providers are especially vulnerable to employee turnover, but many overlook one of its most reliable predictors – employee burnout.
EBN @C-Level: Sager Shares 130 Years’ Worth of Distribution Wisdom
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/7/2017   Post a comment
To succeed in the long run, distributors need to both keep what works and evolve to meet new customer expectations. Frank Flynn, who heads Sager Electronics, shares the secrets to the company's success.
ClearMetal Welcomes Industry Luminary Ron Widdows to Advisory Board and Makes Key Sales Leadership Hire
EBN Newswire  
3/3/2017   Post a comment
ClearMetal Welcomes Industry Luminary Ron Widdows to Advisory Board and Makes Key Sales Leadership Hire
Barr Group’s 2017 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey Reveals Vulnerabilities in the IoT
Latest Research  
2/24/2017   (1) comment
Barr Group has released preliminary results from its 2017 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey.
Supply Chain Guru Jimmy Anklesaria Funds Rady School’s First Endowed Presidential Chair
EBN Newswire  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
Faculty chair in innovation and entrepreneurship created through the University of California’s Presidential Match for Endowed Chairs to recruit and retain top-flight faculty
TAKE Supply Chain Partners with the USC Marshall School of Business, Center for Global Supply Chain Management to Evaluate the Impact of Future State Technologies on Issues Facing Global Supply Chains
EBN Newswire  
2/23/2017   Post a comment
Innovative research program with the USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management will provide supply chain leaders with clear guidance on which emerging tools can bridge the gaps between traditional and digital supply chain processes at a fundamental level
Procurious & SOPO Launch Innovative Online Community Platform for Government Procurement Professionals
EBN Newswire  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
Procurious and SOPO Launch Innovative Online Community Platform for Government Procurement Professionals
Master Electronics Celebrates 50 Years n Business
EBN Newswire  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
Master Electronics is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.
Employee Math: When Two Plus Two is More than Four
Puga Sankara  
2/3/2017   Post a comment
The best teams have visionaries and detail people. When you do it right, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
IoT Contest Shows Security Gaps
Rick Merritt  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
Winning engineer plies open-source tools to demonstrate gaps in IoT security.
Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Announces Launch Pad Competition for Startups
EBN Newswire  
1/24/2017   Post a comment
Entrepreneurs Vie for Cash Award and Spotlight at Automate 2017
Are You Inadvertently Disengaging Your Workforce?
Malysa O'Connor  
1/24/2017   Post a comment
After an increased focus on employee engagement in 2016, distribution companies can stay on track with these key steps in 2017.
Move Over Humans: Bots are Just Better for Some Supply Chain Tasks
B. Cameron Gain  
1/16/2017   Post a comment
Machines can outperform humans for a growing number of supply chain-related management tasks. And, as technology advances, that will only become more true.
10 Supply Chain Infographics that Speak Louder than Words
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2017   (1) comment
We decided to look back at some of the most popular topics and graphics from the past year. This is a list of the most popular infographics on EBN in the past year.
10 Workplace Incentives that Promote Employee Retention
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2017   Post a comment
Organizations can save money and increase employee retention by offering better benefits. Here are ten suggestions to make it happen.
The Significance of Automation for the Future of Work
Aaron Continelli  
1/4/2017   (7) comments
The development of artificial intelligence (AI) is more significant than any advancement yet: not only can machines do tasks for us, they can make better decisions than we can. What does this mean for the workforce of the future?
4 New Year’s Supply Chain Resolutions: Smartphones, Analytics, Ergonomics, Environment
Samuel Mueller  
1/3/2017   Post a comment
There are a lot of exciting new supply chain developments in the areas of smartphones, analytics, ergonomics, and the environment. Now is a good time for supply chain professionals to set some New Year’s resolutions that are related to adopting them.
Emotional Investment Leads to Success
Puga Sankara  
12/23/2016   Post a comment
Are you emotionally invested in what you are doing? It is not just a secret to success, but also to a fulfilled life.
Continuing Education a Must for Supply Chain Professionals
Richard G. Weissman  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
There is just no excuse for not keeping up. Continuing education is available in many forms and from many sources.
25 Best Graduate Supply Chain Programs in North America
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/21/2016   Post a comment
Leading universities are offering something for every situation from those who want to be full-time students to those who want to study long distance or on evenings and weekends.
Engage Employees in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/16/2016   (12) comments
Employee disengagement is a bigger problem than you may think. Here's a way to maximize your supply chain results by getting workers on their best behavior.
Envisioning the Future of Supply Chain
Abe Eshkenazi  
12/15/2016   Post a comment
One of the best ways to prepare for supply chain’s dynamic and exciting future is to examine the megatrends that are impacting, improving, and reshaping our industry.
Engaging Millennials: How to Get America’s Largest Workforce Invested, Retained & Performing to Full Potential
Karen Leland  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
Millennials are not only here to stay, but they are becoming a huge piece of the workforce. Keeping them engaged and interested is critical to business success.
Get the Right Generational Talent Mix
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Each generation is looking for something different in terms of compensation package. Finding the right employees starts with understanding the differences between Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Millennials.
Intel Snags Exec from ARM to Run IoT
Junko Yoshida  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
Intel will separate its nascent automotive team from the company’s IoT group. Previously, Intel’s IoT and automotive teams were bundled together under one big IoT tent. Intel also named ex-ARM executive Tom Lantzsch to head the company’s IoT branch.
Championing Staff Development in the Age of Lean
Richard G. Weissman  
11/30/2016   Post a comment
Employee training and development have become victims of shifting business conditions.
10 Ways to Woo Supply Chain Talent
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
Let people know that supply chain and logistics offer some great opportunities for a fulfilling career. It's time to close the talent gap.
ERA Welcomes TTI as Its Latest Global Distributor Member
EBN Newswire  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that TTI has joined ERA as a global distributor member.
Procurement Faces Digital Tipping Point
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/28/2016   (5) comments
Technology trends are creating a new tipping point for procurement, in addition to offering new ways for the function to prove its worth.
Barcoding, Inc. to Hold Webinar, “How to Automate Logistics and Streamline Operations with RAIN RFID”
EBN Newswire  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
This webinar will cover the benefits companies gain from using RAIN RFID in their supply chain, the common use cases of RAIN RFID in transport and logistics and what is needed for a typical RAIN RFID deployment.
Storytelling: The Secret Weapon of Great Organizations
Puga Sankara  
10/14/2016   (1) comment
The stories of great people have the potential to inspire us to do great things with our lives… and in our organizations.
BrainChip Appoints Former Exar CEO to Lead Company
Peter Clarke  
10/10/2016   Post a comment
Louis DiNardo, formerly CEO of Exar Corp. has been appointed CEO of BrainChip Holdings Ltd., a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and the parent of BrainChip Inc. (Aliso Viejo, Calif.).
Get Yourself Named Procurement MVP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/10/2016   Post a comment
Every procurement should work to stand out as the most valuable player (MVP) in the organization. Here are a few tips on how to get started.
Predicting the Future of Electronic Design & Development
Shariq Toor  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
Current innovations, like 3D printing and the cloud may well be showing what’s in store for us in the future of design and development.
Curiosity: Building Success in the Organization
Puga Sankara  
9/23/2016   Post a comment
Curiosity builds the ability to concentrate on what is important and to continue to strive for success.
Build Your Procurement Career Muscle in Five Minutes a Day
Tania Seary  
9/19/2016   Post a comment
Making time for career development and training is absolutely critical. In order to get ahead, key-skills cannot be lacking.
Don’t be Frightened: It’s Just a Millennial
Richard G. Weissman  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
Millennials are one of the best things to hit the workplace in years. They are there, so it's time to embrace and support them.
Dell-EMC Names Channel Chief
Gary Hilson  
7/13/2016   Post a comment
John Byrne is aiming to combine the two organizations’ channel into one by the beginning of February next year
Ex-Lenovo CEO Takes Temporary Helm of Avnet
Gary Hilson  
7/12/2016   Post a comment
Technology distributor issues revised guidance for Q4 after sales plummet
The Millennial Shift and New Global Supply Chain Patterns
Lisa Ann Cairns  
7/8/2016   Post a comment
In the face of the changing dynamics along the global supply chain, the internal organization of companies is equally in a transformative period.
Transportation Insight Again Named to G75 Award for Top Green Supply Chain Partners
EBN Newswire  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
Transportation Insight, a leading global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, announces the company received the Inbound Logistics G75 Award for top green supply chain partners for the third consecutive year.
The Need for a SC Chain Risk Officer
Judith M. Myerson  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
The need for a chief supply chain risk officer to govern and manage the enterprise's supply chain risk management plan is growing. Here's why it makes sense.
Human Rights Watch Wants to Abolish Slave Labor in the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
Human Rights Watch says it is pressing governments worldwide to adopt policies to prevent what it says are rampant labor abuses in worldwide supply chains.
Building a Maker Nation with a 3D Carver in Every School
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/20/2016   (1) comment
To get the well trained professionals we need, we need to get kids involved and interested in science, technology and math early. One tech company is taking that mandate seriously.
Teamwork: Critical & Achievable for the Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
6/17/2016   Post a comment
Good teamwork makes everyone perform better. It's important to understand that success goes beyond the individual.
Apple's Swift Playgrounds Teaches Kids to Code
Chris Wiltz  
6/14/2016   Post a comment
Apple has announced a new iPad app aimed at teaching kids its Swift coding language for iOS devices.
From the Moon to Mars: Space Exploration’s Rich Past and Uncertain Future
Suzanne Deffree  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
A Space Shuttle veteran and International Space Station mission commander speaks with Design News about the past achievements of and future viability of US space exploration, why man hasn’t walked on Mars yet, and the role of commercial spaceflight.
Capturing Passion in the Supply Chain Profession
Puga Sankara  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
Are you a passionate supply chain professional? If so, there are ways to instill passion in the job you do.
'French Steve Jobs' & His Teacherless School
Junko Yoshida  
5/26/2016   Post a comment
The shortage of skilled software engineers is real globally. It took a French billionaire to develop a blueprint for the “school of the future.”
APICS Introduces Enterprise Accessibility to Global Supply Chain Framework Through Software AG Strategic Partnership
EBN Newswire  
5/17/2016   (2) comments
New exclusive global partnership optimizes supply chain processes to lower organizational costs and boost customer satisfaction.




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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!
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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.