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Why Blockchain for the Supply Chain
Pratik Soni  
6/25/2018   Post a comment
Blockchain technology, which has transformed the financial technology industry, can help break down data silos to create complete transparency and data flow between every point in the supply chain. Blockchain can help drive visibility, trust, and accountability among everyone in the value chain.
Macroeconomics & Short-Termism Influence Supply Chain
Apek Mulay  
6/10/2018   (2) comments
Financial reporting burdens may make CEOs a little myopic, but reducing the burden of reporting and stemming the flow of information isn't the answer.
Blockchain Technology Projects Will Be Shelved from 2018, says GlobalData Thematic Research
Latest Research  
5/30/2018   Post a comment
The hype surrounding blockchain technology will recede sharply in 2018 as the cost and complexity of implementing blockchain solutions becomes apparent says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
GDPR Preparation & Compliance Limited
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/4/2018   (2) comments
On May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect in the European Union (EU), but most organizations aren't ready.
AI, Machine Learning & Modern Manufacturing Productivity
Gary Brooks  
4/24/2018   (1) comment
Predictive analytics is poised to open up business intelligence doors for manufacturers, and also have a dramatic impact on productivity. Here's three areas that will benefit most
project44 Raises $35 Million to Turn Data into True Supply Chain Visibility
EBN Newswire  
4/22/2018   Post a comment
Financing Led by OpenView to Bring Total Funding to $48 Million
What's the Scoop: Blockchain & the Supply Chain
Philip Stoten  
4/12/2018   Post a comment
There's a lot of hype around block chain. We decided to talk to some industry leaders to sort out what's real and what's wishful thinking when it comes to the promise of blockchain in the supply chain.
AI/Machine Learning Streamlines Trade Finance
Veena Gundavelli  
4/11/2018   (2) comments
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) promise to revolutionize business. They are good at exactly the processes where humans are poor – complicated, well-defined tasks that demand constant attention to detail.
Trumponomics & New Tariffs Impact Tech Sector Future
Apek Mulay  
3/14/2018   Post a comment
Trumponomics will lead to near term stock market growth, but will quickly be followed by an inevitable crash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Ways Blockchain Revolution Supports Supply Chain Evolution
Dan Juliano  
10/18/2017   Post a comment
Many of global supply chain challenges can be solved with blockchain, which provides the foundation for a radically new approach to supply chain management
Publisher's Perspective: It Takes a Village to Build a City
Victor Gao  
10/13/2017   Post a comment
Cities, industry must work together to foster innovation.
BluJay Solutions Raises up to $500 Million New Financing to Drive Accelerated Growth
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
BLuJay Solution has raised a significant new financing facility from TPG Specialty Lending and BlueBay Asset Management’s Private Debt Group.
Buyer Boon: Digitization Forces Electronic Component Price Transparency
Adrien Sandrini  
8/10/2017   Post a comment
The electronic component industry has always been prone to price discrepancies. However, the digital age will likely bring an unexpected end to this challenge.
450mm Consortium Doomed by Lack of Collaboration to Grow Economic Demand
Apek Mulay  
7/24/2017   Post a comment
The global semiconductor will need to embrace collaboration in order to move past a potential crisis in the global economy.
Trump & Brexit: Adding Risk in the New Global Supply Chain
Luc Janssen  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
With Brexit, with the “America First” agenda of the Trump administration and in general with more and more pressure on choices for global sourcing, it is time to evaluate the risk on global supply chains. Can we still meet customer expectations?
6 Lessons Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition Teaches
Joanne Moretti  
6/27/2017   (8) comments
As two modern day success stories come together, consumers wonder what it means for us. In reality, the most valuable lessons can be culled by retails and other major brands, particularly in the high technology sector.
Economic Data Creates Procurement Strategies Foundation
Richard G. Weissman  
6/22/2017   (1) comment
Economics drives the supply chain. Here are some of the stats and resources that should be top of mind for smart procurement people.
Counterfeiting: Why Blockchain Is a Solution for the Semiconductor Industry
Adrien Sandrini  
6/21/2017   (8) comments
Blockchain has the potential to help the electronics industry address the very real problem of counterfeit components.
2017 Top 25 Global Electronics Distributors: A Wrestling Match
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/14/2017   (8) comments
In recent years, getting ahead in electronics industry has been a game of inches, with major players wrestling for greater customer share. Here's a look at the biggest names in 2017.
Uncovering (& Solving) 3 Biggest Hidden Supply Chain Costs
Brent Miller  
6/13/2017   Post a comment
A handful of common problems top the lists of hidden supply chain costs. Fortunately, a few easy steps help eliminate them for improved efficiency and productivity.
3 Keys to Aligning Effectively with Procurement
Cory Wheeler  
5/31/2017   Post a comment
Procurement is more than just a buying function. Leveraged well, it can be a strategic advantage.
Blockchain & Supply Chain: Early But Promising
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/29/2017   Post a comment
Once focused solely on finance apps, blockchain is likely to come into its own in supply chain applications in the very near future.
IT Spend Paints a Rosy Picture for Business
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/11/2017   (1) comment
By the measure of IT spend, organizations are optimistic about the financial future of their organizations, a recent survey found.
Anti-Corruption & KPIs: Measurement Furthers Maturing Programs
Leslie Benton  
5/8/2017   Post a comment
Ongoing use of key performance indicators (KPIs) and other metrics is critical to measuring whether anti-corruption compliance programs are being implemented effectively.
China Slump, Q'comm Suit Dog Apple
Rick Merritt  
5/5/2017   Post a comment
Apple nudged quarterly revenues up five percent in its latest quarter despite a 14 percent slide in sales to China and concerns about its Qualcomm suit.
Surveys Say: C-levels Confidence among Mid-Market Manufacturers Looking Good
Mike McDonald  
5/2/2017   Post a comment
The ninth annual CFO Survey from Prime Advantage shows considerable optimism about the future on the part of mid-sized manufacturers.
Apple-Imagination GPU Dispute Offers 5 IP Best Practices
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/18/2017   Post a comment
The recent dustup between Apple and Imagination points to a handful of reminders about the preservation of intellectual property preservation for electronics manufacturers and suppliers.
EDA Sales Jump Most in Five Years
Dylan McGrath  
3/27/2017   Post a comment
Electronic Design Automation (EDA) sales posted in the largest annual increase in five years in the fourth quarter of 2016, based on broad strength across all product categories.
Intel/Mobileye Duopoly: Dream or Nightmare?
Junko Yoshida  
3/17/2017   Post a comment
Intel's Mobileye acquisition has stirred mixed emotions and contrasting reviews among those who cover the industry. Semiconductor Advisors LLC, for one, said "Intel is taking a leap of faith to go very far outside its core business."
Industrial Manufacturers’ GPO Prime Advantage Tackles the Rising Cost of Healthcare
EBN Newswire  
3/2/2017   Post a comment
Partnering with LPGM to offer preventive healthcare system with no out-of-pocket costs
4 Factors to Weigh When Evaluating Manufacturing Options in Mexico
Scott Stanley  
2/14/2017   (1) comment
In order to evaluate manufacturing options in Mexico, there are a few key factors to weigh in your decision making.
E2open & Steelwedge Unite to Deliver Collaborative S&OP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
Combination of E2open and Steelwedge make E2open cloud-based supply chain giant in the marketplace.
EBN@C-Level: Travelers Exec Points to Cargo Crime Trends for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Scott Cornell, transportation lead and crime and theft specialist at Travelers Insurance to find out about the latest trends and best practices for protecting expensive electronics cargo during the transportation process.
Record iPhone Sales Lift Apple
Dylan McGrath  
2/1/2017   Post a comment
Apple Inc. returned to growth in the quarter ended Dec. 31 following three consecutive quarters of sales declines.
Blockchain: Strategic But Still Aspirational
Mary E. Shacklett  
2/1/2017   Post a comment
Blockchain promises supply chain transformation but the technology and concept are still in early days. It may not be too early to start looking at it as a strategic initiative.
Are You Prepared for HS 2017 Reform?
Preston Barton  
1/30/2017   Post a comment
HS 2017 is critical for ensuring customs rules are properly followed, improving the flow of goods internationally, facilitating better trade communication, and confirming that proper duties and taxes are remitted at the national level.
Intel Cautious on PC Consumption
Dylan McGrath  
1/27/2017   Post a comment
Intel Corp. reported fourth quarter 2016 revenue and profit that beat analysts’ expectations on sales growth in computing, data center chips and Internet of Things (IoT) chips.
The Future of the Supply Chain Lies in Ecosystems
Alex Peron  
1/17/2017   (1) comment
If all goes well, the right supply chain ecosystem minimizes the gap between demand and supply at every point in the system.
Predictions & Revolutions: A Conversation about Electronics & Economics
Apek Mulay  
12/28/2016   Post a comment
We caught up with Batra to talk to him about his predictions, focusing on the role of technology in the economy and history.
The Ebbing Appeal of Black Friday
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
With more choices, many consumers are losing interest in celebrating Black Friday the good old fashioned way. Electronics retailers need to up their game to capture customers.
Container Shipping, Procurement Go Blockchain
B. Cameron Gain  
11/9/2016   Post a comment
Blochchain technology promises to remove much of the bureaucratic waste and costs associated with the communication of supply chain- and ledger-related information for those doing business with the container shipping industry.
Blockchain Set to Transform Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/21/2016   (1) comment
Blockchain has supply chain aficionados excited because the technology will support new business processes that allow for assets to be transferred over the Internet without the need for a centralized third party.
Technology & Automation: Only Humans Need Apply
Apek Mulay  
10/20/2016   Post a comment
As a technologist, I certainly want technology to continue progressing. However, as a macroeconomist, I am equally concerned about ensuring full-employment in the economy.
NAFTA: In Defense of the Idea
Dana Martin  
10/17/2016   Post a comment
The U.S. and Mexico have strong relationships when it comes to tech companies. These businesses—and the innovative products they create—are set to suffer if NAFTA is eliminated.
Cisco Reaches for New Sustainability Goal
Ariella Brown  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Cisco has it's eyes on a big goal: controlling not just its own ecological footprint but also that of its suppliers.
BJG Electronics, Inc. and Rockwood Equity Partners Announce Investment Partnership
EBN Newswire  
9/16/2016   Post a comment
Electronics Industry Veteran Glenn Davidson Named Executive Chairman of BJG
IoT 3 in 1 Tape Measure Get Crowdfunding Love
R. Colin Johnson  
9/9/2016   (1) comment
All-in-one functionality credited for popularity of “Bagel”
Avnet Looks to Leave Behind ERP Woes, Improve Topline and Operations
Gary Hilson  
8/10/2016   Post a comment
Interim CEO Bill Amelio said the company is well positioned to address challenges, pivot where necessary, and stay on as leader
More Peak Seasons Increase Supply Chain Pressures
Gary Hilson  
8/4/2016   (6) comments
The last mile remains the final frontier when it comes to squeezing out latency as delivery expectations rise
3 Ways to Supercharge Operational Performance
Malysa O'Connor  
5/25/2016   Post a comment
To sustain profitability in the supply chain, it’s imperative to implement processes designed to meet the needs of your customers.
Understanding the Growing Rift between Procurement & Marketing
Somdipto Ghosh  
5/25/2016   Post a comment
The reason for discomfort (and hence the debate) between procurement and marketing arises due to a lack of understanding of each other’s roles.
Environmental Compliance: Streamlining the Regulatory Process for Manufacturers
Chuck Cimalore  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
Manufacturers must comply with a multitude of regulations that can have a major impact on their business processes and success. Good practices are key to success.
What Apple Gains by Sinking $1B into Didi
Junko Yoshida  
5/16/2016   (1) comment
Apple’s $1 billion investment in China’s leading ride-hailing service company Didi Chuxing is surprising but it makes one thing clear: “It tips Apple’s hand. Apple is developing driverless cars,” said an analyst.
3 Keys to Controlling Quality in Offshore Electronics Manufacturing
Thomas Smiley  
5/12/2016   (1) comment
In dealing with electronics offshoring, customers often feel that they can't control product quality. However, you do have more control than you might think.
Electronics Rep Association Goes in New Directions
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/20/2016   (1) comment
After eighty years in existence, the Electronics Representative Association (ERA) is working to make itself more relevant to our quickly changing industry.
Big Gap Between Manufacturing Numbers & GDP Growth
B. Cameron Gain  
4/20/2016   Post a comment
For supply chain-related segments of the economy, including transportation and manufacturing, all is not rosy despite promising GDP figures.
Why Operationally Excellent Companies Manage Their Channels on a Sell-Through Basis
Sanjoy Chatterji  
3/17/2016   Post a comment
Increasingly, companies that emphasize operational excellence are managing their channel on a “sell-through” basis, even if they continue to use sell-in for accounting purposes.
The Value of the Mexican Peso vs. the U.S. Dollar
Scott Stanley  
3/15/2016   (1) comment
Learn more about the current value of the Mexican Peso and what it means for electronics manufacturers conducting business in Mexico.
Taiwan Earthquake Leaves Supply Chain Warnings in its Wake
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/8/2016   Post a comment
The recent earthquake in Taiwan offers a conversation starter for global electronics OEMs who are hoping to leverage the event as a cautionary tale for risk planning.
BT's New Tool Measures Supply Chain Sustainability
Pablo Valerio  
2/22/2016   Post a comment
A new tool from British Telecomm is aimed at helping the organization's suppliers to measure their sustainable practices. The company's focus on innovation in circular economy sets a bar for the industry.
On-Premise vs. SaaS vs. PaaS: Choose the Right e-Commerce Strategy
Rich Landa  
2/18/2016   Post a comment
2016 is a vital “do or die” stage for B2B companies looking to get ahead with e-commerce. Choosing the right path is critical.
Watson XPrize Worth $5 Million
R. Colin Johnson  
2/17/2016   Post a comment
IBM and XPrize will sponsor a Cognitive Computing Competition with a $5 million purse to be announced at TED2016.
Supply Chain in Flex Presents Major Challenges for OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/15/2016   Post a comment
Risk continues to increase with the complexity of the supply chain. Unfortunately, many organizations don't have the technology, systems or people in place to effectively manage it, a new survey found.
EBN@C-Level: Admiral Dennis Blair Talks About Supply Chains, Security & Cyber Threats
Pamela Passman  
2/15/2016   Post a comment
Admiral Dennis Blair shares insights into the impacts of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and rising cyber threats for American and Japanese companies and their supply chain partners.
Critiquing the Macroeconomics of the ITRS More Than Moore Approach
Apek Mulay  
2/12/2016   Post a comment
Moore's Law isn't dead yet. Industry plans to move beyond it are premature.
Going Global: 6 Tips for Conquering the World
John Boucher  
2/9/2016   Post a comment
No two countries are alike. If global expansion is on your horizon, there are the six key areas to focus on.
America II Adds Nine Franchise Lines
EBN Newswire  
1/26/2016   Post a comment
Global Distributor Continues to Grow its Supply Chain
Counting the High Cost of Doing Nothing
Frank Cavallaro  
1/26/2016   Post a comment
Many companies mistakenly believe holding off on investments equals saving money when, in fact, it can become a costly strategy down the line.
The Importance of On-Time Payment in the Supply Chain
Mark Medlen  
12/21/2015   Post a comment
If you want to win friends and influence people, there’s no better way than paying your bills on time, or even a little early. We’ve all learned a lot about being a good vendor, but what about being a good customer? What makes us stand out with our suppliers and get more of their attention when we need it?
FinTech Companies Add Supply Chain Financing
Logical Link  
12/20/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain financing is winning attention and becoming part of FinTech companies’ portfolio of services.
Fed Rate Hike Impacts Semiconductor Industry
Apek Mulay  
12/17/2015   Post a comment
The recent federal interest rate hike represents an important moment in the U.S. economy—and for the electronics industry.
Apple Buys Wafer Fab in San Jose
Peter Clarke  
12/16/2015   Post a comment
Apple Inc. has bought a wafer fab in North First Street, San Jose, Calif. from analog and mixed-signal chip vendor Maxim Integrated Products Inc., according to a Silicon Valley Business Journal report.
From Counterfeit Electronics to Clones: You Can't Afford to Ignore Them
Mitchell Miller  
11/3/2015   Post a comment
Cloned parts can pass industry-standard visual package inspection but they aren't up to the rigorous quality standards of the original part. That's a big problem.
Chief Procurement Officer: 10 Lessons on Leadership
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/14/2015   Post a comment
The role of the chief procurement officer is evolving quickly and taking a strategic position within the organization. Leading procurement pros weigh in on what the new world of the CPO looks like.
Why Out-of-Stock Inventory May Kill Electronic Businesses this Holiday Season
Kurt Cavano  
10/5/2015   (1) comment
The holiday season could mean a sales boon for OEMs, but they'll only be able to cash in by delivering the right experience to customers.
Taking a Deep Dive on Denied Party Screening
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/2/2015   Post a comment
Denied party screening is challenging, but critical to compliance.
Shorten Your Cash-to-Cash Cycle to Unlock Supply Chain Value
Erik Diks  
9/21/2015   Post a comment
If cash is king, why is working capital so often locked up in high-value inventory or locked up in accounts receivable? We explore the roles of supply chain finance and working capital reduction programs in freeing up working capital.
Optimal+ Raises $42 Million Growth Round Led by KKR
EBN Newswire  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced that it is leading a $42 million growth equity investment in Optimal+, a big data analytics company that provides highly actionable insights to the semiconductor industry.
Capturing Sweet Success in S&OP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/28/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs talk a good game when it comes to sales and operations planning but implementing can be challenging. However, improvements are are both possible and profitable.
How Natural Language Processing Can Improve Spend Analytics
Sushil Sharma  
7/16/2015   Post a comment
Natural language processing (NLP) can be used for a lot more than spam filtering. It helps organizatoins understand their spending in real time,
5 Steps to Prepare for an Ethics Breach
Jimmy Lin  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Any organization is likely to face a breach of ethics, but careful pre-planning can mitigate risk.
Motorola Solutions Employees Back U.S. Trade Legislation
EBN Newswire  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
More than 1,000 U.S. employees sign letters backing Trade Priorities and Accountability Act.
Labels: Your Passport to Your Global Marketplace
Deborah Grant  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Labeling has a key place in the search for higher quality that is a hallmark of the electronics manufacturing industry.
Getting Beyond the Buzz: Analytics and S&OP
Ken Fordyce  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
More than just a buzz word, analytics can be a critical part of sales and operations planning--and can be a real boon to the supply chain.
Procurement & Finance: A Collaborative Approach
Priyanka Potdukhe  
4/16/2015   (3) comments
If the procurment department works to build close relationships with the finance function, the organization has the potential for big bottom line gains.
Finding Logistics Opportunity Around the Globe
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/6/2015   Post a comment
A new report from Agility highlights where the best opportunity for growing logistics lie around the world.
Do P-Cards Really Benefit Procurement Executives?
Priyanka Potdukhe  
12/10/2014   (3) comments
Procurement cards have some real benefits and some real downsides.
PrimeRevenue, Singapore-Based ApexPeak Forge Global Partnership in Supply Chain Finance
EBN Newswire  
12/4/2014   Post a comment
PrimeRevenue Inc. has signed a strategic partnership with ApexPeak, a specialized financier based in Singapore.
Supply Chain Management Primer: The Financial Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
Organizations may overlook the financial supply chain when doing a supply chain overhaul. Fully integrated financials, though are critical to good SCM.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
EBN Dialogue  
11/12/2014   (134) comments
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.




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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.