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Manufacturing
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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.
Sustainability Clauses: CSR in Contracts Yields Mixed But Promising Results
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/22/2018   Post a comment
New regulations and increasing pressure regarding sustainability make it crucial for businesses to demonstrate due diligence on environmental, social and ethical risks. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)1 requirements in contracts are a good place to start.
A PCB Supplier's Inspection Protocol Does More Than Minimize Escapes
Michael Allen  
6/20/2018   Post a comment
Suppliers using simple pass/fail inspection on your circuit board assemblies are missing an opportunity for data-driven problem solving and process improvement.
OnRobot Launches Innovative New Collaborative Grippers & Force-Torque Sensor Upgrades
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6/20/2018   Post a comment
The newly founded OnRobot presents its first new products at automatica 2018 since merging three international companies.
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) Brings Safe and Collaborative Autonomous Mobile Robots to Heavy Industrial Transport
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6/20/2018   Post a comment
The market leader for collaborative mobile robots satisfies a major industry need with a bigger, stronger and faster version of its popular robots.
Semi OEMs: Don't Follow the Money When Building Customer Service Models
Mike Neunfinger  
6/20/2018   (2) comments
Despite pressure to choose a centralized or regional consumer service model, semiconductor OEMs may find that a blend of the two will serve customers best in the long run.
Future Electronics Continues to Meet Customer Demand Despite Severe Worldwide Capacitor Shortage
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6/19/2018   Post a comment
Future Electronics has developed programs to support customers amid the unprecedented global shortage of capacitors.
The Subscription Model & What it Means for Manufacturing
Gary Brooks  
6/19/2018   (2) comments
Manufacturers can get ready, no matter the industry and vertical they serve, to successfully meet the demands of subscription model, but they need to start now.
How IoT, AI, & Blockchain Empower Tomorrow's Autonomous Supply Chain
Mark Morley  
6/18/2018   Post a comment
Taken together, IoT, AI, and blockchain have the power to completely revolutionize the process via the first truly ‘autonomous’ supply chain.
4 Ways IoT Transforms the Electronics Supply Chain
Rob Stevens  
6/14/2018   Post a comment
IoT technologies are bringing a new level of visibility to the electronics supply chain, enabling manufacturers to reduce waste, improve the customer experience, and optimize from end to end.
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.
Embrace Entrepreneurial Thinking
Puga Sankara  
6/8/2018   Post a comment
Big corporate thinking can get you only so far. Entrepreneurial thinking can take you to the next level.
Great Post-Sales Experience Creates Differentiation
Simon Bhadra  
6/7/2018   (1) comment
Industrial buyers now expect a higher level of service with the products they buy--and thats factoring in with which suppliers they choose.
ModusLink Unveils 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report Underscoring Commitment to Enabling Sustainable Supply Chain
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6/6/2018   Post a comment
ModusLink unveiled its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting the organization’s commitment to helping customers achieve sustainability goals.
SAP Galvanizes the Enterprise with Intelligent New Products & Choice
EBN Newswire  
6/6/2018   (1) comment
Today at SAP SAPPHIRE, the company announced the expansion of its SAP Leonardo Blockchain services, providing easy-to-implement and scalable enterprise blockchain services that empower every customer, partner and developer to benefit from blockchain capabilities.
U.S. Manufacturing Expanding, So Why So Nervous?
Barbara Jorgensen  
6/6/2018   (1) comment
Despite growth in domestic manufacturing, tariffs are making U.S. manufacturers nervous and are already impacting imports, exports, and prices.
Sager Electronics Expands with Sensata Technologies
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6/5/2018   Post a comment
Sager announces the addition of Sensata Technologies Pressure & Temperature products to their line card.
HP & Siemens Expand Opportunities for 3D Design & Additive Manufacturing Innovation
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6/5/2018   Post a comment
At Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2018, one of the largest events for Siemens’ PLM software users, HP Inc. and Siemens expanded their longstanding collaboration to enable even more advanced functionality across a broader set of Siemens PLM software to change the way users can design and manufacture with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.
Automotive IC Market on Pace for Third Consecutive Record Growth Year
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6/5/2018   Post a comment
18.5% forecast increase in 2018 driven by systems monitoring and control, safety, ADAS, convenience, and growth of autonomous driving. Continued rise of memory ASP adds to growth.
New Strategies to Approach the Procurement Function
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6/5/2018   Post a comment
Leading Procurement Strategy: Driving Value Through the Supply Chain provides the latest thinking in procurement and supply management within multiple industries.
IoT in Manufacturing Market to Grow at 20% CAGR from 2017 to 2024
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6/5/2018   Post a comment
The IoT in Manufacturing Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $20 billion to over $150 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
9 Ways Additive Manufacturing Shifts Supply Chain
Rush LaSelle  
6/5/2018   Post a comment
Additive manufacturing is changing the way OEMs work and the supply chain must evolve along with it in a bunch of ways.
Component Shortages Exacerbate Counterfeit Worries
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/1/2018   (1) comment
Components of all sorts, from passives to semiconductors, have lately been in short supply, which has OEMs worried. Worse, as manufacturers scramble to meet deadlines and demands the problem of counterfeit components is becoming more problematic than before.
ECIA Names Second of Eight Subject Matter Expert Group (SMEG) Leaders for GIPC
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5/30/2018   Post a comment
ECIA announces that Alison R. Harris will lead the International Trade Compliance SMEG for ECIA's recently formed Global Industry Practices Council (GIPC).
Global Blockchain Announces Laser Subsidiary & Eight New Advisors
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5/29/2018   Post a comment
To promote initial investment in and robust long-term management of Laser’s servicenodes, Global Blockchain has created a subsidiary which will be carrying out Laser’s crowdsale. Additionally, the Company has added eight new members to its advisory board.
New Private Company Score Uses Artificial Intelligence
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5/29/2018   Post a comment
CreditRiskMonitor recently debuted its new PAYCE score, a highly accurate measure of bankruptcy risk when no financial statements are available for private companies.
Elemica Reports Double Digit Network Growth and Announces New Product Innovations in First Quarter 2018
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5/29/2018   Post a comment
Helping Process Manufacturers Undergo Digital Transformation Leads to Introduction of New Transformative Solutions
Labeling & Artwork Management: A Convergence on the Rise
Josh Roffman  
5/28/2018   Post a comment
Significant efficiencies and cost savings can be found when adopting a single, unified approach to deal with customer, product, regulatory and regional complexities that impact both labeling and artwork management – whether it is on traditional packaging, online or in the supply chain.
Supply Chain Apps: Integration Made Sexy
Nathan Brown  
5/25/2018   Post a comment
By considering features and neglecting integration, supply chain pros may turn their supply chain tech party into a nightmare.
5 Reasons You Need a WMS Instead of ERP
Eric Allais  
5/24/2018   Post a comment
Distributors, retailers, and other organizations that rely heavily on warehouses or distribution centers to drive success are usually not well-served by standalone ERPs. Let's explore why.
IQD Signs New Global Distributor Digi-Key Electronics
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5/23/2018   Post a comment
IQD Frequency Products are pleased to announce that they have signed a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Electronics
IHS Markit Blockchain Presentation Headlines ECIA Regional Series in Boston June 7
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5/22/2018   Post a comment
ECIA is pleased to announce the 2018 Regional Series returns to the Boston area on Thursday, June 7th at The Westin Waltham.
Seal Network & Deloitte to Build Blockchain Anti-Counterfeiting Network With the European Commission
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5/22/2018   Post a comment
Seal Network was selected by the European Commission to compete in the Blockathon, to create the next level of anti-counterfeiting infrastructure based on the blockchain. Deloitte's global trade partners have joined Seal Network to participate together in this event.
HP Showcases Growth in High-Volume 3D Printing Deployments and Breakthrough Applications for Manufacturing
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5/22/2018   Post a comment
Protolabs, IAM 3D Hub, Materialise, and ZiggZagg embrace HP’s Multi Jet Fusion for digital manufacturing; new applications for the Pontifical Swiss Guard, PepsiCo, auto racing, orthotics, industrial machinery, and more.
Cyberattacks, Global Conflict, Fire & Killer Storms Top Worldwide Resilience Challenges
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/18/2018   Post a comment
Weather events and fires are always top of mind. Now, however, cyber risks and global politics are taking center stage in terms of challenging organizational resilience, the 2018 FM Global Resilience Index found.
Ford Production Woes Teach Supply Chain Lessons
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/17/2018   (1) comment
Ford has hit the headlines lately as a factory fire shut down the manufacturing line of its best-selling truck. The unfortunate incident offers a good reminder about the tenuous nature of even the best supply chain.
The Benefits of Automated Workflows in the Supply Chain
Adam Becker  
5/17/2018   Post a comment
Flexibility, standardization, personalization, and automation are all part of building a beneficial automated workflow.
Exploring the IoT Reality of Unconnected Things
Vivek Joshi  
5/16/2018   Post a comment
It’s been the year-of-IOT for a few years now. Have we not arrived yet?
Thirteen Top-15 1Q18 Semi Suppliers Register Double-Digit Gains
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5/15/2018   Post a comment
Samsung extends its number one ranking and sales lead over Intel to 23%.
Exostar Extends Secure Supply Chain Management Collaboration Suite to Support Digitalization Initiatives
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5/15/2018   Post a comment
Digital Capabilities, Integration Options Reduce Cost, Improve Visibility and Performance across Multi-Tier Supply Chains
Digital Strategy: Data Drives Agility
Joanne Moretti  
5/15/2018   Post a comment
The reality of the digital revolution is that it is making companies more agile. But first they have to figure out that path to digitization.
AVX Celebrates the Continuing Success of the ChemCam on NASA's Curiosity Rover, Which is Enabled in Part by 630 AVX Capacitors
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5/14/2018   Post a comment
AVX’s space-level, SRC9000 TBM Series ultralow-ESR, multianode tantalum capacitors have been powering the ChemCam laser module for nearly 2,100 sols & well more than half a million firings, contributing to many remarkable observations of the red planet
Oracle AI Cloud App Promises Smart Manufacturing Capabilities
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/14/2018   Post a comment
Oracle launches new manufacturing app for intelligent decision making to increase yields and enhance production efficiency.
Winning the Smile of the User
Puga Sankara  
5/11/2018   Post a comment
Good technology implementations take time, but it's worth the effort.
Cost-Cutting Tip: Retain Great Supply Chain Employees
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/11/2018   Post a comment
Employee retention should be top of mind for smart supply chain managers, both for practical and financial reasons.
20 High-Tech Companies Leading the Charge to Good
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/10/2018   Post a comment
A variety of high-tech and electronics related organizations claimed a spot on the list of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. These companies know that ethics and compliance efforts hit the bottom line.
Field Service USA 2018 Highlights Service Supply Chain
Gary Brooks  
5/9/2018   (1) comment
The Field Service USA event brought out some great insights about how electronics OEMs can extend their supply chain efforts into the service supply chain.
Supply Chain Execs Predict Growth Through 2018 - With a Few Headwinds
Barbara Jorgensen  
5/8/2018   Post a comment
The good news is that procurement managers are expecting growth in US manufacturing, but on the down side supply chain disruptions are part of the picture too.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Elizabeth Richter, Flex
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/8/2018   Post a comment
Elizabeth Richter, who is currently serving as chief of staff for the chief procurement and supply chain officer at contract manufacturer Flex, describes her current job as “supply chain heaven.” We decided to find out why.
Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 21.6 Percent in 2017 as Samsung Takes Over No. 1 Position
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5/7/2018   Post a comment
Booming Memory Market Overshadows High Growth in Other Segments
Newly Formed Chinese Trusted Blockchain Alliance Names SAP as Vice Chair
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5/7/2018   Post a comment
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the Chinese Trusted Blockchain Alliance has appointed SAP as vice chair to deepen the integration of blockchain across industries.
Study: What's Keeping IoT Executives Up At Night
Latest Research  
5/4/2018   (1) comment
Research from Internet of Things World identifies the key cybersecurity, scaling, and
RateLinx President & Founder Shannon Vaillancourt Accepted into Forbes Technology Council
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5/4/2018   Post a comment
Forbes Technology Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs and Technology Executives
IoT, Robotics & Machine Learning Set to Transform Supply Chain, Suggests Inmarsat Research
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5/4/2018   Post a comment
79 percent expect IoT to deliver greater insight and efficiencies in the supply chain
4 Best Practices to Support Direct Materials Sourcing with Technology
Vishal Patel  
5/3/2018   Post a comment
Modern sourcing solutions can improve buyer decision making and decrease cycle time.
ISM Reports Continued Manufacturing Growth
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/2/2018   Post a comment
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business for April reported expansion, both for the manufacturing sector and the overall economy.
Automotive Semiconductors Open Stellar Opportunities
Susan Fourtané  
5/2/2018   Post a comment
New mobility trends are diversifying demand for automotive semiconductors opening new opportunities for semiconductor companies.
e-Commerce Shoppers Demand More
Louis DeJianne  
5/1/2018   Post a comment
A new report from UPS suggests that the expectations of online shoppers continue to grow evolve.
European eCall Regulation Now in Effect
Pablo Valerio  
4/30/2018   Post a comment
The European eCall regulation, which mandates all new vehicles be equipped with GPS and cellular automated emergency calling system, poses a significant challenge to the connected car industry and its supply chain.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Conor Quarry, IBM
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/27/2018   (1) comment
We sat down with Conor Quarry, winner of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars recognition program to get his thoughts on the evolving role of analytics in the supply chain as well as to find out more about his thoughts on the modern supply chain and the career potential of the supply chain field.
Blockchain & the Gold Standard for a Conflict-Free Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
4/26/2018   Post a comment
Blockchain has the potential to address some of the supply chain challenges inherent in managing the issue of conflict minerals.
Stocking the Digital Warehouse with Additive Manufacturing
Matt Sand  
4/25/2018   Post a comment
With metal 3D printing processes, the warehouse of the future may largely exist online,.
SAP Unveils Intelligent Product Design Solution and Network of Digital Twins
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4/24/2018   Post a comment
SAP SE has introduced SAP S/4HANA Cloud for intelligent product design, a new solution for collaborative research and development.
Pilot Freight Services Implements Amber Road's On-Demand Export Compliance Solution
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4/24/2018   Post a comment
Shippers Safeguarded by Industry-Leading Database of 590 Restricted Party Lists
SAP Introduces SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud
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4/24/2018   Post a comment
SAP SE introduced the release of SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud, a new solution to help companies optimize performance, elevate production quality and efficiency, and ensure worker safety.
Jabil Realizes Distributed Manufacturing Vision with New Additive Manufacturing Network
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4/24/2018   Post a comment
Jabil Increases 3D Printing Leadership & Manufacturing Agility with Global Services Expansion into Six Countries and Strategic Partnership with HP to Speed Digital Manufacturing Transformations
Is the Tesla the Next Honda Accord?
Frank Cavallaro  
4/24/2018   (1) comment
If the auto industry hits expected sales growth, it will be a boon to the electronics industry, as the number of cars with electronic components and the number of electronic components in each car grows by leaps and bounds.
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
Building a Tech Nation
Victor Gao  
4/23/2018   (1) comment
This week in his final letter as publisher of ASPENCORE, Victor Gao reflects on a recent dinner with IEEE Fellow and former Portuguese Secretary of State for Education José Franca, and together, they revisit a shared passion: How does a nation remake itself into a technology powerhouse?
A State of the Hard Drive Address
Jim O'Reilly  
4/23/2018   Post a comment
Solid state drives are pushing hard disk drives into potentially being just a technology in our memories.
Component Shortages Define First Half of 2018...& Beyond
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/20/2018   (2) comments
Component shortages, which plagued the industry last year, are likely continue and even get worse.
9 Rising Supply Chain Stars Set the Bar for the Electronics Industry
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/19/2018   Post a comment
The winners of its 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program includes promising young professionals working in the high-tech and electronics sectors at well-known component makers, distributors, and contract manufacturers.
Virtual Reality Creates New Reality for Field Service in the Supply Chain
Manuel Grenacher  
4/19/2018   Post a comment
The most innovative virtual reality technologies are set to make waves in supply chain field service in 2018 and beyond.
Lytica Adds Dr. Shahzad Khan as CRO To Advance Artificial Intelligence for Cost And Risk Assessment Of Electronic Components
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4/18/2018   Post a comment
Lytica Inc. announced the appointment of Dr. Shahzad Khan as their new Chief Research Officer (CRO), effective April 2nd, 2018.
Omnichain: The Cloud Approach to Supply Chain Operations for SMBs
Gavin Davidson  
4/18/2018   (1) comment
If a faster, more cost-effective business is on your agenda, it’s time to think in terms of the omnichain.
Tesla's Supply Chain Miracle Dissected
B. Cameron Gain  
4/17/2018   Post a comment
Tesla nearly made its goals for Q1 production...and a lot of the credit goes to smart supply chain changes.
Auto Makers Find a Million Reasons to Measure Defective Parts Per Billion in 2018
Michael Schuldenfrei  
4/17/2018   Post a comment
Whether in consumer electronics, autonomous cars, or IOT systems, every detail of the manufacturing process is becoming “mission-critical.” One small defect at any point in a supply chain can have colossal ramifications.
IoT & the Future of the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/13/2018   (1) comment
The positive impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology on supply chain related processes is likely to be immense.
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.
Terrifying Tariffs: U.S. Manufacturers Brace for Disruption
Barbara Jorgensen  
4/10/2018   Post a comment
In the wake of changes in U.S. tariffs, manufacturers are worried that the impact will be tough to take.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Actionable Data
Philip Stoten  
4/10/2018   Post a comment
Data, data everywhere. It’s like water, if it’s not fit for consumption it’s no good to anyone. A focus on collecting data doesn’t serve us well, unless of course you’re selling data storage solution. What the industry needs to move from information to intelligence, is actionable data that improves and accelerates decision making. Better decision, made faster.
Automation Frees CSRs for Customer Care
Steve Smith  
4/9/2018   Post a comment
Manual business document processes keep customer service representatives (CSRs) from focusing on their primary concern: the customer. Automating those processes can greatly improve the customer experience and the bottom line.
You Can't Improve What You Can't See: Controlling Your Delivery Network & Experience
Mike Comstock  
4/5/2018   (6) comments
Companies have turned fulfillment into a source of competitive differentiation equal in importance to brand, selection, and price.
Manufacturers Digitize to Compete with the Amazon Effect
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/5/2018   Post a comment
As consumer expect more from retailers, the pressure to perform is pushed upstream to the manufacturer. Digitalization is going to be a key part of staying ahead, a new survey found.
As the Skilled Labor Force Disappears, How Can Manufacturing Grow?
Bhavnesh Patel  
4/4/2018   (2) comments
Skilled laborers are leaving the workforce in droves. More than two million jobs will be unfulfilled. It’s time to start optimizing how we find and hire our limited supply of skilled laborers.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Cyber Physical Systems
Philip Stoten  
4/3/2018   Post a comment
This discussion and debate around cyber physical systems consider how groups of machines, and therefore groups of vendors and their software systems, can work together to deliver enhanced value in the smart factory.
Answering 4 Common Questions About Autonomous Mobile Robots
Ed Mullen  
4/2/2018   (1) comment
Although we are starting to see real use of robots, , questions still remain about how they are being used and whether their human counterparts are safe working alongside them.
Amazon & Uber Digitize Logistics
Molly Connell  
3/30/2018   (2) comments
Well-known companies originally not focused on logistics\ are devoting more and more attention to shipping and the power of digitization.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Eco Design
Philip Stoten  
3/29/2018   (2) comments
Getting the design of the supply chain right at the start is key to success as is communications and collaboration up and down that supply chain.
Retaining Women in Tech Takes More Than Training
Ariella Brown  
3/28/2018   (1) comment
To assure the supply of qualified people coming in to the high-tech electronics supply chain, we have to stop thinking in terms in terms of stereotypes and clear the way for women to get on board.
Cyberattacks on American Factories Are Real
Frank Cavallaro  
3/27/2018   Post a comment
The threat of cyberattack is real. In fact, American factories have quietly been growing more and more susceptible to threats over time.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Mexico Manufacturing
Philip Stoten  
3/27/2018   Post a comment
Competitive labor costs and proximity to the world’s largest consumer market make Mexico an excellent location to manufacture electronics and other goods.
Challenges with China
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3/26/2018   Post a comment
3 Startups Hoping to Blockchain the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
3/26/2018   (2) comments
Ahead of the almost inevitable wave of startups yet to be created for supply chain-related requirements, we found three companies that sparked our interest.
Tips For Manufactures in Mexico to Boost Industrial Purchases
Michael Cuesta  
3/26/2018   (1) comment
Smart manufactures realize that e-commerce is creating plenty of opportunity in Mexico, one of the world’s largest exporting countries.




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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.