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Supply Chain Innovation Continues, But Slowly
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/19/2018   Post a 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.
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.
New Survey Shows 61% of Americans Prefer Products Made in America
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10/5/2018   Post a comment
Thomas released results from the “Manufacturing Perception Report.”
Spurred by Digital Transformation and Smart Technologies, Blockchain Revenues to Hit US$10.6 Billion by 2023
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10/3/2018   Post a comment
ABI Research forecasts over US$10.6 billion in software and services revenue for all combined markets globally by 2023.
DRAM Market Braces For Slower Growth
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Perils of Poor Accounting Information
Raef Lawson  
9/25/2018   Post a 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   Post a 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.
Understand Supply Chain History or Be Doomed to Repeated Shortages
Barbara Jorgensen  
9/19/2018   Post a comment
The electronics supply chain has learned a lot since 2001, but somehow it ended up with another supply imbalance.
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.
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.
Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 14.9 Percent Year-to-Year in August
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9/2/2018   Post a comment
Global industry posts highest-ever monthly sales; year-to-year growth seen across all major semiconductor product categories and regional markets
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.
Risky Business
EBN Poll  
8/16/2018   (24) comments
Is risk on your radar?
Summer School for Buyers: Mobile OLED Displays
YJ Kim  
8/16/2018   (1) comment
OLED displays are becoming increasingly commonplace, representing a market with huge upside potential.
Electronic Shortages Bad & Getting Worse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/10/2018   (2) comments
Everything from capacitors to hard disk drives is in short supply. There’s no end in sight.
Flatbed Truck Demand Spikes in the Market
Ed Moran  
8/9/2018   Post a comment
Truck shortages are likely to translate into delays if not properly managed. For manufacturers that could mean production halts and eroding customer satisfaction.
Blogging Adds Value to a Supply Chain Company
Frank Cavallaro  
8/7/2018   (1) comment
A company blog hosted on a website offers supply chain companies a long-lasting social media resource to attract customers on the B2B buying journey.
4 Best Practices to Drive Double-Digit OEM Growth
Vivek Joshi  
8/1/2018   (1) comment
Here are the four best practices to overall help service sales, marketing, and manufacturing leaders drive double digit growth in 2018.
Foil Thieves With a Smarter Way to Transport High-Value Electronics
Paul Washicko  
7/30/2018   Post a comment
Real-time insight into every shipment during its transit time is becoming critical to prevent damaged or lost products and improve on-time delivery.
25 Most Resilient High-Tech Supply Chains
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/19/2018   Post a comment
Particularly in the high-tech space, with its inherent volatility and global reach, resiliency is a key component of success. Here are the companies that are leading the charge in resiliency efforts.
Semi Content in Electronic Systems Forecast to Reach 31.4% in 2018
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7/18/2018   (1) comment
Semi content to surpass 30% this year, smashing the previous record high set just last year.
Automotive Advances Offer Big Win for Electronic Component Makers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/13/2018   Post a comment
As cars incorporate more sophisticated features, electronic component makers are the happy winners as demand for components rises.
Supply Chain Facing Supply, Tariff & Transportation Challenges
Barbara Jorgensen  
7/5/2018   Post a comment
U.S. manufacturing is growing robustly, but the picture isn't all rosy. Often, these companies are not able to get enough electronic components, some raw materials, and now, transportation to meet demand.
Electronics Distribution Cashes In on Economic Shifts in 2017
Gina Roos  
7/4/2018   (1) comment
The North American franchised distribution industry had a robust 2017 and rode the wave of demand despite shortages and long lead times.
Nano Dimension's Electrifying Additive Manufacturing Survey Confirms 3D Printed Electronics as a Strategic Technology
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7/2/2018   Post a comment
Study Polled Engineers, Designers, Business Decision Makers; Findings Show Concerns of IP Theft and Long Lead Times to Receive Prototypes
Procurement: A Game Changer for Modern Product Launches
Vishal Patel  
6/27/2018   (5) comments
Smart procurement, sourcing, and supply chain management can show up as big opportunities to optimize quality, speed, control, and cost in new product introductions.
Uncovering the New Wave of Manufacturing Service Leaders
Vivek Joshi  
6/26/2018   (2) comments
With a yawning skills gap, organizations need to start planning for succession into critical roles now.
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.
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.
Businesses Embrace AI or Face Extinction, Says GlobalData
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6/6/2018   Post a comment
If companies fail to make artificial intelligence (AI) a core competency within the next five years, they will face either stagnation or elimination, according to GlobalData.
U.S. Manufacturing Expanding, So Why So Nervous?
Barbara Jorgensen  
6/6/2018   (2) comments
Despite growth in domestic manufacturing, tariffs are making U.S. manufacturers nervous and are already impacting imports, exports, and prices.
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.
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   (1) 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.
Semi Capex Forecast to Exceed $100B for the First Time in 2018
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5/23/2018   Post a comment
IC Insights raises its full-year spending growth forecast for this year from 8% to 14%.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
Going the E‑Commerce "Extra Mile"-E‑Commerce Logistics Costs Hit $117.2 Billion in 2017
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5/4/2018   Post a comment
Armstrong & Associates is pleased to announce the release of a new report, “E-Commerce Logistics in the United States.”
Study: What's Keeping IoT Executives Up At Night
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5/4/2018   (2) comments
Research from Internet of Things World identifies the key cybersecurity, scaling, and
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
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   (1) 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.
Top Manufacturing Companies: Revenue per Employee
Tim Young  
4/27/2018   (1) comment
Good metrics produce truth. Look at revenue per employee and predict teh future of your company.
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
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.
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.
5 Ways Enterprise Labeling Changes the Supply Chain
Josh Roffman  
3/13/2018   Post a comment
It's critical to identify, understand and measure how labeling has a strategic impact on your supply chain and your company's business growth.
12 Tech-Savvy Cars That Get an Environmental Thumbs Up
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/12/2018   (1) comment
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 21st annual GreenerCars vehicle ratings that pointed to a dozen of the most environmentally friendly automotive offerings.
Mapping the Manufacturing Capitals of the World
Vishal Chhatralia  
3/9/2018   Post a comment
The landscape of global manufacturing leadership is constantly shifting. Here's a snapshot of the last decade.
2018 Survey from the Transporeon Group Uncovers Issues & Opportunities in Carrier Capacity
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3/6/2018   Post a comment
Securing & Increasing Carrier Capacity Requires New Approaches, Smarter Sourcing, and Better Technology
10 Bright Predictions for the New World Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/6/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with IDC's Simon Ellis to talk about the biggest supply chain trends, and especially how they might affect electronics original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contract manufacturers, and other industry players.
The Smart Factory: How Smart Manufacturing Is Changing the Electronics Industry
Rose Martin  
3/2/2018   (3) comments
Although smart factories may seem like science fiction, the technology is available to make it happen for electronics OEMs.
Amazon's Next Frontier: Manufacturing & the Industrial Internet
Frank Cavallaro  
2/28/2018   Post a comment
Amazon is in a prime position to enter the Industrial Internet. That may be a big change for manufacturers and supply chain pros...it's definitely one to keep an eye on.
Barr Group's 2018 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey Reveals Little Movement Toward Safer Product Development
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2/27/2018   Post a comment
3 out of 4 Safety-Critical Device Developers Omit at Least One Industry-Recommended Design Step that Increases Safety
Digitization Becomes Supply Chain Necessity
David Kerr  
2/27/2018   Post a comment
Every manager can agree that a major goal is to cut time and increase the bottom line. Digitization is a quick way to do this.
Engineers Week 2018 Is a Chance to Ensure the Next Generation of Engineers Choose Electronics Industry
EBN Newswire  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
ECIA Foundation is proud to support STEM education during Engineers Week 2018.
Supply Chain Management Survey Indicates Greater Pressure on Companies to Demonstrate Sustainability
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2/21/2018   Post a comment
Companies are struggling to take efficient action across their supply chains, while facing increased demands from stakeholders.
AI Transforms Supply Chain Activities
Rajesh Kalidindi  
2/19/2018   (2) comments
Workers aren't too worried about machines replacing them, by some accounts. At the same time, humans are going to have to learn to work cooperatively with artificial intelligence.
What's the Scoop: Artificial Intelligence in the Smart Factory
Philip Stoten  
2/14/2018   (6) comments
AI will be finding its way into smart factory solutions this year.We decided to ask the experts to find out how much progress we can expect once we unleash the power of this game changing technology.
Industry Pundits Look at Digital Disruption
Puga Sankara  
2/9/2018   (1) comment
A panel of industry luminaries tackled a range of questions about how digitalization is disrupting everything, and now organizations came out ahead.
Supply Chain Bets on Blockchain Benefits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2018   Post a comment
Many supply chain pros believe that blockchain has a potential deliver a business advantage.
US Tops the List for Disruptive Events to Supply Chain This Year
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/8/2018   Post a comment
In 2017, for the first time, the United States was the most impacted region in the world in terms of natural disasters and weather related events.
A Breakout Year for Product Uptime: Service as Product
Gary Brooks  
2/8/2018   Post a comment
0ne critical business function that is ripe for transformation is after-sales service - the service original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) deliver after the initial sales of their products.
Tech Distributors Grow & Change, Security & Cloud Top Concerns
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/30/2018   (2) comments
Technology distributors are pursuing new markets and the result is a rosy financial outlook for the industry, according to a new report.
Special Delivery: How Logistics Providers are Slashing Inefficiencies with Machine Learning & IoT
Raghu Ramanathan  
1/25/2018   (1) comment
When we look at transportation industries today, we see good use tools already ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), computer processing power, Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain. Collectively, they have the potential to change business drastically.
The Importance of Brand Consistency in the Supply Chain
David Kerr  
1/24/2018   (2) comments
Strong brands create more memorable companies and leave better impressions on customers, and that has a direct impact on your bottom line.
5 Manufacturing Trends Poised to Take Off in 2018
Sean Riley  
1/22/2018   Post a comment
In the coming year, electronics manufacturers will move from digital transformation as a buzzword to making it an actionable corporate culture.
Making the Most of Supply Chain Tech: Manufacturers Leverage Process Mining
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/19/2018   Post a comment
A new approach called data process mining allows companies to turn IT data into actionable advice to increase supply chain efficiency.
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.
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.
10 Trends Shaping Manufacturing in the Next Five Years
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/11/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with two iDC analysts to drill down into their biggest predictions about how manufacturing and service will evolve in the next five years in more detail.
2018 Global Outlook Challenges Planning Assumptions
Pamela Passman  
1/10/2018   Post a comment
2018 promises to bring an increasingly challenging environment for companies of all sizes. FSG’s director for global economics Antonio Martinez talks about what to watch for in the year ahead.
Time for SMBs to Embrace the Digital Supply Chain
Gavin Davidson  
1/8/2018   (2) comments
Recent years have brought a new wave of business digitization and technological simplicity that puts a faster, more cost-efficient supply chain within easy reach of SMB manufacturers, distributors, logistics providers, and retailers.
Harness Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, & Blockchain for Trade Finance
Veena Gundavelli  
1/5/2018   (1) 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.
10 Most Curious Crowdfunded Campaigns
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/3/2018   Post a comment
We scoured two leading crowdfunding sites (Kickstarter and Indiegogo) to find the most wildly different products that are recently funded or on offer now.
Automation in Manufacturing Will Create More, Better Paying Jobs
Frank Cavallaro  
1/2/2018   (2) comments
Artificial intelligence will cost our industry certain types of jobs, but the fallout in terms of new jobs may be even better.
Reshoring Initiative & Intellilink Seek Project Partner
Nicole DiGiose  
12/28/2017   (1) comment
The Reshoring Initiative and Intellilink are collaborating to find a company who wants to be a guinea pig to see if back office processes (BOPs) can be reshored competitively using local U.S.-based staff and robotic process automation (RPA) software.
Automating the Headaches Out of O2C
Adrienne Wilson  
12/26/2017   Post a comment
The O2C process is a key part of any business. Automating can make it better.
Recapping a Year of Supply Chain Trends
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/22/2017   (1) comment
A look at the big buzzwords in supply chain this year tells us something about what to expect in 2018.
8 Retail 4.0 Trends Driving the Industry
Erich Hoch  
12/15/2017   (2) comments
Traditional retail, a critical channel for electronics OEMs, will survive, but in a new reality known as Retail 4.0.
4Q DRAM Sales Put Exclamation Point On An Amazing Year of Growth
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12/13/2017   Post a comment
Forecast for record quarterly DRAM sales of $21.1 billion, with 74% annual growth expected.
Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Shows OEMs Critically Unprepared, But Why?
Nicole DiGiose  
12/13/2017   (3) comments
so many manufacturers feel unprepared for the coming digital disruption for strategic sourcing and procurement. They have good reason for that.
Engineering Services Meet IoT
Mayank Bhushan  
12/11/2017   Post a comment
Traditional product engineering service providers are bringing new IoT engineering services to their OEM customers.
Customer First Sets the Standard in Retail
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/17/2017   (1) comment
Technology is, and will be, front and center of how retailers succeed or fail at differentiating themselves with customers.
Top Risks to Supply Chain Executives, from Transportation to Manufacturing
Nicole DiGiose  
11/16/2017   (1) comment
2017 Travelers Business Risk Index reveals the top risks according to supply chain executives, from transportation to manufacturing.
Many Electronics OEMs Get Dunce Cap from Greenpeace Guide
Ariella Brown  
11/13/2017   Post a comment
A new Greenpeace report take top electronics OEMs to task energy use, resource consumption, and chemical use. It turns out that most aren't getting high marks in environmentalism.




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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.