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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
Latest Research  
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   Post a comment
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   (5) 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   Post a 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   Post a 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   (1) comment
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   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.
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   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.
Reshoring Initiative & Intellilink Seek Project Partner
Nicole DiGiose  
12/28/2017   Post a 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   (1) comment
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
Latest Research  
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.
Business Continuity Builds Supply Chain Resilience
Nicole DiGiose  
11/13/2017   (1) comment
A clear plan for business continuity paves a clear path to supply chain resilience a new study finds.
Innovation Now: How Technology Drives Supply Chain Evolution
Shanton Wilcox  
11/9/2017   Post a comment
The supply chain is constantly pressured to deliver more. With supply chain technology advancements, shippers have increased expectations of what logistics providers can accomplish.
3D Printing Goes Beyond Parts Prototyping Parts in Aerospace
Logical Link  
11/8/2017   Post a comment
The aerospace industry is positioning itself to take greater advantage of 3D-printed parts, which will impact product design and supply chain management practices.
How LoRa Technology Makes Supply Chains & Asset Management Smarter
Mike Wong  
11/7/2017   Post a comment
LoRa devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa technology) and the LoRaWAN open protocol is an ideal wireless link solution for smart supply chain and logistics IoT applications.
Cloud, Connectivity Lay Foundation for Industry 4.0
Gary Hilson  
11/6/2017   Post a comment
Improved communication and more data from the shop floor is accelerating digital transformation in manufacturing, but a skills shortage remains an obstacle.
Future-Proof On-Demand Supply Chain with 3D Printing
Matt Sand  
11/3/2017   Post a comment
On-demand manufacturing is the new market norm. 3D printing is critical for next-generation supply chains.
OEMs Identify 3D Printing as Key Technology
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/3/2017   Post a comment
Additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, may well be the most impactful technology to hit manufacturing and the supply chain in a long time.
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.
The Paperless Supply Chain Comes of Age
David Kerr  
10/31/2017   Post a comment
Digital transformation is more than a buzzword. It’s changing the way the supply chain works, making it more affordable, effective, and efficient.
Car Industry Puts Sensor Market on Fast Forward
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/27/2017   (1) comment
Changes in the car industry are going to drastically change the demands on the electronics supply chain. There's a boom ahead for the sensor market.
3 Things Apple Won't Say About Making iPhones from Recycled Components
B. Cameron Gain  
10/26/2017   (1) comment
Apple faces major hurdles before it can, if ever, reach its goals of an iPhone made from mostly recycled components.
Demystifying RPA: Micro Changes Deliver Macro ROI
Earl van As  
10/26/2017   Post a comment
Flagged as the 4th industrial revolution, robotic process automation can deliver big results with a small investment.
Apple iPhone X Kicks Off Another Supply Chain Scramble
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
The iPhone X, a product that was supposed to make a splash to celebrate a decade since the smart phone was introduced, may founder due to supply chain issues.
Blockchain, Chatbots & Digitization Having a Greater Supply Chain Impact
Logical Link  
10/23/2017   Post a comment
New technologies like blockchain and chatbots are making their way into supply chain practices.
Automated Meeting Rooms: Leave Ghosts & Zombies Behind
Susan Fourtané  
10/18/2017   Post a comment
A new smart sensor integration automate workplace scheduling, eliminating ”ghost” and ”zombie” meetings, making meeting rooms (and the supply chain professionals who use them) smarter.
Machine Learning Apps Replace Enterprise Legacy Systems
Nipun Nikunj  
10/17/2017   Post a comment
Especially in the supply chain, the advent of machine learning technology promises to offer the flexibility and power necessary to succeed.
10 Reasons New Product Launches Fails
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/13/2017   Post a comment
Getting a great product idea from design to reality is more art than science, but there are things you can do to make it more likely to happen.
It’s Never Too Early to Get Your Employees in Shape for the Holidays
Amanda Nichols  
10/10/2017   Post a comment
Employee engagement and satisfaction is key for an efficient holiday season. Here’s how to keep your workers happy.
E-Commerce & Continued Outsourcing is Fueling Global Third-Party Logistics Market Growth Driving 3PL Revenues to Over $1.1 Trillion by 2022
Latest Research  
10/6/2017   Post a comment
In 2016, the global third-party logistics market reached $802 billion and is on track to exceed $1.1 trillion in 2022.
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.
Apple's Massive iPhone Launches Teach Demand Forecasting Lessons
Nick Foy  
10/5/2017   Post a comment
Apple, despite its affinity for releasing limited amounts of its highly demanded new devices to further stoke demand, offers an interesting example of the complexities associated with forecasting.
U.S. Consumer Goods & Retail CEOs More Optimistic Than Global Peers About Growth: KPMG Study
Latest Research  
10/2/2017   Post a comment
An overwhelming majority (95%) of U.S. consumer goods and retail CEOs are confident about the growth outlook for the global economy, the industry and their companies over the next three years, .
IFS study: 84% of Industrial Companies Face Gap Between IoT and ERP
Latest Research  
10/2/2017   Post a comment
Lack of integration stands between companies and digital transformation benefits of IoT
G2M Research Releases 2017 NVM Express Market Sizing Report
Latest Research  
10/2/2017   Post a comment
Predicts 2021 NVMe Market Size of $60 Billion with More Rapid Adoption of NVMe Technologies across a Variety of Segments than Previously Forecasted
Digital Supply Chains Can Transform Back to School Shopping
Mark Morley  
10/2/2017   Post a comment
One sector where parents are spending most of their back to school budget is the high tech or consumer electronics space. OEMs, distributors and retails need to be ready for the surge of demand.
Industrial Cybersecurity System: Need to Protect Industrial Control Systems Grows
Anamika Deshwal  
10/2/2017   Post a comment
Increased connectivity between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments have increased need for effective security products and solutions to mitigate these cyber threats has increased in industrial enterprises.
Agile Reinvention at the Speed of Digital
Erich Hoch  
9/28/2017   Post a comment
Change is occurring faster than ever before, and in this perfect storm of business disruption, manufacturing companies are called upon to lead the way, utilizing enabling technologies to empower the brands that will change the world.
Sun European Partners Acquires Switch Veteran C&K Holdings
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/25/2017   Post a comment
C&K announced that has been acquired by global private equity firm Sun European Partners.
Makers Face Increasingly Rough Road from Design to Product
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/22/2017   (2) comments
While technology is making designing new electronics products much easier, getting a product to market is still no simple task.
EBN@C-Level: Finance Technology Eases Supply Chain Pain Points
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/13/2017   (1) comment
Financial technology is a huge supply chain enabler. We talked to a fintech guru to get a picture of the sector.
Green Shipping Easier than Ever Before
Kathrin Brost  
9/13/2017   Post a comment
While using air freight has its appeal, it is important to consider its environmental impact as well.
The Price is Right: What Manufacturers Need to Know About Modern Service Parts Pricing
Gary Brooks  
9/11/2017   Post a comment
However, despite how vital pricing is to improving revenue and profit margins, many manufacturers still stick to the status quo when it comes to service parts pricing.
Avoiding the Abyss of Big Data
Alex Peron  
9/4/2017   Post a comment
Many organizations fail at connecting analytics to action. To succeed, you need to understand how to better equip your team for success when making the ever-critical transition to big data.
Cybersecurity & Verified Trust in the Digital Supply Chain
Craig Moss  
8/30/2017   Post a comment
Verified trust is a critical component in working with third party partners in digital supply chains.
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Forecasting Returns
Puneet Saxena  
8/28/2017   Post a comment
Returns create an interesting problem for both retailers and manufacturers that sell online: in addition to predicting a customer's original order, manufacturers and retailers need to be able to forecast how many products make come back to them.
Foxconn Gen 10+ LCD Display Manufacturing Highlights Yield Management Challenges with Large-Screen TVs
Shulik Leshem  
8/28/2017   Post a comment
What Foxconn’s newly announced Wisconsin LCD display fab reveals about consumers’ TV purchasing trends and suppliers’ manufacturing imperatives.
Inventory Missing? Use Technology to Pinpoint Areas of Loss & Theft
Krish Kupathil  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
The advent of digital technologies to monitor inventory are set to change the cargo theft scenario and make life easier for businesses and supply chain companies worldwide.
Investment in Supply Chain IoT Grows
Ariella Brown  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
Everyone agrees that IoT is growing quickly. However, many don't realize that a huge chunk of that is to come from industry.
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.
AR & VR Technology Set to Grow in an Augmented Way
Abhijit Ankalkote  
8/22/2017   (2) comments
Manufacturing, e-commerce and marketing, and gaming and entertainment are set to be the high-growth applications in the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) market.
Industrial IoT Boom Demands IP Networks
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
The huge growth in IoT relies on access to IP-enabled networks in order to get the most out of the technology.
No Quick Picks: The Right Retail Technology Makes a Difference
Puga Sankara  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
Retailers can’t just sell technology, but they must use technology in new and smart ways.
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.
Free Shipping & Other Customer-Centric Offerings Drive Holiday Sales
Latest Research  
8/15/2017   Post a comment
A survey of 500 online shoppers to find out what they expect from retailers during the holiday shopping season.
Smart Factory Strategy Becomes Table Stakes for OEMs
Philip Stoten  
8/15/2017   (7) comments
If you haven’t then it’s time to learn more about what many refer to as the fourth industrial revolution.
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Image Recognition for Shelf Logistics
Puneet Saxena  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
For retailers, it's critical (and expensive) to keep shelves stocked. New technology can cut those costs.
Organizations Aim for Operational Excellence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
Operational excellence is at the core of good business practice, but the road to achieving true improvements can be paved with challenges.
11 Goofy & Glorious Gadgets Launching on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/9/2017   Post a comment
We scoured Kickstarter for new gadget ideas, from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Renewable Energy Offers Supply Chain Benefits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs have the potential for better business returns if they choose renewable energy sources.
Dynamic Duo: How Data & Visibility Prevent Warranty Fraud, Mitigate Losses
Sarah Hatfield  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Most companies don’t realize the extent of their problem with warranty fraud, don’t have sufficient ways to prevent fraud and, when they do discover it, struggle to act. Much of it comes down to not having the right data and visibility across the warranty management process.
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.
Wearable Tech Enables Manufacturing Now & In the Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
Most manufacturers plan to embrace Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improve quality and operational visibility, a new survey found.
Wearables, Infotainment, Fitness Drive Microprocessor Sales
Swapnil Mali  
8/1/2017   Post a comment
Once dominated by PCs, the microprocessor is looking to new products, such zs Smart wearables, infotainments systems, and medical fitness devices, to drive growth,
Virtual Reality Industry Grows Up
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/28/2017   Post a comment
This year may be the year that virtual reality will take hold in the consumer marekt...and soon it will be common part of the business world as well.
Incentivizing e-Waste Recycling
Frank Cavallaro  
7/26/2017   Post a comment
As the industry creates new electronics products, and new iterations of designs, it behooves us to look at how products are handled at end of life.
Industrial Robots Transform Manufacturing Floor & Workforce
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/21/2017   (3) comments
Indiustrial robotics are big and getting bigger, and that's likely to be good for the high-tech electronics manufacturing industry.
Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition Underlines Digital Transformation & Disruption in Retail
Erich Hoch  
7/20/2017   Post a comment
Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods is likely to significantly disrupt the retail sector, with implications to brands, retailers, and supply chain leaders. What role will packaging play in the retail industry’s future? What do retailers need to know to stay ahead in this crucial area of online and in-store retail? Here’s how we see it…
6 Key Issues for Manufacturers Moving to Industry 4.0
Gary Hilson  
7/19/2017   Post a comment
Enterprise digitizers that are embracing Manufacturing 4.0 with multiple proof of concepts are realizing benefits
What Distributors Can Learn from Retailers
Kelly Brock  
7/19/2017   Post a comment
Distributors face the most profound business model shift in decades. They have the choice of adapting or risking being obsolete.
15 Kickstarter Robots that Work, Teach, & Play
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/17/2017   Post a comment
Everybody likes robots, and soon they'll be doing all sorts of things with them, if these wildly successful Kickstarter projects are any indication.
Nearly 1 in 3 Consumers Plan to Make a Purchase Through a Voice-Controlled Device In the Next Year
Latest Research  
7/12/2017   (2) comments
Annual Walker Sands study reveals insights into the rise of the connected consumer and changes in shopper behaviors and expectations
Amazon Prime Day Presents Prime Opportunity & Example
Andrew Atkinson  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
Amazon prime has set the bar for B2C and B2B e-commerce. We can all take some lessons from Amazon Prime Day.
UK Supply Chain Funding Index Declines
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/7/2017   Post a comment
The most recent results of the UK supply chain funding index point to a slight decline in the past year.
Exploring the Transformative Potential of the Digital Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
7/6/2017   (1) comment
CEOs and supply chain executives interested in increasing revenue and decreasing cost will benefit from digital supply chain transformation.
What’s Trending Now: Top Warehouse Technologies
Evan Garber  
7/6/2017   Post a comment
E-commerce and consumer buying habits are shaping the future of the supply chain industry. Companies are looking for new ways to stay ahead while increasing profit margins. Technological innovations (both proactive and necessitated) play a major role, specifically in streamlining warehouse management. But implementing the right technologies may mean the difference between staying in business or not.
Today’s Complex Supply Chains Demand Visibility Solutions
Ariella Brown  
6/26/2017   Post a comment
Technology can point the way to more visible, better managed, and more efficient supply chains that deliver better value for companies and their customers.
Measuring the Current State of Digital Transformation & Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/23/2017   (1) comment
Survey says: digital transformation efforts within organization drive supply chain restructuring activities.
Understand Customer Behavior to Capture Omnichannel Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/23/2017   (1) comment
Retailers and manufacturers need to leverage customer insights to unlock competitive advantage to make better category decisions and achieve localized merchandising, a new survey found.
More Trade with Asia Comes at a Shipping Price
B. Cameron Gain  
6/22/2017   (1) comment
Shipping to Asia is getting harder. The problem: a huge capacity backlog sitting and waiting for container ships




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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!
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.