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Falcon Edge Capital and Tiger Global Management Bet Big on AI-Backed Supply Chain Optimization Company Locus Locus Raises $22 Million in Series B Funding
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5/13/2019   Post a comment
Locus optimizes logistics operations for enterprises, across sectors, to improve efficiencies resulting in higher profitability, expanding its global footprint with the secured funding from Falcon Edge Capital, Tiger Global Management and others.
Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, & Discretes Hit Record Sales Again
Latest Research  
4/2/2019   (7) comments
After a strong increase in 2018, O-S-D growth is expected to pull back in the next two years because of slowing economic growth, but optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes are each forecast to reach their third straight year of record-high revenues in 2019.
ShipBob Adds Wayfair, Ulta Beauty Vets to Head up Supply Chain, Fulfillment
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3/22/2019   Post a comment
Shipbob announced the hiring of Todd Bills as their Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Chris McDonough as their Vice President of Order Fulfillment and Sean Bellucci as their General Manager of ShipBob’s Chicago fulfillment center.
Electronics Supply Chain Roundtable: Robots, Cobots & SMT
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
3/14/2019   (2) comments
Surface mount electronics companies are still looking for ways to use robotic technologies. We asked some experts to weigh in on the future.
Doddle, the Leading Click-&-Collect Technology Provider, Launches in the US
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1/18/2019   Post a comment
Doddle enables retailers to deliver in-store click-and-collect to customers, increasing revenue and reducing operational costs.
Social Messaging Platforms: Why Your Supply Chain Company Needs to Pay Attention
Frank Cavallaro  
11/6/2018   Post a comment
The increasing popularity of social messaging platforms means your business needs to consider how to incorporate them into marketing strategy.
Brace for a Wave of Change in 2019: Procurement & Supply Chain Challenges
Vishal Patel  
10/25/2018   (3) comments
As we dive into this maelstrom of change in an effort to prepare for the year ahead, it is helpful to pick out some major trends that electronics manufacturers should incorporate into their strategic planning.
Summer School for Buyers: OLED Displays
YJ Kim  
7/26/2018   Post a comment
It's summer and time to learn something new. Here's a quick recap of how Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology works and how the technology has and will evolve to help buyers get up to speed without getting an engineering degree.
SophiaTX Launches Enterprise-Ready Public Blockchain
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7/25/2018   Post a comment
The flexible and scalable solution will serve as the foundation for new applications with specialized processes and modules for companies where peer to peer architecture and decentralization is desired and beneficial.
One Year After Launch, Bluetooth Mesh Adoption Surpasses Expectations
EBN Newswire  
7/25/2018   (1) comment
More than 65 Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Products Pave the Way for Smart Lighting, Smart Building, Smart Home, and More
Utilize Unstructured Data to Pursue Business Growth
Earl van As  
7/23/2018   Post a comment
By utilizing both structured and unstructured data, organizations can unlock valuable insights into customer purchasing patterns promote operational efficiencies in the supply chain, and capture a competitive advantage.
Zebra Technologies Expands Location Solutions Portfolio for Industrial Markets
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6/29/2018   Post a comment
Zebra MotionWorks helps leading businesses turn location intelligence into improved performance
L.A. Startup Poised to Disrupt the Supply Chain with Blockchain
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5/7/2018   Post a comment
Making its debut at Collision 2018, Omnichain leverages the global business acumen of Pratik Soni and software expertise of Ray Young to deliver real-time data transparency for supply chain management.
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.
42Q Introduces Rapid IIoT Cloud Solution for Manufacturers
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3/6/2018   Post a comment
Provides Rapid Connectivity of Factory Assets to the Cloud for Real-time Visibility, Control and Analytics
TrueCommerce Announces Remote Warehouse Integration for Microsoft Dynamics NAV
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3/5/2018   Post a comment
TrueCommerce Solution Offers Advanced Supply Chain Integration Capabilities for Dynamics NAV Community
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.
ModusLink Continues Digital Commerce Momentum with Outstanding Return Management Services
EBN Newswire  
2/21/2018   (1) comment
ModusLink offers full‑service reverse logistics offerings, simplifying returns and resulting in client wins and loyalty
Why Mobilizing Field Operations Matters
April Rassa  
12/20/2017   Post a comment
Moving from manual; and paper-based systems to mobile applications offers sound improvement for field operations.
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.
Get the Most Out of Your Legacy Supply Chain Systems
April Rassa  
11/27/2017   (2) comments
Too often, companies have become prisoners of their legacy supply chain systems. However, there are ways that you can break out.
Rethink Robotics Introduces Intera Insights with 5.2 Software Release
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11/9/2017   Post a comment
Sawyer to produce real-time robot performance, manufacturing data
Elemica Partners with DHL Resilience360 to Better Mitigate Supply Chain Risk
EBN Newswire  
10/6/2017   (1) comment
Global Incidence Data Feeds Correlate to Customers’ Supply Chains, Providing Impact Assessment & Mitigation Actions
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.
Powering the Digital Supply Chain: Machine Learning Enables Intelligent Segmentation
Puneet Saxena  
7/17/2017   (1) comment
Companies have long recognized the importance of designing offerings to serve the needs of different markets and customers. Once complicated, accomplishing this becomes much easier with machine learning.
New Chain Business Insights Research Focuses on Blockchain Smart Contracts for Supply chains
Latest Research  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
Research Brief explains power of Smart Contracts, outlines Supply Chain Case Studies while also highlighting challenges and offering an Implementation Roadmap
GrandCanals Introduces Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs
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6/14/2017   Post a comment
First Purpose-Built Analytics Platform That Helps 3PLs and their Customers Optimize their Shipping and Fulfillment on Display at 3PL & Supply Chain Summit
Displaying the Future: Display Tech Evolution Tells the Story
Marty Shindler  
5/17/2017   Post a comment
The evolution of display technology tracks the evolution of how we tell our stories. Here's a look at how that story is unfolding.
Smart Packaging Creates a Whole New Market for Consumer Brands
Amanda Williams  
5/3/2017   (2) comments
What if your manufacturing partner did more than just manufacture, more than just design and more than just packaging? What if they could help you develop new markets, new services and help brands stay relevant in a fast-moving consumer market? That’s what is happening with packaging.
Augmented Reality Gets Beyond Games to Help Logistics
Ariella Brown  
4/12/2017   (1) comment
Once used primarily for gaming, augmented reality may make logistics operations more efficient in the near future.
Loftware Spectrum 3.0 Makes Applying Sophisticated Business Logic Simple
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3/2/2017   Post a comment
New Business Rules Configurator Introduces Drag and Drop Rules Creation and a Reusable Library
5 Ways to Optimize Supply Chain with Grid Computing
Judith M. Myerson  
3/1/2017   Post a comment
Achieving supply chain optimization with grid computing in response to labor unrest, counterfeit parts, and other disruptions may the next great way to optimize the supply chain.
The Rise of the Robot for Electronics Assembly
Jim O'Reilly  
2/22/2017   Post a comment
Robots in assembly aren’t a new thing but with the cost of wages rising they are likely to take center stage.
The Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture, Version 1.8
EBN Newswire  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
Guidance for the development of interoperable IIoT systems, solution and application architectures
Move Over Humans: Bots are Just Better for Some Supply Chain Tasks
B. Cameron Gain  
1/16/2017   Post a comment
Machines can outperform humans for a growing number of supply chain-related management tasks. And, as technology advances, that will only become more true.
Hardware Technology in 2016 & a Look in the Crystal Ball at 2017
Jim O'Reilly  
1/3/2017   (1) comment
The close of the year is a good time to look back, and forward. Although some technologies and sectors were hit hard in 2016, there are some promising markets on the horizon.
A Roadmap to Implementing 3D Printing Today
Charles Edwards  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
Now more than ever, organizations must innovate within their supply chains to remain competitive in a changing marketplace. 3D printing offers a great place to start.
Predicting the Future of Electronic Design & Development
Shariq Toor  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
Current innovations, like 3D printing and the cloud may well be showing what’s in store for us in the future of design and development.
10 Military Robots of the Future
Elizabeth Montalbano  
5/27/2016   Post a comment
These futuristic military robots will help soldiers and other military personnel better perform their duties.
Sayonara, Japan Semiconductor Inc.
Junko Yoshida  
4/14/2016   (21) comments
The Japanese semiconductor industry’s downfall is undeniable. EE Times went back to Japan and explored what remains of Japanese chip vendors, how Japan Inc. has crumbled and if we grade recent restructuring programs, who comes out on top.
7 Trends You'll See at MWC 2016
Brian Dipert  
2/19/2016   Post a comment
CES is an increasingly common place for cellular industry news, but Mobile World Congress remains the dominant conference for wireless applications. What should you expect to hear announced there? Glad you asked.
3 Basics to Successfully Transform the Supply Chain with a Cloud Deployment
Rob Bernshteyn  
1/11/2016   (1) comment
The cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) promise better, faster, lower total cost of ownership ways to apply information technology to procurement and supply chain problems that have never been adequately addressed. Doing it right, though, is important.
Asia Next Frontier for Flexible Electronics Manufacturing Equipment
Raghu Das  
10/20/2015   Post a comment
As European funding for flexible electronics saturates, the market is turning toward Asia for sales of flexible and printed electronics manufacturing equipment.
Turing Test -- Are You Talking to a Human or a Machine?
Max Maxfield  
7/31/2015   Post a comment
Imagine you are allowed to pose five questions to determine whether you are communicating with a person or a machine; what questions would you ask?
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.
Scientists Pursue Super-Fast Material
R. Colin Johnson  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Researchers may have realized an 80-year-old-dream of forming a pure electron crystalline lattice with 200-times the electron mobility of graphene and 1700-times the electron mobility of silicon.
Semiconductor Innovation Yields Promise
Peter Gasperini  
2/27/2015   Post a comment
Some of the promising memory applications of past decades are being rethought and revamped to meet the evolving needs of the electronics indsutry.
Microsoft, Google Beat Humans at Image Recognition
R. Colin Johnson  
2/19/2015   (1) comment
The world's first algorithm to classify images more accurately than humans is claimed by Microsoft.
Desktop Pick-&-Place Machine DIY Kit
Max Maxfield  
2/10/2015   Post a comment
Here's a low-cost, machine-vision-based, entry-level desktop pick-and-place machine for prototype builders, hobbyists, developers, and development groups.
Review: Big Changes in Labeling for OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard
Daniel Levine  
1/16/2015   Post a comment
New chemical labels are goingo to tell us more. Manufacturers, meanwhile, wilil have to follow and adhere to carefully defined standards.
Ericsson Fires LTE Over WiFi Salvo
John Walko  
1/8/2015   (1) comment
Ericsson adds technology to Radio Dot picocells that take advantage of the public 5GHz band with the unlicensed WiFi spectrum.
92% of Hi-Tech Supply Chain SPs Think They Proacively Improve Customer's Supply Chains
Latest Research  
9/10/2014   (1) comment
eft has just released its annual North American Hi-tech and Electronics Supply Chain – Solution Provider Perspective report.
GreenPeak Posts New 'Small Data Versus Big Data' White Paper
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6/24/2014   Post a comment
GreenPeak Technologies has created a white paper that details how tiny bits of information collected from billions of devices will create a repository of information that will transform lives and generate new business sectors.
Teardown Compares Combo Sensors
Romain Fraux  
5/21/2014   (1) comment
The latest nine-axis combo sensors from Bosch, InvenSense, and STMicro have similar costs, despite different designs, according to a System Plus Consulting chip teardown.
The SCAR Design Engineers Must Have
3/14/2012   (12) comments
Errors are normal in the electronics production environment, but by taking necessary corrective measures, we can ensure they don't reoccur.
Getting the Vendor Part Approval Process Right
2/29/2012   (11) comments
The component verification process involves many stages, and getting parts verified is a key step. Here are practical steps for doing this.
Academics to Present at IPC Apex Expo 2012
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1/10/2012   Post a comment
The authors of these papers will present their research at a free BUZZ session on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at IPC APEX EXPO
Top 15 Component Qualification Questions
11/21/2011   (55) comments
There are several issues to consider before a design engineer adds a component to the item master list. Here are 15 must-ask questions.
Comprehensive Item Master & Related BOM Item Structure
11/9/2011   (8) comments
OEMs should expand the Item Master list beyond hardware to gain huge cost advantages from an optimized design and manufacturing operation.
Derating: Extending Component & System Lifetimes
11/3/2011   (23) comments
Derating is a method or technique for designing-in reliability at the earliest stages of component or product development.
Optimizing Engineering Revision Control
10/24/2011   (15) comments
Revision control is necessary for several reasons. Don't get caught waiting too long to control your company's engineering documents.
Technology Advances Simplify LED Supply Chain
Solid State Revolution  
8/18/2011   (6) comments
The LED binning process can result in unpredictable yields and other issues, but recent technological developments can mitigate these problems.
Fending Off the Budget-Planning Monster
Logical Link  
2/3/2011   (8) comments
How can you forge a long-term relationship with suppliers when costs containment concerns continue to crimp strategic initiatives?
What not to look for in 2011
Barbara Jorgensen  
12/28/2010   (11) comments
If high-tech companies do not adopt sustainability policies in supply chain, governments will in future mandate something they may not like
PCs Stage a Rebound, Boosting IC Sales
Bolaji Ojo  
12/7/2010   (9) comments
PCs still account for almost one third of global semiconductor sales despite the surge in demand for smartphones and tablet devices
What You Need to Know Now About New Environmental Regulations
Michael Kirschner  
10/13/2010   (7) comments
Electronics companies do not have the knowledge to deal efficiently with new and emerging environmental and regulatory requirements

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