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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.
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) Brings Safe and Collaborative Autonomous Mobile Robots to Heavy Industrial Transport
EBN Newswire  
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.
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.
Skills Adoption Prepares Logistics Employees for Autonomous Transportation
Robert O’Dwyer  
6/13/2018   (1) comment
Autonomous transportation will help logistics pros acquire new skills.
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.
Devery Launches Mobile App for Blockchain-Based B2B Supply Chain Solutions
EBN Newswire  
6/5/2018   Post a comment
Decentralized supply chain enterprise solutions project Devery hits a major milestone as it focuses its attention on the rapidly-growing B2B market with the announcement of its new mobile app and project updates
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.
Arrow Electronics Celebrates SAM Car Project on National Autonomous Vehicle Day
EBN Newswire  
6/1/2018   Post a comment
In honor of National Autonomous Vehicle Day, Arrow Electronics is celebrating the success of its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) Car Project, which has broken barriers to mobility for the disabled community.
Blockchain Technology Projects Will Be Shelved from 2018, says GlobalData Thematic Research
Latest Research  
5/30/2018   Post a comment
The hype surrounding blockchain technology will recede sharply in 2018 as the cost and complexity of implementing blockchain solutions becomes apparent says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
New Private Company Score Uses Artificial Intelligence
EBN Newswire  
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
EBN Newswire  
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.
Are the Robots Winning?
Frank Cavallaro  
5/23/2018   Post a comment
Automation is a wonderful boon...or a terrible sign of destruction. Let's sort out the truth in all the confusion.
10 Ways X-Ray Can Help Identify Counterfeit Parts
Bill Cardoso  
5/22/2018   Post a comment
Visual inspection is no longer enough as counterfeit electronic components get more sophisticated. X-ray provides an affordable and effective way to dig a little deeper into the authenticity of parts.
HP Showcases Growth in High-Volume 3D Printing Deployments and Breakthrough Applications for Manufacturing
EBN Newswire  
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.
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?
Exostar Extends Secure Supply Chain Management Collaboration Suite to Support Digitalization Initiatives
EBN Newswire  
5/15/2018   Post a comment
Digital Capabilities, Integration Options Reduce Cost, Improve Visibility and Performance across Multi-Tier Supply Chains
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.
Newly Formed Chinese Trusted Blockchain Alliance Names SAP as Vice Chair
EBN Newswire  
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.
Blockchain/Crypto Pioneers from Ausum Ventures, Finova Financial, Indiegogo, 500 Startups, Academia, & Others Establish Institute for Blockchain Innovation
EBN Newswire  
5/4/2018   Post a comment
Open source think tank announces first initiative: JOBS Crypto Offering, resolving regulatory uncertainty of Initial Coin Offerings
RateLinx President & Founder Shannon Vaillancourt Accepted into Forbes Technology Council
EBN Newswire  
5/4/2018   Post a comment
Forbes Technology Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs and Technology Executives
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.
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.
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
EBN Newswire  
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.
SAP Introduces SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud
EBN Newswire  
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.
NetSuite Industry Innovations Help Businesses Accelerate Growth
EBN Newswire  
4/24/2018   Post a comment
New industry-specific solutions, finance, HR, supply chain and data analytics transform and improve business operations
EVS Process Manufacturing IP acquired by Infor
EBN Newswire  
4/23/2018   Post a comment
The specialized technology solution is used by manufacturers in highly-regulated industries from pharma to food
project44 Raises $35 Million to Turn Data into True Supply Chain Visibility
EBN Newswire  
4/22/2018   Post a comment
Financing Led by OpenView to Bring Total Funding to $48 Million
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
EBN Newswire  
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
EBN Poll  
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.
Build a Data-Driven Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/23/2018   Post a comment
For logistics providers and manufacturers, the right sort of data can increase efficiency without cutting profitability.
Customer Centricity & the Supply Chain: One Manufacturer's Perspective
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/22/2018   Post a comment
By moving from a supply driven to a demand driven model, Schneider Electric has leveraged its supply chain in innovative ways.
Trade Tools Deliver Freight Visibility & Transparency
Barbara Jorgensen  
3/21/2018   Post a comment
Freight providers should be providing tools to help customers maximize their choices.
Contract Visibility Essential for Effective Procurement
Jin Ro  
3/21/2018   Post a comment
Visibility into contracts reveals savings and improves risk management assessment. Unfortunately, many organizations fail to leverage technology to make the most of the opportunities.
Promise of Technology Changes Factory of the Future
Davina McDonnell  
3/20/2018   (3) comments
For manufacturing specifically, IoT and the adoption of Industry 4.0 has revolutionized the industry allowing manufacturers to be more efficient, smarter, and more connected to their supply chain and customers alike.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Collaborate, Connect
Philip Stoten  
3/20/2018   (1) comment
We gathered a few industry luminaries discuss the Industry 4.0 projects they have been working on together, to find out the process, and the deliverables in terms of customer value of these strong connections and collaborative efforts.
6 Steps that Help OEMs Cope with Shorter Product Life Cycles
Mary E. Shacklett  
3/19/2018   Post a comment
Shorter time to market and a continuous stream of new products are putting extreme pressure on electronics supply chains. By enhancing collaboration, supply chain managers can manage better.
The Imperative for Global Supply Chain Systems Design
Grant Sernick  
3/19/2018   Post a comment
While it is clear that supply chain managers need to move their products faster, cheaper, and with greater predictability, it is equally clear that managers are not thinking broadly enough in their process and systems design to enable real improvement.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & the Future of E-Textiles
Philip Stoten  
3/15/2018   Post a comment
E-textiles are coming into their own so we talk to industry experts about the potential of this nascent market.
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.
A Rainy-Day Guide to Predictive Analytics
Mike Raftery  
3/8/2018   Post a comment
Let's take predicting the weather as an allegory for the evolution of analytics from descriptive to prescriptive analytics.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Digital Building Blocks
Philip Stoten  
3/8/2018   Post a comment
A handful of industry execs talk about the technology building blocks being leveraged by high-tech OEMs to achieve smart factory or industry 4.0 solutions.
Enterprise Augmented Reality Leader Upskill Closes $17.2M with Strategic Investments from Four Industry Leaders
EBN Newswire  
3/6/2018   Post a comment
Customer Growth, Rapid User Adoption and Technology Advancements Fuel New Financing
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.
Data Security, Trust & Privacy Get MWC Nod
Logical Link  
3/5/2018   (2) comments
Security, trust, and privacy concerns winning more MWC attention as IoT possibilities explode with the coming reality of 5G networks and company face GDPR compliance.
Digital Supply Chain: You Need to Change. But How?
Simon Knowles  
3/5/2018   (2) comments
Digital technologies can be both disruptive and transformational. By building a clear strategy, organizations can capture the benefits in the chaos.
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.
IntelliTrack Announces Integration with Shopify Multi-channel Commerce Platform
EBN Newswire  
2/27/2018   Post a comment
Integration provides customers using the platform with real-time, accurate inventory tracking .
Shrink Your Shipping Costs with a WMS Manifest System
Eric Allais  
2/26/2018   Post a comment
As more freight carriers make a shift to charging distributors and warehouse operators based on the dimensional size of individual packages, the cost of shipping is becoming another area where a WMS with an integrated manifesting system is able to deliver valuable cost savings.
4 Reasons Why Procurement Teams Are Choosing SaaS
Eric Christopher  
2/26/2018   (1) comment
The inherent benefits of cloud-based platforms address many of the pain points of supply chain pros looking for a technology fix.
The Ebb & Flow of Retail Supply Chain: Is AI the Answer?
Puga Sankara  
2/23/2018   Post a comment
The holidays are over, but it's never too early to look at how technology can help close supply chain gaps caused by shifting demand.
AP Automation Strengthens Manufacturer-Supplier Relationships
Howie Hahn  
2/22/2018   Post a comment
The business relationship between manufacturers and suppliers in the semiconductor industry is a close one, but not always an easy one. Automation of accounts payable (AP) processes can help smooth the path forward for both sides.
Nano Dimension Targets South Africa in Reseller Partnership with EDA Technologies
EBN Newswire  
2/21/2018   (1) comment
The DragonFly Pro 2020 3D Printer is now available in Africa.
Westfalia Technologies to Co-Present Two Seminars & Highlight Automated Warehouse Solutions at MODEX 2018
EBN Newswire  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Logistics solutions leader will showcase its warehouse automation technology at booth #B947 and host two seminars during supply chain trade show
Taking the Dude Out of the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Supply chain logistics is on the dawn of a not-so-distant era, as robotics and artificial intelligence replace humans for the delivery and transport of goods across the supply chain.
Basware Appoints Eric Wilson to Lead Operations in North America
EBN Newswire  
2/20/2018   Post a comment
Eric Wilson has been appointed senior vice president and general manager of Basware North America.
Follow the Roadmap to Digital Transformation
Susan Fourtané  
2/20/2018   Post a comment
A focus on four key areas, including direction, experience, culture, and technology, can put the supply chain on the path to digital transformation, a new report said.
Politics & Manufacturing: A Guide to Unraveling the Issues
Philip Stoten  
2/20/2018   (2) comments
New legislation in Europe, an election in the United States, or a policy by China all impact the day to day business of the electronics industry. Let us count the ways...
Setting a Path to Process Automation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/16/2018   Post a comment
The road to process automation can be uphill and winding, but the benefits to getting there can be huge.
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.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain: Right to Repair Bill Ramifications
Pablo Valerio  
2/13/2018   (1) comment
Legislatures on both sides of the Atlantic are working towards regulations that will force manufacturers to make it easier to repair electronic devices. Some go as far as requiring that batteries are user replaceable. These new regulations, when enacted, will have a significant impact on manufacturing and the supply chain.
HP Announces 3D Printer for Full-Color Prototypes
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/6/2018   (2) comments
HP aims to put affordable 3D printing into the hands of small and mid-sized manufacturers who want to design and prototype.
Weighing Build Versus Buy with Supply Chain Apps
Puga Sankara  
2/2/2018   (1) comment
Having the right IT in the supply chain is critical. As always, organizations continue to need to weigh out whether to make what they need or buy the right solution.
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.
5 Applications for Collaborative, Automated Mobile Robots
Ed Mullen  
1/29/2018   Post a comment
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) automate tasks in a simple, efficient, and cost-effective way.
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.
New Volt480 On-Demand App Accelerates Manufacturing Repair Processes, Aiming to Reduce Downtime by 50%
EBN Newswire  
1/24/2018   (1) comment
Managers quickly find industrial technicians at the click of a button; utilizes machine learning to help solve technical problems.
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.
10 Cities, 12 Days: Add Savings to Supply Chain Travel
Glenn Adriance  
1/24/2018   (2) comments
Traveling to 10 cities in 12 days can be stressful, but you only need one good corporate travel booking tool to pull it off successfully.
project44 Announces Multimodal Integration into MercuryGate TMS
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2018   Post a comment
roject44 has launched an expanded integration into MercuryGate TMS.
3 Ways Manual Sourcing Costs Businesses More Than Just Time
Andrew Durlak  
1/23/2018   (1) comment
Many organizations fear change and hang on to outdated systems. Manual sourcing, however, carries a bigger price tag than you might expect.
EBN@C-Level: Stress Test Procurement, Logistics, & Operations for Business Betterment
Nicole DiGiose  
1/22/2018   Post a comment
EBN spoke with consultant Steven J. Bowen, to find out how new tax code changes may impact the supply chain.
Threat of Robot Warehouse Invasion Overblown
Puga Sankara  
1/19/2018   (1) comment
Everyone is talking about robots taking over the warehouse, but when you talk to people in the real world it's not such a simple equation.
Looking Ahead: Supply Chain Experts Weigh in on 2018 Trends
Hans Veenendaal  
1/17/2018   Post a comment
Just as many people set personal resolutions, the start of the new year is a great opportunity for brands to revisit their business strategy and objectives for their supply chains.
Data Rocks at CES: 10 Things You Missed if You Didn't Attend
Philip Stoten  
1/15/2018   Post a comment
Supply chain pros have been talking about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 5G and other technologies for awhile. Now, at CES, they are hitting prime time.
The Power of Amazon Prime: Changing People's Habits Changes the Game
Puga Sankara  
1/12/2018   Post a comment
Amazon's service levels shift buyer expectations and that expectation has shifted the buying habits of many consumers.
Manufacturing the Smart Way
Logical Link  
1/9/2018   Post a comment
Digital twins may help industrial manufacturers cross the Internet of Things divide, and allow manufacturers to innovate supply chain practices, monitor remote assets and improve overall decision-making, according to ABI.
Embedded Device Maker Adds Real-World Additive Manufacturing
Nicole DiGiose  
1/8/2018   Post a comment
Phytec, a global maker of microprocessor-based solutions for industrial embedded devices, has integrated 3D printing into its manufacturing processes.
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.
South America Finds New Riches in Lithium Supply
Pablo Valerio  
1/5/2018   Post a comment
The world is gearing up for electric cars. The technology is maturing, the cars’ autonomy range is increasing, and batteries are getting smaller and cheaper. Lithium, the mineral needed for those batteries, is a sought-after commodity. The London Metal Exchange (LME) plans to launch futures contracts for lithium and other battery metals early in 2019.




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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!
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.