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Electronic Supply Chain APEX 2019 Roundtable: Create a Manufacturing Ecosystem
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
2/13/2019   Post a comment
Connected factories are one thing, but what about a connected manufacturing ecosystem? Surely more value can be delivered when many sites share data to drive best-in-class performance and global improvements. And what about the idea of crowdsourced anonymized data being used across the industry to improve performance throughout the value chain?
Jaggaer Introduces the Jaggaer ONE Unified Platform for Comprehensive Spend Management
EBN Newswire  
2/8/2019   Post a comment
Jaggaer announces the Jaggaer ONE Platform as the cornerstone of its spend management solutions suite.
A New Logistics Labeling Solution Is Here to Change the Industry: Up to 40% Lower Costs, Increased Productivity, and Improved Sustainability, All in One.
EBN Newswire  
2/5/2019   Post a comment
This innovative technology is a unique labeling solution in the industry comprised of only one printer and one continuous label roll designed to produce variable length logistics labels, on demand.
Use Social Media to Enhance Supply Chain Transparency
Frank Cavallaro  
2/5/2019   (1) comment
Customers want transparency of supply chain through social media.
Automate 2019 Announces Conference Sessions, Certifications Opportunities
EBN Newswire  
1/31/2019   Post a comment
Sessions support manufacturers, integrators and those seeking professional certifications to learn how to solve real-world challenges that make them more competitive.
SophiaTX Launches Blockchain Academy
EBN Newswire  
1/31/2019   Post a comment
SophiaTX is proud to announce the launch of their Blockchain Academy.
WorkWave Launches New Unified User Interface for WorkWave Route Manager
EBN Newswire  
1/31/2019   Post a comment
WorkWave Route Manager’s new unified user interface combines route planning and GPS tracking into one view, while providing real-time insight with the Navigo toolbar
RIA & Pittsburgh Robotics Network Establish Partnership
EBN Newswire  
1/24/2019   Post a comment
Organizations to collaborate on promoting work of Pittsburgh robotics companies across the nation.
Boom: Top 10 CES Takeaways in the Age of Data
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
1/24/2019   Post a comment
CES offers a glimpse into the future of technology. If you didn't get to the show, this slideshow will give you a glimpse at some of the hottest trends for future.
Jabil Launches Materials Innovation Center for Additive Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/22/2019   Post a comment
Jabil has introduced a solution for creating, integrating and validating custom engineered materials for additive manufacturing to help 3D printing emerge as a useful manufacturing technology.
JDA & Panasonic Partner to Co-Innovate on Integrated Digital Supply Chain Technology Solutions
EBN Newswire  
1/18/2019   (2) comments
Global leaders combine leadership in software and hardware technologies to co-develop solutions that optimize factory, warehouse and retail digital supply chain operations.
AI in 2019: Start Small, Win Big
Antony Bourne  
1/14/2019   Post a comment
Artificial intelligence will shape manufacturing in the year to come.
SAP Launches Customer Initiative Focused on the Intelligent Supply Chain for Assets
EBN Newswire  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
SAP announced the intelligent supply chain for its assets customer initiative, which will connect SAP and its industry-leading customers to transform businesses in supply chain planning and asset management.
BlueGrace Logistics Unveils New Features to BlueShip TMS Software
EBN Newswire  
1/11/2019   (1) comment
New user-friendly platform improves transparency and data tracking to optimize freight spend.
3 Critical New Year's Resolutions for Manufacturing
Srivats Ramaswami  
1/11/2019   (3) comments
Here are a few New Year’s Resolutions to consider to help manufacturers lay out priorities and plans for the year ahead.
Total Visibility: The Missing Link in the Supply Chain
Richard Howells  
1/10/2019   (4) comments
The main challenge in the supply chain is knowing what to do with that data sensors provide, and how to make actionable sense of it.
EBN@C-Level: Sourceability Offers Alternative to Traditional Electronics Distribution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/9/2019   (5) comments
We sat down with founder and CEO of Sourceability Jens Gamperl to talk about how his company is developing a new distribution model that focuses on being a technology platform.
5 Key Elements Driving Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
Ray Watson  
1/2/2019   (1) comment
A handful of steps can take your organization successfully into the new industrial age.
Cloned ICs: Better Specs Than Authentics
Martin Rowe  
12/27/2018   (1) comment
Tests by SMT Corp. show that some cloned ICs actually perform better than authentic parts, at least on some parameters. Would you use a cloned part where authentic parts are no longer in production?
Building the Early Supply Chain Path to 5G
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/19/2018   (2) comments
Although it may be months or even years before 5G takes its place in the market, it’s not too early to start to get the supply chain prepared. Building the right supplier relationships and talent pool are critical.
5 Drivers Accelerating Digital Transformation & Innovation
Courtney Ryan  
12/18/2018   (3) comments
Transformative digital technologies are poised to forever change how products are designed, made and delivered to customers around the world. There’s strong probability that the following five drivers will play critical roles.
Order Processing Automation Brings Good Cheer to Electronics Market
Steve Smith  
12/12/2018   Post a comment
It’s a mad dash to get orders out, shipped, and under the tree in time for Christmas morning. A breakdown at any point in the supply chain can mean the loss of revenue, customers and business reputations.
Supply Chains, Manufacturing & Tech: The Year of Adapt or Die
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
12/11/2018   (1) comment
Next month brings a slew of conferences that will lay out the biggest manufacturing, supply chain and technology trends. These events point to some understanding about where the industry will go this year.
Navigating Headwinds in the Global Supply Chain
Graham Scott  
12/10/2018   Post a comment
Electronics buyers, suppliers. and the customers they serve are facing turbulent times. We need to change along with them or face potential business disruptions.
Not in My Back Office: A Study in Expense Report Fraud
Josephine McCann  
12/7/2018   Post a comment
Organizations can save money by locking down expense report fraud--and some industries have more to worry about than average.
Procurement & Digitalization: Smart CPOs Blaze a Trail
Marcell Vollmer  
12/4/2018   (1) comment
Ready or not, digitalization is upon us and the procurement department and its leadership has a huge role to play.
Get to the Top-Tier of IoT Security
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/3/2018   Post a comment
More connected devices translate into a massive threat service that hackers can leverage to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and other threats.
Supply Chain Hungry for Legal Tool Innovation
Puga Sankara  
11/30/2018   Post a comment
Much in the legal and financial world remains constant, but technology tools can provide ways of doing things in innovative ways.
4 Strategies to Help Consumer OEMs Win the Microbrand Revolution
Madhav Durbha  
11/29/2018   Post a comment
Consumer electroncics OEMs can help ensure success by borrowing strategies successfully leveraged by direct-to-consumer retailers.
Fires, Floods, Earthquakes: Manage Disruptions with an AI-Enabled Business Network
Mark Morley  
11/27/2018   Post a comment
Natural disasters can upend the supply chain, but the right technology tools can help.
Black Friday Promises Good Things for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/23/2018   (1) comment
Electronics are a popular purchases on Black Friday--here's a look at some of the statistics behind the holiday.
Expect Accountability from Supply Chain Operators & Partners
Puga Sankara  
11/16/2018   (1) comment
A recent wedding trip made me think about some one of the biggest complexities of moving products around the supply chain.
Unwrap the Perfect Supply Chain Gift
Gary M. Barraco  
11/12/2018   Post a comment
Disruptive technologies, increasing trade regulations, and the breakneck speed of customer demand are pushing companies to rethink their processes and technology for the holidays and beyond.
U.S. Product Demand & Manufacturing Expansion Hit Downward Spiral
Barbara Jorgensen  
11/7/2018   Post a comment
Trade tensions, transportation shortages, and decreased demand dogged U.S. manufacturers as domestic factory dipped for the sixth straight month . in a row, according to the PMI Index.
A Dynamic Duo: Building an Integrated Sales & Operations Planning Process
Amit Sikka  
11/5/2018   (2) comments
By taking an integrated sales and operations planning approach, companies can improve their financials, optimize the total product cost and minimize supply risks.
Supply Chain Blockchain Builds Transparency & Trust
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/2/2018   (2) comments
Blockchain benefits to supply chain are clear: transparency, security, traceability and more. Here's a look at the current state of the technology.
Ownership Is Everything: The Data Integrous System of Record
Puga Sankara  
10/26/2018   Post a comment
Data integrity is key to success. Here's a look at how to think about the topic.
Supply Chain Innovation Continues, But Slowly
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/19/2018   (1) comment
Organizations are optimistic about the promise of supply chain technology but implementation and adoption are slow.
Unlock IIoT Value Through Service Assurance in Manufacturing Plants
Eileen Haggerty  
10/15/2018   Post a comment
With manufacturing so heavily reliant on IT service delivery, and the coordination of the entire process from production through sales and service to billing, it’s crucial that the availability of these services is assured through IIoT.
Setting Up for Success: 4 Vital Metrics for Digital Transformation
Earl van As  
10/10/2018   (2) comments
Digitization requires businesses to pre-empt disruption and build transformation into their business model using good metrics in order to stay ahead.
OEMs Should Care: Looking at Aftermarket Engagement
Vivek Joshi  
10/9/2018   Post a comment
OEMs can boost revenues in big ways by generating continuing business after a customer makes a purchase.
project44 Extends Advanced Visibility Platform with New Truckload Capabilities
EBN Newswire  
10/5/2018   Post a comment
New features enable organizations to greatly improve customer service and efficiencies.
DMG Blockchain to Develop Blockchain Solutions for Global Supply Chain Management
EBN Newswire  
10/5/2018   (2) comments
Blockchain-Enabled Supply Chains Will Enforce Compliance, Provenance, and Quality Control for Regulated Products Including Pharmaceuticals
IoT of Octoberfest: Beer Company Toasts Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/5/2018   (1) comment
A small brewing company can teach electronics OEMs a lesson about blockchain.
Creative Electron Adds AI to TruView Parts Counter
EBN Newswire  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
The software team at Creative Electron, led by CTO Anh Nguyen, has developed a custom AI engine that adds features like incorrect label, missing components and counterfeit detection making the “TruView Parts Counter AI” not only the fastest and most accurate, but now the smartest!
Spurred by Digital Transformation and Smart Technologies, Blockchain Revenues to Hit US$10.6 Billion by 2023
Latest Research  
10/3/2018   (1) comment
ABI Research forecasts over US$10.6 billion in software and services revenue for all combined markets globally by 2023.
Augmented Reality Enables Next-Level Supply Chain Visualization
Mark Morley  
10/2/2018   (1) comment
Today IoT, AI, drones, 3D printing, blockchain, and augmented reality (AR) are all jostling for the attention of CIO budgets. Let’s see how augmented reality could impact tomorrow’s supply chains.
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.
Case in Point: Real Insights from an IoT Pilot in a Distribution Center
Puga Sankara  
9/28/2018   Post a comment
An IoT deployment in a distribution center can teach everybody some good lessons.
4 Factors to Consider When Optimizing the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/28/2018   Post a comment
Organizations can must implement strategic, innovative and customer-centric models to compete in today’s global market. This infographic shows the path forward.
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.
EBN@C-Level: Fitbit Leverages Supply Chain to Make Everyone Healthier
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/26/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with Kevin Purser, head of global supply chain sourcing & procurement at Fitbit to find out about the company’s supply chain strategy.
The Perils of Poor Accounting Information
Raef Lawson  
9/25/2018   (1) 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.
Good Things Come in Small Packages: A Capacitor Technology Update
Daniel West  
9/19/2018   Post a comment
Electronic components such as capacitors, resistors, diodes, and RF filters are getting smaller and better thanks to a number of scientific and technical advances.
Seed River Announces Strategic Engagement with AON3D
EBN Newswire  
9/18/2018   Post a comment
Montreal‐based startup brings economies and innovation to industrial 3D printing.
Descartes MacroPoint Capacity Matching Helps Freight Brokers Address Tight Transportation Capacity Market
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2018   Post a comment
Descartes Systems Group announced that it has successfully deployed its advanced capacity matching solution, Descartes MacroPoint Capacity Matching, with several freight brokers.
EBN@C-Level: Industry Veteran Offers Snapshot of High-Tech Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/12/2018   (3) comments
We sat down with Akhil Oltikar, co-founder and CEO of Omnics, which makes supply chain planning solutions, to talk about the ins and outs of the shifting supply chain landscape.
Blockchain & the Big Supply Chain Infrastructure Puzzle
Pratik Soni  
9/11/2018   (3) comments
Blockchain presents a radical, new way to tie everything in the global electronics supply chain together.
OnRobot Launches Quick Changer, the Industry's Lightest, Most Compact Robotics Tool Changer
EBN Newswire  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
With Quick Changer, any operator can change the end-of-arm tooling on collaborative robots in a few seconds. Introduced next week at IMTS in Chicago, the new 200 g (7 oz.) tool changer is fully compliant with the ISO 9409-1 robot flange standard.
GM Secures Supplier Ecosystem with Coding Standards
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
GM is setting software standards for its suppliers in hopes of maximizing safety.
IoT-Based Labor Management Systems Offer Big Benefits
Puga Sankara  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
A labor management system can leverage IoT capabilities to get the most out of workers.
5 Market Disruptions Transforming Manufacturing
Gary Brooks  
8/30/2018   (1) comment
Manufacturers are seeing a shift towards servitization, or selling outcomes as opposed to strictly selling products, a reality that is stretching the traditional supply chain to reach the end customer experience.
Exploding the Myth of the Simple Digital Twin
Luc Janssen  
8/28/2018   (1) comment
We've been talking about digital twins for awhile now. However, the newest applications and capabilities are changing the definition completely.
China Reminds Us What Makes America Great
Puga Sankara  
8/24/2018   (1) comment
China is pretty impressive, but it made me think about what makes America great...something that the manufacturing industry should not forget.
Securing the Machine-Connected Supply Chain
Mark Morley  
8/23/2018   (2) comments
Production robots are becoming more complex, intelligent and self-aware by the day. Now is the time that connected security is becoming more critical than ever before.
Supply Chain & Cybersecurity: Hackers Take Aim
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/22/2018   (1) comment
Global electronic manufacturers are at greater risk than ever before and may be at the top of the hit list for many cyber-criminals, espionage and hacktivist groups looking for an opportunity to disrupt key business activities, steal intellectual property (IP) and achieve monetary, strategic and political gain.
The Race Is On: Trade Wars, AI Leadership & 5G
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
8/20/2018   (3) comments
AI is the newest battlefront for the race to domination. Unfortunately, tariffs and trade wars have to be factored into the equation.
EBN@C-Level: SAP Ariba President Speaks to the Evolution of Strategic Procurement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/17/2018   (3) comments
We sat down with Barry Padgett, president of SAP Ariba to find out a little more about his company and ask about the most exciting trends in the procurement software market.
Risky Business
EBN Poll  
8/16/2018   (2) comments
Is risk on your radar?
3 Digital Transformation Trends Driving Long-Term Organic Growth
Vivek Joshi  
8/15/2018   (1) comment
Moving past productivity-focused initiatives, industrial manufacturing leaders are now looking to improve three key areas of their sales, service and aftermarket operations through digital transformation: efficiency, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
Oracle Launches Cloud-Based Transportation & Trade Apps
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud aim to reduce costs, streamline trade regulatory compliance, and accelerate customer fulfillment.
Team Effort Makes Digital Transformation Real
Steve Smith  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
Advanced companies are going to embrace the technology innovations that enable them to digitize their entire operations. But to get there, everyone has to get on board.
Tap into the Promise of Brazil's e-Commerce Opportunity
Nadir Moreno  
8/13/2018   Post a comment
Brazil offers a huge opportunity for electronics OEMs, offering skyrocketing e-commerce sales.
GrandCanals Upgrades Fulfillment & Delivery Platform with Real-Time Capabilities
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/8/2018   (1) comment
Version 4.0 of GrandCanals Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud adds real time carrier delivery performance monitoring and alerts and tracking for customer deliveries to allow organizations to improve the customer experience and build loyalty through better visibility and proactive communication.
How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Supply Chain Management
Ken Gibson  
8/8/2018   (2) comments
With blockchain technology, hundreds if not thousands of computers can the supply chain management dream of timeliness and flexibility to reality.
Graduates Look to Tech Disruptors for Opportunity
Puga Sankara  
8/3/2018   Post a comment
New companies and new graduates can be a winning combination. Here's how to make the pairing work.
6 Benefits of Emerging Technologies in the Modern Supply Chain
Jon Chorley  
7/31/2018   (2) comments
Companies may not have a full understanding of just how these technologies could benefit their businesses – especially when it comes to their supply chain.
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.
Technology & Finance Leaders Tackle Mass Capitalism
Satinder Singh  
7/27/2018   Post a comment
Some interesting thoughts came out of a recent Mass Capitalism Forum. Here we've captured the thoughts of the keynote speakers.
Tracing Supply Chain System Evolution
Puga Sankara  
7/27/2018   Post a comment
It’s important to remember that not all distributions run the same version of software or even the same programs.
Cloud SCM Brings China SMEs Opportunity
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/25/2018   Post a comment
China, a key geography for high-tech and electronics, is slowly but surely adopting supply chain management technology. Now, emerging standards, government incentives, and customer demands are coming together to speed adoption.
Early Payment Discounts & the e-Invoicing Solution
Roger Hatfield  
7/25/2018   Post a comment
Why are so few organizations taking advantage of e-invoicing to manage their supplier payments? And what lessons can we learn from their mistakes?
Epson Expands Moverio Smart Glasses Portfolio and Brings Leading Augmented Reality Platform to Industrial Users
EBN Newswire  
7/24/2018   Post a comment
New ANSI-Certified Safety Glasses Integrate With Upskill’s Award-winning Skylight Augmented Reality (AR) Platform
Put Your Dock on the Clock
Matt Shearon  
7/24/2018   (1) comment
Hours of Service regulations should be shaping your dock, yard, and delivery management. Here’s why.
LevaData Launches Maturity Assessment to Empower Sourcing Professionals Facing Increased Supply Chain Disruption
EBN Newswire  
7/19/2018   Post a comment
Assessment provides an AI-augmented roadmap for enterprise teams to increase agility and achieve best-in-class processes
ArkTree, SophiaTX Forge Strategic Alliance To Expand Digital Reach In South Africa
EBN Newswire  
7/18/2018   Post a comment
South Africa’s blockchain landscape is set to benefit from an exclusive partnership between SophiaTX (a leading Swiss-based blockchain company) and ArkTree (an emerging South African tech company).
Why the Supply Chain Needs Social Media
Frank Cavallaro  
7/17/2018   (2) comments
Social media benefits the supply chain by offering platforms for enhanced communication and customer engagement, education, and social monitoring to gain market intelligence.
It's Time We Talked About Real Supply Chain Visibility
Grant Sernick  
7/12/2018   Post a comment
If we're going to get past the problem of visibility being just a buzz word, we have to shoot for the highest level of visibility in the supply chain possible. Let's talk about the five visibility levels we have now.
Assuring the Internet of Things in Manufacturing
Eileen Haggerty  
7/11/2018   (1) comment
IoT has been a major leap forward for manufacturers, helping them to address challenges around complex processes and deeply integrated supply chains. I
Capture Supply Chain Transparency Through Automation
Steve Smith  
7/10/2018   Post a comment
Supply chain automation makes everything more visible and transparent so customers can easily submit and track orders, the organization can measure its own performance, and customer service reps can better serve their customers, all of which translates to a stronger relationship between the vendor and its customers.
EBN@C-Level: How Sager Meets Market Flux Head-On
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/9/2018   Post a comment
We sat down with two executives from Sager Electronics to get an inside look at how one leading company is approaching the market.
JDA Software to Acquire Blue Yonder
EBN Newswire  
7/2/2018   Post a comment
JDA Software Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end supply chain and retail solutions, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Yonder, the market leader in AI solutions for retail.
Nano Dimension's Electrifying Additive Manufacturing Survey Confirms 3D Printed Electronics as a Strategic Technology
Latest Research  
7/2/2018   (2) comments
Study Polled Engineers, Designers, Business Decision Makers; Findings Show Concerns of IP Theft and Long Lead Times to Receive Prototypes
Nikon Metrology Delivers 1,000th 160 kV X-ray Source for e+Electronics Inspection systems
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2018   (1) comment
Since the manufacture of X-ray inspection machines began at Nikon Metrology's Tring, UK factory in 1987, 1,000 Xi sources with an internal X-ray generator have been designed, produced and integrated into the company's XT V systems.
8 Tips from a Blockchain Expert: How to Make Sure Your Blockchain Project Doesn't Fail
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2018   (1) comment
Recent studies show that 92% of blockchain projects fail. Vytautas Kašėta, president of Crypto Economy Organization and advisor to the Swace startup, shares 8 keys to building a successful blockchain application
Image Enable Your Supply Chain, Block Chain Enable Your Images
Puga Sankara  
6/29/2018   Post a comment
Block chain is the next evolution in the history of technologies that have allowed collaboration and transparency in the supply chain.
TrueCommerce Announces Acumatica Integration
EBN Newswire  
6/28/2018   Post a comment
New solution offers global commerce connectivity and connected fulfilment capabilities for the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP.
Oracle extends Cloud-based Warehouse Management to Give Customers Enhanced Logistics Performance and Global Inventory Visibility
EBN Newswire  
6/27/2018   Post a comment
Improvements to Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud include yard management, enhanced solution extensibility, and integrations to Inventory Management Cloud




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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.