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EBN@C-Level: SAP Ariba President Speaks to the Evolution of Strategic Procurement
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/17/2018   Post a comment
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   Post a comment
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   (1) comment
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   Post a comment
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   Post a 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
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   (4) 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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (1) 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   (2) comments
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   (2) comments
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.




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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.