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PathGuide's Advanced Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Solution Offers Distributors Complete Visibility into Suppliers' Management of Inventory
EBN Newswire  
5/22/2019   Post a comment
Advanced VMI provides next generation order management capabilities, reimagines restocking process for customers entrusted with managing inventory
Here's Why Supply Chain Companies Need to Try Live Video
Frank Cavallaro  
5/14/2019   Post a comment
Live video streaming offers businesses a cost-effective strategy for engaging with and appealing to today’s buyers.
Component Shortages Continue to Abound
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/10/2019   Post a comment
Components of many types remain in short supply. However, there are a few bright notes in the dark cloud.
Getting Smart about Artificial Intelligence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/19/2019   (1) comment
Artificial intelligence (AI) promises huge benefits for manufacturing but almost every business is looking at ways to leverage the technology.
7 Charts Map Automation & Manufacturing Outlook
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/11/2019   (1) comment
Is automation killing manufacturing or giving it new life? These charts look at the impact from a variety of angles.
Current State of Blockchain & Supply Chain: Promising but Challenging
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/5/2019   Post a comment
If the industry gets it right, blockchain has the potential to be a real asset for the supply chain. However, we're not there yet.
OEMs Need to Focus on Training, Reporting to Fight Warranty Service Abuse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/15/2019   Post a comment
Service and warranty abuse is a huge threat to technology OEMs and service providers everywhere. AGMA has identified employee training and reporting mechanisms as critical components in the fight against service and warranty abuse.
California Sets New Standard for Data Privacy with CCPA
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/1/2019   (1) comment
Electronics OEMs have less than a year now to comply with California's new and very stringent data privacy laws. It's never too early to start worrying about it.
No Silver Bullet for Electronics Counterfeiting - Yet
Barbara Jorgensen  
1/25/2019   (3) comments
The best minds in high-tech have been unable to overcome one of the industry’s most insidious challenges: counterfeit electronics.
No Holiday Joy for Component Buyers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/28/2018   (1) comment
In the coming year, component shortages will continue to abound as new markets increase demands and stretch lead times.
Makers Morph to Product Developers & Look for Help
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/21/2018   Post a comment
Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technology experienced remarkable double-digit growth in 2018, yet security for IoT continues to be the greatest challenge for electronic product developers to overcome, according to new research from Avnet.
Trust, Tablets, & Technology Top Consumer Demand List for Retailers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/13/2018   (1) comment
Consumer expectations are requiring retailers to boost their supply chain efficiency with technology.
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.
Supply Chain Extends as AI & ML Enable Predictive Maintenance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/9/2018   (1) comment
OEMs aren't quite ready to abandon their traditional break fix model for equipment, but end users are pushing hard for servitization so the shift is on the horizon.
Digital Authentication Fights Counterfeiting
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/12/2018   (12) comments
Emerging technologies such as digital authentication are creating tools that are up to the task of safeguarding against fraudsters hoping to cash in with counterfeit components.
Climate & Supply Chain: Risk Versus Reward
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/21/2018   Post a comment
Climate change should top the list of concerns for global electronics OEMs.
Employees Mostly Happy, Labor Day Survey Finds
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/31/2018   Post a comment
Is there such a thing as Labor Day resolutions? High-tech leaders should commit to retaining good hires and increasing their job satisfaction.
Make U.S. High-Tech Manufacturing Tempting
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/3/2018   (1) comment
Manufacturing Day is just around the corner. It's time to think about raising the profile of high-tech electronics manufacturing in the United States.
Indian Engineers Face Corporate Learning Challenges
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/20/2018   Post a comment
The IET conducted a survey targeting the large and mid-sized organizations in India to understand skilling priorities.
Automotive Advances Offer Big Win for Electronic Component Makers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/13/2018   Post a comment
As cars incorporate more sophisticated features, electronic component makers are the happy winners as demand for components rises.
Sustainability Clauses: CSR in Contracts Yields Mixed But Promising Results
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/22/2018   Post a comment
New regulations and increasing pressure regarding sustainability make it crucial for businesses to demonstrate due diligence on environmental, social and ethical risks. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)1 requirements in contracts are a good place to start.
GDPR Preparation & Compliance Limited
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/4/2018   (2) comments
On May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect in the European Union (EU), but most organizations aren't ready.
Top Manufacturing Companies: Revenue per Employee
Tim Young  
4/27/2018   (1) comment
Good metrics produce truth. Look at revenue per employee and predict teh future of your company.
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.
Manufacturers Digitize to Compete with the Amazon Effect
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/5/2018   (1) 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.
Amazon & Uber Digitize Logistics
Molly Connell  
3/30/2018   (3) comments
Well-known companies originally not focused on logistics\ are devoting more and more attention to shipping and the power of digitization.
10 Factories that Set the Standard for Manufacturing
Karli Jaenike  
3/16/2018   Post a comment
These 10 fabulous factories trace the evolution of manufacturing plants where humans and machines work side by side to create something unprecedented.
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.
The Smart Factory: How Smart Manufacturing Is Changing the Electronics Industry
Rose Martin  
3/2/2018   (3) comments
Although smart factories may seem like science fiction, the technology is available to make it happen for electronics OEMs.
Barr Group's 2018 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey Reveals Little Movement Toward Safer Product Development
Latest Research  
2/27/2018   Post a comment
3 out of 4 Safety-Critical Device Developers Omit at Least One Industry-Recommended Design Step that Increases Safety
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.
Supply Chain Bets on Blockchain Benefits
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2018   Post a comment
Many supply chain pros believe that blockchain has a potential deliver a business advantage.
Millennials Identified as Potential Supply Chain Pros
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/2/2018   Post a comment
Millennial workers can be a huge boon to organizations looking to bolster supply chain talent.
Recapping a Year of Supply Chain Trends
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/22/2017   (1) comment
A look at the big buzzwords in supply chain this year tells us something about what to expect in 2018.
6 Artificial Intelligence Technologies Enhancing Supply Chain Management
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/1/2017   Post a comment
Technology innovation allows organization to streamline the supply chain, but choosing where to invest is critical.
Customer First Sets the Standard in Retail
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/17/2017   (1) comment
Technology is, and will be, front and center of how retailers succeed or fail at differentiating themselves with customers.
10 Ways Robots Will Change Manufacturing in the Next 5 Years
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/17/2017   (16) comments
Over the next five years, the high-tech industry will leverage this new generation of robotics in new and unexpected way to get business done. We sat down with leading research firm IDC to find out their best guess about what will happen in the next five years.
5 Hallmarks of Good Giving for Business Benefit
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/10/2017   (2) comments
Organizations are realizing that corporate social responsibility efforts can yield hard and soft benefits for the organization.
Car Industry Puts Sensor Market on Fast Forward
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/27/2017   (1) comment
Changes in the car industry are going to drastically change the demands on the electronics supply chain. There's a boom ahead for the sensor market.
5 Most Common Warehouse Monsters
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/20/2017   (2) comments
To experienced supply chain executives, these five warehouse monsters are more frightening than Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and a horde of ghosts and goblins combined.
10 Reasons New Product Launches Fails
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/13/2017   Post a comment
Getting a great product idea from design to reality is more art than science, but there are things you can do to make it more likely to happen.
Manufacturing Day at Jabil Blue Sky: Why You Should Come Along!
Joanne Moretti  
10/6/2017   (3) comments
Jabil is celebrating Manufacturing Day by opening its doors to the public so that more people can know what an amazing career opportunity that manufacturing affords.
Let’s Celebrate U.S. Manufacturing Day
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/6/2017   Post a comment
For five years, Manufacturing Day has gotten the word out about potential careers in the United States.
Successful Stores Solve Customer Problems
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/29/2017   Post a comment
Second annual JDA Voice of the Store Manager survey points to a new reality: store success lies in moving beyond just selling products to solving problems for busy consumers.
6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Warehouse
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/8/2017   (21) comments
AI will help electronics OEMs make real strides in their businesses, especially in the warehouse.
6 Common Myths About the Global Supply Chain
John Caltabiano  
9/1/2017   (2) comments
More than ever before, an organization's supply chain is a strategic advantage. To make the most of it, though, we have to dispel some common myths.
Industrial IoT Boom Demands IP Networks
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
The huge growth in IoT relies on access to IP-enabled networks in order to get the most out of the technology.
Organizations Aim for Operational Excellence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
Operational excellence is at the core of good business practice, but the road to achieving true improvements can be paved with challenges.
Digital Age Demands Supply Chain Restructuring
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/16/2017   Post a comment
The ability to transform into a digital supply chain will decide the winners and the losers going forward. Here's a look at the five stages of maturity.
More Connected Means More Vulnerable
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/9/2017   (1) comment
The reality of IoT brings with it the real need for solid security both in product design and installation.
Make Packaging Pretty & Practical
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2017   Post a comment
People love the electronic gadgets in the box, but the box itself may help consumers make buying decisions.
Blockchain & Supply Chain: Early But Promising
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/29/2017   Post a comment
Once focused solely on finance apps, blockchain is likely to come into its own in supply chain applications in the very near future.
E-Commerce Gets Beyond Brown Boxes
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/26/2017   (1) comment
It’s a new era for packaging. What makes a product sitting in a warehouse attractive to buyers is decidedly different from what lures customer to pick up a product in the store.
Omnichannel Puts Retailers on a New Path
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/19/2017   Post a comment
Omnichannel is changing the way electronics retailers need to think about their supply chains.
Discrimination at Work Erodes Employee Effectiveness
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Workplace discrimination can wreak havoc on a business. In the high-tech world where supply chain pros are hard to find, it's important to address this problem to retain the best employees.
Global Risk: Cyber Attacks, Natural Disasters, Supply Chain Failure Top the List
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/10/2017   (4) comments
The 2017 FM Global Resilience Index considers a dozen pressing risks to business performance in the 21st century including three new measures: cyber attack, natural hazards and supply chain failure.
Analyzing Consumer Preferences & Buying Behaviors
Monica Eaton-Cardone  
5/5/2017   Post a comment
Smart OEMs, and even their suppliers, are looking at how consumers are buying electronics products differently.
Pressure & Expectations Rise at Work
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/28/2017   (1) comment
Burnout is real. Smart organizations need to think about how to better manage employee stress.
Automation & the Supply Chain Workforce: What’s the Real Challenge?
Jeff Burnstein  
4/24/2017   Post a comment
For supply chain executives who are looking to automation to improve productivity, drive profits, and grow their businesses, it can be hard to know what to believe—and how to prepare for the automation revolution.
Brexit: Supply Chains Need to Get Ready
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/7/2017   Post a comment
Likely, the planned withdrawal of Britain from the European Union (Brexit) late next year will create ripples that we are only just coming to understand.
5 Routes to Success in Supply Chain Recruitment
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/31/2017   Post a comment
In light of the big gap between the level demand and supply in potential hires, supply chain organizations need to add a variety of approaches to recruitment in order to ensure success.
8 Attributes of an Agile Supply Chain Superhero
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/24/2017   Post a comment
You can be the hero of your agile supply chain. This infographic shows you how.
Tracking Needed Talent in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/17/2017   Post a comment
The talent shortage in the supply chain is real, but smart companies are helping their people learn the critical skills.
IoT Revolutionizes Customer Retail Experience Through Inventory Control
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/10/2017   (2) comments
By automating inventory visibility using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, retailers can significantly reduce the cost of inventory distortion, overstock, stock outs and shrinkage.
Blockchain Offerings for Supply Chain Become Reality
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/9/2017   Post a comment
IBM/Maersk and Dianrong/FnConn both announced blockchain-focused offerings this week. The first is aimed at global shipping while the other is focused on serving small suppliers in China.
Women Startups Take Their Turn in Tech
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/3/2017   (5) comments
Women startups, especially technology startups are starting to make inroads but not quickly enough.
Real-World Industrial IoT Finally Takes Shape
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
The real promise of IoT, though, can be seen in the industrial realm—and those are the applications that are coming to the fore right now.
Shippers Be Aware: Dangerous Goods Regs Updated
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/27/2017   Post a comment
The newest regulations around shipping hazardous materials have been put in place.
Know the Science Behind Effective Packaging
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/20/2017   (1) comment
In addition to protecting the product from damage and external environmental factors during shipping and storage, the packaging must be attractive. Neurodesign helps figure out how to optimize packaging impact.
10 Supply Chain Infographics that Speak Louder than Words
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/13/2017   (1) comment
We decided to look back at some of the most popular topics and graphics from the past year. This is a list of the most popular infographics on EBN in the past year.
Workplace Safety Makes Productivity Soar
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/23/2016   (1) comment
Most manufacturers who implement safety programs experience increased productivity and even cost savings.
Engage Employees in the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/16/2016   (13) comments
Employee disengagement is a bigger problem than you may think. Here's a way to maximize your supply chain results by getting workers on their best behavior.
High Visibility Counteracts Supply Chain Drama
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/9/2016   (1) comment
A new infographic details how supply chain visibility can prevent unforeseen issues to become big calamities.
Get the Right Generational Talent Mix
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/2/2016   Post a comment
Each generation is looking for something different in terms of compensation package. Finding the right employees starts with understanding the differences between Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Millennials.
Black Friday: Will It Achieve National Holiday Status?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/25/2016   (3) comments
Online shopping site wants Black Friday to take its place on the calendar as an official national holiday. Electronics retailers may agree.
Blockchain Set to Transform Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/21/2016   (1) comment
Blockchain has supply chain aficionados excited because the technology will support new business processes that allow for assets to be transferred over the Internet without the need for a centralized third party.
M-Commerce Emerges as Critical Component to Online Sales
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/14/2016   (2) comments
With the explosive growth of mobile devices as an e-commerce tool, online retailers need to start thinking hard about providing the right kind of mobile experience to customers.
Small Biz Trusts Global Trade to Boost U.S. Economy
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/30/2016   Post a comment
Most small business owners believe that increasing global trade has the potential to improve the United States economy, a FedEx survey finds.
Autonomous Vehicles Take to the Roads
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/16/2016   (18) comments
In the not too distant future, autonomous driving technology will likely be part of every electronic OEMs logistics planning.
APAC Trade Shapes Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/9/2016   Post a comment
Six key Asian economies highlight the importance if intra-APAC trading and points to potential changes in the supply chain.
Labeling Ups Efficiency in Auto Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/2/2016   Post a comment
In the auto industry, good labeling practices are emerging as a key strategy for managing today's complex labeling requirements and regulations.
Computer Vision Hardware and Software Market to Reach $48.6 Billion by 2022
Gary Hilson  
7/22/2016   (1) comment
Automotive and Consumer Markets to Surge in the Next Few Years, with Strong Growth Also Expected for Robotics and Security Applications
Guard the Supply Chain from Social Engineering
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/17/2016   Post a comment
Social engineering attacks can be costly and hard to detect, especially for supply chain professionals.
Omnichannel Drives Supply Chain Digitization
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/10/2016   Post a comment
The increased expectations of consumers, combined with the availability of ubiquitous technology, are changing the way today's electronics supply chains function.
3 Industrial IoT Pain Points OEMs Face Today
Susan Fourtané  
6/1/2016   Post a comment
Industrial IoT workers are not being trained as robustly as the high-skill jobs resulting from new technologies initiatives demand.
Never Overlook MRO & the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/20/2016   Post a comment
It's critical not to overlook indirect spend as a strategic activity for the supply chain as a place to streamline the supply chain and save cost.
Embracing the Digital Enterprise
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/6/2016   Post a comment
The capabilities of the digital enterprise are remaking the way that electronics OEMs are designing, building, and transporting products.
Amazon: the Next Big Electronics Supply Chain Gorilla?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/29/2016   Post a comment
Will Amazon be a boon or a blight to the electronics industry? Does this e-commerce gorilla make you feel concerned?
15 Biggest Technology Wins on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/25/2016   (1) comment
New technology get's people excited. A quick look at the Kickstarter funding platform proves it. Here's a look at the biggest wins, from personal 3D printers and inexpensive computers to smart bicycles and music players.
Getting Beyond Passwords in the Mobile Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/22/2016   Post a comment
This infographic offers step by step instructions on how users can secure their cell phones, which may contain critical business data, in a few easy steps.
Electronics Retail Workforce Not Ready for Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/15/2016   Post a comment
Retailers say they aren't prepared to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace and feel unable to keep up with the pace of change, a new survey said.
2016’s Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling
Josh Roffman  
4/15/2016   Post a comment
As labeling emerges as becoming a mission-critical component in the global supply chain, it’s important to take a closer look at what changes are driving today’s trends in labeling.
Security & Compliance Key Concerns in the Cloud
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/8/2016   (2) comments
As much as organization are enthusiastic about putting their supply chain systems in the cloud, a natural skepticism remains, as they try to insure that they can secure their data and meet compliance obligations.
IoT Takes Business World By Storm
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/1/2016   (8) comments
In the next five years, the use of IoT in business is going to explode, and security concerns will grow right along with the market.
ACE Compliance Deadline Looming for Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2016   Post a comment
The logistics industry is looking carefully at the ACE initiative and how the newest requirements may change the way business must be done.




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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.