What’s Happening in the European EMS Market?

Eastern Europe was once a trendy place from an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) perspective. Top-tier EMS companies set up factories in Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, and other nearby places to serve the mature European and emerging African and Middle Eastern consumer markets while reducing long-distance transportation costs associated with Asian shipments. Unfortunately, weaker than expected end-market…

7 Sustainability Trends That Could Impact Your Supply Chain

Gone are the days when risk management, corporate social responsibility, and environmental management were barely talked about topics, handled in a back office somewhere. Today, all sorts of sustainability issues are being elevated to the highest levels of executive awareness, and the resulting policies, strategies and day-to-day operational plans could have a noticeable impact on…

The Spillover from Wearables to Med Tech

More consumers are interested in, buying, using, and wearing technology and apps that feed their health and exercise data into the cloud. Similarly, increasing numbers of health providers and governments are looking to expand their healthcare systems to reach a more mobile population, lower costs, and improve diagnosis and patient monitoring activities. These trends are…

Startups & Their Supply Chain Fit

If you live in Silicon Valley, startup companies are so widespread, they're just thought of as part of everyday life. For those of us living elsewhere, the startup economy and its importance may not be as in-our-face and could be less influential in our day-to-day supply chain relationship-building circles. But, regardless of location, the high-tech…