Guess What? Advanced Supply Chain Capabilities Improve Company Financials

Supply chain professionals and chief financial officers already knew this, but the idea of linking supply chain capabilities to financial growth has finally caught on. Deloitte's recent survey found that 79 percent of organizations with “superior supply chain capabilities report revenue growth that is considerably above the industry average.” On the flip side, only 8…

WEEE Creating a Recycling Boon

Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) regulations have created awareness about the hazardous materials used in electronics products and the end-of-life recycling issues associated with electronics products. It's also creating a huge recycling market that may create new sourcing opportunities for the electronics supply chain. Depending on which…

The Talent Pinch

If you haven't felt the pinch yet, you may soon. There's a link missing in the supply chain, and it may take time to repair. The gap is in talent, and the number of people needed to fill all levels of the vast number of supply chain and logistics jobs being created every year is…

Hardware Companies Win VC Appeal, Too

Social media companies may be the Wall Street darlings of the hour, but electronics hardware companies are proving they can put the shine on a venture capitalist's nickel. Though long considered riskier than software investments — mostly because of the costs associated with prototyping, supply chain and inventory management, and mass manufacturing scaling — pockets…

Big Data Gone Wild

Talk about big data and all the numbers describing its magnitude is big, too. And with more mobile devices coming into the world, there will be exponentially more data that will need to be managed, stored, and used to create a more customized end-user experience. Chew on these stats coming out of a seminar on…