Robot Supply May Require New Links in the Chain

As robotics forges new paths and fledgling markets for the electronic component supply chains, the shift could force procurement specialists to rethink strategies and expand relationships with suppliers. A report from Innography identifies patterns that analyze how autonomous robots such as cars and drones will disrupt multiple industries and create new product categories for electronic…

How Amazon Could Flex Supply Chain Deliveries

Amazon's near real-time logistics and delivery service could move the electronics industry's supply chain deeper into real-time manufacturing. It would create a real-time delivery model taking advantage of data-driven robotics at manufacturing plants that send signals to automatically replenish inventory. While Amazon's drone delivery service may not be ready to take flight, the company is…

Old Supply Chain Dogs Find New Tactics From Marketing

Supply chain professionals likely don't recognize the names BlueKai or Silverpop. These companies built their technology to assist online marketing and advertising services. Earlier this year, Oracle acquired BlueKai, which manages data for online marketing services. Similarly in early April, IBM said it would acquire Silverpop, which offers a suite of cloud-based marketing services. These…