Big-Data Initiatives Drive Procurement Strategies

As big-data initiatives create expectations of competitive advantage, organizations are beginning to come to terms with the challenges ahead. While data quality issues take center stage, the ability to meaningfully integrate structured enterprise data — frequently housed across multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, planning systems, manufacturing and production systems, customer relationship management (CRM), warehouse…

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Put Your Packaging on a Diet

Summer is over, fall has arrived, and winter is right around the corner. As the days grow shorter and colder, don't let inertia take over. Instead, put your packaging on a diet. (Source: Alan Cleaver) Here are three reasons why a packaging slim down will improve the health of your company's supply and the world:…

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Jameco: A Different Approach to Distribution

Any electronics distribution company that is still conducting business in 2013 has something unique to offer its customers. Following the industry’s massive consolidation during the 1990s were several market downturns that severely challenged the channel and forced many companies to consider their strengths and weaknesses. Now in its 38th year of business, Jameco Electronics has…

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Macronix Sues Spansion Over Patents

 Macronix International Co., Ltd., a global leader providing non-volatile memory solutions, announced that it has filed a patent infringement law suit against Spansion LLC and Spansion Inc. in the United States for infringement of seven Macronix patents directed to numerous aspects of flash memory. Macronix has taken this step to address Spansion’s rampant infringement of…

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