Toshiba to Reorganize Digital Product Facilities

TOKYO — Toshiba Corporation today announced that it will implement a series of functional reorganizations of its Digital Products business facilities in Japan that will enhance operating efficiency and the performance of its Digital Products businesses, including the LCD TV business. Outside Japan, Toshiba will accelerate the establishment of a global-level development and production system…

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Supplier Hit Parade, Part 1

Customer concerns cannot be ignored when evaluating factors that make a supply chain competitive. If it is true that the customer is the “bread and butter” for the supplier, then the supplier must take many cues from the customer in order to provide a fully satisfying buyer experience. I contend that meeting a customer's needs…

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Welcome to Velocity: Supply Chain on Steroids

Today marks a major milestone in the history of EBN and its partnership with one of the industry's leading proponents of the idea that an efficient supply chain is a vital competitive weapon in the arsenal of any manufacturing company. Backed by {complink 577|Avnet Inc.}, the world's top electronics component distributor and systems integrator, Velocity…

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A Return to Profitable Proximity

It is true that there has been in the past a great deal of momentum around outsourcing and offshoring to low-labor cost (LLC) countries in Asia — China in particular. The combination of increasing consumer pressures about pricing (and therefore cost) during a time of economic stress, along with country/regional incentives, lower corporate tax rates,…

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready to Compete?

The question is worth repeating: Matched against the competition, is your supply chain ready to compete? Your greatest innovation and latest products may be groundbreaking, and nothing that rivals have in the pipeline may come close to matching what you are ready to unveil. But without a world-class supply chain that is supple, cost-efficient, highly…

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Intel Goes Deeper Into Its Own Supply Chain

{complink 2657|Intel Corp.} isn't waiting around for the development of new technologies that would accelerate the introduction of larger semiconductor wafers and thereby dramatically reduce its operating costs. Waiting for others to act is not something the world's leading semiconductor company does. It isn't hesitant to write large checks to assure its own success, as…

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