Supply Chain Wages Beat Business Averages

Growing concern over demand and supply gap in the supply chain profession has had people grumbling for years. Latest research, however, may help bring new workers if we get the news out: Supply chain professionals earn more than many business people. “In today's global economy, excellence in supply management improves both top- and bottom-line performance,…

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Avnet Names Roybal as Americas President

Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology company, today announced that Tony Roybal has been named regional president, Americas electronic components for Avnet, reporting to Phil Gallagher, senior vice president and global president, electronic components. In his new role, Roybal will oversee all activities related to Avnet’s electronic components business in the Americas and manage the…

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Avnet Names New Americas Leader for Electronic Components Group

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology company, today announced that Tony Roybal has been named regional president, Americas electronic components for Avnet, reporting to Phil Gallagher, senior vice president and global president, electronic components. In his new role, Roybal will oversee all activities related to Avnet’s electronic components business in the Americas and manage…

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Skills Adoption Prepares Logistics Employees for Autonomous Transportation

Autonomous transportation is coming, and with it, concerns about job security. Yet advances in self-driving technology can actually augment trucker jobs—if logistics leaders adopt new skills. Today, there’s a lot of hype around autonomous transportation technologies and self-driving vehicles. On one hand, there seems to be real potential to revolutionize the delivery industry. Consider the…

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How Sensors Are Moving Materials Handling Toward Safe Automation, Part 2

This is the second article in a two-part series The Industry 4.0 revolution is enabling new levels of automation, including a new generation of sensors-rich automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for use in the first wave of smart manufacturing and distribution facilities. This revolution also requires new ways of thinking across all aspects of materials handling, especially…

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Tariffs Create Supply Chain Ripple Effect

In today's highly integrated global economy, supply chain disruptions with ripple effects are the norm. However, most companies are not equipped to deal proactively with and/or quickly mitigate these situations. The threat of tariffs sparking a trade war between the U.S. and China exposes the lack of readiness most companies are facing should additional disruptions…

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Embrace Entrepreneurial Thinking

I recently visited NASA’s Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space Center. It was a fun and educational trip, especially for my daughter.  We spent a lot of time looking at the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit. It also brought back memories. During the launch of Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107 in 2003, I was with a bunch of friends…

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