6 Artificial Intelligence Technologies Enhancing Supply Chain Management

As electronics OEMs grapple with the task of staying ahead of the competition in a fast-paced business environment, the supply chain has become the front upon which many of the battles are fought. By choosing the right technologies to support supply chain business processes, manufacturers are gaining strategic advantage.  Technology innovation allows organization to streamline…

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Avoid Pitfalls of Building a BOM

The new product introduction (NPI) sourcing process begins with a list of parts or a bill of materials (BOM). Spotting potential problems at this stage may make the difference between success and failure. Unfortunately, there are pitfalls, but a little preparation can ensure success. Creating the BOM is the start of a race against the…

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Knowles Completes Sale of Oscillator Business

Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN), a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions, today announced that it has completed the sale of its timing device (oscillator) business, part of the Precision Devices segment, to Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) for $130 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. The Company…

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‘Ask Avnet’ Intelligent Agent Available in the Americas

Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, today announced that its “Ask Avnet” intelligent agent has moved into open beta, providing access to anyone in the Americas who visits Avnet.com to the diverse engineering knowledge base across the Avnet ecosystem, including Avnet, Hackster.io and element14. The first platform of its kind in electronics distribution, Ask Avnet is a tool that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and human…

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ECIA Names New VP

ECIA announces Don Elario will lead its new Global Industry Practices Council, as Vice President of Industry Practices. The GPIC replaces the Supply Chain Council, as announced previously. “Don Elario brings a wide array of skills to this very important initiative,” explained Victor Meijers, ECIA senior vice president. “His career spans 40 years in the industry,…

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JAGGAER to Acquire BravoSolution

JAGGAER, a leading independent spend management technology company, today announced that it plans to acquire BravoSolution from Italmobiliare S.p.A., subject to customary closing conditions, effectively rendering JAGGAER the largest independent, vertically focused spend management solutions company in the world. JAGGAER will have over 1,850 customers connected to a network of 3.7 million suppliers in 70…

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