Get the Most Out of Your Legacy Supply Chain Systems

Many supply chain organizations are imprisoned by legacy systems generally have invested in those systems at a level sufficient to keep them running, but insufficient for supporting strategic growth. Further complicating matters, companies saddled with decades-old systems cannot easily replace them. Legacy hardware and software platforms often form the bedrock of their procurement and supply…

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NXP: Imagine a Future Without Qualcomm

NXP Semiconductors N.V. needs a Plan B and maybe even Plans C and D. Broadcom Ltd.’s unwelcomed $130 billion offer for Qualcomm Inc. has thrown NXP’s plans of being absorbed by the American chipmaker into disarray. To avoid damages to its operations, NXP should develop an alternate growth strategy and start sharing this immediately with…

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Beware the End of the Year

The global electronics supply chain is not an easy environment in the best of times. It’s even more challenging as the end of the year approaches. You probably remember the reports from last December splashed across the Wall Street Journal  about UPS and FedEx struggling to keep up with order deliveries in the days leading…

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CDP Recognizes STMicro for Environmental Leadership

STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics, has been identified as a worldwide leader in corporate sustainability, and awarded a position on this year’s “A” List for water and “A-” for climate change by CDP, the non-profit environmental disclosure platform. Among the 2,025 companies that were evaluated worldwide, the Water “A”…

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Model-Based Definition: The Next Frontier for Digital Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry’s trend toward connected machines, automation software, and data analysis—often referred to as digital manufacturing—has shortened product development cycles and made manufacturing processes more efficient, thus altering the economics of the supply chain. With digital manufacturing, a product engineer can typically upload a design to receive a quote with manufacturability analysis, often within…

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