Belden Promotes Roel Vestjens to Chief Operating Officer

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications today announced that Roel Vestjens, Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. In this new role to Belden, Mr. Vestjens will continue to report to Belden’s President, CEO, and Chairman John…

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‘Blockchain Fatigue’ Could Stall Supply-Chain Adoption

Supply chain leaders across the globe are talking about the promise of blockchain, but there have been few demonstrations of suitable use cases. OEMs are already tiring of blockchain, according to market research firm Gartner. At its recent Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conferences 2019, the firm predicted that by 2023, 90 percent of blockchain-based supply…

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B2B Branding Trumps Consumer Marketing Challenges

Brands are about identity. They’re designed to separate entities from one another, like one rancher's steer from another. For business success, they must stand for something meaningfully different from competitors to their audience, community, customer base, etc. True in every business, it may be even more important for the global electronics OEM who are living…

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U.S. Manufacturing Grows but Slower

U.S. manufacturing has been on a growth track, but that trend is slowing, according to supply chain executives polled in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.  The overall economy has grown for 122nd consecutive month, with economic activity in manufacturing expanding in June. However, growth has been modest, perhaps related to a variety of…

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Electronics Manufacturing Evolves to Imagine Industry 4.0

The electronics manufacturing world is evolving. Recent years have seen significant changes thanks to the adoption of innovative technologies, which are encouraging manufacturers to re-imagine how products are designed and produced in the smart factories of tomorrow. Since the 18th  century, we have moved through various revolutions – shifting from farming to industrial production to…

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U.S. & China Trade Tensions Touch Global Electronics Supply Chain

While the shifting political landscape and subsequent tension between America and China is no secret, the ripple effect is harder for the average citizen to perceive—especially when those ripples aren’t yet affecting their wallets. With the current administration’s implementation of tariffs on certain Chinese imports, however, the corresponding tension could very well impact the average…

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New Regs Make Shipping Waves

Electronics OEMs rely on ocean shipping for transporting much of the heavier goods used in manufacturing, as well as for moving finished product. Whether raw materials or manufactured goods, seaborne trade is a critical piece of the global economy as well. In fact, there are over 50,000 merchant ships trading internationally for all types of…

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