The Year in Review: Dangerous Goods Shipping Regs

The electronics OEMs do their share of preparing, processing, accepting, and handling dangerous goods shipments. And the safety of many people relies on the strength of the supply chain of these organizations. Compliance around documentation and preparing dangerous shipments, though, is a moving target. The only constant is change.  More difficult still is the reality…

EBN’s Top 10 Supply Chain Stories for 2015

From the task of getting metal been dug from mines around the world to electronic component manufacturers to the moment when those components hit store shelves as finished electronic goods, supply chain professionals have been planning and working to make certain things go well.  To that end, best practices around procurement, logistics, sustainability, compliance, and…

Reverse Logistics: Data in the Details

Companies need to start taking a closer look at reverse logistics. With a sufficient amount of data available to be analyzed and applied correctly, it could further improve their bottom line. Reverse logistics has always carried a stigma in the world of supply chain management. Known as the process associated with maximizing the value of…

Technology Tackling Climate Change

LAKE WALES, Fla.—This week EE Times will feature updates on some of the carbon-reducing technologies being developed or already in use that could help companies, countries and citizens reduce their carbon footprint. These are some examples to show the infinite variety and to give credit to engineers and companies working on them. There is little…

IoT Meets 40,000 Streetlights

The City of San Jose is about to find out. Initial proposals are due November 30 for upgrading with LEDs streetlights in this northern California city of 1.1 million residents. It sounds like a dream project for the Internet of Things, especially given its location in the heart of Silicon Valley. Indeed on August 26,…

The Case for Outsourcing Asset Recovery

For manufacturers, extracting value from used electronics, whether that entails reselling, repairing, or recycling items in consumer or business-to-business markets, is not one of their core competencies. Many companies are coming to the conclusion that there's only so much they can do internally to address the challenge of asset recovery. In these instances, it may…