PathGuide’s Advanced Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Solution Offers Distributors Complete Visibility into Suppliers’ Management of Inventory

BOTHELL, Wash. – PathGuide Technologies, a leading provider of warehouse management system (WMS) and shipping solutions for industrial and retail distributors, is announcing the upcoming Q3 release of Advanced Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) to enable all distributors to improve customer service, retain existing business and grow market share. PathGuide recently showcased Advanced VMI capabilities at…

Component Shortages Continue to Abound

Record breaking component shortages continue on a variety of fronts, which have distributors and OEMs asking if they’ll ever end, according to a recent report from independent distributor Fusion Worldwide. At the same time, there’s some good pricing news for solid state devices (SSD) and DRAM. Connectors and relays continue to be in worsening short…

Getting Smart about Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world in a myriad of ways: from the workplace to the factory to the home.  Especially for electronics OEMs and their supply chains, AI is critical to driving efficiency, accuracy, time to market, and more. The total market size for AI in manufacturing is set to exceed $16 billion…

7 Charts Map Automation & Manufacturing Outlook

Automation has gone from being a possibility to a probability to a reality in electronics manufacturing.  The prospect has struck fear in the hearts of many who are afraid of the impact of these new technologies on the manufacturing space.  As automation and artificial intelligence become more and more real in manufacturing, data points are…

California Sets New Standard for Data Privacy with CCPA

Late last year, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) was passed into law, and with it, high-tech electronics organizations are grappling with yet another complex and demanding set of data privacy regulations. Although aimed at protecting consumer privacy,  by necessity, these regulations will change the way that electronics OEMs manage their data. When Governor Jerry Brown…

No Silver Bullet for Electronics Counterfeiting – Yet

The electronics industry has developed some of the most ground-breaking technologies in human history. Yet, the best minds in high-tech have been unable to overcome one of the industry’s most insidious challenges: counterfeit electronics. To some extent, technology advancements have only added to the problem: electronic components can now be cloned so well that they…