Never Overlook MRO & the Supply Chain

As much as organizations focus on direct procurement as a strategic business operations, it's critical not to overlook indirect spend as an equally strategic activity for the supply chain as a place to streamline the supply chain and save cost. The purchase of the maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO)-related products and services keep the day-to-day…

Embracing the Digital Enterprise

The digital enterprise is more than just hype. It's a collection of technologies that are set to transform, not just organizations, but especially the supply chain. From the Internet of Things, cloud computing and big data analytics, to intelligent equipment and collaboration platforms, the capabilities of the digital enterprise are remaking the way that electronics…

15 Biggest Technology Wins on Kickstarter

The high-tech world is full of startups looking for that million (or multi-million) dollar idea and many fail. However, if you take a look at funding platforms such as Kickstarter, you'll see a handful that that succeeded beyond the wildest dreams of the inventor. In fact, Forbes estimates that as many as nine out of…

Getting Beyond Passwords in the Mobile Supply Chain

Increasingly, mobile phones are critical tools in the supply chain, logistics and warehouse of many electronics companies. Along with improved efficiency and speed, as well as cost savings, these devices can also create security gaps that may leak critical information to others. Fortunately, a combination of better technologies, improved training, and well-considered systems has made…

2016’s Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling

As the function of labeling continues to grow in importance in today's global supply chain, many companies are searching for labeling processes that work hand and hand with their supply chain strategy.  These companies recognize that labeling has becoming a mission-critical component in their supply chain as they continue to expand globally. Therefore, it's important…

Security & Compliance Key Concerns in the Cloud

As organizations search for ways to get better supply chain technology, cloud services are becoming a natural choice for ease of use, flexibility, and cost. At the same time, a natural skepticism remains, as organizations try to insure that they can secure their data and meet compliance obligations. “As supply chain managers target even greater…

IoT Takes Business World By Storm

As much as IoT is the buzzword of consumer electronics, it will quickly become a critical part of the electronics supply chain as companies use sensors to maximize efficiency of various business tasks and integrate that information into a strategic advantage. In fact, by 2020, more than half of all new business processes and systems…

ACE Compliance Deadline Looming for Logistics

As March draws to a close, the U.S. Automated Export System Direct (AESDirect) Electronic Export Information
 (EEI) filing system is being transitioned from the U.S. Census Bureau to the Customs and Boarder Protection's (CPB) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The logistics industry is looking carefully about how the new rules change the way business must be…