Manufacturing Transformation Creates Bright Outlook

In manufacturing, innovation and efficiency are becoming the key watchwords. KPMG International’s Global Manufacturing Outlook (GMO) report takes a close look at how global manufacturers are getting ready the innovation and technology-driven transformation that's on the horizon. The report, which was published earlier this month, took a close look at changing attitudes of manufacturers around…

IoT Promises Big Steps to a Better World

If you want to know where the supply chain is going, just ask the end consumer. These are the people who are dreaming about what technologies will transform their lives and the world—and what trends will inspire design engineers and put new demands on the electronics supply chain. “Everything that you read about IoT is…

3 Top Tips for Mitigating Outsourcing Risk

Manufacturers say they worry about supply chain risk, but often there's a gap between the level of concern and on-the-ground planning. For example, Travelers 2015 Business Risk Index found that nearly half (47%) of manufacturers worried about supply chain risks. In fact, at least half were concerned that they might not be able to get…

Defining Leadership for the Tech Industry

When we talk about leadership in the technology sector, it's critical to start with a shared understanding of what leadership really is. There are plenty of misconceptions about what leadership is. Let's start with looking at what leadership isn't. True leaders are not:   Dominating. Leaders don't talk in loud voices with intent to suppress…

UPS Releases Fifth Annual High Tech Survey Results

High-tech companies expect robust growth in their industry, and they're preparing for it by weighing a broader range of factors when building their manufacturing supply chain networks, according to the fifth annual UPS® Change in the (Supply) Chain (CITC) survey. The survey, conducted for UPS by IDC Manufacturing Insights, found that while high-tech companies still…

Luring Gen Z Workers Over the Generation Gap

Particularly in the electronics manufacturing and supply chain, workers are aging out faster than organizations can replace them. Understanding the unique perspectives and needs of Millennial and especially Generation Z workers may be the quickest way to closing the generation, and ultimately the employment, gap. In the not too distant future, Generation Z (sometimes called…