Chemical Labeling Simplified

Starting next month, organizations will need to start complying with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) criteria or Globally Harmonized System (GHS). As with any new standard, confusion abounds. “Many of our customers have been confused by the changes in labeling requirements,” said Brian McFadden, compliance specialist with Graphic Products. “In trying to keep their workers…

Getting Out of the Supply Chain Traffic Jam

Companies are under increasing pressure to develop digital-powered manufacturing and supply chain strategies. But what's happening on the roads and railways? Products and deliveries constantly get snarled in traffic jams or move along inefficient routes. Innovation is clearly needed to address these snags, which are hamper supply chain and logistics performance. The U.S. Department of…

A Quick & Easy Lean Supply Chain Primer

The term lean supply chain has been bandied about the electronics industry for years. Today, we thought we'd drill down a bit on the concept stays more than just a buzzword. At the most basic level, the lean supply chain leverages a team-based approach to continuous improvement.  The focus is on eliminated activities that don't…

Serving Up a Supply Chain History Lesson

At its inception more than thirty years ago, EBN was Electronic Buyers News. We talked about the newest products, from passives to power supplies. We talked about book-to-bill ratios and what these figures said about the health of our industry. We were the go to source for news about electronic distributors and product hawkers. Then…