Organic Electronics: A Market Growing Wild

Enabled by the evolution of polymer materials and improved manufacturing techniques, Organic and Large Area Electronics (OLAE) are taking off. It's a market worth keeping an eye on. Although still in early stages, this market promises strong and steady growth, analysts say. “The value chain of the organic electronics market is closely interlinked with the…

Holiday Travel Offers Big OEM Opportunity

OEMs rejoice in the number of electronics gadgets and gifts that are purchased during the holidays, from smartphones and tablets to highly sophisticated appliances. Holiday travel, though, may further contribute to the bottom line for electronics OEMs. Whether traveling to close out year-end business or visit friends and family, travelers want the benefits, from entertainment…

Get Gifted in Sales & Ops Planning

Managing sales and operations planning (S&OP) in a formalized way can put an electronics OEM at the head of the pack, and lead to a good year-end sales report. That's the gift that keeps on giving during the holiday season. Although accurate forecasting leads to myriad benefits, getting there can make even the most sophisticated…

Building the Mobile Supply Chain

There's an app for that. That's long been the joke amongst smartphone toting consumers. More and more, the same can be said for supply chain management and logistics tasks. Embracing mobility promises to increase visibility and responsiveness in the supply chain when properly leveraged. For these reasons, businesses are more and more interested in embracing…

Do P-Cards Really Benefit Procurement Executives?

Procurement cards, or P-cards, are marketed for their ability to bypass traditional procurement procedures and enable speedy processing and ultimately efficient utilization of resources. Despite these benefits, P-cards are still a no-no for most organizations because of the multiple challenges associated with their use. In today's procurement scenario, when single-line solutions are being replaced by…