Infographic: How to Outsource Logistics

As OEMs outsource their logistics to third-party providers (3PLs), the benefits can be outstanding. However, it's important to plan carefully to get the best results. On average, organizations can expect to reduce logistics costs by 9%, inventory costs by 5%, and fixed logistics cost by 15%, according to the recently published 2015 3rd Party Logistics…

Startups & Their Supply Chain Fit

If you live in Silicon Valley, startup companies are so widespread, they're just thought of as part of everyday life. For those of us living elsewhere, the startup economy and its importance may not be as in-our-face and could be less influential in our day-to-day supply chain relationship-building circles. But, regardless of location, the high-tech…

Infographic: Fake Electronics Fool Consumers

In the electronics industry and across the supply chain, counterfeit components are a hot topic as organizations struggle to make sure the components they are using as they manufacture electronic devices are the real deal. The problem of counterfeiting, though, has proven ubiquitous, and counterfeit electronic gadgets have become a reality. A 2013 Anti-Counterfeit Study…

Slideshow: Top 10 Undergrad Supply Chain Programs

Few students who are heading off to college say they want to major in supply chain management. However, more than ever before, undergrads who are looking to enter the supply chain profession can choose from plenty of programs. “U.S. undergraduate supply chain programs have made impressive progress since we formally began this research in 2008,…

Infographic: Past, Present, & Future of IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than the newest buzzphrase. It's set to transform the electronics industry, from what products consumers use to how those products get made. “Vast innovation in the Internet of Things space is being driven by range of people from large multinationals to small groups of engineers in a garage,”…