Setting a Path to Process Automation

As technology gets more pervasive in the supply chain, the potential benefit of automating certain processes becomes evident. Better still, the benefits in terms of accuracy, speed, and savings, are clear. Getting to true process automation, though, may not be as easy as it looks. By taking small, repetitive tasks out of the hands of…

Supply Chain Bets on Blockchain Benefits

Blockchain is a big topic of conversation, particularly among bitcoin aficionados. Distributed ledger technology, as blockchain is also called, boasts good security and a lot of promise. Supply chain professionals are bullish on the potential of the technology to give organizations who use it a competitive edge. A recent APQC survey found that about one-third of supply…

Recapping a Year of Supply Chain Trends

Every year, the business world is deluged with buzz words and in the electronics supply chain sector is no different. In 2017, there was a lot of talk about innovation, digitalization, and disruption.  Taking a look back can provide some direction for the coming year for organizations both large and small.  A look at supply…

6 Artificial Intelligence Technologies Enhancing Supply Chain Management

As electronics OEMs grapple with the task of staying ahead of the competition in a fast-paced business environment, the supply chain has become the front upon which many of the battles are fought. By choosing the right technologies to support supply chain business processes, manufacturers are gaining strategic advantage.  Technology innovation allows organization to streamline…

Customer First Sets the Standard in Retail

Increasingly, customer preferences are shaping the services and choices that retailers are offering customers. Technology is, and will be, front and center of how retailers succeed or fail at differentiating themselves with customers. Customer service in retail has improved, but not enough to meet customer demands.  In fact, 44% of shoppers reported that they are…

Car Industry Puts Sensor Market on Fast Forward

Our cars are quickly evolving from being mechanical machines to electronic powerhouses offering a broad variety of capabilities. These newchanges are going to drastically change the demands on the electronics supply chain. “Big changes are underway in the passenger care market, said Richard Dixon, senior principal analyst at IHS Markit at the recent Electronic Components…