Brexit: Supply Chains Need to Get Ready

Electronics manufacturing stretches across the world so that shifts in one country inevitably affect everyone. Likely, the planned withdrawal of Britain from the European Union (Brexit) late next year will create ripples that we are only just coming to understand. Consider these hard figures. According to EEF, UK manufacturing currently: employs 2.7 million people contributes 10% of…

Tracking Needed Talent in Supply Chain

The number of supply chain jobs is bigger than the number of trained supply chain professionals. That’s the reality in the global electronics supply chain.  “For all functions that make up the umbrella of today’s supply chain management capabilities, we predict a supply chain talent perfect storm, one that is sure to occupy more of…

IoT Revolutionizes Customer Retail Experience Through Inventory Control

More than ever before, consumers want the products that they want and they want them available immediately. In fact, lack of the right inventory costs retailer’s sales. By automating inventory visibility using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, retailers can significantly reduce the cost of inventory distortion, overstock, stock outs and shrinkage.  Electronics retailers have potentially…

Women Startups Take Their Turn in Tech

The electronics and high-tech industry has a long history of being male-dominated. In previous decades, the moniker “woman-owned business” on a company was perhaps sometimes even a ploy to get preferential treatment in contract awards, rather than a real shift in leadership. Now, however, signs are pointing to things changing if only slowly.  “As investors…

Shippers Be Aware: Dangerous Goods Regs Updated

 The 2017 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations went into effect on January 1. Updated on a biennial basis, these regulations are created by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Neil McCulloch, senior manager, international product development at Labelmaster wrote: These are important safety requirements covering everything that’s transported by air from cargo in the hold of…

Know the Science Behind Effective Packaging

Anyone has worked in the consumer product industry knows that a product’s packaging can be almost as important as the actual product itself. It may be even more true for the newest electronic devices and gadgets being introduced by electronics OEMs. In addition to protecting the product from damage and external environmental factors during shipping…