Workplace Safety Makes Productivity Soar

Electronics OEMs often write off safety programs as a necessary evil, something that addresses regulatory demands or basic business practices. New research from ATS, though, finds that most manufacturers who implement safety programs experience increased productivity and even cost savings. “The state of safety is shifting,” David Miller, senior director of environmental health and safety…

Engage Employees in the Supply Chain

Supply chains resemble actual metal chain: each step in the product's creation and distribution is a link that plays a critical role in turning an idea into a tangible, deliverable product. However, when a link weakens, the entire chain loses strength-or breaks altogether. Disengaged and distracted employees are one of the weakest links in the…

High Visibility Counteracts Supply Chain Drama

Some might say that 2016 was the year of supply chain disruptions. Unfortunately, 2017 is likely to be very similar. Especially in the electronics supply chain, with its global reach and quickly changing demands, managing and planning for the unexpected is critical. Damages, late shipments, and quality issues top the list of the biggest disruptors,…

Get the Right Generational Talent Mix

Lately, a lot of attention has been focused on the millennial workforce. Perhaps, that's to be expected: Today, this group has the the largest percentage of the current workforce. The good news is that that every group , whether Millennial, Baby Boomer, or Generation X, brings something special to the mix. Boomers are the optimistic…

Blockchain Set to Transform Supply Chain

Bitcoin has gone beyond being a tool for geeks to trade money. Now, cryptocurrency and related technologies are set to enable new types of contracts and business dealings in financial services. The market is poised for stellar growth. A new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets estimates that the blockchain technology market will grow from…

Autonomous Vehicles Take to the Roads

This year, some automakers started offering semi-autonomous driving under certain circumstances. In the not too distant future, these same types of technology will likely be part of every electronic OEMs logistics planning.  Automation of cars and trucks have the potential to increase safety and affordability of transportation, and will allow more cars to navigate the…