Automating the Growing Warehouse: From Spreadsheets to Daily Processes & Beyond

For smaller warehouse facilities, the word “automation” conjures visions of massive machinery projects, huge capital expenses, and radical business process overhauls. However, automation can, and often does, start on a much smaller scale. Automation can start from something as simple as using spreadsheets to track inventory, personnel, or shipments. However, as a facility begins to…

Supply Chain Disruption Focuses on Emerging Risk

Hurricane Matthew was battering the southeastern United States coastline as I wrote this, causing shoreline wind damage, inland flooding, and evacuations. This happened after the storm crossed the Atlantic and caused death and destruction in Haiti and other Caribbean islands. Even the Orlando theme parks were closed, signifying the intensity and danger of the storm.…

The Power of Mobile in B2B Commerce

While ecommerce continues to grow among business-to-business (B2B) companies, an important gap still needs to be filled: mobile. According to Forrester, almost half of B2B companies are currently operating without a mobile strategy, and only 18% are able to support a mobile buying experience with their current technology systems. As electronic suppliers become more digitally…

Enable Supply Chain Security Through an Authentication Data Network

Electronics counterfeiting is gaining attention as evidenced by the recent IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security & Trust (HOST).  More than 250 industry and academic leaders attended the conference to address the growing threat that counterfeit devices are posing to the security of the electronics supply chain.  Inadvertent use of recycled, refurbished, or re-marked…

Arrow Speeds Design with SiliconExpert

The faster the better is the overriding value in design these days. To support this, Arrow Electronics and Cadence Design Systems have developed a collaboration to bring integrated design tools to design engineers. The goal is to help design engineers accelerate the pace of new product development and get products to market faster and cheaper.…