SCM Senior Managing Consultant - Global CoC Electronics at IBM

SAP S/4 HANA and IBM IMPACT for Digital Reinvention in the High Tech Industry

It’s not news to anyone that the high tech industry (electronics) is playing a pivotal role in the new digital era: not only because high tech companies are trailblazers in the usage of new digital technology but because they develop and produce the gadgets and data that enables the digital world. Everyone wants to be […]

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4 focus areas in supply chain for 2018

2017 has been an exciting year for supply chain. From my own experience I’ve witnessed how companies are raising importance of implementing digital technologies in supply chain and customer support whereas in the past few years, the focus was primarily around product & service innovation, marketing and sales. Now more than ever, supply chain and […]

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Software Asset Management use case for Blockchain

No doubts we are living on a rapid-changing business environment for electronics and many other industries. The lines between traditional industries disappear, clearing the way clear for new market entrants and fostering the hatching of new ecosystems. Electronics sits at the heart of many of these ecosystems and that’s good news, but it takes a […]

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Captives or Outsourcing: What’s the right offshoring business model?

Captives or Outsourcing: What’s the right offshoring business model? Nowadays it’s rare to find a global company that is not running at least part of its core operations from another country. Indeed offshoring is one of the most common ways to optimizing a operations, mainly due to these main reasons: Reduces cost mainly through labor […]

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Manufacturing Optimization: 4 ways to improve Product Transfers

  Product transfers have been used since the seventies in many industries and they are gaining relevance within electronics given the increased need for speed and flexibility. For over more than a decade, the electronics industry has dealt with a constant decay of profit margins, shorter time to market and an increased demand for product […]

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Can Blockchain and Cognitive Analytics yield higher demand forecasting accuracy?

Written by: Jaime Marijuán Castro In the electronics industry nowadays, the average gross value of inventory (all types) as a percentage of revenue is 9,58 % (*), a pretty high ratio and proves that the cost of inventory is a matter of concern within the industry. High levels of inventory can be tackled in multiple ways, […]

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Order To Cash challenges for a XaaS delivery model

The Internet of Things poses both an unique opportunity and an unprecedented challenge to those that are on the quest of IoT’izing the World. The focus is on the creation of new revenue streams but sometimes they neglect the importance of a strong delivery model. “The opportunity to thrive in an IoT world hinges largely […]

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Product regulatory compliance in Electronics: 4 reasons to consider a proactive approach

In the last 20 years, the electronics industry has experienced a continuous pressure in product regulatory compliance mainly caused by the increase of the number of regulations that product designers and manufacturers need to abide by, in order to put products into the marketplace and take them back again. These laws typically regulate the products […]

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Digital Technology In Supply Chain Management

My point of view on digital technologies that will transform the supply chain can be found on this interview published in the Estonian business daily Äripäev on Feb. 18th 2016. Here is the translation:

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Catching The IoT Wave

IBM has announced today the opening of its Global Headquarters for the Watson Internet of Things. This alignment will provide a framework for associating cognitive computing with sensor-enabled devices. The Highlight Towers in Munich will host this new business unit, an organization that will house approximately 1,000 subject matter experts, such as developers, consultants and […]

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4 Technologies That Will Shape Industry 4.0

A view on Industry 4.0 and some of the key technologies that will help electronic companies embrace this revolution successfully.

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