Electronics manufacturing

The extraordinary challenge of EMS Inventory Management

No, not Emergency Medical Services: an EMS company provides Electronic Manufacturing Services. These companies, which range from some of the largest manufacturing companies in the world down to small, single-facility operations, are responsible for producing many of the electronic products that consumers use each day, as well as the big pieces of infrastructure that power […]

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Blockchain for the EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services) Supply Chain

When you’re first exposed to blockchain technology, one question that comes up is where and how to apply it. The answer is often a variation of this phrase: “Blockchain excels at solving issues with ‘high-friction[1],’ multi-party processes where there is a lack of trust.”   The Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry would appear to check […]

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What to expect at CES 2017

Written by: Quentin Samelson CES 2017 is only a few weeks away, and it is already getting a lot of attention. It is easily the largest trade show in America, with attendance approaching 200,000 over four days. For those four days (January 5th through the 8th ) the show dominates Las Vegas, with most hotel rooms […]

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How well are you managing your environmental compliance costs?

This might be the first time you’ve been presented with that question. The proper response to it is “what sort of compliance?” Most of us probably think first about compliance with financial regulations, proceeding from the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley act and the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. But if you work at a company that sells a physical […]

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Advanced Supply-Chain Analytics: Making Big Data Speak To Supply Chain Managers

Advanced  Supply-Chain Analytics provide a way to detect problems and issues before they surprise you! When I arrived at IBM (not so long ago), I was pleased to see how much emphasis the company puts on analytics – especially on the kind of analytics that bring competitive advantage to companies. Not enough companies take advantage […]

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Watch out for the BIG 9! Cloud, BIG Data, Mobile, IOT and more will radically transform also the Power & Automation Equipment Industry

In my previous industry posts on the (Industry Introduction), the (Industry Landscape) and the (Business Model Evolution) I gave an outline and of our latest Point of View for the Power & Automation Equipment Industry towards the respective domains. Today, let’s see how the latest IT trends and capabilities will impact the P&AE Industry. Well, […]

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Is India the next Electronics Manufacturing hub?

India’s prowess in Information Technology (IT) is widely known. India is by far the largest destination for IT outsourcing services in the world. Indian companies are among the top IT services providers in the world. But when it comes to a closely related industry – Electronics – India is far behind, lagging many countries that […]

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