Growing a company into a global powerhouse is every CEO’s dream; however, the operational processes that worked in the past may not effectively scale to a global level. No two countries are alike, meaning there is no magic bullet for supply chain or... Read More
Identifying the right marketing person is not enough. The timing also needs to be right so this rare individual has the latitude to look at the startup’s innovative technology.
Source: High-Tech Marketing is Like Going on a Diet | EE Times ... Read More
The diminishing lifespan of many electronic devices, especially cell phones, are putting new pressures on OEMs, but opportunity still exists to enhance business.
Source: EBN – Linda Li – OEMs Leverage Shorter Product Lifespans to Increase Bott... Read More
Today, companies around the world face daily challenges associated with corruption. This risk coupled with new laws and heightened enforcement are just a few of the factors driving companies to implement and improve anti-corruption compliance programs.
Ho... Read More
For manufacturers, extracting value from used electronics, whether that entails reselling, repairing, or recycling items in consumer or business-to-business markets, is not one of their core competencies. Many companies are coming to the conclusion that t... Read More
Traceability for electronics components has never been more important and is expected to grow in scope and importance. The goal is to minimize liability and costs due to recall, and deter counterfeiting and diversion while maintaining the integrity of t... Read More
What is your product roadmap?”It’s one of the biggest questions you get at an enterprise software company, and rightfully so.
It’s also a critical query fielded by electronics OEMs.Customers have their wish lists. Analysts need to place you in the c... Read More
Manufacturers should take more of an international view of business — in looking at both opportunities and competition — because our economy is doing better now than most other countries.
That’s one of the big takeaways I had from Thursday’s ma... Read More
Designing new products from scratch is a risky business. The first concept is usually big and bold. Just remember to think of the details first.
For example, we decided to design a module that will allow embedded measurement under Linux, use the latest, g... Read More
Remember the Yellow Book? When it was thick enough to double as a booster seat? Now it’s almost slim enough to stabilize a wobbly table—if it doesn’t wind up in the recycling bin.
A few businesses still pay to advertise in the shell of what used... Read More
Customer Relationship Management is a corporate Venus Flytrap. For anyone who has hiked the streams and meadows of the Carolinas on the US eastern seaboard, you have seen the delicate red base of this flower that attracts insects and coaxes them into la... Read More
Large enterprises are complex organisms that depend on an array of distributed people, systems and various entities to function. For marketers, this can make it a challenge to tell a coherent story and consistently deliver on a brand promise. And the chal... Read More
American manufacturing is once again faced with the prospect of expanding domestic and export market opportunities as the United States shifts from an internationally focused manufacturing presence. A relatively new manufacturing philosophy has evolved fr... Read More
Content marketing remains hot. It is the lifeblood of multichannel marketing. Actually if we keep the blood analogy going, then I guess customer data is the blue blood being pumped to the lungs and content marketing is the oxygen/data-enriched red blood... Read More
Pasadena, Calif. -- Parts.io enables hardware engineers to search and compare 135M+ electronic components by category, price, availability and popularity across a global network of distributors and manufacturers.
The platform offers a visual representati... Read More
The fight between business to consumer (B2C) brick and mortar stores and online retailers has been going on for a years. Now, however, it’s time for business-to-business (B2B) sellers to pay attention.Online retail giant Amazon recently overtook Wal... Read More
With the advent of 3D printing, drones, and other emerging digital technologies, manufacturing is increasingly able to deliver on the promise of just in time manufacturing for consumers.
Source: EBN – Ariella Brown – JIT: The Promise of Emergi... Read More