Supply chain pain points: Consumer electronics

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by Alexa Cheater 4 problems facing consumer electronics and what to do about them. First up is consumer electronics. Consumer electronics supply chain pain points. These are just a few of the specific consumer electronics supply chain pain points.

Live Webinar: Reducing the Risk of Electronics Counterfeiting

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Electronics counterfeiting continues to be a hot-button issue as manufacturers lose $160B+ annually in revenue. Even more concerning is the significant health and safety hazard facing consumers who unknowingly purchase counterfeit electronic components.

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Electronic Logging Devices: Are You Prepared?

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Electronic Logging Devices: Are You Prepared? In February 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the implementation of mandatory electronic logging devices (ELDs) to track a driver’s hours of service (HOS).

Consumer Electronics Top 10 Questions: Supply Chain Leadership.

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ThinFilm Electronics and Diageo- A Noteworthy and Cool Joint Prototyping of Smart Label Technology

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Thinfilm Electronics ASA and global alcohol beverages producer Diageo jointly announced the intent to unveil a prototype smart label that has the potential to completely change both the role of a bottle along with the consumer experience. Today marks yet another milestone announcement concerning the development and application of next generation smart item-level labeling technology that can be applicable for either supply chain business process or product branding and marketing needs.

Used Electronics: Recycling the Lessons Learned in Mature Markets

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As the number of consumer electronic devices continues to proliferate, look for more innovative approaches to end-of-life (EOL) strategies for these products.

The Impact of Electronic Logging Devices: Separating Hype from Reality

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He was referring to some of the hype and speculation surrounding the electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandate, which goes into effect in December 2017.

SaaS TMS from an Electronics Manufacturer?

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The Wall Street Journal reports electronics makers like Jabil Circuit Inc., a key supplier of components to Apple, and Flextronics International are among a recent spate of electronics manufacturers entering the supply chain software business.

New Q&A: Why Barcode Labeling Matters in Electronics

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How can you leverage innovations in enterprise barcode labeling to help your electronics company succeed in a highly competitive global marketplace?

We're throwing away too many electronic devices

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Let's face it: Most consumers do not treat their electronic devices like things that should last for many years. ElectronicsWe're more than happy to trade them in for the latest and greatest technology as soon as it becomes available.

What’s Next After Electronic Logging Devices?

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Regulations have dominated transportation discussions in recent years, whether it’s Hours of Service (HOS) and the 34-hour restart rule , CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability ) program , and in the spotlight today, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). I have also fielded a lot of questions about Electronic Logging Device vendors. Robinson ELDs electronic logging devices FMCSA obstructive sleep apnea OOIDA Transplace trucking

IoT Technology Draws Investor Interest- Thin Film Electronics Secures Additional Funding

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Evolving next-generation labeling utilizes printed electronics and near-field communications (NFC-enabled) smart labels to track products and their various states. Internet of Things Supply Chain Business Intelligence Supply Chain Business Process Supply Chain Technology blog commenting on global supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog Thin Film Electronics ASA

Driver Digest: How Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) Will Affect Drivers

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) has established that by December 10, 2017 trucks and drivers must comply and utilize electronic logging devices (ELDs).

Yet Another Significant Supply Chain Risk Looming

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High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Risk Management LG Display supply chain Samsung Electronics Sk Hynix supply chain Supply chain Matters blogSupply Chain Matters highlights two reports indicator another important area of global supply chain risks, that being South Korea and growing tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile delivery program.

In the Belly of the Beast: Samsung Electronics’ Supply Chain and Workforce in South Korea

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This paper discusses Samsung Electronics’ importance to the South Korea economy, its ownership structure and its system of supply and production.

International Consumer Electronics Show 2016

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For techies, January not only ushers in a new year it introduces them to the latest electronic gadgets during the annual … Continued. The post International Consumer Electronics Show 2016 appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 1)

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This is part 1 of a 2-part blog addressing the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) recently enacted ban on the shipment of lithium-ion batteries as cargo consignments on passenger planes and the associated supply chain risks of such provisions.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

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To understand the results, follow the year-over-year pattern in the orbit chart in Figure 1 and then look at the results of the consumer electronics industry in Table 1. Table 1: Results of the Consumer Electronics Industry for Performance, Improvement and Value.

Hi-Tech: The Future of Consumer Electronics Supply Chains

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We all know the joke: "I just bought the brand new [insert electronic device here] and it’s already obsolete!" supply chain insights consumer electronics

Flying High With Electronic Air Waybills

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As major airlines implement the eAWB single-process approach in March 2016, industry-wide involvement in the program is encouraged for all participants as paperless air cargo supply chain operations lower costs, increase data accuracy, and improve the customer experience

Are Driverless Trucks the Solution to the Driver Shortage?

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Global Trade High Tech & Electronics Industry Labor Logistics Trends Regulations Retail Supply Chain Planning Transportation Things are certainly changing in the trucking industry.

How Can Labeling Combat Electronics Counterfeiting?

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Some reports estimate that up to 8% of total market revenue for electronics components are diverted through the gray market. How can you leverage innovations in Enterprise Labeling to help fight this growing epidemic of electronics counterfeiting? Electronics Counterfeiting Labeling

Apple Declares a Long-Term Commitment Toward a Closed-Loop Materials Supply Chain

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In its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report released this week, global consumer electronics provider Apple has declared a goal towards implementing a closed-loop supply chain. Green and Sustainable Supply Chain High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Apple supply chain business benefits of sustainability initiatives Supply chain Matters blog sustainability in supply chains

Major Earthquake Occurences Remain Multi-Industry Supply Chain Concerns

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Will APIs Replace Freight EDI? The Transportation Industry Moves Technology Forward

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What is EDI or Electronic Data Interchange? But first, let’s make sure we are all on the same page with what EDI or Electronic Data Interchange is by defining the term. EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) Freight Infographics

Tesla Founder Elon Musk Addresses Plan to Revolutionize Factories

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New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 2)

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In part 1 of this blog, we examined lithium-ion batteries in the supply chain context and examined the recent ban's stipulations.

Tesla Motors Announces Intent to Acquire German Advanced Manufacturing Automation Design Firm

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Another Strategic Milestone for Smart Labeling Technology

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Specifically we highlighted the announcement by Norway based Thin Film Electronics ASA that this technology developer had successfully demonstrated a fully functional, stand-alone, integrated printed electronic temperature tracking Smart Sensor Label. In the fall of 2013 Supply Chain Matters called reader attention to new technology advances in smart labeling technology that could be applied to item-level tracking and monitoring.

More Definitive News on Pending Foxconn Investment in the United States

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Make no mistake that this is a very big deal for high-tech and consumer electronics supply chains, specifically Apple’s supply chain. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Apple iPhone supply chain Apple supply chain Foxconn manufacturing strategies Supply chain Matters blogMore definite reports indicate Foxconn will make a $7 billion U.S. investment decision in July.

Shelf-Level Collaboration Should be seen as Foundational to Omni-channel Initiatives

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Category Management Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Demand Signal Repositories Food & Beverage Industry High Tech & Electronics Industry Logistics Technologies Logistics Trends Omni-channel logistics RetailThe hottest trend in supply chain management is omni-channel.

Another Apple iPhone Product Introduction and Added Supply Chain Challenges and Concerns

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China Supply Chain Strategy High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Strategy Apple iPhone supply chain Apple iPhone7 supply chain Supply chain Matters blogIt is that time of the year again, one which has become rather predictable for Apple’s supply chain ecosystem.

A Decision-Making Tool for Designing Reverse Logistics Networks

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IBM Continues to Improve their Supply Chain Control Towers

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Business Intelligence High Tech & Electronics Industry Social Media Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Visibility forecasting IBMIBM manages more than $30 billion a year as part of its supply chain, with thousands of supply chain managers and analysts worldwide. IBM is using Watson and huge troves of weather and location data - IBM acquired The Weather Company last year - to improve their supply chain risk management program.

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Gartner Announces Top Ten Best Supply Chains in Asia Pacific Region

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The published ranking for Asia-Pacific Top Ten supply chains were noted as: Samsung Electronics (ranked 6th in 2014 Top 25 global ranking) Lenovo Group (ranked 16th in 2014 Top 25 global ranking) Toyota (reported to have moved up three places in the top ten Asia-Pacific and up 22 places in global ranking but not in current 2014 Top 25 global ranking) Hyundai Huawei Woolworths Honda Flextronics LG Electronics Sony Overall, Supply Chain […].

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There’s a High Visibility Supply Chain That Can Also Move Supplier Fortunes

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Automotive Supply Chain High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supplier Management Apple supply chain Supply chain Matters blog Tesla Model 3 supply chain Tesla supply chainReaders of this blog are well aware of the power and consequences of supplier visibility that is attributed to the Apple supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

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In the trucking realm, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) asked a federal appeals court panel to bar the government from requiring drivers to install electronic logging devices (ELDs) on their trucks.

WTO Moves Closer to Tariff-Free Classification of IT Products: Supply Chain Opportunities and Impacts

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Global Trade Issues High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Strategy blog commenting on global supply chain management developments General Electric supply chain high tech and consumer electronics supply chain opportunities Intel supply chain Nintendo supply chain Supply chain Matters blog supply chain network design Texas Instruments supply chain

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NAND Chip Supply Challenges Looming Across Consumer Electronics Supply Chains

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There are building concerns that consumer electronics supply chains may be dealing with a potential industry-wide shortage of a key component during its most critical product demand period. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supplier Management Supply Chain Disruption Apple iPhone supply chain Nintendo supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Announced Demonstration of Printed NFC-Enabled Smart Label

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Supply Chain Matters has been following recent developments in the area of smart labeling, specifically a series of announcements from Norwegian based printed electronics technology provider Thin Film Electronics ASA. In an October of 2013 Supply Chain Matters posting, we called reader attention to the announcement that Thinfilm had successfully demonstrated a fully functional, stand-alone, integrated printed electronic temperature tracking Smart Sensor Label.