Supply chain pain points: Consumer electronics


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.

Don’t Lose Your Balance on Electronic Recycling

Talking Logistics

Dismantling an electronic device can be complex and costly. Mass Balance Principles (source: GEODIS). Steps for an efficient Mass Balance are: Mass Balance Steps (source: GEODIS).

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Shifting Electronics Priorities Call for Supply Chain Adjustments


New components are defining electronics demand. The electronics market has spent the past few decades as a valuable and essential field, producing and delivering the parts that have kept other industries growing. Despite the constant demand, however, life hasn't been easy for electronics manufacturers. Shifting Tides of Demand The next few years of electronics components demand will necessarily be different from those that have gone before.

[Video] Complex Barcodes For A Globalized Market in Electronics


Successful electronics companies look all over the world to source their production at the lowest possible cost. Electronics VideoBut they also work to maintain efficient supply chains so they can quickly expand sales efforts in new markets.

A Guide to Responsible Sourcing in Automotive, Electronics

Material Handling & Logistics

One of the biggest obstacles to setting and implementing strategies for responsible sourcing is accessing reliable and current data and analysis, according to The Dragonfly Initiative CEO, Assheton Carter.

Supply Chain Planning for Electronics

Demand Solutions

Supply chain planning is becoming more important than ever within the electronics industry. There is more time necessary for sourcing materials, manufacturing, and distribution. With proper planning, it becomes possible to enhance the profitability within the electronics sector from the ground up. How Can Supply Chain Planning Aid in the Electronics Sector? There is no doubt that supply chain planning within the electronics industry is important and valuable.

A Moral Revision of Electronic Supply Chains (Guest Post by Bas van Abel, Fairphone)

SCM Research

Business practices in the supply chains of the electronics industry are in urgent need of moral revision. What do we know about the production of complex electronic devices and the people who make them? Instead of hiding behind the complexity of the supply chain, Fairphone wants to unveil the problems associated with the smartphone production like poor labor conditions, the use of conflict minerals and the rise in electronic waste.

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. Taiwanese firms dominate the world’s electronics manufacturing and lead the way in Original Design Manufacture (ODM). Covid 19 Global Sourcing

Supplier Ecosystems as a Source of Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Innovation Flex flexible electronics Internet of Things MIT CTL Supply chain innovation Uber wearables technologyThe Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing the need to look beyond the enterprise’s four walls to keep pace with fast-changing markets.

Blockchain for Responsible Sourcing – Where Does It Fit?


Does the vast potential of this promising technology mean that companies of all sizes and stages should be rebuilding their responsible sourcing systems from the ground up to include it? It functions as a shared electronic ledger upon which transactions are recorded and visible to all users.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China


Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. A sourcing agency will typically do one of the following roles: A.

Electronics Industry: Top 3 Steps to Keep in Mind When Implementing a Sustainable Procurement Program


The complexity of the electronics supply chain leads to a variety of sustainability issues, including unfair labor practices, presence of harmful chemicals and conflict minerals. Electronics buyers play a key role in achieving sustainability initiatives.

Chain of Custody: Source of Control in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain 24/7

The logistics industry is slowly being transformed to the point when the utilization of the electronic data environment will become the norm in the industry and the additional technological advancements in IoT technology will enable the integration of complete cargo supply

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Combating Conflict Mineral Use Requires Country of Origin Labeling


Many of the most common consumer electronic devices are made with materials and components sourced from around the world. ElectronicsTherefore, it takes a global supply chain to assemble and bring these items to market.

New challenges for electronics Supply Chain


Beyond all the existing issues of diminishing raw materials, electronics companies source minerals such as cobalt, coltan and copper in countries that are often marred by corruption and civil war. Blood laptops” and “genocide phones” are becoming commonplace terms such that in July the US included a “ conflict-free” electronics provision into a financial reform law, conforming companies to disclose the origin of minerals purchased.

Combating Conflict Mineral Use Requires Country of Origin Labeling


Many of the most common consumer electronic devices are made with materials and components sourced from around the world. ElectronicsBetter country of origin labeling can prevent the use of conflict minerals.

Sourcing Analytics Combined with Relationship Management is Key for Automotive Suppliers

Supply Chain View from the Field

In fact, automotive OEM customers only allow design changes once a year, which means that any changes in supplier source, specification, tooling, or any other element of process or design production has to be accumulated and implemented all at one time! In the world of automotive electronics, relationship management supported by strong sourcing analytics is a way of life for some time to come! I spent some time visiting this week with Sensata in Aguascaliente Mexico.

EDI Integration For Shippers: 6 Myths Busted with the Real Truths


Today we pick up our series on all things Electronic Data Interchange or EDI by busting the common myths around implementing an EDI Integration program. Read the top 6 myths surrounding electronic data interchange or EDI integration, and how we debunk each one of them.

The Wisdom of the Crowd (Sourcing) Doesn’t Apply to Commercial Shipping

Supply Chain Collaborator

More than a year ago, the Supply Chain Collaborator blog examined the trend toward crowd sourcing and wondered aloud whether an “Uber for commercial shipping” was imminent. Clearly, sourcing for price alone leaves much to be desired and would not be acceptable for large volume shippers.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

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.

Results of Electronic Truck Driver Monitoring Systems

GTG Technology Group

Every trucker is familiar with electronic logging devices (ELDs). Sources: [link] [link]. The post Results of Electronic Truck Driver Monitoring Systems appeared first on GTG Technology Group. How Effective are the New Driver Monitoring Systems?

What You Need to Know About Electronic Vehicle Efficiency in Fleets

GTG Technology Group

What You Need to Know About Electronic Vehicle Efficiency in Fleets. The idea of using electronic vehicles in their fleets because of the potential for reduced maintenance and fuel costs attracts many fleet owners. Arguments Against Electronic Vehicles. Arguments in Support of Electronic Vehicles. Source: [link]. The post What You Need to Know About Electronic Vehicle Efficiency in Fleets appeared first on GTG Technology Group.

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

Talking Logistics

ATA Calls for Swift Issuance of Electronic Logging Device Regulations. Interested in learning more about what’s happening with electronic logging devices and other transportation-related regulations in the works?

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The Responsible Mica Initiative Gets Serious About Supply Chain Mapping [Interview]


Source: Reuters 2016. Mica has rightfully earned the nickname ‘nature’s glitter’ because it’s a natural mineral used to add sparkle to everything including paints, furniture, automobiles, plastic, electronics, and cosmetics, among others.

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Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

The chain of custody certification offers the ability for public and private entities to chronologically document (physically or electronically) the ingredients, components and final products, their condition from production to destination as well as along the distribution lines recording any disruption in the product’s environment that could negatively influence the products quality or performance. Chain of custody is a term often thrown around as a buzzword.

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Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

The Electronics Industry. As with the auto industry, some electronics companies have adopted drastic measures to keep their production lines running.

Sourcemap at the 13th Forum on Responsible Minerals


The Dodd Frank Act (US) and the new EU regulation on conflict minerals refer to the OECD's guidance as a best practice in responsible minerals sourcing. Here is what we learned: The London Metal Exchange introduced mandatory responsible sourcing requirements that will be implemented by 2022.

Making Procurement Autonomous: Embracing the Future in the Present


Those companies that have only digitized their processes as they existed on paper–by replacing physical documents with electronic forms –haven’t yet reached step one. “Good procurement teams look for ways to develop new approaches to sourcing, supplier management, purchasing, and more.”

It’s Time to Revisit Vendor Managed Inventory


As a result, many manufacturers limited their use of VMI to Class C items that were relatively inexpensive and easily sourced. Electronic Kanban (eKanban) software is a classic example. The eKanban system enables real-time, electronic signaling.

Supply Chain Visibility and the Bottom-line


As an organization moves toward greater maturity, the number of disparate data sources to be aggregated and made visible multiplies. And because the VFIS connects to any data source (legacy systems, ERP, MES, PLM, WMS, machines, etc.), Visibility Matte rs.

The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

European automakers have also been impacted by the closure of an electronics factory in northern Italy, another hotbed of COVID-19 activity. Electronics. The US and many Western producers source most of their APIs from China.

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The art of manufacturing electronic vehicles: Seres Automobile lays the foundation for its supply chain together with SupplyOn


A flexible SCM platform for global needs The SupplyOn platform supports all of Seres’ business processes with its suppliers: From Supplier Management through Source-to-Contract (strategic sourcing and contract synchronization) and classic Supply Chain Collaboration (Forecast, PO, JIS/JIT, ASN, Goods Receipt etc.) Similar regional differences are also implemented in sourcing , for example.


EBA Guidelines – A Call to Action for Banking Sector Procurement?


The guidance applies now to credit institutions and investment firms, in other words banks and their close relations, but also to payment providers and “electronic money institutions”. . Peter Smith, Managing Director, Procurement Excellence Ltd.

The ELD Mandate and Fresh Produce Logistics: What Shippers Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last December, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect for the broader carrier community, marking a change in how professional truck drivers and commercial motor carriers log hours of service (HOS).

Newly minted MBA from NC State heads off to Apple’s Supply Chain Organization

Supply Chain View from the Field

Guarav shared with me that coming into the program, he came into the MBA program with eight years expeience as an electronics engineer, but had worked most of his 8 years in the oil and gas sector. Next, students perform a detailed supplier evaluation for a global sourcing case study, involving a high tech situation. One of my recent students from last year, Guarav Chhabra, just graduated this semester, and landed a job in Apple’s supply chain organization.