All Entries in the Category : Analysis

Get Gifted in Sales & Ops Planning

Managing sales and operations planning (S&OP) in a formalized way can put an electronics OEM at the head of the pack, and lead to a good year-end sales report. That’s the gift that keeps on giving during the holiday season.

: Strategy

US Outlook: Widespread Growth Ahead

ARLINGTON, VA — Job gains and business investment are the two lead drivers keeping manufacturing on a solid growth path, according to the MAPI Foundation’s U.S. Industrial Outlook, a quarterly report that analyzes 27 major industries. The MAPI Foundation is the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation.

: Trends

Automotive Electronics Prompt New Supply Chain Challenges

The continued growth in the number of components used by automotive manufacturers has spotlighted new opportunities for component distributors. There are many positives to the increased penetration of electronics in automobiles including improved safety, better fuel efficiency, navigation and infotainment.

: Articles, Auto/Trans

Companies Curb Corruption Risk by Training Supply Chain Partners

Corruption is sometimes portrayed as an unavoidable problem, or a cost of doing business, especially when working with partners in distant developing economies. But a handful of new corporate programs aim to improve compliance in global supply chains through specific anti-corruption training of third parties. Enforcement trends suggest that other companies would be well advised to follow suit.

: Articles

2015 Production Forecasts for the Global Electronics Industry

2015 Production Forecasts for the Global Electronics Industry

: Data, Semicon, Statistics, Trends

JEITA: October 2014 Production by the Japanese Electronics Industry

JEITA: October 2014 Production by the Japanese Electronics Industry / Statistics.

: Data, Semicon, Statistics

The Biggest Content Gap in Technology Marketing

A few weeks ago, Jon Reed (of diginomica), and I had an interesting (at least we thought so!) dialog via twitter and blog comments about case studies.  We both were lamenting the lack of great case studies in the technology industry.

: Strategy