Barbara Jorgensen Articles

04.19.2016 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

There is no shortage of data within the electronics supply chain. Suppliers, distributors and customers share forecasts, inventory data, order status and compliance information; they transact business More...

11.05.2015 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The channel tackles trade compliance complexities for both suppliers and customers More...

09.15.2015 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

A recent ruling by a U.S. appeals court is unlikely to suspend the electronics industry’s compliance efforts toward the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the “conflict More...

04.23.2015 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The regulatory environment for the electronics industry continues to become more complex. As U.S.-based companies conduct more business internationally, they face environmental and trade directives that More...

11.20.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The electronics distribution industry is undergoing an identity crisis of sorts. “Catalog” no longer accurately describes small-volume online distributors; “non-authorized” and “blended” have replaced More...

07.08.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

A long-standing challenge in the electronics supply chain is the management of so-called ‘excess’ inventory. When an OEM or EMS provider orders too much product, it is often sold in the open market to More...

03.20.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The global electronics supply chain is by its very nature a complicated business. Certain aspects of the relationship between suppliers, distributors and their customers only add to the complexity. But More...

02.19.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

Few individuals will work without the expectation of pay; yet a parallel to this scene plays out in the supply chain every day. The allocation – and cost − of resources attached to demand creation programs More...

11.12.2013 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

Distributors and suppliers are working together to bring more technology assistance to customers More...

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Barbara Jorgensen

Barbara Jorgensen has more than 20 years experience as a business journalist, working for leading electronics industry publication such as Electronic Business, Electronic Buyers’ News and EDN. Most recently Jorgensen was Community Editor for supply chain community EBN for its relaunch in 2010. Prior to rejoining EBN, Jorgensen was a senior editor at Electronic Business, the pre-eminent management magazine for the electronics industry, featuring world-class manufacturing companies such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Flextronics International. Jorgensen spent six years with Electronic Buyers’ News print as managing editor, distribution, winning several awards for coverage of the distribution beat.

A graduate of the University of Binghamton (formerly the State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton, Jorgensen began her journalism career with the Gannett newspaper chain. She has worked for a number of local newspapers in the Greater Boston area and trade journal publishers Reed Business Information and CMP. She spends her spare time trying to find out the nature of the teenager and plans to write a book if she succeeds.

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