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The Paperless Shop Floor Benefits Everyone

The Paperless Shop Floor Benefits Everyone - EN

We all know that for any change to be successful everyone must benefit.  Nowhere is this truer than in the change to a paperless factory floor environment.  The results of such an program speak for themselves and can be seen in the experiences of all those vested in the process.

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Key Requirements of a Manufacturing Big Data Solution

Key Requirements of a Manufacturing Big Data Solution - EN

When a manufacturing enterprise adopts a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) system capable of managing the entire scope of operations, traceability is no longer something an enterprise strives to achieve, it is a byproduct...

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Blurred and Disrupted

Blurred and Disrupted - EN

There was a time, not so long ago, where we knew what each industry did. The automotive industry made cars, the apparel industry made clothes and the electronics industry made electronics. Now everything is a little less clear.

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If not EMS, then what? The case for "Product Fulfillment"

If not EMS, then what?  The case for “Product Fulfillment” - EN

It seems we're in a phase where the term EMS does really cover what the companies we think of as electronics manufacturing service providers actually do.  The offering has become so broad that the words 'electronic' and 'manufacturing' are just too restrictive.  If we are to embark on a search for a new name for this industry then we first have to consider what it did when EMS seemed like the right term and what it actually does now.

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Five Reasons to Outsource (And None of Them Are Price!)

Five Reasons to Outsource (And None of Them Are Price!) - EN

There are so many compelling reasons to consider outsourcing of the product supply chain, be it from design to delivery or merely PCB assembly.  And whilst this can, and often does, result in cost reduction it really shouldn’t be the motivation.

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Supply Chain and the Automotive Electronics Sector

Supply Chain and the Automotive Electronics Sector - EN

The automotive electronics segment is worth close to $180 Billion annually, plus another $35 Billion for infotainment, and this is a segment with current and projected double-digit growth.  Eighty million cars are sold worldwide and they average around $2,700 of electronics content.  What’s more content is developing rapidly...

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Buyer Beware Is A Bad China Sourcing Strategy

Buyer Beware Is A Bad China Sourcing Strategy - EN

I wasn’t able to watch 60 Minutes last week to see the story everyone is talking about – toxic, carcinogenic laminate floors imported from China.  I’m not really sure what I was doing when the devastating piece about US retailer Lumber Liquidators aired.  But as it was Sunday evening, chances are I missed the show because I was on a Skype call with China discussing various sourcing activities that my firm provides for companies around the world.

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Supply Chain as a Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain as a Competitive Advantage - EN

I think supply chain is sexy, but more importantly I think supply chain can be a real competitive advantage in all parts of the electronics manufacturing industry, from the brands themselves, to the outsourced product fulfillment companies that support them as well as those in component distribution and other ancillary services.

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Teamwork in China

Teamwork in China - EN

You’ve got great people in China, but do you know how well they work as a team?

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The Key Jobs in Manufacturing for 2015

The Key Jobs in Manufacturing for 2015 - EN

Remember a few years ago when geek became chic?  No, me neither, but apparently it did and programmers became cool and among the best paid people in Silicon Valley...

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