Supply Chain

The Right Approach for the Right Reasons

Flashback a few years ago and think of the conversations you had with your colleagues and friends. How often did the topic of algorithms come up? We’re hedging not that frequently (unless of course you’re a math professor or parent of a teenager). Now, think of how often the word algorithm sneaks into your conversations…When it comes to human experiences, design, innovations, and helping the user – algorithms are making an impact. What we want to know and caution is in the use of these all-knowing algorithms for the right reasons.

Retrospective digitalisation – Making the most of legacy equipment

According to the Annual Manufacturing Report, 2018, four in five manufacturers believe that smart factory technologies will improve their supply chain relationships. The proposed benefits of data collection from smart sensors are huge, but some manufacturers still feel that a smart factory is out of their reach. Here, Nick Boughton, digital lead at systems integrator Boulting Technology explains how plants with legacy equipment can retrospectively upgrade their facility to a smart factory.

Celestica Transforms the Supply Chain to Accelerate Aerospace Industry Innovation

Innovation is always on full display at the Farnborough Air Show and this year was no exception. The commercial aviation industry is seeing stronger passenger demand, lower commodity prices and growth in emerging markets. These encouraging trends are stirring enthusiasm for more disruptive innovations to come and ramping up demand for new aircraft production: over the next 20 years, more than 41,000 new commercial aircraft will take flight, according to Boeing’s Current Market Forecast 2017-2036. 

What’s driving the global demand for electronic components?

Currently it’s not uncommon for the lead-time for supplies to be stretching more than 30 weeks with a number of manufacturers including Yageo, Micron, Panasonic and STM all offering extended lead-times.  And it would appear there’s no short-term relief in sight, with industry experts predicting supply problems to continue well into 2019 and beyond. So what’s been driving this demand for electronic components?

Is Component Testing Using the ROSE Test Practical?

In a previous article titled, It’s Time to Retire ROSE Testing, Mark and I discussed the basis for why ROSE testing should be retired as an industry “cleanliness or process control” test.  In this article we reemphasize our position by highlighting some work we presented at the 2017 SMTA International Conference comparing component cleanliness results from the Resistivity of Solvent Extract (ROSE) against Ion Chromatography (IC) results.


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