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Six Essential Pre-show Strategies to Maximize Your Trade Show Investment

This three-part series is directed to the marketing community in the EMSNOW audience, and will run on Fridays for the next few weeks. Even though lots information is available online, there really are no substitutes for the face-to-face contacts and networking opportunities afforded by trade shows. And there are certainly plenty to choose from for both electronics manufacturers and their suppliers. But the investment for exhibitors is substantial. Whether you are an attendee or an exhibitor, it helps to plan ahead to make the investment pay off.

Jabil Kuatro’s Olha Omelianenko Inspires Local College Students

Currently, women make up only about 30 percent of the information and communication technologies (ICT) field in Europe – an industry with about 7 million people (World Economic Forum, 2018). With similar trends across the globe, including the United States where women hold a little over 25 percent of information technology positions (NCWIT, 2018), females currently in the field are jumping into action to positively impact the future of the workforce.

Your in-depth guide to reducing electronics manufacturing waste

Waste is a common problem within the electronics manufacturing industry. Whether large volumes of faulty smartphones need recalling or small batches of complex printed circuit boards (PCBs) need reworking, waste can be time consuming and costly to rectify. In essence, waste is a non-value adding process. In this guide, we introduce you to the principles of DMAIC, Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing, so that you can implement a suitable strategy to minimise your waste output.

How To Get Suppliers’ Costed BOMs

OEMs that employ strategic sourcing techniques often find contract manufacturers are reluctant to supply costed bill’s of material. Here are two good reasons and two bad reasons for this reluctance. Understand the differences then use our three secrets to getting the costed BOMs.

Is there an end in sight to the electronic components crisis?

As new and innovative technology continues to evolve on a daily basis, the need for electronic components has reached unprecedented levels, with passive manufacturers in particular among those struggling to cope with demand.

Electronic component shortages are now such an issue many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are predicting their forecasted growth for 2018-2019 will be thwarted if they are unable to source the parts they need.

The Low/No-Halogen Conundrum

Certain product categories, primarily consumer electronics like laptops and cell phones, are under pressure to comply with “low halogen” requirements. These requirements are generally not regulatory right now – rather, they are “market requirements”. Mike Kirschner of Design Chain Associates explains what the industry should do to ensure safety and prevent inappropriate and burdensome regulation.

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