Feature

Feature

Supply chain management: Why over-forecasting is a bad idea

A successful outsourcing partnership is built on trust and communication. As an OEM (Original Electronics Manufacturer), it’s particularly important to be transparent about future forecasts for each of your products so your EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Service) provider can understand what kind of demand levels will be generated. Wise words from Neil Sharp at JJS Manufacturing

Read More

Manufacturers find ways to become more financially efficient

A year into the COVID pandemic, and with the UK formally leaving the European Union (EU), businesses in the manufacturing industry have had to face an unprecedented set of challenges. While there are further uncertainties over how the economy will perform as lockdown restrictions end, there are ways for manufacturers to look again at the robustness of their cashflow and working capital.

Read More

Lessons from the Front Lines of Manufacturing: Ford, Honeywell, and My Journey to Bright Machines

Caroline Pan, CMO of Bright Machines, chronicles her experiences over the past 25+ years taking part in the incredible transformations in the high-tech and industrial manufacturing realms. She lands at Bright Machines where she says the promises of Industry 4.0 are finally materializing.

Read More

Movie Monday: The EMS with TTI’s Don Akery and ECIA’s Dale Ford

Eric and Philip get updated on the material supply chain from TTI’s President of Americas Don Akery, and the Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA)’s Chief Analyst Dale Ford. The two are deeply immersed in the components supply chain. Beginning with a tribute to TTI’s late founder and CEO Paul Andrews, and then a look at TTI’s unique approach to inventory, the discussion provides depth and context to current component shortages.

Read More

Labs Over Fabs: How the U.S. Should Invest in the Future of Semiconductors

On February 24, 2021, President Biden ordered a 100-day review aimed at “securing America’s critical supply chains.” The executive order focused on the semiconductor industry, declaring that “over the years we have underinvested in production—hurting our innovative edge—while other countries have learned from our example and increased their investments in the industry.” This excerpt from a white paper produced by the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) outlines a long-term approach.

Read More

The importance of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) inside your company

PLM is the process chosen by companies to manage the lifecycle of their products. Lifecycles are usually divided into following phases: creation, introduction, growth, maturity and decline. Ranging from how a company manufactures a product to how it markets it, lifecycles are crucial for business strategy. Learn how Aston Martin leverages data for Formula One races.

Read More
Loading