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    Michelle Jones

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    September 19, 2019

    Chinese New Year Planning Guide: 2020

    Sure, it's only the middle of September and you're probably more thinking more about your fantasy football team than a Chinese holiday that doesn't even take place until January 25 of NEXT year, but put down your Yahoo Sports app for just a minute and do your company a favor by downloading our Chinese New Year Guide: 2020. 

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    August 26, 2019

    Connected Devices and Security

    In our previous post, we went over the basics of what a smart sensor is, its parts and the different categories they can fall into. It’s a technology that continues to grow and with the explosion of IoT, these sensors are being immersed in our lives more each year. However, as we adopt this connectivity, hackers throughout the world are...

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    July 15, 2019

    Understanding Smart Sensors in IoT

    June 25, 2019

    Dictionary of Common Terms

    You don't need to be part of the manufacturing industry long to learn it has it's own native language with no shortage of acronyms. BOM, CBOM, EBOM, MBOM -- it can get confusing very quickly, but we've got you covered with this dictionary of the most commonly heard terms to help you navigate your way through the product development process.

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    May 24, 2019

    Is Latin America the New Asia of Manufacturing?

    So, we're currently wandering around in the middle of the U.S.-China trade negotiations (or lack thereof). However, even before these products were subjected to new regulations, many companies were beginning to diversify their supply chain by transferring production to other Asian countries such as Vietnam. The Eastern Hemisphere has most...

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    April 24, 2019

    Snapshot of the Nearshore Supply Chain

    Manufacturing nearshore doesn't have to mean you give up sourcing components in Asia. On the contrary, you may be able to save a great deal of money by utilizing both Asian suppliers and nearshore factories. 

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    March 18, 2019

    CASE STUDY: Launching the World's First IoT Powered Smart Container

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    March 06, 2019

    CASE STUDY: Creating the Ultimate Indoor Cycling Experience

    February 26, 2019

    EVT v. DVT v. PVT Explained

    It probably won’t come as a surprise that engineers love their acronyms. If you’re not fully immersed in this world, it can become increasingly difficult to decode what may sound like a foreign language, and while we can’t explain every abbreviation you may come across in one blog post, we’re going to start by discussing the differences between...

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    February 18, 2019

    Benefits of Nearshore Manufacturing: Costa Rica

    Once the decision has been made to manufacture outside of the United States, the next major question that needs to be answered is: if not here, where? China has long since been the default answer for many companies, but with increased tariffs, rising labor rates and lengthy transit time, some are considering nearshore as their first choice and...

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