We've written a lot about protecting your facility and processes from cyberattack. As these incursions continue to escalate, in number and in scope, companies of all sizes must address the issue of cybersecurity.
Few things help a project — any project — more than objectivity. It's a great ability to view a task, whether editing a paragraph or designing a product completely free of emotion, but few people have that skill when it comes to their own work. That's why most companies use a project manager to guide the new product development process along.
Want your business to become more profitable? Is the sky blue? Is grass green? Will the Cubs win the World Series again this year? (Never mind that last question.)
If you were going to make a cake (especially if you are a man), you would certainly want to start with a recipe. The recipe provides instruction on what ingredients to use, and in what quantities. In addition, a good recipe will provide instruction on how to prepare the ingredients – the order to mix them in, special instructions such as...
We expect a lot from our products, especially our electronic products. Think about it: cellphones, wearables, medical devices — for some reason we think they should still work after being immersed in liquid, left outdoors in freezing temperatures or dropped on concrete from a standing position.
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Q&A With VP of Supply Chain
With the rise of IoT, increased electronics in everything from home automation to new cars, it seems the supply (today it’s MLCC and resistor Chips) and demand surges of electronics components create waves of shortages. It’s no secret we’re either coming out of one shortage or heading into another. What’s causing...
Hindsight is 20/20. We’ve all heard that adage. But what if hindsight could become foresight?
You’re looking for ways to reduce costs, streamline ordering and ensure that you never run out of product. Isn’t everyone?
We can do a lot of things but giving people “ballpark” estimates of how much it would cost to make their product without knowing any of the details isn’t one of them. And yet, you might be surprised to learn how often we’re asked to do that very thing.
You make a product in China. You went it alone. You found someone on the internet and they promised they could manufacture your product to your standards in the time required for the lowest price.
Unfortunately, they also made an absolute hash of it.