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April 12, 2018

Managing Long Lead Time Component Ordering

Hey, we get it. No one, NO ONE, likes to wait. But there are ways to mitigate the potential delays in ordering electronic assemblies containing long lead time (LLT) components.

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April 10, 2018

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs: What to Do Now

March 29, 2018

7 Manufacturing and Design Podcasts Worth Sharing

If you google the question, "Are podcasts still a thing in 2018," the answer you'll discover is a resounding YES!

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March 13, 2018

How Will the New Tariffs Affect My Business?

 

Tariffs are in the news, and you might be asking yourself: how will the new tariffs affect my business?  

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February 27, 2018

Augmented Reality in Manufacturing is Ready for Its Closeup

How would you describe you or your company when it comes to technology?

Photo courtesy of DHL

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February 22, 2018

Why Did My Quote Change?

Of all the questions we hear, "why did my quote change" is one of the simplest and toughest to answer. The quote changed because of...well...change. But the reasons for the change can be complicated. In fact there might be more than one reason why your quote changed. Let's take a look at some of the factors that can cause an adjustment to your...

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February 20, 2018

Logistics, Manufacturing Workforce & Tesla in Orbit: A Content Roundup

Once again, we've pulled together some links to stories that caught our eye in everything from distribution and logistics to the skills gap in manufacturing and the "final frontier." Hope you enjoy! 

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February 13, 2018

6 Questions to Assess Your Company's IoT Readiness

I don’t know if it’s the time of year or what but my emailbox and Twitter feeds are suddenly filled with stories about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT or Industrial Internet) and what that means to manufacturing as we know it.

 

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December 28, 2017

Overseas Manufacturing: Guarding Against Risk

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.  

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November 23, 2017

Just What Are Engineered Products Anyway?

If you’ve looked around websites for contract manufacturers (CM) or manufacturers in general, you might have seen the phrase “engineered products.” Maybe you’ve even thought, “What’s an engineered product?” After all, isn’t everything that’s made an engineered product of some type?

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