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Manufacturing Focus in 2022

In 2022, it will be essential that manufacturing organizations embrace strategies that empower them to respond versus react to global uncertainties that may arise. Staying closely connected to what’s happening in the industry and implementing best practices that allow for flexibility, while reducing risk and ensuring quality, will be critical to meeting customer needs and maintaining a competitive edge.

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Shoring Up Sourcing Strategies for the Future

Recent crisis such as the pandemic, extreme weather events and material shortages are incenting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to take a fresh look at their sourcing strategies. Their main objective is to try and balance short-term cost savings with reduced risk over the long term. While leveraging low cost manufacturing in distant regions was embraced… Read More »

Improving Supply Chain Resiliency

Supply chains are almost always under some sort of new stress in modern times, whether it was the Japanese tsunami and Thailand floods back in 2011, tariffs and material shortages in 2018, or the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve learned a lot, especially during the global pandemic, but there’s little time to sit back and reflect.… Read More »

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Leveraging a Cloud-Based MES for Visibility and Control

In today’s ever-changing global landscape, manufacturers are required to build resilient supply chains that can accommodate unexpected supply chain disruptions and increasing regulatory requirements, all while continuously improving the quality of products for their customers. At the same time, global supply chains and production processes have become more complex to support increasingly sophisticated products. Fortunately,… Read More »

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New Approaches to Manufacturing During COVID-19 and Beyond

Global electronic manufacturing service providers are accustomed to navigating the complexities and changing conditions that come with supporting thousands of different customers, products and regulations. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it pushed the manufacturing industry’s ability to adapt and change to new heights.  At the onset of the pandemic, business continuity plans for factories… Read More »