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Publication Date: 05/1/2011
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Supply Chain: Not a Game of Perfect

The famed sports psychologist/author Dr. Bob Rotella wrote the book, "Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect." He was right. It's safe to say that golfers don't hit a perfect shot every time they swing the club, but they aim to play the best round possible as measured by their score (the lower ...Read More
Building a More Secure Supply Chain Strategy

Manufacturers that depend on electronic components are finding it difficult to acquire some of the quality parts they need in a timely, reliable manner. Changes in the business models of franchise distributors and an influx of counterfeit and substandard parts are creating new challenges ...Read More
Counterfeits: Will the Bad Guy Stand Up?

It was reported in a recent 60 Minutes program that the total commerce worldwide in counterfeit products has grown to $600 billion USD. As recently as 2005 it was estimated at $200 billion, so recent efforts to stop it have obviously failed. Counterfeit products are entering every product ...Read More
Mezalok: Fast, Rugged, MIL-Environment Connector

The need for embedded electronic systems in rugged platforms has been continually increasing and driving more stringent requirements for board-to-board connectivity. At VITA Standards Organization meetings, customers have consistently voiced a need for an improved stacking connector ...Read More
Japan's Disaster and Passive Components

The situation in Japan, the world's third largest economy behind the US and China, has worldwide consequences. Toyota, for example, announced that it will be forced to shut down all of its North American factories, affecting some 25,000 workers, because of parts shortages resulting ...Read More
Disaster in Japan: The Supply Chain Takes a Hit

Earthquakes, tsunamis, broken nuclear power plants and a devastated nation are not usually factors in making production plans, but a seriously disrupted supply chain may now affect all aspects of manufacturing while Japan claws its way out of its horrendous calamities.Read More
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