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Mark Zetter
Why most electronics NPI are late to market
By Mark Zetter in Projects and Designs, 1 comment, latest 2 weeks ago
Answer: Scrubbing the #BOM readying for #procurement— VentureOutsource.com (@VentureO) April 8, 2014
Sunil Kumar
New Supplier Evaluation
If we are doing business with new supplier,if they not agree for credit terms how to go further? How can we believe the supplier? What all documents we should request from new supplier? How we have to evaluate the new supplier?
Mark Zetter
Supply chain risk differs by industry for COO, CFO, Engineering
The report the chart is from contains a ton of helpful information on supply chain development and risk. Its a Rand Corp research document focused on a branch of the US military - which has very extensive supply chains. A link to the report is belo
Mark Zetter
Japan sales tax jumps 60%. Printed circuits manufacturers not optimistic
By Mark Zetter in Business, Economy, 1 comment, latest 2 weeks ago
From a Japanese colleague: "The sales tax in Japan was increased to 8% from 5% April 1st. People and companies in Japan have purchased extra materials in March for cost saving, therefore, stores and vendors made record revenues. Now, they have abno
Mark Zetter
US Computer and electronic product manufacturing productivity, 2012
By Mark Zetter in Business, Economy, 1 comment, latest 3 weeks ago
US Manufacturing productivity for computer and electronic products and electrical equipment and appliances where labor productivity (defined as output per hour) increased in 13 of the 21 manufacturing industries in 2012. Output increased in 17 indu
Mark Zetter
US Unemployment rate by state – 2014
By Mark Zetter in Business, Economy, 1 comment, latest 1 month ago
Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate among the states in January, 9.2 percent. North Dakota again had the lowest jobless rate, 2.6 percent. In total, 18 states had jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 6.6 percent, 6 s
Mark Zetter
What’s more important: Quality v. On Time Ship?
By Mark Zetter in Business, Economy, 3 comments, latest 1 month ago
It seems everything we do in life is a tradeoff between balancing productivity and quality.
Mark Zetter
[VIDEO] Robots come to China
By Mark Zetter in Asia, 1 comment, latest 1 month ago
Unbelievably fast robot faces off against one of the best table tennis players of all time. A realistic vision of what robots can be capable of in the future. With 350 jobs and an annual capacity of up to 5,000 robots, the German robot manufacturer
ArLyne Diamond
Resume Tips a common thread to share
By ArLyne Diamond in Career, Leadership, 2 comments, latest 1 month ago
I've been attending a series of lectures at an organization that helps those seeking employment. Each week a different "expert" talks to this group about presenting themselves, primarily through their resumes and cover letters. The disagreement i
ArLyne Diamond
Koch connectors cutting costs in Molex acquisition
By ArLyne Diamond in Business, Economy, 2 comments, latest 1 month ago
The latest trend, thanks in large part to SOX is to take a company private. Certainly, the KOCH Brothers are in a fine position to self-fund effectively. Philosophically, Koch favors local control rather than "big" control by others. Look at w
ArLyne Diamond
China and India hourly manufacturing compensation costs, $US
By ArLyne Diamond in Asia, 2 comments, latest 1 month ago
I love the fact that as their economies and opportunities for employment grow, the cost of doing business with them increases for us. This is a prime example of capitalism at its best (yes, I know neither country is a capitalistic country - but t
ArLyne Diamond
What is the value of an in-country representative?
By ArLyne Diamond in Asia, 2 comments, latest 1 month ago
"You gotta know the territory" from Music Man. Having an in-country representative saves you from a plethora of possible mistakes. Just some examples: Where you locate, who you shake hands with for a deal, how you "gift" and when, hiring polici
Mark Zetter
Telecommuting grows in 2014: Profile of typical telecommuter
By Mark Zetter in Business, Economy, 1 comment, latest 1 month ago
The profile of a typical telecommuter is not who you might be think of, and the trend is growing. Annual survey last year by Society for Human Resource Management found a greater increase in the number of companies planning to offer telecommuting i
Mark Zetter
[VIDEO] Ultimate supply chain monitoring
The detail of ground movements and distinction is remarkable. Part of Skybox Imaging's larger goal is to sell what it can analyze about the global economy to companies, providing details such as supply chain monitoring. The firm's SkySat-1 satellit
ArLyne Diamond
Industry Hiring is it Logical?
By ArLyne Diamond in Career, Leadership, 2 comments, latest 1 month ago
Unless your job is highly technical - making a specific type of widget for example - it is probably not necessary for you to have experience in a particular industry in order to do well in it. This is true for financial and accounting people, mark
ArLyne Diamond
Your career path is like a NASDAQ stock…
By ArLyne Diamond in Career, Leadership, 2 comments, latest 1 month ago
Sometimes we forget that we aren't all running the same race, having the same primary values, or needs, or even the skills to continue to be promoted. If you are comparing others and using that as your determinant, you are probably cutting yoursel
ArLyne Diamond
Made in the USA
Peter, coming from London, do you like or dislike the idea that "made in America" matters? I know we (here in the USA) have a lot of folk worried about jobs going overseas and leaving us with many people out of work - but - if we are to be a globa
Steven Linahan
Which companies could offer an RFQ application
There are a few others but did not state your industry. In manufacturing of electronic products needing supplier component data and a base library I prefer QuoteWin as a standard. Here is a source link to use to dial in your specifics and see othe
Mark Zetter
Asian supply chain for low cost smartphones, tablets
By Mark Zetter in Asia, 1 comment, latest 2 months ago
The emerging market landscape for China's smartphones and tablets is the focus of a recent report by investment bank Credit Suisse. The report states the smartphone landscape is driven by branded Chinese smartphones improving in both specifications
Steven Linahan
IoT, Internet of Things
Gartner not Garner...
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