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What is a Cleanroom and Why Do You Need One?

What is a Cleanroom and Why Do You Need One?

    What Is a Cleanroom?   
Supply Chain facing dramatic cost increases

Supply Chain facing dramatic cost increases

Raw material, component and transit cost increases cause dramatic price spike. Memos announcing price increases have been arriving regularly from many of our component and materials suppliers, and at a historic cadence. 
Supply Chain Outlook: Turbulence For 2021

Supply Chain Outlook: Turbulence For 2021

  Good news, bad news: faster-than-expected increases in demand causing supply chain issues.
Shipping Rates Increasing for 2021

Shipping Rates Increasing for 2021

  Shipping costs have increased significantly and are predicted to rise further in 2021 & beyond. Trans-Pacific shipping rates just popped to new all-time high. The entire domestic shipping and logistics industry is strained. 
3 Ways To Tell If A Contract Manufacturer Can Save You Money

3 Ways To Tell If A Contract Manufacturer Can Save You Money

  Outsourcing to contract manufacturers is routine for many OEMs. Establishing trusted partnerships is understandably a key focus since consistent product quality and performance are tied to manufacturing — and, ultimately, your brand’s reputation. ...
5 Elements of Managing Change Successfully That Every OEM Should Know

5 Elements of Managing Change Successfully That Every OEM Should Know

  Very few OEMs are able to perpetually sustain the same business model. It’s a simple fact, but it also hints at the inevitability of change — and change evokes complex responses.
CCC Certification: 4 Questions Every OEM Should Ask

CCC Certification: 4 Questions Every OEM Should Ask

  OEMs that deal with manufacturing electromechanical assemblies or turnkey products sold in North America or Europe are familiar with CE, CSA, RoHS, UL, and other required safety and emission certifications. As China becomes an even larger player...
Perfect Fit is better than Custom Fit

Perfect Fit is better than Custom Fit

It’s Not a Custom Solution; It Is a Perfect Fit Solution! Often times I hear customers tell me everything they want their new assembly to do. They want all the bells and whistles. They want it to have a certain footprint and be super quiet etc. Then...
Our New Year's Resolution

Our New Year's Resolution

Our New Year's Resolution As we close out another year and begin to look forward to what is to come, we find ourselves with the opportunity to reflect on the past year. With reflection we can better chart our path forward. It can be exciting and...
Are You Tariff-ied?

Are You Tariff-ied?

08/29/2018 by Hans Dittmar Are You Tariff-ied of what the future holds for the global economy? $6 billion here, $20 billion there. The continued tariff threats flying back and forth are disconcerting for the global economy, and businesses –...
Tariffs Driving Packaging Cost Higher

Tariffs Driving Packaging Cost Higher

Raw lumber cost increases causing higher prices for wooden shipping crates across all industries. Technical Advisory, May 2018 Overview As part of the ongoing trade discussions, the US and Canada
Shipping Rates to Increase

Shipping Rates to Increase

Shipping costs could increase significantly in 2018 and beyond. According to shipping industry sources, 2018 could prove to be a challenging year for companies that ship products. The increase that have been seen and are planned for 2018 appear to...

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