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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 –...
Cost reductions: Choosing the right contract manufacturer

Cost reductions: Choosing the right contract manufacturer

07/02/2018 by Hans Dittmar Save money by choosing the right outsourced contract manufacturing team. Outsourcing your product takes an extreme level of trust. It means you need to put the control of manufacturing your products into another...
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...
Medical Device Manufacturers Only Have Until 4/23!

Medical Device Manufacturers Only Have Until 4/23!

The healthcare industry in the United States is bracing for a possible avalanche of bad news.And very soon. President Donald Trump announced last month that the U.S. plans to impose tariffs on about $50 billion worth of Chinese imports to...
Component Shortages in 2018

Component Shortages in 2018

Component shortages cause component lead time issues and possible supply interruptions Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-to-late-2018—longer than industry experts initially expected. There’s no short-term...
Change Is Hard - Here's a Tool to Help. Seriously.

Change Is Hard - Here's a Tool to Help. Seriously.

The BEST (Universal) Tool for Managing Change There are few things that are certain over the long term in business. With arguably very few businesses able to sustain the same model for many years, decades or even centuries one of the inevitable...
DRAM Supply Side Issues

DRAM Supply Side Issues

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Do you need to be worried about CCC?

Do you need to be worried about CCC?

You know CE, CSA, RoHS and UL. But do you know CCC? For many of us that deal with manufacturing of electromechanical assemblies or turnkey products that are sold in North America or Europe are familiar with many of the safety and emission...

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