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ITAR and EAR Compliance and Modern Product Development (Part II)

In Part I of this series, we outlined the difficulties you, as a high tech electronics manufacturer, can face when participating in the defense market. Your products may be subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR), dictating tight control over all regulated technical data. Meeting these regulations while enabling your teams with the flexibility and transparency needed to make great products on-time is ...

May 9, 2019

How IoT is transforming product processes

The complex, connected devices at the heart of the Internet of Things create the need for greater control and interoperability between highly dispersed teams and supply chains. So, where do you start?Well, a clear set of requirements are critical in the beginning and throughout the new product introduction (NPI) process to deliver products as envisioned and on time. While IoT helps create better user experiences and greater customer satisfaction ...

April 29, 2019

ITAR and EAR Compliance and Modern Product Development (Part I)

As a high tech electronics manufacturer, you have your hands full developing and producing today’s complex products—a mix of sophisticated electrical, mechanical, and software elements. If you participate in the defense market, you may also be subject to strict federal regulations governing at least some of your product data and processes—either directly as an ITAR- or EAR-registered company or from your customers as part of flow-down requirements ...

April 22, 2019

Robotics and Spreadsheets: A Dangerous Combination

As it turns out, replacing humans is no simple task—just ask anyone in the robotics field. Robots designed to do relatively simple tasks like taking inventory in a supermarket are incredibly complex, involving thousands or tens of thousands of electrical and mechanical parts, as well as software components. In addition to complexity and volume, many parts for robots rely on custom designs that cannot be sourced as off-the-shelf parts ...

April 10, 2019

Why Quality Teams Should Get Connected with Product Development

IntroductionQuality teams often think of their role as different and separate from product development. However, in today’s increasingly complex medical device market, a product-centric approach to quality management is fundamental to delivering high-quality devices.Next-level proactive quality management processes requires a closer connection between product development and quality teams to address potential quality issues and develop compliant processes. This connection improves collaboration, while fostering a smooth and innovative product ...

March 25, 2019