Topic: Manufacturing

Scaling Part II: Five tips for maintaining scalable supplier relationshipsThere are a variety of steps you can take internally to prepare your business to scale, but being truly ready means focusing on more than your...

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I’d like to take you on a journey through a world without product data exchange (PDX)—where OEMs and CMs rely on manually created print packages and zipped electronic files to share product information back and forth.Maybe this is...

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What if you could download and print a physical component directly to your printer? The Pirate Bay (TPB) is confident that this will soon be a reality. The website just announced it is supporting a new type of file...

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From the first analog devices to today’s highly technical digital components, electrical engineering has always been about pushing the boundaries of functionality and inspiring the imagination with new design possibilities. And whether in Maker communities or long-standing businesses, people...

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Throughout our many years of working with manufacturers and their supply chains, we have developed quite the collection of BOM management resources. Today I wanted to do a bit of a round-up, and share some of our most popular “BOM” blog posts and...

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In the last fifteen years, manufacturing in the United States has undergone a fundamental shift. As millions of U.S. manufacturing jobs have been lost to outsourcing and automation, output has steadily continued to grow. And while U.S. manufacturing output has decreased by only 1% since 1990,...

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Short answer—“no.” As we wrap up analysis of our Manufacturing Outsourcing Trends Survey, it’s becoming clear that although there are some general commonalities, the specific benefits, challenges and impacts of outsourcing differ greatly for large and small companies across different industries. We received approximately 1000 survey responses from high...

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