Ophir-Spiricon Awarded

Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, is pleased to announce that Ophir-Spiricon has been recognized with a Best Practices Award for Continuous Improvement from the Utah Manufacturers Association <http://www.umaweb.org>  (Salt Lake City, Utah). Ophir-Spiricon won the award after the Utah Manufacturers Association evaluated eligible manufacturers on a…

Why RFID is a Purchasing Dream Tool

Having just attended the RFID Live 2013 conference in San Francisco, I was reminded of the myriad applications for RFID in tracking assets, monitoring systems and transmitting key data to and from sensing and recording devices. As I considered the potential uses of RFID technology for purchasing and operations people, I mentally formulated an end-to-end…

Aviation Forecast up Through 2022

 Business jet deliveries are expected to increase between 2013 to 2022, according to Honeywell’s  22nd annual Business Aviation Outlook. Revenue estimates exceed  $250 billion during that period. The 2013 Honeywell outlook reflects an approximate 3 to 4 percent increase in projected delivery value over the 2012 forecast. Despite slightly lower unit deliveries, the expected value comes…

Slideshow: 3 Recommendations to Control Knowledge Spillover in the Supply Chain

IMD’s survey of 34 executives in the high-tech sector reveals that they recognize knowledge spillovers is a critical issue in today’s supply chains. They also see suppliers and customers as important sources of information for innovation. However, managers need to be aware of the risks of negative leaks, which can have detrimental consequences for the…

Perks and Pitfalls of Knowledge Diffusion in the Supply Chain

Do you collaborate with and learn from your suppliers, or are you serving them the knowledge to compete with you head-on on a silver platter? This question is increasingly relevant in today’s global competitive environment. Firms are routinely leveraging global sourcing to gain cost advantages, but competition nowadays occurs between supply chains rather than businesses.…

Avnet’s McDaniel Featured at Forum

 Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Wade McDaniel, vice president of supply chain solutions, Avnet Velocity, will be a featured speaker at The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum. The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North in Scottsdale, Ariz. on November 3-5, 2013. McDaniel will…

UPS Partners With Manufacturing Group

Freight services and logistics provider UPS has formed a partnership with The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). UPS will now be recognized as an official “Global Logistics Provider to IMTS and AMT.” AMT members and exhibitors at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) will benefit by harnessing the power of UPS’s infrastructure to enhance manufacturing…