Wanted: A Few Good Lean Benchmarking ‘Sensei’

To companies focused on operational excellence, Lean Principles and the discipline of Benchmarking are considered two complimentary and indispensable tools toward achieving world class performance. Getting Lean is all about identifying and getting rid of waste, where waste is defined as any non-value adding step that customers are unwilling to pay for. Benchmarking is a…

Anaren Unveils Sensor Partnership Program

Syracuse, N.Y.  – Anaren has launched a new Atmosphere Sensors Partnership Program that offers a suite of sensor technologies and tools for its wireless connectivity ecosystem. The inaugural member and primary sensor provider for the program is STMicroelectronics. A key feature of the initiative is a new sensors element library, available within the Anaren Atmosphere  tool. The tool allows non-RF…

TTI Recognizes Supplier Excellence

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has announced the winners of its 2014 Supplier Excellence Awards, given in recognition of outstanding performance throughout the year. Suppliers are assessed on a matrix of performance measurements from sales growth and management support to quality and on-time delivery. The Global…

W.L. Gore Franchises Electro Enterprises

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) announces that Electro Enterprises, Inc. (Oklahoma City, OK) has been named an authorized distributor of GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies, serving the military-aerospace market in North America. With Electro stocking common configurations of Gore assemblies, product can now be shipped same-day to customers in North America. Electro Enterprises, a women-owned…

How Intel/Altera Will Impact the Channel

The likely effects of the Intel/Altera merger are far-reaching, but there are important themes that cross channel lines and speak to the continuity of industry trends. The viewpoint from the independent distribution channel, for example, is unique.  Different channel partners are, naturally, anticipating different changes to their supplier-distributor relationships and likely will see increases in…