It’s the 21st Century, Ditch Those Spreadsheets and Automate

Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. We are in an unprecedented age of the “4th Industrial Revolution” — a phrase coined by the World Economic Forum’s Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab back in 2015. It heralds the breakthroughs in numerous emerging technologies that are being embraced across all industries and in the public…

Redesign Overcomes EOL & Supply Chain Obstacles

Unsafe drinking water is a serious global problem, especially in developing countries where it is estimated that 9,000 people die every day as a result of unsanitary drinking water. New Life International had to redesign its water purifier due to supply chain disruption. For more than two decades, New Life Intl. has been on a…

Alert Tech Adds SMT Division

Alert Tech, a technology company based in Houston, Texas, has launched a new SMT (surface mount technology) division, specializing in low-volume printed circuit board development and assembly. Alert Tech SMT offers clients a streamlined contract manufacturing process that prioritizes agility and customer service — two things that are in high demand, yet short supply in…

Beating Counterfeit Parts with Secure Inventory Tracking

Counterfeits in the supply chain is a universal problem, but it is particularly acute in the electronics industry. Counterfeit electronics cost manufacturers an estimated $250 billion each year, and that doesn’t include the cost of faulty consumer electronics or catastrophes such as fires and failed equipment due to phony electronic components. Counterfeit computer chips alone…