Jabil’s 2020 Supply Chain Predictions

 After weathering tumultuous tides of volatility over the past few years, 2020 is shaping up to be a better year for supply chain managers, thanks to increased market predictability, especially for sourcing materials. Still, The best defense—and greatest offense—for managing dynamic markets, product complexity and unpredictable supply conditions is an Intelligent Digital Supply Chain that…

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Fulfillment Tips for the Holidays – Boost Service & Cut Costs

If your fulfillment team ships all next-day deliveries via overnight carrier services, you are almost certainly overpaying carriers and adding to your cost of distribution. This is especially true during the holidays when consumers’ love of buying electronics goes into hyperdrive. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, electronics remain a top holiday gifting…

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Supply Chains Aid Compute Lifecycle Assurance Advancement

The globalization of technology design, development, manufacturing and distribution has created an environment of complicated supply chains with limited transparency. There is a growing need to provide assurances of platform integrity in every stage of the compute lifecycle, and to do so in a manner that is as transparent as possible. Government agencies, commercial organizations…

Supply Chain Outlook 2020: Defining Competitiveness

Supply chains, more than ever, play an important role in defining competitiveness. However, emerging strategies for better managing spend and supplier relationships are helping to strengthen supply chain resilience and drive business growth. There’s no going back. We don’t visualize any situation where supply chain organizations can begin taking their foot off the pedal. Economic…

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Does Your Electronics Manufacturer Have Proper Ventilation?

Electronics manufacturers need properly ventilated plants — otherwise, they risk decreased manufacturing effectiveness and product quality and can even expose their workers to harmful particulate matter. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure that an electronics manufacturing plant has the proper ventilation, as well as methods that plant managers can use to improve this ventilation…

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3 Ways New Li-Ion Transit Rules Impact Small Device Builders

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) is the most commonly used rechargeable battery type in small consumer electronics today. But as demands for smaller devices continue to grow, so does the awareness around the shortcomings of this popular chemistry—namely its propensity to catch fire. Li-ion batteries are classified as hazardous. And as such, stringent regulations regarding their handling and…