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Agile-1 to Launch New Supplier Management Tool

Torrance, Calif. — Agile-1 is proud to announce the upcoming launch of the newest addition to its existing suite of services procurement technologies. Delivered as a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution, DriveSRM is a supplier relationship management tool that solves the challenges companies face in effectively capturing and managing supplier data across their organizations. By collecting…

Ethernet Switch Market Reaches $21.7B in 2015

Cambridge, Mass. – Continued investments to accommodate the increasing demands applications place on network infrastructure drove global Ethernet switch sales to $21.7 billion in 2014, up 5 percent from 2013, reports technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). The market has hit record highs each year since 2010. Infonetics’ fourth quarter 2014 (4Q14) and year-end Ethernet…

North American PCB Book-to-Bill Strengthens

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the February findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Although sales remained sluggish, bookings increased over last year, strengthening the book-to-bill ratio. Total North American PCB shipments decreased 1.1 percent in February 2015 from February 2014, bringing year-to-date shipment growth to -1.6…

RS Components Adds HARTING Han Ex Connectors

Taipei — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has extended its range of interconnection solutions serving industries such as mining, chemicals, process automation, and oil and gas, with the addition of HARTING Han® Ex connectors for use in potentially explosive environments. Han Ex connectors meet the intrinsic safety requirements of CENELEC equipment…

Molex Receives John Deere Supplier Innovation Award

Lisle, Ill. – Molex Incorporated, a global manufacturer of complete interconnect solutions, has been selected for the first time as a recipient of a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2014.  John Deere presented the award to Molex representatives at a formal ceremony hosted in Bettendorf, Iowa. Award selections are based on four factors – creativity, feasibility, collaboration,…

ISM Releases New Standards for Supply Chain Excellence

Phoenix, Ariz. – The supply chain management function is rapidly moving to the spotlight as a key driver of profitability and performance for successful enterprises. In today’s hypercompetitive business environment, having visionary leaders and great products isn’t enough to ensure success.  As a result, Thomas W. Derry, Chief Executive Officer of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) emphasizes the need…