When it Comes to Reverse Logistics, Flexibility Matters

Logistics is logistics is logistics– right?  Wrong.  The direction the product is moving in the supply chain – forward or backward – makes a difference. Forward logistics, or the forward supply chain, is all about getting the product to market.  In contrast, reverse logistics, or the aftermarket supply chain, is inclusive of events that move…

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Ichor Medical Partners With Flextronics

Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company, announced that its Medical Group will provide design and manufacturing services to Ichor Medical Systems for the development of its next generation TriGrid™ DNA Delivery System, an electroporation device used to deliver DNA vaccines and treatments addressing a broad spectrum of disease indications. The TriGrid technology has recently been…

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WEEE Creating a Recycling Boon

Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) regulations have created awareness about the hazardous materials used in electronics products and the end-of-life recycling issues associated with electronics products. It's also creating a huge recycling market that may create new sourcing opportunities for the electronics supply chain. Depending on which…

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Future Electronics Announces Worldwide Distribution Agreement with ECS, Inc. International

MONTREAL — Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce a new worldwide distribution agreement with ECS, Inc. International. Founded in 1980, ECS, Inc. International has grown to become one of the most recognized and experienced manufacturers of frequency control management products in the world. ECS, Inc. offers one of…

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The Talent Pinch

If you haven't felt the pinch yet, you may soon. There's a link missing in the supply chain, and it may take time to repair. The gap is in talent, and the number of people needed to fill all levels of the vast number of supply chain and logistics jobs being created every year is…

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Mouser Shipping Molex HOZOX

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the HOZOX™ EMI absorption sheets and tape manufactured by Molex. While only 0.1mm thick, these flexible sheets suppress most unwanted electromagnetic interference (EMI) while meeting government EMC regulations worldwide. The unique dual-layer structure of the HOZOX allows the sheeting to efficiently absorb both megahertz and gigahertz electromagnetic energy, providing…

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New Samsung China Fab Begins Production

Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., a global leader in memory semiconductor technology, today announced that its memory fabrication line in Xi’an China has begun full-scale manufacturing operations. The new facility will manufacture Samsung’s advanced NAND flash memory chips: 3D V-NAND. Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman and CEO Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon hosted a plant inauguration event, which welcomed…

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Infographic: Where’s the E-Waste Going?

A good year for the electronics industry means more products made and sold. We all celebrate. At the same time, we need to be thinking about where the devices being thrown out and replaced are actually going. Everything from cars and refrigerators to cellphones and gadgets are littering landfills all over the globe. The organization…

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