AI in 2019: Start Small, Win Big

A new generation of point artificial intelligence (AI) solutions will prove themselves in 2019. They’ll build new trust, urgency and understanding of what ‘AI’ actually is, and just how much it can deliver. Voice-driven solutions will lead the charge. And we’ll see pick-and-place robots in smart warehouses delivering a major competitive edge, as companies advance…

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Reshoring, FDI Trends Add U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

U.S. manufacturing continued to grow in December, but much more slowly than in previous months, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Headwinds included a strong U.S. dollar; trade disputes; dysfunction in Washington, DC, and higher interest rates. Tailwinds included the strength in reshored manufacturing jobs for the last several years. For example, manufacturing jobs via…

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Sherry Meyer Promoted to Office Manager of CDM Electronics

Turnersville, NJ, CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, today announced the promotion of Sherry Meyer to Office Manager, effective immediately.  In her new role, Ms. Meyer is responsible for the hiring, training and skills development programs of CDM’s companywide administrative and sales support staff.  She is also charged with providing on-going…

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Master Electronics Adds Advanced Thermal Solutions to Line Card

Santa Monica, CA  – Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, adds Advanced Thermal Solutions to the line card.  Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) has been in business for more than 25 years as a leading-edge engineering and manufacturing company focused on the thermal management of electronics ATS’ Steve Nolan,…

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SAP Launches Customer Initiative Focused on the Intelligent Supply Chain for Assets

SAP NEWSBYTE —   SAP SE  (NYSE: SAP) today announced the intelligent supply chain for assets customer initiative, which brings together SAP and its industry-leading customers to transform businesses in supply chain planning and asset management. SAP will co-innovate with customers to define best practices and new use cases in areas such as integrated business planning…

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BlueGrace Logistics Unveils New Features to BlueShip TMS Software

RIVERVIEW, Florida – BlueGrace Logistics, a nationwide third-party logistics (3PL) provider, today announced a new release of its BlueShip Transportation Management System (TMS) software. The new 4.0 version of BlueShip adds new features, improves performance, and offers a mobile-friendly layout with greater ease of use. This proprietary technology is designed to put the power of easy…

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Seven New Members Joined ECIA Last Quarter

Atlanta, GA – ECIA is pleased to welcome the following seven companies to its roster of prominent electronic component distributors, suppliers and manufacturers' reps.  From the component manufacturer sector STMicroelectronics, E-Switch, Inc. and NorComp have joined the organization. From the distributor community, ECIA welcomes RSI, Inc and March Electronics. From the manufacturers' rep side, Thorson Rocky Mountain and Fusion Sourcing Group, Inc. have joined.  “ECIA continues to…

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