IPC Sets Packing Spec

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released IPC-1758, Declaration Requirements for Shipping, Pack and Packing Materials. This standard establishes the requirements for the exchange of information on the materials used to protect products during shipment between supply chain partners. IPC-1758 is one of several in a series of IPC-175x data exchange standards that…

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Avnet Express Gives American Customers Faster Access to Authorized Factory Stock

PHOENIX — Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that customers visiting www.AvnetExpress.com now have enhanced visibility into authorized supplier factory stock. Now, not only can customers view the in-stock availability of Avnet's robust catalog of more than 5 million electronic component products, but also products in stock at the…

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My Fitbit Experiment, Day 1

As part of my trip to the Freescale Technology Forum, I was introduced to the Fitbit Ultra, a wireless activity and sleep tracker. One of the themes of FTF this year was “connected intelligence.” We are a community that is becoming obsessed with tracking data, especially personal data. So, I'll bite. Let's do this thing.…

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Toshiba to Reorganize Digital Product Facilities

TOKYO — Toshiba Corporation today announced that it will implement a series of functional reorganizations of its Digital Products business facilities in Japan that will enhance operating efficiency and the performance of its Digital Products businesses, including the LCD TV business. Outside Japan, Toshiba will accelerate the establishment of a global-level development and production system…

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Supplier Hit Parade, Part 1

Customer concerns cannot be ignored when evaluating factors that make a supply chain competitive. If it is true that the customer is the “bread and butter” for the supplier, then the supplier must take many cues from the customer in order to provide a fully satisfying buyer experience. I contend that meeting a customer's needs…

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