manufacturing, skills gap, labor, shortage

How to Bridge the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

The current labor shortage is hardly a unique talking point in manufacturing circles. In fact, it’s something of a tired one; not because it doesn’t matter, but because years have gone by without meaningful progress, despite the issue being addressed by industry leaders, politicians, and countless media outlets. Unfortunately, manufacturers might face even leaner times…


The Electronics Supply Chain Faces Ongoing Challenges

The electronics supply chain faces more challenges than usual, so companies are reassessing all aspects of their business to maintain resilience. Supply chain partners can reduce these difficulties through strategic planning. Here are some of the most pressing challenges, and some remedies. The Covid-19 pandemic As the world grappled with the Covid-19 pandemic, the electronics…


Sales of Optos, Sensors/Actuators, Discretes Stabilize

About eight months after the Covid-19 virus pandemic accelerated around the world—causing lockdowns in many countries and driving the global economy into a deep recession—sales of optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors have stabilized. In some  cases, revenues have begun showing signs of a slight recovery in the second half of 2020, which is…


TTI & Laird Performance Materials Ink Deal

Laird Performance Materials, a portfolio company of privately held Advent International, and TTI, Inc., the world’s leading authorized distributor specialist offering passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, have reached an agreement whereby TTI will promote and sell Laird’s full fine of engineered products throughout North America. Most of the leading names in electronics are served…


electronics, manufacturing, risk, software

How Software Mitigates Risks in Electronics Manufacturing

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has brought disruption and presented new challenges across every industry. For the electronics manufacturing sector, there are dozens of challenges that accompany the “new normal”—from remote work and stay-at-home orders, to travel restrictions and supply chain complexities. Although businesses have had to rapidly pivot and completely transform their operational standards to…