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…

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Triple Threat Components – Small, High Performance, and Cost Savers

Purchasers and designers, who are involved in the evaluation of new components and technologies, are always looking for the highest performing parts that can help save board space and reduce costs in their next-generation designs. Some of the latest electronic components rolled out in the market deliver in all areas by saving board space, reducing…

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Ukraine Sinks & Taiwan Soars in FM Global’s 2015 Country Rankings of Supply Chain Risk

Johnston, RI—Ukraine, roiled by conflict with neighboring Russia, poses significant challenges for companies considering expanding their supply chains there. So does Thailand despite the years that have passed since the popular manufacturing destination’s devastating floods. Exactly what risk do these countries present? Their vulnerabilities, as well as those of many other countries, are quantified in…

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TTI Carrying Molex MXP120 Sealed ConnectorSystem

A high-performance, 1.20mm in-line connector system from Molex is now available in Europe from TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components.  The new Molex MXP120™ Sealed ConnectorSystem for automotive and commercial vehicles is designed to replace more usual 1.50mm terminals in in-line harness applications, saving space and providing…

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RFMW Names Supplier Business Manager

RFMW, Ltd. announces that Mark Millhollin has joined RFMW as a Supplier Business Manager.  Mr. Millhollin will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic business plans for various suppliers on the RFMW line card. Prior to joining RFMW, Mr. Millhollin’s background included Corporate Supplier Manager at Arrow/Richardson RFPD, Director of Supplier Management at Avnet, Americas…

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Leading Battery Companies Select Call2Recycle to Manage Nation’s First Single-Use Battery Recycling Program in Vermont

Atlanta–Call2Recycle, Inc. , North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, has been selected by 11 initial companies to develop, implement and promote a mandated single-use battery recycling program in Vermont. Vermont is the first state to require single-use manufacturers to develop a program for collecting and recycling spent primary batteries (including AA, C,…

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TI Rolls Out Smart Power Switches for Auto Apps

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first smart, high-side power switch with programmable current limit. Using the TPS1H100-Q1, designers can drive various loads in powertrain, body-electronics safety and driver-information systems. The highly integrated smart power switch can replace discrete components in powertrain and automotive body electronics, saving board space, reducing bill of…

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