DHL Tests Augmented Reality For Use in Logistics

Electronics distribution warehouses are among the most automated in the world. Because electronics component part numbers can be 12 or more characters long, the likelihood of human error – in data entry, storage and picking — is significant. Scanning technologies have vastly improved those processes; and robotics have eliminated much of the handling associated with…

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NKK Switches Appoints New Senior Sales Exec

Scottsdale, Ariz. – NKK Switches, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switching devices, today announced the appointment of Laurence Sweeney as the company’s Senior Sales Executive. As head of sales, Sweeney is responsible for NKK Switches’ sales organization, customer support and channel partnerships. He will also focus on developing and strengthening key customer…

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TE Connectivity Q1 Sales Up 4%

TE Connectivity Posts Strong Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Earnings Sales Up 4 Percent; GAAP EPS Up 34 Percent; Adjusted EPS Up 20 Percent Schaffhausen, Switzerland — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today reported results for the fiscal first quarter ended December 26, 2014. First Quarter Highlights Net sales increased to $3.47 billion, up 4 percent versus the prior…

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RF Industries Names New CEO

San Diego, Calif. — RF INDUSTRIES, LTD. (NASDAQ:RFIL) announced today that its Board of Directors has promoted Johnny Carl Walker, President of RF Industries, to the additional position of Chief Executive Officer. The Company’s former CEO, Howard Hill, was appointed Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hill said, “This change culminates the Company’s plan for my successor. Since joining the Company…

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10 Commandments for Procurement Professionals

“When do the procurement professionals become candidates for the CEO role?” This is a regular question at professional procurement networking events. The number of corporations that recognize value in the procurement profession remains limited, as evidenced by the number of procurement roles at the executive level. Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) is not as familiar as…

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Arrow to Acquire Data Modul

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW), through its wholly-owned subsidiary inMunich, Germany (“Arrow CEHM”), is initiating an all-cash tender offer to acquire the shares of DATA MODUL Aktiengesellschaft Produktion und Vertrieb von elektronischen Systemen (“Data Modul AG”) (FSE:DAM) for a purchase price of €27.50 per share ($31.00 per share based on current exchange rates). The purchase price…

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