The Year in Review: Dangerous Goods Shipping Regs

The electronics OEMs do their share of preparing, processing, accepting, and handling dangerous goods shipments. And the safety of many people relies on the strength of the supply chain of these organizations. Compliance around documentation and preparing dangerous shipments, though, is a moving target. The only constant is change.  More difficult still is the reality…

Get Ready for the Holiday Returns Season

In the days leading up to any of the big winter holidays, gift giving is on everyone's mind. Not long after, buyers remorse may set in sending shoppers scurrying for shipping boxes to return unwanted trinkets.  “Returns have become both a normal part of the shopping process and business as usual for retailers, representing a…

Manufacturing Day 2015 Helps Helps Shift Perceptions

Too many jobs, not enough workers…that's one of the biggest conundrums in electronics manufacturing sector is the reality that demand for manufacturing and supply chain talent will far outpace supply in the coming years. Increasingly, the industry is working effectively to raise awareness amongst young workers and students about the stellar opportunities that electronics manufacturing…

Bring the Wisdom of Crowds to the Supply Chain

Supply chain professionals have been fighting to get a seat at the table and help make strategic decisions for the organization. Fortunately, more and more the top brass are making room—and many organizations even have a C-level title for procurement and supply chain activities. That's good news, because research shows that many minds get to…