Unreliable Mineral Supplies Impede US Innovation Hal Quinn 11/22/2013 (9) comments From the lithium in laptop and smartphone batteries, to the copper circuitry in satellites and the silicon in semiconductors, minerals are fundamental to America’s most innovative industries, including the electronics supply chain.
Shutdown Grazes Tech Supply Chain Tam Harbert 11/21/2013 (4) comments The federal government shutdown didn't bring business to a halt, but business did get grazed, and, as always, there will be an impact in the electronics supply chain.
Instead of Going to China, Bring China to You Logical Link 11/19/2013 (18) comments For years, companies sent their manufacturing operations to China. Now with economic woes still hanging heavy over many developed countries' GDP growth potential, some nations are trying to get Chinese companies to send operations -- and investments -- their way.
The NSA: Just One Threat to Supply Chain Security Bruce Gain 11/5/2013 (14) comments The recent Le Monde report has certainly added flames to the fire for those concerned about the potential security risks that the NSA poses to supply chains, especially for organizations with direct business ties to the United States.
To Reshore or Not to Reshore Peter Buxbaum 10/8/2013 (8) comments Electronics companies considering bringing operations back to the US should consider the total costs of overseas operations, including duties, freight, and longer lead times, not just wages and per-piece prices.
Live Chat 10/10: SMB Manufacturing Sees Slow Gain Hailey Lynne McKeefry 10/7/2013 Post a comment We've asked Mike McDonald, vice president of member recruitment for Prime Advantage, to come and share more about all the hottest manufacturing topics, from conflict minerals and sourcing concerns to the current talent pool, and how they will impact OEMs.
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