Student Pays Engineering Forward Jessica MacNeil 1/31/2014 (8) comments Jim Balz's path to engineering and philanthropy wasn't always clear, but when he got involved in the FIRST Robotics Competition his interest became a passion. Now his work is gaining support from the engineering community, even seeing him speak at major conferences and events.
If It’s on NPR, It Must Be True Wade McDaniel 1/29/2014 (5) comments As organizations talk about re-shoring, labor costs should only be part of the discussion. Taken as a whole, this is a movement whose time has come.
Closing the Direct Procurement Gap Hailey Lynne McKeefry 1/29/2014 (1) comment Today's supply chain bears little resemblance to the procurement channel of the past. It's time for direct procurement practices to evolve and catch up.
Con Min Certification Drags in Central Africa Hailey Lynne McKeefry 12/13/2013 (2) comments Even as manufacturers scramble to meet the demands of compliance with the Dodd Frank Act by May 2013, lack of certification of mines may slow down efforts to identify mines that meet conflict mineral requirements.
Sweden: Europe's Most Innovative Country Logical Link 12/10/2013 (39) comments Innovation -- developing it, using it, and harnessing it to drive economic growth -- has come to the forefront lately as companies and countries try to rebuild after a long, dark recession.
Unreliable Mineral Supplies Impede US Innovation Hal Quinn 11/22/2013 (10) 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.
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