RoHS

RoHS Resources: A Guide to Restrictions of Hazardous Substances

RoHS plays an extremely important role with manufacturers. Especially with those of us manufacturing products such as Ground Straps and Wire Harness Assemblies. Yet, we find many customers have questions regarding RoHS. However, searching for…
Turn The Ship Around

Book Review: "Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders"

"Turn the Ship Around!"  Sounds easy enough, right? Not exactly!  Many drivers have a tough time parallel parking a car or conducting a proper K-turn.  Imagine actually turning this ship around?  Seems like a daunting task, right? Well,…
American National Standards Institute

Feeling Less Antsy with ANSI: The American National Standards Institute

What comes to mind when you hear the word ANSI? Sounds like antsy, right? Consequently, the ANSI for today's discussion is based on the American National Standards Institute?  However if you are in manufacturing, odds are you find yourself…
The Goal

Book Review of "The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement"

What on earth took me so long to read "The Goal" by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox? The first edition came out in 1984. Several years ago a close friend, Max Krug, introduced the book "The Goal" as well as the Theory of Constraints. Consequently,…
American Manufacturing

Reap the Benefits of Outsourcing Manufacturing in the U.S.

Outsourcing manufacturing in the U.S. continues to show many signs of steady growth. For example, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), American manufacturing contributed $2.33 TRILLION to the U.S. economy during 1st…

Helpful Suggestions to "Give Value First"

When looking for a new vendor, do you seek companies that "Give Value First"? Partnering with the right vendor delivers powerful results for your company. Improves productivity Increases profitability Enhances quality However,…
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Blogging Benefits for Manufacturers

Does blogging really work for manufacturers? In particular, for custom manufacturers? Are blogging benefits really worth the time and investment? Common questions that manufacturers ask when considering a blog strategy: Will blogging…
Government Publishing Ofiice

U.S. Government Publishing Office: Outstanding Resource for Businesses

In a recent blog, we discussed an extremely hot topic: tariffs. However, we are still nursing a blog hangover from that one. After all, you need a PhD in Economics to fully understand everything going on with tariffs these days, right? Well,…
e-stewards

E-Stewards: A Global Leader in Promoting Safe & Healthy Electronics Recycling

This post continues our blog series on recycling. In particular, the growing need for electronics recycling. Exploring electronics recycling led us to e-Stewards, a global leader in promoting safe and healthy electronics recycling. Click here…
Tariffs

Struggling to Understand Tariffs? Check Out These Helpful Websites

Sometimes a word needs repeating several times to emphasize a point. For example, our topic today covers Tariffs, Tariffs, Tariffs! Another example of a repeating a word for emphasis includes the real estate war cry, "location, location location". Of…

Electronics Recycling

Last week we posted a blog on the Benefits of Recycling. As an electronics manufacturer, recycling plays an extremely important role in operations. Especially as the demand for electronics recycling continues to dramatically increase. Small…

Recycling: What & Why We Should Recycle?

Tackling Recycling Why should you recycle? Does it really help the environment? What is recycling?      Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and instead turning…