When a Mistake Occurs at Your Business, "It's Never the Employee"

It’s Never the Employee. In other words, it is NEVER the employee’s fault. Are you thinking to yourself, What on earth are you talking about that "it's NEVER THE EMPLOYEE?" How can it NEVER be the employee when a mistake occurs within…

The Cons of Doing Business with Foreign Countries

An American business purchasing products from foreign countries certainly creates many challenges. When working with a foreign company there can be some difficulty with achieving a positive final outcome. A few issues that can arise include: Misunderstandings…

Outsourcing vs. Offshoring: The Pros, Cons, and Differences

Outsourcing and Offshoring are thought to be the same thing. Due to this, people often use them interchangeably. However, there is a big difference between the two. For example, outsourcing is when pieces of a final product are from somewhere…
onshoring custom manufacturing

Onshoring Custom Manufacturing in the U.S. is on the Rise

Falconer Electronics Inc. is seeing a strong upward trend in onshoring custom manufacturing. As a United States based contract manufacturer for over 30 years, we have witnessed many ups and downs in manufacturing. Recently, it seems like…
Building Trust

19 Tips on the Art of Building Trust (Plus a Bonus Tip from Warren Buffett)

  As an eager student of life, I long for the knowledge and tools to further myself in the Art of Building Trust. Building Trust plays a critical role with any relationship. Trust is based on truth. It is human nature that…

Offshoring: How it Affects Our Country’s Economy

Offshoring occurs when a company chooses to have their production outsourced to a country outside the United States. This is due to the hope that their labor costs will be lower. However, there's something these companies don’t realize. Their…

Falconer Electronics Inc. Releases New Software Program to Help Customize Their Products: Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder

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FALCONER, N.Y., June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Falconer Electronics, Inc. (FEI — https://falconerelectronics.com/instant-ground-strap-quote/) recently released a proprietary free software program to help facilitate easy requests-for-quotes…
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,…

Blogging Benefits for Manufacturers

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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…

Influential Management Consultants from the 20th Century

Consultants Who Impacted Manufacturing Manufacturers commonly rely on consultants to help advance their business strategies. Let's take a step back in time to look at several legendary business consultants. Three prominent management…

Inspiring Business Quotes Help Conquer Tough Times 

Being an entrepreneur requires a consistent positive attitude. You need your game face on at all times. Display constant determination. Maintain a laser focus. Especially during stressful periods and even when a bad day occurs. We all need to…
Rockefeller

Book Review on "Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr."

"Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr." What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name, Rockefeller? Money? Extreme wealth? Massive success? Monopolist? Philanthropist? As you are most likely aware, John D. Rockefeller…
Relatable Manufacturers That Could be Your Best Friend

Relatable Manufacturers: Movie Manufacturers that Could be Your Best Friend

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As we continue our blog series on American Manufacturers in the Movies, today we discuss "Movie Manufacturers That Could Be Your Best Friend." You know the type. Characters who are outrageously funny, lovable and a bit on the crazy side. Those…

Accidental Manufacturers: Our Favorite Movie Heroes Who Weren't Heroes

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As we continue our blog series on American Manufacturers in the Movies, today we take a look at movie characters who became "Accidental Manufacturers". What do we mean by "Accidental Manufacturers"? Those who stumbled into manufacturing by…
Real-Life Manufacturers

Real-Life Manufacturers in the Movies: Our Favorites Who Made an Impact

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Last week we kicked off our blog series on American Manufacturers in the Movies. We started our series by identifying movies featuring Millionaire Manufacturers (who are most likely billionaire manufacturers by now). These fictional characters…
Lovable Millionaire Manufacturers

Millionaire Manufacturers in the Movies: Our Favorite Lovable Movie Millionaires

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Ever take note of the number of movies with characters in American Manufacturing? In particular, highly successful entrepreneurs. There are lots! Due to this interesting observation, we have compiled our favorite movies that include America…

American Made: Understanding "All or Virtually All"

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Many small manufacturers in the U.S. struggle to determine if the product that they assemble, manufacture or produce truly qualifies for the labels "Made in USA" or "American Made". Complying with American Made Standards The world is shrinking…
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Competitive Edge - Partnering with a U.S. Custom Electronics Manufacturer

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Custom Electronics Manufacturer in the U.S. Since 1985 Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) has proudly served its community as a U.S. Custom Electronics Manufacturer since 1985. Our customers love the convenience and flexibility of working with…