supply chain management


Taking Charge of Change

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Lean times are here, and it’s reasonable for businesses to want to tighten their belts and find ways to save. But what if you chose to invest instead?

Now is the time to ask, “What can I invest in today that will result in improved efficiency, quality, and greater value for my business in the future?”

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RoHS 3 Is Just Around the Corner: Here’s What You Need to Know

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We are just months away from the RoHS 3 deadline - is your supply chain ready? The original RoHS, or Restriction on Hazardous Substances, is an EU law from 2001 that effectively banned the use of substances deemed harmful to humans in consumer products, specifically six substances that are dangerous when humans are exposed to them: Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers. In 2013, RoHS 2 further improved regulatory control, and provided additional clarity around the legal definitions of the same six substances.

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Component Shortages Persist - Here's How You Can Help Combat Longer Lead Times

Electronic Component Shortages Continue in 2018

Late last summer, we informed you of market conditions that were creating longer lead times for some components.

As we move through 2018 we continue to see component lead times grow and prices climb as growing demand puts a strain on supplier resources. Although the industry is hard at work to address this market shift, the changes will take time. We expect to see these conditions continue well into 2019.

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Want Leaner Production? Start with Design

ControlTek’s Lean Enterprise Journey includes systematic, organization-wide efforts to ensure efficiency throughout our organization. That means for us, Lean Manufacturing doesn’t start and end with learning new manufacturing techniques. In fact, these techniques are just the beginning.

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Want Better Production? Start with Supply Chain and Materials Management

At ControlTek, our goal for each new customer and project we take on is to become a longterm partner that will continue to add value during every stage of product development.

One of the most important areas where we can provide value for ControlTek customers comes from our supply chain and materials management services.

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Counterfeit Parts Prevention: Materials Management from ControlTek

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The concern over counterfeit parts isn’t exactly new, but it is receiving increasing attention after the Senate Armed Services Committee published a report in May 2012 that went so far as to call the issue an “unacceptable risk to national security and the safety of U.S. military personnel.”

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Home Comfort Zones Finds Ideal Manufacturing Partner in ControlTek

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Founded in 2002 in Oregon, Home Comfort Zones (HCZ) is a pioneering energy management company that creates premium temperature control and energy-saving systems.

HCZ’s MyTemp and Emme products dramatically increase comfort and significantly reduce energy cost for homes and businesses.

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