Filed under: Supply chain

Avoiding Headaches from Chinese New Year's Slowdown

Posted on November 02, 2018
by Paul Schwanbeck
As we all know, the Chinese New Year is quickly approaching. The preparation for the Spring Festival starts in late January with the celebration beginning February 5 th, 2019. Most of China’s..
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New 10% & 25% Tariffs

Posted on October 18, 2018
by Ian DeGraff
*Update 12/3/18- the 25% tariff increase going into effect on January 1st, 2019  has been temporarily suspended for 90 days. The 10% tariff remains unchanged.*Trade tensions between China and..
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Global Component Shortage (Part 2)

Posted on July 26, 2018
by Ian DeGraff

4 Ways to Avoid Slowdowns from the Shortages

1. List alternatives for each component on your Bill of Materials (BOM)

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Global Component Shortage (Part 1)

Posted on July 02, 2018
by Ian DeGraff

Understanding Component Scarcity

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Understanding how Delivery Dates are Calculated

Posted on June 28, 2018
by Paul Schwanbeck

Delivery Dates

As Pro-Active Engineering continues to grow and improve our processes to ensure our customers over-all satisfaction, we would like to take the time to define the term “delivery..

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Advantages and Disadvantages to Supplying Your Own PCB Assembly Parts

Posted on November 20, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

Business decisions are never black and white, always grey. The strategy of supplying PCB assembly parts to your Contract Manufacturer (CM) is no exception. Understanding all the advantages and disadvantages is critical to prevent this “grey” decision from pushing you into the red.

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Component Shortages: Good Things Do NOT Come to Those Who Wait

Posted on October 02, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

Supply chain disruptions can be caused by many factors, but long lead times for components exacerbate the issue. Let’s look at the four critical points where disruptions occur, and what a Contract Manufacturer should do to help you steer clear of problems.

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Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Fear Component Shortages

Posted on September 16, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

From Component Manufacturer to End Customer, a lot can happen in the supply chain to cause lead time issues, like component shortages. Many issues can be anticipated and avoided by a dedicated Contract Manufacturer. Here’s what a good Contract Manufacturer should and could do for you to avoid long lead times.

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6 Communication Steps That Avoid Project Missteps

Posted on September 03, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

You thought your job would be finished today. Instead, your manufacturer tells you last-minute that they’ve been waiting on parts and no way will you have the final product until next week at the earliest. Adhere to these six basic rules of communication and you’ll not only avoid communication breakdowns, you’ll also speed up your PCB design and assembly projects.

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Avoiding Speed Bumps In Time to Market PCB Design & Assembly

Posted on August 20, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

There’s a right and wrong way to approach Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and assembly. The right way to seize your market opportunity is to know where the speed bumps are before you begin.

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6 Ways to Prevent your PCB Assembly from Delaying Your Supply Chain

Posted on July 22, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

In the wide world of Printed Circuit Board manufacturing, PCB assembly can be the most complex part of the process. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be inefficient. Here are six ways to prevent PCB assembly from delaying production.

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