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The 7 Problems Manufacturers Will Need To Solve To Move Their Supply Chains Out Of China

With tariffs on the horizon, consumer electronics companies debate moving their supply chains out of China. From sourcing operators, to capital equipment costs, manufacturing companies face complex issues that may result in product release delays this holiday season.

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Instrumental Hardware Omnibus 2017

Top ten Instrumental articles for hardware folks from 2017.

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8 tips to build great relationships with your factory in china

Here are 8 recommendations to foster strong and positive relationships with your factory in China.

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Find out what one day is worth with the Cost of Delay Calculator

“Have you ever seen a new product get delayed?” Sometimes I get laughs, sometimes solemnity; overwhelmingly the answer is “all the time”.

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The Shedletsky Test: 12 steps to better hardware development

What are the elements of a good hardware development process?

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Designing your manufacturing data strategy

Having the right data is crucial to keeping yields high and manufacturing schedules on track. In this post, we’ll cover the questions you should consider when designing a strategy to collect the data that keeps your team productive.

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Whose fault is it anyway: Don’t let fear motivate your engineering process

For me, being a product design engineer at Apple was about managing fear. Regardless of company size, hardware engineers are given heavy loads of responsibility over both product and outcomes.

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