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Posts tagged with 'Materials Management'

20 Mar, 2014

Michael Ford At APEX this year, I will be presenting a poster in the poster session on Wednesday at 3pm , talking about counterfeit materials and the importance of traceability. The use of counterfeit materials can be a critical subject where safety critical products are concerned, or where brand integrity is important. Quality and environmental issues are also a likely consequence where materials have been used … Read More

risk, Quality, Safety, china, Conformance, Traceability, MRP, ERP, Materials Management

5 Nov, 2013

Michael Ford You think that you have seen it all before, but you feel the need to go to a trade show, just in case there is something interesting, right? Technology continues to evolve, but we wish it would go faster. Mostly you see things like minor machine enhancements, that are probably not particularly relevant to most people, or, you see yet another solution claiming to be the “ultimate”, having been “re-engineered … Read More

MRP, Visibility, Quality, ERP, Real-Time, Traceability, Conformance, ODB++, Lean, Planning, Materials Management, process preparation, Inventory Accuracy, Productronica, JIT

16 May, 2013

Michael Ford 3D printing technology is really growing in popularity now. Having worked through the growth of sophistication in electronic product manufacturing, I can see how this technology is likely to develop. Today, most printers use a single nozzle with a nylon based plastic paste that is effectively dispensed like an SMT glue machine, except, that layers are built up over each other. It really is that simple. … Read More

risk, 3D Printing, 3D, Localisation, Materials Management, china, End Of Life

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