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Douglas Alexander

New Ships Can Carry 22,000 Containers

New Ships Can Carry 22,000 Containers – Douglas Alexander on EPS

Imagine a freighter the length of five football fields hauling electronics from port to port in 22,000 containers.

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Save Money on Rentals With RFID

Save Money on Rentals With RFID – Douglas Alexander on EPS

Radio frequency identification device technology can save money for companies concerned with the integrity of their supply chains.

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Conflict Minerals: A PR Opportunity

Identify Your Sources of Conflict Minerals – Douglas Alexander on EPS

Corporations often rant about too much government in business. Here is a piece of legislation that could give a corporation a significant boost in both customer and investor satisfaction.

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Identify Your Sources of Conflict Minerals

Identify Your Sources of Conflict Minerals – Douglas Alexander on EPS

As if we didn’t have enough paperwork to support our day-to-day supply chain concerns, here comes another truck load of documents that may be worth their weight in gold.

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No Charge, Nuclear Power for Mobile Devices

No Charge, Nuclear Power for Mobile Devices – Douglas Alexander on EPS

We all know that energy is the key factor that keeps the world’s economy going. From chemical energy in food comes muscle energy in the body. The muscle movement drives the arm and hand that designs the equipment that digs the wells that release fossil fuels that are available for some finite time and in some finite supply.

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Engineering & Purchasing: Joined at the Hip

Engineering & Purchasing: Joined at the Hip – Douglas Alexander on EPS

In an industry where engineering is constantly feeding new products to the manufacturing floor, several disciplines must be in place to assure the smoothest transitions from the R&D group to the operations group.

No Charge, Nuclear Power for Mobile Devices

No Charge, Nuclear Power for Mobile Devices – Douglas Alexander on EPS

We all know that energy is the key factor that keeps the world’s economy going. From chemical energy in food comes muscle energy in the body. The muscle movement drives the arm and hand that designs the equipment that digs the wells that release fossil fuels that are available for some finite time and in some finite supply.

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PRD: Where Engineering Meets Purchasing

PRD: Where Engineering Meets Purchasing – Douglas Alexander on EPS

At the beginning of every engineering project, certain items of information must be known. It is this very early stage of product development that determines what material and human resources will be required to go forward with the design and ultimately produce the final product.

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Essential Design Tips for Purchasing Pros

Essential Design Tips for Purchasing Pros – Douglas Alexander on EPS

One of the most effective means of communication is by means of an illustration. If that illustration contains dimensional data and design characteristics that predict what a future product may look like, then the illustration can be referred to as a concept drawing. A concept drawing does not contain critical parametric or component values because at the time of the drawing’s creation, the product has not yet been designed.

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Resolving Emergency Components Shortages

Resolving Emergency Components Shortages – Douglas Alexander on EPS

Every purchasing person knows that from time to time some suppliers are not going to be able to help with either emergency shortages or alternate source component research and subsequent supply. When this is the case, things around the factory start to heat up and depending upon the urgency of the requirement, the company firefighters such as component and sustaining engineers and purchasing/procurement professionals are called upon to save the day.

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Surplus Parts Firms Sometime Make Sense

Surplus Parts Firms Sometime Make Sense – Douglas Alexander on EPS

In my last article, I discussed electronics surplus houses and their role in the electronics supply chain. This article reviews one specific surplus electronics supply company and how the day-to-day operations take place. (See: Resolving Emergency Components Shortages).

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