Author Archives: Janice Gibson

Buy America Program and How it Relates to the Transit Industry

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ACDi had the pleasure of attending a conference recently—Buy America Transit Supply Chain Connectivity Forum—in Baltimore.  It was jointly hosted by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration. The afternoon forum contained invaluable information about Buy America requirements, resources available to both transit organizations and the manufacturing companies […]

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What are IPC standards, and why are they important for PCB manufacturing?

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The Association Connecting Electronics Industries (founded in 1957 as the Institute for Printed Circuits) developed an industry standard set of guidelines, IPC, with the goal of streamlining workmanship through training and certification processes. These standards were developed collaboratively and with industry consensus; IPC members, academics, government agencies, OEMs, and electronics manufacturing services firms (like ACDi) […]

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5 Reasons Why Vertical Integration Translates to a Better Product

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A vertical integration strategy, like the one ACDi has built its electronic manufacturing service offerings around, partners with our clients through the entire product lifecycle, for which there are many benefits. In some cases our clients require us to conceptualize and help design a product, before manufacturing, testing and shipping. Having a full-service, end-to-end provider […]

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Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015

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The ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standard has recently been updated. The committee for the review and revisions was comprised of 153 experts from 81 countries. The reason for the update, according to acting ISO Secretary-General  Kevin McKinley? “The world has changed, and this revision was needed to reflect this.” McKinley goes on to highlight […]

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Five Considerations When Evaluating Offshore Manufacturing

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Make no mistake about it, offshoring can be beneficial in cutting costs in the right circumstances when effectively strategized and managed. But also make no mistake about the hidden costs or forgotten expenses that lead many organizations to reshoring. #1 Quality It’s not news to most of you that quality control is a potential pitfall […]

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