Jabil Experts in the News is a collection of external articles that include interviews with – or were written by – Jabil employees across a broad range of topics and markets. Check back often to read the latest from Jabil’s experts.
Posted by The PCB Magazine, November 2014
Think about your last doctor's appointment. You probably had your blood pressure taken and blood drawn for routine tests. Your doctor may have listened to your heart with a stethoscope and then referred you to the hospital for an electrocardiogram (EKG). There, a nurse pasted electrodes on your chest so a machine the size of an office printer could record the electrical activity of your heart. All a necessary part of your wellness routine, but you had to take a day off work and endure a little pain in the process.
Posted by EBN, November 5, 2014
Risk is nothing new to the average supply chain. Supply chain managers think about it, talk about it, and hopefully plan for it. Industry changes, though, are increasing the complexity of the risk management picture. It's time to face it head on, according to at least one industry leading company.
Posted by Quality Magazine, November 4, 2014
Until now the power of seeing through walls has been reserved for superheroes with x-ray vision. This meant that manufacturers of plastic and composite components often had to cut or break apart a product or prototype to measure and analyze internal features and identify discrepancies.
Posted by Occupational Health & Safety, November 3, 2014
The foundation of lean manufacturing is kaizen, or continuous improvement. Although this principle usually targets manufacturing processes (reduced waste, greater efficiency, etc.) it can also extend to the people who plan and implement the lean projects. These individuals often grow professionally and personally as a result of the new skills and experiences they acquire by leading or participating in a project.
Posted by IndustryWeek, September 8, 2014
"Manufacturing is what we do. We build stuff. We take a lot of pride in that and we're pretty good at it." What Jabil Circuit (IW 1000/254) CEO Mark Mondello doesn't say, but perhaps should, is that you have to be good to survive in the manufacturing territory his company occupies. Jabil Circuit (the name comes from founders Bill Morean and James Golden) began as an electronics assembly repair shop in Detroit in 1966. Today, the contract manufacturer has annual revenues of more than $18 billion, operates in 22 countries and works for some of the most prominent and demanding companies in the world. The client roster includes Apple, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Siemens and HP.
Posted by MED Device Online, June 18, 2014
Visent Avxhi with 3D ProScan (a division of NyproMold) spent some time on day one of the MD&M East exhibition to tell attendees about 3D CT scanning capabilities. This technology allows medical device manufacturers to measure and validate products made from plastics and other low-density materials. Watch the video to learn more and see if this technology can help you to identify design issues and production discrepancies, ensure lot-to-lot consistency, and make detailed and accurate measurements of your device’s internal components.
Posted by Medical Design, June 9, 2014
Electronics are permeating many medical devices that, to date, have been strictly mechanical in function. Integrating electronics allows the addition of functions and features such as imaging, sensing and monitoring to previously functionally passive devices. Until now tasked with only moving fluids or materials, these devices are now empowered to move data. Electronics integration allows the communication of data from devices that were previously not connected.
Posted by SAE International, May 2014
Historically, the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) market has been dominated by military applications from surveillance to active engagement. In the near term, the market’s military focus is expected to continue. However, with projected growth from around $6 billion today to nearly $12 billion in 2023 (according to the Teal Group), large-scale commercial adaptation is not only possible, but likely.
Posted by MPO Magazine, May 2014
Medical devices companies - large and small alike - are increasingly pushed and pulled by a host of ever evolving financial, regulatory and market forces. These firms over time have learned to depend on manufacturing partners to get their products to market quicker, more efficiently and at a lower cost.
Posted by Clean Technica, March 2014
Carbon emissions reduction is among the top objectives for corporate environmental management programs. Not only is the environmental impact of greenhouse gases familiar and visible to the public, it carries a high potential for future regulation. In addition, lowering carbon emissions often goes hand-in-hand with energy cost-cutting, which can provide a critical business advantage.
Posted by Plastics Today, March 22, 2014
The Medtech hub in Massachusetts is second in the nation only to California, with more than 400 medical device firms calling the state home. These companies range from well known multinationals such as Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson's DePuy to a multitude of startups.
Posted by Supply Chain World, March 2014
Although Jabil has an extensive history in designing and building electronics, there are significant revenue dollars generated from solutions with zero electronic content. From regulated industries such as healthcare and defense through high-volume time-to-market consumer products, Jabil has built a solution that allows this highly complex set of supply chains to be managed.
Posted by Medical Product Outsourcing, February 2014
Medical electronics companies seize the day with new 3D printing and right-sizing opportunities. 3D printing has received some significant press and additive manufacturing has made the most amount of progress in terms of commercial availability of solutions.