Category Archives: Supply Chain

How You Can Get Involved in IPC’s E-Textiles Activities

By Chris Jorgensen, director, IPC technology transfer ChrisJorgensen@ipc.org Whether you are actively involved in developing e-textiles technologies for your own products, developing e-textiles products for customers or have a vested interest in e-textiles as part of your product roadmap, IPC has activities to meet your needs. Participate in IPC E-Textiles Committee Standards Activities The IPC […]

IPC, Helping You Assess and Manage COVID-19 Risks at Your Workplace

By David Krause, Senior Toxicologist at Healthcare Consulting & Contracting (HC3), and Kelly Scanlon, IPC director of environment, health, and safety policy and research As the COVID-19 pandemic has persisted, we’ve learned a lot of surprising things about the virus and the disease, as well as how to prevent potential exposures. IPC is alert to […]

Need Training in the Fundamentals of Electronics Assembly?

Look no further than IPC Workforce Development Programs – a series of courses designed to facilitate the long-term retention of practical, job-specific knowledge and skills By Carlos Plaza, IPC director of education development IPC Workforce Development courses help IPC members overcome the challenges posed by the skills gap while simultaneously providing opportunities for employees to […]

PFAS Regulation in the Electronics Industry: Should We Be Concerned?

by Matthew Chalkley, Supply Chain Management and Operations Consultant; Kelly Scanlon, Director, Environment, Health and Safety Policy & Research, IPC  Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of 4,730 man-made chemicals (OECD, 2018), the two most well-known of which are perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS). PFAS are used in a wide […]

Evolving Policies Reframe Discussion about Flame Retardants in Electronics

By Ajay Persaud, IPC EHS Fellow and Master of Public Health Student at The George Washington University Policy makers in Europe and North America are eyeing a variety of changes to environmental, health and safety regulations to encourage a “circular economy” and reduce the risks of using flame retardants in electronics products. That was the […]

Problem Solving While Innovating: How Electronics Manufacturers are Coping with COVID-19

Those of us in the electronics manufacturing industry are no different than anyone else facing this pandemic – we are not sure of what will happen next, but we are working together to find solutions. IPC President and CEO John Mitchell shares his insights:

USMCA is Just the Start

By Shawn DuBravac, IPC Chief Economist The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect on July 1, replacing and modernizing the 26-year-old North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In many ways, the USMCA reinforces our continent-wide commitment to some $1.3 trillion in trilateral trade flows, while adding key provisions to bring the agreement into the […]

New Opportunity for Managers Announced, Special Attention to ‘Emerging Managers’

By Tracy Riggan, senior director, Business Development In times like these, effective management skills to navigate uncertainty and fast-paced shifts are critical. Coupled with talent shortages which overburden existing teams, it can be challenging for businesses to build internal mentorship and management training from within. Our members tell us that one of the key areas […]

IPC and ITI Convene Experts and Members to Examine Critical Environmental Requirements for Electronics

Kelly Scanlon, IPC director of environment, health and safety policy and research Last Tuesday, June 9, IPC partnered with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) to offer an educational conference for the electronics sector on critical environmental requirements. Previous conferences entailed a cross-country roadshow including stops in multiple cities from the East to West coasts. […]

Embrace Disruption – How to Move Forward During Great Change

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, discusses how the electronics manufacturing industry can move forward in uncertain times.