Tag Archives: customer relationship

IPC Suggests Congressional Oversight on Three Burdensome Regulations

IPC recently sent a letter to the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding burdensome regulations in need of Congressional oversight. The letter highlighted three regulations that have or will have a significant impact on electronics manufacturers:  the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed modifications to the Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory Update […]

IPC Efforts Pay Off – Research and Development Tax Credits and Enhanced Bonus Depreciation Legislation Will Be Enacted in to Law

President Obama is scheduled to sign into the law today the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010,” more commonly known as the “Tax Cuts Bill.” The Act will reinstate and extend important tax benefits assisting electronics companies. IPC worked all year to support these important tax provisions to provide assistance […]

Changes to U.S and Indian export controls expected to increase trade of dual-use items

The U.S. and Indian governments announced changes to their countries’ export controls that are expected to affect manufacturers seeking to trade dual-use items, i.e. items that can be used for both commercial and military purposes, between the two countries. Electronics, including certain printed boards and their associated intellectual property (IP) such as chemical formulas, purchase […]

Companies refine their marketing approach to weather recession

The electronic interconnect industry may have seen the worst of the economic storm. Inventories are being managed better than during the 2002 recession, and embedded electronics and high-end products still make for opportunities in the U.S. market. To emerge intact, though, electronics companies must take a savvier, more layered approach to marketing. “We’re seeing too […]

Growing Customer Partnerships Webinar Recap

Yesterday’s installment of the IPC Executive Webcast Series, “Growing Customer Partnerships in the Current Economy,” was presented by Joe O’Neil, president, Hunter Technology Corp., Santa Clara, Calif. Two years ago, Hunter Technology changed the way it approaches customer relationships from a traditional customer/supplier model to one that more closely represents a partnership. O’Neil says this […]

We Hear You: Managing the Downswing

We’re producing a series of articles on managing through this economic cycle that are serving as complementary resources to the IPC Executive Webcast Series. Topics for both include fortifying customer relationships, evaluating operational performance metrics, opportunities in solar and strategies for reducing overhead costs. Here’s some of the top business advice and insights I’ve heard […]