Supply Chain Risks and Rewards: Reminder from Thai and Vietnamese unrest

shutterstock 64636075Supply chains are the lifeblood of every industry yet they come with significant risk requiring strategic options and alternatives to be in place well ahead of the sudden, unexpected (or even the rare expected) disruptions that eventually strike. Over the past three decades that Smith has been part of the semiconductor and electronics supply chain, we've seen a fair amount of disruption caused by social and political unrest, natural disasters, extreme commodity fluctuations, material shortages, and economic disruptions during boom and bust times.

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Wozniak Talks to Smith about 30 years of Innovations and Inspirations

woz smithLast week at Smith's Headquarters (and birthplace) in Houston, Texas, we celebrated Smith's 30th anniversary by coming together to share ideas and to share in the thrill of furthering innovative solutions. At Smith, that thrill of innovation and solution design is not just rhetoric, it is at the heart of what has always given Smith its competitive edge – forward thinking people and a company dedicated to agility and to listening to customers and employees alike. A highlight of the week was Wednesday when Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple came to a Smith luncheon and shared ideas about the birth and growth of our industry.

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Unveiling of Premier Service, Logistics, and Test Hub: Smith's 30th anniversary marked by growth and expanding quality services

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This week in Houston, TX, Smith & Associates is celebrating its 30th anniversary by bringing together Smith teams from across our global offices in order to mark the many years of leadership, growth, expertise, and ever-deepening commitment to quality.

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OTC 2014 Round-Up: Highlights of the week and d5's promise – The Next Big Thing

otcgroupThe Offshore Technology Conference 2014 (OTC 2014) has closed and what a week this was, with record attendance of 108,300 people and 2,568 companies here in Houston, TX at the 45th annual meeting. The amount of shared ideas, research, innovative technology, services and solution ideas are only just sinking in as the attendees head for the airports and the exhibitors pack up booths. But as OTC 2014 closed yesterday, we were treated to exciting new ideas for 2015: "d5 – The Next Big Thing." The importance of d5 for the semiconductor and technology industry is the opportunity for dedicated, focused events and discussions to promote collaborations and designs that will support O&G solutions from equipment to software and all points in between.

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OTC 2014: Big event parallels big growth areas and supply chain agility

shutterstock 104173058Today is the last day of the 45th anniversary Offshore Technology Conference 2014 (OTC 2014) and it has been a record-breaking show all around. The enormity of OTC is quite astounding and is only matched by the amount of enthusiasm and technological innovation designed to improve the Oil & Gas (O&G) industry.

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