Keeping Pace with Demand without Sacrificing Quality

With demand for medical devices mounting as the population ages, manufacturers find they must increase production of their products while complying with stringent manufacturing requirements and ever-increasing regulations.  It’s vital that medical device manufacturers keep pace with demand without sacrificing quality because people’s lives so often depend on the complex devices. Continue Reading →

Electronics Manufacturing Expertise Enhances Device Manufacturing Capability

Post 2 in a 2 part series: Electronics Find Critical New Role in Drug Delivery Devices.

Adding electronics to drug delivery systems is changing the status quo in healthcare. Recent advancements from electronic drug patches utilizing disposable electronics to electronic wireless systems tracking a patient’s glucose and insulin levels are driving the paradigm shift in drug delivery devices. Utilizing manufacturing partners that are experts in electronics design and manufacturing greatly enhances production of these hybrid devices. Continue Reading →

Jabil Drives Business Intelligence Best Practices

Today’s global supply chains are complex: new market challenges, cost pressures and rapid change.  Responding to these pressures requires agility, speed and tools that are simple-to-use, easy-to-adopt and proactively identify and manage risk. Business Intelligence tools developed and designed with the input of supply chain experts – to both identify improvement opportunities and achieve targeted objectives – outweigh off-the-shelf generic solutions that only provide reporting and the ability to analyze data. Continue Reading →

Jabil Renames Corporate Headquarters in Honor of Bill Morean

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Jabil’s Board resolved to recognize Bill Morean, Jabil’s outgoing Chairman of the Board of Directors, for his 35 years of dedicated and outstanding service. On Wednesday evening, Jabil celebrated Bill’s tenure by unveiling a new name for its corporate headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida. The new corporate headquarters is now formally called the “William D. Morean Global Headquarters.”  In fact, the name will carry over to any future Jabil headquarters as an ongoing reminder of Bill’s incredible legacy. Continue Reading →

Manufacturing and Space: Mining Asteroids, Colonizing Mars, and 3-D Printing with Moon Dust

On October 10, 2012, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial vehicle to successfully attach to the International Space Station (ISS). And, on October 27, 2012, the spacecraft flawlessly splashed into the Pacific Ocean and ushered in a new era of spaceflight. Entrepreneur & CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, forged a successful public-private partnership with NASA to resupply the International Space Station and came another step closer to eventually shuttling astronauts on his commercial vessel. But Elon Musk has a vision way beyond the space station: He’s on a mission. Musk wants to colonize Mars. Continue Reading →

Tim Main Bullish About Jabil on Mad Money

On Thursday, December 20, 2012, Jabil President and CEO Tim Main appeared on CNBC’s Mad Money, impressing host Jim Cramer with strong earnings results for the fiscal year 2013 first quarter.

“Jabil reported earnings last night and the results were fabulous… with earnings coming in higher than expected, rising 7.2 percent year over year. In response, stocks shot through the roof, rising 7.4 percent making Jabil one of the biggest gainers in the New York Stock Exchange.” Continue Reading →

The Future of Electronics Manufacturing: BRICs and Beyond

The second in the Future of Electronics Manufacturing series, BRICS and Beyond examines the emerging markets around the world that are poised for growth over the next ten years. Read the first Future of Electronics Manufacturing: Technology article

Here I was in Bangalore—more than five hundred years after Columbus sailed over the horizon, using the rudimentary navigational technologies of his day, and returned safely to prove definitively that the world was round—and one of India’s smartest engineers, trained at his country’s top technical institute and backed by the most modern technologies of his day, was essentially telling me that the world was flat—as flat as that screen on which he can host a meeting of his whole global supply chain.” –Thomas L. Friedman, The World is Flat, 2005 Continue Reading →