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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Cost-Efficient Manufacturing Practices for Military and Aerospace Products Are Outlined in New Management Brief

CRANSTON, RI — Sept. 18 , 2012 — By adopting best practices from non-military markets, and adapting them to defense and aerospace applications, military original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can accelerate the reengineering process and reduce the time it takes to realize the cost reduction benefits, according to a new management brief available to download from Federal Electronics at

Outsourcing of manufactured products at all levels has been an integral part of commercial and industrial OEM supply chain strategies for literally decades. But only recently has it gained traction with military contractors. To avoid an array of issues that may hamper outsourcing efforts, the brief, titled, “Cost-Efficient Manufacturing for Military and Aerospace Products,” recommends a series of common practices that promote cost efficiency and process agility. They include:

  • Establishing outsourced product transfer procedures that build upon the current state of the manufacturing process.
  • Implementing product/process documentation programs that promote collaboration in the supply chain.
  • Opening reviews of new designs to key suppliers as early in the design phase as possible.
  • Identifying non-critical, high-labor content elements of the product and introducing low-cost region manufacturing into the supply chain.
  • Selecting an EMS provider who straddles the line between military and industrial applications.
  • Accentuating current supply chain staffs with individuals whose skill sets were honed in the commercial, industrial, and medical environments.

According to the brief, prime contractors, tasked with wringing costs and delays out of their product development and fulfillment processes, will continue to harvest proven, best-in-class practices from non-military OEMs. Expanding the use of outsourcing methodologies with a properly aligned and sized supply chain will provide significant opportunity to achieve the levels of cost reduction and business process acceleration that are required to support defense and aerospace customers in the future, the brief states.

Download the new management brief, “Cost-Efficient Manufacturing for Military and Aerospace Products,” from

About Federal Electronics

Founded in 1948, Federal Electronics, Inc., is a leading vertically-integrated electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. Service offerings include advanced technology circuit card assembly, cable and wire harness assembly, fiber optic interconnect assembly and functionally tested higher level assemblies and system level integration. Based in Cranston, Rhode Island, and Hermosillo, Mexico, the electronics contract manufacturer serves the needs of military prime contractors and original equipment manufacturers by providing comprehensive production solutions that lower cycle times, control and reduce costs, and create flexible supply chains that are responsive to volume variability. For more information, visit

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

“Five Critical Factors for Selecting Fieldbus Valve Manifolds” — New White Paper from Numatics, Inc.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — May 10, 2011 — Fieldbus valve manifolds are replacing conventional hardwired solutions on a variety of highly automated machines in a wide variety of applications and industries. A new white paper, “Five Critical Factors For Selecting Fieldbus Valve Manifolds,” from Numatics, Inc., guides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users in the selection of the best solutions for their given applications.
The paper is available for download from
“Fieldbus valve manifolds find wide utility in packaging, automotive/tire, and material handling applications, as well as in the pharmaceutical, chemical, water, and wastewater industries,” said white paper author Enrico De Carolis, director of technology development at Numatics, Inc.
In the white paper, De Carolis presents the five crucial factors that controls engineers, specifiers, and buyers must consider before selecting pneumatic fieldbus valve manifolds — commissioning, distribution, modularity, diagnostics, and recovery — while outlining the shortcomings of conventional approaches.
In addition, De Carolis also discusses new designs that offer substantial improvements in the application, performance, and maintenance of these valve manifolds from the end users’ and OEMs’ points of view.
“Fieldbus valve manifolds more easily perform vital functions by integrating communication interfaces to pneumatic valve manifolds with input/output (I/O) capabilities. This allows programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to more efficiently turn valves on and off and to channel I/O data from sensors, lights, relays, individual valves, or other I/O devices via various industrial networks. The resulting integrated control packages can also be optimized to allow diagnostic benefits not previously available,” he said.
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Emerson Industrial Automation
Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, delivers manufacturing solutions designed with leading technologies — including mechanical, electrical and ultrasonic — to provide the most advanced industrial automation possible for numerous and diverse industries worldwide. The company’s wide range of products and systems used in manufacturing processes and other equipment includes motion control systems, plastics joining, precision cleaning, materials-testing equipment, fluid control valves, alternators, motors, and mechanical power transmission drives and bearings. For information, visit

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit

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Monday, May 17th, 2010

Federal Electronics Wins Raytheon Supplier Award

CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND, May 17, 2010Federal Electronics, Inc. has been selected as a recipient of the 2009 Supplier Excellence 4 Star Award by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS).

A supplier to Raytheon IDS for the past 8 years, Federal Electronics was recognized for on-time delivery metrics, sustained performance on quality and commitment to continuous process improvement.

Federal Electronics Vice President Ed Evangelista and Account Manager Chris Heywood were presented with the award in a ceremony at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

“We are honored to have been selected by Raytheon IDS for this prestigious award for the third consecutive year,” said Evangelista. “Our employees take great pride in their work, and in the knowledge that their efforts contribute to the success of the men and women in the United States Military. It is through their efforts for continuous improvement that Federal Electronics is able to sustain this high level of performance, and I was privileged to accept the award on their behalf.”

The Raytheon Supplier Excellence Award follows the recent news of Federal Electronics selection as a supplier of assemblies for the Trident submarine based nuclear missile guidance system.

About Federal Electronics
Founded in 1948, Federal Electronics, Inc. is a leading vertically-integrated electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. Service offerings include advanced technology circuit card assembly, cable and wire harness assembly, fiber optic interconnect assembly and functionally tested higher level assemblies and systems integration. Based in Cranston, Rhode Island, the company serves the needs of original equipment manufacturers by providing comprehensive production solutions that lower cycle times, control and reduce costs, and create flexible supply chains that are responsive to volume variability. For more information, visit

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