Materials Management


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ControlTek Featured in New York Times as National Conversation on U.S. and China Tariffs Comes to the Pacific Northwest

ControlTek President Andy LaFrazia

ControlTek hosted the New York Times this month to discuss the continuation of U.S. and China trade tariffs on materials used in electronics components.

Nearly a year after the Trump Administration first imposed tariffs on billions of Chinese imports, the national conversation has turned to the Pacific Northwest.

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Read ControlTek's Response to Current Issues Facing U.S. Electronics Manufacturing

To Our Valued Customers

Over the last year, we have seen the rise of two very distinct but intersecting challenges affecting the U.S. EMS industry.

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Component Shortages Persist - Here's How You Can Help Combat Longer Lead Times

Electronic Component Shortages Continue in 2018

Late last summer, we informed you of market conditions that were creating longer lead times for some components.

As we move through 2018 we continue to see component lead times grow and prices climb as growing demand puts a strain on supplier resources. Although the industry is hard at work to address this market shift, the changes will take time. We expect to see these conditions continue well into 2019.

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The Conflict Minerals Reporting Deadline Has Passed. Is Your Business Ready?

electronic manufacturing company

June 2nd has come and gone, and that means the deadline for public businesses to file their conflict minerals reporting information is now past.


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How to Prepare for the New Conflict Minerals Reporting Requirements

ControlTek printed circuit board

With the Federal deadline rapidly approaching, many companies are upping efforts to meet new Federal requirements for conflict mineral reporting as laid out by Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Act. To help, we’ve put together a short guide to help businesses on the road to a conflict free supply chain.

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ControlTek Tackles New Reporting Requirements for a Conflict Free Supply Chain

ControlTek has recently released our company’s response to new SEC reporting requirements for minerals classified as Conflict Minerals. These minerals can include tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold - many of the same minerals found in the manufacturing and assembly of printed circuit boards and electronics devices. The new requirements are effective for all publicly traded companies whose products contain these metals.

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Want Better Production? Start with Supply Chain and Materials Management

At ControlTek, our goal for each new customer and project we take on is to become a longterm partner that will continue to add value during every stage of product development.

One of the most important areas where we can provide value for ControlTek customers comes from our supply chain and materials management services.

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Counterfeit Parts Prevention: Materials Management from ControlTek

ControlTek materials management

The concern over counterfeit parts isn’t exactly new, but it is receiving increasing attention after the Senate Armed Services Committee published a report in May 2012 that went so far as to call the issue an “unacceptable risk to national security and the safety of U.S. military personnel.”

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RoHS Compliance and ControlTek

RoHS Compliant Manufacturing ControlTek

Hazardous materials management, including the elimination of lead in electronic manufacturing, is a leading initiative in many industries. As a leader in the electronic design and manufacturing industry, ControlTek understands the impact of RoHS and specializes in lead-free electronics design, manufacture and test.

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ESI - Electromechanical Semiconductor Box Build

Semiconductor box builds at ControlTek


“ControlTek plays an integrated role in ESI's supply chain by providing proactive support throughout the product lifecycle.”

- PJ Pingle, Purchasing Manager, ESI

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