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Disruptive Technology Strengthens Supply Chain

Disruptive Technology Strengthens Supply Chain

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. In his talk on Digital Transformation and the Value Chain, Michael Steep, executive director of Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology & Digital Cities and adjunct professor, focused on the role of disruptive technology on the coordinated supply chain and developing a strategy to reduce risk within it. Using…

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Digitalization to Transform Business

Digitalization to Transform Business

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. Explaining the differences between digitization and digitalization, Annette Kay Clayton, president and CEO of Schneider Electric North America Operations, and chief supply chain officer, introduced the panel on Adapting to a Digital Supply Chain. “Digitization is simply the conversion of something from an analog format into a digital one,”…

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Carlos Gutierrez Sees Disruption in Supply Chain

Carlos Gutierrez Sees Disruption in Supply Chain

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. According to former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, “nothing will destroy your supply chain more than technology.” Drawing on his experience as a key player in the passage of landmark free trade agreements, Secretary Gutierrez spoke about the effects of technology on supply chains in his keynote address. “Technology…

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Florida Governor Scott Meets with NEMA Board of Governors

Florida Governor Scott Meets with NEMA Board of Governors

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. Florida Governor Rick Scott met with the NEMA Board of Governors before addressing the Annual Membership Meeting, November 9, in Bonita Springs, Florida. In his remarks, Governor Scott spoke about the state’s efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Irma. Pictured with the governor are (from left) Andrew Quinn, Jack Galyen,…

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David Nord Assumes Chairmanship, Foresees Bright Future

David Nord Assumes Chairmanship, Foresees Bright Future

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. David G. Nord, chairman, president, and CEO of Hubbell Incorporated, accepted the symbolic gavel of office from Michael W. Pessina, co-chief executive officer and president of Lutron Electronics Company, Inc., to mark his inauguration as chair of the NEMA Board of Governors at the conclusion of the association’s Annual Membership…

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Midwest Faces Challenges to Code Adoptions

Midwest Faces Challenges to Code Adoptions

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Don Iverson, Midwest Field Representative, NEMA Recognizing the importance of staying current with electrical safety, many states initiated their processes to adopt the next edition of the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC). Of the 17 states in the Midwest region, there are seven that have currently adopted the 2017 NEC…

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Standard Ensures Safety for Lithium Cells and Batteries

Standard Ensures Safety for Lithium Cells and Batteries

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA ANSI C18.3M, Part 2 American National Standard for Portable Lithium Primary Cells and Batteries—Safety Standard specifies tests and requirements for portable lithium primary cells and batteries to ensure their safe operation under normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse. “This latest edition of…

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Standardizing Vendor Credentialing

Standardizing Vendor Credentialing

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Cassie Ricci, MITA Senior Manager, Government Relations Healthcare industry representatives (HCIRs) must be credentialed prior to entering a medical facility to sell products and services. Credentialing may include background checks, drug screening, and immunizations. Although all stakeholders share the common goals of patient safety and quality care, inconsistencies in the…

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I Am MITA: Wayne Moore

I Am MITA: Wayne Moore

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Wayne Moore, President and CEO, Acertara Acoustic Laboratories As a small-business owner in the medical imaging market, I am frequently asked why Acertara joined MITA. After all, isn’t MITA all about huge multinational corporations? What drove Acertara to membership is the MITA mission: reduce regulatory barriers, establish standards, and advocate…

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From Patient to Advocate

From Patient to Advocate

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Nancy Cappello, PhD, Founder and Director, Are You Dense Inc. and Are You Dense Advocacy, Inc. Education is my passion. As a teacher and administrator, I know the importance of appropriate resources. In 2004, I found that these principles also rang true for health. Six weeks after my eleventh normal…

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