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ISM Announces Six Winners of R Gene Richter Scholarship.

ISM® selected recipients of 2016 R. Gene Richter Scholarship, which recognizes top supply management students across USA. Determined based onÂ- submitted essay, cumulative GPA, extracurricular involvement, and overall achievements as pre-professional, recipients included Karen Burlingame (Penn State), Tim Dong (Arizona State), Christian Kerr (University of Minnesota), Aaron...

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ISM Honors Arnold Sowa with 2016 Charles J. McDonald Jr. Award.

For leadership in creating business opportunities for diverse suppliers, ISM® named Arnold Sowa, SVP and chief procurement officer for MetLife, Inc., as 2016 Charles J. McDonald Jr. Supplier Diversity Advocate Award recipient. ISM CEO Tom Derry, noting how Creating opportunity for diversity among suppliers is an essential component of ISM's Principles of Sustainability and Social...

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IPC Releases Handbook for troubleshooting PCB fabrication process.

IPC-9121, Troubleshooting PCB Fabrication Processes, provides essential resource for those involved in manufacturing or purchasing PCBs. This handbook contains 650+ PCB process defects, with causes and corrective actions for each, as well as hundreds of full-color photos demonstrating real-world process defects. In addition to organizing process defects by manufacturing steps in process where...

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ASTM Committee B05 Presents Top Award to Andrew Kireta.

ASTM International Committee on Copper and Copper Alloys (B05) presented its Award of MeritÂ- to Andrew Kireta, Jr. of Copper Development Association, Inc. in Franklin, IN, USA. This award, with accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM's highest recognition for individual contributions to developing standards. ASTM member since 1998, Kireta was honored for outstanding contributions in...

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ISM announces winner of 2016 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.

ISM® named Timothy R Fiore, CPSM®, C.P.M., formerly of ThyssenKrupp NA, the 2016 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award winner in recognition of his distinguished service for the cause and advancement of supply management profession. Fiore is an active member of ISM and has served on a number of ISM committees, as well as ISM Board of Directors. He served as a member and chairman of CAPS...

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ISM launches dynamic online learning initiative.

ISM announced debut of eISM, an online learning program built to suit busy lifestyles of supply chain and procurement professionals. eISM features distinct learning options that can be tailored to needs of individual, varying from self-led just-in-time learning modules to guided learning sessions with live instructors. Courses can be taken as part of ongoing education, or individuals can apply...

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NREL awards 4 subcontracts for wind competitiveness project.

NREL is awarding 4 subcontracts under the fourth round of funding through DOE's Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project. CIP aims to help manufacturers of small and mid-size wind turbines improve their turbine design and manufacturing processes while reducing costs and improving efficiency as they work toward certification. Round 4 awardees include: Primus Wind Power, Inc.,...

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IPC Announces Winners of hand soldering competition.

Record-breaking 43 competitors took part in IPC's Hand Soldering Competition at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany. Participants were tasked with building functional electronics assembly within 60 min, and each assembly was evaluated based on workmanship, overall functionality, compliance with IPC-A-610 Class 3 criteria, and speed to complete PCB. First place went to Ekatarina...

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NREL aids BLM with geothermal energy research.

Bureau of Land Management is tasked with deciding appropriate uses for 245 million acres of public lands, such as whether to allow operation of geothermal plants. NREL will provide technical and regulatory analysis that agency can use to develop program for inspecting geothermal wells, update information about wells as part of effort to create agency-wide digital database of geothermal projects...

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ATA Names Decisiv SRM Solution as featured product.

According to American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves, having such systemsÂ- as Decisiv Service Relationship Management (SRM) solution, which has been announced as ATA Featured Product, allow regular maintenance of assets to foster safety and efficiency. As cloud-based software, Decisiv SRM offers real-time collaboration, communication, and...

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