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Keeping products in production

There’s plenty of news currently explaining how chip shortages are impacting the profits of big manufacturers. Jaguar Land Rover states it has lost £9m in the last three months alone. The shortage is, in part, driven by demand for electric cars, PCs and other chip-hungry products. As a contract electronics manufacturer, FermionX is aware of…

FermionX Supply Chain Manager

Unite around a collaborative supply chain

Dan Haines, Supply Chain Manager at FermionX takes a look at how opportunistic the electronic component distribution marketplace has become. Component prices have risen dramatically in the last 12-months.  Increasing demand and lack of availability has led many distributors to increase their prices accordingly, knowing many manufacturers have no choice but to pay. But just…

Seward's Autoclavable Stomacher Bag

Seward’s new autoclavable Stomacher® Bag – Press Release

FermionX brand, Seward has produced a new autoclavable Stomacher® bag, which can reduce plastic waste in food microbiology testing processes by up to 50%. Seward, the world leaders in sample preparation for microbiological analyses, has launched the first paddle blender bag that can also be autoclaved. By avoiding the need for double-bagging, trials have shown…

Automotive Electronics Industry

Automotive Electronics Manufacturing in the UK

Automotive Electronics Manufacturing The automotive electronics manufacturing industry is experiencing a massive shift in processes due to growing demand in electric cars and autonomous driving technology. As well as the pressures of miniaturisation. The industry is one that is already heavily regulated with stringent requirements, approvals and strict tolerances. Therefore, automotive electronics need to be…

National Apprenticeship Week – Celebrating Our Team

At FermionX, we have ambitious goals for the future of our training and internal upskilling programmes. As a family run business, it has always been at the heart of what we do. Furthermore, we’re proud to support local community incentives in offering apprenticeships and job opportunities to those local to our HQ in Worthing.  Therefore,…

Supply chain management during COVID-19

At FermionX, we like many other businesses in the UK, had to adapt quickly to the restrictions put in place to help combat the COVID-19 crisis. Strength in supply chain management during COVID-19 hasn’t been easy. We’ve worked hard to ensure business continuity and minimise component shortages, further supporting our customer production. We spoke to…

Inspection - quality control

Quality Control in Electronics Manufacturing

For industries with a high degree of regulatory oversight, reliability and attention to detail are paramount. Guarantee your peace of mind by bringing your manufacturing operations to a UK supplier with dedicated, experienced staff and a proven track record. In this article, we take a look at quality control in electronics and what it means…

Supply chain management team

Obsolescence Management in the Electronics Industry

What does “obsolescence management” mean? There is a lot to consider when commissioning a contract electronic manufacturer (CEM) for your PCB assembly. Particularly if you’re working in a heavy regulated industry where the components used are restricted by governing bodies. It is important to understand what obsolescence means and how it can impact your production….