Joe Longo

Joe Longo

Joe Longo is Electronics Industry Specialist with Loftware and has been working with Loftware enterprise customers in the electronics industry for over seven years. His customers include some of the largest electronics manufacturers in the world: Jabil Circuits, Flextronics, Celestica, Kemet, Plexus, GE and more. Highly knowledgeable about the key issues most EMS manufacturers are facing today, he provides in-depth studies and recommendations to electronics manufacturers on solutions to their labeling requirements.

Recent Posts by Joe Longo:

by Joe Longo, on December 3, 2018

Some manufacturing process costs are simply unavoidable and can't be reduced any further. Beyond these bedrock expenses associated with producing finished goods, everything is on the table for expense-saving. Some …

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Topics:Labeling

by Joe Longo, on August 13, 2018

Electronics counterfeiting is a serious problem that ramps up in times of demand. Counterfeiting of components is a major threat to your electronics business. When falsified components enter your manufacturing …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeitingTrack & Traceability

by Joe Longo, on March 2, 2018

New components are defining electronics demand. The electronics market has spent the past few decades as a valuable and essential field, producing and delivering the parts that have kept other …

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Topics:ElectronicsSupply ChainManufacturingLabeling

by Joe Longo, on November 27, 2017

Material restrictions in electronics remain important - and varied. Ensuring that electronics products are free of hazardous materials - and providing the proper documentation and labeling to authorities - is …

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Topics:ElectronicsManufacturingLabeling

by Joe Longo, on October 13, 2017

Electronic devices can be sold around the world, as long as manufacturers prepare. Selling electronics is a worldwide enterprise today. Personal devices and business products alike have global appeal, and manufacturers …

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Topics:Electronics

by Joe Longo, on September 20, 2017

The global device market has generated new challenges for electronics manufacturers. A global market for finished electronics and supply chains that span the world have combined to give the entire industry …

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Topics:Consumer ProductsElectronicsCounterfeitingSupply ChainManufacturingLogistics

by Joe Longo, on May 1, 2017

Find out how one of Lofware's customers was able to integrate their Enterprise Labeling with Oracle to achieve accuracy and consistency. This US-based electronics manufacturer was experiencing signignificant growth but was …

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Topics:Electronics

by Joe Longo, on April 25, 2017

RoHS is relevant to all electronics manufacturers hoping to enter the European market. When companies create electronics for sale and use in the European Union, they must be sure their …

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Topics:ElectronicsSupply ChainRegulatoryManufacturing

by Joe Longo, on February 7, 2017

Some reports estimate that up to 8% of total market revenue for electronics components are diverted through the gray market. For the semiconductor industry alone, which earned almost $336 billion …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeitingLabeling

by Joe Longo, on January 30, 2017

While the global supply chain has made accessing affordable hardware easier than ever before, it has also led to higher levels of counterfeiting. PC users and large-scale enterprises depend on …

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Topics:ElectronicsCounterfeiting

by Joe Longo, on January 23, 2017

The military requires a lot of material, and counterfeit goods can be a significant roadblock. The U.S. military demands billions of dollars worth of advanced hardware and holds this equipment …

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Topics:ElectronicsAerospace & Defense

by Joe Longo, on April 28, 2016

Just recently, the tech giant released a report detailing the chemical contents of more than ten-thousand components used in its products. The purpose of this study was to identify risky …

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Topics:ElectronicsLabeling

by Joe Longo, on April 7, 2016

The adoption of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive in the European Union has led to the widespread restriction of six hazardous materials that were previously included more frequently in electronics …

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Topics:ElectronicsRegulatory