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Kendall Paradise

Kendall Paradise
Kendall occupies a unique position in Epec in that she has grown up entirely in the Printed Circuit Board Industry. Kendall's family owned and operated Beaver Brook Circuits until its acquisition by Epec in 2002. Kendall graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2001 at which time she returned to the family business. Her primary focus was in Accounting which gave her an invaluable perspective on what it takes to successfully operate in such a competitive environment as this. In addition she successfully oversaw the creation and implementation of new Purchasing procedures which have come to form the basis for Epec's very effective Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management model so vital to Epec's continued success. In addition, at the time of the acquisition of Beaver Brook by Epec, Kendall was asked to accept the assignment leading Customer Service. This experience, which brought her into direct contact with customers, has proven critical as Kendall continues to shape Epec operating plans aimed at meeting those customers' needs which Kendall came to understand during this time. Her unique career perspective combined with her disposition to action and a commitment to continuous improvement bode well for Epec's continued growth.

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What Should You Know About Vendor Outsourcing?

Written by Kendall Paradise
Posted on April 17, 2018 at 9:45 AM

As the benefits and capabilities of vendor outsourcing continue to grow, it becomes more important to know what to look for before committing to outsourcing. Developing a sound evaluation approach while knowing what questions to ask of potential suppliers helps maximize efficiency, saving time and money down the road.

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Benefits to Utilizing an Inventory Management System

Written by Kendall Paradise
Posted on March 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM

With the uncertainty the global economy has brought over the last decade, it has been challenging for many companies to balance the fine line of just-in-time (JIT) inventory management, being line down, and being over budget on inventory numbers. We live in a world where next day delivery of virtually anything has become a guarantee, or at least an expectation.

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Electronics Packaging Requires Experience and Investment

Written by Kendall Paradise
Posted on February 2, 2018 at 11:24 AM

When you’re in the process of designing a new product, the last thing you are thinking about is the how the product is going to be packaged for transit. However, failure to prepare for and understand electronics packaging regarding how both your components and your finished unit are going to ship is a costly oversight.

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Securing Shipments During Peak Season

Written by Kendall Paradise
Posted on December 5, 2017 at 3:13 PM

We sit at the height of the largest e-commerce boom in the last twenty years. The way we approach shipping both personally and professionally is changing. Before the brick and mortar stores can even start playing their Christmas music, e-commerce sites are advertising shipping schedules to “guarantee delivery” for free shipping for various holidays. So what does this have to do with buying electronics? A lot.

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Minimizing Risk in Your Electronics Supply Chain

Written by Kendall Paradise
Posted on November 10, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Any supply chain consists of the different activities that transform natural resources, raw materials, and components into a finished product to be delivered to an end customer. In the case of the electronics supply chain, it typically involves the procurement of raw materials and equipment, development of product that is either shipped directly to a customer or to another link in the supply chain to be assembled into the larger product.

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Planning U.S. Product Delivery Around The Chinese Holiday Schedule

Written by Kendall Paradise
Posted on September 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM

In 2017 it is very rare to find someone whose job isn’t impacted by the Chinese New Year (CNY). Over the course of the last 15 years, the CNY has changed. It was once a complete 2-3 week blackout shutdown, no contact with anyone. It has since evolved into a 2-3 day no-contact window with a 5-10 day manufacturing shutdown.

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How Supplier Logistics Affect Your Products

Written by Kendall Paradise
Posted on July 19, 2017 at 3:28 PM

If you are shipping products from China, underestimating the importance of understanding supplier logistics can come at great peril. Anyone that's been to mainland China has seen some things that probably made you double take in disbelief.  You get off the plane, sitting in the backseat of your suppliers van, most likely jet lagged, and you look out the window to see a bicycle comically overloaded with packages. Once you realize what you're looking at, the first thing you’re probably thinking is I’m really glad my stuff doesn’t get shipped that way. But can you really be sure?

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Why Freight Supplier Management Is Key To Business Growth

Written by Kendall Paradise
Posted on March 17, 2017 at 12:10 PM

Over the course of the last 10 years, e-commerce has gone from something that very few people did to something that is part of our everyday lives. The rise in e-commerce has made many of our lives easier and more productive. The unseen side effect for most people is the strain that this dramatic increase of the “casual shipper” has caused to the existing Air Freight model. With companies like Amazon and Apple leveraging their supply chain management to get product to the U.S. in as little as 2-day standard shipping, it highlights the importance of your suppliers’ relationships with their freight suppliers. Hopefully this gives you insight of why freight supplier management is critical to growing your business.

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