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June 29, 2022
Audio Manufacturing Options Outside China — The Philippines

    The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), presents another valuable session to assess the manufacturing alternatives outside of China. This time, APEI’s Supply Chain and Sourcing education pillar is promoting a webinar focused on one of the biggest audio manufacturing secrets in Asia – and for decades, the secret recipe for many of the leading brands from Japan, the US and Europe – the Philippines.

    December 8, 2021
    Quality Assurance and Procurement in Asia

      The AES Audio Product Education Institute presents a new webinar in its Supply Chain & Sourcing education pillar, this time addressing a topic in the minds of every brand, entrepreneur, and product manager: How to keep an eye over the supply chain, and how to deal with production supervision remotely, given the traveling restrictions. David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) invited two experienced consultants living in China to share their experiences working with audio manufacturers to ensure product quality, factory relationships, and reduce returns.

      September 29, 2021
      Dealing with Component Shortages and Supply Disruptions

        The AES Audio Product Education Institute presents a new webinar in its Supply Chain & Sourcing education pillar, addressing current component shortages, logistics challenges and manufacturing and supply disruptions. David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) invited senior executives from Seltech International and Emporium Partners, two companies with extensive experience in supply chain services, to outline this dynamic global environment, and define mitigation strategies for the audio industry.

        July 28, 2021
        Production Test and Manufacturing Strategies to Build Better Audio Products

          Audio test and measurement solutions supplier Audio Precision, and Instrumental, an AI-powered discovery, analysis and real-time monitoring manufacturing solutions provider, join the AES Audio Product Education Institute in a webinar that focuses on the factory floor and the very specific production line challenges. The two companies will detail cutting-edge solutions and strategies for detecting and solving problems and inefficiencies, focusing on audio product examples. Valuable perspectives from executives with extensive experience in this field.

          June 23, 2021
          Cross Functional Design Experience Adding Value to Audio Product Development

            The always insightful series of Audio Product Education Institute webinars focusing on Supply Chain & Sourcing provide a unique opportunity to understand the full product cycle, from vision to market. In this new online event, David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) invite two well-established design houses to discuss their role and contributions as a critical option supporting brands in all critical stages. Phnam Bagley (Nonfiction Design), and David Waterman (Deep Blue Design) will offer two interesting perspectives and valuable insights into audio development, design and engineering.

            April 21, 2021
            Working With Product Development Houses to Bring Audio Products to Market

              In another Audio Product Education Institute webinar in the Supply Chain & Sourcing series, our two supply chain and sourcing experts, David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) again invited two established design houses to discuss their role and contributions as a critical option supporting brands to bring new products to market. Hiring an experienced product development and design team can be critical to ensure that a concept turns into a robust project, ready for production. For many companies, working with an experienced company to optimize product design, engineering and manufacturing, managing quality, cost and time-to-market challenges, is an essential component to market success. The design consultants and industry experts in this session will address the specificities of their business, and how to bring products to market in 2021.

              March 17, 2021
              Working With Design Houses to Bring Audio Products to Market

                In this new Audio Product Education Institute webinar in the Supply Chain & Sourcing series, our two supply chain and sourcing experts, David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) invited established design houses to discuss their role and contributions as a critical option supporting brands to bring new products to market. Hiring an experienced product development and design team can be critical to ensure that a concept turns into a robust project, ready for production. For many companies, working with an experienced company to optimize product design, engineering and manufacturing, managing quality, cost and time-to-market challenges, is an essential component to market success. The design consultants and industry experts in this session will address the specificities of their business, the challenges in operations during pandemic times, and how to bring products to market in 2021.

                APEI Supply Chain & Sourcing #05

                February 17, 2021
                IP Issues Across The Production Chain

                  In this Audio Product Education Institute series of webinars, our two supply chain and sourcing experts, David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) will address the pressing issues with protecting your Intellectual Property while navigating across the production chain. In this session we will hear from three experts with different perspectives on the topic: counterfeiting, authentication, and legal protection. During the session all experts will also address the specificities of their own business and the challenges in engineering, technology and operations during pandemic times, and how to bring products to market in 2021.

                  January 6, 2021
                  A Conversation with Key Audio Industry Suppliers

                    In this Audio Product Education Institute series of webinars, we will feature key factory principals with deep experience in supplying top brands. We discuss their business including the challenges in engineering, technology and operations while exploring how they manage tariffs, supply chain and the pandemic, to bring products to market in 2021.