MLA honors Flex for manufacturing excellence in supply chain, sustainability, enterprise integration and technology, and next-generation leadership
SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 15, 2019 – Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced that it has been named a winner of five 2019 Manufacturing Leadership Awards for its outstanding achievement in four categories: Sustainability Leadership, Supply Chain Leadership, Enterprise Integration & Technology Leadership and Next-Generation Leadership.
“We are proud to receive five Manufacturing Leadership Awards,” said Francois Barbier, president, global operations & components at Flex. “This recognition further demonstrates Flex’s proven history of innovative global manufacturing solutions and our ability to bring ideas from multiple industries to create groundbreaking products for our customers.”
Flex was recognized twice in the Supply Chain Leadership category. First, for its Integrated Product Development Model (IPDM), a supply chain and operations program that leverages the Flex ecosystem to deliver products faster and meet market opportunities. It is comprised of real-time supply chain tools, advanced analytics, market intelligence, and global sourcing best practices.
Additionally, Flex was recognized for Flex PulseTM, an intelligent supply chain platform that increases visibility and velocity by compiling data from more than 88 different processes into visualized analytics. It utilizes digital, mobile, and cloud-based technologies to provide the company’s global Pulse centers and 5,800 supply chain associates with the ability to communicate, share data, and develop a common understanding of what’s happening across its myriad networks.
For the second consecutive year, Flex has been recognized in the Sustainability Leadership category. This year, Flex-founded company Sinctronics was recognized for its leadership in the circular economy. Sinctronics collects electronics materials to be refurbished or re-manufactured, and designs products to facilitate reuse, enabling the IT industry to combat electronic waste and pollution and become more sustainable.
The Flex XR Stream Remote Assistance Augmented Reality Application was recognized in the Enterprise Integration & Technology Leadership category for its ability to streamline real-time information sharing through a network of subject matter experts and improve communication with video conferencing capabilities. The secure app features markerless annotation tracking through a live stream, tracked conversation history, and the ability to share documents, enabling cost reductions and productivity enhancements.
In addition, Flex XR and Simulation Staff Manager Zohair Mehkri was recognized for excellence in Next-Generation Leadership for his role on the corporate manufacturing engineering team, where he manages global corporate strategies for next generation technologies, future manufacturing methodologies and processes to help bring Industry 4.0 solutions to the manufacturing floor.
Flex will be recognized at the 15th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala, which is to be held on the last day of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 10-12, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, CA.
Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale® solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products globally. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes across industries. For more information, visit flex.com or follow us on Twitter @Flexintl.
About the Manufacturing Leadership Awards
The Manufacturing Leadership Awards, now in their 15th year, honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders have demonstrated achievement in one of a wide range of categories, and are chosen by a panel of expert judges for results that have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes.
The theme for the 15th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit is “Strategies to Deliver Business Value Through Manufacturing 4.0.” For more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards or the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, please go to www.mlsummit.com.
About the National Association of Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy. www.nam.org
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