“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,” said Francois Barbier, president, global operations & components at Flex.
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 Pulse, 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.
In addition, Flex XR & 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.