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MBX Adds Lanner Partnership for Taiwan-Based System Manufacturing

Speeds Time to Market for MBX Customers Using Lanner Whitebox Solutions LIBERTYVILLE, IL (September 24, 2019) – Custom server hardware manufacturer MBX Systems today announced a partnership with Lanner Electronics, a Taiwan-based provider of advanced whitebox solutions that also offers hardware/software integration for turnkey delivery of finished systems. The partnership enables MBX customers to have Read more…

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Meet MBX Systems at the MSOE Career Fair

Meet members of the MBX Engineering Team in Booth #73 on Friday, September 27, at the Kern Center Arena MBX Systems will be on campus for the Milwaukee School of Engineering Career Fair from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm on Friday, September 27. It’s a great opportunity for MBX to connect with top-notch talent pursuing Read more…

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Five Meaningful Takeaways from MBX Student Interns

Engineering and software development summer internships redefine students’ real-world expectations. With the new school year just underway, probably the furthest thing from anyone’s mind is next year’s summer internships. For many companies though, plans for hiring 2020 summer interns are already in motion. We sat down with a couple of MBX’s summer interns before they Read more…

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Using Slack on the Shop Floor

Hardware manufacturer MBX Systems shares how the collaboration software has changed its communications Justin Formella | Sep 16, 2019 Since its inception in 2013, Slack’s collaboration platform has transformed business communication, with more than 10 million daily active users. Adoption has been confined largely to office workers, but Slack can also help manufacturers expedite problem Read more…

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How a Book Club Became an Onboarding Success Story

When is the best time to engage your employees? Many professionals believe that onboarding is the ideal time to show an employee that he or she is valued and an integral part of a larger whole. By James Davis, Editor I recently interviewed Kim Becker, Talent Manager at MBX Systems, about a unique onboarding program that Read more…

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MBX Uses Book Club to Onboard, Develop Employees

By Kathy Gurchiek By Kathy Gurchiek Onboarding was an open book for Olivia Stepp when she became global logistics administrator at MBX Systems, a computer hardware manufacturer in Libertyville, Ill. She was asked to join the company’s monthly in-house book club as part of the new-employee orientation process, to discuss The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies Read more…

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IT leadership’s new rules of engagement

CIOs driving digital transformation are operating from a different playbook than in the past, including more focus on customers, business strategy, and oversight of new revenue and functional areas. By Beth Stackpole In the lead up to Synchrony Financial being spun out from parent company GE and launching an initial public offering (IPO), Carol Juel Read more…

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Social and Connected PLM

Platforms like Slack and Microsoft Teams are gaining traction, but some say ad hoc exchanges must be part of the record for the digital thread. By Beth Stackpole For years, email was the de facto, informal information exchange mechanism for the design team at MBX Systems, a systems integrator providing bespoke computing hardware and software solutions Read more…

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Why Did This Company Start a Book Club for New Hires?

MBX Systems credits its book club with helping it sustain a high employee retention rate. By: Andrew R. McIlvaine | Human Resource Executive® Chris Tucker, the president of custom-computing hardware manufacturer MBX Systems, describes his company’s culture as “curious and quirky. If you’re off the beaten path, you’d most likely fit in pretty well here.” Given this curious Read more…

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From Startup to Scale Up

How MBX guides ambitious tech innovators and their hardware programs through growth and expansion, leading to funding and acquisition By Chris Tucker Recently I had the opportunity to talk with the host of Technori podcast, and the conversation piqued the interest of several growing software companies hearing about MBX’s hardware relationship with tech innovators who Read more…

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