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March, 2021


Jabil and Molex Partner to Build Lifesaving Ventilators


By Don Hnatyshin, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Molex I


n the Spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic began its massive disruption of every


industry sector while overburden- ing manufacturers of medical de- vices, diagnostic equipment and consumables, as well as personal protective equipment for health- care workers. Despite facing glob- al factory shutdowns and urgent needs to keep employees healthy and safe, world-class manufactur- ers and their supply partners made unprecedented moves to solve problems through innova- tion and collaboration. Jabil stands out for its Her-


culean efforts during the pandem- ic, which required extra measures of resiliency and agility. The com- pany quickly prioritized the health and safety of employees while continuing to deliver cus- tomer outcomes. With help from trusted partners, Jabil met criti- cal manufacturing demands for healthcare-related products with speed and urgency. “We really cared about the


fact that the products we were building could save people’s lives


and make a difference,” explains Frank McKay, senior vice presi- dent and chief procurement offi- cer at Jabil. “We reached out to


“You can’t buy history,” adds McKay. “We’ve got a long, tenured history and successes we can point to.”


has weathered macroeconomic forces, changing business models and shorter product development cycles through its supply chain solutions and strategic supplier relationships. As a leading developer and


supplier of advanced connectivi- ty solutions, Molex plays an ever-increasing role in Jabil’s fastest growing market seg- ments, including automotive, 5G, datacenter and healthcare. “Molex and Jabil focus on


By collaborating with Jabil, Molex was able to produce 36,000 ventilator components within two weeks (image credit: Molex).


Molex and they reacted with lightning speed.”


Connections Count It comes as no surprise that


seamless coordination between Jabil and Molex during COVID- 19 was anchored by a 25-year track record of working together.


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See at IPC APEX (virtual) In striving to be the most


trusted and technologically ad- vanced manufacturing solutions provider on the planet, Jabil con- sistently overcomes manufactur- ing and market challenges. On behalf of its global customers, representing more than 450 of the world’s premier brands, Jabil


being agile,” says Scott Whicker, senior vice president and global president of sales and marketing at Molex. “Our relationship is built on open communication, transparency and respect.” Leading-edge connectivity


solutions are gaining ground across many of Jabil’s customer segments, which continues to strengthen the longstanding re- lationship. In particular, global market shifts during the pan- demic have created an insatiable need for greater connectivity, power and memory capacity.


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