Process Improvement

The 5s Methodology And Its Benefits To A Manufacturing Environment

By |2022-05-02T17:25:02-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Engineering, Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

The 5s methodology is a system to reduce waste and optimize productivity by maintaining an orderly workplace. In addition to Takt Time it was coined and made popular by Toyota in the 1960s in an effort to eliminate waste from

The Halogen Free PCB

By |2022-02-16T14:43:13-06:00February 16th, 2022|Best Practices, Component Sourcing, EMS, Innovation, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Fluorine and chlorine have negative health effects when present in certain concentrations in circuit boards. This is the reason IEC came up with halogen free PCBs. Since electronics contain materials with high concentrations of halogens, to have a halogen free

IPC 610 vs IPC 620

By |2022-02-02T10:52:45-06:00February 2nd, 2022|EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement|

IPC 610 and IPC 620 are two of the most common programs in the electronics manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, the two can be very confusing, especially if you’re just getting started with IPC programs. This guide focuses on the difference between

Intrinsically Safe Electronics

By |2021-12-06T09:51:41-06:00December 6th, 2021|Best Practices, Component Sourcing, EMS, Innovation, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Workplace health and safety procedures are crucial for the well-being of both employees and employers. All industries have safety risks, but in high-risk environments, people face real dangers as they earn their livelihood. When designing electronic equipment for use in

What is a Soldering Flux?

By |2021-11-16T14:07:24-06:00November 16th, 2021|Component Sourcing, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Soldering flux is a chemical substance used before and during the soldering process of electronic components. Soldering flux can be used for both manual and automated soldering processes.  Soldering flux is mainly used to prepare the metal surfaces before soldering

Electronic Components Sourcing Options – Pros and Cons

By |2021-10-29T15:19:07-05:00October 29th, 2021|Component Sourcing, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Whether you have an in-house process for manufacturing electronic components or depend on a CEM (Contract Electronics Manufacturer), it's critical to have a steadfast supply chain. Unfortunately, today the supply chain is experiencing serious difficulties due to the global pandemic,

What Companies Must Learn From Electronics Material Supply Challenges

By |2021-09-03T13:45:13-05:00September 3rd, 2021|Best Practices, Component Sourcing, EMS, Innovation, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Companies Must Learn From The Electronics Material Supply Challenges Brought By COVID-19 Covid-19 was the black swan event that exposed the critical fragilities inherent in global supply chains. According to Accenture, 94% of Fortune 1000 companies have experienced supply chain

A Guide to New Product Introduction (NPI)

By |2021-02-19T11:11:34-06:00February 19th, 2021|Best Practices, Design, Documentation, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Improvement|

While aiming to stay relevant and competitive in the market, companies must consistently convert new ideas into tangible products that satisfy their customers' needs. Introducing a new product or service begins with researching your customers to learn challenges before brainstorming

Engineering Change Order (ECO): Everything You Need to Know

By |2021-01-08T12:00:32-06:00January 8th, 2021|Best Practices, Design, Documentation, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Process Improvement, Testing, Testing & Calibration|

Change management is virtually a requirement in the electronics and other manufacturing industries. It specifically relates to alterations needed after the initial design phase of your project. In many industries, the engineering change order is the most frequent example of

How does a pandemic impact electronic manufacturing?

By |2020-09-30T11:40:09-05:00September 30th, 2020|Component Sourcing, Manufacturing, Process Improvement|

According to a recent study conducted by Pew Research Centre, 96% of Americans own a mobile phone, while over 74% own a computer device. This is a clear sign of how the electronic manufacturing industry has shifted over the past