Process Improvement

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

Why Use a PCB Prototype?

By |2020-01-23T08:58:38-06:00January 23rd, 2020|Best Practices, Design, Documentation, EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Technology, Testing|

Why use a PCB prototype? Before you start a full production run, you must ensure that your Printed Circuit board (PCB) functions correctly. Since PCBs are an integral part of many electronic devices, if one performs inadequately or fails after

7 Areas of Supply Chain Management for Electronic Manufacturing

By |2019-09-24T16:33:28-05:00September 24th, 2019|Best Practices, Component Sourcing, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

7 Foundational Areas of Supply Chain Management for Electronic Manufacturing As manufacturing companies face the era of intensive global competition, they are now more than ever exploring innovative strategies to stand out in the crowd. Supply Chain Management (SCM) is one

Writing An Effective Product Requirements Document (PRD)

By |2020-01-15T12:38:44-06:00July 30th, 2019|Best Practices, Design, Documentation, EMS, Manufacturing, Process Improvement|

Writing An Effective Product Requirements Document (PRD) for Electronics Regardless of how simple an electronics product idea might seem, turning it into reality isn’t an overnight process. There’s a lot that goes on in creating a great product, and a