Process Improvement

Navigating the World of Electronic Manufacturing

By |2024-01-31T15:31:44-06:00January 31st, 2024|Best Practices, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain, Technology|

The field of electronic manufacturing is an intricate and rapidly evolving landscape, pivotal to the advancement of modern technology. As a cornerstone of technological progress, it encompasses a myriad of processes from the assembly of intricate electronic components to the

Why Outsource Electronics Manufacturing?

By |2023-11-20T17:51:25-06:00November 20th, 2023|Best Practices, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain, Technology|

In today's fast-paced and highly competitive market, companies often find themselves at a crossroads when it comes to manufacturing. To outsource electronics manufacturing or not? That is the question. The answer often lies in the numerous advantages that come with

Onshoring and Offshoring – What Do They Mean in Electronics Manufacturing?

By |2023-08-31T15:52:28-05:00August 31st, 2023|Best Practices, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain, Technology|

With an increasingly globalized world, the business landscape has evolved significantly over the past decades, with companies constantly seeking ways to optimize their operations, increase profits, and fulfill consumer demand in real-time. Onshoring and offshoring, often associated with the electronics

Cost-Saving Ideas – Manufacturing for Electronics

By |2023-05-04T23:03:53-05:00May 4th, 2023|EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain, Technology|

In the highly competitive manufacturing industry, companies are always looking for cost-saving ideas for manufacturing to increase their profitability and stay ahead of the competition. For businesses operating in the electronics industry, cost-saving ideas for manufacturing are particularly important due

Benefits of VA/VE for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

By |2022-11-30T10:12:56-06:00November 30th, 2022|EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

What is value? Value is a fair return in exchange for goods, services, or resources. It’s how well a product, machine, tool, system, or process performs its intended function. In a way, ‘value’ both surpasses and encompasses cost and function.

Defining VA/VE for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

By |2022-09-19T13:48:04-05:00September 19th, 2022|EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Original equipment manufacturers play an essential role in modern production. However, since they primarily exist in the B2B market, most consumers are unaware of their significance. This is despite them using products that comprise OEM parts daily. On the other

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

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