Supply Chain

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

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

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a PCB Manufacturer

By |2021-03-08T09:31:47-06:00March 8th, 2021|Component Sourcing, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Supply Chain, Technology, Testing|

The printed circuit board is one of the most important features of an electronic assembly. The PCB provides mechanical support and connectivity for electronic devices. PCBs come in several different technologies, depending upon the application. Some examples are; Rigid boards,

The Impact of COVID-19 on Electronics Manufacturing

By |2020-05-19T20:23:17-05:00May 19th, 2020|Best Practices, EMS, Manufacturing, News, Printed Circuit Boards, Supply Chain|

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Electronics Manufacturing Industry The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the national and global economy. Many different industries have been affected, including those in electronics manufacturing. A large part of manufacturing involves

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

On-Time Delivery Definition and Measurement

By |2019-06-26T11:10:03-05:00June 26th, 2019|Component Sourcing, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

On time delivery, or OTD, is one of those metrics that electronics manufacturers must frequently measure. Despite the importance of OTD measurements, many manufacturers can still have trouble figuring it out. Often, the OTD metric isn’t as understood as it