Electronics Manufacturing Technical Articles

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Line Balancing The Route To Profit in Electronics Manufacturing

Oct 25, 2001 | Paul Gerits, Anton Mandos

The electronics business has been a rather heated, if not over-heated, environment for many years. This has lead to a forgiving climate regarding inefficiencies, as resources have not been stretched and getting products out has been top priority. It might now be time to invest in some reflection on the strategies and tactics applied to the production environment in order to be prepared for the ‘heat’ of the future. Focusing investment in the right resources, and not sub-optimising, is the way to go....

Publisher: Assembléon

Assembléon

Assembleon manufactures a range of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) placement equipment, Pick & Place Machines and provides related services.

LA VELDHOVEN, Netherlands

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Odd or SMD?

Aug 17, 2001 | Paul Gerits, Anton Mandos

Odd or SMD? At one time it was clear. An SMD component was placed on the surface of a PCB and all others were defined as 'odds' or 'specials'. This article discribes the changes and how equipment manufactorers react on it....

Publisher: Assembléon

Assembléon

Assembleon manufactures a range of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) placement equipment, Pick & Place Machines and provides related services.

LA VELDHOVEN, Netherlands

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Effective Supply Chain Management

May 23, 2001 | R. Michael Donovan

The complexities of getting material ordered, manufactured and delivered overload most supply chain management (SCM) systems. The fact is, most systems are just not up to handling all the variables up and down the supply chain......

Publisher: R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

An international management consulting and education firm that provides manufacturers with business performance improvement services on a focused, enterprise-wide, or entire supply chain basis.

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States

Consultant, Training / Education

Successful ERP Implementation The First Time

May 23, 2001 | R. Michael Donovan

It’s not pretty out there. Companies have spent fortunes on ERP software and implementation only to find that business performance has not improved at all. These large investments and negative ROIs have created a whirlpool of controversy, rampant company politics and even a number of lawsuits. The trade press has reported many negative ERP stories, and even annual reports have pointed the finger at ERP for lower-than-expected earnings. For some, this has created a higher level of fear about making a big ERP mistake......

Publisher: R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

An international management consulting and education firm that provides manufacturers with business performance improvement services on a focused, enterprise-wide, or entire supply chain basis.

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States

Consultant, Training / Education

Demand-based Flow Manufacturing for High Velocity Order-to-Delivery Performance

May 23, 2001 | R. Michael Donovan

Consultant R. Michael Donovan writes that manufacturers need to become more nimble and much faster in their order-to-delivery process. Mike discusses the implications of push vs. pull, IT tools as enablers and potential benefits from Demand-based Flow Manufacturing. ...

Publisher: R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

An international management consulting and education firm that provides manufacturers with business performance improvement services on a focused, enterprise-wide, or entire supply chain basis.

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States

Consultant, Training / Education

Customer Service Improvement: It's Mission Critical To Your Future

May 23, 2001 | R. Michael Donovan

Consultant R. Michael Donovan asks, "Do you really provide what your customers want and need?" He contends that companies who continuously excel at customer service will gain more marketshare. Mike provides his reader with 10 questions that can help an organization assess its customer service performance, progress and opportunities for improvement....

Publisher: R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

An international management consulting and education firm that provides manufacturers with business performance improvement services on a focused, enterprise-wide, or entire supply chain basis.

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States

Consultant, Training / Education

Performance Measurement: Connecting Strategy, Operations and Actions

May 23, 2001 | R. Michael Donovan

Management consultant R. Michael Donovan outlines the problems and opportunities of performance measurement as an "enabling force" for improving overall business performance......

Publisher: R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

An international management consulting and education firm that provides manufacturers with business performance improvement services on a focused, enterprise-wide, or entire supply chain basis.

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States

Consultant, Training / Education

Inventory Efficiency In The Supply Chain

May 23, 2001 | R. Michael Donovan

Lowering inventories is one of the quickest ways to decrease working capital needs. Performance measurements, such as the old standby ROA (return on assets) and the newer EVA (economic value added), as well as other measures that gauge how efficiently capital is used, have become more common organizational drivers. In fact, many an executive’s bonus depends, at least in part, on how efficiently capital is used....

Publisher: R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

An international management consulting and education firm that provides manufacturers with business performance improvement services on a focused, enterprise-wide, or entire supply chain basis.

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States

Consultant, Training / Education

e-Supply Chain Management: Prerequisites To Success.

May 23, 2001 | R. Michael Donovan

The supply chain is made up of all the activities that are required to deliver products to the customer - from designing product to receiving orders, procuring materials, marketing, manufacturing, logistics, customer service, receiving payment and so on. Anyone, anything, anywhere that influences a product’s time-to-market, price, quality, information exchange, delivery, among other activities is part of the supply chain....

Publisher: R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

R. Michael Donovan & Co., Inc.

An international management consulting and education firm that provides manufacturers with business performance improvement services on a focused, enterprise-wide, or entire supply chain basis.

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States

Consultant, Training / Education

Solder Paste Measurement: A Yield Improvement Strategy That Helps Improve Profits

May 03, 2001 | Michael E. Riddle, ASC International

In this age of global competition, world class electronics manufacturers understand that increasing profit margins is accomplished not by increasing price or lowering the quality of components and workmanship, but by increasing production yields. Post-solder inspection ensures that your customers receive good product, but by separating the good boards from the bad boards you only measure yield, not improve it. A yield (and profit) improvement strategy consists of making measurements at critical stages, as early as possible in the assembly process, and adjusting the process parameters to achieve optimal performance....

Publisher: ASC International

ASC International

Supplier of Optical Based Inspection and Measurement Equipment.

Medina, Minnesota, United States

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