The SMTA announced that the Contract Manufacturing Symposium will be held on October 18, 2011 as a focused symposium at SMTA International in Ft. Worth, TX. The symposium, aimed at OEMs, and EMS program managers and executives, looks at risk mitigation strategies from Asia to Eastern Europe, and selected SMT processing solutions that could benefit those companies grappling with RoHS and other environmental or leading-edge (high BGA pin count) technical issues.
Chaired by Susan Mucha, Powell-Mucha Consulting, Inc., presentation topics include Eastern European EMS Site Location Options, Technical Trends in Networking from a Manufacturing Perspective, Driving Improvements in Quality, Delivery and Cost in High Mix, Low Volume Manufacturing Operations, and Vapor Phase Technology Supports EMS RoHS Challenges. Presenters are from Kimball Electronics Group, Tailyn Communication Company, Ltd., Fabrinet, and IBL Technologies, LLC. The symposium will close with a panel discussion on Building an EMS Cost Model.
Details about the Contract Manufacturing Symposium and SMTA International can be found online at http://smta.org/smtai/symposium.cfm#cm or contact SMTA administrator JoAnn Stromberg: 952-920-7682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.