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ACD’s Board Tracking System Wins Its Third Industry Award

Oct 17, 2012

 ACD’s Flight Status Board Tracking System

 ACD, a leading supplier to the electronics industry, announces that it was awarded a 2012 Global Technology Award in the category of Contract Services > $25 million for its Flight Status Board Tracking System. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, October 16, 2012 ceremony that took place at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, FL during SMTA International 2012. ACD’s board tracking system leverages state-of-the-art programming techniques to track the progress of circuit boards throughout the manufacturing process.

The system displays are prominent and highly-visible in specific process centers. Determining board status no longer requires reliance on email and all of the uncertainties that plague email systems. Touch-screen displays present a real-time list of projects and board counts within specific process centers, including the quantity of boards in previous and subsequent process centers.

We are really excited about the Global Technology Award as this marks our third award for the Flight Status Tracking System,” commented W. Scott Fillebrown, President & CEO. “I would encourage you to stay tuned since Flight Status is the basis for our Internet-based customer service plan.”

Leveraging information-at-a-glance, assemblers are better able to anticipate and prepare for machine turnaround and setup for the next job since they can see when they are nearing the end of the quantity of boards for the current run. The immediacy of ACD’s Flight Status System dramatically increases reliability, certainty and predictability of information distribution to meet the real-time demands of the high-mix electronics manufacturing process.

Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.

For more information about ACD’s Flight Status Board Tracking System, visit www.ACDUSA.com.


Founded in 1984, ACD is a full service EMS company. The company’s services comprise complete board layout, DFM/DFA capability, printed circuit fabrication, component procurement, thru-hole, SMT and part-on-part mixed technology assembly, box build, rework, flying probe, functional and JTAG test, and development. For more information, visit www.ACDUSA.com.

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