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Avoiding Time Loss Due to EQs From the Fabricator

“Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage. The easiest of all wastes and the hardest to correct is the waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material.”  - Henry Ford - As an assembler, we are asked to do a full turnkey build. We purchase the bare PCBs, the parts and do the assembly. This frequently means…

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Optimizing Kitting in Manufacturing – a How-To Guide for Customers providing Consigned kits

Become your Assembly House’s favorite customer by providing easy to audit kits We see a variety of methods to provide parts in kits. Still, they usually involve supplying any parts required for a job within large cases with the parts individually packed in plastic bags or cardboard boxes. The supply chain is being disrupted with shortages, logistics issues, and staffing.…

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What’s Happening in China Will Affect PCBs and Everyone in the Manufacturing Industry

This is an update about some important happenings in China that will affect PCBs and everyone in the manufacturing industry. The Chinese government released new policies regarding electricity consumption that is reducing manufacturing capacity and ability for off-peak power consumption. This is already happening at the major manufacturing centers there.

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