Tag Archives: Patty and the Professor

An Example of Cpk and Non Normal Data In Electronics Assembly Soldering

Folks, Let’s see how Patty is doing after teaching her first class at Ivy U… Patty arrived at home after teaching her first class at Ivy U and she couldn’t contain her excitement. For the next couple of hours her … Continue reading

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Cpk Can Only be Calculated from Data that are Normally Distributed

Folks, Let’s look in on Patty…. Patty was really nervous. As a matter of fact, there was no time she remembered being this nervous. The cause of her nervousness? She was going to teach a series of classes at Ivy … Continue reading

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Is the PC Dead?

Folks, Let’s see how Patty is recovering from her conflict with Hal Lindsay. Patty saw a link on one of the daily industry newsletters that piqued her interest. It was titled, “A New Alloy for Medical Electronics Applications.” The paper … Continue reading

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Patty and the Professor: What Homogeneous Means

Folks, Let’s see how Patty and Pete are doing with their Medical Device RoHS Crisis …. Patty and Pete sat in a plane on the runway of the Manchester, NH, airport. Patty was just calming down after Jeff Sparkel  told … Continue reading

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‘Per Homogeneous Material’ Also Applies to Medical Devices Under RoHS

Folks, It’s been awhile, let’s see what Patty is up to…. Patty was in her office, finishing lunch and reading Golf Digest. She was happy to see Tiger Woods doing better, but a little disappointed he didn’t do well in … Continue reading

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First-Pass Yield, Continued

Folks, Let’s see how Patty is doing with her latest challenge … Patty had decided to call The Professor and see what advice he had to offer in preparation for her visit to the facility in Sherbrooke, Quebec  that the … Continue reading

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Pete Rides the Wave

Let’s see how Pete is handling the wave solder crisis. Pete had to admit that he was surprised by the positive outcome of his meeting with Fred Castle. He had sent Patty a text the day before, after he took … Continue reading

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The Price-Profitability Paradox

Let’s see how Patty and Pete are making out on their latest adventure…. “Here is the ProfitPro output,” Dave Ferris said as he pointed to a PowerPoint slide on the screen. Just then, the site general manager, Sally Wilson, and … Continue reading

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Rating World-Class Productivity

Folks, The impetus for writing the Patty and the Professor series came from my observations that many assemblers were not very focused on productivity. Productivity seemed to be an afterthought. Since then little has changed. This conclusion seems astounding, since all assemblers are … Continue reading

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