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FEATURES

  • Cover Story
    Fat Results for Lean Times
    How Solectron's Lean program improved productivity, yield and lead times at its high-volume facility in Guadalajara.
    Ajay Agarwal

  • Lean Principles
    Customer Value through Employee Satisfaction
    The success of Lean initiatives hinges on the creativity of those who implement and maintain them.
    Robert J. Hemmant

  • EPIC Technologies
    Lean Principles in EMS
    A case study of a mid-size firm's foray into Lean.
    Jochen Lipp and Wally Johnson

  • Advances in Testing
    Cutting Test Times
    As users look for simple, easy (and economical) solutions that can be run by novices, next-generation testers are designing complexity out.
    Marty Leeke

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On the cover: Three EMS firms tell how they implemented Lean manufacturing. (© UP Media Group)

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Eastern-US: China’s New Competitor?

Parity emerges among EMS Factories from Asia, Mexico and the US.

For the first time in years we see parity in the Eastern US among EMS factories from Asia, Mexico and the US. This EMS market condition will permit American OEMs (the EMS industry refers to OEMs as customers) to have more EMS pathways to choose from. Now more than ever, such EMS assignments will require deeper investigation relating to the OEMs’ evaluation of manufacturing strategies.

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The Human Touch

For those who count on the electronics industry for big feats, it’s been a remarkable couple of years.

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Advances in Concentration Monitoring and Closed-Loop Control

Contaminated bath water skews refractive index results. New technology can accurately measure aqueous cleaning agent concentration.

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Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis

A systematic approach to nonconventional methods of encapsulant removal.

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