March 2005 cover

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

FIRST PERSON

  • Caveat Lector
    An old threat returns.
    Mike Buetow

  • Talking Heads
    KIC's Bjorn Dahle
    Mike Buetow

MONEY MATTERS

  • Focus on Business
    Strong OEM-EMS relationships begin during the sales process.
    Susan Mucha

  • Global Sourcing
    Selecting an EMS partner.
    Mark Zetter

TECH TALK

  • On the Forefront
    China takes on the world.
    E. Jan Vardaman

  • Screen Printing
    The underappreciated impact of new alloys.
    Clive Ashmore

  • Better Manufacturing
    Low-cost regions play a major role, but they don't have all the answers.
    Peter Grundy

  • Optoelectronics Assembly
    Advancement requires collaboration.
    Michael Shores

  • Countdown to Pb-Free
    Compatibility issues of lead-free pastes.
    Dr. Carol Handwerker

  • Test and Inspection
    Severe process changes mean more defects - and more testing.
    Stig Oresjo

  • ESD Basics
    The hidden costs of ESD.
    ESD Association

  • Equipment Advances
    Speedline's MPM Accela
    Robert W. Boyes

  • Process Doctor
    Clean that chamber!
    Terry Munson

  • Technical Abstracts

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

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