Fat Results for Lean Times
How Solectron's Lean program improved productivity, yield and lead times at its high-volume facility in Guadalajara.
Customer Value through Employee Satisfaction
The success of Lean initiatives hinges on the creativity of those who implement and maintain them.
Robert J. Hemmant
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.
An old threat returns.
KIC's Bjorn Dahle
Focus on Business
Strong OEM-EMS relationships begin during the sales process.
Selecting an EMS partner.
On the Forefront
China takes on the world.
E. Jan Vardaman
The underappreciated impact of new alloys.
Low-cost regions play a major role, but they don't have all the answers.
Advancement requires collaboration.
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.
The hidden costs of ESD.
Speedline's MPM Accela
Robert W. Boyes
Clean that chamber!
On the cover: Three EMS firms tell how they implemented Lean manufacturing. (© UP Media Group)