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FEATURES

EMS TOP 50
EMS in Overdrive

The absence of major changes to the annual list of the world’s largest contract assemblers should not obscure a few definitive trends behind the scenes, namely automotive and Apple.
by Mike Buetow

OVEN PROFILING
Quick SMT Changeover through Common PCB Recipes

Many production lines in the US and Europe now endure more downtime than production time, predominantly caused by machine setup and changeover time. A good profiler can change that.
by Bjorn Dahle

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Mitigating Supply-Chain Disruptions
During recent port slowdowns, how companies were impacted was highly dependent on supply-chain management strategy. A look at lessons learned about optimum raw material and finished goods inventory levels, and how proper strategies can mitigate the impact of slowdowns.
by John Sheehan

 

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