2012 brought changes to both the industry and the trade shows.
While Lean manufacturing drives a culture of efficiency, Six Sigma provides strong analytical tools as companies move beyond initial Lean manufacturing implementations. While EPIC Technologies has taken a holistic approach to Lean manufacturing, there is always room for improvement.
April is the cruelest month, but I’ll take it over March any day. T.S. Eliot belittled the former because it represented potential destined to be unfulfilled. Yet for me, that’s much preferable to March, the cold yawn of winter and the restlessness it begets.
Regrettably in my case, there are constant reminders that time marches on. Of those, possibly the one most difficult to come to grips with is the notion that our contemporary, highly digital world doesn’t define “relationship” the way it used to.
Conventional automotive electrical test methods only test each output from the electronics one by one and sequentially. This leaves a gap in the test coverage where faults, or outliers that occur simultaneously due to unexpected outputs from the electronics, are not tested or checked.
A cloudy global economic forecast is causing uncertainty among many corporations, even those in the electronics industry. While last year’s worries were caused by natural disasters, 2012 fears are manmade.