Electronics CM

7 Common Pitfalls With Contract Manufacturer Customer Service

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

Outsourcing to an electronics contract manufacturer (CM) is more than a matter of convenience; it’s a necessity for most small and mid-sized businesses. You’ve likely faced some problems when outsourcing part of your manufacturing process like a circuit board assembly, for example. Poor communication, delays in production, higher costs, quality problems, late deliveries, and more are common issues that can …

Design for Manufacturability

Why DFM and DFT Reports Are Critical for the Success of Your Product

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

Of all the best practices an electronic contract manufacturer (CM) should adhere to, perhaps the best differentiator to identify a leading CM is Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Test (DFT) reporting. DFM and DFT reports ensure customer (that’s you) satisfaction, quality control, and predictable costs. These reports should have detailed descriptions of the processes the CM would like …

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Contract Manufacturer Is Actually Working for You

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

Your electronic contract manufacturer (CM) is more than just a provider of printed circuit board assembly products – it’s a partner that should be as dedicated to your company’s success as you are. The CM you choose must be one that you feel completely comfortable and confident in creating a long-term relationship with. The right CM can help improve product …

Process Engineering: rebalancing a mechanical assembly line to increase efficiency and productivity

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

As discussed in previous posts, Saline Lectronics process engineers are the magicians behind the curtains actualizing the ideal manufacturing process for each circuit board assembly that we build. Our process engineers are responsible for optimizing manufacturing operations to help the assembly process flow as smoothly as possible. As process engineers, our team is responsible to “de-bottleneck” areas – in other …

Process Engineering: process optimization and process control solutions to improve accuracy

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

As highlighted in our previous post, Saline Lectronics’ process engineers are the magicians behind the curtains actualizing the ideal manufacturing process for each circuit board assembly that we build. This group is not only responsible for creating systems for new projects, but they also work to improve and optimize current processes in order to increase efficiency as well as overall …

Schunk Router

Process Engineering: Improvements available through multi-faceted manufacturing tools

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

Saline Lectronics’ process engineers are responsible for the design, operation, control and optimization of all electronic manufacturing processes. Our team of process engineers work in collaboration to design new, innovative processes for first time build assemblies. They also work to modify and improve current builds and systems. Thoroughly examining all stages of the electronic manufacturing process to improve quality, throughput …

Behind the curtain – a look inside Saline Lectronics’ process engineering improvements

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

We’re incredibly fortunate at Saline Lectronics – a wide variety of clients trust us to assemble their electronic products. We assemble everything from large military black boxes to intelligent IoT devices. We’ve optimized our organization in such a way that we can successfully adapt to this varied customer base and remain proactive to their ever-changing needs and demands. Our team …

Millennials in Manufacturing: Shelby Phelps

Millennials in Manufacturing: Hiring, Training and Retaining Millennials

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

As part of our Millennials in Manufacturing series with i-Connect007, we’re now looking at the management perspective and the various nuances with managing this millennial generation. This week, we hear from Shelly Phelps. Shelly is the human resource manager at Saline Lectronics, where she manages recruitment strategies, disciplinary actions, and employee relations. Her role at the company also includes providing redirection …

Managing Millennials: Lean Champion Jeff Riedel Emphasizes the Importance of Mentoring

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

As part of our Millennials in Manufacturing blog series with i-Connect007, we now move on to the managerial perspective – what it’s like to manage millennials. It’s a common complaint from managers that millennials simply don’t want to be managed. But is this true? This week, we have Jeff Riedel, the lean champion at Saline Lectronics. In this interview, Jeff talks about the …

Managing Millennials: Eric Hassen on Balance and Clear Communication

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

As part of our Millennials in Manufacturing blog series with i-Connect007, we now move on to the managerial perspective – what it’s like to manage millennials. It’s a common complaint from managers that millennials simply don’t want to be managed. But is this true? First, we have Eric Hassen, the vice president of test engineering at Saline Lectronics, to give his …