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

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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 …

Saline Lectronics Promotes Jeff Riedel to Executive Vice President

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SALINE, MI ― July 2017 ― Saline Lectronics Inc., a leading electronics contract manufacturer, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Riedel as its Executive Vice President of Operations and Continuous Improvements. Within this new role, Riedel will be able to further expand and accurately monitor the effectiveness of Lectronics’ lean initiative. “Our lean initiative has proved to provide …

Saline Lectronics: Seamless and intelligent electronics manufacturing

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Originally posted by Mlive here.  Saline Lectronics, the premier electronics manufacturing and PCB assembly provider in Michigan, has a secret weapon — Smart Factory Lectronics 4.0. This intentionally designed production floor is made up of intelligent machines working together to create a unified production system and seamless electronics manufacturing experience. What are the benefits of the Smart Factory? • Intelligent …

Grow Your Own Training Programs

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Originally published in i-Connect007’s SMT Magazine May Issue here. Introduction With more than 3,000,000 baby boomers retiring, or getting ready to do so, the manufacturing industry is bleeding out—losing talented, skilled, and experienced workers. Without a transfusion of new, even semi-skilled talent, many manufacturing companies are at a loss on how to best recruit the future workforce. Saline Lectronics, an …

Millennials in Manufacturing: Shelby Phelps

Millennials in Manufacturing: Hiring, Training and Retaining Millennials

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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

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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 …

SUPPORTIVE TOOLING: The Magic Ingredient for Flex Circuit Assembly

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Originally published in SMT Magazine here. There is a circuit board assembly in almost every product with an on/off switch. Just sitting in your office, you are within arm’s reach of at least four or five items with printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) inside of them— computer, calculator, phone, thermostat, digital clock, fitness band. And that’s just within your office! …

Managing Millennials: Eric Hassen on Balance and Clear Communication

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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 …

Lectronics at IPC APEX 2017

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During the week of February 13th, Jason Sciberras, Manufacturing Manager, and Tom Scales, IT Manager, attended IPC APEX in San Diego, CA. While perusing potential new equipment vendors, and connecting with current preferred suppliers, Jason and Tom also had the unique opportunity to discuss the new trends and technological advancements, specifically related to the Internet of Manufacturing (IoM), within the …

Millennials in Manufacturing: Zach Tondreau – Motivating Millennials

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Our last millennial featured in this Millennials in Manufacturing series is Zach Tondreau, the conformal coat lead at Saline Lectronics. Over the past two years, Zach has moved up starting as an associate, progressing to associate coordinator, and now as a production lead at Lectronics. “This is my first job in manufacturing and it has been very rewarding. I’ve always …