How You and Your CM Can Get Ahead of the Component Shortage

Saline Lectronics Blog

The electronics component shortage has created a difficult market for manufacturers and companies alike. Unprepared businesses are struggling to receive the components they need to keep their production flow efficient and available to meet customer demand. But just because there’s a shortage doesn’t mean you can’t get ahead of the game – and the process starts by working together with …

Is Your Electronics Contract Manufacturer Overlooking These Critical Items in Your Documentation?

Davina McDonnell Blog

If a CM doesn’t thoroughly review customer supplied documentation, the facility could make major mistakes that cost your company time and money. You could end up with an unusable product or one that falls short of expectations. Finding a CM that reviews documentation, on the other hand, results in benefiting from in-depth conversations about your product, a firm understanding of …

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

Davina McDonnell 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 …

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Process Engineering: Improvements available through multi-faceted manufacturing tools

Davina McDonnell 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

Davina McDonnell 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

Davina McDonnell 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 …

SUPPORTIVE TOOLING: The Magic Ingredient for Flex Circuit Assembly

Davina McDonnell Press

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

Davina McDonnell 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 …

Lectronics at IPC APEX 2017

Davina McDonnell Press

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 …