Tip #2 – A CM with an Engineering Team that offers manufacturability recommendations

Davina McDonnell Blog

Our continued blog series with advice on how to avoid an only-following-instructions type electronic Contract Manufacturer, and leveraging a successful partnership with a transparent and proactive electronic contract manufacturer. In last week’s blog post “Make Sure Your CM Reviews Your Documentation Package” we offered the first tip in how to avoid landing another only-following-instructions type CM. Here’s our second tip: An Engineering Team that …

Lean Implementation

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Lean Implementation

Davina McDonnell Blog

This 3-part blog series will explore the many pitfalls of implementing a Lean system and what Saline Lectronics is doing to guarantee a successful, Lean implementation. A.  Implementing Lean Tools Without a System Most companies look to identify opportunities for improvement, especially within Delivery, Quality and Cost, (or all three!). Implementing Lean is a proven methodology to help achieve these results.  …

Exponential Technologies: Improving the Manufacturing Process

Davina McDonnell Blog

The final main characteristic of Industry 4.0 is the impact of exponential technologies as a catalyst for improvements in the manufacturing process. These improvements include flexibility, cutting of costs, and customized solutions. These exponential technologies often refer to Artificial Intelligence (AI), complicated robotics, and extremely advanced sensor technologies.  Initially, these types of technologies were not entirely accessible for smaller companies, …

Saline Lectronics Installs a Flexible Assembly Flow Line

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SALINE, MI ― November 2015 ― Saline Lectronics, Inc., a leading electronics contract manufacturer, recently installed a new assembly flow line. The line is setup in a systematic, unique configuration in order to provide a truly flexible lean system. With this new system, Lectronics is able to assemble an endless number of customer product configurations and volumes. Since the system …