December 2014

The Usefulness Of Nothing (Vacuums)

By |2019-06-17T08:35:00+01:00December 29th, 2014|Contract Manufacturing|

You might think that nothing would be worthless, but creating nothing is actually very useful for PCBA manufacturing. At our contract manufacturing facility we use vacuums in a few different places to ensure that we are building a reliable product for the customer.

The attached video shows a pair of Peeps (Marshmallows) being placed into a […]

Telemedicine Is Changing The Playing Field For Medical Device Manufacturers

By |2019-06-17T08:35:43+01:00December 17th, 2014|Healthcare, Technology|

Most people have heard by now of Telemedicine and its visionary idea to use advanced telecommunications technology to reach patients in remote locations with a whole host and team of professionals.  Telemedicine and telehealth are terms used interchangeably to refer to the use of remote healthcare technology to deliver clinical services.[1] Telemedicine is […]

Lean In Contract Manufacturing Of Microelectronics

By |2019-06-17T08:36:17+01:00December 3rd, 2014|Contract Manufacturing|

The world we live in keeps getting smaller and smaller!  When it comes to Lean practices in manufacturing, typically the question that we are faced with is can Lean work for the business of manufacturing microelectronics?

In the past, most students of Lean have focused the tools and knowledge taken from Lean practices the automotive or […]

November 2014

Wearable Devices And Securing Patient Data

By |2019-06-17T08:37:01+01:00November 20th, 2014|Technology, Wearables|

If you have had the chance to wear one of those new wearable or body worn bracelets or gadgets then you already know that they can, of course, enable you to track your own personal health information and store it in the “cloud”. It is likely that in the next few years more data will […]

Customer Service Is All About The Pickle!

By |2019-06-17T08:39:31+01:00November 5th, 2014|General|

Having the opportunity to roam the Internet, let alone having any social media accounts such as LinkedIn  provides us as consumer’s daily examples of customer service. Unfortunately, posted customer service “complaints” are what we normally see. Recently, I am sure we have all heard the recording of the man trying to cancel his cable connection, […]

October 2014

Touchscreen & Software Upgrades, & Their Pitfalls

By |2019-06-17T08:40:36+01:00October 29th, 2014|Software, Technology|

Thinking of upgrading the touchscreen on your device? This article will outline a few things to consider as you think about your future design.  Upgrades are basically broken down into two
categories: Hardware and Software.  In this article I will talk about each of the two different types of upgrades and hopefully help you avoid some of the […]

Lean Initiatives

By |2019-06-17T08:41:18+01:00October 8th, 2014|General|

When it comes time to starting lean initiatives many questions might pop into your head like where should I get started? How often should we do a Kaizen? What area should have a Kaizen?

Should we plan Lean 101 classes first?  Should we 5S everything first or complete A3’s for the production line and does the […]

September 2014