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Enterprise-wide Supplier Quality Management: The Big Payoff for Global SPC

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Enterprise-wide Supplier Quality Management: The Big Payoff for Global SPC

The convergence of a wide range of global influences is having a profound effect on current-day quality in manufacturing. Today�s operational strategies must take into account business cycles, risk-based management, logistics, workflows, outsourcing, regulatory issues, product development, corporate mergers and acquisitions. In this ever-changing economy it is imperative that companies compete more effectively on two fronts: by reducing costs and emphasizing quality.

Manufacturers with diverse supply chains must focus on broadening the scope of quality by implementing more standardized, flexible and responsive tools to measure and manage the business. Whether it�s aerospace, automotive, chemicals, electronics, food processing, or packaging, no industry should consider themselves exempt from the effect of modern globalization on quality.

Credit/Source: Zontec Inc

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New Feature: you can now upload pictures with your postings.

Solder Paste Mixer

Posted by CK Pb-Head

Does anybody use a paste mixer in their shop? I am looking at one that uses "Psuedo-Planetary Motion" to mix and soften solder paste... »»

DEK VectorGuard stencil system

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Anyone out there using this system ? We have been using the older DEK Vectra system. I don't like it, never did, but do like the small storage footprint... »»

No-Clean Wave Solder Process Control

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What steps are taken in low residue wave soldering to assure the proper amount of flux is applied prior to soldering?... »»

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National Electronics Week

Trade Show/Exhibition | NEW Events Ltd

Tue, June 17, 2008 | Earls Court, London, UK

NEW represents a brand new opportunity for all sectors of the UK electronics industry. Over 300 companies spanning design, components, manufacturing through to distribution will be showcasing new and proven products and services... »»

BEST SMT Lead Free Rework

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Mon, June 16, 2008 | Rolling Meadows, IL, USA

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Fundamentals of Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Photonics

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Mon, July 14, 2008 | At SEMICON West, San Francisco, CA, USA

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Career Center


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Sanford, FL, USA

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Austin, TX, USA

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Industry Associations Events


SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info

SMTA Certification for SMT Processes and Six Sigma Green Belt


Next Event: Upper Midwest SMTA Vendor Show


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info

Training & Certification Programs

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Next Event: 2008 JPCA/JISSO PROTEC

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