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6 Feb, 2013

Bernard Sutton Should we focus more on measuring the results, or the process that get us there? This is the constant balancing act that we all address. I personally prefer to work on the processes that ensure high quality. But without some measures on quality, how do we know these are working? Until someone invents a foolproof process, I would guess we still have to do both. We can, however, take steps to remove errors … Read More

lean manufacturing, FMEA, Manufacturing costs, zero defects, Yield, corrective action, PCBA, Quality, Defect opportunities, Route cause, CAPA, Manufacturing execution system, Manufacturing System Solution, Defects

5 Oct, 2012

Bernard Sutton I still get surprised, and occasionally disappointed, when I talk to production folk about quality. I still hear comments like, “our quality team deal with that”. or “we should talk to our Quality manager”. when what we are really talking about is making products error free. I guess we don’t help ourselves by using terms like ‘right first time’ & ’zero … Read More

PCBA, Quality, corrective action, Defect opportunities, CAPA, Route cause, Manufacturing execution system, Yield, Defects, zero defects, lean manufacturing

7 Sep, 2012

Bernard Sutton I hope to see some Mentor customers at the SMTA conference this fall in Florida. I have the privilege of presenting a paper on Failure Mode Effects Analysis and how we can apply this methodology in electronics manufacturing. Its a specialist topic, but has great resonance with what we are trying to achieve in manufacturing. Allowing us to produce higher quality products from the analysis of potential … Read More

Manufacturing execution system, corrective action, zero defects, Defect opportunities, CAPA, PCBA, FMECA, Quality, lean manufacturing, Route cause, SMTA, FMEA

19 Jul, 2012

Bernard Sutton Did any one spot the misspelling of ‘Quality’ in the header of my last blog? I wish I could say it was a deliberate error to entice comments from my quality conscious readers. But sadly it was just an defect. One letter missing from around a thousand. Making my defect per million opportunity rate 1,000 DPMO. Believe me it would be much higher if it were not for spell checker. Back to the … Read More

Manufacturing execution system, lean manufacturing, Manufacturing System Solution, corrective action, Yield, Defect opportunities, CAPA, iNEMI, IPC, PCBA, Defects, Quality, dpmo

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