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 failures in products or processes, and minimising these by identifying the routes causes of failure. Allowing engineers to quantify & prioritise their improvement activities.
This approach may initially seem bureaucratic, but will ultimately lead to the more efficient use of our skilled resources. And aid our CAPA (Corrective and Preventative Action) compliance by having a defined methodology around defect avoidance activities.
Copies of the paper will be available after the SMTA conference for those who cannot make the conference.
For those who can make the conference I look forward to seeing you in:
Asia conference room
Between 12:00pm and 3:30pm Tuesday, October 16th.