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"World-Class” Process Preparation



To ensure your projects and your shop produce profit for your business unit starts with proper project setup and planning. To achieve profit in PCB assembly manufacturing,  key products need to be set up and introduced quickly while accurately taking in and indexing every available source of data.

Analysis of the manufacturability, setting up data for the appropriate processes, optimizing the operations, delivering information to machines as programs and documentation to operators are all of key importance. Without a “world-class” system based on best practices, opportunity and margins are lost. Need-less lead-times, excess engineering work and costs of coping with mistakes and unexpected surprises all contribute to higher assembly costs.

In this webinar, we will discuss and define the “world-class” best practices of Process Preparation and demonstrate the benefits and values that are achieved through integration of all engineering needs under one platform.

What You Will Learn

  • The importance of a single source integrated engineering data platform
  • How new product introduction lead-time and cost can be saved
  • How line time trial and error is replaced with off-line simulation
  • The essential tools needed to avoid mistakes propagating through the process
  • The importance of accurate engineering data for planning and manufacturing execution

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Michael Ford

Senior Marketing Development Manager, Valor Division, Mentor Graphics

Michael started his career as one of the earliest adopters of computer systems for electronics manufacturing, working for Sony initially as a system development engineer, going on to manage Sony’s corporate global Lean Manufacturing MES project, “TiMMS”, in Japan.

With over 25 years’ experience, Michael continuously drives the vision to bring unique exciting “real-world” solutions that deliver extra-ordinary value into the market. Michael is currently responsible for the Marketing Development group focussing on the realisation of the vision as direct benefit opportunities to customers including efficiency, agility, “Lean” and the environment, culminating in the Valor MSS product suite.

Who Should View

  • Managers & Directors of Manufacturing
  • Managers & Directors of Planning
  • Managers & Directors of Materials
  • Managers & Directors of Engineering
  • Anyone involved with PCB Assembly

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