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Foundations of the Future: Optimizing Engagement Through Webinars

May 18, 2022 | IPC Education Foundation, IPC

To support students in high school and college by sharing information about the careers the electronics manufacturing industry has to offer, the IPC Education Foundation wanted to ensure that irrespective of the current academic landscape sharing the insights, knowledge and stories from experts should continue to enable students to conveniently attend irrespective of location or circumstance. Webinars have become an extremely useful tool.

Preparing the Next-gen Tech Workforce

May 18, 2022 | Marc Carter, Independent Contributor

Knowledge transfer, especially from the “graying-out” experienced technical workers in our industry, is a complex, difficult family of problems. It differs wildly between companies, and even within divisions of the same company. One of the biggest barriers is the full manufacturing schedules in North American electronics companies that don’t leave any slack time—and the 40-hour work week is a complete fantasy for many.





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It’s Only Common Sense: Give the Reps a Better Deal

May 16, 2022 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

I am sure you have noticed how difficult it is to find good reps today when it comes to selling PCBs and PCBAs. That is not to say there are no good reps out there but rather than there are not many reps who are dying to represent our...

Lean Digital Thread: The Manufacturing Metaverse

May 11, 2022 | Zac Elliott, Siemens Digital Industries Software

If you follow technology news, you’re aware of the buzz about the metaverse. Even if you do not follow technology news, you have likely heard that Facebook has rebranded itself as “Meta” to align with its focus on...

For manufacturers who have high mix, low volume production, there are certain pieces of equipment that can help you optimize your throughput potential. For an application with high mix boards, the most important thing is to choose a...

Managing High-Mix Work on the Shop Floor Featuring:

  • Exploring High Density With Axiom interview with Rob Rowland and Kevin Bennett
  • Finding Solutions in the Quoting Process by Duane Benson
  • The Data Format Effect on Business Costs interview with Rob Rowland and Kevin Bennett
  • Optimize Throughput: High-Mix, Low Volume Manufacturing by Emmalee Gagnon
  • Fractional Materials and High-Mix Manufacturing by Michael Ford
  • Changing Expectations by Nolan Johnson
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