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Design tools, like designers themselves, are at the apex of the manufacturing chain. What happens in design has a profound trickle-down effect on the effectiveness and efficiencies further on in the process. Everybody knows this. And everybody points to “communication” as a key issue in the manufacturing chain as well.
This month, therefore, we’re focusing on the communication between designers and the EMS providers. Our goal is to help define the communication gaps and needs between EMS and designers, and highlight the tools, procedures, and thought processes that help to fill that gap. If, at the end of this issue, we’ve given you food for thought—and a practical idea or two—then we’ve achieved our goal..