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While there’s a place for competition in this current market, collaboration is even more effective as a growth strategy. But when and how? Whether your goal is to expand your capabilities without investing in a new facility, or encourage customer loyalty through purchasing convenience, collaboration and partnership should play a pivotal role in achieving those goals.
In the June 2022 issue of SMT007 Magazine, we kick in our collaboration coverage. Download your copy today on the virtual newsstand or sign up for delivery in your e-mailbox by subscribing here.
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Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Nolan Johnson talks with Shaun Dykes, a 50-year expert in the mining industry. Dykes gives a concise primer on mining development, and the amount of time and effort required to develop and supply the mineral resources we depend upon for the manufacture of printed circuit boards. There are many factors that play into when and where a mine is developed—and what can prevent a mine from ever producing minerals.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Caleb Townsend is the co-founder of Factur, a new kind of recruiting agency that specializes in filling marketing and sales positions. I met with Caleb at SMTA Dallas and asked him to discuss the creative ways he’s helping contract manufacturers to practice Lean principles in their sales department. As Caleb says, his company helps sales departments embrace methods similar to those used on the shop floor, which sometimes means updating their filing system from a “shoebox full of business cards.”
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
While at SMTA Expo Dallas, I learned more about CalcuQuote’s automated quoting and purchasing software from CalcuQuote president, Chintan Sutaria. As Chintan explains, in these days of supply chain challenges, having an automated system that easily and efficiently searches for—and purchases—components can be a game-changer for EMS companies.