July 20, 2017 | 2:00pm ET
Electronic manufacturers are under great pressure by consumers to deliver quality products faster and cheaper. Compounding matters further are product diversification, personalization, and higher frequency of innovation. Together they are flattening existing revenue streams and eroding profit margins. By challenging conventional manufacturing and digitalization manufacturers can eliminate disconnected systems, paper-based work instructions, and silos of information. They can achieve "smart manufacturing" through better integration of planning and. As such, electronics manufacturers can deliver more innovation in less time with higher quality at lower cost.
How can advanced scheduling help electronics manufacturers meet today challenges and maintain a competitive advantage? The complexity of printed circuit boards, an important sector of the electronics manufacturing industry, has increased over the last three decades. Many PCB assembly facilities are a mix of automated cells (low production variance) with manual work areas (high production variance) that create a work flow dynamic that is difficult to manage through manual scheduling. Advanced scheduling is an important tool for efficient use of materials, production setup, and bottleneck management that avoids reactive, wasteful actions that increase the cost of production.
Join Greg Quinn, CEO of Quinn & Associates and Fraser Bonnett, President of Quinn & Associates, as they discuss how trends in MES help electronic manufacturing service providers and original equipment manufacturers meet today’s challenges and maintain a competitive advantage. You will gain insight into more reliable product deliverable to improve customer satisfaction through better resource management.