TITLE

No Place Like Home

AUTHOR(S)
Sivigny, Michael
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Circuits Assembly;Aug2006, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article considers perfected automation as the key to profitability in the electronics industry in the U.S. Increasingly, Western electronics manufacturers are learning that when it comes to profitability and quality, there is no place like home. Indeed, the entire range of manufacturers can do better if they optimize their manufacturing processes. In the imminent future, process control and quality focus will be key issues in soldering and circuits manufacturing. U.S. companies can realize higher profits over outsourcing by putting their houses in order and fine-tuning their production processes.
ACCESSION #
21904513

 

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