The Source Newsletter

  • SigmaTron Source Q2 2020
    Sigmatron Second Quarter 2020This quarter’s SigmaTron Source newsletter looks at ways that SigmaTron’s IT systems have facilitated an efficient response to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and investments that have recently ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-17
  • SigmaTron Source Q1 2020
    Sigmatron First Quarter 2020 This quarter’s issue looks at SigmaTron International’s COVID-19 policies. As of the time of publication, all facilities are operational. Equipment investments in the Elk Grove Village, IL facility, warehouse ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-27
  • SigmaTron Source Q4 2019
    Sigmatron Fourth Quarter 2019This quarter’s issue includes an article on Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement efforts in our Tijuana facility. We also discuss the expansion of our Acuna facility’s In-Bond warehousing space and ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-04
  • SigmaTron Source Q3 2019
    Sigmatron Third Quarter 2019_Page_1 The latest issue of the SigmaTron Source newsletter is now available. This quarter’s issue includes an article on what our Supply Chain Management team is doing to navigate materials challenges and a ... read more
    Published on 2019-09-16
  • SigmaTron Source Q2 2109
    Second Quarter 2019 The latest issue of the SigmaTron Source is now available. This quarter’s issue looks at an unusual approach to tariff mitigation, equipment additions in SigmaTron’s PRC facility, an x-ray system that ... read more
    Published on 2019-07-02
  • SigmaTron Source Q1 2019
    First Quarter 2019 The latest issue of SigmaTron International’s newsletter the Source is now available. This quarter’s issue includes news about continuing investment in equipment in China, an upgrade to our Tango MES that ... read more
    Published on 2019-03-29
  • SigmaTron Source Q4 2018
    This quarter’s issue of the SigmaTron Source discusses ways our Design Services teaFourth Quarter 2018m helps fill gaps in customer design teams. We also look at our Tijuana’s facility’s processes and equipment investments to ... read more
    Published on 2018-12-19
  • SigmaTron Named Midtronics’ Supplier of the Year
    sotycondensed Midtronics, Inc. named SigmaTron International, Inc. its Supplier of the Year during inaugural Supplier Day events hosted at the company’s Willowbrook, IL global headquarters in January. Read more. ... read more
    Published on 2017-02-03


  • Navigating COVID-19 Related Supply Chain Challenges
    Lean and COVID-19 Supply-chain disruption and Lean philosophy rarely go hand-in-hand. In some cases, however, systems created to support Lean manufacturing or the principles themselves help mitigate the chaos the pandemic has created in the global ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-24
  • Lean Six Sigma is a Tool For Job Enrichment
    Six Sigma and Automation People outside of manufacturing often imagine that technology’s next step is to turn factories entirely over to robots. While factory automation is growing by leaps and bounds, the reality is most ... read more
    Published on 2020-04-30
  • 3-D Printing and Lean Manufacturing
    Circuits Assembly Lean and 3D Printing Article SigmaTron International’s March 2020 Circuits Assembly article looks ways their team is using 3-D printed parts to test design for assembly assumptions, reduce tooling iterations ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-03
  • Medtech Connects with Electronic Manufacturing Solutions
    MPO Article SigmaTron International was one of the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies interviewed in Medical Product Outsourcing’s annual Medtech EMS trends article. Read the full article here. ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-30
  • Identifying Improvement Opportunities
    Circuits Assembly Lean Six Sigma The benefits of implementing Lean manufacturing philosophy are higher throughput and elimination of the variation that can introduce defects into a process. In a static environment, implementing Lean philosophy ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-10
  • Does Your Test Strategy Deliver Maximum Value?
    Circuits Assembly Lean & Test While Lean manufacturing strategy is discussed in relation to test strategy, it often focuses on defect mitigation strategies such as integrating program, pack and test activities to minimize variation ... read more
    Published on 2019-11-01
  • Addressing the Challenge of Automated Odd-Form Part Inspection
    Working smarter While there is great debate in the quality community as to who first made the observation that visual inspection by humans is not 100% effective (both W. Edwards Deming and Dr. Joseph M. Juran have ... read more
    Published on 2019-08-27
  • Lean and IT: System Standardization
    My Post SigmaTron’s VP IT Tom Rovtar discusses ways SigmaTron is standardizing its proprietary MES system across multiple facilities while flexibly supporting a broad range of customer needs in the July issue of Circuits Assembly. Read the ... read more
    Published on 2019-07-10
  • Setting Expectations With Customers New to Outsourcing
    My Post Keith Wheaton, SigmaTron International’s Vice President Development discusses best practices in making the transition from doing it all in-house to working with an EMS partner in the May issue of Circuits Assembly. Read the full ... read more
    Published on 2019-05-10
  • The Benefits of Poka Yoke
    Poke yokeIn a perfect world, manufacturing process setup should eliminate the potential for mistakes. In practice, however, process complexity and the impact of system variation makes that impossible. Consequently, organizations committed to the efficiencies of ... read more
    Published on 2019-02-28
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