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  • Materials Environment Drives New Challenges
    Any supply-chain management executive will likely tell you that 2021 is 2020 on steroids. Reason: While 2020 had supply-chain disruption, the worst part of that disruption was followed by drops in ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-25
  • A Look at Trends in the EMS Industry
    The COVID-19 pandemic is fostering more cohesive relationships between EMS providers and their customers. This Medical Product Outsourcing magazine article looks at some of the challenges created by this global pandemic and ways that ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-09
  • Improving Engineering Efficiency
    SigmaTron International has adopted a hybrid DFM process that uses software automation to speed basic analysis, followed by an engineering review. This E-DFM software tool reduces the time it takes to create ... read more
    Published on 2021-01-04
  • SigmaTron Source Q4 2020
    This quarter’s issue discusses the process for virtual customer audits, receipt of QAN/QAR certification for a product in the Elk Grove Village facility and some of the Lean manufacturing articles that SigmaTron’s team has published in Circuits Assembly magazine. The Tijuana, Mexico facility’s life changing wellness program is also covered. ... read more
    Published on 2020-12-16
  • Product Development and the 7 Wastes
    Lean and Design Decisions made in product design can impact assembly cost, defect opportunities and inventory cost. While design for manufacturability (DfM) analysis can eliminate many issues, less commonly analyzed decisions related ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-26
  • SigmaTron Source Q3 2020
    This quarter’s SigmaTron Source newsletter looks at a new software tool that automates the design for manufacturability (DFM) analysis process and discusses the Elk Grove Village, IL facility’s recent ATEX/IECEx Audit for products used in potentially explosive environments. Accomplishments related to Lean Six Sigma in the Tijuana, Mexico facility ... read more
    Published on 2020-09-25
  • 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
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Articles

  • Materials Environment Drives New Challenges
    Any supply-chain management executive will likely tell you that 2021 is 2020 on steroids. Reason: While 2020 had supply-chain disruption, the worst part of that disruption was followed by drops in ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-25
  • A Look at Trends in the EMS Industry
    The COVID-19 pandemic is fostering more cohesive relationships between EMS providers and their customers. This Medical Product Outsourcing magazine article looks at some of the challenges created by this global pandemic and ways that ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-09
  • Improving Engineering Efficiency
    SigmaTron International has adopted a hybrid DFM process that uses software automation to speed basic analysis, followed by an engineering review. This E-DFM software tool reduces the time it takes to create ... read more
    Published on 2021-01-04
  • Product Development and the 7 Wastes
    Lean and Design Decisions made in product design can impact assembly cost, defect opportunities and inventory cost. While design for manufacturability (DfM) analysis can eliminate many issues, less commonly analyzed decisions related ... read more
    Published on 2020-10-26
  • Lean Poka-Yoke and IT Tools
    Lean and ITOne continuing trend in electronics manufacturing services is the increasing role IT-related solutions have in supporting a Lean manufacturing-driven organizational culture. This is particularly true of proprietary solutions that automate processes ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-27
  • 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
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