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SMT Xtra has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management systems.
This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including: a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. This helps ensure that SMT Xtra's customers get consistent, good quality products and services.
Neil Sharp, JJS Manufacturing
But what does an OEM really gain when they make the move from an in-house manufacturing operation to an outsourced one? This article looks at two key benefits OEMs stand to gain once they relinquish control and hand over their production responsibility to an EMS provider.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Eileen Hibbler of TEK Products, who currently sits on the Board of Directors of SMTA and is the VP of Membership, talks about educating the people in the industry; the importance of the local shows; SMTA's university chapters and their initiatives; and how SMTA is reaching out to millennials.
Russell Poppe, JJS Manufacturing
At its simplest level, the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0, is about automation and connectivity. This should lead to faster, more efficient manufacturing--and therefore advantageous pricing. Additionally, it might also mean that products can be made in a different way. For example, new processes might allow late customization or configuration, faster delivery, or enhanced quality.