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June 22, 2022 

Standard of Excellence: Respect for the Most Preferred Partnership—Your Employees

Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits

There are many types of partnerships in business, but without a doubt the most important one is with our employees. Especially considering today’s labor shortages, it’s critical that we establish true and appealing partnerships with our employees, especially those who are just coming on board. I look at this as an opportunity and chance to improve the way we work with our employees. It’s a chance to not only create a better partnership with our team members but to find better ways to partner with them.

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Foundations of the Future: Making Connections in Milwaukee

Charlene Gunter du Plessis, IPC

The IPC Education Foundation was fortunate to attend two events in the Milwaukee area. Wendy Gaston, business development manager, represented the IPC Education Foundation at these events, and it was wonderful to learn more about her experiences at them. Attending conferences and events always contributes to establishing relationships with new clients, reconnecting with old ones, and learning more about new trends and opportunities for growth.

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Assemblers Play the ‘Revise or Wait’ Game With Designers

Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Nolan Johnson recently spoke with Duane Benson at Milwaukee Electronics and Screaming Circuits. Duane was pointing out a trend in moving designs into production, which he termed “revise or wait.” This excerpt provides a preview of our exploration of similar topics involving supply chain issues, lead times, and proceeding forward despite the supply challenges.

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This Month's Jobs
Technical Support Applications Engineer – Full-Time

Location: Duluth, GA

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Electrical Engineer/PCB/CAD design, BOM/Component Support, Quality Support

Flexible Circuit Technologies (FCT), a premier global provider of flexible circuits, rigid flex circuits, flexible heaters, EMS assembly and product box builds, is seeking someone to fill the position of Electrical Engineer/PCB/CAD Design, BOM Component & Quality Support...

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Current SMT007 Magazine Table of Contents

The Point of Collaboration

While there’s a place for competition in the current market, collaboration is even more effective as a growth strategy. But when and how? Whether your goal is to expand capabilities without investing in a new facility, or encourage customer loyalty through purchasing convenience, the point is that collaboration and partnership can play a pivotal role in achieving those goals...
Download the PDF of this magazine to your library.


  • Partnership and Collaboration, Interview with Brigitte Lawrence, Christopher Kalmus, Jeff Brandman, and Dan Beaulieu
  • Anaya Vardya: An Advocate for Great Partnerships A Compilation by the I-Connect007 Editorial Team
  • What’s the Point of Collaboration? by Nolan Johnson
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics in Manufacturing by Lea Maurel
  • Resourceful Solutions During Nationwide Shortages by Emmalee Gagnon
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