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September 11, 2019 

How Digitalization Is Transforming the Electronics Manufacturing Industry

Neil Sharp, JJS Manufacturing

Increasing global competition, rising consumer expectations, and the increasingly complex patterns of consumer demand continue to present significant challenges (and opportunities) for electronics manufacturing.

The rise of the "digital" supply network—such as the cloud, big data, 3D printing, augmented reality, or the internet of things (IoT)—promises to address these issues by providing a greater level of transparency, innovation, and resiliency... More >

SMT News & Articles

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Operational Excellence: Transform Your Operations With Nadcap

Alfred Macha, AMT Partners

Obtaining Nadcap certification can be an overwhelming endeavor for suppliers that don’t have proper guidance. In this column, Alfred Macha provides guidelines that companies have used in the past to successfully achieve Nadcap accreditation.

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It’s Only Common Sense: A Look at Trade Adjustment Assistance
Dan Beaulieu
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This Month's Jobs
NW Regional Quality Manager

Westak of Oregon is one of the premier manufacturers of military, aerospace and commercial printed circuit boards. We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse work force, in the beautiful state of Oregon, an economic force in technology...

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Field Service Engineer (Location Negotiable)

Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional user experience? Come work as a field service engineer at the industry’s leading inspection company that offers great benefits with opportunities to advance while learning alongside accomplished business leaders...

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Current SMT007 Magazine Table of Contents

Industry Standards

There are rules, and then there are recommendations; one person’s rule might be another person’s recommendation and vice versa. That is where standards come into play. What are they? What do they mean? How do they get specified? And what are the impacts on our industry?

This month, we hear from a variety of industry leaders who weigh in on how standards are created and their impact on us all...
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To Improve the Standards Process, Get Involved Interview with Jan Pedersen and Ray Prasad
The Convergence: IPC Merging CFX With IPC-12581 Interview with Gary Carter and Michael Ford
The Long Road to a New Standard Interview with Gary Carter and Michael Ford
Standards Through Time: Changing to Stay the Same by Nolan Johnson
Reliability by the Book by Eric Camden
The Ecosystem of Industry Standards Interviews with Dave Bergman, Marc Benowitz, Scott Miller, and Wilfried Bair
How Standards Impact You and Your Company by Ray Prasad
Explaining the QSFP-DD Data Center Interconnect Standard by Scott Sommers

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