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In today’s manufacturing world a focus on quality and productivity are always under review. It may be difficult to put a quality system in place but to take quality a step further some electronic design companies enlist a culture of continuous improvement.
What does this mean for the customer? It means that not only is there a system in place at the end of the design process for your products electronic design and assembly but throughout the entire project. This would include conceptualization, procurement of parts, and prototyping all the way through the finished product. At the end of the process the electronic designer will continue to analyze the system to make changes to increase productivity and quality for future projects. It is a learning process that really never stops.
Empowering the entire team that is involved to pull the trigger or question the process at any time because there is a culture of commitment to quality. It comes from the top down allowing anyone from the team whether they are working to design a pcb or electronic assembly or anywhere in development or production. The process would look something like this:
- A question or suggestion is raised.
- Review process for what can be done to solve the challenge.
- Request feedback on improvement suggestions.
- Implement change and improvements.
- Repeat the process.
Your work is not ever really finished with regard to continuous improvement. It works hand in hand with the lean manufacturing theories in place in many companies today. The important piece is not only to make adjustments to the work process but always work to improve the steps from beginning to end.
In the end customers will receive the benefits because this leads to an efficient electronic design process which in turn leaves less room for error and more time to focus on the customer needs.