Posts Tagged ‘Improvements’
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.
The electronic design process is all about workflow; a problem is answered with ideas, which flow into concepts and designs that evolve into prototypes. These prototypes are slowly refined and eventually produced with the end goal being a profitable product. This may seem like a simple process on paper, but rest assured that many problems may arise, slowing product development ultimately to a grinding halt.
First, the electronic design process must begin with the birth of an idea or a concept for improvement of a current product. M Squared Electronics has the capabilities to assist in everything from drawing the electronics schematic, laying out printed circuit boards, and the electronics assembly of a product. The quality control process at M Squared was put in place to ensure that the system concept meets your needs and passes rigorous testing for improvements along the way.
It is simple for an engineer to take control of the entire electronic design process, but that is not the M Squared philosophy. The goal is to focus on design for manufacturability (DFM) leading to a more efficient process with increased quality that is measurable through the lowered cost of manufacturing. M Squared is dedicated to creating something with you as a collaboration that executes in the best possible way. The company strives to do far more than just making the electronics work. As result of a culture of continuous improvement, M Squared consistently exceeds customer expectation.
M Squared Electronics is ready to partner as an extension of your company from prototyping to production bringing your ideas to life. It is also important to simplify the electronic design process to streamline production. Using years of experience, advanced design software and creativity, M Squared makes it possible to achieve a finished quality product as quickly as possible. Also, M Squared knows how important it is to have open communication with clients throughout the process in order to take ideas and develop them into the product the customer desires.