This component availability problem can be traced back to several reasons. In some cases, it is due to inadequate planning, while others are due to CAD library management issues that designers need to understand better. Here we will examine these potential problem areas and some good PCB design BOM inventory management practices.
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The chip shortage and the global supply chain problems are big news these days, but do you realize how much the chip shortages impact supply chain resiliency? When one semiconductor chip is unavailable, it affects the next chip in line like dominos. Similarly, this process continues until an entire row of semiconductors is knocked over. Let’s look at this problem, its results, and how original equipment manufacturers guard against these problems to protect the production of their valuable electronics.
There have always been inventive ideas that don’t make it into production because they couldn’t be mass-produced efficiently enough to return a profit. Cost-effective manufacturing also applies to electronics, where refining a product for production is essential to its ultimate success. It is important to design electronics for production-ready assembly, to ensure their success in development. To help, here is a new product introduction checklist for manufacturing to keep in mind.
To keep production on track, original equipment manufacturers must avoid supply chain disruptions in PCB assembly. Here we’ll look at the electronic component supply chain problem and how you can avoid its potential disruptions to your circuit board manufacturing.
When it comes to circuit board fabrication and assembly, having multiple sources available becomes even more critical. Here we’ll examine the importance of creating alternate sources for PCB manufacturing and how those sources can keep your electronics production on track.
For the most efficient design development, it is essential to streamline the process of engineering change order approvals and reduce unnecessary and costly ones. Here we’ll look at the various reasons for engineering change orders (ECOs) during manufacturing and some of the methods you can use to manage them.
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