In many regards, Low Volume electronic assembly can be far more demanding than manufacturing high volume of a product. Add to this a high mix of products and the challenges involved in maintaining quality and efficiency become very perplexing. Sadly, many low volume – high mix manufacturers succumb to the difficulties and this becomes apparent at the bottom line.
This Coursebook (as used in the ITM Low Volume – High Mix SMT Manuacturing workshop) examines the complications of low volume assembly and presents concepts and adaptations that work. Based upon the collective low volume-high mix manufacturing experiences of ITM consultants (Joe Belmonte, Phil Zarrow, Jim Hall, Bob Klenke, and Ron Lasky) , Design of process, documentation and inventory management and even application of SPC are all discussed.
• What is a Low Volume High Mix Manufacturing Process?
• Manufacturing Organization
• Designing a low volume high mix manufacturing process
• Process Monitoring
– Developing Effective Work Instructions
• Process Training
• Job Sequencing
• Set Up / Changeover (for individual products)
• Customer Satisfaction