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Why is Supply Chain Management Important for PCBA Contractors?
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In most printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), every component is critical to its performance.  The process used to source, purchase and schedule approved components has an impact on the final build’s time to customer, as well as possibly its quality. Across the world, there is continued growth in the manufacturing base of PCBAs as much as 6% over the next two years. In this blog, we’ll discuss why supply chain management is now more important than ever for PCBA contractors. 3 …
PCB vs. PCBA – What’s the Difference?
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PCBs and PCBAs are both necessary components of electronic devices. While their names are similar, they are two distinct items. What is the difference – and which do you need? What is a PCB? A PCB (printed circuit board) is typically made from fiberglass, composite epoxy, or another laminate material, onto which microprocessor chips, transistors, and other electronic components are connected. However, they do not contain any of the components that connect to the board. The conductive p…
Sonic Pioneers First Digital Supply Chain in Electronics
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First Fully Digital Supply Chain in the Electronics Industry Automates the Process from Start to Finish [Fremont, California May 2021] Sonic Manufacturing Technologies is pleased to announce the publication of an article by David Ginsberg, VP of Supply Chain Management, on their revolutionary digital supply chain management technology. The leading-edge tech has accelerated Sonic to the forefront of Silicon Valley manufacturing. David is on a mission to share it with the world, transformin…
Customer Service and PCBA
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Sonic Manufacturing – Coordinated Customer Service and PCBA Services The design and development of new products can exert significant time and financial pressures as you prepare to introduce your products to the market. Even with short development cycles and cost constraints, Sonic Manufacturing can help you get it right the first time. This requires maximum coordination between stakeholders and optimized production processes. Customer support plays an important role in the manufacturi…
5 Critical PCBA Cost Factors
Not taking PCBA cost factors into account before going into production could be hurting your bottom line and hindering business growth. In the short term, prohibitive small order PCBA costs can prevent innovative concepts from ever reaching the prototype stage. Over the long term, untamed PCBA costs can sink your products’ profit margins. It pays to be aware of what drives PCBA cost factors before you start development. The 5 Key PCBA Cost Factors The 5 biggest PCBA cost factors …