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The largest EMS in
the Silicon Valley

Sonic Manufacturing Technologies Celebrates “20 Years”

Sonic Manufacturing Technologies is proud to announce its 20-year anniversary, an accomplishment that speaks to the electronic manufacturing service (EMS) company’s long-standing dedication to quality and commitment to customer satisfaction.
Customers who have come to rely on Sonic Manufacturing for the last 20 years will appreciate that, in light of the changing environment all around us, the company is still the same dependable EMS supplier it has been since its foundation in 1996. Manmeet Wirk, the Vice President of sales and Marketing at Sonic Manufacturing believes that the 20 year anniversary for Sonic Manufacturing boasts admirable longevity in its career, with two decades of stability and quality assurance under its belt. “Our 20th anniversary displays the company’s ability to adapt to changing consumer demands and adopt new manufacturing innovations,” Wirk states.
Sonic Manufacturing thrives on stability and has the same management team since its inception back in 1996. The Sonic Manufacturing team is proud of what it does and works tirelessly to prove its loyalty to its customers. There are no part-time employees at Sonic Manufacturing – a testament to the company’s investment in its people. Sonic is a service company with no products of their own. They dedicate their expertise and systems in producing customized products manufactured in America for their clients. The company’s manufacturing facilities are in Fremont, California, a part of Silicon Valley’s bustling economy.
Sonic Manufacturing has 85,000 square feet of manufacturing space, the latest technologies, and the most reliable equipment for guaranteed excellence. Sonic has grown supporting startups to large OEM’s in the Silicon Valley. Capacity has grown with the customer base. Sonic currently operates 8 SMT lines, has an employee base of 350 people, and runs 2 shifts with an offering of multiple test solutions including mechanical assembly services all the way to final pack out and shipping to the customer site or the retailer.
ABOUT SONIC MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
Established in 1996, Sonic Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS). Headquartered in Fremont, California. Sonic provides new product introduction (NPI), prototyping, all the way to full production and mechanical assembly. Consistent manufacturing excellence, cutting-edge equipment, and industry expertise have given Sonic a reputation as a reliable source for consistent production, retail fulfillment, and international logistics. Sonic is privately owned and operated by the same management team for 20 years. For more information, go to https://sonicmfg.com.
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Businesses open doors for national Manufacturing Day – Update

On Oct. 7, Sillicon Valley students toured Fremont-area facilities to learn about careers in manufacturing. Companies that held tours for high school and college students included ALOM, AlterG, AnaSpec, Asteelflash, Bay Area Circuits, Cal Weld, LAM Research, Nationwide Boiler, Sonic Manufacturing Technologies and South Bay Solutions, Inc.

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Sonic Manufacturing Moves “Supply Chains At The Speed Of Light

David Ginsberg, Sonic Manufacturing VP Supply Chain

David Ginsberg

Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Sonic Manufacturing Technologies
At last week’s East Bay Manufacturing and Logistics Summit, the region convened to hear from industry executives and public officials about what policy, infrastructure, and talent needs face regional manufacturing/logistics. Taking center stage for the morning keynote was David Ginsberg of Fremont’s Sonic Manufacturing Technologies as he described a revolutionary new program the company has launched to automate purchasing and supply chain. As David put it, “If you compete on price alone, you’re either a commodity or a memory,” — an idea he explains in our interview below.
1. Sonic is well-known as a leader in regional manufacturing — tell us more about the company’s core capabilities.
Sonic Manufacturing Technologies is a regional “EMS” or Electronics Manufacturing Service. In short, we build other companies’ products for them. We partner with over 100 of the technology OEMs in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area delivering rapid prototyping, New Product Introduction (NPI), manufacturability studies (for repeatability and scaling to volume), and the volume production itself. With more than 300 employees, eight surface mount lines, and 85,000 square feet of facilities, we are perhaps the largest electronics assembly facility on the West Coast.
2. You recently launched a revolutionary new service, “Supply Chains at the Speed of Light.” What was the impetus for developing this system?
The world continues to move faster, and customers have driven our obsession with speed and performance. For new products, each week to market that is lost waiting for your EMS partner is a week of less productive time for engineering, and a week of less time for competition-free products in the marketplace. For ongoing production, moving at “prototype speed” reduces the need for forecasts, increases fulfillment rates, improves customer service, and lowers inventory. So, regardless of where our customers are in the product lifecycle, speed matters. “Supply Chains at the Speed of Light” has allowed us to procure 35 percent of our components from our suppliers in less than three seconds from demand creation, resulting in over 4 million parts delivered the next day without error. This is critical for the factory to have the earliest possible manufacturing start date for the earliest possible customer delivery date.
3. Big data is having a dramatic impact on the way most industries do business — is this similarly key to continued success in local manufacturing?
Big data seems to have its best fit in customer and marketplace analytics — how the customer will respond on a web page or what products the local market or demographic will buy. Within the factory, cost matters. Each machine and process has its existing automated performance logs or process metrics. Perhaps big data will come to the factory floor eventually, but currently it hasn’t found a fit or produced a benefit greater than its cost.
4. Now that you have evolved the procurement processes to be nearly instantaneous, what’s next in manufacturing innovation?
We plan on doubling our inbound materials on the speed of light program over the coming year from 35 to 70 percent of procurement. This in itself points to two initiatives we must take. First, the data quality must be flawless to “fly by wire.” Second is what I call “the last part problem” — the customer doesn’t see delivery from the factory until the factory obtains the last part, no matter how good performance is on the rest of them. Developing state-of-the-art processes for supplier-specific sourcing solutions and time-critical problem solving will be paramount. Managing the last part problem successfully will further drive home the point that regional manufacturing delivers in under half the time and half the inventory of off-shored manufacturing, frequently at or below total-cost parity. We have seen several hundred assemblies brought back to the U.S. due to the responsiveness and economics of this approach.
supply chain management for electronic assembly
This article was first published on the City of Fremont blog.
 

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