Michael Ford

Electronics Manufacturing Has a New Responsibility

The recent advances towards the realization of digitalized factories in electronics manufacturing must now be the envy of the assembly industry. With the creation of true digital standards, and the “digital remastering” of MES, the potential of Industry 4.0 operation in factories is achievable. Electronics manufacturing is positioned to be the aegis for other manufacturing industries, encouraging and leading key assembly industry verticals forward.

Digital Fire-Fighting

The act of  “putting out a fire” is related to the resolution of an immediate problem. Later we concern ourselves with the cause, the consequences, and what there is to learn, or so we think. Often, this next step is replaced by dealing with and putting out the next fire. The digital factory gives us prioritization of quality “hot-spots” that need to be dealt with, but in world-class operations, we need to make sure that we do the extra step, and do more than just put out the flames.

“Turning Humans Into Robots”

By Michael Ford, Aegis Software The concept of augmented reality is cool today, especially after seeing exciting examples in popular movies and TV-series of heads-up displays in action. Use of such technology in the...


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