I-Connect007 Editor's Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

September 18, 2020 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Two weeks ago, when it was my turn to pick the top 5, I made a comment about themes. I’m making a stretch here, but this week’s theme is technical education. Three out of the five most popular news items this last week reported on upcoming technical events or publications.

This Month in PCB007 Magazine: The Pillar Roadmap

September 16, 2020 | Nolan Johnson, PCB007

As I spoke with Happy Holden about the four pillars of manufacturing, it became clear that they don’t stand on their own; they are intertwined. Happy pulls from his experience at Hewlett-Packard as he discusses benchmarking your capabilities, the competition, and market forces. He then turns that into a technology roadmap, which further drives the other pillars. Happy is adamant that to make all four pillars function properly in your business, you first need to benchmark your business and then create a roadmap. He says the roadmap identifies the specific functions required from the four pillars, and how each pillar supports the others.



The Plating Forum: Immersion Plating Reaction in Electronics Manufacturing

September 16, 2020 | George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation

Plating or metal deposition is a key component in the manufacturing of electronic packages (circuit boards and integrated circuits). Plating occurs when a metal ion in solution (electrolyte) is reduced to the metal. The reduction...

It’s Only Common Sense: Sales Leaders—Are You Ready for the Future?

September 14, 2020 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

Besides all the hardships that we have faced this year, there will come many changes in not only the way we lead our life but also the way we do business. Here, Dan Beaulieu shares seven things sales leaders must do going...

Testing Todd: Don’t Be a Boss—Be a Leader

August 26, 2020 | Todd Kolmodin, Gardien Services, USA

Leader, boss, follower, collaborator, teammate. These are terms we have heard many times during our travels through this thing called life. Todd Kolmodin explores the difference between a boss and a leader and shares his observations...

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