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The Shaughnessy Report: Tune Up Your Pricing Strategies

August 16, 2022 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

If you’re a fabricator, these are challenging days. But there are also plenty of opportunities available—if you know when to embrace them. Sure, margins are still non-existent. Sometimes you feel like you’re just trying to keep the lights on. But your suppliers have sent you an email explaining why their prices are going up—it’s because everything is going up—and now you feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place.

It’s Only Common Sense: Use Your Company’s True Brain Trust

August 15, 2022 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

In any company, the front office does not have a monopoly on brains and ideas, but for some reason we think that once someone crosses the line into the front office, they are the only ones who can think. Too many times, we want people to just “shut up and do their job.” Often, managers of companies do not care enough to ask the people on the lines their opinion on how things should work. No matter what a manager’s previous job was, too many think they are now the self-proclaimed expert on anything and everything. This is errant thinking and only hurts you in the end.





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Fein-Lines: Live in Person—PCEA/Orange County Meets Up Again

August 11, 2022 | Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.

If the United States is ever going to regain some of its historically large PCB fab market share, design and fabrication knowhow must play a significant role. “Fabricators are an important part of the design with manufacturing...

Connect the Dots: Caution—Yield Ahead

August 10, 2022 | Matt Stevenson, Sunstone Circuits

Manufacturing yield is a key measure of quality in PCB manufacturing. Measured as a percentage of good parts relative to the total produced, achieving 100% yield rates is extremely challenging for anything but the simplest PCB...

Dan's Biz Bookshelf: Leading With Gratitude

July 27, 2022 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

I like this book because gratitude is something in which I have always believed. So, it was fun for me to find a book, a very good book I might add, that said the same thing. I have always been confused and surprised by leaders who do...

Supply chain disruptions related to the COVID pandemic, geopolitical tensions, and other factors are forcing companies to rethink their global manufacturing operations and suppliers with an eye toward hedging against risk. For close...

Board Pricing Strategies Featuring:

  • Tune Up Your Pricing Strategies, by Andy Shaughnessy
  • Time for a Price Hike? with Dave Ryder and Dan Beaulieu
  • Board Pricing Challenges and Opportunities with James Hofer
  • Price Increases Are Here to Stay with Alun Morgan
  • Pricing Strategies with Michael Carano
  • FCT: Powerful Growth in the Flex Segment with Carey Burkett
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