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Meet Sagi Reuven, one of our newest I-Connect007 columnists! Sagi’s columns will offer PCBA manufacturers advice on Lean manufacturing with a focus on ROI and customers’ stories.
Sagi is a mechanical engineer and an MBA with experience in Mentor's layout design and simulation products. In his last role, he was the CEO and co-founder of a medical device company in the retinal imaging sector and consulted start-up companies. Sagi is currently a business development manager for the electronics industry, Siemens Digital Industries.
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Lea Maurel, ICAPE Group
Customers, partners, and employees are increasingly moving toward companies that care about people and the environment and are no longer just about their economic profitability. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has thus become essential, even in the manufacturing sector. CSR defines an organization's approach to sustainable development by considering the environmental, social, economic, and ethical issues of its activities.
Marc Carter, Independent Contributor
Knowledge transfer, especially from the “graying-out” experienced technical workers in our industry, is a complex, difficult family of problems. It differs wildly between companies, and even within divisions of the same company. One of the biggest barriers is the full manufacturing schedules in North American electronics companies that don’t leave any slack time—and the 40-hour work week is a complete fantasy for many.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Caleb Townsend is the co-founder of Factur, a new kind of recruiting agency that specializes in filling marketing and sales positions. I met with Caleb at SMTA Dallas and asked him to discuss the creative ways he’s helping contract manufacturers to practice Lean principles in their sales department. As Caleb says, his company helps sales departments embrace methods similar to those used on the shop floor, which sometimes means updating their filing system from a “shoebox full of business cards.”