The RESCO Electronics Blog

5 Myths About Lean

Posted by Erik Olson on Oct 3, 2018 9:32:00 AM

Ever come across someone resistant to change?  It happens all the time, right? We all resist change to some degree, and it’s especially common for people to resist changes that suggest an existing method of how they are doing something might be improved. But we live in a marketplace that demands increasing efficiencies, so change we must. Convincing anyone of the imperative that getting better means doing things differently means we must always be ready to refute arguments against maintaining the status quo. You must improve your operations by making them leaner, and that means addressing lean myths and misperceptions.

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Topics: Manufacturing Methods, Company Culture

Transitioning from In House Production to a Contract Manufacturer: Opportunities and Challenges

Posted by Tom Brazier & Tracie Ball on Sep 17, 2018 2:19:43 PM

In today’s challenging manufacturing environment, OEM’s are always looking for opportunitiescosts1 to reduce costs. Recently the RESCO team worked on a new project with a large medical OEM to transition production of a critical high voltage assembly from their plant to RESCO’s facility in Ciudad Acuna Mexico.  As with any outsourcing project, this one came with a unique set of opportunities and challenges.

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Topics: Manufacturing Methods, Cable and Electromechanical Product Design

Cable Assembly Design: Engage With Your Contract Manufacturer Early On

Posted by Robert Maxwell on Apr 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Are you responsible for sourcing the NPI (New Product Introduction) cable assemblies and/or harnesses for a project that is currently in development?  Does your company have a new
exciting product under development with a team of engineers working tirelessly to meet deadlines but perhaps rushing the design of the harnesses to stay on schedule?  In this month’s blog, you will see why it is important to get your contract manufacturing partner involved in the design before the prints are finalized.

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Topics: Cable and Electromechanical Product Design, Manufacturing Methods

Why Selecting an ISO/IPC Supplier is Important

Posted by Erik Olson on Oct 12, 2016 9:28:00 AM

Selecting a supplier that’s right for your business is complicated. Though price matters, there’s more to it than just picking through quotes and price lists and sorting from lowest to highest. Skilled buyers know the importance of weighing all factors involved, including supplier quality and reliability. But, what specifically is measured, and how?

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Topics: Supplier Selection, Quality Control, Manufacturing Methods

Tips for Designing Reliable, Cost Effective Cable Assemblies and Harnesses

Posted by Fred Morr & Juan Pablo Garza on Oct 16, 2015 10:18:00 AM

IMG_8268aWith all the variables involved in designing an electric cable assembly or wiring harness, many times cost effectiveness and ease of manufacture are not at the top of the engineering checklist. In today’s ever more competitive market, where competition and customer demand is putting constant pressure on profit margins, even contract manufacturers in low cost regions are adversely affected by a cable assembly that is not optimized for manufacturability.  And this adverse effect more often than not will result in a higher cost, less reliable assembly.

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Topics: Cable and Electromechanical Product Design, Manufacturing Methods