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Money is the most common problem in any type of business, and many American companies are looking for ways to cut costs, but still make sure they turn a profit. They also want to ensure the quality of what they produce remains the same, or exceeds present quality, and in the electronics sector this is essential for staying in business. Therefore, cutting costs while ensuring quality can be especially concerning.
One of the biggest issues many electronic companies face is that technological advances are occurring on a regular basis, with nothing ever staying the same for any length of time. To satisfy consumer demands, electronics are becoming increasingly more complex, forcing companies to seek newer processes to meet that demand. The following tips can help you save money and still keep the quality of your merchandise high.
You can scale back your spending by engineering boards more strategically, and using fewer parts and other components. This will enable your company to reduce the cost of each PCB, thus increasing the savings realized. This can be achieved by involving your manufacturing vendor right from the design stage for raw material availability, providing ease of manufacturing with expected or better yields.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of The PCB Magazine.