Lean Six Sigma: Solectron "outperform"
From New Ratings ... Solectron has recently introduced the Lean Six Sigma
program, aimed at reducing labor and overhead transformation costs, the analyst says. ...
We are dedicated to ensuring our customers’ products move smoothly from design to production.
Through our design for Six Sigma Lean and manufacturability services, we ensure that volume production is achieved at the lowest total cost and highest quality possible. We integrate design for Six Sigma Lean practices at the outset of product development to drive out design defects and accelerate the design cycle by eliminating processes or items that cause waste. This includes the use of components from suppliers qualified for Six Sigma Lean practices. The result is increased product quality and reduced lead times, ensuring better delivery and flexibility for our customers’ end-users.
When designing for manufacturability, we take into account all aspects important to the manufacturing process – including components, test, line layout, speed and scheduling. All of this is done to lower production costs, increase yield and ensure customer products reach the market on time and on budget.
From PDAs to complex telecommunications and wafer fabrication equipment, we can build the range of final products and subsystems our customers require. Further, backed by Six Sigma Lean quality processes, we can produce it faster, with greater flexibility, lower costs and at the highest quality possible.
We put together all the pieces that make our customers’ products a reality. We assemble and connect the printed circuit boards and backplanes that form the heart of the system. We ensure the mechanicals mesh together, and create the enclosure that protects and houses it all.
Our build-to-order and configure-to-order services assemble a product according to the needs of the individual end-customer. And we integrate the hardware and software – as well as provide functional testing and reliability analysis – to ensure it works for that end-customer right out of the box.
Across our ISO-certified network of manufacturing sites, we work with customers to develop custom assembly and test processes that will meet their specific production needs. We utilize customized manufacturing control systems to assure reliable and repeatable high-quality processes.
Solectron Corporation Fact Sheet
Headquarters Milpitas, Calif. U.S.A.
Business As a leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company, we provide a full range of global manufacturing and integrated supply chain services to the world's premier high tech electronics companies.
Services Product Design and Launch Support
Design for Six Sigma and manufacturability
Supply chain planning
Lean Manufacturing and Fulfillment
Printed circuit board assembly and subsystem manufacturing
Systems assembly and test
Product fulfillment and logistics
Global network for lowest landed cost
Process loops for design and manufacturing improvement
Customers Partnerships with many of the strongest companies in high-tech electronics, including Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Nortel Networks, Sony and Sun Microsystems.
Markets Core Markets:
Communications - cellular infrastructure equipment, optical DWDM and SONET equipment, and telephone switching and PBX equipment
Computing and storage - mainframe computers, PCs and notebooks, point-of-sale systems, servers, storage systems and workstations
Networking - core and edge routers, core and edge Ethernet switches, DSL and cable broadband equipment and NICs
Strategic Growth Markets:
Automotive - ABS and airbag control modules, car audio and navigation systems, engine and ignition control modules and body electronics
Consumer products - cellular handsets, game consoles, PDAs, personal video recorders and set-top boxes
Industrial - home appliance electronic controls, process automation equipment, security control systems, semiconductor fabrication equipment controls, surveying handhelds, test and measurement instruments and ATE
Medical - X-ray equipment, ultrasound fetal monitors, MRI scanners, blood analyzers and surgical robotic systems
Stock Info Solectron is a publicly traded company on the NYSE, under the symbol SLR.
Revenue Revenues from continuing operations for fiscal year 2003, ended Aug. 31, 2003, were US$9.8 billion.
Locations Solectron spans five continents and is in more than 20 countries.
Awards Solectron has received more than 450 quality and service awards from its customers in addition to winning two Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards. Solectron has also recently received customer recognition for its implementation of Six Sigma Lean quality standards.
Contact Solectron Media Relations Tel: (408) 957-2772
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