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Hardware Is Forever is your source for the expert insights, ideas and innovations you need to do more in the electronics manufacturing industry. From optimization to operations, join us as we put the pieces together for a better approach to manufacturing.

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Hardware Is Forever is your source for the expert insights, ideas and innovations you need to do more in the electronics manufacturing industry. From optimization to operations, join us as we put the pieces together for a better approach to manufacturing.

    Implementing Effective On-the-Job Training: Deming's Point Six

    Implementing Effective On-the-Job Training: Deming's Point Six

    This episode explores the importance of on-the-job training, which is point six of Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s Fourteen Points of Management. Jay Patel, CEO of Amtech, shares insights on how consistent and effective training is crucial for long-term success. We discuss the need for proactive planning and customer visibility to ensure that staff are well-prepared and training resources are utilized efficiently. We explore the distinction between education and training, highlighting that education ...

    • 12 min
    Systematic Success: Deming's Fifth Point

    Systematic Success: Deming's Fifth Point

    In this episode of "Hardware is Forever," we explore the fifth of Dr. W. Edwards Deming's Fourteen Points of Management: Constantly improving the system of production and service. Jay Patel, CEO of Amtech, joins us to discuss the imperative of systematic improvement for achieving high-quality and profitable outcomes. Jay emphasizes that while cost-cutting might offer short-term gains, the continuous refinement of production processes, driven by data rather than intuition, is key to long-term ...

    • 15 min
    Trust Over Transactions: Exploring Deming’s Fourth Point

    Trust Over Transactions: Exploring Deming’s Fourth Point

    In this episode we continue our series on Deming's Fourteen Points of Management, focusing on his Fourth point and the critical shift from price-driven transactions to value-driven partnerships. Jay Patel, CEO of Amtech, joins us for a conversation on why ending the practice of awarding business based on price alone can lead to greater overall efficiency and innovation, with insights on how focusing on long-term relationships with suppliers can minimize total costs and build mutual trust and ...

    • 13 min
    Measure Twice Cut Once: Deming's 3rd Point and Why Inspection is Too Late

    Measure Twice Cut Once: Deming's 3rd Point and Why Inspection is Too Late

    We're diving deeper into Dr. W. Edwards Deming's 14 Principles of Management, focusing on his third point, "Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality." In this episode, Jay Patel, CEO of Amtech, explores the critical shift towards building quality into the product from the outset, rather than relying on inspections at the end of the process. Jay discusses the implications of this principle for operational excellence and customer satisfaction, and how waiting until inspection means wai...

    • 12 min
    Leveraging Tier 1 Partnerships for Business Acceleration

    Leveraging Tier 1 Partnerships for Business Acceleration

    In today's episode, we explore the strategic advantages of Tier 1 partnerships for growth and innovation in small- and medium-sized businesses. Jay Patel, CEO of Amtech, shares how leveraging Tier 1 supplier relationships, a tactic successfully utilized by automotive giants in Detroit, can accelerate product development and streamline operations for smaller companies. We talk about how Amtech's experience as a Tier 1 partner is empowering businesses to focus on their core strengths, like inno...

    • 17 min
    Deming's Second Point and the New Philosophy

    Deming's Second Point and the New Philosophy

    We're continuing our series on Dr. W. Edwards Deming's 14 Principles of Management with a conversation on Adopting the New Philosophy - Deming's second point. Amtech CEO Jay Patel joins us to talk about ways Amtech has transformed its processes with active leadership and collaboration, and how this attention is driving continuous improvements on quality and efficiency. Jay shares how the new philosophy may require a culture shift towards excellence and success, especially in modern manufactur...

    • 20 min

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