22 Oct '15, 9am

Cross-Train Employees to Maintain Productivity | EE Times via @eetimes

Training employees to handle more than one job provides flexibility in the face of shifting requirements. As a mid-sized contract electronics manufacturer, we must be constantly able to adjust to fluctuations in operational workloads. And, at this size, we can’t shut down a line to accommodate for vacations and parental leave. Instead, we cross-train employees so that there is never an empty seat in our manufacturing process. Our experiences with cross-training employees may provide helpful ideas and guidance for other enterprises that also carefully manage capacity. We operate two SMT lines, as well as a PTH line, with a total front- and back-office staff of roughly 45 employees. Over more than 25 years of operating in this way, we have learned a great deal and streamlined the process of cross-training. We’ve also realized a number of benefits that are perhaps not outward...

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