Slay the Scrap Monster

iStock_000014692720_SmallDisobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of vices.

~George Bernard Shaw

Is the key to beating scrap simply following process instructions and procedures? No! Scrap can’t be beaten. Well, maybe, if we had really easy boards to build or very similar part numbers run at very high volumes or better equipment that was more up to date; maybe then we would have a lower scrap rate. But that isn’t what is going on today. Look at what we have to contend with: different materials, more complicated sequential processing, and ever-greater densities, spacings, and geometries.

So we missed that important order. What…

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