Re: How to keep manufacturing personnel interested?

Subject: Re: How to keep manufacturing personnel interested?
From: Sandy Harris <sandy -at- storm -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 12:09:37 -0400

karen_otto -at- agilent -dot- com wrote:

> ... assembly personnel ... following build instructions.

> Build instructions are usually notes in
> a column of a spreadsheet that indicate how to put a particular part into a
> circuit board.
> The original intent of this column was to give only special build
> instructions. The content of this column, however, has degenerated. Now
> between 1/3 to 1/2 of the 20,000 instructions are variants of "insert part
> and solder." This instruction is NOT a special instruction - it is the norm.

I'd say adopt some conventions,perhaps something like:

Symbol meaning

--+ solder in, polarity matters

... solder in, either way around

Use those for all the standard cases. Perhaps also colour codes, like yellow
for mechanically fragile parts, red for heat-sensitive, orange for both ...

This makes the special instructions stand out as they should.


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