Electronics Assembly

As competition and new applications squeeze margins, electronics manufacturers must find ways to speed processes and improve yield.


With electronics in everything, customer demand for unique products is rising. That means assemblers must produce short runs and make inline changes to remain competitive.

Assemblers need a high level of manufacturing visibility to manage process changes and provide productivity gains while controlling quality.


Critical Manufacturing MES for Electronics addresses the unique challenges of both OEM and contract manufacturers building boards, sub-assemblies and boxes. It enables manufacturers to retain full visibility and traceability of process flow and routing, product details, component assembly, in-plant logistics, engineering, exceptions and specifications. In addition, automated record keeping reduces the cost in time - and potential for human error - of manual approaches.

Reduce manual process steps and data capture with automated intelligence

Achieve full traceability of raw materials and components

Model a range of production lines to speed changeover

Speed new product introduction by improving quality and yield in a way that’s visible to engineering, production and R&D


Smart electronics products and equipment can help guide the production process, as Critical Manufacturing MES enables logically decentralized views of such an Industry 4.0 environment.

Our manufacturing execution and intelligence platform enables you to lower overall TCO while improving online decision-making and manufacturing flexibility, with a complete set of easily configurable and smoothly integrated modules fulfilling the most challenging Agility, Visibility and Reliability requirements.

Agility: Improve production flexibility, yield even of small runs, and equipment utilization with an integrated process and materials management system

Visibility: Model a range of production lines, improving real-time decision-making ability and flexibility in variable production environments

Reliability: Improve NPI confidence with automation, control and traceability exceeding the highest customer quality standards

For more information please download the Electronics brochure.


The Reality of the Early Journey to Industry 4.0: Lessons from AT&S

Many manufacturers are on their journey to Industry 4.0. Listen to what you can expect from Alois Schacherl, Group Manager IT Manufacturing Services for AT&S, a leading manufacturer of high end advanced printed circuit boards (PCBs) worldwide. Alois has led the AT&S journey, first implementing MES in a plant in Chongqing China and since then in Hinterberg Austria.

Tune in to learn:

Why MES is the foundation of Industry 4.0 and how to select one that is Industry 4.0 ready

Considerations for a building a digital factory in a high mix plant with 1000s of products

What benefits the New MES delivers in different plants

Ways AT&S is preparing for predictive maintenance

How to minimize the challenges of equipment integration, process understanding, and scenario mapping

How MES helps to overcome the Industry 4.0 skills shortage
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Case Study

Software Project enriches controls and culture. Modern MES for memory IC back-end
by Julie Fraser, Iyno Advisor

This case study showcases Critical Manufacturing MES selection by SMART Modular Technologies, global leader in specialty memory solutions. SMART Modular delivers solutions to a broad customer base, including OEMs that compete in the computing, networking, communications, storage, mobile and industrial markets.

SMART’s IC packaging facility in Atibaia has decided to shift from manual system to a modern comprehensive Manufacturing Execution System as it expands to the mobile device memory chips market.

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