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JUNE 2020 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 9 ported by Prismark) and take you through a real-world example of how ransomware can be a very real threat to your business. I recently spoke with an industry insider who commented that working remotely un- covered weaknesses in their procedures that simply weren't visible when everyone was in the office. In an adjacent industry, I heard of a new hire quitting two days into the onboarding process because the training materials given to her were so out-of-sync with working remotely that they made the job impossible to perform. In unprecedented times, inspiration and in- sight can come from within or without—self, company, industry, and even further afield. As we all find ourselves running down an unend- ing list of rethinking tasks, remember to keep Mr. Buffett's test in mind. PCB007 Reference 1. T. Popomaronis, "Billionaire Warren Buffett has a 'sim- ple' test for making tough decisions—here's how it works," CNBC, May 11, 2019. Nolan Johnson is managing editor of PCB007 Magazine. Nolan brings 30 years of career experience focused almost entirely on electronics design and manufacturing. To contact Johnson, click here. manufacturing, cybersecurity, and supply chain strategies. And just when we face all these changes and we need to connect even more closely with customers, suppliers, and vendors, we can't. Industry gatherings—trade shows and confer- ences, among other types of events—are can- celed. We all face the requirement to make poten- tially pivotal decisions with incomplete and changing information. What's more, we have to make the right decisions. This is why the quote from Popomaronis caught my attention. With so many choices to make, company cash flow at risk, human health and safety on the line, and customer requirements changing so rapidly, the potential damage from a bad deci- sion is very real. This issue is an exploration of the rethinking currently underway across the industry. Our conversations on rethinking manufacturing in- clude re-imagining wet processes, additive, and subtractive processes. We also explore rethink- ing the tools available to your incoming CAM department, in the form of best practices for landing pads, the advantages of the new VeCS technology, and more information on Elsyca's sophisticated CAM analysis software. We also bring some insight into the Chinese industry's recovery within the global marketplace (as re-

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