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SEPTEMBER 2020 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 135 5 Operational Excellence: Working Remotely—Redesign Your Information Systems E Due to the COVID-19 pan- demic, manufacturing orga- nizations have been forced to quickly adapt to provide remote work options for man- ufacturing support employ- ees. Alfred Macha shares a model to help your organization keep remote work employ- ees fully engaged in supporting manufacturing operations. 6 SMT Solver: Industrial Revolution 4.0—Hype, Hope, or Reality? E If you are in the electronics industry, you cannot help but notice the discussion about Fac- tory 4.0. Ray Prasad discusses Factory 4.0 as he understands it and invites readers' comments on his interpretation. 7 Smart Factory Insights: Trust in Time E We've all heard of "just in time" as applied to the sup- ply chain, but with ongoing disruption due to COVID-19, increasing risk motivates us to return to the bad habit of hoarding excess inventory. Michael Ford introduces the concept of "trust in time"—a concept that any operation, regard- less of size or location, can utilize today. 8 Benchmark Delivering on $51M Order for Advanced Surveillance Technology to U.S. Border Patrol E Benchmark Electronics Inc. —a global provider of engi- neering, design, and manufac- turing services—announced the completion of phase two of five phases toward the delivery of mobile video surveillance systems (MVSS) to the Department of Homeland Security for use along the U.S. southern border. 9 RiverSide Incorporates Three Companies as RiverSide Integrated Solutions Inc. E RiverSide Electronics Ltd., Riv- erStar Inc., and RiverBend Elec- tronics Ltd. announced that the three companies are now oper- ating under a single name and brand, RiverSide Integrated Solutions Inc. J The Government Circuit: Environ- mental, Health, and Safety Issues Are Hot in U.S., EU, and Asia E Although coronavirus, trade wars, and supply chain con- cerns have dominated the dis- cussion in our industry in recent months, many important envi- ronmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues are on the agenda as well. Chris Mitchell provides an overview of the EHS policy landscape and what IPC is doing to advocate for the electronics manufacturing industry. Ray Prasad Michael Ford Alfred Macha Chris Mitchell For the latest news and information, visit Subscribe to our newsletters or premium content at my I-Connect007.

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