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70 SMT007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2022 Editor's note: Indium Corporation's Dr. Ronald C. Lasky continues this series of columns about Maggie Benson, a fictional character, to demon- strate continuous improvement and education in SMT assembly. Maggie and John were excited to visit Grandma and Grandpa Benson's for din- ner where they would be discussing how things had progressed at Benson Electronics (now Ivy Benson Electronics). Frank Emory, Chuck Tower, and Tanya Brooks were invited as well. When they arrived, Grandma Benson invited them in, and the group sat at the dinner table. Aer Grandpa Benson said grace, he said, "Well, it's clear you have made some terrific changes at BE. Frank, tell us what you, Chuck, and Tanya have done for my amazing grand- Report and Verify daughter and her "okay" boyfriend to improve BE." Everyone chuckled, then Maggie said, "He's my fiancé, Grandpa." en, Frank said, "Well, we started by chang- ing one solder paste that had poor response-to- pause, and it saved quite a chunk of money once we replaced it. Even though the new paste was a little more expensive, it saved us more than $100,000 per year with the increased uptime." "Wow, that is hard to believe," Grandpa Ben- son exclaimed. Frank came prepared and showed Grandpa Benson the ProfitPro calculations. "Okay, Chuck, tell us some more," Grandpa Benson implored. "We measured uptime and I'm embarrassed to say it was only 15%, but by applying Lean principles we reached 30%," Chuck said. "Most Maggie Benson's Journey by Dr. Ronald C. Lasky, INDIUM CORPORATION

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