Florida Electronics Manufacturer Deploys Lean Manufacturing Program from Incito Consulting Group

Incito Training with MC Assembly

MC Assembly, a leading mid-tier electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, is introducing the lean manufacturing program of the Incito Consulting Group across its three North American manufacturing facilities.

Incito Consulting Group is introducing its five-step deployment model to MC Assembly’s manufacturing plants located in Melbourne, Fla., Billerica, Mass., and Zacatecas, Mexico. The five-step plan offers a social to technical focus that highlights vision, analysis, knowledge, deployment and sustainment.

“As we continue to expand our capabilities and roster of customers, our focus on lean manufacturing principles needs to remain laser focused,” said Luis Ramirez, chief operating officer for MC Assembly. “Incito and its unique training deployment gives us that focus.”

Ramirez said the company began its deployment earlier this year in its Zacatecas facility in Mexico. The rollout centered around an “Incito Man” workshop where MC Assembly employees participated in live simulation exercises that covered everything from service to production. Ramirez said the successful workshop made it easy for MC Assembly executives to expand the scope to include all three plants.

“Our team came away from the training with not only a successful approach to real-work challenges but also an increased focus on applying the lessons to our organization on a daily basis,” said Ramirez, who quickly scheduled a second “Incito Man” session for Zacatecas as well as a rollout in the company’s North American headquarters in Melbourne, Fla. In August. “We’re excited to see where the training takes us.

According to Tom Reed of Incito (Latin for “insight, inspire and rapid change”) the training deployment offered MC Assembly an opportunity to bring the concepts and principles of lean manufacturing, originally made famous from its use by companies such as Toyota, to the company’s most integral workers on the manufacturing floor.

“They saw the value in being able to roll out lean manufacturing to a team of employees who will go on to create a lasting impact for MC Assembly,” Reed said. “That’s where the real value in lean manufacturing lies – with a company’s team members.”

Offering tier one EMS capabilities with a mid-tier focus, MC Assembly currently has operations in Melbourne, Fla., Billerica, Mass. and Zacatecas, Mexico. In January, the company nearly doubled its manufacturing presence in Billerica, moving to a new 58,000-square-foot manufacturing space.

For more information about MC Assembly, please visit www.mcati.com.

About MC Assembly MC Assembly (www.mcati.com), based in Melbourne, Fla., with additional operations in Billerica, Mass., and Zacatecas, Mexico, is a national leader in the contract manufacturing arena with annual revenues of approximately $200 million. It provides turnkey solutions to original equipment manufacturers and focuses on assembly of medium volume, medium mix printed circuit boards assemblies (PCBAs) and box builds. MC Assembly’s capabilities include surface mount and pin-through-hole interconnection technologies, PCB and box build, DFM, DFT, DFA engineering, in-circuit, functional and environmental testing, and full box-build direct order fulfillment.