1. THE “PAPERLESS” FACTORY – Gimmick or real value?

    by Tracy Ireland Vergent Products' prospective clients are often amazed by our paperless factory but always ask, “What is the real value of this and what does this cost me?” It is easy to perceive it as unnecessary overhead, but a deeper examination reveals our approach delivers real value to cl…Read More

  2. Variation – How Does it Affect Me?

    By Sarah Johnson, CLM, CSSBB Director of Quality and Process Development It is a fundamental truth of the universe that variation is inherent in all things.  You may not have ventured this way to learn universal truths, but here we are.  Why should you care?  In the natural world, variation can b…Read More

  3. 5 Questions About China That Boards Should Be Asking Right Now

    In a Harvard Business Review article dated June 10, 2020 William J. Holstein and Roger M Kenny discuss 5 Questions About China That Boards Should Be Asking Right Now MicroStockHub/Getty Images    U.S.-China relations have not been so tense since before President Jimmy Carter and Chinese leader De…Read More

  4. Five Steps to Defect Free

    June 14, 2020 Let’s face it, mistakes and defects kill schedules, cause unplanned costs, and are just plain frustrating. Is it possible to never make a mistake or eliminate defects? Probably not completely, but much can be done to prevent them. Test and Inspection First, one must put test and insp…Read More

  5. Innovate or Die Trying

    by Paul Boerger, CTO and VP of Engineering, Vergent Products With every passing year, the world gets a little smaller, competition gets smarter, and commoditization climbs higher on the value chain. Perhaps that is life’s way of reminding us that our journeys require growth to be successful in adv…Read More

  6. Manufacturing Product Test

    Thinking about the manufacturing test strategy early in the design process is key to creating an effective and efficient test.  It can be a balancing act to have adequate test coverage while also controlling the manufacturing costs associated with operating the test procedures.   The circuit desi…Read More

  7. Design for Excellence (DfX)

    Engage Early and Often Early involvement is better.  That’s a universal truth that applies to almost any situation we can think of.  It holds especially true in today’s electronic manufacturing market place.  With the explosion of IoT, sensors, cloud communications, global supply chains, and …Read More

  8. Reducing Human Error in Manufacturing

    By Sarah Johnson, CLM, CSSBB Director of Quality and Process Development “It was human error; there’s nothing we can do.”  The usual corrective actions for this kind of problem are “re-training” (i.e., telling them they screwed up and to do better) or even worse, “We’ve let that emplo…Read More

  9. ThermalStrike Press Release

    Partnering with ThermalStrike On Decontamination solution for Medical Devices (Loveland, CO)  ThermalStrike and Vergent Products have joined forces to ramp production and delivery of a novel Decontamination System focused on reuse of N95 respirators.  The device is ideal to decontaminate other sma…Read More