At Advantek, we believe in the power of excellent engineering. Earlier this year, the company established four new engineering teams of experts that strive to implement excellence in a strategic way.
Advantek manufactures and delivers industry-leading carrier tape for customers across the world. From large mechanical devices to advanced micro-components, the company offers a variety of solutions that promise to carry and protect any device.
In order to produce high-precision tape, the company uses an array of manufacturing processes. Each process excels with its own unique set of capabilities. Yet, all are tailored to produce the most dependable designs and solutions available in the industry.
Recently, the company created and assigned four teams of experts to focus on their manufacturing processes. The goal? To excel in productivity and technology leadership. They work to utilize the company’s engineering resources and capabilities in the most effective way possible.
These team are called Centers of Excellence (CoE). Teams of engineers make up each CoE and welcome the challenge and responsibility to advance manufacturing technologies. The teams focus on productivity, quality, and process advancements. Engineers are encouraged to be innovative and forward-thinking in developing new carrier tape solutions.
“The ideas that can result from CoE discussions can never be replaced by any other method”, says Todd Oliverius, Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer. “Working in a team can be inspiring, and fun, which leads to increased productivity and creativity around advancing our manufacturing processes and technologies.”
Together, the CoE’s collaborate to produce the most advanced technologies in the industry. They are responsible for overseeing and managing quality, dimensions, product and process designs, and materials related to each manufacturing process. In this way, every concern or question is always addressed by technology experts. Their efforts output industry-leading process capabilities.
“The CoEs are implementing new operational initiatives aimed at optimizing productivity, driving down costs, and improving quality,” says Tom Skrtic, V.P. of Engineering. “We’ve already seen many improvements implemented with more to follow. The teams are also focused on long-term goals within their area of expertise–adding equipment to the processes to make them more precise and robust. The teams are actively working on multiple ways to improve processes, materials, and technologies now and in the future.”