Tag Archives: design for excellence

IPC-2231: The Cookbook for Design Excellence

by:  Cheryl Tulkoff, CRE DfR Solutions Does your organization design for true excellence? Design for Excellence (DFX) is based upon the premise that getting product design right the first time is far less expensive than finding failures and fixing them in later product development. Do it right, do it light. Do it wrong, do it […]

The IPC/EIPC Roadshow: Design for Excellence and “Creovation”

by: Cheryl Tulkoff, CRE, DfR Solutions While it ran, I absolutely loved reading Lucy Kellaway’s fictional Martin Lukes column in the Financial Times. “Creovation,” a combination of creativity and innovation, was one of many great buzzwords Lukes invented that unwittingly mocked management practices in industry. Even though it’s been years since the column ran, that […]

DFX or How I Learned How to Stop Worrying by Designing Reliability In

One of the most useful things I’ve learned after spending more than 15 years as a process engineer is that assembly processes can easily make a design worse but they can never make it better. Decisions made early in the design phase ultimately predict final product success. Poor material choices, marginal suppliers, incorrect pad geometries […]