Membership Meeting: March 16, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 Factory Tour – Plexus, 2400 Milbrook Dr., Buffalo Grove, IL

5:00 – 5:30 Dinner and Networking; Training Room, Plexus

5:30 – 6:30 Post- Dinner Presentation: Electronic Finished device manufacturing, Robin Dunham

Note: Please come 15 minutes before the event begins to sign in. Everyone needs to get a security badge prior to the factory tour.

For this ASQ NEI Section 1212 Event only, the ticket price is $14 through Eventbrite and $17 at the door.

If you wish to attend the meeting  and forego dinner, please sign up for the ticket titled “ASQ Section 1212 September Meeting WithoutDinner.” Dinner is free to unemployed members. If you wish to attend the meeting and are unemployed please sign up for the Event titled “ASQ Section 1212 September Meeting Courtesy Dinner.” Please be prepared to provide your personal membership number at the door.

Plant Tour:

Plexus Corp. (Plexus) and its subsidiaries are engaged in the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) industry. The Company delivers end-to-end solutions for customers in the Americas (AMER), Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. The Company’s segments are AMER, APAC and EMEA. The Company’s customer-focused solutions model integrates product conceptualization, design, commercialization, manufacturing, fulfillment and sustaining solutions. The Company delivers solutions to its customers through its product realization value stream. The Company provides customer services to about 140 branded product companies in the healthcare/life sciences, industrial/commercial, networking/communications and defense/security/aerospace market sectors.

The Company’s product design includes various solutions, such as program management; feasibility studies; specification development for product features and functionality; Circuit design (digital, microprocessor, power, analog, radio frequency (RF), optical and micro-electronics); field programmable gate array design (FPGA); printed circuit board layout; embedded software design; mechanical design (thermal analysis, fluidics, robotics, plastic components, sheet metal enclosures and castings); test specifications development and product verification testing, and automated (robotic) production solutions and complex automation design. Its Design for Excellence (DFX) solutions encompass a range of specific design solutions, including design for test, design for manufacturability/assembly and design for fabrication. Its manufactured products fall into one of the categories in its assembly spectrum, including printed circuit board assembly, basic assembly, system integration and mechatronic integration.

The Company provides a range of aftermarket services, including complex repair, refurbishment and product support for products it manufactures. In addition, it also provides customized solutions for products it does not manufacture. Its aftermarket services offerings include screening, loaner program, part harvesting, in/out warranty repair, advanced exchange, part repair, upgrade, demo unit management, warranty redemption, recycling, part fulfillment, decontamination, destruction, part fulfillment with warranty redemption, complaint handling and part sales. Plexus offers fulfillment and logistics solutions to its customers in the forms of Direct Order Fulfillment (DOF), Build to Order (BTO) and Configure to Order (CTO).

Post-Dinner Presentation: Electronic Finished device manufacturing, Robin Dunham


Presentation is an overview of Plexus and the process for manufacturing FDA regulated Finished Medical Devices.  It covers receipt of Raw Materials through Product release.  Circuit Board manufacture, assembly and Functional testing.  This is a short version of what Plexus presented at FDA headquarters 5 times since 2008.


Robin is a 13 years veteran in the Quality function at Plexus.  He is considered the expert in the application of the Circuit Board manufacturing standard [IPC] related to Soldering quality.  He is also in-house CAPA coordinator reporting on each CAPA status on a weekly basis.  He has been an ASQ member for 9 years.


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