February Tour – 02/21/17

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Facility Tour:  Flextronics

Background:

For over 20 years, Flex’s facility in Austin, Texas, has provided new product introduction services for industry-leading customers. The Austin Product Innovation Center specializes in advanced engineering and supply chain support for the most complex technology, including both large and small form factor printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) and systems. Using a “factory within a factory” approach, the Center’s team of dedicated, highly skilled experts in technical program management, process engineering, test engineering, and new materials acquisition is able to support the most demanding customer development projects.

The Center has completed renovations and upgrades to meet increasing customer needs for new technology deployment, advanced inspection, early functional testing, analytical equipment, process/test engineering lab instrumentation, and flexible systems assembly capabilities. The facility has also implemented a comprehensive security solution to meet the demand for high-security and high-confidentiality customer build requirements. An automated, flexible wall partition system that can be deployed within 15 minutes has also been installed. Build areas can be configured and armed separately, activating access via biometric control systems. The new solution provides enhanced control for highly sensitive intellectual property and new product builds, without the costs associated with a separate, fixed-structure facility.

The Center provides capabilities and expertise in computer numerical control (CNC) machining, anodizing, advanced automation, laser assembly, optics, and radio frequency (RF) technologies. Additionally, the Center provides aftermarket services, repair, and forward/reverse logistics with dedicated program management, operations, materials, and engineering resources.

Note:  This is a joint event with the Austin APICS:  APICS Austin Web Site

Location / Directions: 

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Flextronics Map

Upon arrival go to the Flex Welcome Center Lobby:

Directions to Flex Austin (Welcome Center Lobby)

  • Flextronics
  • 12455 Research Blvd
  • Austin, TX 78759

Flex is located at the corner of Oak Knoll and 183/Research.

  • If using GPS, use this address for directions: 12455 Research Park Loop Austin, TX 78727
  • Wear comfortable flat close toe shoes.
  • A driver’s license or passport for identification is required.

Schedule:

Tuesday / February 21st

  • 12:00 – 12:30 PM – Networking Time / Lunch
  • 12:30 – 12:45 PM – Announcements
  • 12:45 – 2:00 PM – Tour

Registration / Cost:

NOTE:  This tour is limited to the first 45 people who register and is now SOLD OUT.

  • Register via the APICS Austin web site:  APICS February Plant Tour at Flex
  • Cost will be $15 per person to cover lunch expenses (Jason’s Deli or equivalent).

For questions contact our Arrangements Chair (David Estes):  david.estes@asqaustin.org

RUs:

0.3 RUs shall be given for participating in this event.