ACD Picks up an Innovation Award for Its Flight Status Board Tracking System at NEPCON China

RICHARDSON, TX - ACD, a leading supplier to the electronics industry, announces that it has been awarded a 2012 EM Asia Innovation Award in the category of Software - Production Management Systems for its Flight Status Board Tracking System. The award was presented to the company during an April 26, 2012 ceremony in Shanghai during NEPCON China. The new board tracking system leverages state-of-the-art programming techniques to track the progress of circuit boards throughout the manufacturing process.

The system displays are prominent and highly-visible in specific process centers. Determining board status no longer requires reliance on email and all of the uncertainties that plague email systems. Touch-screen displays present a real-time list of projects and board counts within specific process centers, including the quantity of boards in previous and subsequent process centers.

"Flight Status is an incredible productivity enhancement tool. Whether you want to know who last worked on a board, or who to contact for a question, you can quickly find it on any of our 40" touch-screens throughout the facility," commented W. Scott Fillebrown, President & CEO.

Leveraging information-at-a-glance, assemblers are better able to anticipate and prepare for machine turnaround and setup for the next job since they can see when they are nearing the end of the quantity of boards for the current run. The immediacy of ACD's Flight Status System dramatically increases reliability, certainty and predictability of information distribution to meet the real-time demands of the high-mix electronics manufacturing process.

For more information about ACD's Flight Status Board Tracking System, visit

About ACD
Founded in 1984, ACD is a full service EMS provider. The company's services comprise complete board layout, DFM/DFA capability, printed circuit fabrication, component procurement, thru-hole, SMT and part-on-part mixed technology assembly, box build, rework, flying probe, functional and JTAG test, and development. For more information, visit


W. Scott Fillebrown, President & CEO


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