As a manufacturer of flexible circuits and assemblies since 1963 it has given us a unique position within the industry. The company occupies 55,000 sq. ft. of air-conditioned building in a pleasant industrial park directly adjacent to private homes. We have been nominated multiple times for the Governors award, which rewards industries that have a demonstrated record of environmental activism.
Our people are our strength and we have an average time of employment of over 15 years. Some of our technical and management personnel have been employed for forty years and more. Customers are not far behind in loyalty; many have been with us for the duration notwithstanding name changes. The company is a privately held company. FCI has an enviable balance sheet with almost no debt and a solid cash position, which has allowed us to share early development expenses with customers. Since the beginning we have asked you to join us and we do so again.
Lean Innovation and Six Sigma Accelerating for Customer Success
Flexible Circuits, Inc. is proud to announce that it has engaged in strategic, professional and organization development initiatives with the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC). The DVIRC is a prominent private, not–for–profit regional economic development organization. Established in 1988, their mission is to help small to medium-sized manufacturers compete and grow in the global economy. They are one of seven industrial resource centers in Pennsylvania, and one of 59 Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST/MEP) affiliates. In addition to serving 5,000 manufacturers, DVIRC maintains multi-year performance based contracts with Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economics Development (DCED) and the United States Department of Commerce (NIST/MEP).
FCI is extremely excited about the alliance with the DVIRC. We are looking forward to engaging with DVIRC’s team of highly skilled professional consultants, trainers and coaches in the areas of Six Sigma training, Business training, Business Process Technology training, Business Succession Planning, Strategic Planning and Lean Principal Training. We have officially kicked off the relationship with the announcement of sending three of FCI’s Process Engineers to be certified in the Six Sigma Green Belt training course, and to eventually achieve Black belt certification status. Future plans for Lean Principal training and Strategic Planning for FCI’s middle and upper management team are in the works.
The partnership with the DVIRC is in alignment with the Flexible Circuits Inc, mission and dedication to continually invest in the improvement in our organization through training it’s greatest asset: It’s people… all associates throughout the entire organization. We want to show not only our associates, but also to all our customers, the dedication we have to invest in continually improving our company to be the best in a highly competitive marketplace. We look forward to great things coming out of this partnership with DVIRC and the high level of training they have to offer Flexible Circuits, Inc.
Flexible Circuits Inc. (FCI) in partnership with its customers began its LEAN journey in 2004. FCI’s philosophy to LEAN is a daily approach to achieve Continuous Measurable Improvement (CMI) to add value to our customers. FCI achieves CMI through the application of RPM (based on the Toyota Production System), Kaizens, 5S and SPC among other tools. This approach to adding value to our customer is driven top down from the President to all employees, in doing so, we achieve cohesiveness, reduced cycletimes, eliminatination of non-value added activities, lower cost, high quality and value for customer success.