COMPONENT ENGINEERING SERVICES

LOWER COST, LOWER RISK, LOWER LEAD TIME, BETTER AVAILABILITY

To assist developers in evaluating alternative parts:

  • Cross to lower cost manufacturer

  • Cross to shorter lead time and better availability

  • Cross to lower risk components

 

Experience:

  • Partnership with regional suppliers

  • Partnership with off-shore suppliers

  • High-mix production experience

  • Database for component crossing

The Process:

  • Review customer BOM, AVL integrity

  • Gather and centralize all customer-approved AVL specs for world-wide access via FTP site

  • Identify alternates for non-AVL parts

  • Identify fabrication parts/customer parts for off-shore review:

    • Set priorities, research & review specs on potential alternate parts

    • If preliminary research shows positive results -> provide samples, quote and identify alternate part cross nature (DI, FE, SD)

    • Identify overall target cost

    • Stuff samples into board for customers final approval

Explore Our Manufacturing Division

DFM/DFA is a complete concept involving:

  • Up-front customer commitment

  • Post lay-out concerns

  • Understanding of fabrication and assembly parameters

 

DFM/DFT/DFA is the ultimate way to add value. Integrate information about manufacturing processes and estimates manufacturing costs to make informed decision about materials. Potential difficulties in the downstream manufacturing are eliminated in the design and prototyping stages. Such strategy may require additional time investment in the prototyping process.

 

Immediate advantages:

  • Decreased scrap rates

  • Reduced manufacturing costs

  • Less rework

  • Increased product quality

  • Quicker turn-around times