The Engineering Equation: Why Product Development and Manufacturing Teams Should Work in Tandem
the basic premise of outsourcing was that manufacturing was a commodity
activity and that divesting it would free up OEM resources and cash for R&D
and marketing. While that works in a business school case study, the reality is
that truly leveraging the benefits of outsourcing requires that product
development and manufacturing work in tandem to optimize the manufacturing process.
This effort is further enhanced when the electronics manufacturing services
(EMS) provider has an engineering team experienced in procurement and
manufacturing challenges, as this expertise can be blended to into the product
development effort to solve common issues before they cause extra iterations in
the design cycle or defects in the factory or the field.
International offers its customers scalable product engineering support that
can range from a complete product development effort to optimization of
existing products. This whitepaper looks the most common challenges a combined
approached can solve:
- Gaps in engineering teams
- Supply chain issues and obsolescence
- Unnecessary manufacturing costs and defects
- Unnecessary test costs.
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