Whether you are reviewing your existing production to increase output or cut cost or scaling up to support a new project there are benefits to considering the use of sub-contract assembly.
Existing production processes are often restricted by the physical constraints of space and resource, so increasing output is often impossible without expanding both or diverting effort from other areas. This may not be desirable given the significant commitment required to take on staff or premises. For the same reasons it can be a daunting prospect when considering manufacture for a new project.
Diverting staff from other areas is also potentially detrimental as you their normal work still needs to get done. It may provide a short term fix, but its typically not sustainable.
Subcontracting some of your assembly will allow you to focus on the areas that you have to do in house, while the subcontracted work can be done in parallel and injected into the overall production process at the appropriate time often delivering significant reductions in the overall manufacturing time.
It will also simplify the purchasing process, as what would have required the procurement of many different components from various different suppliers, who all required chasing for delivery and paying separately, is now consolidated into a single supplier with potentially a single part number and a single invoice to process.
You will typically see an improvement in quality and a reduction in failures and fault finding as a good quality subcontractor will perform functional testing to ensure the assembly is performing as expected prior to delivery.
You may even be able to benefit from product improvements or optimisations as a carefully selected subcontractor will be expert in their field and may be able to make recommendations to optimise or improve the assembly for greater reliability, improved performance or perhaps even just more simplicity.
The benefits are broad, with some very tangible, and others slightly less measurable but there are specialist manufacturers covering all manner of technologies so many could be available to you.
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