Filed under: Supply chain
4 Ways to Avoid Slowdowns from the Shortages
1. List alternatives for each component on your Bill of Materials (BOM)
As Pro-Active Engineering continues to grow and improve our processes to ensure our customers over-all satisfaction, we would like to take the time to define the term “delivery..
Business decisions are never black and white, always grey. The strategy of supplying PCB assembly parts to your Contract Manufacturer (CM) is no exception. Understanding all the advantages and disadvantages is critical to prevent this “grey” decision from pushing you into the red.
Supply chain disruptions can be caused by many factors, but long lead times for components exacerbate the issue. Let’s look at the four critical points where disruptions occur, and what a Contract Manufacturer should do to help you steer clear of problems.
From Component Manufacturer to End Customer, a lot can happen in the supply chain to cause lead time issues, like component shortages. Many issues can be anticipated and avoided by a dedicated Contract Manufacturer. Here’s what a good Contract Manufacturer should and could do for you to avoid long lead times.
You thought your job would be finished today. Instead, your manufacturer tells you last-minute that they’ve been waiting on parts and no way will you have the final product until next week at the earliest. Adhere to these six basic rules of communication and you’ll not only avoid communication breakdowns, you’ll also speed up your PCB design and assembly projects.
There’s a right and wrong way to approach Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and assembly. The right way to seize your market opportunity is to know where the speed bumps are before you begin.
In the wide world of Printed Circuit Board manufacturing, PCB assembly can be the most complex part of the process. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be inefficient. Here are six ways to prevent PCB assembly from delaying production.