Streamline Electronics Manufacturing, Inc. is pleased to announce in February 2019 we opened an additional electronics product design and layout facility in a continued effort to expand our engineering services. Since inception 24 years ago, SEM has been a vital partner to our customer’s success. We have managed their design and manufacturing needs through the entire product life cycle, ensuring their product is released to market on time and with superior quality.
Is it Time to Qualify a Strategic Supplier
You may be wondering, how much of your project should be complete before seeking out the assistance of SEM. The answer to that varies depending on the company and project. The SEM Team is able to work with people who have the concept of their product, general functions the product should perform, and the overall product application. At other times, we have companies that already have the product design and layout, but need help fine tuning the details to achieve the desired results. Additionally, we have stepped in after customers have had unfortunate events with other CMs, our team is able to get the product through manufacturing and test, and back on track to release to the market.
Get it Right the First Time
This last example shows the critical difference of choosing an experienced and qualified contract manufacturer (CM) the first time. Whether your team is designing your first product or you are seasoned veterans with an established product line, the suppliers you partner with need to be an expert in their field. Investing the time up front to qualify your suppliers will ensure they can perform the requirements as expected, keep the budgeted cost in line, and get the product to market on time.
Not every CM can manage the unique design, planning, and execution required to successfully launch new electronic products. Some companies may have niche industries they are able to succeed in, or have minimal product life cycle experience; either can hinder their ability to have full scope knowledge of how to proceed at each step of the process. When qualifying your CM, ask the necessary questions to ensure they have a successful history with similar products and are well equipped to meet your product needs.
We believe in Planning and Verification
Three critical areas of success SEM strives to deliver are: quality, cost management, and on time delivery. The SEM Engineering Team achieves this through planning and verification, by utilizing tools like Valor Process Program by Mentor Graphics. This tool is used to ensure the design is properly set up for manufacturing, assembly, and test of the product prior to releasing the build for manufacturing. The review allows us to validate the practical manufacturing of the new product design and make changes prior to spending any costs on the material and impacting the production schedule. Once the project is ready for production release, we utilize this same tool to program a variety of our assembly and inspection machines; allowing for a consistent and reliable source across the board.
The SEM Team continues to enjoy launching products for a variety of industries and looks forward to working with new companies. If you are seeking an experienced partner to help create your products, contact us today.
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