Our Manufacturing Controls

At the core of any reliable contract manufacturer is its ability to build, maintain and challenge its supply chain for optimal supply. Under the direction of Brett Tolhurst, we have a formidable supply chain team that works tirelessly to ensure we can provide reliable product and lead times at competitive pricing.

Using our e-maCs Manufacturing Control System we have stringent inventory and cost controls, making everything down to component level completely traceable. Material procurement presents the largest proportion of product spend and is crucial to get right. Our extensive network of approved suppliers enables us to offer our customers technical expertise, purchasing leverage and flexibility on component supply - to get you the right quality products at the right price.

Component Quality

Working closely with our supply chain partners through our ISO policies, audits and performance data means we can be certain that our supply is trustworthy and dependable, ensuring our customers receive a quality product with minimal disruption to their supply chain.
We use a proactive vetting program to ensure that our suppliers provide conforming components, avoiding the pitfalls of counterfeit or grey market component sourcing. Obsolescence provides further industry challenges - we offer sourcing support through our extensive supply network, and product phasing support for cost controls on last time buys.

Strategic Purchasing

With an active line inventory list of over 30,000 active SKU's, we understand the strategic and financial need for stringent stock controls. We have several systems in place to provide customers with advice on streamlining their supply chain, including BoM checks for alternatives, cost of acquisition, inventory management strategies for call-off systems, supported component pricing and supplier leveraging.

As well as PCBA and full assembly pricing, we also use our extensive supply chain and supported pricing to offer our customers kitting and component supply services, reducing your administration of multiple suppliers and making it easier for your purchasing team to manage their supply chain.

  • BoM check encompassing RoHS and REACH
  • Obsolescence management
  • Last time buys
  • Traceable components
  • Excess inventory management
  • Cost of acquisition reduction
  • Schedule changes
  • Engineering changes
  • Project kitting