Provide a smooth transition from prototype to production release
The NPI Solution:
NPI supports your design teams and production CMs (contract manufacturers) anywhere in the world. Our global economists ship your pre-production kits to your preferred CMs and even take care of the paperwork to get your kits through customs.
New products need new solutions, from exotic PCB fabrication materials to the latest semiconductor packaging. Semiconductor footprints continue to shrink, requiring new material and temperature profiles to validate any potential DFM (design for manufacturability) issues.
In the real world, semiconductor supply and demand can fluctuate based on global raw material shortages like tantalum and titanium, or natural disasters like the tsunami in Japan, or floods in Thailand. Understanding the scope of your product’s entire supply chain from the prototype design phase will help you create a secure supply chain / blockchain for your company’s new product production launch plans.
NPI provides a clean BOM / AVL (bill of materials/approved vendor list) that allows you to expand your supply chain and implement strategies critical to meeting competitive cost reductions.
Accurate cost forecasts are essential to optimal product profitability. Therefore, we base our production quotes and cost reduction strategies with OEMs direct and/or franchised distributors for volume pricings based on your forecasts.
Providing an economic advantage
NPI’s relationships in the electronic component marketplace gives you an economic advantage when bringing new products to market. We work with your engineering and management teams to deliver supply chain management solutions that reduce costs and ensure BOM / AVLs are clearly defined and aligned with cost reduction strategies.
Benefits of production CM collaboration with NPI
NPI technical supply chain management professionals:
- Drop ship directly from NPI to any location in the world.
- Receive tracking numbers immediately following shipments.
- Include COO (country of origin), EAR (export administration regulations), and HTS (harmonized tariff schedule).
- Manage custom part production with strategic OEMs.
- Provide EOL (end of life) analysis on mature products.