Choosing an EMS to design and manufacture a PCBA has many advantages. Here are the main ones:
Knowledge of the market : like an electronic designer knows its products, it is the role of the EMS company to know the global electronic market trends. In fact, an EMS has many customers with various requests, and the sum of all these experiences makes it a leading expert. An EMS knows what works or what doesn’t. They can offer the right solutions immediately, and avoid problematic suppliers and faulty components.
Quality and Inventory Management Policy : an EMS follows an inventory policy in order to maximize the customer’s satisfaction and minimize the costs. An EMS is a professional for components sourcing that follows inventory procedures and prevents any possible sourcing issues, thanks to the use of dedicated software like “SiliconExpert”. With an EMS, the supply chain is also transparent, optimized by mathematical models and sometimes by Artificial Intelligence.
Materials requirement planning system (MRP) : MRP system enables an EMS company to establish a requirements schedule and forecasts automatically for each product. Advanced manufacturing software can integrate multi-level Bill of Materials (BOM) and take everything into account: the current production schedule, parts to be purchased and lead times, so as to predict any issue. Furthermore, an EMS supplier always makes sure that the components of your BOM cover the entire lifetime of your product.