NPI (New Product Introduction)
We provide early manufacturing involvement to ensure you receive the most cost-effective solutions at the initial engineering prototype build. While working closely with our customers’ engineers on every detail of the new product release, we provide design for manufacturing, test and procurement feedback. These NPI processes are all documented and controlled within our ISO 9001 system to ensure consistent results.
Our manufacturing engineers and production associates set up, program and maintain a highly flexible array of automated equipment to assure quick response, on-time delivery and a high quality finished product. We take pride in providing the best overall value to our customers through the elimination of waste in lean manufacturing. We are registered to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 and work to many agency approval levels including: UL, CSA, ETL, VDE, FDA and the European CE mark.
Talk to us if your manufacturing needs require:
- Surface Mount Technology (SMT)
- Fine Pitch SMT
- Ball Grid Array
- Pin Through Hole (PTH) – Assembly from manual to automatic
- In-circuit and functional testing
- Conformal coating and encapsulation / potting
- Extensive functional and environmental stress screening test capabilities
- Software integration
- Final product configuration
- Direct ship / Order fulfillment
If your company has sophisticated testing needs, we’re here to help! Working with your product development team to assure test integrity, we can manage the process all the way from test conceptualization through designing and fabricating the testing equipment.
Our testing capabilities range from basic in-circuit to fully automated functional testing and include:
- Fixture fabrication
- In-circuit testing
- Functional testing
- Burn-in rooms
- RF test expertise
- Thermal chambers
We work closely with our customers to produce engineering prototypes-builds and provide early manufacturing feedback on product design. This early prototype post-build feedback will ensure the highest quality and most cost-effective product once we start production volumes.
If you’re looking for dependable field service support, come to us! We can provide warranty and out-of-warranty repair as well as refurbishment services. In addition, we can perform engineering change notices on your field returned product. Repair data is collected and analyzed for product improvement recommendations.
Logistics & Distribution
We train our planners and buyers to not only fulfill customer requests, but to analyze account trends and proactively suggest alternate strategies to improve cost or planning flexibility. For each account we regularly analyze commodity pricing trends, component availability, supplier quality and historical consumption trends and present our findings in a quarterly review. If trends dictate a change in strategy, we notify our customer before the evolving trend becomes an issue. We also regularly perform business process analyses to ensure we are following the optimum planning and stocking processes for each customer. Our robust systems will accommodate multiple shipping destinations direct to our customer’s end-customer.
We consistently invest in new technology and equipment to provide the highest level of service to our customers. Our engineers are continuously researching better methods and technology to improve our capabilities and services. Some of our technical capabilities include: High-speed/high-flex SMT, Automated Optical Inspection, Select Solder, Wave Solder, Automated Conformal Coating, Metered Potting, Heat-Staking, and Laser Etching.
Through strategic partners, we can offer design support for customers needing product development or redesign support services. We draw on a range of strategic alliances to make the best match of competencies for each customer’s project, with support from our in-house manufacturing personnel on matters like design for manufacturability (DFM), testing and component selection.
As specialists in successfully executing complex projects, we’ve helped many customers bring products to market with long lifecycles or significant configuration control requirements.
Each project is assigned to an Electronic Systems, Inc. Program Manager. As the main point of contact between the customer and our associates, the Program Manager has a 360-degree view of the project and owns it from beginning to end. We start by reviewing customer prints and specifications for quotation and production readiness, then hold in-depth discussions to determine the best methods for the project at hand. Throughout the life of the project, the Program Manager and our ESI support team are continually looking for opportunities to improve the process based on internally identified issues as well as customer input.
We have a full staff of electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers and technicians to support our customers’ needs and provide the following technical services:
- DFM – Design for Manufacturing (Lean process design)
- DFT – Design for Test (Effective test coverage)
- DFP – Design for Procurement (Component availability / risk)
- Lean Manufacturing – (Continuous improvement / Elimination of waste)
Materials Procurement / Management
At ESI, we understand that materials represent a major part of the product’s cost. That’s why we utilize a variety of processes to manage them as efficiently as possible, including:
- Inventory attrition tracking
- Point-of-use inventory control
- Just-in-time and Kanban delivery systems
We also communicate our material requirements electronically to all major suppliers to ensure the right amount of material is always in the pipeline.
We conduct regular supplier business reviews with each major supplier.