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If you're CEM or OEM chances are that you'll be dependent on a large number of components acquired from multiple vendor sources. Surveys suggest that even a medium sized manufacturer requires an average of around 15,000 component parts to be created on an MRP system and of these, an average of 5,000 to 7,500 could be live parts needing day to day managment.
In-house procurement of so many parts requires a huge number of costly and time-consuming day-to-day tasks, with a typical acquisition cycle comprising:
Inevitably, such a time-consuming, labour-intensive process will require a large amount of stores space, vast amounts of costly manpower – and the need for a significant amount of cash that could be far better used funding your mainstream business. So you'll be glad to know that there's a lower-cost, simple and straightforward alternative – Kitting from Diamond Electronics.
Kitting is a process that outsources your entire component supply procedure. It's a single source for all the components used on a single or suite of printed circuit boards - labelled, prepared and delivered ready for manufacture on a date that suits your production schedule.
Diamond Electronics is a leading UK kitting specialist – and through a close working partnership with you, we can remove your burden of time-consuming and costly component sourcing. Plus we'll protect your production schedule from the uncertainties of supply and demand, ensuring the delivery of complete kits so that you can concentrate on your core business.