Hurdles of electronics board manufacturingemblePCB
Electronics board manufacturing is a complex method, consisting of various components and processes. Therefore, they need to be manufactured to the highest quality. There is the juggling of lead times, sourcing of components, qualifying alternative parts, approving vendors, implementing design changes, passing regulatory safety tests, keeping scrap rates low, and of course meeting lead times and demand. This means many problems can arise in the production and distribution of a product, no matter the size of the manufacturer.
There are some challenges that OEMs face during PCB manufacturing:
To manufacture high-quality PCBs consistently, a robust supply chain is needed. It’s important to strike the right balance between specification, unit cost, and ongoing availability. For instance, if you get a local supplier costing less penny for the right component (of your desire), it’s a risking call to make that supplier a permanent one. Because it is unsure how long they can provide what you need.
Other cases that may put you in a particular situation is buying the components directly from the manufacturers as their lead-time is usually high. This may end up delaying the entire production line. Delays such as this can damage an OEM’s reputation and result in monetary losses – and they may even lose customers entirely as a result.
If OEMs fail inconsistently sourcing the components, not only the PCB assembly will be disturbed but there will be a knock-on impact on the manufacturing cycle of the product into which they are being placed. It’s also crucial to verify the source of your components, also make a decision to replace certain components, especially in the case of component obsolescence.
Investing in manpower and machinery:
Many OEMs may be able to manage manpower to dedicate distinct personnel to things like documentation, reverse logistics, procurement, or technical support. Large spaces for the warehousing of supplies, components, or finished goods; also becomes a concern. Plus, one cannot ignore the fact of investing a huge amount in heavy equipment and machinery used for PCB assembly processes.
Quality in the production line can be achieved using good components and quality control protocols. Apart from buying components and other parts from authorized and trusted sources, the quality marks on the components should also be observed, ensuring whether the parts fully traceable with documentation to satisfy regulatory standards on circuit board manufacturing… these are some quality checkpoints to keep in mind. However, it is again hard for OEMs to engage manpower in the same.
There is still a lot to manage for most circuit board design teams, which is why it is important to enlist the aid of your contract manufacturer. These challenges can very easily lead to costly mistakes that force some promising OEMs to ultimately shut down. Solutions can be many but the most effective one is Outsourcing to EMS providers. This will ultimately help OEMs to concentrate on their core competencies such as research and product development, brand building, and sales and marketing. Electronics manufacturing companies in Noida provides you all types of PCB manufacturing fast turnaround.