SI Manufacturing is aware that not every company operates with their customers’ best interests in mind. In fact, it is all too common for single source companies to upcharge their clients because they know that their customers are not able to obtain individual services from competitively priced sources. While the streamlined approach to manufacturing has great potential for success, it is clear that putting all of your eggs in one basket can pose significant risks.
Fortunately, SI takes the opposite approach to manufacturing, always prioritizing conscientious business practices for the sake of our clients. When equipped with a single-minded focus on customer satisfaction, sole source electronics manufacturing companies are in the unique position to optimize costs by streamlining production. Furthermore, because single source service providers reduce the need for delivery between manufacturing facilities, shipment costs are also greatly reduced.
Reliable Sole Sources Save Time
A significant benefit of working with a sole source manufacturer is that customers do not have to vet electronics manufacturers individually for every manufacturing service involved in the production of their products. Because a company like SI Manufacturing is able to complete our assemblies from start to finish, customers only need to verify the quality and dependability of one company. By minimizing the time spent researching several different sources, SI Manufacturing is able to free up our clients’ schedules, allowing them to invest their time in other areas of their business.
While in theory the single source approach eliminates the amount of time spent recruiting various service providers, there are risks associated with electronics manufacturing companies that are not prepared to be their customers’ primary service provider. Not every sole source supplier holds itself to high standards, which can result in delays and product defects. Fortunately, SI Manufacturing ensures high-quality end results by implementing extensive strategies to combat common industry hazards.
SI Manufacturing verifies the quality of the materials we work with before any electronics manufacturing services even begin. Using thorough source inspection before any material is shipped from a supplier’s facility is the first step of any project. Next, our team performs first article inspections and certifies that all materials and processes are up to industry standards. FAI is required for the first time item supplied or when a change in requirement, material, or process has occurred. Attention to detail is the key to providing the best possible electronics manufacturing services to our customers.
Operating as a Sole Source Amidst Supply Chain Disruptions
In addition to the typical factors that affect sole source operations, in recent years, there has been extensive discourse surrounding supply chain disruptions across countless sectors of business. This includes the primary industries that SI Manufacturing serves. Because of this, SI Manufacturing’s role as a sole source provider of electronic manufacturing services has become even more crucial.