There are pros and cons to dual sourcing and you may find this blog post helpful. Much comes down to how confident you are in the EMS provider's capabilities and their disaster recovery policy.
Yes, although we would recommend you outsource as much of the material procurement as possible. By retaining control of the supply chain, in addition to placing the purchase orders you will need to continue to manage supplier performance, incoming inspection and quality issues along with all the other hidden costs associated with purchasing, purchase ledger, warehousing, losses, damage etc.
In certain instances, for example when a product contains an extremely high value/single source component, it makes commercial sense for you to retain control of these parts. Any material you wish to ‘free issue’ would need delivering in advance of production. JJS will advise you on when the material is required in order to meet the agreed delivery schedules. If material is to be free issued, in order to avoid any confusion with the material supplier, we recommend the relationship, quality and delivery performance remains your responsibility.
Yes, nearly every product we manufacture has a PCBA within it. We have the capability to produce both surface mount (SMT) and plated through-hole (PTH) assemblies. Increasingly, our customers
Our engineering team offers Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Design for Test (DFT) support for electronic, electro-mechanical and mechanical assemblies.
With the exception of SMT assembly, all other assembly capabilities, systems
Yes. An assessment of the ‘scope’ of work required would need to be carried out but we have supported a number of customers with repairs or upgrades to products.
Yes. In addition to a highly skilled workforce of around 40 staff in our conventional assembly team, we also have selective solder capability.
High volume manufacturing can mean different things to different people. We
Yes. We use a combination of X-Ray and Ersascope inspection.