The benefits of single location manufacture and assembly
Here at Garner Osborne we offer our clients the benefit of single location PCB manufacture and assembly of their printed circuit boards.
Often, our clients only realise the full benefits of single location PCB manufacture and assembly for both these services after they’ve started to use it. At which point, the main feedback we receive is that they wish they’d made the switch sooner.
Many PCB manufacturers will ship circuit boards to a third party PCB assembler for the next stage in the process, but this can have a knock-on effect on tooling set-up times, on production times, costs and quality.
The benefits of single-site manufacture and assembly
There are many reasons why manufacturing and assembling a printed circuit board on one site makes sense:
1. One single point of contact
At Garner Osborne each client has their own account manager who oversees every stage of the process – from design submission and prototyping, through to manufacture, assembly and dispatch.
This means that each client is guaranteed continuity throughout the production process.
If there is an unavoidable delay to one part of the process outside of our control, it’s not game over for meeting timescales. Owning our own assembly facility means that later stages of the assembly process can be managed to ensure any resulting delays are recorded or kept to an absolute minimum.
2. A faster, more streamlined process
Not having to take time out of the production process to package boards safely for shipment and then transfer them to an alternative site saves time, labour and logistical headaches. Man-hours cost money, so it can also keep your budgets looking healthier too.