Drastically Reduce New Product Integration (NPI) Time: Step 5 of 5
Processing/manufacturing in-parallel rather than in-series.
Specifically: Orders for components and materials should be placed by your supplier prior or at the time pc bare board manufacturing starts. This will help insure components and materials are ready for assembly when the pc bare boards are completed. Additionally utilizing a company that controls the entire process: layout through assembly will provide the added benefit of single source accountability, improved delivery, and performance.
Summary: Following the 5 Key Steps to Slashing NPI time saves both time and money. It creates the option to get deliveries in historic timeframes at reduced costs or more importantly significantly faster for the same cost.