PLM for Electronic Manufacturing Services

Deliver high-quality products by optimizing electronics manufacturing processes, and effectively collaborate with client OEM companies

Electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers face a long list of challenges every day. EMS companies must continuously collaborate with their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers by receiving and analyzing specifications, as well as managing design information and changes. EMS companies need to collaborate with their supply chain to manage costs, substance compliance and component availability. They must also provide competitive bids with accurate estimates of costs, driven by internal and external production factors, such as ramp up schedules, tooling and machine costs, resource commitments to other projects, customer expectations, technology changes, and competitive global markets.

Whether your company operates as a pure EMS or provides full design and logistical services as an original design manufacturer (ODM), your goal will be to deliver a high-quality product quickly, and at low cost. Product lifecycles continue to shrink, which means bringing increasingly complex products to global markets entails more effort and risk than ever before.

Short product lifecycles, seasonal demand fluctuations, intense competition and increased end user customization allow little time for developing optimal electronics manufacturing processes. This complexity is further compounded by the fact that EMS providers need to cope with multiple live products at any given time. Designing and validating the new product introduction (NPI) process allows full use of manufacturing resources, whether for high-mix or high-volume scenarios, resulting in maximum uptime and achieving highest throughput from production.

Siemens PLM Software helps EMS providers increase the speed of their production processes by integrating the physical environments of production, automation and manufacturing. By enabling concurrency and optimization of these processes, customers are able to realize reductions in time-to-market. The optimization process is inherently flexible as users are able to select specific lines or manufacturing sites based on simulation results in the process plan. This flexibility also enables EMS providers to cope with severe volatility in the form of fluctuations in job orders, sudden schedule changes and increased production mix.

Siemens provides a fully unified suite of solutions to help you improve the efficiency and profitability of your organization, as well as facilitate the effective collaboration between you and your customers.

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