ESI - Electromechanical Semiconductor Box Build


Semiconductor box builds at ControlTek

“ControlTek plays an integrated role in ESI's supply chain by providing proactive support throughout the product lifecycle.”

- PJ Pingle, Purchasing Manager, ESI

ESI has taken advantage of ControlTek's breadth of supply chain services to enable improved cost and lead-times for key assemblies.

ControlTek provides materials procurement, unit assembly, test, packaging and shipment of ESI products. These services entailed sourcing all materials (including long range material planning) for PCB's, cable/harnessing, mechanical components, custom metal and plastics.

ControlTek developed full assembly documentation and the appropriate test strategy to ensure ESI's products met the highest quality standard. ESI was able to leverage ControlTek's supplier relationships and bonding programs, ability to locate hard-to-find items, and inventory control processes to overcome supply chain challenges.

ESI and ControlTek's materials management program is highly successful due, in part, to ControlTek's aptitude in the following areas...

Material Strategy & Implementation:

  • Bill of Materials Analysis: Our experienced purchasing department uses our diverse distribution relationships and attacks each BOM with vigor. Each and every item must be analyzed for cost, lead-time, life cycle, MPQ, EOQ, and NCNR status. If a part presents itself as a challenge, we will leverage our in house component engineers to find a solution that better fits our customer’s requirements. If a component’s life cycle is nearing “end of life” or reached the obsolete stage and it can't be crossed, our buyers have excellent contacts for sourcing hard to find parts.
  • Understanding the Customer’s Delivery Requirements: Based on the BOM analysis and subsequent feedback from the customer, the supply chain can begin to be linked together. In some cases strategic buys are required to ensure uninterrupted product flow. In other cases bond programs can be utilized or better yet supplier KAN BANS allowing parts to be available with a moments notice. In any case, by working closely with the customer we can meet the desired material requirements.
  • Production Flow: Again, understanding customer requirements are important in deploying a production strategy that allows for cost effective and efficient manufacture. Through time-tested processes our production and manufacturing engineering staff will deploy the manufacturing strategy that best fits the customer’s needs. Kan ban, JIT, batch, or progressive assemblies are all models that are currently being used at ControlTek. Each of these models can be tailor made by utilizing our experienced staff and flexible information systems.

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