Involving EBW Electronics in the product design phase can be a critical decision in a successful product launch, and also can lead to significant savings through lifetime production. Studies have shown that approximately 80% of the total cost of producing a product is determined during the concept and design phase. This is especially true in the rapidly evolving applications of LED and LED components.
Our collaboration can yield surprising improvements. Once given the ability to influence product specifications, EBW Electronics can design components and processes to better meet your needs for functionality and quality, resulting in lower defect rates and more reliable, durable products. We can also accelerate your time to market by suggesting ways to use standard or off-the-shelf items in place of custom or semi-custom components.
As an experienced buyer, both in the US and overseas, EBW Electronics is uniquely positioned to make recommendations for alternative component materials with greater availability, better functionality, and/or lower cost. We can identify alternatives or replacements for sole-source products or products that are at risk of becoming obsolete, further improving the time-to-market and lowering costs.
Our experience often leads to ways to reduce the number of component parts and/or production steps. For example, in a recent engagement, EBW Electronics drew on its manufacturing experience to help the OEM design simplicity into automotive indicators, reducing the number of production steps and saving nearly 50 percent on assembly costs.
We encourage our customers to pursue design as a joint venture. We can identify the most appropriate level of involvement in the design phase based on your goals and the nature of the new product.