Component Sub Assembly Enables Your Lean Manufacturing Objectives
NovaLink offers a wide range of nearshore manufacturing services, including component sub assembly. NovaLink can manage all the steps of Chip on Carrier, Optical SubAssembly, Butterfly lasers, 2.5G DFB, and 10G EML TOSAs. If it’s a product that requires precision and high tolerance, or if it’s commoditized, NovaLink has an edge. Component Sub Assembly with on-time delivery helps your business achieve lean manufacturing goals like reducing labor and inventory costs. NovaLink can handle all your Component Sub Assembly needs and offers you the benefit of 30 years of experience in full service manufacturing.
NovaLink Manufacturing Facility Video
NovaLink has released a new video highlighting the versatility of their manufacturing facility in Matamoros, Mexico. In this video, you will be able to see the factory and its associates in action. The video, which was filmed on the floor of the manufacturing facility, illustrates the variety of manufacturing operations and the wide range of skills represented by the workforce. As well as demonstrating NovaLink's commitment to first class manufacturing, the video also emphasizes its commitment to safety protocols for the health of its workers and clients.
Sub-Assembly Manufacturing in Mexico: Q&A with NovaLink Engineering and Information Systems Manager Manuel Campos
Manuel Campos is Engineering and Information Systems Manager at NovaLink. We recently sat down with Manuel to get his opinions and expertise on sub-assembly operations, what type of products are good fits, what is the most important aspect of starting a sub-assembly operation and answers the debate of manufacturing in Mexico vs. China for the best fit for assembly of complex manufacturing products.
The NovaLink Advantage
NovaLink is committed to the philosophy that transitioning manufacturing to Mexico should be an easy, rapid and cost-effective process. We offer the following advantages to enable our customers to succeed.
Ability to Scale
NovaLink can initiate a manufacturing relationship with a floor plan as small as 5,000 square feet. Once the relationship has been established, and proven successful, customers can scale up to 100,000 square feet or more. It also permits larger customers to scale down if the customers’ business experiences a need to reduce overall capacity.
Attractive Labor Pool
Mexico has made large strides in developing a world class labor market. NovaLink has positioned itself and helped develop a geographical market of labor that is pro-business resulting in lower than normal turnover rates.
No Significant Upfront Capital Commitment
NovaLink client’s are not required to enter into any long-term lease obligations or purchase new equipment (if currently owned). Furthermore, the client’s equipment can be shipped to NovaLink’s facilities in stages as production ramps to ensure quality control.
With our proximity to market, short lead times are met with turns from order placement as short as five days.
NovaLink offers a variety of pricing models to accommodate unique client needs. These range from fully loaded hourly rates to a full package model where NovaLink provides the raw materials and equipment.
Site Selection and Raw Materials Procurement
NovaLink can accommodate your operations within our current facilities, or if you prefer your own facility, assist in site selection, secure all permitting requirements and coordinate this effort with a builder or landlord. Many of our customers have dedicated suppliers in place, but for those that do not, NovaLink will assist in source materials and provide cost estimates.
What is Full Package Manufacturing?
A good full package manufacturing partner should have the basics: skilled labor, equipment, ample factory floor space and most importantly, the experience to produce quality textile products, ensuring any Mexican clothing manufacturing project is a success. At a minimum the full package manufacturing partner should also offer the following skills and processes.
CASE STUDY: PATAGONIA
Patagonia looked into manufacturing companies in Mexico in 1996 as they wanted to adjust their global supply chain due to long transit times for US materials and finished goods and high duty rates on foreign materials. Although NovaLink only manufactured Patagonia’s polar fleece products at the beginning of the partnership, our portion of the business has grown as a result of our quality, speed to market and deep understanding of Patagonia’s products.
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