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accelerate product development. With the best collaborative partnerships, EMS providers can support design and prototyping services close to the customer, while planning for new product introduction in alternate or multiple facilities around the world.

Finally, the last component

of accelerating time­to­ market is accelerated new product introduction. The most successful and accelerated NPI occurs when a great relationship and partnership has been forged between the customer and the EMS provider. This partnership enables the EMS provider to “scale” the new product introduction and to anticipate future scalability as the demand for volume of the customer’s electronic assembly products grows. The best EMS providers can translate this scalability and product strategy from the design phase, through prototyping and into new product introduction, ensuring faster time­to­market. Customers should expect that their partner EMS provider will be able to introduce their product in one facility (sometimes regional for ease of business) and be prepared to transfer the product for regional or global needs, or even duplicate the production in an another facility for additional future capacity. Dedicated NPI teams facilitate all aspects of the introduction from the supply chain to packaging of the product.

Dedicated prototype manufacturing cells allow EMS providers to respond quickly to customer development changes and design validation needs

The prototype and new product introduction (NPI) team allows the EMS provider to give each customer individual attention

electronic manufacturing service’s core focus is vital in the creation of

durable products that require high reliability in the medical, industrial, automotive, and public safety market segments. These products perform exceptionally well in even the most challenging environments.

We value our contract electronics customers and

their unique needs and expectations. Our customer focus and dedication to excellence in electronic assembly design and manufacturing has resulted in proven success in the contract electronics

manufacturing industry. Our innovative electronics manufacturing processes are performed at six worldwide locations with two rapid prototyping services and new product introduction centers of excellence in North America: Jasper, IN and Tampa, FL.

A new product is introduced at Kimball Electronics in Jasper, IN in anticipation of scaling production to increased future demand as well as additional demand in global facilities

In conclusion, time­to­market, the transition from design to actual production, is a key to success. Electronics design companies should look for a proven design­build method that offers superior communication with the customer throughout the process. Kimball Electronics Group offers complete product lifecycle support and accelerated time­to­ market services for electronic manufacturing assemblies. Our electronics design and

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