The Value of Contract Assembly

Manufacturers are constantly under pressure to reduce costs while maintaining excellent quality. To achieve these objectives, companies are strategically outsourcing along the supply chain. One step that OEMs find valuable for outsourcing is assembly.

When partnering with a single-source provider like RiverSide Integrated Solutions (RIS), assembly becomes an extension of the manufacturing process. Customers enjoy a complete manufacturing solution, providing value by minimizing the number of suppliers involved and enhancing product quality as well as reducing risk. Integrated providers streamline the supply chain with continuous production and assembly line flow that reduces disruptions and improves efficiency – saving OEMs time and money.

Careful consideration should be given to outsourcing a step in your supply chain and it is not a choice to be made lightly. To help with this decision, below are the main ways that contract assembly adds value. It should be noted that the value below is only realized when OEMs work with with an experienced and proven contract assembly partner, like RiverSide, that can deliver efficiencies and maximize profits.

  • Maximize Profits: decreased expenses are the key benefit of contract assembly. Whether you outsource multiple supply chain steps or only product assembly, there are efficiencies to be gained – leading to reduced expenses, lead times, and overall costs. Contract assembly allows manufacturers to be nimble and more responsive – allowing OEMs to quickly capitalize on changing market conditions and customer demands.
  • Leverage Expertise: teaming up with a contract assembly partner enables OEMs to tap into years of know-how and expertise. Contract manufacturers have decades of experience with various products and industries, giving OEMs confidence in complete, accurate assembly processes. At RiverSide, we provide assembly solutions that include building time-consuming sub-assemblies that are ready for installation in your products or build complete products start-to-finish. We use our experience to provide insights and recommendations that add value for our customers.
  • Fewer Disruptions: outsourcing value-added operations such as assembly minimizes the risk of supply chain or process disruptions. For example, when production and assembly responsibilities are outsourced to a single supplier, delays are often avoided as OEMs no longer need to manage production and logistics schedules across multiple vendors. Simply put, there are less surprises when OEMs minimize the number of vendors along the supply chain. Additionally, integrated manufacturers, like RiverSide, can more effectively manage any problems that arise. The supply chain process flows more smoothly, which gets products to customers more rapidly and reduces time to market – a significant value-add for OEMs.

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  • Enhanced Quality: contract assembly streamlines the production line, especially when combined with automation, allowing manufacturing to run seamlessly from production through assembly and beyond. Regarding quality, contract assemblers are specialized in their craft resulting in higher consistency and reliability of the product. Fewer vendors handling the product also eliminates the potential for quality disputes. Lastly, since product flow is continuous and there is minimal “down-time” in between manufacturing and assembly, less inventory is often required. For these reasons, contract assembly saves time and money – and makes good business sense.
  • Improved Customer Experience: instead of relying on suppliers, integrated manufacturers directly influence the customer experience throughout the supply chain – and have happier customers. Integrated suppliers also pass cost savings on to the customer, allowing for more competitive pricing strategies and more satisfied customers. Lastly, integration allows manufacturers to even more closely track and control quality – resulting in fewer off-spec or returned products and a better overall customer experience.

RIS Integrated Solutions

RIS is an advanced contract manufacturer providing robust solutions in printed circuit board assembly, sub-assembly and final product assembly, kitting, supply chain management, fulfillment, distribution, and reverse logistics. We employ more than 300 people and provide services to OEMs across the world. We operate 3 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities within the U.S, and as your one-stop-shop we have the capabilities, capacity, quality assurance standards, and resources to provide you with support for all your manufacturing needs.

With all the contract manufacturing partner choices out there, we know it can be difficult to find someone that not only understands your business model but also has your best intentions in mind. RIS has proven to always be a win-win focused relationship. As your one-stop-shop, we have the capabilities, capacity, quality assurance standards, and resources to provide you with support for all your manufacturing needs. We understand that supply chain management is difficult and very time consuming, so we urge our customers to utilize us in the fullest capacity. Our total-package solutions include:

  • Extensive supply-chain network
  • Dedicated Program Manager
  • Flexible order fulfillment
  • Scalability to meet your needs
  • Purchasing and inventory management
  • Warehousing and drop-shipping capabilities
  • Product assembly: sub-assembly and full product
  • Extensive supply-chain network
  • Dedicated Program Manager
  • Flexible order fulfillment
  • Scalability to meet your needs
  • Purchasing and inventory management
  • Warehousing and drop-shipping capabilities
  • Product assembly: sub-assembly and full product

Contact us today at (507) 523-3220 to see how we can help with your project assembly, or click here for a quote.

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The Value of Contract Assembly
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The Value of Contract Assembly
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The value of contract assembly includes maximized profits, fewer disruptions, enhanced quality, and happier customers.
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