10 January 2023
Long-term electronic production is a major challenge for project managers in the electronics sector. The challenge is to ensure sustainable, reliable and quality production while coping with rapid technological developments. It is in the way we design, produce and anticipate changes that the key to sustainability lies.
In this article, we will explore how to ensure the long-term production of electronic products with a focus on the crucial role of redesign.
Several specific problems arise when it comes to ensuring electronic production over the long term:
The design of an electronic product is the first crucial step to ensure its sustainability. Here’s how you can ensure your product’s sustainable design:
By thinking about the future-proofing of your product from the start, you reduce maintenance costs, promote continuous innovation and meet changing market expectations.
No one ever really wants to go back to the drawing board. Redesign is often seen as excess work in the R&D departments of companies.
It is essential to work with an electronic production partner who emphasizes quality, reliability and offers a tailor-made offer. Such a partner must be able to:
Our multidisciplinary teams take charge of re-design in all its dimensions:
When our teams detect an opportunity to integrate more modern technologies, we inform the companies we support, always taking into account the constraints linked to production volume.
This 360° vision of the redesign constitutes our best promise of long-term production to maximize cost control.
Technology is evolving very quickly, and issues of competitiveness are enormous. This leads to finding the best balance between newness and security: technological security in the sense of reliability and security of supplies.
This ongoing dialogue that we are engaged in with engineering offices, right from the design phase, contributes to finding the ideal compromise.
In order to do so, we rely on a unique database that allows us to identify technological equivalences and deal with levels of risk related to obsolescence, availability, or further risks of future incompatibility in relation to environmental regulations.
The critical nature of our mission has been highlighted, once again, by the shortages that resulted from the health crisis.
Our knowledge of our supplier ecosystem, mastery of technological issues and perfect integration with the LACROIX engineering office allowed us to deal with this situation.
It is a buyer’s mission to reduce risks and optimize costs. With Design for Purchasing, we seek to fulfill this mission right from the design phase of a product and throughout its life cycle. There is always some element of risk.
Ensuring the durability of your electronic products, while remaining competitive in an ever-changing world, is essential. Redesign, sustainable design, management of obsolescence and the choice of reliable partners are all keys to your long-term success. To find out more about these subjects and discover detailed advice, we invite you to consult our complete guide, “Successfully outsourcing your electronic product from design to manufacturing”