Kitron and its partners have the expertise to take care of every step in the development process, from early concept design to volume manufacturing.
The expertise and services offered throughout the value chain gives Kitron and its partners a unique competitive advantage in product development. Manufacturability and testability are ensured through close collaboration between our product development, test development and new product introduction (NPI) departments. Kitron's sourcing department ensures the procurement of competitively priced materials of the appropriate quality and delivery capability, while the component technology department addresses issues relating to material lifetimes. At the same time our manufacturing facilities will ensure quality is maintained from initial production of prototypes through to volume manufacturing.
Kitron’s well-integrated value chain not only ensures profitability throughout the product lifetime, but also optimizes each project’s execution timetable and keeps time-to-market to a minimum.
Kitron and its partners perform complete Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for customers and for its own set of proprietary platforms.
By allowing Kitron and its partners to take care of complete PLM, customers free up resources to focus on marketing, product ownership, core competencies and IPR.
The close integration of Kitron’s development partners and Kitron's manufacturing sites means we are well placed to perform successful product re-designs.
A typical Kitron initiative will draw on our well-integrated value chain and focus on improving margins and quality. This is achieved through the introduction of new, lower-cost components, improvements in production practices and reductions in waste through increased robustness. An extended product lifetime is ensured through a ”Life Cycle Analysis”, an upgrade to new technologies, improved features and increased functionality.
By allowing Kitron to carry out re-engineering, customers free up internal resources to focus on new products.
Value Analysis/Value Engineering is a systematic and organized procedural decision-making process to identify and remove unnecessary expenditures, thereby increasing the value for the manufacturer and/or their customers. This is done by analyzing the function performed by the product in search for ways to keep or increase the performance while reducing the cost.
Providing VA/VE services, Kitron evaluates customer products and supply chain from a unique perspective allowing for cost reduction, improved quality, and meaningful supplier relationships.
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