New trend of the PCBA turnkey manufacturing market

PCBA turnkey contracting manufacturing is a very traditional business to all electronics factories. It is a form of many PCB factories without R&D and design capabilities providing services to customers from supply chain management, quality management, to production management. As a supplier of PCBA, it is responsible for providing full-process services from circuit board production, raw material procurement, SMT processing, testing, and assembly, etc., to save customers time, cycle, inventory and other costs. At present, this method is increasingly becoming the first choice for system integrators and product manufacturers to manufacture products.

1. The PCBA turnkey contracting manufacturing requires the foundry to have the ability to analyze and solve design problems.
The updating speed of electronic products is getting faster and faster, and the life cycle of products is getting shorter and shorter. In many cases, it is no longer possible to leave too much laboratory verification process for the product side; the product will be put into the production process after the basic functions are available. At this time, suppliers who are contracting manufacturer are faced with the situation of dealing with R&D and design issues in the production process. 
For example, the parameters of some components are improperly selected; the design of some PCB circuits has defects. To cope with this situation, the electronics contracting manufacturer must make such preparations in terms of production process and technical service capabilities.

2. The management and control of PCBA contract manufacturing has gradually shifted from part number control to functional control.
In the process of contracting manufacturing, it is inevitable that sometimes we encounter alternative materials. Before, it was more to choose replaceable components to cost down, or use as an emergency replacement. However, a more innovative approach is to replace some of the functions with updated versions to achieve a functional leap and product quality improvement. 
For example: the original LM2596 switching power supply solution, because the product has relatively loose requirements for power supply ripple, it can be replaced with LM2576 with a lower switching frequency. Starting from the customer's product characteristics and use environment, rather than deadlocking parameters to choose alternatives. Realize the improvement of component management and control from part number parameters to functional goals, create value for customers!

3. The PCBA contracting manufacturing has changed from simply contracting labor and materials to providing upgrade and replacement programs.
The competition of products is becoming increasingly fierce, and the upgrades are getting faster and faster. More and more major customers also require PCBA factory to be able to gradually provide some development work while completing the work in the production process of PCBA. Since the PCBA factory produces and tested products for a long time, it has a relatively comprehensive grasp of the electrical performance of the entire equipment. 
If it is not a particularly large change, only the volume, power consumption, stability, user experience and cost considerations, customers can pass the requirements to the PCBA factory, to achieve product upgrades. In this way, the EMS factory must prepare and accumulate experience and technique in PCB production, power supply design, and stability design to be able to smoothly respond to the needs of customers.

The times are constantly advancing. If EMS factory still want to stay in the original PCBA process mode of contracting labor and materials, they will inevitably face many challenges. Instead of that, it is better to take the initiative to jump out, face the new trend of the market, improve your ability, in order to seek market opportunities.