As the strength of construction depends on the superiority of the foundation and the efficiency of a chef depends on the purity of base ingredients; in the same way, the quality of a printed circuit board assembly depends on the components that the board is built with. Yes, undoubtedly these little critical pieces are the ones that decide the quality and functionality of a PCB assembly. A circuit board can be rigid or flexible with a varied number of layers, layouts, designs and manufacturing process, but basically, if the components aren’t right, the board assembled will be of no use. Hence, no matter what is being made or manufactured, the primary critical pieces directly contribute towards the success of that product or project. Thus, the importance of a robust supply chain management system comes into the picture here. The whole responsibility of checking the availability of components, their pricing and quality, as well as maintaining healthy supplier relationships lies on the supply chain management team.
An efficient supply chain management can help organizations to not only enhance customer satisfaction by offering better pricing and optimizing the inventory cost but also streamlines logistics and warehousing processes, reduces time to market and aids to achieve agility and responsiveness in meeting customer demands.
However, the challenges to the global supply chain do not seem to be ceasing. In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, more challenges like factory closures, widespread component shortages, and all-around uncertainty have increased and are likely to remain this way for some more time. Supply chain is not always as easy as it seems and SCM teams do face different roadblocks, which cause manufacturing delays and raise manufacturing costs.
Here are some of the important challenges the electronics manufacturing industry will need to confront to create a more responsive, less risky, and more diversified electronics supply chain system.
1. Availability of the components
It is very important to make sure that the specified components as per the bill of materials are actually available before the design enters production. It is a challenge for SCM to check the availability of the components as they may be discontinued or may be simply out of stock or may have longer lead times that may not match the production schedule.
2.Shorter product lifecycles
Rapid advances in technology and changes in consumer behavior and demand have led to shorter product lifecycles, which in turn create inventory management issues. EMS providers are forced to hold extra inventory to address unexpected customer demand to mitigate the risk of component obsolescence or global supply chain disruptions.
Providing competitive pricing is one of the major criteria for achieving customer delight. Different suppliers and distributors sell the same component at different prices due to varied reasons. Hence, the responsibility lies on the SCM team to analyze, choose and procure quality components from approved suppliers at a low price.
4.Quality of the components
SCM team should not only procure components from authorized and approved suppliers but should also make sure that the components meet the required quality standards. Besides, SCM should also set a supplier quality assurance program to make sure that the parts are packed, shipped and handled according to regulatory static and moisture control protocols.
5.Integrity with suppliers
Building a strong and strategic working relationship with the suppliers is a major task for the SCM to be able to work efficiently and come up with a better output in a short period of time. Maintaining integrity with the suppliers is another challenge and the SCM ought to overcome this for getting the required components on time every time.
An efficient SCM system heavily banks on accurate demand forecasting. On the contrary, demand unpredictability is an ever-present phenomenon in the electronics industry. Even with the introduction of sophisticated forecasting models and software, demand forecasting remains a complex task and managing these deviations in the forecast is one more challenge for the supply chain team.
Pre-pandemic, the electronics manufacturing industry had very consistent supply chain patterns. But the new normal seems to be a challenge-after-challenge added to an already strained supply chain system. While the supply chain team cannot control unpredictability, capacity, freight, material lead times, etc., they can still control their response to the challenges to mitigate the impact of cost and lead-time risk and ensure to meet the manufacturing schedule.
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Deepashree joined Vinyas in 2015, and since then she has been instrumental in driving brand management, human resource management, accelerating business growth and crafting valuable stakeholder experiences. She comes with around 8 years of experience of working with leading PR firms in Mumbai.
Deepashree holds a Bachelors in Biotechnology Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysuru. She has also pursued her studies in Law from National Law School, Bangaluru where she completed her PGDM in Intellectual Property Rights. Besides, she has also completed her Master’s in Business Management under the specialization of Communications from Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Bangaluru.
Deepashree is currently the co-convener of CII Women Network Forum Mysuru and the Chair for YUVA, Young Indians; the youth vertical of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Heading the Operations at Vinyas, Vasan has more than two decades of experience in Electronics Manufacturing as well as Electronics Hardware industry. Being a Mechanical Engineer by qualification, he has helped the company to form a world-class manufacturing solutions team and has nurtured business partnerships since his association with Vinyas in 2001.
Vasan oversees the entire manufacturing facility and has played a pioneering role as mentor in building operational efficiency. He has been contributory in establishing a strong team to deliver technology-driven and innovation-led solutions to the valued customers.
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Sumukh has been associated with Vinyas Innovative Technologies since 2018 and is currently serving as Executive Director. He holds a Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysuru and Master of Science in Engineering in Embedded Systems from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
With over 8 years of experience in Design Engineering, Sumukh brings in a strong focus on developing cutting-edge and innovative technologies in diagnostic and digital healthcare domain. He has also gained work experience as Lead Design Engineer in multi-national Fortune 100 Companies in USA.
Under his competent headship, Vinyas has achieved many milestones. Sumukh has not only achieved sustainable growth plan and supported Vinyas to expand its footprint in European markets especially in the Medical, Power electronics & Industrial Engineering sectors but has also established many ground-breaking technologies in firmware, medical and Industrial engineering segments.
Sumukh also serves as a Member of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysore Chapter.
Narendra founded Vinyas Innovative Technologies in the year 2000 with a vision to create global presence for India in the Electronics Manufacturing industry. Under his out-standing leadership and guidance, Vinyas has grown to become one of India’s largest Integrated Electronics System Design and Manufacturing company catering its best-in-class engineering & manufacturing solutions to global markets.
Born in the year 1959 at Bengaluru, Narendra has completed his Engineering in Electrical & Electronics from the University of Southern California. He has to his credit of serving as Chairman and advisor for many indigenous companies across the globe.
No doubt, Narendra is a man of vision and a heart of gold. “The Best Employer” award bestowed by the National Trust, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India in the year 2011-2012 stands as a proof. Besides being honoured as the member of Advisory Board of India, USC Viterbi School of Engineering; Narendra was also conferred the Widney House Volunteer Award for the year 2014 from the University of Southern California. Born with strong ethical values, Narendra consistently strive to create an open and transparent work environment at Vinyas. Extending impartial and equal employment opportunities to differently abled, hearing impaired and tribal youth deserves an applause.