The route the wires need to follow gets overlooked. Here’s how we fix the problem.
A manufacturer, who has been in business for decades and has a staff of engineers in the double digits might run into it. Younger manufacturers might be boiling over with enthusiasm, ambition, determination, and flexibility, and run into the same problem. Despite having access to great people and taking great pains to dot and cross every last letter, the best manufacturers can run into the same problem. Nobody is minding the wires.
A team can have highly qualified mechanical engineers and electrical engineers. But as they pass design projects back and forth like a baton, they’re often handing such projects off into a dangerous gap in the design process. Nobody is planning a path for the wires to follow, which is a strange problem to run into in the field of electronics design. Manufacturers are designing state of the art pieces, but the assemblers are destined be left scratching their heads.
what are the electrical engineers typically working on instead?
The electrical engineers are busy with... planning where the signal needs to get to and what kind of signal it is
What are the mechanical engineers typically working on instead?
The mechanical engineers are busy with...designing form and function of the assembly, rather than wiring
What are some typical problems that arise from the wires not being planned?
They’re handling all of the components except where the wires go. This can lead to problems like the inefficient use of wire due to poorly routed wiring, or even to the wires not fitting. Oops.
What are some typical not-so-great “solutions” that you’ve seen manufacturers try?
How does your manufacturing firm handle the problem? Do you have on-the-floor “engineers” ---people who operate machines, assemble parts or coordinate such tasks, who sometimes take on the role that slipped through? You’re lucky to have them, if that’s the case.
Maybe you let your mechanical engineers argue with your electronics engineers over who’s going to pick it up? Who “wins” that fight? Definitely nobody downstream, like your production team, who spend their days fitting their processes into tight windows in order to make quota. And who else is downstream? Yes, your customers. You know how deliberating, debating and other such delays lead to an accumulated pile-up of all the forms of waste ---and therefore costs to both your company and your customer’s.
We’ve seen all of the above and more. We’re well acquainted with the frustration involved. Here’s how we handle it: ..
---customer service and engineering teams closely following the project
---constant feedback to improve both the product and the process
Developing this process has taken time, and effort, but we’ve become proficient at it. Enough to say we fill the wiring gap without disruption. The wiring gets done, and it meets the careful standards for quality, cost, and time that all of our output is held to. That can include your wiring, as well. Paragon welcomes the challenge of filling in gaps, anywhere in your supply chain. We’re built to respond quickly and deliver quality, even under intense time constraints. When you have a disconnect, plug in Paragon.
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