As PCB becomes an indispensable part of more and more devices, PCB prototyping is at the highest level in history. As the company continues to innovate, sometimes low volume PCB assembly is required, which can provide high turnaround times without letting the manufacturer fall into a high inventory that he cannot use.
Here are some obvious advantages of low volume PCB assembly that is of great value to manufacturers:
(1) Cost advantage
Although the traditional economies of scale are known to have large production volumes, low-volume PCB assembly has significant cost advantages in the ever-changing technical solutions. First, you won't get more production boards than you need. In addition, as technology changes, circuit boards will not become redundant.
In the prototype stage, you often improvise products in terms of design and functionality. Low-volume production means you will not encounter defective products. In addition, since you can outsource PCB assembly in low volume, this means lower management costs for your own business. You can also save valuable time that can be used in other production areas. For lower volume, you can also save on storage costs, just in case you encounter a large inventory load, if the prototype fails, it will also cause excess inventory. Therefore, low-volume PCB assembly can provide a low-cost test method.
(2) Turnaround time
Low batches also have fast turnaround times. Therefore, you can quickly assess whether there are any design changes. This in turn shortens the time to market and can become a source of significant competitive advantage in today's world.
If there is an attribute between business success and failure, then the enterprise's agility to respond to change. Low volume PCB assembly provides this advantage for companies, because companies will not encounter mass production and have the advantage of fast turnaround time. By better understanding whether there are any defects in the product, regardless of whether the design requires any changes, companies can be very agile to integrate the product with customer needs. There is no doubt that the chances of success are increasing.
(4) Quality final product
PCB's turnaround time is a fast prototyping and the ability to detect defects early, your advantage lies in improving the product, so as to enter the market with high-quality products. This goes a long way in improving credibility because the product has been successful in the market and has brought a reputation to the manufacturer.
It is also feasible for startups and hobbyists. Business today is no longer just the domain of large commercial companies. Through low volume PCB assembly and the low cost associated with testing ideas, the business has become a level playing field. For small businesses and hobbyists, it is easy to test their ideas without having to invest a lot of money. For startups that want investors, in addition to the business plan on paper, it is easy to obtain a proof of concept.
All in all, low volume PCB assembly has many advantages, from saving management costs through outsourcing work. Small order sizes can automatically shorten the turnaround time. In addition, it is a simple and low-cost method to test product design concepts without incurring significant costs.