For companies of all sizes, a complete turnkey PCB assembly has several significant advantages. Turnkey PCB assembly means that the PCB supplier is responsible for all aspects of the PCB project. This means purchasing parts, manufacturing and assembly.
1. Save time
Through the turnkey PCB assembly manufacturer to deal with the entire PCB assembly, the obvious advantage is to save the precious time of the customer team and focus on other aspects of the business, which is their expertise. As a customer, you don't need to spend time and effort to find cost-effective quotations for individual components, go through the trouble of purchasing them, and then put all these quotations together. From a cost perspective, this is also very effective, because the pricing of turnkey PCB assembly services is far more effective than bundled services.
2. Help you find problems at the beginning
The main advantage of using turnkey PCB assembly in the prototype stage is that any problems can be detected early. In fact, once you share the netlist file with the turnkey manufacturer, he can point out errors (if any). These errors can then be corrected on their own in the design phase, rather than making expensive changes after you are ready to complete the entire production, or worse when you have completed production and need to make changes.
3. Better management
The significant advantage of turnkey assembly is that you do not need to deal with multiple suppliers. In addition to saving time, this has many other advantages. What you also need to save is the possibility of misinformation when dealing with multiple suppliers. You may only have one point of contact with the turnkey supplier, which makes the process seamless. Since delivery schedules are critical, the slightest misunderstanding between suppliers can cause errors in the entire schedule and lead to costly consequences. With turnkey PCB assembly suppliers, you can rest assured because the entire responsibility for timely delivery lies with them.
4. Help estimate manufacturing costs
Financial planning can also be done well with the services of turnkey PCB assembly service. In fact, the cost of early prototypes can largely estimate your future manufacturing costs. Due to the high unit cost, just specify the quantity you need and let the turnkey service provider provide you with the cost. In fact, if you indicate the number of units required per month instead of a large batch of units, the manufacturer can usually quote the effective cost, because you may not want to start a large-scale production run. Turnkey PCB assembly suppliers also provide you with the advantage of combining multiple small orders into one large order, so they can help you enjoy economies of scale, which may not be available to you independently.
Turnkey PCB assembly suppliers often provide other services, including inventory, sales and shipping. For small businesses and start-ups, the importance of these services should not be underestimated, because you do not have to spend time, energy and manpower in these aspects, and you can control costs, so as to provide you with a competitive advantage.