EST provides services to address Board Level Electronics designs based on customer specifications. EST can also contribute to the product development by providing design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for testability (DFT) reviews along with comprehensive manufacturing test strategies.
New Product Introduction is a methodology and process that introduces new products to the market. At EST, NPI is a cross-functional business process that starts from designing a new product and continues till the product is transferred into volume manufacturing. This involves coordinating internal functional organizations and external suppliers or partners, thereby delivering highly complex, high quality, quick-turn prototypes and other services in support of New Product Introduction (NPI). Program Management interfaces with customers and coordinates this endeavor with various functional groups and outside parties.
EST focuses on low to medium quantity with high mix manufacturing. This requires more process engineering support, high flexibility and rapid responses. It also demands very experienced documentation and procurement staff, an ERP system and well controlled processes. EST offers a large spectrum of manufacturing solutions across several technologies. This includes Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly and Higher Level Assembly (HLA), including System Integration and Test.
EST offers both Turnkey and Consigned Kit Manufacturing from prototypes up to volume production. The Materials Management service comprises of the following options:
Full Turnkey: EST will procure and manage the materials and build as ordered.
Partial Turnkey: The customer may supply some of the parts and EST will procure and manage the balance of the materials and then build as ordered.
Consigned: The customer supplies all the parts in assembly ready kits.
Managed Consigned: EST procures all parts and builds to order. But the customer pays for the materials directly to the suppliers.