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Value Added Services Overview

Eastek International offers many customized value-added services in order to create innovative solutions that save you money and time, adding value to your company. 

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY

Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly are the integration of product design and process planning into one: Design for Manufacturability (DFM). Design for Assembly is concerned with reducing product assembly cost: minimizing number of assembly operations and individual parts tend to be more complex in design. Design for Manufacturing is concerned with reducing overall part production cost: minimizing the complexity of manufacturing operations. Together, the overall objective is to design a product that is as easily and economically manufactured as possible. The importance of DFM is emphasized by the fact that about 70% of manufacturing costs of a product (cost of materials, processing, and assembly) are determined by design decisions. Production decisions (such as process planning or machine tool selection) are responsible for only 20%, with the remaining 10% being other processes involved. In very simple terms applying a good DFM, integration should reduce the cost and difficulty of manufacturing.

 VERTICAL INTEGRATION

The benefits of vertical integration come from the greater capacity it gives organizations to control access to inputs (and to control the cost, quality, and delivery times of those inputs). V.I. requires a company to focus not only on its core business but also on several difficult areas such as sourcing materials and manufacturing.

Vertical Integration allows Eastek to control production from beginning to end. Our core manufacturing capabilities are all done in-house. 

FULL LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT

For companies, the concept of FLCM takes into consideration the entire vision of effectively managing and connecting all information related to the process and production needed to design, produce, validate, support, and maintain and manufactured products.

Often used as an umbrella concept that includes engineering CAD, FLCM is an enabling framework to help connect, organize, control, manage, track, consolidate and centralize all the mission-critical information that affects a product.  FLCM offers a process to streamline collaboration and communication between product managers, engineering, design, manufacturing, quality, and other key disciplines. FLCM helps track information related to safety and control of components especially for us in the medical device and industrial control industries.

A robust FLCM framework improves the development and management of the Engineering Bill of Materials (EBOM), Manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBOM), requirements management, sourcing, document storage, collaboration, workflow – and other areas all essential to product development and finalization.

As product complexity and connective increase over time, it becomes more important that FLCM covers the breadth of a product’s lifecycle, integrating cross-discipline product development, manufacturing, and field service, enabling collaboration and flexible processes across the extended enterprise, including suppliers, customers, partners, service/maintenance, etc.

WHITE ROOM / CLEAN ROOM READY

Eastek has multiple clean room ready and controlled environments. Within our clean room ready controlled environment we have the ability to compress mold, thermoform, rotary press, die cut, and package medical device components and full products.

CUSTOMER SERVICE | CUSTOMER FOCUS TEAM

Eastek’s Customer Service or “Customer Focus Team” (CFT)—knows how to effectively become integrated into your overall production strategy. Customers are able to rely on our range of capabilities in engineering, production, logistics, and quality management across our entire global network.

Our CFT will be available in supporting your business which includes a Program Manager (PM), Project Buyer, Project Engineer, and Production Control staff.

The major role of the members of Customer Focus Team (CFT) are as shown below:

  • Project Manager: Your primary gateway into our internal operation and is directly responsible for ensuring your satisfaction. Your PM will thoroughly understand your requirements and priorities. They will lead and organize the entire customer support operations to ensure providing you with a responsive, quality, and on-time delivery services.
  • Project Engineer: Review customer’s engineering designs data and define Manufacturing Processing Instructions (MPI). Resolve any technical issue in a timely manner.
  • Project Buyer: Manage customer material supply requirements and support cost down and alternative parts sourcing as needed.
  • Production Controller: Ensure timely production and on-time delivery.

Together, Eastek’s CFT acts as your very own production department and is always completely flexible towards your every need and available in your specific time zone.

GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

We connect:

  • Materials
  • Raw Materials and/or Products
  • Finished Products

Along With:

  • Procurement
  • Logistics

While Eliminating:

  • Redundancy
  • Delays
  • Waste/ Extra Resources

.

We coordinate, schedule, and control:

  • Procurement
  • Production
  • Inventory Management
  • Delivery of Products and Services

We can handle:

  • Integration
  • Demand Planning
  • Production Forecasting
  • Materials Requisition
  • Order Processing
  • Inventory Allocation
  • Order Fullment

IP PROTECTION

Some manufacturing partners you may first engage with who either reside totally in China or has a facility there like we do, they will likely tell you:

  • We have a very strict information policy
  • We will sign an NDA
  •  We have very tight security

in an effort to make you feel comfortable that your IP can be protected in their hands. Granted, we do in fact have and do all of these things. The reality is that we have an effective internal IP protection process in place and are in fact doing our very best to protect our clients’ IP. For us, we are not just saying words to gain trust, we prove what we say with our actions and commitment to the protection of our your IP to the best of our abilities, which earns our clients’ trusts.

Eastek International is a U.S. owned company with significant assets in the U.S. Protect your Intellectual Property and secure your manufacturing contract with us.

QUALITY ASSURANCE / QUALITY CONTROL (QA/QC)

Through strict documentation and procedures, Eastek maintains a formalized control process that ensures the quality of every product through every step of the process. We apply our formalized quality process to all our services.

LABS & TESTS

 

  • Environmental Testing
  • In Circuit Testing
  • Torque Testing
  • Functional Testing
  • Automated X-Ray Testing
  • Leak & Flow Testing
  • Automated Optical Testing
  • Design Transfer
  • U.V. Curing
  • Onsite Calibration Lab
  • Onsite Metrology Lab
  • Onsite Color Matching Lab
  • Value Analysis/ Value Engineering (VA/VE)
  • Dispensing | Gaging | Final Testing & Inspection
  • We also conduct Reliability Testing:
    • HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) (high heat, vibration)
    • HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screen) to know product life expectancy

EASTEK ACCESS℠ 

Establishing operations in China is very complex, costly, and time-consuming. With the high price of entry, language, and cultural obstacles, complex import and export procedures, and local government relations to manage, the challenge is large for any business.

Eastek Access℠ is a low-risk, quick and cost-effective solution for establishing your own China-based manufacturing program. At our manufacturing campus in southern China, we help you set up your operation in less than six months by creating a “factory within a factory”.

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