Profound Support for OEM Appliance Manufacturers The OEM or Original Equipment manufacturers make products and supplies them to other companies for repackaging or reselling. The manufacturing and supplying of server appliances and computing devices are a precision-based job that can be time-consuming and costly. The growing demands of the customers and the changes in the environment can impact costs, lower efficiency levels and affect production adversely. In the modern jet age every business is stressed as they struggle with the challenges to reduce time-to-market, lower risks, reduce costs and increase flexibility. The fast paced and dynamic environment is a demanding one and the requirement for an integrated process that supports the designing, sourcing, building and testing operations is immense. An OEM manufacturing operation has to be equipped to provide customized solutions that help in effective deployment of the OEM appliance and monitors its performance after deployment. A flexible model is necessary for the production of custom computers with no requirement for minimum run. The solutions that are implemented should be innovative and ready to accept changes. The OEM manufacture has to ensure a well-developed, reliable and flexible supply chain management strategy that helps in optimization of processes and reduces the cost and risks. They have to maintain high levels of quality standards for the manufacture of the OEM appliance. Initiatives to implement best practices for inventory control and management of products and spare parts helps in reducing the costs. With the real-time tracking capabilities the inventory levels do not require constant monitoring services which further helps in reducing costs. A smooth and well-oiled distribution and logistics system is a priority and a big support to the OEM manufacturer. The management of the inventory, warehouse, domestic and international shipping and system refurbishment along with the maintenance of inventories of new sale items, demo and RMA inventories have to be handled with care to ensure the items are delivered to the correct destination on time. Every business has different requirements. An OEM manufacturer has to ensure that each computing system is assembled correctly, the software configured and tested to meet the customersâ€™ requirements. Each custom computer has to be put through rigorous quality assurance tests and the processes have to be documented to ensure that the customer is provided with quality solutions. Convincing the customer is not easy. Only those who are able to deliver prolific performances with a control on their costs can expect highly favorable returns. Click here for more on storage server
Published on Dec 28, 2011
The OEM or Original Equipment manufacturers make products and supplies them to other companies for repackaging or reselling.