While we will provide materials procurement and management we can also manage the use of free-issue materials for your build.


We recognise that for a number of reasons a customer may wish to supply their own materials either partially or in full. Our Logistics and procurement team are well accustomed with managing these requests and phasing any transitions between a free-issue and materials supplied model.
When deciding on the procurement strategy for your build we would consider the following;

  • Materials packaging must be suitably machine compatible for SMT processing
  • Materials should be supplied in quantities that include sufficient attrition
  • Integrity of MSL (Moisture Level Sensitivity) status
  • Bare board panelisation configuration for process optimisation
  • Timely supply of materials to ensure meeting of build schedules
  • Risks in counterfeit materials if provenance cannot be reliably established

Free-issue materials is sometimes considered to be an economic strategy when outsourcing electronics manufacturing. However, it’s important to consider the full costs of such an approach. There is of course the function of procuring the materials and the time required to do this for the customer. Additionally considerations regarding MOQ’s, managing deliveries to the CEM in-line with build slots, resolving any material issues that may arise, additional freight charges, warranty of the assembled finished goods.



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