In certain circumstances, a customer may require something to be produced faster than the normal lead time of other products. Quick turn services are often used on projects during the “proof of concept” phase, before the product is released for production. Additionally if the customer is building a product in which they only need a low volume, they may be eligible for quick turn services.
During a standard lead time project, SMD will send out bids to multiple suppliers to find the most cost-efficient solution to a customer’s raw materials needs. In a quick turn operation, the manufacturer may choose raw materials based on availability rather than cost.
SMD has a separate department specializing in quick turn electronics manufacturing services. The team provides DFM review, sources materials,and builds the products within a short lead time.
During production of a project with standard lead times, SMD will create formal ERP system data of item masters, develop bills of material and routings, and provide any requested data requirements. These particular documentation services for production operations are omitted during the quick turn process. The omission of these documents expedites the manufacturing cycle time requirements for quick turnaround by our skilled technicians. We solely use customer-provided documentation for quick turn services.
Responsive customer service is essential for successful completion of any quick turn service. Our expert quick turn service team is uniquely dedicated to this value-added service. SMD has more than 25 years of experience in contract electronics manufacturing with an emphasis on customer relations and service. If you would like to learn more about our quick turn manufacturing services, or if you would like to request a quote, contact SMD.