From the simplest diodes inside of computers to the custom cable assemblies that allow power and data to flow efficiently, we see how various materials make our world run. Lost in the mix of all of this has to be the level of difficulty carefully that befalls the purchasing department of any business.
For all intents and purposes, let’s focus on custom cable assemblies. Look at the inside of a computer, factory machinery, hospital equipment, or car, and you’ll certainly encounter a cable assembly of some kind. When you have been given the responsibility to order cable assemblies for your company, it is hard not to have some trepidations if you’ve never done it before. Even with experience, every order is a little different.
But budget is always a pressing concern. It’s important to know that not all cable assemblies are built the same way. Much of the work involved is customized to a particular customer operating in a specific industry. Customization, of course, usually carries a higher cost. Given the importance of these items, though, are budgetary concerns something that should play a big factor when ordering? Put simply, “Yes”.
Still, there are a few ways to approach the issue of ordering custom cable assemblies if you’re trying to save money:
Project Specs & Bill of Materials: Working with a trusted, respected manufacturer makes it easier to look over what materials you need for your order. The manufacturer will be able to provide options as to where certain materials can be used to still accomplish the same tasks & reach the same goals but be easier on your budget.
Have A Better Understanding of the Project: By knowing what the cable assemblies are for, both you and the manufacturer can work together to explore options. You can also lead to better insight into how your needs may change in the future.
Multi-Function Capabilities: Assemblies can be built in such a way where more than one function can be addressed, leading to more streamlined operation and performance.
Higher Performance and Longer Life: Customization requires more rigorous testing to ensure functionality, and because the materials have a longer life, there will be less need to replace the assemblies being ordered.
Exact Quantities of Materials: The key in saving money in manufacturing is no excess. Custom orders actually help reduce the amount of extra materials use din manufacturing because everything is tailored to your specs. This means your numbers have to be ‘right on’.
Customization and cost are inextricably linked, so any discussion about ordering materials like this require a fine-tooth comb. Herein lies the biggest advantage of working with an experienced, diverse, and well-rounded manufacturer. They can help you get what you need, when you need it, & for the right price.
LoDan Electronics, Inc. have set the standard for excellence in custom cable assemblies & other interconnect solutions for over five decades. See why today.