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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Cost-Efficient Manufacturing Practices for Military and Aerospace Products Are Outlined in New Management Brief

CRANSTON, RI — Sept. 18 , 2012 — By adopting best practices from non-military markets, and adapting them to defense and aerospace applications, military original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can accelerate the reengineering process and reduce the time it takes to realize the cost reduction benefits, according to a new management brief available to download from Federal Electronics at http://www.federalelec.com/militarybrief.

Outsourcing of manufactured products at all levels has been an integral part of commercial and industrial OEM supply chain strategies for literally decades. But only recently has it gained traction with military contractors. To avoid an array of issues that may hamper outsourcing efforts, the brief, titled, “Cost-Efficient Manufacturing for Military and Aerospace Products,” recommends a series of common practices that promote cost efficiency and process agility. They include:

  • Establishing outsourced product transfer procedures that build upon the current state of the manufacturing process.
  • Implementing product/process documentation programs that promote collaboration in the supply chain.
  • Opening reviews of new designs to key suppliers as early in the design phase as possible.
  • Identifying non-critical, high-labor content elements of the product and introducing low-cost region manufacturing into the supply chain.
  • Selecting an EMS provider who straddles the line between military and industrial applications.
  • Accentuating current supply chain staffs with individuals whose skill sets were honed in the commercial, industrial, and medical environments.

According to the brief, prime contractors, tasked with wringing costs and delays out of their product development and fulfillment processes, will continue to harvest proven, best-in-class practices from non-military OEMs. Expanding the use of outsourcing methodologies with a properly aligned and sized supply chain will provide significant opportunity to achieve the levels of cost reduction and business process acceleration that are required to support defense and aerospace customers in the future, the brief states.

Download the new management brief, “Cost-Efficient Manufacturing for Military and Aerospace Products,” from http://www.federalelec.com/militarybrief.

About Federal Electronics

Founded in 1948, Federal Electronics, Inc., is a leading vertically-integrated electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. Service offerings include advanced technology circuit card assembly, cable and wire harness assembly, fiber optic interconnect assembly and functionally tested higher level assemblies and system level integration. Based in Cranston, Rhode Island, and Hermosillo, Mexico, the electronics contract manufacturer serves the needs of military prime contractors and original equipment manufacturers by providing comprehensive production solutions that lower cycle times, control and reduce costs, and create flexible supply chains that are responsive to volume variability. For more information, visit http://www.federalelec.com.


Monday, July 16th, 2012

New Management Brief Outlines LCR Outsourcing Option for Low-Volume, High-Mix, High-Complexity OEMs

CRANSTON, RI — July 16, 2012 — Contrary to conventional thinking, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of low-volume, high-mix, high-complexity (LVHM) products can yield significant offshore manufacturing benefits by utilizing a low-cost (LCR) outsourcing strategy. A new management brief, titled “An LCR Outsourcing Option for Low- Volume, High-Mix, High-Complexity OEMs,” explains how. The brief is available for download from the Federal Electronics website at http://www.federalelec.com/lcr-outsourcing-brief.

LVHM products are more complicated and require additional preparation, collaboration, coordination and communication each time another event-driven order or new element is introduced into the schedule, or when production schedules are altered. The keys to success often reside in the ability to remain agile and flexible, delivering the products that meet each of their customer’s unique needs at a competitive price, and most importantly, with minimal, if any delay.

The brief explains how a new paradigm is required to successfully transfer these key traits down through the supply chain and manufacturing processes of LVHM products. It explains how blending both traditional outsourcing and new LCR options produce a hybrid model that marries LCR production with domestic coordination of non-manufacturing activities, which can deliver cost reductions without risking operational flexibility. In the case of U.S.-based LVHM OEMs, the LCR region of choice is Mexico.

Combining the relative strengths of domestic and offshore production in a flexible, hybrid model offers LVHM OEMs a cost-effective option that protects and enhances their ability to respond to dynamic market demands, the paper reports. As with any outsourcing partnership, alignment with a qualified EMS provider that can demonstrate a proven track record in implementing LVHM solutions is critical for project success. While there are standard challenges to every outsourcing initiative, each OEM faces unique circumstances requiring a custom manufacturing, engineering, and supply-chain solution.

As the brief explains, the introduction of this new paradigm provides LVHM manufacturers with an outsourcing option that can be configured and scaled to their unique requirements.

Download the new management brief, “An LCR Outsourcing Option for Low- Volume, High-Mix, High-Complexity OEMs,” from http://www.federalelec.com/lcr-outsourcing-brief.

About Federal Electronics

Founded in 1948, Federal Electronics, Inc., is a leading vertically-integrated electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. Service offerings include advanced technology circuit card assembly, cable and wire harness assembly, fiber optic interconnect assembly and functionally tested higher level assemblies and system level integration. Based in Cranston, Rhode Island, and Hermosillo, Mexico, the electronics contract manufacturer serves the needs of military prime contractors and original equipment manufacturers by providing comprehensive production solutions that lower cycle times, control and reduce costs, and create flexible supply chains that are responsive to volume variability. For more information, visit http://www.federalelec.com.


Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Integrated EMS Provider Federal Electronics, Inc. Opens Manufacturing Facility in Sonora, Mexico

CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND, USA – In an effort to improve its long-term competitive position and prepare the company for future growth, Federal Electronics, Inc., a leading vertically integrated EMS provider, announced today that it will be opening a manufacturing facility in Sonora, Mexico.

“Federal Electronics’ customers are under continual cost pressure without sacrificing quality, delivery, or responsiveness. The introduction of our own manufacturing facility in Mexico, in tandem with the extensive capabilities that exist in our Cranston, RI, headquarters, will minimize the risks associated with offshore production while addressing their need for cost containment and reduction,” said Ed Evangelista, vice president of business development.

The 30,000 square-foot facility, located in Hermosillo, Sonora, will initially supply copper cable assemblies, wire harnesses, fiber optic interconnect assemblies, and higher level assemblies to the avionics, defense/military, homeland security, industrial equipment, instrumentation/test, and medical industries. Plans are underway to introduce surface mount and thru-hole printed circuit card assemblies.

“Hermosillo possesses the infrastructure, stable operating costs, and a large number of available, skilled personnel experienced in EMS services, making the site selection an easy one,” said Richard Evangelista, vice president of operations.

The facility will be shipping product by October 2010.

Founded in 1948, Federal Electronics, Inc., is a leading vertically-integrated electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. Service offerings include advanced technology circuit card assembly, cable and wire harness assembly, fiber optic interconnect assembly and functionally tested higher level assemblies and system level integration. Based in Cranston, Rhode Island, the company serves the needs of military prime contractors and original equipment manufacturers by providing comprehensive production solutions that lower cycle times, control and reduce costs, and create flexible supply chains that are responsive to volume variability.

For more information, visit http://www.federalelec.com.

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Public Relations contact, Boston:  Don Goncalves, dgoncalves@tizinc.com, 781-793-9380, for Tiziani Whitmyre Inc., http://www.tizinc.com/public-relations


Monday, May 17th, 2010

Federal Electronics Wins Raytheon Supplier Award

CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND, May 17, 2010Federal Electronics, Inc. has been selected as a recipient of the 2009 Supplier Excellence 4 Star Award by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS).

A supplier to Raytheon IDS for the past 8 years, Federal Electronics was recognized for on-time delivery metrics, sustained performance on quality and commitment to continuous process improvement.

Federal Electronics Vice President Ed Evangelista and Account Manager Chris Heywood were presented with the award in a ceremony at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

“We are honored to have been selected by Raytheon IDS for this prestigious award for the third consecutive year,” said Evangelista. “Our employees take great pride in their work, and in the knowledge that their efforts contribute to the success of the men and women in the United States Military. It is through their efforts for continuous improvement that Federal Electronics is able to sustain this high level of performance, and I was privileged to accept the award on their behalf.”

The Raytheon Supplier Excellence Award follows the recent news of Federal Electronics selection as a supplier of assemblies for the Trident submarine based nuclear missile guidance system.

About Federal Electronics
Founded in 1948, Federal Electronics, Inc. is a leading vertically-integrated electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. Service offerings include advanced technology circuit card assembly, cable and wire harness assembly, fiber optic interconnect assembly and functionally tested higher level assemblies and systems integration. Based in Cranston, Rhode Island, the company serves the needs of original equipment manufacturers by providing comprehensive production solutions that lower cycle times, control and reduce costs, and create flexible supply chains that are responsive to volume variability. For more information, visit www.federalelec.com.

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