SMS Electronics: Your Reliable and Innovative Partner for DFM, it’s Smart Made Simple

Exceptional Customer Service, Extensive Electronics Design Capabilities, and State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility to Bring Your Innovative Products to Market Quickly and with Confidence.

By Eugene Duffy, SMS Engineering Manager.

Design for Manufacture (DFM) is an essential process that ensures that products are designed to be easily and efficiently manufactured. It is a crucial step that can reduce costs and improve time to market. With that in mind, SMS Electronics has positioned itself as a reliable, innovative, and easy-to-work-with manufacturing partner for companies looking to bring their innovative products to market quickly and with confidence.

At SMS Electronics, customer service is a top priority. Our experienced customer service team is dedicated to providing exceptional support and communication throughout the entire project. We work closely with our customers to ensure that all their questions and concerns are addressed promptly and professionally. We also offer flexible solutions that can be tailored to our customers’ specific needs, whether it’s a single service or a comprehensive turnkey solution.

In addition to our exceptional customer service and flexible solutions, we have extensive electronics design capabilities, including DFM and New Product Introduction (NPI) services. Our design team works closely with our customers to ensure that their products are designed with manufacturability in mind, reducing costs and improving time to market. We also offer dedicated prototyping services to ensure that designs meet specifications and can be manufactured at scale. 

The Smart Made Simple benefits of our prototyping services and solutions:

Prototyping is an essential part of electronics manufacturing that involves creating a working model of a product before it is produced on a large scale. Here are some of the benefits of prototyping in electronics manufacturing:

  • Identifying and fixing design issues: Prototyping allows designers to test and identify any design flaws or issues early in the development process. This helps to reduce the risk of costly errors and redesigns later in the production process.
  • Cost savings: By identifying and fixing design issues early in the process, prototyping helps to avoid expensive rework and delays. It also allows manufacturers to identify and correct issues that could lead to higher production costs.
  • Time savings: Prototyping can significantly reduce the time it takes to bring a product to market by allowing designers to test and refine their designs before they are mass-produced. This can help to speed up the overall production process.
  • Improved quality: Prototyping allows manufacturers to test and refine their products, resulting in higher quality products that meet customer expectations.
  • Improved communication: Prototyping allows designers and manufacturers to communicate their ideas and designs more effectively. This can lead to better collaboration and more efficient production processes.
  • Customer feedback: Prototyping allows manufacturers to get feedback from customers and end-users before the final product is produced. This can help to identify potential issues and improve the final product.

Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is equipped with the latest technology, enabling us to produce high-quality products efficiently and cost-effectively. Our team of highly skilled engineers and technicians is committed to continuous improvement and innovation, working tirelessly to ensure that our manufacturing processes are optimised for efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness. This ensures that our customers receive the highest quality products in the shortest amount of time possible.

At SMS Electronics, we also prioritise sustainability and environmental responsibility in our manufacturing processes, using eco-friendly materials and minimising waste wherever possible and adhering to the principles of Lean Manufacturing. This not only benefits the environment, but also helps our customers meet their own sustainability goals.

Lean manufacturing is an approach to manufacturing that focuses on reducing waste and increasing efficiency. Our Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) customers benefit from:

  • Improved efficiency: Lean manufacturing eliminates waste in the production process, such as overproduction, waiting, and unnecessary motion. By streamlining processes and reducing waste, Lean manufacturing can help manufacturers improve efficiency, reduce lead times, and increase productivity.
  • Cost savings: By reducing waste, Lean manufacturing can help manufacturers lower their production costs, which can lead to higher profits. Additionally, Lean manufacturing can help manufacturers identify and eliminate non-value-added activities, such as excess inventory and unnecessary processing, which can further reduce costs.
  • Improved quality: Lean manufacturing places a strong emphasis on quality control and continuous improvement. By focusing on quality, manufacturers can reduce defects and improve customer satisfaction. Additionally, by continuously improving processes, manufacturers can reduce the risk of errors and defects, which can further improve product quality.

As an end-to-end solution provider, going above and beyond the traditions Electronics Manufacturing Service Provider (EMS) traditional model, we also offer storage of finished goods and direct shipment to our customers’ end customers, streamlining the supply chain and reducing lead times. This makes us a one-stop-shop for all your manufacturing and logistics needs.

We like to think that SMS Electronics is the ideal partner for companies looking to bring their innovative products to market quickly and with confidence.  It’s the Smart Made Simple way.

With our focus on time to market, quality, ease of doing business, and comprehensive services, we are committed to providing exceptional support and communication throughout the entire project.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.

About Smart Made Simple

SMS – the U.K.’s leading Manufacturing Service Provider

From concept to creation, to commercialisation, to customer, for all technology companies. Whether you are a start-up, or an established household brand name, if you have a design or need the assistance to help you with your design, engineering, manufacturing, or supply chain problem, thanks to the diversity of our experience and scalable service, SMS has the solution.

Since 1920, SMS has manufactured electronics products from the same home in Nottingham, U.K. For over 100 years, we have been the company behind the ideas, offering agile and adaptive supply chain solutions, that bring products to market faster, smarter and simpler.

Leader in the specialist low- medium volume, highly complex manufacturing services market space, SMS has earned critical industry facility certifications, that brings full viability and credibility to the aerospace & defence, communications, industrial and medical markets. SMS brings the right scale, capabilities and competitive solutions to customers needing high-reliability attention, product realisation and supply chain optimisation.

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