Total Component Management™ cuts component cost by up to 20%

20 FEBRUARY 2009

Paragon Electronics Components’ Total Component Management™ (TCM®) is a unique solution to the hidden costs existing between purchasing and production. Offering OEMs a potentially significant saving on the total costs of buying components, TCM® is fast-becoming the kitting route of choice for reliable, value-driven assembly. The Total Component Management™ service is based on the principle that OEMs can gain numerous benefits by outsourcing procurement, supply-chain management and logistics to a specialist company. Overturning the traditional perception of ‘kitting’, Paragon TCM® manages the series of complex logistical tasks required to create and deliver a bill of materials ready to enter production without the need for further inspection or preparation. From refining the bill of materials and checking part lifecycle and RoHS status, to packaging, labelling and presenting kits, Paragon TCM® offers a complete component management service that protects OEMs against issues such as lead-time fluctuations, changes in demand and obsolescence. Paragon’s kitting and VMI (vendor managed inventory) services are provided by Paragon Electronic Components plc part of the Paragon Electronics Group a £30m leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider with group owned assembly sites in the UK and Central Europe plus North Africa and Asia. In servicing its own manufacturing facilities Paragon’s bespoke supply chain management systems and procedures provide a truly unique infrastructure.

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