Program Management

Key Electronics has adopted a management strategy that focuses on the customer. It’s understood that customer communications is vital in identifying and understanding requirements at the start of manufacturing new assemblies. Therefore, customer teams are assembled as needed with cross-functional members and led by a Program Manager. The Program Manager becomes the liaison and advocate for the customer with Key Electronics to achieve the following prioritized objectives:
  • Quality
  • On Time Delivery
  • Value
  • Engineering Support

Periodic Business Reviews:
The Program Manager facilitates a formal Business Review process with the customer on an agreed schedule. This business review covers performance history (Quality, On Time Delivery, Value), Support Services, Supply Chain, and upcoming business requirements.

Outsourcing printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), sub-assemblies and product assemblies can contribute significantly to an OEM’s profitability and return on investment. Potential benefits include lower product cost, faster product introductions, higher quality and lower asset investment.
Identifying contract electronic manufacturing candidates for consideration can be a time-consuming process leading to questionable results. Key Electronics has developed a standardized process to make this daunting effort more palatable from a business perspective. Our Program Management Team will serve as the customer liason supported by a cross-functional transition team.

New Product Introductions (NPI):
The New Product Introduction (NPI) process is needed as products move from prototyping to production manufacturing and when products are moved from one manufacturing source to Key Electronics. The objective is to provide a seamless and timely transition of products into the manufacturing processes at Key Electronics. A Program Manager supported by a cross-functional team will take the customer’s product through every stage of the NPI process.
  • Concept
  • Design & Development
  • Product Manufacturing Readiness (DFM)
  • Prototype
  • Pre-Production
  • Production
  • Service
  • End of Life

Risk Management:
Risk Management is a continuous, forward-looking business process that is pervasive throughout the following areas at Key Electronics:
  • Quoting
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Design for Test
  • Contract Review
  • Supplier Selection and Performance
  • New Product Introductions
  • Manufacturing
  • Rework/Repair

Risk Management addresses issues that could endanger achievement of customer requirements by identifying risks at each stage of the business process and determining if they may be avoided, reduced, spread, transferred or prevented.
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