FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
"Taking the noise out of procurement"
WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT ?
We represent a number of electronics design and manufacturing companies. We maintain close relationships, and are able to easily identify the right partner company for your project. We have done all the due diligence and selected partners we feel are ideally suited for various build requirements. Maybe you just need something done quickly and your current CEM doesn't have capacity, or you are a growing company and don't have the resource to manage the build process.
By letting NanoES manage your design, we can help you deal with multiple suppliers without you having to.
WHY DON'T I JUST DEAL DIRECT WITH THE MANUFACTURER AND CUT OUT THE MIDDLE MAN ?
You can, and a lot of people will want to. We offer the flexibility that can often be needed, as well as market knowledge. We will manage the process for you, getting PCBs assembled quickly and efficiently. We will continue to act as your account manager on behalf of the supplier, we work closely with our suppliers to ensure there is no extra cost impact to you. Maybe you need rapid prototypes made, but also someone to produce a full assembly. Instead of adding 2 or 3 new suppliers, we can act as a single point of contact and move the work seamlessly from one to another.
There is also no middle man fee, we get preferential rates from our suppliers, so they are paying for our services not the customer.
CAN I SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH THE SUPPLIER AND VISIT THEM ?
Absolutley yes, this is important to us as the PCBs are important to you. We offer full transparency and operate with a level of trust between all parties. While we will act as your "account manager", there will be requirements for direct contact with the factory. Our involvement will be to ensure you get the answers you need and any issues are resolved quickly.
CAN YOU PROVIDE ME PRICING QUICKLY ?
We aim to quote for assembly within 24-48 hours. We cost up the components, passing a clean BoM over to the supplier who arranges labour costs. This speeds up the process. No point looking for a 5 day PCB build if it takes 10 days to get a quote.
WHAT ARE YOUR CAPABILITIES AND WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU HAVE?
We don't physically manufacture anything, our partners do and have a range of assembly equipment available. From SMT to PTH assembly equipment, AOI and Xray capabilities. We aim to find the most suitable partner for your product. Which might mean we have a different supplier for each product you have.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY BUSINESS GROWS AND I NEED TO HAVE A DEDICATED RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MANUFACTURER?
That's ok and understandable, we have an agreement with our suppliers that this could and probably will happen. We have agreed preferential terms should this happen, so no one loses out. But we would continue to work and act as your account manager on behalf of the chosen supplier.
WHO DO I PLACE THE PO WITH ?
Orders should come to NanoES. We will provide the quote and invoice from ourselves and manage the orders for you.
WHO DO I SPEAK TO TO PROGRESS MY ORDER OR IF I NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE ?
You would treat us as your supplier, so in the first instance you would contact NanoES for the information. We may decide at the outset that it makes sense due to the nature of the product to have a factory contact, in which case we will arrange for a direct contact for you to speak to.
SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, WHAT'S THE CATCH ?
As far as we can see nothing. Its a win win win for everyone. You as the customer get to speak to someone supportive and understanding who can find the best solution for your needs. The suppliers get someone promoting their service and generating work without having a direct employee cost.
WHAT IS A MANUFACTURING AGENCY
According to ChatGPT , a manufacturing agency plays various roles, including:
Product Design and Development: They help clients in designing and developing new products based on their specifications.
Sourcing and Procurement: They assist clients in sourcing raw materials, components, and other supplies needed for manufacturing.
Quality Control: They ensure that the production process meets the required quality standards and that the final product is of the desired quality.
Production Management: They manage the production process, including scheduling, coordinating with suppliers and workers, and monitoring progress to ensure the timely delivery of the finished product.
Logistics and Shipping: They arrange for the storage and transportation of raw materials, components, and finished products.
Customer Service: They provide support and assistance to clients regarding the production process, delivery schedules, and product quality.
Overall, a manufacturing agency serves as a one-stop solution for clients looking to outsource their manufacturing needs.
Outsourcing, or contracting with an external organization or individual to perform certain business functions, offers several benefits, including:
Cost Savings: Outsourcing can reduce labor and overhead costs, as the outsourcing partner often specializes in providing the outsourced services, allowing for economies of scale.
Improved Efficiency: Outsourcing can allow companies to focus on their core competencies, while leaving non-core functions to the outsourcing partner. This can lead to improved efficiency and effectiveness in both areas.
Access to Specialized Expertise: Outsourcing can give companies access to specialized expertise and resources that they may not have in-house.
Flexibility: Outsourcing arrangements can be structured to provide companies with the flexibility to scale up or down their operations as needed.
Improved Quality: Outsourcing partners may have the latest technology and best practices, which can lead to improved quality in the outsourced services.
Time Savings: Outsourcing can free up time for companies to focus on more strategic initiatives, as the outsourcing partner handles routine tasks.
Overall, outsourcing can help companies to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, and focus on their core competencies. However, it is important to carefully evaluate potential outsourcing partners and thoroughly consider the risks and benefits before making a decision to outsource.