OEMs in North America have continued to cut their work forces to survive the economic downturn. In some cases, the downturn has been so severe that OEMs have had to downsize parts of their organizations that have previously been untouchable — such as the engineering department that is responsible for the new design of products. Without these new products, OEMs fall behind their competition and have to find other ways to compete, such as cutting prices on existing products. Zurvahn offers a solution to the problem through its Zurvahn Technology Center—Outsource Engineering.
In order to keep up with demand, Zurvahn has expanded capacity in its technology center to help more OEMs design their new products and get them to market faster. Zurvahn is doing this by providing numerous engineering design services, including Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Layout, DF(x), design for manufacturing and test, component engineering, system architecture, product integrity, design validation, and ICT, functional test engineering and development. Additional services include specific electrical, mechanical and software design, mechanical design services, and software design services.
Once the design is complete and the OEM is ready for manufacturing, they need prototypes to prove the OEM design works. Through the ZTC, Zurvahn provides local quick-turn engineering prototypes. Zurvahn even provides full turnkey material handling for these prototypes through its proprietary Inovision Material Handling System (MHS).
Zurvahn, the supply chain management expert, is an Electronic Manufacturing Service provider for mid- to low-volume products to Original Equipment Manufacturers worldwide. Zurvahn accomplishes this by assisting its customers design reliable products, manufacture products cost effectively, lower inventory requirements and deliver quality products and services on time.