EFE takes a solutions-based approach to contract manufacturing.
As part of our value engineering process, we embed our designers and manufacturing experts with the organizations we serve. Together, we can maximize value, minimize cost, and work toward a more succinct product transfer. As part of your team, we can better understand your requirements and facilitate your success.
Continuous customer support and long-term business relationships form the foundation of EFE’s success. With over 50 years of contract manufacturing experience, EFE has proven management techniques that ensure first-rate and efficient completion of our customers’ projects. EFE’s core competencies include:
- Documentation Enhancement
- Manufacturing Strategy Selection
- Material Planning
- Product Realization
- Functional Test / Inspection
- Packaging / Preparation and Shipment
- Aftermarket Services
Typical pre-production preparation includes finalizing prints and drawings, BOM completion, defining product requirements, and confirming any industry-specific quality mandates. Additional steps may include substituting obsolete parts or sorting out revision-level confusion. While companies lacking our expertise may require significant guidance to complete these steps, EFE offers comprehensive, turnkey service.
Manufacturing Strategy Selection
Ideal planning elements include rightsized production, volume-based capacity structure requirements, and master scheduling. EFE combines these strategies with assembly operations (as needed) and a cellular flow or one-off batch environment as determined by volume requirements.
Our enterprise-wide ERP system includes a materials/inventory management element, and we feature tactical and strategic supply chain management through Kanban and MRP-based methodologies, along with other Lean tools.
Efficient production requires successful design and planning, the right process, trained operators with proper, calibrated equipment, and a structured environment (preferably with IPC-A-610 IPC/WHMA-A-620A and J Standard certification). Together, these elements enable EFE to deliver on its promise of operational excellence.
Functional Test / Inspection
Trained, certified operators provide in-process final test, quality checks, and inspections. This enables a level of quality assurance that aligns with our range of certifications.
Packaging / Preparation and Shipment
After final test, product is stored for Kanban release or packaged for shipment. EFE can also facilitate drop shipment to your end-users utilizing our packaging/paperwork or yours.
EFE is your business partner for the entire life of your product. Products can be returned to the factory for refurbishment, or EFE can offer support via on-site repair services or phone support.