OUr vision on oem: is it a revolution or an evolution

Vision on a new perspective

We see that Menzing’s customers are continuously specialising and consciously opt for the development and construction of machines outside their own production environment. Traditionally, these companies went to the OEM market, but that tradition is now being toyed with. Increasingly, the price of machines is not determined by their development, but by the market. The development trajectory must be adapted to this, and must be set up far more efficiently; using better techniques and suppliers with the right focus.

At the same time, we see that the techniques are developing at a rapid pace. A pace which is often higher than that which the market is capable of adjusting to. Consider the Internet of Things, or 3D printing, for example. In these areas, only highly specialised companies can keep up with the progress of technology. Menzing surrounds itself with such companies, and assesses them based on their available knowledge and their delivery reliability. Subsequently, it delves into the design of modularly-designed machines and directs all these modules or parts that are produced at these highly-specialised companies. This has advantages.

In practice, we see that this working method – of which Menzing is the developer, director of the supply chain and takes responsibility for the assembly of products – leads to better and cheaper products. On top of that, we see that the system that is constructed in this manner is far more flexible than anything an OEM can offer. Module constructors always have a second supplier alongside them. That does not only guarantee that extra attention is paid to quality, but also provides the guarantee of flexibility of this system. Menzing has a new, divergent perspective regarding the production of machines; a perspective that has greatly decreased the gap between a product’s introduction and the successful rollout of its first series.

How to solve day by day oem deliverability issues

Solve OEM deliverability issues

The market is continuously confronted with the delivery reliability of the OEM. On the one hand, this is because there is an enormous lack of flexibility in the sector, which is fed by resources that are, by definition, limited. On top of that, schedules are rarely met. Planners in the OEM who feel the pressure to heighten delivery reliability will often have the urge to add more “safety time” to their planning. This, however, is a pitfall that sets a negative spiral in motion.

How menzing reduces
time to market

How Menzing reduces time-to-market

Once you have a clear vision about your new machine, there’s no time to lose. As time is literally money in that case. Every day of delay in the market means loss of revenue and increases the risk of your competitor being ahead of you. It is entirely logical that the ‘time-to-market’ is essential for you. Of course you want to be meticulous and speed shouldn’t be at the expense of the quality of the delivered end-product, but at the same time; not another moment should be lost.

Menzing is keeping a close eye on Baxter

Baxter robot

According to experts, the age in which robots and people will be working together has commenced. Tony Fadell, closely involved with the development of the iPod and iPhone, calls the development of Baxter “a Macintosh moment for the robotic world”. Manufacturers have been using robots in product assembly for more than fifty years, but they never really cooperated with humans.

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