Averna White Paper: Strengthening the Global Supply Chain Is Key to Manufacturing Better Products

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Explains how leading-edge analytics tools can improve manufacturing efficiency, drive product innovation and enhance competitiveness.

Averna, the premier manufacturing solution provider to electronics and communications OEMs, announced today the availability of a white paper entitled “Managing Risks and Mitigating Failures in a Fragile Global Supply Chain.” With substantial expertise in all aspects of the manufacturing test milieu around the world, Averna has produced a thought-provoking examination of the common problems OEMs face designing, testing and producing high-tech products in an environment of increasingly demanding customers and growing competition.

Every day, media headlines bring new examples of the complex, tightly interconnected and uniquely vulnerable nature of the global supply chain. In recent years some of the world’s most-admired brands have seen their hard-earned reputations for quality and innovation suffer because substandard products made it all the way to the consumer. Even seemingly minor supply chain problems can cause major downstream problems, meaning manufacturers can face huge issues bringing their products – which may be designed on one continent yet assembled and tested on another – successfully to market.

“Over the years we have worked with many global manufacturers so we’ve become acutely aware of the issues they face,” said Pascal Pilon, President and CEO of Averna Inc. “With this white paper we want to share some of that market intelligence to help OEMs leverage their manufacturing test and product data to push them to the forefront of product innovation, quality and profitability.” Pilon also noted: “OEMs need comprehensive, detailed insight into every stage of their distributed design and manufacturing processes in real time. This paper explains the game-changing benefits that manufacturing analytics tools can provide for them.”

Averna believes that this white paper is a must-read for supply chain executives and others who want to learn more about how leading-edge manufacturing test technologies can drive innovation in crucial ways to harmonize their global supply chains, leading to tangible benefits such as shortening the product design cycle, moving products from prototype to release more rapidly, improving quality, and reducing return merchandise authorizations (RMAs). This publication discusses current global supply chain challenges, as well as the implementation strategies, decision factors and real-world benefits of manufacturing test technology solutions.

Cambashi Principal Analyst Julie Fraser reviewed the white paper, and noted: “Today’s electronics supply chain must improve product quality, as customers have zero tolerance for defects. This paper is a frank discussion of this critical issue and explains the central role of product test data in business outcomes. Averna does a great job illustrating how the various stakeholder teams are involved (finance, operations, compliance, quality, design, marketing, and product line management). This paper covers key considerations for these teams in deciding how to create visibility into the product data at every stage.”

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To obtain your free copy of the white paper, go to http://www.averna.com/go/WP_September

About Averna
Averna is a premier manufacturing solution provider for communications and electronics device makers worldwide, helping them deliver a better end-user customer experience. Key Averna clients in the communications, aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer electronics, and medical device industries use Proligent®, RF Test Instruments, and other test solutions to accelerate product development, reduce manufacturing costs, achieve superior quality throughout the lifecycle, and solve critical supply chain issues.

Averna has offices and sales partners around the world. Incorporated in 1999, Averna is a Best in Test award winner and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2009 recipient and since 2007 has been honored as one of the Deloitte Fast 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America.

Averna and Proligent are registered trademarks or trademarks of Averna. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. © Copyright 2011 Averna. All rights reserved.


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