Streamlining Design, Manufacturing Through Vertical Integration

JVIS has built a reputation on an unwavering commitment to quality. That has never been a question.

However, while the company’s name has become synonymous with excellence in the global supply chain, it’s the all-encompassing vertical integration that JVIS embraces that truly gives customers of the supplier an edge.

“Vertical integration is about time and cost. That’s the bottom line,” said JVIS Vice President of Business Development Mike Froude. “It makes things less costly and there are going to be fewer mistakes. Our vertical integration makes a very big difference for our customers because they realize we can get their product to market quicker and be more cost-efficient doing it.”

Competitors may not perform the upfront design work on a product and have a limited role in the manufacturing side, perhaps related to a specific technology. They often require additional components to be acquired elsewhere, which can slow down and add cost to the project. JVIS doesn’t have to rely on third-party vendors because the company can handle every aspect of the project in-house, from design, engineering and tooling to verification, manufacturing and assembly. JVIS believes vertical integration is a value-add for their customers and an added layer of quality assurance — the more vendors involved in the process opens the door to possible errors. The complete, top-to-bottom, inclusive vertical integration approach at JVIS eliminates those opportunities for miscalculations and inaccuracies to arise.

“If you look at various competitors in the industry, they manufacture a part based on their core technology, and purchase everything else,” Froude said. “We don’t do that because we don’t need to do that.”

JVIS is engineered to accommodate the specific needs of each customer, and JVIS’s expert staff is there to provide their expertise and experience from an original concept phase to recommending streamlined improvements. The result is a feasible and effective end product through the manufacturing process and end-user experience.

“Sometimes we just get a concept from a customer who says, ‘This is what I’m thinking,’ and we do the design and developing,” Froude said. “Other times, a customer might know what they want in a product, but the design they have is something that can’t be made or can’t be made repeatedly. We can do it differently and do it at a reduced cost.”

That type of in-house know-how is available because of the global reach JVIS has in the industry. From its foundation in North America, JVIS is able to draw upon regional and global expertise to exceed customer expectations.

“When the work day ends in North America, the designs can still be optimized globally, so we’re really a 24/7 operation,” Froude said. “That’s part of what makes our vertical integration superior and gets our customers’ products to market faster. We can leverage our global footprint to offer a wider range of technologies than our competitors.”

JVIS’s vertical integration process means that what was once an extremely lengthy process from concept to consumer is now much quicker, thereby greatly reducing not only time, but also cost. JVIS customers can achieve their needs in the most efficient and effective process through a system that provides real-time feedback to designers using the latest technologies such as virtual and analytical tools,to optimize designs.

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