Consulting services deliver increased profits
Zuken's consulting services have one objective - to help you improve profitability through increased efficiency and effectiveness in your business processes. With this common objective in mind, we work in close partnership with our customers, not only to advise on design and manufacturing solutions but also to help implement our recommendations. As each project progresses, the results of our joint efforts are evaluated in detail and honed to achieve the best possible outcome.
Zuken's consulting service does not stop at electronic design, nor does it look at it in isolation, instead it spans the whole process of developing products from the first concept through to manufacturing. Of course, every company has very individual requirements. That's why every Zuken EDA or e-PLM (Product Lifecycle Management for electronic engineering products) solution is tailored to each customer's processes, practices and objectives for improvement. In every instance we take account of the trends in today's fast-changing electronics manufacturing businesses: globalization of design and manufacturing, shrinking product life cycles and extreme miniaturization of electronic products, to mention just a few.
Critically, Zuken's business process consultancy starts with design, where 70-80% of final product costs are determined. It's only through an in-depth understanding of evolving design methodologies, and the impact that these have on other business activities, that productivity, quality and profitability can be optimized.
No longer is it enough to view design, manufacturing and other business processes in isolation. A successful business must integrate these processes into a streamlined method of Product Lifecycle Management. For electronic engineering products, we call this e-PLM. Removing duplication of effort, improving communications between business processes and boosting productivity and profits are essential if businesses are to survive in a globally competitive economy.
Amongst the key challenges faced by electronics designers are increasing signal speeds, product miniaturization, demands for improved system functionality, and the drive to be first to market with new products and technologies. All of these issues have to be addressed in the context of today's distributed design and manufacturing environments, both in terms of geographic location and time zones.