Design for Manufacturing

Can your design be manufactured?

Is your new product in the design stage? If yes, then it’s the best time to get some support from an EMS company that can save you time, money, aggravation, and/or frustration in the future. Here are some of the questions Enics can help you answer to make sure your design passes the manufacturability test.

1. BOM analysis

  • Are you going to be able to get the parts to build your product when you’re ready for them?
  • Where’s the best and most reliable place to source them and from who?
  • How can you get the best price and availability?
  • Do your parts meet certification requirements and international standards?
  • Will the parts you select be available for the life of the product?

2. Design analysis

  • Are components or parts too high, too tightly spaced, or blocking and affecting manufacturability?
  • Would you like to simulate your design against EMC issues?
  • Are interconnects or test points covered or not easily accessible?
  • Is your design fulfilling the defined user needs and operating requirements?
  • What are the best test methods for your product?

3. Manufacturability

  • Can your design be manufactured on today’s equipment? Future equipment?
  • How can your design be adapted to take advantage of the latest technologies?
  • Are there any changes you can make in the design to save time or money in the manufacturing process?
  • Does your design transition well to volume manufacturing?

Enics has the latest software and equipment, a team of experts in electronics, mechanical, processes, application, and test engineering, and we network and collaborate with some of the top technology institutions, like VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries, to look for future opportunities and technologies.

As you think about your design, consider Enics as your partner, and find out how we can best optimize and manufacture your design to become the product you envision.

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Achive Your Targets

How can Enics help you achieve your targets?

All Enics employees, up through top management, are committed to making your experience a success throughout your product’s life cycle. We support your company and personal targets by taking the time to understand the unique challenges of your product, company, customers, markets, and propose ways to ensure that your requirements are met. Customer engagement is critical to our joint success and at every step of the way we provide you the tools to be involved and stay informed.

Our tools that ease your work:

  • Visibility into Key Process Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Visibility into BOMS for pricing, availability, and obsolescence
  • Visibility into yield, defect, and return metrics
  • Collaborative design services and potential product enhancements
  • Product traceability
  • Data collection, analysis, and reporting throughout the manufacturing process
  • Comprehensive logistics services and support.

Being an EMS provider with a long history and culture that promotes honesty, integrity, and uncompromising quality in all of our actions, we have developed an excellent reputation, and as a result, continue to see global growth and an expanding customer base.

While our global network of factory locations enables you to rapidly shift products based on a variety of needs, you can feel safe knowing that as One Enics, everyone you encounter is committed to the same high standards throughout the company.

We ensure that no surprises will disturb achieving your targets, allowing you to rest calmly.

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Perfect Partner

Do you want to find a manufacturing partner who understands how to make things happen?

We have over 3000 employees in six countries throughout the world, but for our customers, we work as a single entity, we are One Enics! We have mature processes and staff in place with a proven track record to bring your product to life and to keep it pointed in a direction to deliver profitability to you and quality to your customers.

  • Enics’ focus is on Industrial Electronics, and we offer a wide range of engineering services to complement our manufacturing capabilities from the inception of your product and beyond.
  • We monitor your product pro-actively for potential improvements in process, test, yield, and the impact of obsolescence to allow time for changes and cost savings.
  • We source from preferred suppliers to ensure down to the component level that the parts we use are compliant to your needs.
  • Our use of standardized equipment, software, and processes between facilities lets your product technology transfer seamlessly from one site to another and allows us to provide you with consistent high quality service.
  • Our global presence and standardized processes allow us to shift capacity from one facility to another as product demand changes or to be in closer proximity to geographical areas.
  • We are transparent, and as the customer, you have access to real-time information via Enics Life – our customer portal.
  • Our uncompromising commitment to integrity, honesty, and quality is central to our culture and is apparent in every one of our employees.

Our customers demand the best, and that is exactly what we are committed to deliver. We are privileged to serve the top five OEMs in each of the Industrial Electronics sub-segments as long-term partners. Contact us if you would like to learn more about the Enics way of making things happen for your product!

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Total Cost of Ownership

How do you calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your product?

When you total all the costs involved in getting your product to market, the results can surprise you. TCO includes every cost—fixed and recurring–from product design down to end of service life. Doing a complete lifetime cost-of-ownership analysis lets you evaluate the real costs and provides a tool for examining where and how to reduce these costs.

Hidden costs: Sometimes the biggest savings are not from the amount you spend, but from the efficiencies you can create in the manufacturing and supply chain processes. In some cases, just an improvement of 0.01% yield can make a dramatic difference, as can all the factors that can help reduce time-to-market and reduce product failure when in service. Building a strategic plan and putting the proper procedures, processes, and quality controls in place helps avoid many of the hidden costs.

How Enics helps reduce costs:

  • Creates a strategic cooperation plan where all your requirements are met
  • Maximize the yield by conducting bill of material, design for manufacturability and testability analysis
  • Engages known, reliable suppliers for component and material sourcing, and supports the customer’s R&D regarding prototyping
  • Uses the most modern, fast, reliable equipment and systems
  • Builds test and inspection into the process to reduce rework and repair and improve quality and yield
  • Employs data and analysis tools to monitor the manufacturing process and provide status reports
  • Maintains open customer communication channels for better planning and flexibility. Operates a global organization with universal procedures and standards and a local footprint so a product can be transferred to the most cost-effective manufacturing site
  • Connects the customer with our logistics team to optimize shipping and handling
  • Offers complete after sales service and support to ensure the best cost-of-ownership throughout the product’s total life cycle.
  • Based on many of the above mentioned activities, we can help you to achieve your targets and gain annual savings in your product costs.

To ensure that your company is getting the best total cost of ownership, select an EMS company with years of knowledge and expertise manufacturing the highest quality products for companies like yours—that’s Enics.

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Competitive Advantage

What’s your competitive advantage?

Your immediate answer might be your product. Well, if that’s true, then the real competitive advantage is the team that helps you get that product to market. For the industrial market, that team is Enics.

From the earliest design stage through sourcing, manufacturing, inspection and test, packaging, shipping, after life services and all steps between, Enics is there. Choosing an experienced team with a proven track record and well-established facilities, state-of-art equipment, and resources in place to get the job done, lets you achieve your product vision.

The Enics advantage:

  • R&D and early design support
  • Enics Rapid prototyping and process feedback
  • Design for manufacturability and testability for up-front product enhancements
  • Planning, scheduling, tracking, data collection, and analysis to give you the visibility you need
  • Component selection, sourcing, and resource management
  • Industrialization of your product
  • Certifications to a wide range of customer and industry requirements
  • Manufacturing at state-of-the-art facilities in our global network
  • Targeted cost focus and annual cost-down activities
  • Enics’s team of highly capable, motivated professionals

Did you know that up to 80% of product costs are linked to early design? So give us a call, engage Enics and ensure your competitive advantage.



Manufacturing services for industrial electronics are our core. Our wide range of industrialization and life extension services complement our manufacturing capabilities from the inception of your product and beyond.

Good business is created by working together. At Enics, we increase the value of our customer’s business with joint product life cycle management. We establish the foundation for integrated new product introduction and industrialization, while making sure to include all partners in the process.We believe that working in parallel is the new Lean in Industrial Electronics. Our customers appreciate our holistic ideas and proven processes that optimize all aspects of a product’s value: cost, time-to-market, and quality. With our cross-functional teams we deliver quality products that realize your vision by utilizing the right resources throughout the life of your product.

Product Lifecycle

Our comprehensive Engineering, Manufacturing and After Sales Services make out our Lifecycle Services. All Enics services support cost competitiveness, quality and performance. Hover your mouse over the picture and see for yourself:


All Enics services are supporting cost competitiveness, quality and performance

Development Support

Enics helps your idea to become a reality – starting with your specifications to developing well-documented and industrialized products.

Our Design services consist of:

  • Component selection support
  • PCB layout services
  • Mechanics for electronics devices
  • Embedded SW development
  • IC (Asic & FPGA) Development
  • Redesign / Cost Reduction / Reverse Engineering
  • Electronics HW development
  • Database and System SW / Tool Development

Enics Rapid

Enics expedites delivery of prototypes and preproduction units.

Our prototype specialists manage all aspects of prototype delivery and make concrete proactive suggestions to reduce costs and improve product yields. A flat-rate pricing model is used to simplify prototype ordering.

Enics Rapid prototyping services consist of:

  • Material sourcing from qualified vendors
  • Rapid prototype development through customer pre-BOM
  • Assembly on mass production equipment
  • Visual, X-ray, and flying probe tests
  • Prototype reports detailing suggestions for improvement
  • Review meetings and manufacturability feedback

Enics NPI project management

Enics’ NPI project managers coordinate the introduction of your new product using standardized processes and gate reviews from first concept to the ready-for-market production release.

A standardized way of working, with accompanying reviews that substantiate the work, provide you with a shorter time-to-market, reduced product costs, robust product quality and a predictable project flow.

Our NPI project management service consists of project management, product target cost tracking, production technology support, and securing material availability for upcoming production lots.


Enics prepares your product for volume production.

Our product engineers analyze your product design for manufacturability to ensure the result is a robust high quality product.

Our Design for Manufacturing Analysis (DFMA) services include DFMA utilizing Mentor’s Valor tools to analyze the design. Analyses are performed on the

  • Component level
  • PCBA (board) level
  • System assembly level
  • Component life-cycle analysis (LCA).

Design for Test (DFT) analysis is done with the Aster TestWay tool.

Test Development

Enics has over 50 of its own test engineers who conduct test development projects.

As an EMS provider we have an in-depth understanding of the most efficient test solutions and knowledge of the critical factors for maintaining quality.
Using the most appropriate test method for each situation optimizes the test setup for volume and cost.

Full spectrum of test methods:

  • Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)
  • X-Ray Inspection (AXI)
  • In-Circuit Test (ICT)
  • Flying Probe Test
  • Boundary Scan
  • Functional Test (FCT)
  • High Voltage Test (HVT)
  • Burn-In

Our test engineering services consist of:

  • Design-for-Test (DFT)
  • Definition of test strategies
  • Design and setup of hardware, software and mechanical test
  • Fixture development for ICT, FCT and HVT
  • Test applications tailored to customer or Enics platforms.
  • Boundary scan applications
  • Test data collection and system analysis are standard parts of the Enics platform

Complete test documentation, installation, and product line support.

Enics Adapt

for flexible testing.
The Enics Adapt system provides unparalleled flexibility in production test systems.

The adapt system instrumentation is designed to cover all the requirements a modern electronics product test specification may require. The flexible modular design facilitates quick transitions from one product to another using a full-featured interface between the test equipment rack and a product-specific test adapter that’s tailored to your product’s requirements.

Enics Catch

for easy test data collection.

Enics Catch test data collection gives insight into how your products have performed in production tests. This allows you to measure how well-suited the product is for production and provides particularly valuable insight should there be problems in the field.

Test data is collected from in-circuit and functional test systems and stored in databases at Enics. Data can be delivered directly to you or analyzed and presented in various customized reports.

Business Transfer

Our established Product and Technology Transfer (PTT) process provides a clear unified structure with defined gates for the smooth transfer of products and technology.

Whether we are your outsourcing partner or you plan to consolidate your existing suppliers or second sources you can count on our PTT to transfer the process in the most optimal way. If production needs to be close to your customer or product volumes change, our PTT process transfers work to the most suitable Enics site within our global network. With our unified PTT process, you profit from a gain in efficiency, time, and decreased complexity, which means that you can concentrate on your core business.

PCBA Manufacturing, System Integration

We offer you a wide variety of state-of-the-art technologies and established processes for the assembly of your PCBAs and the integration of your system.

Our printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) process is based on solutions customized for your individual volume and product variant needs. Our automated production lines offer the highest quality, cost effectiveness, and on-time delivery. Our installed equipment can handle your current and future board assembly needs, allowing you to profit from our professional operational procedures, knowledge, and experience. Our PCB assembly services consist of all commonly used processes such as surface mount technology (SMT), through-hole technology (THT), cleaning, conformal coating, IC programming, special rework and repair.

Our system integration services consist of PCBA mounting to housings, (mechanics, mechatronics, and cable connections), software loading, system tests, packaging, documentation, and delivery using established logistics processes worldwide.


Our preventive maintenance services include customized maintenance plans and processes such as cleaning, inspections, upgrades, testing and special reporting.

Our preventive maintenance services can cover single devices or a complete overhaul of your installed fleet according to your time schedule.


With the help of a wide range of specialized tools, test systems, and our qualified employees we can repair your product quickly and professionally.

With our electronics repair, you benefit from the cost-efficient restoration of your failing device and increased future operational reliability. The performance of new product models can be improved by analyzing data already compiled and collected in our database from repaired field returns.

Our repair and analysis services include professional maintenance, cleaning, inspection, upgrades, test,
and restoration of product functionality.

Spare Part Manufacturing

Rapid, competent, and efficient production of spare parts helps you to minimize downtime and the resulting costs.

Our spare parts services include production, testing, component consultion, flexible logistic solutions and monitoring of process-relevant data to enhance planned and on-going logistics maintenance.

Product Care

Enics takes care of your existing products while you focus on new business. You can transfer your products to us with confidence.

Enics will maintain your product over its life cycle. We find replacement components in the event of obsolescence, supervise technology changes, investigate cost optimizations, and propose redesigns or prepare the product for a relaunch.

Enics provides the security of knowing that your product status and documentation are up-to-date. We continuously keep manufacturing documentation [JM1] current. Impacts to production caused by change requests are checked immediately and assessed for how they affect your product and production forecasts, and customers are notified of the results.

Our services in product care consist of documentation maintenance, discontinuation management, managing change requests, product optimizations, technology upgrades, and maintaining redesign capabilities for assembled boards and systems.

Enics Life

Enics Life is the unique web portal which transforms the way you manage your product portfolio. It gives you 24 hour convenient, transparent and easy access to all relevant information about your products and their status.

Advanced tool for analyzing & reporting
Enics Life provides reports supporting your business needs, optimize your ongoing production and safeguard the professional management of your products’ lifecycles from their introduction through after sales services—on a single platform, anywhere at any time.

Always up-to-date information for efficient and sustainable management of your products
We provide full access to your product’s structure and maintain it. The Enics Life portal also contains value-add services for customers not using our manufacturing services.

Supply Chain Modelling

To ensure the best possible operating mode for each business case, planning and setting-up the supply chain model includes input from both our customers and partners.

At Enics, we believe that you can continuously outperform the competition and achieve cost reductions when you properly manage your global risks and have a well-performing supply chain.

Global Sourcing & Supplier Management

In a complex global manufacturing and business environment, industrial electronics supply chain management (SCM) becomes critically important.
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Supply Chain Fulfillment

  • Flexibility
  • Supply chain segmentation
  • Supplier Integration
  • Lean processes
  • Transportation Management

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Enics Product Lifecycle Management Services

With Enics Product Lifecycle Management Services you have the lifecycle of your products and components fully under control.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) – available on Enics Life – is the answer to your business needs.

  • Enter new markets faster and generate more value-add
  • Speed-up your time-to-market
  • Professionally manage your obsolete components
  • Manage global compliance requirements like RoHS or conflict minerals easily
  • Get more return on your investment by managing long-term product availability.
  • Manage your product data throughout its lifecycle.
  • Secure obligations towards your customers

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Enics Supply Chain Management: Supply Quality, Delivery Flexibility and Security; Managed Total Cost

"In a complex global manufacturing and business environment, industrial electronics supply chain management (SCM) becomes critically important. As Enics is a customer-oriented partner in SCM, we want to ensure our customers the best service level and delivery flexibility to their customers."

- Petri Helin
  Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

The essence of Enics’ industrial electronics supply chain management is collaboration with our partners throughout the value chain to reduce customer supply chain complexity and to provide managed and optimized supply chain services. By working with us, our customers can keep their focus on their own business fundamentals and build for future success.

One Enics

Electronic component procurement is one of the most globalized businesses, making it one of the most complex disciplines in the manufacturing world.

Enics has always invested in maximizing the supply chain in terms of organization, tools and processes, with an emphasis on flexibility, secure delivery, increased visibility and supply quality. As a global company, Enics creates customer-focused, end-to-end supply chain strategies and solutions that optimize the total cost of ownership.

Enics combines its local and global organizations to take advantage of both its global expertise, purchasing and consolidation benefits and the benefits of having manufacturing and operational activities in close proximity to the customer.


  • All Enics supply chain-related activities, processes and its ERP system are harmonized and supported through its global business processes. This ensures customers that they will have the same supply chain experience wherever and whenever they are engaged with Enics.
  • The One Enics philosophy ensures that all suppliers, supply partners and customers are treated with the same strategy, processes, tools and organization no matter who they are or where they are located.This enables Enics to develop relationships with long-term benefits for all parties.
  • We believe in end-to-end supply chain integration and work in tandem with our customers and supply partners to devise innovative solutions.
  • We uphold Enics values in all supplier relationships and aspire to be the most professional supply chain organization in the EMS industry.


Supply Chain Fullfilment


Extensive supply chain models, supplier integration processes, and different logistical agreements help to increase flexibility and deliverability of an ordered product mix to our customers. We have the ability to cope with customer specific flexibility agreements via DSC design and modelling activities.

Supply chain segmentation

  • Enics Operational Modeling based on customer and product portfolio specific needs in order to provide best service solution
  • Increase customer value while decreasing operating costs through standardized operational models and analytical decision making by analyzing product specific demand and supply chains
  • Collaboration and innovation with our customers and suppliers are key in order to strengthen competitiveness through-out the demand-supply chain

Supplier Integration

  • Our aim is to develop long-term sustainable solutions together with our suppliers, through the alignment and integration of our procurement logistics processes and collaboration tools, while enhancing value to our customers.
  • Our supply chain processes are harmonized in all our business units supported  by a common ERP. This enables us to offer our global partners the ‘One Enics supply experience’ across our locations.


Enics Supply Chain organization applies the LEAN in its efforts of continuous improvement. We aim to remove or minimize the 8 Wastes of:

  • Over-production
  • Quality defects
  • Waiting
  • Transportation
  • Over-processing
  • Inventory
  • Unused creativity
  • Excess motion


Transportation Management

The transportation and customs clearance management is handled by Enics logistics team based in Enics Business Units. Enics is using a few preferred Logistics Service Providers (LSP) which has a solid network with a global reach enabling reduced logistics complexity and risks.

Global Sourcing

Market Intelligence

The Monthly Supply Chain Review is a report that gives an overview of the latest events impacting the electronics supply chain. In this report, Enics also shares market views and expectations regarding lead times and pricing trends.

Risk Management

Enics’ Source and Select Supplier process targets a supplier base that best fulfills the requirements of Enics and its customers. Key areas are quality, flexibility and cost competitiveness.

Business practices and agreements are set in place from the beginning so there is a common understanding of roles, responsibilities and expectations in our long-term business relationships with our partners.

Enics’ Code of Conduct defines the sustainable policies that the company applies in working with its partners. Having one uniform set of continuous improvement standards, enables us to work jointly with our customers to ensure that the principles of the United Nations Global Compact are implemented.

Opportunities in Cost-Competitive Countries

Asia is one of the key regions for Enics’ Global Sourcing, with the focus on multiple commodities, especially in China. The maturity of the Chinese printed wiring board (PWB) manufacturing industry and its capabilities in mechanics increase flexibility, quality and cost competitiveness, providing stability with mitigated risks. Alternately, when the main focus is on plastics and box-build technologies, Enics can provide mechanical services in Eastern Europe. Having both local and global suppliers, and being able to utilize the one that best fits each particular situation, results in even greater flexibility in terms of shorter lead times, smaller minimum order quantities and reduced logistics costs.

Supplier Quality Management

Supplier Quality Management (SQM) is a natural part of Supply Chain. One of the important roles of SQM is to ensure that processes are in place which guarantee that Suppliers are aware of requirements and follow them.
When Enics and its suppliers work together to improve processes, products and service quality, it is mutually beneficial to both parties and contributes to excellent customer satisfaction.
Implementing a high level of process capabilities and using standardized processes throughout the company globally, guarantees that Enics can support its customers so they can be competitive and strong in their markets.
Enics invests in long-term partnerships with its Suppliers. Careful Supplier selection and good communication models are the main contributors to making these long-term partnerships viable.



Within Industrial Electronics, Enics operates in the following segments, among others:



4 out of 5 global technology leaders in Power Management Solutions trust Enics in helping them become more efficient, reliable, safe and sustainable in their operations. Enics has over 40 years of expertise in this field.

Safety & Security

Safety & Security

Safety and Security are important part of well-being of people and business continuity. Enics serves 3 leading companies in the world. Enics has experience in multiple fields such as video surveillance, fire & gas and access control.



More than 40 years of expertise in delivering solutions in Railway business. IRIS certificate and our extensive knowledge on securing our customers' long-term obligations, make us the preferred partner for all leading OEMs in this segment.

Industrial Automation

Industrial Automation

Enics has 40 years of expertise in Factory automation, Robotics, Process Automation and is delivering solution for industry leading OEMs.

Building Control

Building Control

Enics supports several leading companies in building solutions, which offer comfort in life and energy savings during the life cycle of a building.



With ISO13485 medical certificate and more than 20 years of experience make us the preferred partner for leading medical OEMs in the world.

Instrumentation & Measurement

Instrumentation & Measurement

Our tester technology understanding make us a unique partner for Instrumentation & Measurement business and we are delivering solutions for leading companies in the world.

Elevators & Escalators

Elevators & Escalators

With more than 40 years of expertise, Enics is delivering solutions for 3 largest companies in the world.



3 out of 5 largest companies in the world are our customers. Enics has long experience in supporting Drives segment.

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