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WESTROM US & China Manufacturing Services

Our manufacturing services are tailored to small and medium sized companies in these sectors:
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Electronic Components
  • Electronic Assembly
  • Light Mechanical Assembly
  • Light Mechanical Components
  • Light Industrial Products
  • Assembly Machines
  • Plastics & Molding
  • Specialty Consumer Durables
  • Textile Cloth, Cut & Sew
  • Tooling of all types
  • WESTROM offers manufacturing improvement services to small and medium size enterprise in the US, their Chinese sub-contractors and also directly to Chinese manufactures:


       US-China Manufacturing Strategy

    Outcome: A strategic plan that defines your future manufacturing network: the products, capacities and capabilities of your plants in the US and China

    Acquisition, divestiture, carved-outs and other strategic actions require rationalization and integration of the new manufacturing network. WESTROM can evaluate and build the business case to rationalize manufacturing network, account for supply chain risk, intellectual property risk, plus capacity additions or reductions. We specialize in evaluation of Chinese-US networks, including Chinese wholly owned, turn-key, joint ventures and other forms of manufacturing capacities



       China Manufacturing Plant Strategy

    Outcome: Analysis and recommendation for your Chinese manufacturing plant

    WESTROM can evaluate the business case for the establishment of a Chinese operation: wholly owned, turn-key, joint venture, captured plant and other arrangements of Chinese manufacturing capacity



       US-China Operational Gap Remediation

    Outcome: Identification and elimination of Chinese-US operational gaps

    A truly mediocre strategic plan implemented and executed well with discipline prevails over the perfect strategic plan executed poorly. WESTROM analyzes the operational obstacles that are preventing you achieving success with your China operations. Leveraging solid management, operations science, and knowledge of China, we help you close the gaps and realize the objectives of your strategic China plan



       Lean Manufacturing and Drum-Buffer-Rope TOC Implementation

    Outcome: Increased Chinese manufacturing productivity and competitiveness

    Your company started operations in China to gain a competitive advantage; of course so have your competitors. Low cost manufacturing driven by low labor rates is a passing advantage. To remain competitive, your Chinese manufacturing operations must continually increase their productivity. Solid manufacturing begins with workable framework. Our experience shows that Lean Manufacturing provides this framework. Our Chinese experience position WESTROM uniquely to implement or help you implement lean manufacturing and to leverage Theory of Constraints Drum-Buffer-Rope concepts to drive productivity improvements



       Manufacturing Process Characterization

    Outcome: Fully characterized Chinese manufacturing processes - defined and documented Chinese manufacturing capability

    New manufacturing plants, floors or cells require that the processes are well defined and communicated. New products or significant product redesigns require the same detail with existing equipment and newly designed equipment and processes. WESTROM has the experience to design and implement plant layouts, material flows and manufacturing cells for light mechanical assembly, electronics and electronic assembly



       Machine, Tooling and Material Qualification

    Outcome: Qualified fit-for-purpose machines, tooling and material supply

    New machines, tooling or material suppliers require qualification to ensure production of a satisfactory product and a satisfied customer. WESTROM can implement or help you implement systematic repeatable process for the qualification of machines, machine cells, assembly lines, tooling and materials to meet your plant production and quality goals



       Manufacturing and Engineering Technical Staff Training

    Outcome: China and US staff trained for US-China operations

    It is critical that operators, technicians, engineers, and managers are provided with the tools they need to meet your company's strategic plan and enable your organization's success. WESTROM can provide the training your team needs for US-China cross-functional skills to ensure your manufacturing team's success



       China Green & Brown Field Development

    Outcome: New or increased Chinese manufacturing capacity

    The current Chinese supply base may not provide the capacity or capability required to meet your supply needs; or your cost requirements are driving you to the even lower cost areas of northern and western China. WESTROM has the experience, cultural context and contacts to develop new or redevelop existing Chinese operations to build your light mechanical assembly, electronics or electronics assemblies, typically within 24-36 months



       China Turn-Key Partner Acquisition

    Outcome: New or increased Chinese manufacturing capacity

    The current Chinese supply base may not provide the capacity or capability required to meet your supply needs; or your cost requirements are driving you to the even lower cost areas of northern and western China. WESTROM has the experience, cultural context and contacts required to evaluate, acquire and transition an existing Chinese supplier into your operation, within 12-24 months. And unlike a typical Chinese supplier arrangement, a turn-key partner exclusively builds your light mechanical assembly, electronics or electronics assemblies



       China Turn-Key Partner Management

    Outcome: New China supply management costs and reduced Chinese supply risks

    Different turn-key manufacturing partners require different levels of technical and management support. We provide a range of services from management of existing turn-key operations to the creation of new turn-key partners. WESTROM offers a total Chinese sourcing solution by providing outsourced management of your Chinese operations, domestic Chinese logistics and international logistics from China into the US

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