Assembly and Production

Utilizing SinoScan to locate part or all of your production chain in China enables you to cut costs, while minimizing risk and capital investment. SinoScan assembly & production takes place in a controlled and secure environment, with engineers and quality personnel present from start to finish.

We strongly believe that taken together; the price level at which we are able to purchase production input, the risk reduction, and the savings in asset investment make SinoScan a worthwhile approach to cost-efficient, high-quality Assembly & Production.

Products or sub-assemblies are delivered anywhere in the world to production lines or finished goods stock. If necessary, SinoScan can also handle stock arrangements globally.

SinoScan offers:

  • Cost and capital optimization
  • Secure and controlled environment with constant access to engineers
  • Minimize risks related to quality, delivery and IPR
  • Access to cost-efficient production input across a wide range of materials and processes
  • Packaging, logistics and stock management
  • Project Planning
    Management
    IPR
    • SinoScan’s Western engineers liaise with the customer, perform initial investigations and assume overall management responsiblity throughout the product life cycle.Day-to-day operational management is handled by our Chinese project engineering team.Specialised materials and processes engineering teams are tasked with pre-production and quotation work on discrete components related to their field of expertise.Component Engineers report to our project engineering team who collaborate with Western engineers on final decisions.
    • For products where protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) is a concern, SinoScan ensures that discrete product components are sourced at different suppliers and final assembly or production done at our own secure facility.Furtermore, all customer-related information stays within SinoScan’s Western market companies and our ISO9001:2008-certified documentation office in Shanghai. At our documentation office all sensitive information is removed from drawings and specifications before being released to engineers and suppliers.As per customer requirements, SinoScan enters into legally binding agreements to adequately safeguard the customer’s intellectual property.
  • Component Pre-Production & Quotation
    Documentation
    Engineering
    Supplier
    • Component drawings are supplied by customer or done by SinoScan’s engineers and documentation department.Component part specifications in English and Chinese are prepared to ensure clarity and a sufficient level of detail with regard to technical requirements, standards and definitions throughout the supply chain.All documentation is maintained by our Quality department in English and Chinese in accordance with our ISO9001:2008-certified quality management system.
    • SinoScan’s Western and Chinese engineering teams work with the customer and potential suppliers to identify the component production processes that provides optimal cost and quality performance for each specific part.If needed, SinoScan’s engineers will advise the customer on component design as well as process selection to optimize for production cost and quality.
    • SinoScan has in its network more than 100 active suppliers, many of them with a history of cooperation lasting 10-15 years. Our understanding of the capabilities of each supplier within each field and our relation with them, are important assets during the quotation work.Potential suppliers of each discrete component are shortlisted during the initial investigation. Final supplier selction is done collaboratively by SinoScan’s component engineering teams, project engineering team and Western engineers based on supplier capability, capacity, cost, and past performance.
  • Product Pre-Production & Quotation
    Documentation
    Workshop
    Quotation
    • Product drawings are supplied by customer or done by SinoScan’s engineers and documentation department.As with components, product part specifications in English and Chinese are prepared to ensure clarity and a sufficient level of detail with regard to technical requirements, standards and definitions throughout the supply chain.Additionally, work flow plans and work station assembly/production instructions are issued in collaboration with our workshop engineers.All documentation is maintained by our Quality department in English and Chinese in accordance with our ISO9001:2008-certified quality management system.
    • Project engineers and workshop engineers collaborate on selection of assembly/production methods and preparation of work flow and work station instructions.Workshop purchasing department handles procurement of tooling and standard components.Internal workshop quotation is submitted to project engineer and Western engineer.
    • Quotations are provided with part specifications and include unit and tooling prices, based on documentation, batch size, stock arrangements, and estimated annual usage.Prices are quoted DDP in customer’s local currency or otherwise as per customer requirements.All business transactions are conducted between the customer and SinoScan UK.Standard payment terms are 8 days after delivery.

      No prepayment or L/C is required.

      50 percent of tooling costs are paid at commencement of sample production and the remainder at sample approval.

      Tooling is the sole property of the customer.

      Unit Prices are adjusted when the combined change of material index price and currency rate is in excess of 5 percent of said unit price.

      Local/off-shore Warehousing and/or vendor managed inventory (VMI) services provided as needed.

  • Component Tooling and Sample Production
    Tooling
    Samples
    Test Report
    Approval
    • During component tooling and sample production SinoScan’s Western and Chinese engineers work closely with the supplier, to ensure full compliance with technical requirements and quality standards.Although SinoScan assumes full responsibility for production and maintenance of tooling, it remains the sole property of the customer.All samples are produced with final production tools to ensure consistency between samples and actual production batches.
    • Component samples are submitted to SinoScan’s Western engineer, Shanghai project engineering team and workshop engineers. Samples are labeled, stored and entered into our ISO9001:2008-certified quality management system (QMS) together with all relevant test reports and certificates.If several iterations of sample production are necessary, all sample versions and related documentation are likewise labeled, stored and recorded in our QMS.
    • During the sample production stage, an original test report (OTR) is drafted by SinoScan’s engineers for each specific component.Component OTR specifies all dimensions, tolerances, surface requirements, functionality requirements and other requirements that are to be measured and/or tested and documented.Internal test reports based on the OTR are provided with all deliveries to SinoScan’s assembly/production workshop throughout the product life cycle.Additionally, for components as well as finished products, SinoScan provides its current customers with a wide range of in-house, supplier and 3rd party certificates related to material composition, specific industries, functionalities, and various regional directives.
    • Samples and all relevant documentation are delivered to Western engineer, project engineer and workshop engineer for approval and commencement of product sample assembly/production.Where it is deemed necessary, SinoScan’s Western engineer collaborates with customer on component sample approval before commencement of product sample assembly/production.
  • Product Tooling and Sample Assembly/Production
    Tooling
    Samples
    Test Report
    Approval
    • During component tooling and sample production SinoScan’s Western and Chinese engineers work closely with the supplier, to ensure full compliance with technical requirements and quality standards.Although SinoScan assumes full responsibility for production and maintenance of tooling, it remains the sole property of the customer.All samples are produced with final production tools to ensure consistency between samples and actual production batches.
    • An agreed number of final product samples are distributed to the customer, the relevant SinoScan market company, SinoScan’s project engineering office as well workshop department in Shanghai.Product samples are labeled, stored and entered into our ISO9001:2008-certified quality management system (QMS) together with all relevant test reports and certificates.If several iterations of product sample production are necessary, all sample versions and related documentation are likewise labeled, stored and recorded in our QMS.
    • During the product sample assembly/production stage, an original test report (OTR) is drafted by SinoScan’s project and workshop engineers.Product OTR specifies all dimensions, tolerances, surface requirements, functionality requirements and other requirements that are to be measured and/or tested and documented.Full test reports based on the OTR are provided with all deliveries to the customer throughout the product life cycle.Additionally, for components as well as finished products, SinoScan provides its current customers with a wide range of in-house, supplier and 3rd party certificates related to material composition, specific industries, functionalities, and various regional directives.
    • Samples and all relevant documentation are delivered to customer for approval.After customer approval of drawings, part specifications, samples, test reports and material certificates, test order production is commenced.
  • Test Order Production
    Prod. Line
    Packaging
    Test Report
    Approval
    • The test order production stage exists in order to evaluate the efficiency and stability of the production line at component suppliers as well as at our own assembly/production facility – and to ensure that quality performance is maintained in the transition to regular production.Western engineer, project engineer and workshop engineer evaluate final product assembly/production work flow and make adjustments as needed.Where necessary, workflow procedures and instructions for component suppliers are formulated as well.All procedures and instructions are stored in our ISO9001:2008-certified quality management system (QMS).
      Workflow procedures and instructions for both components and final product are implemented at production floor work stations, so that they are readily available and easy to understand for production staff.
    • Packaging instructions are issued for final product and for all components . All products are packaged and labeled according to customer requirements.As per customer requirements, SinoScan’s engineers provide packaging design services.
    • Dedicated measuring tools are procured, entered into and maintained in our ISO9001:2008-certified quality management system (QMS).Test order production batch is delivered with test report based on the original test report (OTR – see “test report” tab under “Product Tooling and Sample Assembly/Production”-header) and all agreed upon certificates.Additional testing of critical requirements, dimensions and tolerances is performed on entire test order production batch.
    • Test order production batch is delivered to customer with test report, material certificates and other relevant documents for approval. After customer approval of test order production batch, regular order production is commenced.
  • Regular Order Production
    Batch Report
    Logistics
    Warehousing
    Supervision
    • All production batches are checked and documented according to the original test report (OTR – see “test report” tab under “Tooling and Sample Production”-header).Testing is done at SinoScan’s suppliers or at our own facility in Shanghai before shipment.Production batches are delivered to the customer complete with test report and other agreed-upon certificates.All Test reports and related certificates are stored in SinoScan’s ISO9001:2008-certified quality management system.
    • SinoScan arrange the required approvals for export and the most appropriate transportation method, whether by sea or air freight.SinoScan have long-standing cooperative relationships with both our logistics and customs handling partners, internally in China and internationally, ensuring stability and timeliness of deliveries.Transportation time by sea to either Europe or North America is typically 4-5 weeks.
    • SinoScan offers warehousing in China, North America and Europe, and Vendor-managed customer inventory (VMI) solutions as required.This enables us to serve a wide range of customers for whom lead time constraints are a critical part of supply chain-related considerations.Raw material and component stock agreements are implemented, as required, at our suppliers in order to optimize production lead time.
    • On-going development is an integral part of our business model and quality management system (QMS) – both at our suppliers, our assembly and production workshop and in our engineering offices.Many of our suppliers have grown both revenue and capabilities under the scrutiny, support and encouragement of SinoScan. The daily contact between SinoScan’s engineering teams in North America, Europe and China and our suppliers forms an important part of this work.Suppliers are audited annually according to our ISO9001:2008-certified QMS. When needed, SinoScan supports suppliers with knowledge, staff and financial resources for required capital investments.Our own facilities in Shanghai are ISO9001:2008-audited by Lloyd’s annually.

      Additionally, internal production methods and workflows are reviewed regularly to ensure optimal cost and quality performance.

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Delivery and Quality Metrics - Last 12 months

At the crux of the services of any off-shore supplier are timely deliveries, consistent quality and cost-efficiency.

We strongly believe that one of the fundamentals of a successful supply chain partnership is clarity for all parties involved. This is why we have decided to publish our delivery and quality performance track records on a monthly basis.

This graph shows our total performance over the past 12 months.

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