Digi-Key Corporation has announced a broadened selection of value added services in response to a growing demand for customisation from the distributors customers. The services look to help customers accelerate time-to-market and reduce total cost of ownership. The new services include: product design, prototyping and production resources and are intended to reduce product design, assembly and development time by tapping into the knowledge and resources of the company’s technical and product distribution teams.
“Value-added services provide a unique dimension to our line of products and services,” said Chris Beeson, Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development at Digi-Key. “We are always seeking ways to pass on more value to our customers and one request in high-demand is customised solutions that can reduce design cycles and speed time-to-market.”
Digi-Key’s hybrid business model is able to provide a range of value-added services, supporting the design engineer’s complete product manufacturing process from “prototype to production”. A selection of 860,000 in-stock products available for immediate delivery combined with the ability to scale from a single part order to more complex high-mix/low volume orders makes value-add services a profitable solution for customers.
Among the Value-Added Services available to customer are:
Digi-Reels: Custom quantity reel of continuous cut-tape made from a manufacturer”s reels
Consolidated Shipping: Multiple orders can be combined into several larger boxes, mitigating shipping cost and volume
Pin Header Trimming: Pin headers, cut to custom position lengths, as requested by the customer
Eesistor Trimming: Precision resistor trimming to .00001 resistance
Programming: Oscillators, Micro Controllers, FPGAs, CPLDs, and a wide variety of Memory Devices, programmed to customer specifications
Ribbon/Modular Cable Assembly: A wide variety of custom, multi-manufacturer cable assemblies, in addition to standard cable assemblies
Custom Fans and Harnesses: Over 180 different Fan Custom Cables and DCC’s, based on customer drawings
Heat Shrink: In-stock heat shrink parts, cut to requested lengths and quantities