Electronics Production | April 08, 2008
Celestica to produce for UK based Spirent
UK based Spirent Communications has selected Celestica to manufacture its line of telecommunications test and measurement systems.
Celestica supported Spirent in creating a new “Low Volume High Mix” (LVHM) global operations model to meet the demands of the test and measurement market, an industry that requires high quality, cost effective test systems that stay ahead of emerging technologies. Spirent and Celestica analyzed the traditional models of electronics manufacturing and distribution to develop the LVHM model, which delivers the efficiency of a high volume, low variable operation. Customized manufacturing typical of the test and measurement industry is considered a costly and inefficient process. Spirent and Celestica approached the challenge by creating a model that implements low-scale and high-mix unit production delivering cost effective products while retaining the flexibility to respond quickly to changes in market demands. The LVHM model leverages low-cost outsourcing, electronic real-time inventory management systems, and a regional and global network of suppliers and distributors to generate the manufacturing efficiencies and operational savings without sacrificing quality.