You may have been there; a complex project made all the more challenging by the need for a completely bespoke electromechanical or box build assembly, often characterised by purchasing teams scrambling to find, set up and approve new additions to their supply chain.
This results in a disproportionate increase of components to purchase as well as a rush to find resource and instructions to build it. All the obstacles that come with a first build of anything.
Maybe it’s a bespoke power distribution unit, a cooling system for a rack or a custom enclosure design to house your own electronic equipment. Whatever it may be, it’s often a necessity to have it manufactured to a bespoke design, rather than buy commercial off-the-shelf.
For some, an undesirable bespoke box build assembly can often feel like unnecessary detail and a considerably higher project management overhead!
A much easier solution is to subcontract those awkward parts out, consolidating a complicated array of drawings, bill of materials and suppliers into a single line on the project, a single purchase order and a firmed up delivery date.
That’s the dream.