Case Studies

 

The AWS Group has several examples that demonstrate its capabilities in a wide range of high technology services covering the whole electronics product lifecycle from design and prototyping; through manufacture, test and installation; to after sales care, such as MRO (Maintain, Repair and Overhaul).

The scale of the benefits for AWS customers as a result of using our services is significant; the implementation of manufacturing efficiencies through DfT, DfM, VA/VE and concurrent engineering techniques means direct savings in labour and material (BOM). Other case studies explain the savings that customers have made by outsourcing their repair operations to AWS. The table below provides an overview of the specific areas of improvement. To read more about each case study just click on the relevant button.

 

Case Study 1

Case Study 2

Case Study 3

Case Study 4

Case Study 5

Case Study 6

Overall Cost Reduction

33% Product

20% Product

45% Product

NA

NA

NA

BOM Cost reduction

20%

22%

15%

NA

NA

NA

Labour Cost reduction

58%

15%

NA

£100k

£80k

£100k

Test Time Reductions

75%

10%

35%

NA

NA

NA

Improved service level (SLA) Turnaround times

NA

NA

NA

50%

26%

55%

Space & Overhead Annualised savings

NA

NA

NA

£30k

£60k

£80k

 

 

Case Study 1 - Design for Manufacture and Test
Application of concurrent engineering and DfT and DfM techniques turning concept designs into workable production solutions – saving customer 33% in product costs.

Case Study 2 - Value Engineering (VA/VE)
A product that AWS have made since 2006 (Mass Spectrometer) – AWS have applied Value engineering techniques through annual cost down events. Efficiencies gained over the period have achieved 20% overall cost reduction in product. AWS involved in the new product replacement design for manufacture (DfM) events.

Case Study 3 - Cost Reduction (Re-engineering)

AWS involved at concept stage and provided prototype builds through its ‘FastTrack’ facility. AWS also provided manufacturing inputs to DfT and DfM events. Product cost reductions of 45% achieved.

Case Study 4 - Outsource of MRO (Complex Satellite System)
AWS were already manufacturing product for the customer and they had legacy repairs (25 year old Satellite systems). The customer needed all engineering resource on its new work streams and wanted to outsource the repair activity. AWS transferred the work into its dedicated repair facility. Customer released 3 engineers and space with annualised value of £130k with 50% improvement in turnaround time to its customer (SLA).

Case Study 5 - Road and Rail Repair Transfer (TUPE)
The AWS customer is a major UK MRO service provider. AWS were already contracted to do repairs and refurbishments with them but the customer had an opportunity to close site and needed to outsource its repair centre. AWS took over the operation and the employees under TUPE. Annualised savings of £140k and improvement in customer service (Turnaround time) of 26%.

Case Study 6 - The Benefits of Outsourcing Repair Operations
Customer acquired new business and needed to consolidate operations. It decided to outsource its repair operation; AWS transferred the work to its dedicated repair facility. The were 140 different product types. AWS not only generated annualised savings of £180k and improved SLA by 55% for the customer, but as part of the transfer created new data packs, diagnostic trees and processes to de- skill the repair operation.

 

Case Study 1 - Design for Manufacture and Test (DfM/DfT)  |   Case Study 2 - Value Engineering (VA/VE)  |   Case Study 3 - Cost Reduction (Re-engineering)  |   Case Study 4 - Outsource of MRO (Complex Satellite System)  |   Case Study 5 - Road and Rail Repair Transfer (TUPE)  |   Case Study 6 - The Benefits of Outsourcing Repair Operations