Sub assembly of components is also an option for those customers who want to take advantage of low cost labour. The other advantage of assembling products in China is that you get the advantage of validating the fit and function of the assembly prior to shipping (such as leak testing).

As with any system the faster you have feed back from assembly to component suppliers the better!

Improving Your Cost Benefit

Actually most of the cost benefit in sourcing from low cost economies is found in labour intensive post production operations. The more added value you can put into a component before you deliver it to the UK, the more you can save!

An assembly procedure