Fictiv has established a new collaboration that adds Jabil Inc. as a key part of its global manufacturing network to connect and streamline 3D print prototyping through to mass-scale production using an innovative digital thread. Designed to de-risk and streamline the supply chain through quality, speed, transparency and flexibility, the thread is built to ensure a supported customer experience from quote to completion, the companies report.
“We know from years of manufacturing experience that the move from idea to volume consumption is hard – no matter how solid the products are. Our goal is to add speed and agility to the manufacturing supply chain to enable new product introduction without the risk,” Jean Olivieri, Fictiv COO, said. “Our digitally enabled ecosystem facilitates efficient flow of data and materials, while our collaboration with Jabil supports end-to-end product lifecycle; prototyping to production, for the benefit of our mutual customers.”
The collaboration enables customers to accelerate time to market and realize cost savings, providing handoff from prototype and low-volume production orders with Fictiv to full-scale mass production with Jabil.
“Accuracy, speed and agility are vital to success in volume manufacturing,” says John Dulchinos, VP of Digital Manufacturing for Jabil. “Fictiv’s commitment to data accuracy, combined with Jabil’s investment in lean manufacturing, reduction in business systems and overarching digital infrastructure, enable fast, nimble production ramps.”
This collaboration extends bilaterally, providing customers of both companies with critical market advantages. Customers of the Fictiv Global Manufacturing Ecosystem, from startups to global OEMs, can access the exceptional global 3D printing capabilities of Jabil through a single digital thread. Beyond the 3D printing of parts, Jabil can now leverage Fictiv’s precision service model to offer volume manufacturing, data, packaging and on-time fulfillment to end customers with less risk.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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