Industriousness is a core value at 2013 IW Best Plant winner, Flextronic- Milipitas, California plant. The reason behind the industriousness is quite straightforward: the customer.
"Our quality is our customers' quality. Our performance is their performance," says Paul Henningsen, senior director of strategy and planning.
Indeed, as an electronics contract manufacturer, Flextronics' Milpitas campus services more than 90 customers, both well-known technology firms and high-potential start-ups. In 2013 it also became host to one of several Flextronics Product Innovation Centers located around the globe.
Its role as a partner in new product introductions spells both challenges and opportunities. In 2013, for example, the Milpitas campus processed an average of 45 engineering change orders per day. Significant low-volume and customer prototyping work call for innovative supply-chain solutions. And because speedy time-to-market launches are critical to customers, they are critical to Flextronics as well.
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