CHELMSFORD, Mass. — The demand to ramp high-volume manufacturing led Axis Communications to partner with Jabil (NYSE: JBL), a manufacturing solutions provider with more than 260,000 employees across 100 locations in 30 countries.
Axis also needed help navigating market volatility through greater supply chain intelligence and real-time procurement insights, according to an announcement.
Jabil is said to offer Axis an ideal EU manufacturing location at its 700,00 square-foot facility in Kwidzyn, Poland, located in close proximity to Axis’ headquarters in Sweden. Entire product lifecycle needs are met at highly automated manufacturing, assembly and logistical facilities in Poland, Russia and the United States.
A cross-functional team with deep knowledge of optics, electronics and manufacturing support accelerated prototyping, new product introductions and escalating manufacturing demands, according to the announcement.
Jabil applies in-line robotics, a novel Cleanroom approach and industrial automation to drive high-volume precision manufacturing while reducing costs. The firm’s dedicated WorkCell model offers expert support across the entire product lifecycle.
Jabil builds optical modules that meet stringent specifications and performance requirements. Supply chain and procurement experts alleviate market constraints during times of extreme market volatility by offering new sourcing and component redesign recommendations.
“Axis a company known for quality — we have a great quality reputation in the market,” says Per Ädelroth, vice presidtn of operations, Axis Communications. “We depend on Jabil to actually sustain that and make it come true as we manufacture higher and higher volumes.”
Axis has confidence that Jabil can assure delivery of top-quality products anywhere in the world, even as product volumes continue to grow, Ädelroth says. When one of the company’s biggest customers tripled production volume within two months, Jabil increased technical and manufacturing capacity while its supply chain team secured the additional components needed to ensure success. This long-term partnership includes logistical services from Jabil’s Memphis, Tenn., facility.
During COVID-19, the two partners turned to AR/VR to keep projects on track. This includes about 40 new product introductions each year while maintaining sufficient component supplies to grow the business by 15% year-over-year.
Moreover, the partners are working together to elevate sustainability efforts by minimizing energy consumption, reducing landfill waste and increasing recycling. To that end, Axis and Jabil have redesigned carton packaging using sustainable materials that can be sourced locally. Looking ahead, the partners are poised to drive Axis’ business growth in the Americas, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world.
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