Intermec is in the business of automated information and data capture (AIDC), and mobile computing systems. When the corporate decision was made to outsource the assembly of its bar code printer overseas, NIC Global—a longtime supplier of printer assemblies—helped support the transition.
For Intermec to benefit from manufacturing in SE Asia, it needed more than cost advantages. For the mechanical components on its bar code printer, NIC Global oversaw product quality, logistics, and supply chain management.
The complex assembly of the printer includes precision metal stampings, injection molded plastics, aluminum extrusions and die castings. NIC’s attention to detail assured a successful launch and was integral to meeting Intermec’s quality standards. With project management in the US by NIC, components sourced out of China, and final assembly in Malysia, the manufacturing was truly “global.”
NIC Global managed the component supply for the printer in Singapore with no issues or hitches. From Day One, the product’s high quality matched the requirements of Intermec.