Design For Excellence (DFX)

Product Optimization

Through Early Stage Customer Engagement 


Vexos` early involvement in the design cycle can provide customers with a product that is more cost effective and has increased manufacturability, quality, reliability, and overall lifecycle.  During our involvement in design reviews we’ll focus on key areas throughout the cycle and provide critical feedback to address potential issues and ensure a successful new product introduction.  Design reviews can also be categorized by material (Design for Supply Chain), test (Design for Testability), PCB fabrication (Design for Fabrication), assembly (Design for Assembly) and manufacturing (Design for Manufacturing).


Value Engineering Services 

Providing Technology, Flexibility, Velocity, and Experience for Your New Product Introduction 


Vexos value engineering services enable customers to optimize product manufacturability and quality performance.  We focus on every aspect of design and manufacturing processes, assessing all impacts on cost, function, schedule and overall requirements. We work with our customers to find appropriate opportunities for cost reduction. We examine every element that contributes to the value and performance of a product:


  • Reduced lead time and material costs (DFSC)

  • Improved PCB yield and cost (DFF)  

  • Improved assembly yield and reduced labor content (DFA)

  • Improved coverage and final yield, reduced RMA, and field failures (DFT)

  • Reduced engineering development and resources, improved time to market (development)

  • Improved production stability and predictability (DFM)

  • Continuous improvement (post-DFM, ROI).

  • Design for Fabrication (DFF):

  • Focuses on PCB fabrication design and related cost drivers  

  • Design for Assembly (DFA):

  • Focuses on PCB fabrication design and related cost drivers

  • Other engineering services as appropriate:

  • ECO upgrade,  reliability testing,  FAI,  failure analysis,  DOE

  • Design for Supply Chain (DFSC):

  • Focuses on material sourcing, AML, compliancy, supply and lifecycle

  • Component Engineering and AVL optimization

  • BOM Analysis and component life cycle management

  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM):

  • Focuses on manufacturing process and test and related cost drivers

  • Pre- and Post-DFM Reviews, Post-Build Reports

  • Design for Test (DFT) and ROI:

  • Focuses on test access, coverage, and related test plan and development.​

  • ICT Development and Finite Element Analysis (FEA):

  • Services test plan and development for PCBA testing

  • Functional Test Development and Design


Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Test (DFT) target the labor portion of the total cost. 

Design for Supply Chain (DFSC) focuses on the materials portion of the manufacturing cost.

How Our Customers Benefit From Value Engineering 

Vexos` full suite of Value Analysis and Value Engineering services is aimed at design optimization and cost reduction. Vexos works collaboratively with customers to identify, prioritize, and implement opportunities for cost reduction and product quality enhancements every step of the way. Design reviews can uncover valuable opportunities in manufacturing efficiencies whether it’s related to new component and layout applications, new technologies, or functional enhancements.


How We Get Your Product to Market Fast! 

We work shoulder-to-shoulder with our customers to develop future product plans and effective manufacturing strategies. Where it makes sense, Vexos global footprint can provide a proven migration path to low-cost manufacturing solutions in Asia.

Vexos DFM/DFT Engineering Services
DFSC BOM Review / Analysis

Contact us for more information about our Advanced Engineering services to help you launch your next product to the market.



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