Appliances

Jabil Components Are Part of over 40% of Today's Appliances, with over 100 Million Assemblies Shipped

Connected and smart appliances make up a growing percentage of the Internet of Things (IoT). Coming home from work, a driver adjusts the thermostat and lights in her home. The dryer senses humidity and the temperature of clothing. A smartphone notification indicates that the water softener needs service. Yet to profit from this evolution, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) must confront new and difficult technology, manufacturing challenges, and supply chain issues.

Today, designers must consider:

  • Connectivity — WiFi, Bluetooth, powerline, Ethernet, and near field communication
  • Sensor capabilities — humidity, light, proximity, temperature, and pressure
  • Sustainability — recyclability, manufacturing close to market, and waste control
  • Ease-of-use — immediate usability, accessibility, and error tolerance

Appliances typically use electronic elements mounted in a wide variety of materials such as metals, glass, plastics, and ceramics. Besides materials expertise, integrating these components requires custom, innovative design and precision manufacturing using advanced automation techniques. With any consumer product, the pressure to quickly get to market is enormous. The supply chain, from material management through shipping, must perform flawlessly to return profits from high-volume items selling at ever-falling prices.

Jabil Capabilities

We recognize the unrelenting acceleration in the pace of change, and that uncertainty and risk abound in both mature and emerging markets. To ensure customers’ sustained growth, Jabil simplifies these complexities by providing end-to-end product development and manufacturing with comprehensive value-added engineering services.

With operations in over 90 sites in 23 countries, Jabil components are part of over 40% of today’s appliances, with more than 100 million assemblies shipped since 2005. We build these and other vertically-integrated solutions on a foundation of:

  • Product strategy and conceptualization — research, user experience, and industrial design
  • Design engineering and rapid prototyping — fast optimization before mass production
  • Materials technology — molding and tooling, visual and complex mechanics
  • Process innovation — advanced manufacturing, assembly, and test processes
  • Automation — high-efficiency, complex, and high-tolerance process robotics
  • Design verification and test development — production test development, meticulous failure analysis, and reliability testing

Our best-in-class, end-to-end services accelerate our customers’ time-to-market and ensure market leadership. From design and fabrication through testing and our proprietary supply chain software InControl™ — Jabil delivers technological and innovative solutions for connected and smart appliances.

Jabil InControl™

The Jabil InControl™ platform offers an industry-leading service that provides customers end-to-end visibility of their supply chain along with the advanced data analytics to pinpoint opportunities for profit, and areas of concern or risk before they become problems.

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