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OUR SERVICES


The ultimate form of sophistication is convenience

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OUR SERVICES


The ultimate form of sophistication is convenience

We offer Far more than you can see at first glance.

 

Cradle to Grave SOLUTION

CML takes care of your PCB project from "cradle to grave" with our umbrella of services. With our support, customers can focus on what they do best - their core competencies.

 

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Research & Development (R&D)

  • Our support on Design for manufacture will optimize your project right from the start. 

New Product Introduction (NPI)

  • In its infancy, your project will need special care. Which is why we offer to produce you samples under CML philosophy in our partner sample shop s.m.a.r.t.

Mass production

  • CML works with a curated portfolio of approved mass production suppliers to see your project grow in scale.

End of life (EOL)

  • Its hard to find a partner that supports you all the way. We promise to provide our best until the last board.

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LOGISTICS


Reliable and tailored.

LOGISTICS


Reliable and tailored.

DIFFERENT MARKETs NEED DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS

    We create individualized solutions that fit perfectly with your needs and supply chain.
    We offer the following and more:

    • Bundle shipment
    • Kanban
    • Transfer storage in Germany
    • Distribution hub in Hong Kong
     
     
    Logistics Solutions CML
     
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    s.m.a.r.t.


    Our knowledge center.

    s.m.a.r.t.


    Our knowledge center.

    An extension of our CML philosophy to build comprehensive solutions for you.

    s.m.a.r.t. was established in 2008 and operates under German management.

     

    Prototyping - Sampling - Small Series

    • High flexibility
    • Express Service - short production lead time (3+ days)
    • Seamless project transfer from prototype to mass production
    • Capabilities

    Testing

    • In-house quality test equipment 
    • Thermal shock
    • Constant humidity/heat testing

    Training

    The hands-on training at ‘s.m.a.r.t.’ was a valuable experience for me to understand more how CML integrates its partners. I spent 4 days gaining insight into every production process step from incoming raw materials to final quality control. With the gathered knowledge at ‘s.m.a.r.t.’ I am now able to design PCBs more efficiently.
    — Product Development, SERO Germany
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    QUALITY


    Quality is never an accident; it is the result of intelligent effort.

    QUALITY


    Quality is never an accident; it is the result of intelligent effort.

    rely on our focused and Deliberate Attitude towards quality.

     

    BUILD

    A SOLID FOUNDATION

    • Material and production capability study (Physical labs in China & Europe, and Test Chambers).
    • VDA6.X equivalent internal factory audit.
    • Automotive standards applied to all suppliers.

    OPERATE

    A SMOOTH PRODUCTION

    • Our “Pre-filter” ensures data integrity and checks for engineering questions.
    • Advanced engineering - we screen all projects before factory transfer.

    IMPROVE

    GET BETTER STEP BY STEP

    • Continuous Improvement Process.
    • CML onsite: Task forces consisting of Yield-Improvement Engineers, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Supply Chain Management

    THE ICING ON THE CAKE

    If requested, we run your audits. You then can re-direct your resources more towards perfecting your core competences.

    TECHNICAL RESOURCES

    • Certified QM ISO 16949 Auditor (QMS auditor) and IPC-A-600
    • Application Specialist (IPC Trainer)
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    TECHNICAL EXPERTISE


    The important glue between CML, Supplier and You.

    TECHNICAL EXPERTISE


    The important glue between CML, Supplier and You.

    LIke with an iceberg, the whole is much bigger than the tip might suggest.

     

    DATA FILTER

    What can you expect from our experts?
    High data integrity by clarifying important technical issues before transferring your project into the factory. In other words, you benefit from an additional sophisticated filter giving you a peace of mind.

    DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURE

    With our suggestions on  'Design for Manufacture', you can count on a robust design with high efficiency.

    LATEST TECHNOLOGIES

    We are continuously scouting for state-of-the-art technologies aiming to recommend you the most appropriate solution for your project.

    Almost all Quality Improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
    — Tom Peters
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    Knowledge Center


    An umbrella program

    Knowledge Center


    An umbrella program

    brains make the project successful

    To share our knowledge, we created a flexible educational program for anyone interested in learning about PCB production. The course will help participants better understand the interdependence between smart design, efficient production and successful assembly. Ultimately, it will help participants create a more robust and cost efficient products.

    Learning is like the horizon. There is no limit
    — Chinese Proverb

    THEORETICAL TRAINING

    It provides an introduction to the PCB production sequence. This workshop can be conducted by a Certified IPC Trainer. For a more ambitious approach, you can even train to become a 'Certified IPC-A-600 Application Specialist'.

    HANDS-ON TRAINING

    Participants can translate their theoretical knowledge into real-life PCB production. This practical learning experience takes place in our sample production facility, s.m.a.r.t..

    Knowledge
    DOCUMENTS

    To further supplement your training, we have created concise written training materials on specific PCB technology topics.

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    CUSTOMER SERVICE


    Your dedicated contact window.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE


    Your dedicated contact window.

    WE are technical people. Nevertheless We know THE HUMAN SIDE OF BUSINESS is paramount.

     

    YOUR LINK

    Your dedicated Customer Service is your gateway into all of CML. 

    You can rely on us to address your needs by connecting the right people from all over the world and departments to deliver the best answers wherever you are. Our main objective is to identify tailored business solutions for your needs.

    YOUR LANGUAGE

    Imagine calling your PCB supplier and having no difficulties in communication, both language or technical. 

    We speak and understand PCB in all major languages: English, German, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, 
    Polish, Russian, Hindi, Korean and Japanese.

    We have two ears and one mouth, so listen twice before you speak.
    — Epictetus
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    SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT


    Healthy roots lead to healthy fruits.

    SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT


    Healthy roots lead to healthy fruits.

    Our qualified suppliers transform your project data into precisely finished boards every single time.

     

    EXISTING Supplier

    We don't want to rest on our laurels. The challenge is to progressively strengthen an already strong pool of suppliers. Read about our tools to do so below:

    PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

    • Risk Management
    • Forecast and capacity planning
    • Order allocation based on performance
    • Technology Roadmaps
    • Standards covered: ISO 9001, 14001, TS16949, UL

    QUALITY AND TECHNICAL

    • PPM as key figure
    • SPC for quality performance
    • Regular audits (VDA 6.X)
    • Embedded engineers

    COMMERCIAL

    • Pricing
    • Delivery

    New Supplier

    We are proactively on the lookout for suppliers with new technologies to continuously strengthen our product portfolio. This is one of the tools how we keep our 2-in-1 sourcing concept updated.

    selection process Outline:

    • Screening database of all suppliers in industry
    • Cost bench-marking
    • Plant visit (expertise, equipment, capabilities and capacity)
    • Process/System quality audit (VDA guidelines)
    • Sample production & approval procedure (e.g. PCQR 9151 benchmark to check the capability and reliability)
    • Add to Approval as a CML Supplier Database