ZBRA » Topics » Production and Manufacturing

This excerpt taken from the ZBRA 10-K filed Mar 1, 2007.

Production and Manufacturing

We design our products to optimize product performance, quality, reliability, durability and versatility. These designs combine cost-efficient materials, sourcing and assembly methods with high standards of workmanship. We assemble our products in-house largely on a configure-to-order basis using components that have been sourced from around the world. We

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have the in-house capability to produce mechanical assemblies and design many of our own tools, fixtures and test equipment. Often, our manufacturing and test engineers coordinate the development of new products with our new product engineers and vendors. This collaboration increases manufacturing efficiency by specifying and designing manufacturing processes and facilities simultaneously with product design.

We buy prefabricated component parts and subassemblies for use in the manufacture of our products. Critical subassemblies include printheads, printed circuit board assemblies, power supplies, integrated circuits, and stepper motors, which are obtained from domestic and foreign suppliers at competitive prices. Purchase contracts provide for price increases only in the event of certain increases in the costs of raw materials. Zebra typically experiences significant variance in demand thus carries inventory and partners with key suppliers to deal with the variation.

This excerpt taken from the ZBRA 10-K filed Feb 28, 2006.

Production and Manufacturing

We design our products to optimize product performance, quality, reliability, durability and versatility. These designs combine cost-efficient materials, sourcing and assembly methods with high standards of workmanship. We assemble our products in-house largely on a configure-to-order basis using components that have been sourced from around the world. We have the in-house capability to produce mechanical and selected electronic assemblies and design many of our own tools, fixtures and test equipment. Often, our manufacturing and test engineers coordinate the development of new products with our new product engineers and vendors. This collaboration increases manufacturing efficiency by specifying and designing manufacturing processes and facilities simultaneously with product design.

 

We buy prefabricated component parts and subassemblies for use in the manufacture of our products. Critical subassemblies include printheads, power supplies, integrated circuits, and stepper motors, which are obtained from domestic and foreign suppliers at competitive prices. Purchase contracts provide for price increases in the event of certain increases in the costs of raw materials. Zebra typically experiences significant variance in demand thus carries inventory and partners with key suppliers to deal with the variation.

 

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This excerpt taken from the ZBRA 10-K filed Mar 3, 2005.

Production and Manufacturing

We design our products to optimize product performance, quality, reliability, durability and versatility. These designs combine cost-efficient materials, sourcing and assembly methods with high standards of workmanship. We assemble our products in-house largely on a configure-to-order basis using components that have been sourced from around the world. We have the in-house capability to produce mechanical and electronic assemblies and design many of our own tools, fixtures and test equipment. Often, our manufacturing engineers coordinate the development of new products with our new product engineers and vendors. This collaboration increases manufacturing efficiency by specifying and designing manufacturing processes and facilities simultaneously with product design.

 

We buy prefabricated component parts and subassemblies for use in the manufacture of our products. Critical subassemblies include printheads, power supplies, integrated circuits, and stepper motors, which are obtained from domestic and foreign suppliers at competitive prices. Purchase contracts provide for price increases in the event of certain increases in the costs of raw materials. We typically maintain several sources for our component parts and subassemblies to reduce the risk of parts shortages or unavailability. We do not currently believe that we face difficulties in obtaining an adequate supply of these materials.

 

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