EARLY-STAGE COMPANY SOLUTIONS

Rethinking Supply Chain Architecture for Rapidly-Growing Companies

The old supply chain model is broken.

  • Dependence on dedicated, China-based sources for finished product
  • Risk of interruption
  • IP theft
  • Low responsiveness
  • Every startup re-learning operations lessons
  • Early stage operations expertise areas largely offloaded to disparate offshore vendors
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Why is this important to investors and managers in early-stage companies?

Today's high-growth hardware companies need the following:

EFFICIENCY
  • Cost reductions (cash efficiency)
  • Inventory reductions (capital efficiency)

SCALABILITY
  • Flexibility, responsiveness (seize opportunities)
  • Enable global expansion

SPEED
  • Faster implementation via experience, capabilitY

RESILIENCE
  • Protect vs SC interruptions
  • Protect vs IP thefT

Extron's solution:  Last Mile Manufacturing®

It's a rethinking of supply chain architecture for rapidly-growing companies.

STRATEGIC USE OF OFFSHORE
  • Not a reliance upon it
  • Eliminate single points of failure
  • Silo and protect IP

FINAL ASSEMBLY IN-MARKET
  • Volume-sensitive components
  • Customer-specific configuration
  • High value-density elements

TAILORED GLOBAL SOLUTIONS
  • Quasi in-house but outsourced
  • Integrated in-market operations capabilities
  • 24/7 visibility and control

Early Stage / Seed

Hardware IP Security

Manufacturing

Mid-Stage / Series A

Globalization --
Tax / Compliance

Logistics

Early Stage / Seed

Returns Management

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Benefits of Extron's Last Mile Manufacturing Approach

With over 16 years experience in scaling well-known companies and products from startup to global, and with over $1.5B in annual shipments for our customers, Extron has the global operations experience early-stage companies need.

RESLIENT, ADAPTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Reduced concentration risk
  • Careful, defensive global sourcing
  • More control points
  • Protect mission-critical IP
  • Lower transportation costs
  • Reduce inventory / preserve capital

FOUNDATIONAL OPERATIONS COMPETENCIES
  • Reduced time to scale / compressed timelines
  • No costly mistakes and re-learning
  • Extensible operations relationship


  • Integration and Configuration

    World-class configure-to-order, test, and integration Services [more]

  • Fulfillment Solutions

    Complete order/inventory management for improved responsiveness [more]

  • Logistics and Distribution

    Solutions for forward distribution, tracking, and inventory control

  • Supply Chain Optimization

    Years of experience in reducing cost, increasing speed and flexibility. [more]

  • Materials Management

    Materials planning, qualification, procurement, and management [more]

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We'll help you create the best supply chain strategy for your high-growth company.

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