Our Approach

With more than two decades of experience, Advantec ensures a stable supply of high quality, cost effective, purpose built computers designed for use in long life cycle products.

We work closely with you throughout the life of your end-user product, from design stage to end-of-life, ensuring your unique needs are transformed into a high-quality, custom computer solution that meets specifications and platform stability needs.

From functionality to form factor, our custom computer solutions are purpose-built to address your requirements – including size and shape challenges, varying environmental conditions, lifecycle needs, and strict industry regulations for compliance and performance.

We act as a full partner to you in offloading the complexity of custom computer system integration, allowing you to focus on your core expertise. We help engineer stability and quality into your original design, then offload sourcing, program management, supply-chain monitoring, vendor management, inventory management, manufacturing integration, shipping, support services, and more.

Transforming Your Idea

Working with you to determine your specialized requirements is a critical first step. Whether the process begins with your functional requirements, your detailed BOM, or somewhere in-between, our close collaboration results in a defined project scope and proposal for transforming your challenges into an effective purpose-built solution – for the lifespan you need.

Manufacturing Engineering

In a cooperative process, our team of engineers evaluates your system requirements, and adheres to industry best practices to select components, prototype, and test to your specifications. We work with trusted suppliers to source compatible high-quality components, lock down the system BOM, and create detailed build documents to deliver a solution that's consistent and repeatable and built for the life cycle of the end product.

Integration & Manufacturing

As an ISO-9001:2008-certified company, Advantec's scalable, volume production process follows best practices and the detailed engineering build documents to deliver consistent, high-quality manufacturing and assembly, software imaging, testing, Q/C, and burn-in in accordance with your requirements. We utilize BOM revision control as well as ECRs and ECOs to manage and document component and engineering changes throughout the lifecycle to ensure system build consistency and compliance with system specifications and quality.

Program Management

Starting well before the first shipment, and extending well past end-of-life of your delivered device, Advantec's powerful Program Management services ensure stability and long term deliverability of your purpose-built computer systems and components.

A stable, successful, program requires requires knowledgeable people with deep experience, access to up-to-date information and analysis, modern applications, a diverse network of suppliers and sources, and strict adherence to documented process. As an ISO 9001 certified company with a well-developed Knowledge Management System (KMS), a massive network of partners, and decades of experience, Advantec offers our customers world-class Program Management services.

Offering mutual visibility to goals, timetables, inventory, finished goods, forecasts, roadmaps, revision changes and more, your program allows us to make adjustments to your needs, help plan your next moves, and to measure our past performance as part of our continuous improvement process.

As the lifecycle of your system ages, Advantec delivers the reliability and flexibility you need with supply chain services (including component-level supply strategies, Kanban stocking, scheduled orders, and customer-owned component inventories), lifecycle management (proactive BOM management, controlled engineering changes, and advance EOL notifications), and logistics (third-party bundling, kitting, and blind/drop and flexible freight shipping).

Managing complexity within the Advantec's cohesive Program Management offering unburdens your company, lowers costs, and improves product delivery and quality.

Support

When a system is purpose-built, its service program should be too. Our customized services support your specialized system – and its components – effectively, throughout their lifecycle. From depot repair, onsite service, cross-ships, spares stock, and hard-drive retention to other customized support, Advantec can design a service program for you that is cost-effective – and keeps your customers happy.

Quality

We maintain a sharp focus on quality, control, and visibility throughout all of our operations – from design and manufacturing through life cycle support.

In addition to Advantec's ISO 9001:2008 certified processes, ESD facility, and strict adherence to industry best practices and standards, we drive an aggressive continuous improvement program.

We conduct interactive customer business reviews on a regular basis to assess the insure transparency and effectiveness of our operations including:

  • On-time Performance
  • Product Life Cycles
  • Quality
  • Service Activity

When opportunities for improvement are identified, they are tracked, implemented, and incorporated into our standard operating procedures.

Advantec's integrated quality processes ensure solid system design and consistency over the life cycle of your solution.