Inertia supported Sera4 with design, engineering, electronic design, prototyping, manufacturing and supply chain services of the Sera4 bluetooth activated armoured padlock.
The lock was engineered for harsh environments and unforgiving weather conditions, with a 10mm boron and stainless steel shackle, chrome plating for corrosion and cut/drill resistance, long battery life, and fail-secure option to power by USB.
The best part? Users can gain real-time access to the lock with their smartphone and are protected with bank-grade digital security.
On-shore manufacturing occurs domestically. This option offers greater visibility, communication, and control with the manufacturer. It also reduces shipping costs and is less likely to incur shipping delays or damages.
However, on-shore manufacturing may not be the most cost-efficient nor be able to offer access to skilled labour.
Off-shore manufacturing is when the production or assembly of goods is relocated to another country. Companies may opt for off-shore manufacturing because labour costs in another country are lower or access to raw materials is easier and cheaper. There may also be tax and regulatory benefits.
On the other hand, barriers such as longer shipping times, time zone differences and language are common downsides to off-shore manufacturing.
Near-shore manufacturing occurs in a nearby country that is easily accessible by land transportation, usually within or close to your local time zone.
This option usually has fewer shipping complications and delays and fewer language and cultural barriers than off-shore manufacturing.
Reshore manufacturing refers to the reversal of off-shoring, where companies return production to their home countries from off-shore locations.
Right-shore manufacturing is selecting the optimal combination of off-shoring, on-shoring and near-shoring for your business, industry and product. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and the best option depends on your unique needs, time, budget, and the current economic and geopolitical environment.
Right-shoring enables access to benefits such as tax incentives, shorter lead times, reduced shipping time, access to skilled workers, reduced reliance on human labour, reduced inventories, and better protection of intellectual property.
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