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.
Our local and overseas manufacturing experts can help you find the right fit for your business needs by sourcing and evaluating potential or existing suppliers based on factors such as location, cost, capacity, quality, and compliance with regulations and standards in your industry.
We also conduct factory auditing to ensure that your manufacturing partner meets your quality and compliance standards. This includes on-site inspections, document and record reviews, and production and equipment assessments.
We provide ongoing monitoring of the production process, so you can have confidence that your product is being produced in a timely and efficient manner. This includes tracking production progress, identifying and addressing any issues and ensuring that production schedules are being met.
We also provide quality control approaches, including PPAP, FAI, IQOQPQ, and more, to ensure that your products are of high quality and meet the needs and expectations of your customers.
Take assurance that all necessary materials and components are available to meet production demands with assistance from our team. Our experts can help you create and manage both new and existing Bill of Materials (BOM). We will also perform regular cost analysis for you so that you can better understand the cost associated with your product and make informed decisions about pricing, production, and profitability.
Our team of experienced design and manufacturing engineers understand the impact of design and material choices on manufacturability and costs. They will assess your current design concept and identify any potential challenges or issues that may arise during the manufacturing process.
With our help, you can make the necessary improvements to ensure that your product is functional, efficient, and can be manufactured at scale.
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.