Tharsus offer an innovative new route to manufacture perfectly aligned with the Government’s concept of a future factory outlined in the recent Foresight Report.
For many businesses, especially relatively young businesses with limited resources, the traditional options for route to manufacture tend to be fragmented.
However, as the trend towards onshoring continues, one potential complication can be removed with IP and product owners looking closer to home for a solution.
Whilst at one time, emergin economies could offer a low cost option, labour costs are becoming increasingly marginal and the opportunity to take advantage of the extensive manufacturing knowledge in the UK is an attractive proposition.
This is coupled with the benefits to be gained by manufacturing closer to the customer, optimising inventory and being flexible and responsive to market conditions.
These are amongst the themes that have been identified in the recent Foresight Report on the Future of Manufacturing: A New Era of Opportunity and Challenge for the UK published by the Government office for Science.
Tharsus’ manufacturing director Mike Hutchinson picked up on these themes when he spoke at the Manufacturer Directors Conference introducing the knowledge-based approach that sits at the heart of OEDM (original equipment design and manufacture).
Customers, including a number in the emerging cleantech space, have tapped into Tharsus’ resources and facilities without the need to tie up the capital required to establish their own manufacturing capability.
More importantly, OEDM offers a seamlessly integrated design and manufacturing service, removing the potential for disharmony between supplier, and also takes on the burden of supply chain management.
As a fully resolved route to manufacture, OEDM fits perfectly with the Foresight’s concept for the factory of the future and allows customer to focus their resources on other commercial priorities.