Assemblies are complete units such as: gear boxes, engine units, transmission units, brake units, clutch assemblies, fuel pump units, complete PCBs, driver devices, heat sink units, and processors, etc. that can be directly fitted on to the parent device. End users do not usually have to open the assemblies to make any extra fitments. In fact, some manufacturers will declare the warranty null and void if the assembly is opened.
Assemblies have all of the components that are needed to make a product work and have them connected correctly. They have suitable mounting coupling units, mounting holes, etc. that allow it to be mounted. Assemblies provide an easy way for the quick servicing or the manufacturing of products. These are either manufactured in house, subcontracted or bought from ready to use assembly-manufacturing companies. End users or assemblers need not be experts in assembly operations, but all they need to do is read the instructions and know where to fit which part.
These days, many companies will use outside sources to assemble specific parts of their products, especially if the business they contract the work to has an expertise in making that certain component. These parts are then shipped to the company and are ready to be fitted into the final unit. Many companies outsource this type of work because it can actually be cheaper and quicker to produce. In some cases, automobiles, cars, trucks and even planes are supplied as assemblies with instructions on how to build the finished products.
If you are thinking of outsourcing some of your company’s work, you will have to do a lot of searching to find the best deal on the market. You can’t sign a contract just based on the price as you have to make sure that you are getting quality work performed by skilled workers. For instance, if you are in the business of manufacturing automobiles, but you are using many different companies to build things such as mufflers for you and electrical components, etc. if these parts are shoddily made, the consumer will automatically regard your products as being sub par, they won’t associate these badly built items with the companies that actually built them. When your name is on the final product, that’s the name the public will remember.