Supply Chain Transformation

EMC’s Global Test Operations needed to radically improve their supply chain.

EMC’s Global Test Operations needed to radically improvement their supply chain. They partnered with ETM Manufacturing to transform an imported standard welded server rack with 6 week lead times to a custom welded server rack with 3 weeks lead time and a 90% reduction in delivery costs.



EMC2’s Global Test Organization defined their challenge as follows: how do we build our test equipment locally to control costs, ensure quality and consistency, as well as protecting our intellectual property (IPR)?

Normally, this would be a problem solved by an overseas manufacturer but EMC had concerns over IPR not just costs. Therefore turning to their normal low cost centers around the world wasn’t the answer.


ETM Manufacturing’s engineers worked with EMC2’s sourcing team to review all design opportunities, and cost reductions possible with a streamlined local manufacturing solution.

This comprehensive approach, coupled with ETM Manufacturing’s proven experience in chassis manufacturing, allowed ETM the opportunity to implement an innovative solution. ETM’s efforts resulting in a single order process for EMC2.


As a result of this transformation, EMC2 was able to cut manufacturing lead times by 50%, avoid expensive shipping costs from Canada and roll-out new tester configurations in weeks instead of months.

Delmy Valentin, Sr. Planner for EMC2’s Global Test Organization summarized our efforts when the first units arrived: “Everything we’ve used … all look great. Thank you to all the folks at ETM for their great work, and quick delivery.”

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FabricationFabricationState-of-the-art equipment

ETM Manufacturing offers you state-of the art equipment paired with lean manufacturing know-how. The result is cost-effective world class fabrication.

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AssemblyAssemblyJust what you need

Sometimes it just makes sense to ship the sub-assembly rather than several individual parts. The result is lower shipping costs and better quality.

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ConsultingConsultingPractical advice to save money

A better plan typically produces a better
result. ETM Manufacturing can deploy proven Value Stream Mapping techniques to save you lead time and reduce COGS.

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