Jabil is a product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, manufacturing and product management services to global electronics and technology companies. Offering complete product supply chain management from facilities in 22 countries, Jabil provides comprehensive, individually-focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'JBL'.
Jabil designs, manufactures and services electronics products by managing a global supply chain and delivering world-class quality. Our full range of services allows us to deliver business value to our customers, but ultimately, we believe our enterprise-wide commitment to understanding customers' needs is what sets us apart in our industry. We are responsive, flexible and accountable, and that is reflected in our culture and execution.
Our customers, including companies like Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Philips, each have their own challenges and objectives. Nevertheless, they all gain the same thing from Jabil; a customised team of experts working together to meet their current and future electronics manufacturing needs.
PCB and backplane assembly
Jabil's roots lie in the assembly and testing of printed circuit boards. Today, from worldwide locations, we support high and low-mix PCB and backplane assembly for volumes that range from just a few units for prototypes, to modest quantities for pre-production, to hundreds of thousands in volume production.
Our assembly services are complemented by front-end product development capabilities including strong CAD layout and design experience. And of course, quality is always first; we employ DFX fundamentals as well as quality and data-tracking methodologies.
Supply chain solutions customised for optimal manufacturing output
We have optimised the level of communication between Jabil and our suppliers and customers, enabling each party to quickly adapt to expectations and adjust manufacturing output accordingly. Ultimately, we save significant time and money in procuring materials and processing orders.
As with our other business processes, our supply chain solutions are customised for our customers' individual needs. Our business systems independent approach to enterprise planning employs online portals connected to custom-configured B2B systems.
Through our Workcell model, customers benefit from our globally connected systems for materials management needs. Our open development strategy allows us to constantly create new capabilities to support our customers' future service offerings.
Planning with visibility and flexibility
From the initial supply request to the final shipment, materials' planning is one of the most tightly managed processes within Jabil. With our real-time supply chain systems, we provide world-class visibility, flexibility and response times, allowing customers to react immediately to an imbalance in supply and demand conditions.
Purchasing materials for the electronics industry
Through our connected, global supply chain systems, Jabil attains world-class pricing, supply flexibility and reduced inventory risk. Our local and regional purchasing teams collaborate to get the materials we need, when we need them. We continuously benchmark the market, staying on top of prices, lead times, parts availability and technology trends to maximise the impact of working capital.
Cost-effective and timely logistics
Jabil strives for the timely movement of materials in and out of our worldwide locations, identifying the most effective carriers and forwarders and maintaining ongoing visibility for shipments. We ensure world-class pricing through our transportation agreements with carriers and custom brokers and maintain import and export compliance, as per special foreign trade agreements and specific country requirements.