Product lifecycle &
supply chain management

A virtual organization that supports your distinct needs.
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What we do

Ophir provides our customers with an integrated portfolio of manufacturing and fulfillment services, including; supply chain design; technology sourcing; new product introduction; tooling and test development; ramp and sustaining operations support.

The team utilises its collective experience, extensive networks, and strategic partnerships to present a personalised, performance-driven experience to customers, ensuring both a smooth product launch and excellence in sustaining operations. 

While industries served include mobile, projection, consumer, wearables, sustainable energy, micro-mobility and IoT, our customer profiles vary from key start-ups to well established brands.
We understand the distinct needs of every client, helping them achieve excellence in product life cycle and supply chain management.
Supply Chain Design (SCD) & Audit Services
Ophir provides SCD option proposals that compare cost, cash and cycle times for different combinations of supply chain elements - location, manufacturing solutions (BTF, BTO. CTO) and fulfilment options (air, sea, road, train) and propose the best option for you. Our SCD and audit service is effective as both an independent service or as part of a larger project.
Virtual New Product Introduction (NPI)
Ophir provides a "virtual" NPI team to work with technical teams, developing manufacturing and supply chain strategy and holistic implementation plans, ensuring products are introduced and launched successfully based on agreed metrics.
Sustaining Operations
Ophir provides sustaining operations teams, ensuring the continued success of your manufacturing and fulfillment operations to agreed metrics. Our engagement model defines key deliverables and reporting requirements with a focus on exceptions management.
Contract, Heads Of Terms Development & Negotiations
Ophir understands your industry, products, and distinct business needs. We leverage our experience in developing the right set of contractual terms with both contract manufacturers and key component suppliers. We ensure your cash, cost and quality goals are met for both product and total supply chain optimization.
RFQ/RFP/RFI Management
Ophir understands the manufacturing, technology and supply chain challenges for your products. We define and develop appropriate content, ensuring you get the best results from RFQ/RFP/RFI activities in the shortest possible time, performing analytics where necessary.
Factory & Supplier Audits
Ophir has an experienced and well qualified team that can perform factory and supplier audits that are tailored to your needs. Our key objective is to match customers with suppliers whose capabilities are synchronised with both your long and short term goals.

Industries served

From consumer electronics to sustainable energy, our customer profiles vary from start-ups to well established brands.
Consumer electronics
Leisure and entertainment
Sustainable energy
Internet of Things

A time-tested engagement model


From the very first meeting, our team of operations and supply chain professionals are focused on understanding your challenges. Our unique expertise allows us to rapidly define the end-state-vision. We then develop a solution matrix consisting of resources, activities, checkpoints and milestones, and of course key deliverables to meet critical business goals.

Leverage on our know-how

One of our key areas of expertise is product life cycle management. We have combined our practical experience with some of the teachings of renowned product innovation thought leaders, developing a simple but highly effective roadmap covering idea generation, product delivery sustaining operations, and end of life.
The primary purpose of our roadmap is to ensure that ideas are converted into saleable products in the shortest time, at the lowest cost and highest quality. This requires discipline and process adherence across all the phases of the product life cycle. Each phase has predefined stages. Specific criteria must be met in order to advance from one phase or stage to another: Criteria setting can vary from agreement on discrete market-driven variables such as pricing, to developing a full set of supporting documentation such as marketing plans and business case.
The most challenging phase of product life cycle management is the realization and validation phase. In this phase, our team works collaboratively with entrepreneurs and product innovation teams, industrial and product design engineers, in order to develop the sourcing, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for new products.
Realization and validation
Conceptualization is where ideas are awarded “legitimacy” or “validity”.

TG1 Idea Generation – Recognize Technologies and their potential product applications; develop a concept roadmap.

TG2 Scoping – Technology & Product evaluation & selection; program Charter.

TG3 Business Case – Generating and building of the business plan.
Realization and Validation is where “valid” ideas are turned into real products. Product engineers, industrial designers and supply chain operations teams need to collaborate effectively to produce products for testing and improvement.

EV – Verify product architecture and component technical specifications; consider supply chain design solutions. Construct a verified set of product-specific technical architecture documents and matching physical products.

DV – Verify detailed product design and compliance to regulatory standards; develop key manufacturing technologies and test standards.

PV – Customer products, produced in volume to the right specifications and cost and quality levels. Agreed PVT results and a matching set of physical products ready to ship customers.
Maturation is where the product is ramped successfully, achieves peak volume and then declines. New product iterations are required to maintain or increase the volume profile. There are three key milestones in this phase.

Ramp & Growth – Build  volume is growing; capacity is key.

After Market – Products in the market, customers and products need attention.

Inflection/Decline – Product volumes reach a peak and start to decline. Introduction of refreshed and new products is needed to start the cycle again.