There are various reasons for outsourcing: cost reduction, concentrated know-how and innovative technologies all play an important role. With the help of the business partner's knowledge and many years of experience, companies can drive innovation, significantly improve quality and increase efficiency. This leaves more time to concentrate on one's own core competencies.
In addition to the pure product prices, the quality of service in all areas and a serious consideration of overall costs are decisive for a strategic partnership. In order to be able to offer the best outsourcing solution for a specific product, everything must fit together - from the technological competencies, the service portfolio, and the competence in logistics and technical areas, to the geographical location of the production plants.
Understanding and mutual trust are crucial in a partnership; total cost assessment helps in the choice of the partner. An analysis of the total cost of ownership (TCO) is becoming more important due to increasing global competition in the industrial environment. By means of TCO or total cost analysis, all costs incurred over a product's life cycle can be shown to companies. The concept not only focuses on the acquisition costs, but also includes all other aspects of later use. This allows an improved estimation of the total costs of a product, and also serves as a decisionmaking aid for the selection of the best partner for the development and production of innovative products.
The Cicor Group currently produces the products SensoSCAN and SensoRING for the multinational research and development company Sensogram as a manufacturing and industrialisation partner in electronics and plastics. The two wearable devices allow real-time measurement of vital parameters, such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and others. Using an app and the associated secure online portal, the user, their relatives and any medical staff can all view the vital parameters in real time and analyse the recorded data transmitted via Bluetooth. The Cicor Group produces all the plastic components, manufactures the electronics and does the complete box building right through to when the packaged device is ready for sale.
Thanks to its broad range of products and services and its global presence, the Cicor Group accompanies its customers from development through to prototype construction and series production, including toolmaking, plastic injection moulding, and complete equipment and system construction.
For customers in the medical sector, Cicor produces and packages end products that are ready to use, so that they can be delivered directly to the operating room without further sterilisation. In addition, comprehensive life-cycle management with complete traceability speaks for Cicor as a reliable partner for medical technology customers.