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Smart Wires Powers a Smarter Grid for a Greener Future

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 Smart Wires Powers a Smarter Grid for a Greener Future - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Functional Applications - Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Sensors - Utility Meters
Applicable Industries
  • Electrical Grids
  • Utilities
Applicable Functions
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Product Research & Development
Use Cases
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Process Simulation
  • Hardware Design & Engineering Services
  • Testing & Certification
The Challenge
Cost pressures to deliver products affordably as energy market grapples with aging, inefficient electrical grid prone to bottlenecks and renewables push. Need for strong supply chain partner with global reach to compete with large, multinational competitors. Highly-complex products requiring manufacturing collaboration and processes to expedite innovation while meeting rigorous safety and reliability requirements.
The Customer
About The Customer
Smart Wires is a Silicon Valley-based developer of grid-optimized solutions. Their patented modular and scalable solutions are used by utilities across North America, Europe, Australia, and Latin America. They aim to develop a highly efficient electricity grid for a cleaner planet.
The Solution
Jabil’s global supply chain reach created new sourcing avenues for custom electromechanical components to reduce cost and market risk. Jabil’s proven design and manufacturing excellence enabled Smart Wires to compete on a global scale while expediting delivery of highly reliable, quality products. Jabil and Smart Wires’ onsite collaboration with engineering and R&D led to better products and faster innovation.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Smart Wires manufactured more products in the first three months of 2020 than in the history of the company, thanks to their partnership with Jabil. The collaboration with Jabil has helped Smart Wires drive down the cost of their products with each iteration, making the grid more efficient at a better value proposition while improving manufacturability. The partnership has also allowed Smart Wires to access a wider selection of suppliers, reducing supply chain disruptions and ensuring the highest quality for the best value.

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