Jabil Circuit, a supplier for tech giant Apple, has launched new services that promise to compress the entire end-to-end manufacturing lifecycle, shortening the path to commercialisation.

Called Innovation Acceleration Services, the solutions will enable customers to respond faster to changing product and market demands while reducing risks and costs associated with design, supply chain, manufacturing and compliance challenges, according to the company.

"Innovating at the speed of digital requires continual application of new technologies, automation, analytics and manufacturing know-how," said Bill Muir, chief operating officer at Jabil. "We're developing a complete ecosystem of digital connections to create new business opportunities, improve experiences and deliver added value, from start to finish."

Among the solutions offered is a digital prototype lab (DPL), a full-service, rapid prototyping facility run by consulting firm Radius, which was acquired by Jabil in 2012. The DPL is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including 3D printing, CT scanning, 5-axis CNC machining, finish, paint and assembly, and clean room and testing facilities.

Jabil also offers managed procurement services, powered by its InControl digital supply chain and procurement platform. The company's procurement services will allow organisations access to purchasing strategies, advanced sourcing capabilities as well as execution and purchasing support.

Additionally, Jabil's new supply chain services enable customers to reduce supply chain risk and increase visibility while improving supply chain speed and agility. To optimise supply chain networks, Jabil assimilates structured and unstructured data to allow user-defined scenario planning and network optimisation modelling. This provides insights and expedited responses to changes in demand patterns, supply sources, tax laws, currencies, etc.