Spectrum is being continuously assembled and tested in the factory; meanwhile, the stand production is steadily ramping up. I traveled to our stand factory and took a look at the freshly assembled stand units off the assembly line. These final units have been much improved compared with previous prototypes, thanks to the application of our quality standard and multiple rounds of detailed inspection of our team. In the topic, I’m bringing you an exclusive look at our mass production assembly line in motion through my camera, as well as an update on Spectrum shipping.
Shipping will commence as planned from June 29th. Orders will be shipped based on the following criteria:
At the moment, we are assembling about 200 monitors a day. Each unit undergoes individual color calibration (average ΔE 0.59) and thorough factory quality checks. Additionally, a third-party quality control inspection takes place to ensure your Spectrum is without defects. As our assembly line operators gain experience, the cycle time of each station will decrease. The resulting increased daily output will allow us to ship more orders each day. We estimate this process to take approximately two weeks to reach our full production capacity of around 500 per day. Units will be dispatched from our factory to our Hong Kong distribution center every time enough units have been manufactured to fill a container.
As orders come off the assembly line and are sent to our distribution center, they are matched with open orders by balance payment finalization date on a first come, first serve basis. Furthermore, we are making sure that people who mistakenly placed their order on the international store instead of the EU store have their order place adjusted according to the time they first reached out to our support team.
People who chose express shipping will get their units shipped by air immediately once their monitors arrive at our distribution center from the factory. These orders will receive their tracking number shortly after being shipped. This will also be accompanied by an order fulfillment email.
Those who chose standard shipping, which varies upon the region, will have their orders shipped by sea freight to regional warehouses. From this point, a courier will pick up the order for delivery to their new homes. It is during this latter phase of the shipping process that the tracking number will be provided. We are looking into a way to share additional order updates before your orders arrive at the regional warehouse. Unfortunately, these orders will be shipped in bulk, which is proving challenging to find an efficient and effective way to provide this information.
As we do not want to keep customers waiting for their units, we have reserved a limited number of monitors for the press. At this time, we have shipped these units to journalists and reviewers who have expressed interest in this product. The release date for these reviews will vary based on the reviewers’ current schedule. So, you can expect to see and read these reviews in the coming weeks. As more units are produced, we will send out more press units to reach a wider audience. Of course, we will survey the community about which reviewers should be included once we have more units available.
We plan to capture the moment at which loaded Spectrums depart for their new home from our factory for the first time. Stay tuned!