Worldwide Logistics Support
Consider the ways in which COMPRO can support your logistics organization:
COMPRO designed the products. It manufactured the products. It knows the products. The COMPRO Repair Facility is simply better positioned to provide the professional responsive service and support you need to ensure success.
History of Success
COMPRO is the only qualified repair source for Encore, Gould and S.E.L. computer products. The repair depot is equipped and staffed with highly qualified technicians to effectively repair your most complex assemblies.
All Encore, Gould and SEL systems should be maintained to the latest revisions for both firmware and software. These Engineer Change Orders (ECO) fix latent defects in hardware firmware and software to allow the systems to operate at maximum reliability.
All repaired or exchanged boards are updated with the latest engineering changes and brought up to the latest revision level. If the board is processed and a problem is not found, COMPRO will provide technical support. All repairs and exchanges are under warranty for 90 days. Source inspection and military packaging is available.
COMPRO understands the often difficult channels customers are faced with when needing to repair peripherals from different vendors. COMPRO can assist you with the repair of your peripheral products.
COMPRO offers logistics programs to support any level of customer needs for equipment spare parts and repair services. Logistic programs include:
Repair Exchange Support Program
Advanced Assembly Exchange
Centralized Logistics and Diagnostic Service
ECO and software updates -
Because COMPRO is the only qualified repair source for Encore, Gould and S.E.L. computer parts, COMPRO's repair facility is equipped to accomplish fault isolation and repair to the component level.
All repaired or exchanged boards are updated with the latest engineering changes and brought up to the latest revision level. (Assemblies which have been modified or damaged are not eligible for repair.) Repair turnaround times are 30 days for COMPRO manufactured assemblies and six weeks for third party manufactured assemblies.
Customers must obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number by calling 1-800-936-2673 prior to returning any material for repair or update.
Repair Exchange Support Program (RESP)
A repair and exchange program is offered for customers who are self maintainers of COMPRO equipment with significant repair volume. The repair and exchange program incorporates all the features of assembly repair and assembly exchange. The repair and exchange program is administered as a special program under a basic ordering agreement which entitles the customer to special discount rates and priority handling of repair and exchange transactions. Repair turn around time is 30 days for COMPRO manufactured assemblies, 45 days for third party assemblies, and best effort on assemblies associated with a cache disc accelerator.
RESP combines assembly repair and assembly exchange with a volume discount under a basic ordering agreement. The volume discount is computed based on the aggregate invoiced dollar volume from the previous year per the following table:
Those customers without adequate spares may require expedited exchanges and may elect to take advantage of the assembly exchange service. Certain assemblies may be exchanged for new or repaired assemblies at COMPRO's option, at the latest revision level. Assemblies which have been modified or damaged are not eligible for exchange. Replacement assemblies will be shipped within 5 working days after receipt and acceptance of returned assemblies. Customers must obtain a RETURN MATERIAL AUTHORIZATION (RMA) number by calling 1-800-936-2673 prior to returning any material for exchange.
Advanced Assembly Exchange
In emergency down situations, an assembly will be shipped to the customer within 24 hours of an accepted customer request including valid purchase order number under RMA control. This expedite service will be provided at a fee of 5% of the "exchange" price of the assembly, subject to a $500 minimum fee per assembly. Exchanged assemblies not received within 20 days of advance shipment, or that have been modified or damaged will be invoiced at full list price plus the expedite fee.
Return Material Authorization
Parts and materials being shipped to COMPRO for any reason must be accompanied by a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. To obtain a RMA number, contact the repair administrator at 1-800-936-2673.
All material shipped to COMPRO for repair or exchange work must be clearly labeled with the RMA number. Any material shipped to COMPRO without a RMA number will be returned to the customer at the customer's expense.
Any preparation of material for shipping should be in accordance with standard commercial practice. Before shipping any materials for repair or exchange, all assemblies containing integrated circuits must be fully enclosed in an anti-static material with sufficient permanent conductivity on all surfaces to permit controlled bleed-off of static charges and of sufficient resistivity to prevent the introduction of electronic charges from the external environment. Additionally, no packing material should be used that will crumble, flake, powder or shed. The cushioning material near or in contact with any integrated circuits must not be fibrous in form which might cause integrated circuit leads to be caught and damaged upon removal. Individual integrated circuits must be physically restrained to prevent damage or degradation caused by vibration and mechanical shock.
Centralized Logistics And Diagnostic Service (CLDS)
Centralized Logistics and Diagnostic Service (CLDS) is a remote hardware support program designed to provide self-maintenance hardware customers with all the elements necessary to secure maximum utilization of their COMPRO equipment.
CLDS addresses the long term needs of these Customers by providing remote technical expertise, material support, and all update information required to keep the systems at the current ECO revision levels.
CLDS provides priority access to COMPRO's Call Management Center (CMC), remote hardware maintenance support, a Remote Exchange logistics program and a subscription to the Hardware Update Service.
On-site assistance is available for CLDS customers at the current published Time and Material labor rates.
The on-site spares plan maximizes system availability, operationally verifies spare parts, and provides a training mechanism for on-site technical personnel.
The Remote Exchange Program ensures a replacement part will be shipped to the customer site within 5 business days after receipt of the customer's field replaceable unit.
CMC is the single point-of-contact for COMPRO customers requiring technical support. CMC is easily accessed domestically via our toll-free number (1-800-936-2673).
The CMC provides the following services for hardware customers:
COMPRO will provide remote diagnostic tools for all products either through built-in architecture or on Series and/or Concept systems through the external Telediagnosis Module (TDM).
COMPRO will provide remote support during the Principal Period of Maintenance (PPM), 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM local time, Monday through Friday.
(All Encore, Gould and SEL systems must be maintained to the latest revisions for both firmware and software. These Engineer Change Orders (ECO) fix known defects in hardware firmware and software to allow the systems to operate at maximum levels of reliability. )