There’s nothing worse than opening a bill to find charges you weren’t aware of. Due to the new tariff on Chinese goods, this has become the new normal in the electronics manufacturing industry. In many cases, you won’t know if the new tariff applies until you receive your invoice from your vendor, and most major…Details
Getting the right level of performance from your Contract Manufacturing (CM) partner can help take your company to the next level of success and improve your profit margin by decreasing production costs. This short read contains some best practices collected from several Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are choosing to source the parts needed for production from offshore suppliers. If done correctly, this can help to keep you competitive in the marketplace, but one wrong step can have the exact opposite effect. Many larger OEMs conduct site visits with their offshore suppliers to ensure they meet the…Details
Increasing profitability is a priority for any manufacturer. Whether you are working with a Contract Manufacturer (CM) or building the product yourself, the best time to reduce the cost of your builds is before you ever go into production. Many smart Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) use the following cost reduction techniques to lower their production…Details
Many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) share the frustration of getting their product built and to market on-time. By having a clear set of principles to follow, you can greatly decrease the chances of a production delay. Here are some suggestions that could assist you in achieving your production goals. Manufacturing Diversification In a recent survey,…Details
If you’ve been in the electronics industry for any time at all, you have heard about counterfeit components. In a recent government study, 39% of OEMs say they have been directly impacted by this problem. This is a serious matter and learning how to avoid becoming victim to this brand-damaging issue is an absolute necessity…Details
If you have had longer than normal supply chain delays as of late, you undoubtedly know that a major reason has been the West coast port closure. Laborers have been in negotiations for better wages, effectively shutting down most West coast ports and leading to massive delays. While we are not the only industry affected…Details