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).
The same things that made shifting manufacturing processes overseas are now coming full circle to make domestic manufacturing attractive again. More and more OEMs are asking U.S. manufacturers to help produce goods domestically once again. What is driving the re-growth of manufacturing in the United States? Over the past ten years, steady growth has been…Details
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
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