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3 reasons why outsourcing to an EMS provider can go wrong

In a previous post, we talked about successfully managing the partnership between an original equipm...

The hidden costs when outsourcing your electronics manufacturing

When you outsource your manufacturing operation to an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provi...

Why a service level agreement is central to meeting customer demand

In a simple world, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) would take out their smartphone, hit the...

What is takt time, why is it important and how to calculate it

The term takt time derives from the German word Taktzeit and translates to either "measure", "cycle"...

Is your manufacturing facility now the weak link?

When internal departments work together amazing things can happen. Your design team sketches out inn...

Industry 4.0 and the circular economy

There has been much written recently about Industry 4.0, and rightly so as it's a huge and far-reach...

Is your sales growth outstripping your current manufacturing capacity?

Picture the scene: you are an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) enjoying healthy sales growth. B...

How to successfully manage the OEM/CEM partnership

The partnership between an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and a contract electronics manufact...

Is PCB assembly really the best entry point into outsourcing?

Are you considering outsourcing your printed circuit board assembly (PCBA)? Perhaps you want to free...