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How important is Design for Manufacture for your assembly partner?

When deciding to outsource your electronics manufacturing to an Electronics Manufacturing Services (...

How to make a bad first impression with an EMS provider

Outsourcing your electronics manufacturing can be a complex process. It usually forms part of a much...

Why should you have formal business reviews with your EMS provider?

One of the greatest benefits of outsourcing part or all of your manufacturing operation to an electr...

Will you be RoHS 2 compliant by 22 July 2017?

As you may or may not know, 2011 saw the legal initiation of the RoHS 2 recast and an update of the ...

The benefits of postponement manufacturing when outsourcing

Accurately trying to predict the configuration options your customer will order over a 12-month peri...

Subcon 2017 - will you be there in June?

With less than a month to go, Subcon 2017 (6th - 8th June) will be returning to the NEC to host what...

The role of an account manager within an EMS provider

The account management role can mean very different things across industries and electronics manufac...

Why you shouldn't hide your supply chain issues

Sometimes, no matter how well you've researched and vetted your suppliers, supply chain issues rear ...

The benefits of applying flux directly to a micro BGA

Technology trends continue to drive miniaturisation in electronic components. As a result, product d...

Your in-depth guide to reducing electronics manufacturing waste

Waste is a common problem within the electronics manufacturing industry. Whether large volumes of fa...

How to solder SMT components with varying solder paste heights

The rise in demand for miniaturised components within consumer electronics is forcing designers of i...

What are the most important principles of lean manufacturing?

Lean manufacturing is nothing new, but it remains an important philosophy for manufacturers seeking ...

Should you use your CEM partner's direct ship fulfilment services?

Gone are the days when original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) simply outsourced their printed circu...

4 ways cross training your logistics team can improve operations

When it comes to valuable assets, our natural instinct is to protect them. Take, for example, a leng...

Conflict minerals – a mixed message?

Within days of the inauguration of the United States' 45th President, Donald Trump, over 90 executiv...

Putting the UK manufacturing skills gap under the spotlight

It feels like the skills gap in UK manufacturing (and, indeed, global manufacturing) has been a topi...

How servitisation can enable manufacturing sales growth

If someone were to ask you what your current business goals are, it is likely that "sales growth" wo...

How can I compare EMS providers and create my shortlist?

Finding the right electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider for your business can be a chall...

Industry 4.0: 9 key points electronics manufacturers must not ignore

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is nothing if not massive and complicated. There is a huge amount o...

What impact is the National Living Wage having on manufacturers?

George Osborne first announced the National Living Wage (NLW) during the 2015 Summer Budget, in an a...

What does the 5S methodology really mean?

"5S relates to workplace organisation and forms a solid foundation upon which many organisations bas...

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2017: your eight-point guide

It's nearly that time of year again: Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2017 is just around the ...

11 points to consider when buying selective soldering equipment

In previous blog posts, we've looked at the pros and cons of selective and wave soldering. Both tech...

As a manufacturer, are you ready for the apprenticeship levy?

If the answer is no, then I am afraid you are running out of time. First announced during the 2015 S...

How do electronics manufacturing companies continuously improve?

The unfortunate reality is that most, if not all, electronics manufacturing companies incur waste in...

What to look for when auditing an electronics manufacturing facility

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) your company has worked tirelessly to narrow down the li...

Six Sigma: what is it and how is it used in electronics manufacturing?

"Six Sigma is a quality programme that, when all is said and done, improves your customer's experien...

How to choose your outsourcing project team

When you decide to outsource your manufacturing operation to an electronics manufacturing services (...

5 reasons why OEMs outsource to EMS providers

It's a question that gets to the very heart of things: why do original equipment manufacturers (OEMs...

How to build up trust in a manufacturing outsourcing relationship

"Trust is like blood pressure. It's silent, vital to good health, and if abused it can be deadly." F...

How to create the perfect SMT reflow oven profile

Although some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) view printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) ...

Disaster recovery planning - what to look for in an EMS partner

When you're choosing an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider to outsource your manufact...

Chinese New Year: how to avoid a PCB supply shortage

A few weeks after New Year falls on the Gregorian Calendar comes Chinese New Year. In 2017, the latt...

My product is too large and complex to outsource to an EMS provider

Earlier this year, we wrote a blog about five of the more common myths relating to electronics manuf...

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...

10 meaningless statistics EMS providers list on their websites

We all do it. In an attempt to stand out from other electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provide...

Industrie 4.0: increasing automation within electronics manufacturing

"We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, ...

Northern Manufacturing and Electronics 2016 – planning your visit

Arguably the UK's largest exhibition dedicated to serving the needs of manufacturing and electronics...

Is your electronics manufacturing factory "smart"?

Not many people know the answer and, if we are honest, a large number of electronics manufacturing c...

3 fears surrounding industrial automation

There is no doubt that industrial automation is reshaping the manufacturing and engineering landscap...

Traceability in electronics manufacturing: how far can you go back?

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers are frequently asked if they offer "traceability"...

4 benefits of industrial automation in electronics manufacturing

Industrial automation is a complex and mammoth topic covering areas ranging from simple control syst...

The benefits of 3D printing within contract electronics manufacturing

The buzz around 3D printing, or additive manufacturing as it also known, continues to grow day-by-da...

3 common fears about outsourcing your outbound logistics

If you have already outsourced elements of your manufacturing to an electronics manufacturing servic...

How to prevent solder bridges during printed circuit board assembly

Solder bridges (or "shorts" as they are also known) occur when solder unintentionally connects one e...

Why flexibility is crucial to the success of your outbound logistics

When it comes to outbound logistics - i.e. the processes involved in controlling the shipping of app...

Understanding how EMS companies view capital investment decisions

One of the great benefits of outsourcing your manufacturing is that it can largely remove the need t...

The robots are coming for UK manufacturing

There was a time when robots were simply the stuff of science fiction – entities that veered towards...

The importance of electrical safety testing in manufacturing

Electrical safety testing is an essential step in the manufacturing process for any product that use...

Why functional testing should not be your go-to test strategy

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), testing is absolutely critical to everything you do. Th...

5 myths about electronics manufacturing outsourcing

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been outsourcing their electronics manufacturing and te...

2026: The future of electronics manufacturing services

No one can accurately predict the future. However, it’s fair to say that some of the technological a...

The rise of 3D inspection technology within electronics manufacturing

This month we caught up with David Bennett, President of MIRTEC Europe. Founded back in 2000, with f...

What is stress screening and how do electronics manufacturers use it?

In a previous post, we discussed soak testing, a form of performance testing that is used in electro...

Outsourcing your manufacturing? Don't overlook outbound logistics

When it comes to outsourcing their manufacturing operation, most original equipment manufacturers (O...

Improving efficiency and safety through automated test solutions

This month we caught up with John Blandy, Sales Manager of TestWorks Group Ltd. TestWorks is an inno...

How soak testing is used in electronics manufacturing

In recent blog posts, we have discussed two test methods for printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs...

How to get the best results using flying probe test

Even the most competent of manufacturers can make mistakes during the build process; the nature of m...

6 ways to validate your EMS provider's New Product Introduction process

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), one of your key focusses is likely to be designing and ...

Will an e-auction help me outsource my electronics manufacturing?

E-auctions have been used since the late 1990s. Soon after the world-wide adoption of the Internet, ...

Beyond the machine - what next for electronics manufacturers?

Recently we spoke to Paul Rooimans, Managing Director of Mycronic United Kingdom and Benelux. Mycron...

Why PCB design is important to successful in-circuit test

Testing is a fundamental element of your manufacturing operation. Without implementing a robust test...

Subcon 2016 - getting the most from your visit

Subcon 2016 (7th - 9th June) is advertised as "the UK’s premier manufacturing supply chain show dedi...

How your EMS provider can support offsite installation projects

We all need a helping hand once in a while. And when it comes to the final installation of a control...

How to manage the most common risks to your supply chain

Your supply chain powers your manufacturing operation. Successfully managing the flow of components ...

How EMS providers can stop material threats entering your supply chain

Sourcing the right components is fundamental to producing high-quality products that meet your custo...

5 ways to guarantee your manufacturing outsourcing project fails

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been outsourcing their manufacturing to electronics man...

Should you trust your EMS partner to choose your suppliers?

After you’ve chosen to outsource to an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, there is a...

6 critical factors to consider when potting an electronic assembly

Potting is the process of filling or submersing a complete electronic assembly using a compound mate...

How EMS providers lower the risk of SMT placement errors during set-up

Fitting an incorrect component to a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) is bad news. If an electro...

4 electro-mechanical assembly techniques you should be using

We’ve written blogs discussing the challenges facing OEMs in PCB assembly and the common problems th...

Drives & Controls 2016 – making the most of your time at the show

Drives & Controls 2016 (12-14 April) is widely regarded as the UK’s leading trade show for automatio...

Identifying and preventing "failures" within electronics manufacturing

Identifying and preventing "failures" is an ongoing issue facing electronics manufacturing services ...

Electronic components falling off during reflow? Avoid getting stung

One of the on-going challenges contract electronics manufacturers (CEMs) face is the demand to relia...

Why documentation is vital to the success of cabinet build assembly

In previous posts, we have discussed the potential obstacles original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)...

Why wouldn’t you look into electronics manufacturing outsourcing?

I was recently thinking back to some of the outsourcing projects that I have been involved in that a...

Remove your shop floor by using a contract electronics manufacturer

Many contract electronics manufacturers (CEMs) sell the concept that they are an extension of their ...

3 ways to ensure your EMS provider's supply chain is excellent

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), once you’ve outsourced your manufacturing to an electro...

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2016 – planning your trip

Arguably the UK's largest regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibiti...

4 different ways to categorise EMS providers

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers have traditionally been categorised into three di...

Box build assembly: how OEMs can solve common problems

In a previous post, we discussed the challenges facing OEMs in PCB assembly and how to overcome them...

Using contract electronics manufacturers as a springboard for growth

Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) look to contract electronics manufacturers (CEMs) as a ...

3 challenges facing OEMs in PCB assembly and how to overcome them

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the "brains" of electronic devices. A PCB contains conductive trac...

Designing PCB assemblies for in-circuit test

In-circuit test (ICT) has been around for many years now. And despite the emergence of competing tes...

What is meant by the terms OEM, EMS, CEM, ODM and why should you know?

The roles of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provid...

The pros and cons of cross-training electronics manufacturing staff

For contract electronics manufacturers (CEMs) to succeed, they must have the right people with the r...

Turning small ideas into big results within electronics manufacturing

Often the simplest ideas are the best. Extracting these from employees, however, can be a complex pr...

New Product Introduction within contract electronics manufacturing

The New Product Introduction (NPI) process is arguably one of the most crucial elements of contract ...

Quality, consistency and delivery: why do OEMs struggle to achieve it?

Whatever your product or products, as an OEM you will be focused on three criteria: quality, consist...

How to avoid damaged metalwork from entering your supply chain

Whether the parts are bent, scratched, or showing signs of imperfection, metalwork issues can cause ...

Avoid edge connectors impacting on your PCBA and product reliability

At the product design stage, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must decide how configurable th...

How to avoid thermal shock during printed circuit board assembly

Sounds dramatic, doesn’t it? But for anyone involved in electronics manufacturing, thermal shock is ...

5 tips for successfully transferring knowledge to your EMS supplier

"Knowledge is power" as the old saying goes, but in manufacturing it's also one of your company's bi...

Is your manufacturing supply chain ready for the Modern Slavery Act?

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 was introduced to the UK statute books in March 2015. From October 29, a...

Ensuring your first outsourced build to an EMS provider is a success

You've taken every precautionary measure in the book during the build up to outsourcing your manufac...

Visiting your contract electronics manufacturer’s back office

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) looking to outsource part or all of your manufacturing, ...

Transferring your assembly to a contract electronics manufacturer

Once the decision to outsource responsibility for your entire assembly operation to a contract elect...

3 steps to choosing an EMS provider that won’t let you down

It's always important to do your homework when choosing any supplier. But when it comes to selecting...

Top 5 UK trade shows to meet contract electronics manufacturers

Providing you plan the day in advance, trade shows can be a useful way of getting in front of contra...

Preparing to outsource your entire manufacturing operation

Transferring your entire manufacturing operation over to an electronics manufacturing services (EMS)...

Creating a stable supply chain for sheet metal components

In addition to producing high quality PCB assemblies, Paragon, through its group companies JJS Elect...

4 reasons not to focus only on price when choosing an EMS supplier

Getting a good deal is part of human nature, but it pays to be wary if your electronics manufacturin...

Clean vs no clean solder process within electronics manufacturing

Although the IPC standards give pretty clear guidelines, the cleanliness (or otherwise) of a PCB ass...

Conflict minerals update: an overview of the 2014 findings

Now is probably a good time to review the current status of the legislation and the approaches being...

9 PCB assembly design guidelines for Flying Probe test

Flying probe testing has become an increasingly popular alternative to the more traditional in-circu...

What really happens once you send your EMS provider an order?

You’ve reviewed the quote and are now in a position to send across an order to your chosen electroni...

How to spot quality within electronics manufacturing service providers

Quality in manufacturing is a big issue. Compromise it and you threaten the viability and profitabil...

14 tools CEMs need to combat counterfeit electronic components

When it comes to supply chain excellence, mitigating the risk of "suspect" electronic devices is a k...

7 points to include in your RFQ to a contract electronics manufacturer

After weeks of carrying out research and refining your "shortlist" of potential electronics manufact...

Why it pays to forge long-term relationships with your EMS provider

It may take time and patience, but original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that are willing to inves...

Your 10 point guide for electro-mechanical design for manufacture

In previous blogs we’ve discussed the value of involving your electronics manufacturing services (EM...

Quality standards and accreditations within electronics manufacturing

Badges are funny things aren’t they? As children, we learn early on that badges are awarded for all ...

5 questions on sending an RFQ to a contract electronics manufacturer

The request for quotation (RFQ) process plays a pivotal role in kick-starting an outsourcing relatio...

The top 10 design for manufacture mistakes to avoid

The value of involving your electronics manufacturing services (EMS) partner in design for manufactu...

Contract electronics manufacturers vs threat of counterfeit devices

Supply chains agile enough to respond to ever changing client demand, yet robust enough to ensure in...

UK EMS providers with "offshore" facilities – best of both worlds?

In a 2014 survey carried out by the EEF, one in six UK original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) had r...

The benefits of 3D CAD within electronics design and manufacture

Following on from our recent post about Computer Aided Design (CAD) in manufacturing we thought it w...

Industrie 4.0 – your questions about smart manufacturing answered

By connecting everyday objects through networks and enabling them to send and receive data, the Inte...

The importance of CAD in electronics manufacturing

One of the most common requests an Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider will make befor...

Future proof your design with the help of EMS providers

It has been widely reported that more and more original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are looking t...

Unit cost vs total cost in contract electronics manufacturing

When decisions need to be made regarding outsourcing one or more of your products to an electronics ...

What information do I need to outsource a box build assembly?

Outsourcing electronic printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) is usually a simple and well defined ...

Are you getting the growth services you need from your EMS provider?

Through bringing new, value-added services to the table, your electronic manufacturing services (EMS...

Supplier flexibility: an OEM’s secret weapon in raising profitability?

When an OEM sets off to select an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, the focus is of...

Convection vs vapour phase reflow within PCB assembly

As part of your initial research into potential electronics manufacturing services (EMS) partners, i...

Are you taking a chance with your Engineering Change Notes?

Variously known as the Engineering Change Note, Order or Request (ECN, ECO or ECR), the process for ...

How much stock to underwrite with a Contract Electronics Manufacturer?

If, as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), you’ve been researching the various benefits that c...

Offshoring, onshoring, nearshoring, bestshoring: what do they mean?

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), you will have heard the terms 'offshoring', 'onshoring'...

Will Studio Schools produce the next electronics manufacturers?

Studio Schools have been around for a few years now, with 36 already open and 9 in the pre-opening s...

Transferring your supply chain to an assembly partner: all or nothing?

You've decided to take your first steps into outsourcing and have drawn up a shortlist of potential ...

How Contract Electronics Manufacturers evaluate material suppliers

With the increasing shift to outsourcing in electronics manufacturing, it’s more important than ever...

Understanding the timings for outsourcing electronics manufacturing

If you've already completed an initial analysis of your own manufacturing operation and are now cons...

How outsourcing to a contract electronics manufacturer has evolved

Bringing a Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM) on board has always been an expedient approach fo...

Outsourcing your electronics manufacturing won’t help you

Despite everything you may have already read, unfortunately it’s true. Outsourcing the production of...

Are you constrained by your electronics manufacturing operation?

Congratulations you’ve done it! For a number of years you have watched your business steadily grow a...

Conflict minerals update: what electronics manufacturers should know

We promised to keep you up-to-date with the evolving cycle of regulation around the use of Conflict ...

Achieving a smooth transition when outsourcing electronics assembly

When an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company takes on the production role for a customer...

Outsourcing to an EMS provider – it’s all about trust

Most of us have heard people say that respect has to be earned. Similarly, many of us have grown up ...

Is electronics manufacturing really core to your business?

Does your company design, develop and sell amazing products? Do they incorporate the latest technolo...

5 things to demand in your next New Product Introduction report

Whether it’s for a brand new product being made for the first time, or something that has been built...

Chinese New Year: Don’t let printed circuit board supply get your goat

As you may be aware China has a national holiday fast approaching when they will be celebrating the ...

IPC Standards for Acceptability & why they matter to your PCB assembly

So, what makes a ‘good’ electronics assembly then? Surely if it works then it’s alright, isn’t it? B...

New Year, new Contract Electronics Manufacturer? Is it time to review?

Funny isn’t it? You have 365 days to influence change within your business, yet come the New Year fe...

Turning new product design into reality with your CEM provider

The new product design you have been working on for what seems like a lifetime has finally been sign...

Building on Contract Electronics Manufacturing relationships

Like any close relationship, the one you build up with your Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM) ...

How EMS providers can cut cost from your products

When you first partnered with your Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider I’m guessing tha...

Perfecting the electro-mechanical build pack

In order to accurately produce a quotation and subsequently manufacture an electro-mechanical assemb...

Making sense of test coverage statistics from your EMS provider

Deciding on your test strategy isn’t always a straightforward decision. One of the factors that is l...

Electronic PCB assembly soldering: selective or wave soldering?

When producing ‘mixed technology’ printed circuit board (pcb) assemblies, once all of the surface mo...

Are you really listening to your electronics manufacturing staff?

An ongoing challenge for many electronics manufacturing organisations is effective internal communic...

Why revision level controls are important in manufacturing data packs

If you are considering outsourcing elements of your manufacturing operation, or already working with...

Mitigating the risks associated with Contract Electronic Manufacturing

Outsourcing your manufacturing to an Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider sounds fantast...

Conflict Minerals and electronics manufacturing: what happens next?

A few months back, we wrote a comprehensive overview of some of the challenges presented to electron...

Outsource your electronics manufacturing - Deal or no deal?

Often promising the world - or a load of cash, a car or a speedboat - our TV screens on Saturday nig...

How Contract Electronics Manufacturing might look in the future

As I drove home from a weekend away, my wife and I were discussing how we needed some new dining cha...

Why you're getting pricing variations when comparing EMS providers

How did that happen? You sent exactly the same Request for Quotation (RFQ) out to two Electronic Man...

Transition your electronics manufacturing supply chain in 10 steps

Investigating alternative sources of supply for your electronics manufacturing can be a daunting tas...

Supply chain outsourcing: to dual source or not to dual source?

Chances are if you are single sourced with an EMS partner, you will have a dozen potential suppliers...

How your EMS provider can help increase the life span of your products

If your R&D teams overlook advances in technology or new legislation, or fail to react quickly enoug...

5 things to avoid when making first contact with an EMS company

There are hundreds of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) firms out there, and finding the right...

Increase your pcba efficiency levels in 5 simple steps

When it comes to surface mount production every second counts. That is, of course, if you want to hi...

Don't overlook electronics manufacturing when you think of outsourcing

When I read articles on the subject of outsourcing I note that 9 times out of 10 they focus on BPO (...

How to select the right Electronic Manufacturing Services partner

There has been much written about how OEMs should select their Electronic Manufacturing Services (EM...

4 pre-build checks your EMS Company should make before NPI launch

Your Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) partner may have walked you through their New Product ...

Electronic PCB assembly testing: In-Circuit Test or Flying Probe?

Perhaps the two most popular types of Automated Test Equipment (ATE) used in electronic PCB assembly...

Why telling your EMS company not to fit components is a good thing

Sounds a bit strange doesn’t it? Telling a Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM) not to fit compon...

The ABC of Electronic Manufacturing Services

Picture the scene. You’ve been invited to a meeting to talk through the possible benefits of contrac...

How to achieve intelligence within electronic supply chain management

When it comes to supply chain outsourcing the word ‘intelligence’ is often used by companies in orde...

Obsolescence management: overcoming the pain of obsolete components

At some point in the future it’s highly likely that an electronic component within your product will...

Free issuing material to a Contract Electronics Manufacturing partner

When breaking down the unit cost of any product, in many cases the 80/20 pareto principle applies. U...

Using exhibitions to help find the perfect EMS Company

We’ve all been there haven’t we? Each time you pass an exhibition stand another branded carrier bag ...

5 truths behind a successful test strategy

At some point in time, somewhere, somebody is going to find out if your product works. Or not! And i...

Calculating the cost of changing your EMS company

Are you looking into alternative suppliers to manage your manufacturing? Can you see yourself outgro...

Managing the NPI process with your EMS company

Your R&D team have just come up with a fantastic new product design, laden with additional benefits ...

At war with your supply chain over the Conflict Mineral Legislation

Are you under pressure from your end customer, or parent company, to return compliance questionnaire...

10 points you shouldn't ignore when panelising PCBs

I’ve often heard Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) referred to as the ‘brains’ of the product or the ‘he...

Investing in talent today, to secure the skills we need for the future

March saw the seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week showcasing the value Apprenticeships bring...

4 hidden material costs your FD wants to see

Many costs in your business are visible and I’m guessing they are scrutinised on a monthly basis, ri...

JJS Manufacturing Launches New Website

JJS Manufacturing www.jjsmanufacturing.com a specialist contract manufacturing services provider wit...

Paragon Group are in the Sunday Times Fast Track International Track 200 Sales League

We have been celebrating our recent acknowledgement in the Sunday Times Fast Tack International Trac...

Watch John Mayes interview with EMSNOW at Southern Manufacturing

Whether you managed to go to the Southern Manufacturing show or not, you might be interested to hear...

The Paragon Electronics Group exhibits at Southern Manufacturing

The Paragon Electronics Group will be exhibiting at the 2013 Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Ex...

The Outlook for 2013

This time last year the outlook for the EMS market was somewhat uncertain. The global EMS market was...

Continuing Growth in SMT assembly business leads JJS to further AOI investment

Leicestershire-based contract electronics manufacturer JJS Electronics has invested in new Automatic...

Supply Chain Risk and Disruption - What could these three companies and events possibly have in common?

A factory under siege from disgruntled workers, with the management barricaded inside A metal proces...

Supply Chain Risk - An unforeseen supplier problem required a fast response.

On the first day back after a bank holiday,employees at one of our major suppliers were called to a ...

JJS apprentices receive their ‘Certified IPC Specialist’ certificates

Having completed the IPC-A-610 Application Specialist course for Acceptability of Electronic Assembl...

Providing Cradle to Grave Support

It should be no surprise to anyone that here at Paragon we’ve always been committed to providing ded...

Would you prefer a pig or a chicken to manage your supply chain?

That may sound like a very strange question, but it’s one with a very definite answer. Indulge me fo...

We’re no ordinary EMS Company. But what do we mean by that?

When you think of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) what does this mean to you? If you think ...

The Paragon Electronics Group celebrates its 20th anniversary

Leading EMS and supply chain management specialist Paragon is currently reflecting on two decades in...

Beyond electronics: Precision mechatronics manufacturing is all part of the service at The Paragon Electronics Group

EMS companies typically focus on their ability to deliver PCB assemblies. However, at The Paragon El...

JJS Electronics partners with Lutterworth College for Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme

With an eye to the future, Lutterworth-based JJS Electronics Ltd, part of the £30m Paragon Electroni...

Japan and your supply chain, a final update

Here at JJS, we’ve continued to monitor the situation in Japan closely, since our March updates. Ove...

Total systems integration services propel JJS Electronics to further growth

Having been widely reported throughout 2010 and the start of this year, growth at JJS Electronics co...

Paragon ‘runners’ take part in Corporate Relay Marathon Challenge

On Sunday April 29th the first Milton Keynes marathon took place. Alongside the full marathon there ...

The Paragon Electronics Group Reports Strong Growth for 2011

Supply Chain Management and EMS specialist, The Paragon Electronics Group has reported growth of 18%...

Japan and your supply chain

It can’t have escaped your attention that Japan is experiencing a humanitarian disaster of epic prop...

JJS, The Paragon Electronics Group’s manufacturing specialists, introduce the Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme

JJS Electronics, part of the £30m Paragon Electronics Group, has launched an Advanced Apprenticeship...

OEMs …. get your ducks in a row!

Here at The Paragon Electronics Group, we love a good idiom. If you’ve read any of our other blogs, ...

JJS Electronics continues investment commitment with additional flying probe test facility

JJS Electronics has continued its investment programme with the acquisition of additional test facil...

JJS Electronics adds DEK’s new ProActiv process technology to state-of-the-art manufacturing facility

Leading contract manufacturing specialist, JJS Electronics Ltd., has adopted DEK’s new ProActiv tech...

Watch the latest Video Interview with John Mayes

John Mayes, The Paragon Electronics Group, talks all things EMS Watch the video here

JJS Electronics awarded prestigious AS9100 certification

The team at JJS Electronics recently celebrated AS9100 registration, having been awarded the industr...

Expert, cost-effective EMS services from JJS Electronics in Central Europe

For manufacturers striving to compete in today’s European marketplace, reliable local expertise is e...

Paragon's Postponement manufacturing service rises to customers' demand forecasting challenges

Leading supply chain management and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) specialist, The Paragon...

Cutting time, cost and complexity with lean, the JJS way

Following recent economic challenges, lean principles are now more relevant than ever – a fact not l...

New recruit boosts NPI capabilities at JJS Electronics

UK and Czech Republic-based JJS Electronics has extended its EMS capabilities even further with the ...

Lean the JJS Way

Established in 1983, JJS Electronics has a proven track record of providing reliable and cost effect...

Central Europe ‐ the most favourable ‘offshore’ location to build electronics products

With electronics manufacturing facilities in both the UK and The Czech Republic, JJS Electronics are...

JJS Electronics extends its test engineering expertise with valuable new addition

JJS Electronics Ltd. has appointed Alf Bates to the post of Principal Test Engineer. The appointment...

JJS uniquely positioned to deliver customers ‘best of both worlds’

In the process of implementing a seven-figure investment programme, JJS Electronics Ltd. reports tha...

JJS Electronics Ltd. future proofs operations with Horizon 03i print platform

Contract Manufacturer JJS Electronics Ltd. has purchased a DEK Horizon 03i screen printing platform,...

JJS Electronics Ltd. extends in-house expertise with valuable new appointment

JJS Electronics Ltd. has appointed Nigel Burton as Principle Process Engineer, a role which will see...

JJS Electronics Ltd. launches new website

Contract manufacturer JJS Electronics Ltd. has unveiled its brand new website, delivering a useful r...