Getting from point A to point B is easier with a road map (or Google maps, these days). The same is true when you’re making a product. Your manufacturing road map is called a Bill of Materials or BOM. The BOM is an essential tool that directs engineers as they pull together materials and parts for production.
Relationships are tricky things. When they're good it's usually because each party has something the other needs, it's a mutually beneficial. That's true when you're looking for manufacturing suppliers, too. You're looking for a good fit. You win, they win.
There are few things in life as important as chemistry. Oh, not that class you took in high school. I’m talking about the connection you have with other people. It’s difficult to describe but you know it when you feel it.
It’s time. You’re ready to scale up your product and you know you want to outsource the production.
Do you ever stop to think about the products you interact with on a daily basis and how amazing they are? Let’s just think about the stuff you touch as you’re getting ready to head to work. Maybe you shut off a blaring alarm clock or alarm on a cell phone. Your coffee is ready in the kitchen because the night before you scheduled the beans to...
Hindsight is 20/20. We’ve all heard that adage. But what if hindsight could become foresight?
Our engineers have a lot of experience with new product development and things you should look for when choosing the company that will build your product. Today, we've compiled the “gotta-know” details that are essential to having a successful contract manufacturing experience.
This post will explore some of those details, but you'll also find...
Do you remember the scene in the movie Father of the Bride when Steve Martin’s character George Banks goes nuts in the grocery store over the number of hot dogs in a package versus the number of buns in a package?
You think you've finally discovered a company to manufacture your product and you are eager to get production started! But how can you be sure this manufacturer is properly outfitted to produce quality goods to meet your customer’s standards? In other words, how can you assess a manufacturing company's technical capability?