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April 19, 2018

Why Use a Contract Manufacturer with Design Services Capability?

You have a product design or prototype, or maybe you have a product that’s already being produced in need of a redesign. Before you can even think about the manufacturing particulars — where it will be made, who will make it, what manufacturing process will be used, material, price, distribution — you have to get the design nailed down.

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April 17, 2018

Looking for an EMS Supplier? Here's What You Need to Know

Lower cost. That's the goal of every sourcing or procurement manager, right? Well, it's certainly one goal. But how is cost measured? How great is a cheaper part or component if you can't get it on time or it isn't up to spec? 

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April 12, 2018

Managing Long Lead Time Component Ordering

Hey, we get it. No one, NO ONE, likes to wait. But there are ways to mitigate the potential delays in ordering electronic assemblies containing long lead time (LLT) components.

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April 10, 2018

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs: What to Do Now

April 05, 2018

Why Your CM Should Use a Customer Onboarding Process

Plenty of companies use “onboarding” processes when adding new employees, but does your manufacturer use the same type of process with its new customers? They should.

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April 03, 2018

How Do I Manage Shipping Lead Times in Overseas Manufacturing?

March 29, 2018

7 Manufacturing and Design Podcasts Worth Sharing

If you google the question, "Are podcasts still a thing in 2018," the answer you'll discover is a resounding YES!

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March 27, 2018

Protect Against Counterfeiting When Manufacturing Overseas

Copycats are a sad fact of life. If you're doing something well, you can bet your bottom dollar that someone is going to try to do the same thing. Knockoffs are everywhere - in fashion, automotive and in the medical industry. The manufacturing sector is no different. There are an astonishing number of phony electronic parts out there ...

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March 22, 2018

EC Motors and Reliability Testing: What You Should Know


Reliability testing is an essential step in the manufacturing process of EC motors. Like any other quality process, reliability testing provides the pure data that helps drive the design and manufacture of the motors.

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March 20, 2018

Purchase Order Confirmation Process: Good In, Good Out

You're excited! You've placed your first purchase order (PO) with your contract manufacturer. But what happens next?

We're glad you asked that. We have a couple resources to answer your questions about what happens during the purchase order confirmation process and why you might experience delays in confirmation. 

First let's look at the...

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