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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 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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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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March 13, 2018

How Will the New Tariffs Affect My Business?

 

Tariffs are in the news, and you might be asking yourself: how will the new tariffs affect my business?  

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March 06, 2018

Mold Flow Analysis and Plastic Injection Mold Design

One of the keys to a quality plastic injection molded part is an accurate mold – one that produces consistent pieces time and time again. So how is that accomplished?

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March 01, 2018

How to Overcome Language Barriers When Manufacturing Overseas

Have you ever traveled to a country where the residents don't speak your language? Trying to make yourself understood and trying to understand someone else when neither of you is speaking your native language is hard enough when you're a tourist trying to find a museum, a good restaurant or the bathroom. Imagine trying to develop a product with...

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February 22, 2018

Why Did My Quote Change?

Of all the questions we hear, "why did my quote change" is one of the simplest and toughest to answer. The quote changed because of...well...change. But the reasons for the change can be complicated. In fact there might be more than one reason why your quote changed. Let's take a look at some of the factors that can cause an adjustment to your...

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