Topic: Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Introduction Not only is outsourcing manufacturing a matter of convenience for small and mid-size companies; it is a pre-requisite for survival. Without the ability to farm out their manufacturing to contract manufacturers (CMs), companies simply lack the economies of scale that allow them to effectively compete with their larger competitors. […]

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Strategic Sourcing is a primary focus when running a $7B global supply chain. An Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) that outsources relies heavily on their supply chain to survive and thrive. They must have clear and concise goals with each and every supplier. They need to have transparent sourcing strategies to […]

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One of the key steps manufacturers can take to grow their business is knowing their supply chain inside and out. This article focuses on how manufacturers can strengthen their supply chain relationships and improve the efficiency of getting their product manufactured. Know your supply chain manufacturing process Very few companies […]

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Introduction Outsourcing is a way of life for electronic manufacturers and many would not survive the marketplace without this option. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can not only offload manufacturing but tasks like materials management, design and testing, order fulfillment and logistics can also be handed over to a contract manufacturer […]

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When selling products overseas, should you mitigate the cost of international delivery by manufacturing closer to customers or should you cut costs another way? This article discusses the pros and cons of each option and offers suggestions to help you in your decision-making process. You’ve hit a key milestone: You’ve expanded […]

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Your manufacturing outsourcing partner relationship Companies making the strategic decision to outsource manufacturing or design services face an immediate challenge with far-reaching consequences — selecting the right manufacturing outsourcing partner. To make the best choice, internal resources (e.g., people, processes, technology) need to fully research, define and document alternative providers […]

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Need to cut manufacturing costs? Consider your supply chain strategy. This article discusses the pros and cons of working with your current supply chain partner to cut costs versus finding a lower cost supply chain partner.

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Are you introducing a new product or expanding your product lines? Working with your current supply chain might be your best bet, but it might be worth considering adding additional supply chain partners. Check out this article for ways to optimize your production process.

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Are you preparing for production? This article discusses the pros and cons of outsourcing manufacturing activities like purchasing, inventory management and assembly.

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Having well-defined product development processes early on will speed development and ensure a smoother transition to new product introduction (NPI) processes, where the products are launched and commercialized.

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Outsourcing is a way of life for electronic manufacturers and many would not survive the marketplace without this option. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can not only offload manufacturing but tasks like materials management, design and testing, order fulfillment and logistics can also be handed over to a contract manufacturer (CM).

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When introducing a new product, should you work with your current supply chain to optimize your part costs for both products, or add additional supply chain partners to optimize quality and efficiency for the new product? This article discusses the pros and cons of each option and offers suggestions to help you in your decision-making process.

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In a world defined by a diverse global marketplace, supply chain risk management has become essential not only for ensuring success, but also for preventing failures.

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