What is an Original Design Manufacturer (ODM)?

Original Design Manufacturer Definition

An original design manufacturer (ODM) refers to a company that has specific market expertise enabling them to design and manufacture products for the client or original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

What is an Original Design Manufacturer


What is the difference between an OEM and ODM?

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) design and produce a product according to their specifications and then contract with another company for mass production. Original design manufacturers (ODMs), on the other hand, design and build products that can be private-labeled by customers.

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What is a CEM?

CEM stands for contract electronics manufacturer. CEMs make products under contract organizations. They’re responsible for manufacturing wholly or partially for OEMs. They’re relevant in industries such as defense, gas, oil, industrial, computing, test and measurement, communications, transportation, and instrumentation.

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