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What To Look For When Hiring Electronic Contract Manufacturers

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Jul 16, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

pc-boards-5Following the manufacturing boom of the 1990s through today, there's now literally a world of options in terms of hiring contract electronics firms.  How do you choose between your options?

Picking the right partner is more essential than ever, if you want your electronics design to succeed.  More products are being introduced into the marketplace more quickly, while both businesses and consumers continue to demand higher quality.  Simply offshoring manufacturing to the lowest bidder can easily mean a product that's late to market, and with quality that's not up to par.

Manufacturers today have found ways to cut costs while simultaneously offering more services than ever before.  You can get a lot more for your money, if you look carefully.

What Businesses Should Ask For When Hiring Contract Manufacturers

1 - Guaranteed supply lines

Few things can more quickly ruin an otherwise-promising piece of contract electronics than fake parts getting into the supply line.  This is an especially common issue with overseas manufacturing.  It's extremely difficult to know where your components are coming from, and whether they're from a legit manufacturer.

Your electronics partner should be utilizing component tracking measures - like barcodes or RFID tags - to guarantee the legitimacy of their components, as well as utilizing partners who do the same.

2 - Experience

That boom in electronics services means there are a lot of newcomers out there, who are apt to promise more than they can actually deliver.  You want to place your product in the hands of a contract manufacturer you can trust, who has a long history of successful builds and satisfied clients.

Few things can be more valuable when evaluating potential PCB assembly partners than a solid list of recommendations or case studies.

3 - Actual certifications

Another good sign when you're looking at manufacturing candidates is their list of certifications from accredited industry sources.  Being able to meet the strict standards of bodies like the ISO make it far more likely they'll be able to back up their claims with reliable electronics work.

This is also a big help in specialty industries, since many certifications are specifically aimed at niche usage with unusual needs.  The more certs a company has that are relevant to your field, the better.

4 - Local-sourcing optionspc-board-repair

With global shipping prices going up and showing very few signs of coming down, supply line efficiency can make or break the cost-effectiveness of a project.  A manufacturing partner who's been around for awhile will also have a good network of solid suppliers, including ones who are local enough to minimize extra shipment costs.

Furthermore, local supply lines are also much more flexible supply lines.  They give you more options in adjusting builds or re-designing circuit boards to meet your customers' and clients' needs, without being locked into contracts with companies halfway around the world.

5 - Value-added services

Contract manufacturing can include far more than just what-you-see-is-what-you-get product builds.  These services can include:

  • Design refinement\optimization
  • Rapid prototyping
  • In-house testing labs
  • Software development
  • Eco-friendly materials and disposal
  • Predictive failure testing
  • Post-sale repair and support

This is one of the best possible times to introduce new electronics, because a good electronics manufacturing partner can be a true all-in-one source for everything you need.  For more information on modern electronics assembly, just contact ZenTech with your questions.

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Domestic Contract Electronic Assembly Services Protect Your Product End-to-End

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Tue, May 05, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

board-design1There's been plenty of talk lately about the growing trend of reshoring - that is, companies which had previously moved their electronics assembly overseas are now coming home.  We're not just talking small companies either:  Major names like GE, Ford, and even Apple are moving assembly services back to America.

The reasons behind these shifts are complex, from the rising cost of living in Asia to the flexibility problems created with extra long-tailed supply lines.

However, in our opinion, one of the biggest driving factors may be plain security.  There are a number of ways that offshore manufacturing can risk the integrity of your product or your Intellectual Property, whereas US manufacturing greatly reduces those risks.

Major Ways Overseas Partners Endanger Your Product

1 - IP Theft

Groups have been noting for years that corporate espionage in overseas factories was becoming a major issue.  There've even been reports of knockoff products managing to hit shelves in local stores before the "real" product made it to sale in the US.  

Much of this is due to the local environment.  The Asian countries simply do not have terribly strong IP laws, nor are the governments very interested in enforcing them - especially when it's the IP of economic competitors.  Even culturally speaking, ideas are largely seen as being free.  It wasn't until 1996 that China even had an official center for informing people about IP-related crimes.

This is, of course, simply not the case in America.  The US has been a global leader in IP protections for at least a century, and the workforce at large is well aware of the laws in place.  It's far more difficult to get away with IP theft domestically, and far fewer companies will even try.

2 - Supply Line Pollution

When manufacturing overseas, it's extremely difficult to maintain the integrity of your supply lines.  Their long tails and longer distance away from you means that it's very easy for unscrupulous actors to make a switch, without anyone -even other members of the supply line- knowing.

Even the US military has not been immune to counterfeits slipping into its jets!

However, US manufacturing partners are now using much more stringent supply line oversight and optimization measures which can track individual components from factory to finished circuit board.

3 - Higher Defect Ratesamerican-based-electronics

What this adds up to is a product that's hard for you to trust.  Any failure predictions based on authentic parts are invalidated, and if defects arise, there's no way for your engineers to know with certainty what components are causing the failure.

In worst-case scenarios, these unexpected defects could even lead to consumer harm.

US firms, on the other hand, can offer extensive design, testing, and prototyping services.  When combined with a solid supply line, you get highly precise data and products guaranteed to be truly up-to-spec.

Pick An Electronics Assembly Partner You Can Feel Secure With

It's important to look beyond the bare-bones costs when evaluating electronics assembly solutions.  Externalities are everything in electronics manufacturing, and it's very easy for a service that's cheap up-front to end up costing far more in the long run.

With domestic electronics production, you get partners you can trust working in a tightly-monitored regulatory environment.  That means your designs, your supply line, and your products themselves will be in safe hands.

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4 Reasons to Consider Hiring A Contract Manufacturing

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

assembly_manufacturing4A growing number of companies are turning to contract manufacturing services as a means of improvingtheir own existing business models. Could this be a viable solution for your needs? If you're on the fence, take a look at 4 of the many ways in which a contract manufacturer could help to improve the development of your electronics.

1. Superior Technologies

Wouldn't it be great if you could take advantage of the same design, assembly, and production technologies as your largest competitors? While it may be easy for the "big guys" to spend money on the latest and greatest equipment, it's not always a possibility for you. When you partner with a contract manufacturing service, though, you are able to tap into these valuable resources without being required to invest in the technology, house it, or maintain it. Suddenly, you're much more competitive in the consumer marketplace!

2. Knowledge & Experience

Who wouldn't love to be able to take advantage of talented industry professionals with a great deal of knowledge and experience without actually having to pay their salary? That's exactly what you get when you make the decision to work with a contract manufacturer. You'll be able to obtain design and manufacturing input from a team of experts who have been working in PCB engineering, assembly, and repair for years. This will help your own staff to learn and grow, while also enabling you to offer a superior product to your buyers.

3. Superior TechnologiesContract Manufacturing Company

Wouldn't it be great if you could take advantage of the same design, assembly, and production technologies as your largest competitors? While it may be easy for the "big guys" to spend money on the latest and greatest equipment, it's not always a possibility for you. When you partner with a contract manufacturing service, though, you are able to tap into these valuable resources without being required to invest in the technology, house it, or maintain it. Suddenly, you're much more competitive in the consumer marketplace!

4. Excellent Fulfillment Services 

Just because you offer a warranty on your boards and products doesn't mean that you should throw away money on replacement units when something goes wrong. When you have a contract manufacturing company on your team, you can address problems in a more cost-efficient manner. Through careful troubleshooting, your contract manufacturer can pinpoint the problem. Often, it can be traced to a single failing component which can then be replaced for a fraction of the cost to replace. 

How could a contract manufacturer help you?  

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Things To Look For In Electronics Manufacturing Services

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

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These days, it's not uncommon for small to mid-size electronics businesses to seek out the help of third-party manufacturing services in order to design and/or assemble their printed circuit boards (PCBs). In fact, a quick web search would enable you to connect with any number of contract manufacturing companies who would be more than happy to obtain your business. Still, how can you be sure of which company will do the best job? After all, the assembly of your PCBs is the most significant factor behind your product's performance. Choosing the right contract manufacturer could actually make or break your business. Unless you know what to look for, you could be feeling confused and overwhelmed by your options. Fortunately, there's a formula for finding the best of the best. Here's a quick breakdown of what you should be looking for from your manufacturing services. 

Experienced Staff

One of the main things that you should be looking for in your third-party manufacturing service is experience - not only from an owner/operator standpoint, but you must also inquire about the experience of the staff employed by the company. Don't hesitate to ask about hiring standards, qualification levels, industry experience, etc. This will let you know whether or not you can place your full confidence in the business.  

Design Capabilities

It's always in your best interest to look for a contract manufacturing service that not only offers assistance with the assembly and production process, but that can also assist you with board design. Even if you employ knowledgable and skilled engineers, they are still only human and can overlook common errors. Introducing a fresh set of eyes can help you to pinpoint problem areas that might reduce product efficiency or cost you extra money.  

Advanced Equipment

Many smaller businesses struggle with the aspect of purchasing, housing, and maintaining assembly and manufacture equipment. As a result, they tend to feel overwhelmed by the competition, and struggle to keep up. If you can partner with a manufacturing service that maintains the latest and greatest in design and manufacture technologies, though, you can take advantage of this equipment without spending a dime.  

Testing Services

The last thing you want is to have a large batch of boards produced only to find that there's a flaw or issue that inhibits it from performing the way that it was expected to. It's important that you find a design and manufacturing service that will test out concepts before production, and that will test post-assembled boards before introducing them to your clientele. 

Supplier RelationshipsElectronics Manufacturing Services

You should always look for a  manufacturing service that has been in the business for quite some time and who has been able to develop positive relationships with suppliers. This will ensure that the manufacturer is able to get the best prices on board components, thus lowering the overall cost to you. In addition, a relationship with a supplier will ensure that the supplier will have an interest in learning your needs and requirements for the long-run, making things easier and less time-consuming for everyone.  

All-American

It can be tempting to give your business to an offshore company due to low prices, but remember that if the cost seems too good to be true, it probably is. Many overseas companies don't comply with the same industry standards for product safety and labor rights. It's smarter to work with an American-based company that will take care of your needs in a way that's safe and legal.  

Fulfillment Services

Stop wasting money on warranty replacements. When you find a company that's willing to troubleshoot board problems, make repairs, and ship back to customers, you know they're a winner.      

There's no reason for you to settle, or select a manufacturing service that you're not completely confident with. When you know what you should be expecting from a reliable, established contract manufacturer, you'll find your perfect partner with confidence and ease.

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Realizing The Value Of Working With A Contract Manufacturer

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

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As an electronics business, your goal is to provide your customers with superior devices, powered by efficient and highly-functional PC boards. You want to keep buyers happy with boards that will continue to support your products for many years.  But despite your best efforts, there's always the chance that something will go wrong with one of your devices. How do you handle it when there's trouble with one of your units? Do you simply cut your losses and ship a warranty replacement unit?

For many small to mid-sized companies, this may seem like the simplest solution, but is it really worth it? In many cases, the problems associated with a faulty device can be traced right back to the PC board. Through troubleshooting, you might find that the issue really boils down to one or two components that may need to be replaced, or another quick fix. Ultimately, taking the time to make these adjustments can save you a significant amount of money.

The problem is that unless you're a large business, you may not have the time or resources available to make repairs to your electronics. Fortunately, you don't have to go it alone. A growing number of companies are realizing the value of working with a contract manufacturer as a means of offering improved fulfillment services on devices and boards. By partnering up, you can provide your customers with a direct repair and return depot where PC boards can be troubleshooted and evaluated, and repairs can be made to the units. 

Lower Your Costs

From a business owner's standpoint, hiring a contract manufacturing company to handle your electronics repair services is an excellent investment. When you choose to simply replace a device under warranty, you're really just throwing money away. If, for example, your vehicle's fan belt were to blow out, would you simply decide to go out and purchase a new car or truck? Of course not. A mechanic would be able to make the necessary repairs in order to restore your vehicle to full operation for a much lower cost. In the same way, a contract manufacturer has the ability to pinpoint exactly what is going wrong with a unit's PC board and make a much more economical repair. In the long run, choosing to repair electronics rather than replace them could save your business tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the volume of repairs required and the nature of your devices.

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From the standpoint of one of your clients, electronics repair services are also beneficial. Although your buyers are not actually paying for their warranty replacement items up front, the expenses associated with continuing to replace devices could actually affect consumers over the long haul. When your business expenses become higher, you are eventually forced to raise the customer cost to purchase new products. Not only will this be frustrating to your clients, but it could actually make your devices less competitive and cause you to lose valuable business. By choosing to work with a contract manufacturer in order to troubleshoot minor issues and make repairs, you're making it possible to keep your products affordable, improving consumer morale and allowing buyers to continue to have faith in your business model.

Operate a More Eco-Friendly Business

From an environmental standpoint, electronics repair services allow your business to "go green". When electronics are simply replaced through warranty agreements, the faulty devices are often scrapped, promoting waste in our landfills and requiring more of our valuable resources to be tapped into as a means of creating new units. Making the decision to repair instead of replacing electronics is much more environmentally responsible. Not only will this help your company to do your part to help the environment, but your greener practices will appeal to the masses, helping to you to get more business and allowing buyers to feel happier about purchasing eco-friendly products.

 

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An EMS For Emergencies In Electronics

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

When an emergency occurs in every day life, we all know what we need to do: call 911. By dialingElectronic Manufacturing Services these 3 simple numbers, we can take comfort in the fact that help is on the way, as an emergency medical services (EMS) technician has been dispatched. But did you know that there's an EMS that can also help you with your electronics emergencies? Electronics manufacturing services can help you to work your way through any problem and to improve the quality of your technology and services so that you never have to worry about losing a customer.

Electronic Manufacturing Services: The 911 of Electronic Emergencies  

Problems, struggles, and emergencies occur in the technological industry every day. Regardless of how many years you've been in the business, you're never immune to hitting a roadblock and needing to call in some outside help. Here are a few common "disaster" scenarios when you might need to call in an EMS:  

Emergency #1: You're stuck in the design process    

Struggling with the design phase of your electronics product or device can be extremely frustrating. In some cases, you may have a new or very important customer who is asking that you develop a prototype for a new product that will meet their needs. You and your team, however, may be having some difficulty in determining how to actually go about executing plans for this project. In another instance, your designers may be stuck partway through their plans and can't come to a workable solution on their own. In either scenario, it could be that your company is simply too close to the problem to see the answer. An EMS will offer a fresh opinion and can help you to get past any bumps in the road so that you can move forward with the production process.

Emergency #2: Your product isn't functioning properly    

You've designed and manufactured a PC board to work within a certain product, but something just isn't quite right. Perhaps the device isn't performing all of the functions that it was intended to, isn't operating quickly enough, or is malfunctioning in some other way. When you review your design schematics, you just can't put your finger on the source of the issue. Once again, you may be too close to the project. An EMS can take a look at what's going on, and through troubleshooting and inspecting the designs, can help you to figure out the root of the problem and help you to solve it.

Emergency #3: You're overloaded with work    

Normally, high customer demand is not a bad thing at all. When you don't have the time or resources to handle every batch order, though, you may be feeling a bit stressed. Will you have to turn clients away? Not if you have an EMS on your team.

Emergency #4: You're lacking in resources    assembly manufacturing

As a smaller scale electronics company, you may sometimes find that it's difficult for you to keep up with the resources that larger competitors might enjoy. In addition to a smaller labor force, you may not be able to afford the latest and greatest tools, equipment, and machinery to assemble stellar PC boards for your projects. If this sounds familiar, an EMS can save the day. These contract manufacturers are fully dedicated to staying abreast of the most advanced technologies and helping companies like yourself to produce state-of-the-art products.

Emergency #5: You're losing money on warranty replacements      

If you don't have the time or ability to troubleshoot and repair faulty electronics, you could find that you're spending a lot of money on sending out warranty replacements. An EMS can shoulder this burden for you.

When an emergency occurs, there's no need to panic. By keeping your head and calling a reliable EMS like Zentech to the scene, you can rest assured that you'll find an excellent solution to whatever problem you may be experiencing.

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Is Your Electronic Contract Manufacturer Taking Care of You?

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

If you been utilizing the same electronic contract manufacturer for awhile, you may not often takeElectronic Contract Manufacturer the time to evaluate the quality of the services being provided to you. As long as your batch orders are being processed, you assume that everything is going well. But how can you be sure that your manufacturing provider is really taking care of you as well as they should?

It's easy for an electronic contract manufacturer to operate in mediocrity, simply getting by on doing a job that is "good enough". But as a business owner, you should never be satisfied with this. In order for you to succeed as a company, manage your costs efficiently, and keep your customers happy, your contract partner should be doing everything in their power to go above and beyond the call of duty and provide you with stellar services. To ensure that you're getting the most out of your relationship, here are a few questions to ask yourself about your current electronic contract manufacturer.  

Does my contract manufacturer improve my board designs?  

When you ask your manufacturing service to help you create design specs for your boards or review your current plans, how much assistance are they really offering? If the designs are bare-minimum or do not fully comply with the requests of yourself and your customers, you're in trouble. Your contract manufacturer should take the time to make careful plans throughout the design phase, and always pay attention to even the smallest details. In addition to this, they should always be searching for ways to help streamline your products in such a way that your boards will operate smoothly, faster, and more efficiently while saving you money.  

Do they utilize advanced technologies?  

You should never hesitate to ask your contract manufacturing service which types of technologies, machinery, and equipment they utilize to design, manufacture, or test the boards that they produce. It's important for your manufacturer to stay current on the latest technologies and production methods to ensure that your devices will always keep up with the competition. Newer machinery can also increase the speed of manufacture, and can ensure that your boards will be of the highest possible quality.  

Does my manufacturing provider adhere to industry standards?  

For obvious reasons, it is very important that you take the time to confirm that your electronic contract manufacturer is compliant with all of the most current and up-to-date industry regulations. This will allow you to enjoy the peace of mind that your products are manufactured safely, and to a high standard of quality. It's also smart to work with a manufacturer that utilizes green production methods and is environmentally responsible.  

Do they work with a variety of quality suppliers?  electronic manufacturing services

In order for your boards to be highly functional, compact, and efficient, they need to be constructed of high quality parts that specifically meet your design requirements. But while "Supplier X" and "Supplier Y" may be a perfect fit for another company's needs, you may prefer to work with "Supplier Z". Your contract manufacturer should be understanding of this and willing to work with you in order to make sure that you are connected with an excellent supplier that will be able to fit your demands. And by having well-established supplier relationships, you can enjoy a lower cost for production.

Does my electronic contract manufacturer always see me through to the end?

Never work with an electronic contract manufacturer who doesn't offer fulfillment services. A reputable business will be more than happy to troubleshoot faulty PC boards and make any necessary repairs, as this will both cut down on waste and the expenses associated with warranty replacements.    

If you answered "no" to any of these questions, it's time that you start looking for a new electronic contract manufacturer. Don't ever settle for anything less than the best - the quality and success of your business depend on it.

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What Services Does An Electronic Contract Manufacturer Provide?

Posted by Adam Washburn on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 @ 07:00 AM


Whether your electronics business is thinking about seeking out help, or if you already use a third party service, it is very important that you know how to get the most value from your relationship with an electronic contract manufacturer. Although overseas partnerships may offer little more than mediocre product assembly, a qualified and professional service will be able to assist you in numerous areas. To ensure that you enjoy the most benefit from your outsourced help, here are several services that you should expect from your electronic contract manufacturing company.contract electronic manufacturing

Assistance with product design

Efficiency during the design phase is crucial to ensuring that your project goes smoothly. In order for your business to develop a product that your customers will be satisfied with, your team must take the time to carefully understand consumer demands and craft an electronic device that will be able to handle numerous functions while still being relatively simple to operate. Unfortunately, this often proves to be more challenging than it sounds.

In some cases, a highly sophisticated project may create complications and roadblocks for your engineers and designers as they must look for ways to overcome obstacles and create an efficient and effective product. If they are required to throw out their schematics and begin from scratch due to issues, you could begin to lose a great deal of money on the man hours invested in the design phase alone. In cases like these, it may be in your best interest to consult with professionals at an electronic contract manufacturer With the help of a fresh pair of eyes, your team can get back on track faster so that your business will become more productive.

Access to quality parts and mechanics

A reputable electronics contract manufacturing service will have been in the industry long enough and will be respected enough to have forged positive, lasting relationships with parts suppliers. As such, your outsource partner should always be able to manufacture your electronic devices with top quality parts, system components, conductors, capacitors, resisters, etc. In addition to this, your partner should be successful enough to be able to maintain the latest and greatest technologies for product assembly and manufacture. State-of-the-art equipment will provide you with the peace of mind that each of your products will be carefully and precisely assembled to reduce equipment flaws and to improve your reputation. Be sure to verify that your partner remains compliant with electronics assembly standards so that your products are always safe for your customers.

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Your electronic contract manufacturer should be interested in more than just pumping out devices quickly. With a passion for quality and customer satisfaction, your partner will take pride in a job well done by consistently and regularly testing your products for functionality and operability. Should any problems or faults be detected, your device(s) will be evaluated promptly to quickly determine the root of the problem. In this way, any corrections, repairs, or improvements to your products can be made quickly - and before the product reaches the end-users. 

Troubleshooting and Repair

In the event that one of your products is sent back by a client due to a flaw, it is important that you are able to identify the problem and remedy it quickly. Unfortunately, this can be very time consuming - especially if you have limited labor resources. In this case, it's smart to have an electronic contract manufacturing partner who is able to quickly troubleshoot for the fault and make repairs to the product. This will allow the device to be returned to your clients fast and will save you money on labor, and possible warranty replacements. And when your partner offers a direct customer ship and return depot, you can cut out the "middle man" for even faster services and happier customers. 

Don't settle for less than the best. Insist on these services from your electronic contract manufacturer.  Are you ready to get started?

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4 Reasons To Use A Contract Electronics Manufacturer

Posted by Adam Washburn on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Due to the fast-paced nature of this world, it's no surprise that the electronics industry is as competitive as it is. Electronics companies are constantly pushed to reach beyond their limitations to create devices that are more compact and more advanced, while still keeping prices low. The expenses involved with creating new products, however, can make it very difficult to keep customer costs down or to make much of a profit. It is for these reasons that a growing number of companies are seeking out help from outsource vendors. But is this the best solution for you? If you're not certain, here are four key reasons that you should seriously consider working with a contract electronics manufacturer.contract electronics manufacturer

1. Gain New Insights

Although there is no doubt in your mind that your team is highly knowledgable and good at what they do, you should never convince yourself that you or your staff have nothing left to learn.Technology is constantly evolving, and new ideas and methods are continuously being developed in order to streamline the process of designing and building better electronics. A contract electronics manufacturer can bring these new concepts to the table, opening your eyes to a world of new possibilities. Your contract partner may be able to point out ways to adjust your product designs in such a way that production costs will be reduced, or your device will run smoother, and with a reduced likelihood for malfunctions or other issues. Additionally, an electronic contract manufacturer can help you to work out problems and kinks that your team has been struggling to resolve, so that you can keep your business moving forward and making money.

2. Take Advantage of the Most Advanced Technology

For the largest enterprises, it may not be as difficult to spend the money on advanced technological upgrades every year or two. For smaller and medium sized business ventures, on the other hand, this may not be possible.  When your company's cash flow is tied up or somewhat restricted, it can be impossible for you to make the investment in the latest and greatest manufacturing machinery which, in turn, makes it very hard for you to keep up with the competition. A contract electronics manufacturer can "level the playing field" by offering your business access to more advanced technologies throughout the production of your devices. Robotic arms can be utilized to manipulate even the smallest parts with care and precision, so that human-error can be removed from the equation. Fast, accurate machinery will speed up the product assembly process without ever detracting from the operability of your electronics, so that you can stop wasting money on time and faulty equipment.
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3. Improve Customer Satisfaction

By working with a contract electronics manufacturer, you can improve the quality of your products and ensure that your customers will be happier with their devices. This is not only due to the fact that the machinery and equipment used to manufacture these devices is so precise and advanced, but because the best parts are used, and all products are tested for quality. A good, American-based contract partner will never utilize bootlegged  parts during the manufacture process, and will have a solid system in place for verifying product functionality.

4. Broaden Your Horizons

From start to finish, a contract electronics manufacturer can speed up your processes while improving the design and production of your devices. Because of this, your business will become more efficient and organized, freeing up the time for you and your team to "dream big" and develop new, more exciting and technologically advanced products to share with your customers. At long last, you will have the time, technology, and financial resources available to become the industry leader that you always wanted to be.

Stop holding yourself back, and start finding out how working with a contract electronics manufacturer can transform your business into something bigger and better than ever before.

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5 Ways You Could Benefit From Assembly Manufacturing

Posted by Adam Washburn on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

In today's economy, many businesses are the outsourcing assembly manufacturing to overseas companies as a means of saving money. But although this is initially less expensive, in the long run, it could cost you big time. Bootlegged products, shoddy craftsmanship, and failure to comply with safety regulations could lead to significant losses in revenue, a damaged reputation, and even fines or lawsuits. Because of this, it is wise to bring assembly manufacturing back home, and work with an American based electronic contract manufacturer that specializes in the design and production of complex electronics. Here are just five of the many reasons why doing this could work to your advantage.assembly manufacturing

1. Fast, Attractive Prototypes

When you are taking on a new client who is interested in the electronic products that you have to offer, they will want to see an example of your work before signing a contract and giving you their business. In some cases, your clients may need a device that is customized to their specific needs, which means that you will need to have the ability to quickly design and produce a workable prototype. A professional contract manufacturer will be able to help you to come up with a flawless design plan, and through a high-tech assembly manufacturing process, you can turn out the prototype fast. This will give your new client the assurance that you can work at high seed, while still creating a quality products and meeting their demands. 

2. Catch Errors Quickly

An offshore company may utilize non-skilled labor as a cheap means of handling the assembly manufacturing process. Unfortunately, this means that hundreds of your products could be put together incorrectly, or with faulty parts before anyone notices. In fact, your device could actually end up on store shelves or shipped to your customers before the mistakes are detected. An experienced American contract manufacturer will be staffed with experts who will be able to prevent problems like these from happening. Skilled workers with a trained eye will be able to spot issues quickly and fix them to minimize losses and uphold your reputation.

3. Utilize the Best Technology

When you have an assembly manufacturing partner, there's absolutely no need for your business to continuously try to "keep up with the Joneses" in terms of investing in better, more advanced equipment. Your contract manufacturer will keep their facility current with the latest and greatest machinery for producing electronics, so that you can take advantage of advanced machinery and precision robotics without spending a dime of your own.

4. Testing and Quality Controlelectronic contract manufacturer

With the right contract manufacturer, you can count on the fact that your products will be manufactured correctly, from start to finish. Your partner will even test your completed devices in-house to ensure functionality and operability before sending them to your clients. This will ultimately prevent the losses and embarrassment involved with having to recall a product, or re-do an entire order as a result of overlooked flaws and mistakes. 

5. Sell the Best Products

At the end of the day, your primary objective is to give your customers and clients the best possible electronics possible. If you are trying to handle large orders in-house, you may struggle to keep up with demand, which will lower the quality of your devices. On the other hand, we have already seen how outsourcing the assembly manufacturing process to an offshore location can be damaging to both your company and the end users.

The best and smartest solution is to work with an American contract manufacturer who truly understands the importance of designing and producing compact electronics that will function quickly, correctly, and safely. In this way, you can maintain your image and build a recognizable brand that your customers know and trust. 

Don't ever settle for less than the best. With the right assembly manufacturing company, you can produce affordable, functional, quality products for your clients.

Are you ready to get started with the best in Assembly Manufacturing?

 

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