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What is a Cleanroom and Why Do You Need One?

What is a Cleanroom and Why Do You Need One?

    What Is a Cleanroom?   
3 Virtual Processes That Are Here To Stay

3 Virtual Processes That Are Here To Stay

Technology used to connect people virtually has exploded over the years and the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated that exponentially. Many companies had been hesitant to adopt virtual practices in the past, not seeing the benefit and preferred to do...
GMI Solutions' History in Logos

GMI Solutions' History in Logos

Softworks Development Corporation: The start of our journey. Every company has a story, and GMI is no different. Here is an overview of the path that brought us to become the world class outsourced assembly and test company we are today.
Design for Manufacturing    Case Study: Hydraulic Lift

Design for Manufacturing    Case Study: Hydraulic Lift

  DfM: A Simple Solution. This particular product is extremely complex assembly work with cable routing and panel termination that takes place close to the cabinet bottom. This part of the assembly process alone takes multiple days of work which...
Shipping delays continue

Shipping delays continue

About 90% of the worlds global trade is transported by ship, so when the worldwide pandemic, Covid-19 struck in the beginning of 2020, the continuous manufacturing flow of raw materials, parts, and consumer goods was put to a temporary stand...
Supply Chain facing dramatic cost increases

Supply Chain facing dramatic cost increases

Raw material, component and transit cost increases cause dramatic price spike. Memos announcing price increases have been arriving regularly from many of our component and materials suppliers, and at a historic cadence. 
Reducing Lead Times is Always Smart

Reducing Lead Times is Always Smart

It's true that lead times always play a role in the manufacturing of any product. This gains visibility quickly when the supply chain faces unplanned disruptions.

"Manufacturing What Matters" - What does it mean for you?

Our motto is “Manufacturing What Matters”. It sounds meaningful to me. But what does it mean for you?Manufacturing what matters to me means to manufacture assemblies and turnkey products that are complex and critical to the end application. 
Chip Shortages Add To Supply Chain Beating

Chip Shortages Add To Supply Chain Beating

Everyone knew - early on - that as the economy rose, demand for durable goods and capital equipment would get back on track. The post-pandemic supply chain, however, keeps taking punches from a variety of unusual sources, including stuck ships...
Value Engineering of Mature Products is Really a Thing

Value Engineering of Mature Products is Really a Thing

While there is a lot of discussion revolving around the differences between DfM, DfA and Value Engineering, they share many traits. Value Engineering is a process — originally developed and named by GE — that is considered by many to be...
Supply Chain Outlook: Turbulence For 2021

Supply Chain Outlook: Turbulence For 2021

  Good news, bad news: faster-than-expected increases in demand causing supply chain issues.
Shipping Rates Increasing for 2021

Shipping Rates Increasing for 2021

  Shipping costs have increased significantly and are predicted to rise further in 2021 & beyond. Trans-Pacific shipping rates just popped to new all-time high. The entire domestic shipping and logistics industry is strained. 

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