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6 Factors That Separate Contract Manufacturing Partners from Vendors

6 Factors That Separate Contract Manufacturing Partners from Vendors

  Supply chains can be tricky for OEMs to navigate. Supplier selection must be intentional, and largely focused on how the relationship benefits the OEM in the short- and long-term. Often, contract manufacturers are hired after they demonstrate...
Are You Leveraging Your Contract Manufacturer’s DfM Capabilities?

Are You Leveraging Your Contract Manufacturer’s DfM Capabilities?

  Outsourcing manufacturing is routine for OEMs across many industries. Contract manufacturers are brought in to solve any number of challenges, including these top 5 cited by major supply chain executives1:
GMI Continues

GMI Continues "Manufacturing What Matters" During COVID-19 Outbreak

  As a manufacturer of a variety of medical devices, GMI is committed to continuing to serve our healthcare OEM customers during this outbreak. We know that these companies always rely on GMI for a timely supply of these high-quality products –...
How Can Contract Manufacturers Use PFMEA to Help OEMs Mitigate Risk?

How Can Contract Manufacturers Use PFMEA to Help OEMs Mitigate Risk?

  Contract manufacturers with a strong commitment to DfM are assets to OEMs. The comprehensive analysis focuses on part design improvements that streamline manufacturing operations and, by extension, costs. 
3 Ways To Tell If A Contract Manufacturer Can Save You Money

3 Ways To Tell If A Contract Manufacturer Can Save You Money

  Outsourcing to contract manufacturers is routine for many OEMs. Establishing trusted partnerships is understandably a key focus since consistent product quality and performance are tied to manufacturing — and, ultimately, your brand’s...
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update for GMI Customers

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update for GMI Customers

  While the outbreak is clearly in an unknown state from hour to hour, Covid-19 is definitely wreaking havoc on many businesses. GMI - like many other companies - remains vigilant and we are doing everything we can to limit the effects on our...
The 5 Elements of Managing Change Successfully That Every OEM Needs to Know

The 5 Elements of Managing Change Successfully That Every OEM Needs to Know

  Very few OEMs are able to perpetually sustain the same business model. It’s a simple fact, but it also hints at the inevitability of change — and change evokes complex responses.
Is Your Contract Manufacturer Helping or Hindering RoHS 3 Compliance?

Is Your Contract Manufacturer Helping or Hindering RoHS 3 Compliance?

  OEMs doing business in European Union (EU) markets are likely aware of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). Enacted in 2006, the purpose behind the RoHS directive was to manage the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium,...
3 Ways Flexible Manufacturing Adds Value to High-Mix/Low-Volume Projects

3 Ways Flexible Manufacturing Adds Value to High-Mix/Low-Volume Projects

  OEMs that manufacture high-mix, low-to-medium volume products understand the value of flexibility in manufacturing. This is especially true for complex products, including those for the healthcare industry. This flexibility offers the OEM the...
How Contract Manufacturers Leverage Neatness to Improve Product Quality

How Contract Manufacturers Leverage Neatness to Improve Product Quality

  Lean principles and workplace organization methods like 5S are successful largely because of their focus on neatness. A lean operation is a clean operation, to be sure, but neatness has greater reach. Neatness ultimately dictates product...
Coronavirus: Affecting the Global Supply Chain

Coronavirus: Affecting the Global Supply Chain

  GMI Solutions management is closely monitoring the health of our associates in our Shanghai facility as well as how the coronavirus is affecting the global supply chain. As of today, all GMI Solutions China team members are unaffected by the...
Beyond Protection: 4 Ways Packaging Improves Performance and Profitability

Beyond Protection: 4 Ways Packaging Improves Performance and Profitability

  Packaging is a necessary part of any product. The physical transfer of components, assemblies, and devices between contract manufacturers and OEMs simply cannot happen without it. It is also critical for a successful transfer of any product to...

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