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DfM, DfA & DfMA: 3 Processes Every OEM Needs to Know

DfM, DfA & DfMA: 3 Processes Every OEM Needs to Know

  In today’s competitive landscape, contract manufacturers (CMs) need to do more than just fill orders that meet product specs. Top-tier CMs work with their OEM partners to ensure that everyone is on the same page and aligned to produce the best...
Covid-19 Doesn't Stop Critical Work at GMI

Covid-19 Doesn't Stop Critical Work at GMI

  Things continue to be tricky. Wisconsin now has a face mask mandate, but GMI was prepared and has already put preventative measures in place to keep our team - and product supply - safe. 
Culture Really Matters - Here's an Example.

Culture Really Matters - Here's an Example.

  Here at GMI, we have always been proud of our culture. We know a positive culture leads to a healthier environment, longer tenures and more satisfied customers. It's good to see evidence of it, especially when it's unsolicited.
One Country, Two Systems – Hong Kong

One Country, Two Systems – Hong Kong

  "Special Status" Twenty-three years into a 50-year agreement, Hong Kong is on the verge of losing the US-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, commonly referred to as “Special Status.” 
Talk of Reshoring to USA Experiencing a Resurgence

Talk of Reshoring to USA Experiencing a Resurgence

  Reshoring – the act of moving manufacturing back to its point of consumption – is seeing a real uptick in recent months. There are many factors for why this is happening, but more U.S.-based companies than ever before are considering...
3 Factors Shaping the Medical Industry (and Why They Matter to OEMs)

3 Factors Shaping the Medical Industry (and Why They Matter to OEMs)

The modern medical industry is largely technology-driven, making its evolution necessary and rapid. But technology isn’t the sole reason. Tougher regulations, aging populations, and advancements in research/solutions impact many decisions.
How the Chinese Market is Influencing Change for Medical OEMs

How the Chinese Market is Influencing Change for Medical OEMs

Growing in size and global importance, the market in China can’t and shouldn’t be ignored, especially as it relates to medical devices and applications. In addition to having the world’s second-largest economy, China holds the top spot as the...
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...

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