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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.
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.
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 –...
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...
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...

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