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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. 
We Love Working With Cool Companies.

We Love Working With Cool Companies.

  Since we work with OEMs all over the world, we get to be involved in manufacturing some pretty cool things. The MARC, a product of MūL Technologies, is a validated example of a cool thing we help manufacture.
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 
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...

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