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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. 
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.” 

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