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How Contract Manufacturers Help Reduce an OEM’s Total Cost of Ownership

How Contract Manufacturers Help Reduce an OEM’s Total Cost of Ownership

  OEMs face increasing challenges to remain competitive in the global marketplace.   Customers demand more and greater value. Companies with worldwide reach offer competitive products and force lower profit margins. Ever-advancing technology...
CCC Certification: 4 Questions Every OEM Should Ask

CCC Certification: 4 Questions Every OEM Should Ask

  OEMs that deal with manufacturing electromechanical assemblies or turnkey products sold in North America or Europe are familiar with CE, CSA, RoHS, UL, and other required safety and emission certifications. As China becomes an even larger...
Case Study: Data Input Keyboard for Critical-Application Medical Device

Case Study: Data Input Keyboard for Critical-Application Medical Device

  Relationship building is a priority at GMI, and the effort rarely fails to prove beneficial. Such was the case with a project recently transferred to us. An individual who was familiar with GMI who had accepted a position at a new company...
How High-Mix/Low- to Mid-Volume Contract Manufacturers Benefit OEMs

How High-Mix/Low- to Mid-Volume Contract Manufacturers Benefit OEMs

  Maintaining a robust supply chain gives OEMs choices when it comes to contract manufacturers. It can also present challenges to OEMs in specialized industries where complex high-mix, low- to mid-volume production is necessary. The same contract...
What to Look For in an Experienced Medical Equipment Contract Manufacturer

What to Look For in an Experienced Medical Equipment Contract Manufacturer

  When it comes to producing equipment for critical applications, there are many more considerations than those that come with manufacturing commodity products. In addition to meeting strict tolerances that comply with regulations, there’s the...
DfM, DfA & DfMA – What’s the Difference?

DfM, DfA & DfMA – What’s the Difference?

  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...
Case Study: Immunoassay Sample Transport Gantry

Case Study: Immunoassay Sample Transport Gantry

  When a manufacturer of products that simplify, automate, and innovate complex biomedical testing wanted to bring the cost of an immunoassay sample transport gantry into alignment with their budget, they turned to GMI Solutions for help.
What OEMs Need In A Contract Manufacturer: A 10-Point Checklist

What OEMs Need In A Contract Manufacturer: A 10-Point Checklist

  OEMs are understandably selective about the contract manufacturers they use, and with good reason. There’s the direct impact that contract manufacturers have on outcomes to consider, of course, but OEMs also have to dedicate resources to the...
What Takes a Contract Manufacturer from Supplier to Trusted OEM Partner?

What Takes a Contract Manufacturer from Supplier to Trusted OEM Partner?

  A recent Peerless Research Group study found that 84% of organizations surveyed outsource at least part of their manufacturing production.1 Of that group, about 25% subcontracts more than half of their manufacturing processes.1 These numbers...
Get Products To Market Faster With A CCC-Certified Contract Manufacturer

Get Products To Market Faster With A CCC-Certified Contract Manufacturer

  The China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) is a safety mark required on the vast majority of products imported, sold, or used in the Chinese market. The mandate appears straightforward on its face, which may be why so many OEMs expanding into China...
What Should OEMs Expect From CCC-Certified Contract Manufacturers?

What Should OEMs Expect From CCC-Certified Contract Manufacturers?

  As the global marketplace continues to merge countries and commerces, many OEMs find themselves with projects requiring the China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) mark. The process surrounding CCC certification is arduous, time-consuming, and — if...
How to Prevent Common Problems Outsourcing to a Contract Manufacturer

How to Prevent Common Problems Outsourcing to a Contract Manufacturer

  Many OEMs look to expand their supply chains to achieve cost savings or improve quality, but neither will be accomplished without the right capacity, culture and capabilities to get the job done right. The contract manufacturers that you align...

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