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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...
How to Evaluate and Select a Medical Equipment Contract Manufacturer

How to Evaluate and Select a Medical Equipment Contract Manufacturer

  Globally, the healthcare industry is grappling with finding a balance between demand and expenditures. The Deloitte 2019 Global health care outlook reports spending has increased by 5.4% annually since 2017, with roughly the same percentage...
Leveraging Build to Print and DfMA to Improve Low- to Mid-Volume Projects

Leveraging Build to Print and DfMA to Improve Low- to Mid-Volume Projects

  For many OEMs, build to print is an easy way to manage low- to mid-volume project outsourcing. The contract manufacturer follows the specs the OEM provides, and the OEM is basically hands-off in terms of all aspects of the project. That’s not...
Perfect Fit is better than Custom Fit

Perfect Fit is better than Custom Fit

It’s Not a Custom Solution; It Is a Perfect Fit Solution! Often times I hear customers tell me everything they want their new assembly to do. They want all the bells and whistles. They want it to have a certain footprint and be super quiet etc....
Our New Year's Resolution

Our New Year's Resolution

Our New Year's Resolution As we close out another year and begin to look forward to what is to come, we find ourselves with the opportunity to reflect on the past year. With reflection we can better chart our path forward. It can be exciting and...
Are You Tariff-ied?

Are You Tariff-ied?

08/29/2018 by Hans Dittmar Are You Tariff-ied of what the future holds for the global economy? $6 billion here, $20 billion there. The continued tariff threats flying back and forth are disconcerting for the global economy, and businesses –...
Tariffs Driving Packaging Cost Higher

Tariffs Driving Packaging Cost Higher

Raw lumber cost increases causing higher prices for wooden shipping crates across all industries. Technical Advisory, May 2018 Overview As part of the ongoing trade discussions, the US and Canada
Shipping Rates to Increase

Shipping Rates to Increase

Shipping costs could increase significantly in 2018 and beyond. According to shipping industry sources, 2018 could prove to be a challenging year for companies that ship products. The increase that have been seen and are planned for 2018 appear...
Medical Device Manufacturers Only Have Until 4/23!

Medical Device Manufacturers Only Have Until 4/23!

The healthcare industry in the United States is bracing for a possible avalanche of bad news.And very soon. President Donald Trump announced last month that the U.S. plans to impose tariffs on about $50 billion worth of Chinese imports to...

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