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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...
Component Shortages in 2018

Component Shortages in 2018

Component shortages cause component lead time issues and possible supply interruptions Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-to-late-2018—longer than industry experts initially expected. There’s no short-term...
DRAM Supply Side Issues

DRAM Supply Side Issues

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