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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...
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...
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....

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