Using SWOT To Choose A Contract Manufacturer

In today's global manufacturing supply chain, there are many vendors to choose from. 

By analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of potential vendors, you can select the best manufacturing solution for your project. And the best way to do that is through a SWOT analysis.

SWOT asks us to examine the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in any given situation.

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Finding The Right Contract Manufacturer For Your Application

All contract manufacturers are not created equal. When it’s time to choose one for your electro-mechanical assembly and PCB manufacturing, it’s helpful to ask a few key questions:

  • Do they offer design and engineering services?
  • Are they ISO certified?
  • Do they have the capacity to handle both small and large jobs?
  • Will they monitor and control inventories and cost?

In this article, we’d like to discuss some of the things to consider when choosing a CM. But first, we’ll look at some things not to consider. Here are a few common misconceptions about the process, courtesy of the manufacturing publication Industry Week.

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Improving Product Quality Through PCB Prototyping

Developing and manufacturing prototypes of your printed control boards is an essential step in supporting a new or upgraded product launch. It is important to test your circuit boards before you begin full production to ensure they perform at the standards required. Quality assemblies should be manufactured in compliance with IPC acceptance standards.

There are two ways to produce printed circuit board (PCB) prototypes. One uses hand-built assembly techniques. The other employs a surface mount technology (SMT) production line. 

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How To Work With Your Global Supply Chain

For today’s manufacturer, success doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

You deserve credit, of course, but so do your global supply chain partners. They’re a key player in the success of any modern manufacturing business.

Here are a few tips for working with your supply chain to cut costs when dealing with your supply chain from the website Supply Chain Mechanic.

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