About VentureOutsource.com

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The contract electronics solutions industry is the cornerstone of successful electronics original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and hardware companies, but outsourcing electronics solutions remains hamstrung by inefficiencies and excessive costs. Savvy OEM decision makers and quality electronics solutions providers need a new way to discover each other and be discovered in return. Trade shows, vendor and supplier referrals, conferences, and various marketing and sales software have never been good enough. We need a 21st century solution. This is why we created VentureOutsource.com.

VentureOutsource.com is the #1 online destination for electronics OEM professionals seeking contract electronics information and providers offering electronics design and manufacturing services. Our mission: to help OEMs. We equip OEM professionals to make better decisions, save time and money, and build valuable industry relationships.

Sourcing electronics services is a $500+ billion industry, yet even the best prepared and experienced OEM professionals on their sourcing journey often times can find little differentiation between providers and provider services. (Read what others are saying.)

To make that journey a little easier we provide personal, one-on-one guidance with a Provider Advisor (for free), thousands of original articles, helpful tools like our customized EMS sourcing cost models, a comprehensive directory of electronics services and the collective wisdom of an involved community. VentureOutsource.com’s carefully researched and expert-reviewed content includes advice from seasoned executives with experience selecting and managing electronics services and accountability for cash flow statements, balance sheets and P&L performance plus, professionals from other key functions in electronics supply chains.

Packed with purpose
VentureOutsource.com is an authoritative and well-regarded niche industry resource for electronics OEM decision makers. A qualified Google news source, VentureOutsource.com is also included in the online network of Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), created by the United States Congress as part of the Omnibus Foreign Trade and Competitiveness Act and funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI B grant. CIBER helps internationalize teaching and research at 15 business graduate schools across the nation while delivering a comprehensive research tool for academics, students and business people and VentureOutsource.com is proud to contribute to the CIBER database.

Some articles on VentureOutsource.com authored by founder, Mark Zetter, are also indexed by Google Scholar, an openly accessible web search engine indexing full text (or metadata) of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.

Editorial and promotions policy
As part of our mission to provide electronics OEM decision makers objective, trustworthy content, we never allow promotion partners to influence editorial content. Earning your trust is important to us and it is critical for our business.

Periodically our partners and sponsors provide funding to help us develop special resources or tools. These resources are developed by VentureOutsource.com editors in partnership with partners or sponsors and are always marked as sponsorships or partnerships.


 Mark Zetter
Founder, CEO
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 Sara Roberts
Director, Educational Programs & OEM Relations
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Comments about our website and our content

“Thank you for the warm welcome into the group and your immediate help! I am very impressed and looking forward to learning more and meeting others.”

— Utz Baldwin, CEO, Plum


“With 15 years of running some of the best operations with professional management and extensive global exposure, I can say Venture Outsource’s Contract Manufacturer Evaluation offers great guidelines for supplier evaluation.”

— Avinder Sahi, Globalization India and SEA Global Supply Chain, GE Medical Systems


“I am impressed with the valuable expertise Venture Outsource has obtained on the industry. They command a good depth of knowledge with useful industry insight. Just what I expect from a reliable firm.”

— Robert Kronser, CTO, Plexus


“Was able to very quickly find details on the important elements of setting up EMS / ODM partnerships, talked with an advisor for personalized info on quality providers matching our requirements while getting up to speed quickly about the industry and connect with key staff from like-minded companies and potential partners. Great resource.”

— Jeff Truehaft, Sr. Vice President, Fusion-IO


“You’ve done an outstanding job with Venture Outsource. It’s a well organized site that we reference often to validate trends and get the latest snapshot of our industry. What a great website!”

— Steve Georgi, Sr. Director, Flex


“Venture Outsource is a trusted source for reliable, industry research and analysis.”

— Tony Rangel, Market Development, Sanmina


I found the VentureOutsource.com website incredibly valuable even though I have extensive manufacturing experience in China. I used their EMS directory as reference points in my research and I talked with a provider advisor to better understand alternative EMS providers while also getting a list of suitably matched EMS firms.

What I really like about the website is the content has been written by my peers in sourcing, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, etc.”

— Martha Zimet, Hardware Engineering Program Manager, Afero


“VentureOutsource.com provides exceptional content and is a strong resource for business professionals looking to make positive connections within the electronics community.”

— Tony Harris, Chief Marketing Officer, Digi-Key Corporation


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Comments about our online events and slide decks

“Very experienced speaker who has in depth knowledge of both OEM and EMS world. Well prepared and good sharing.”

— Patricia Lim


“The value of the event especially came through in the speaker’s concise answers to the Q & A.”

— Kieran Corr


“It was evident that having been part of both EMS/OEM the speaker spoke from a position of authority and knowledge.”

— Colin Allsopp


“The Webinar was excellent.”

— K. Allen Greer, C.P.M., CPSD, CSM


“Prepared, knowledgeable and very comfortable with the subject. He dealt with the questions very well.”

— John Parks


“[The speaker] seemed to have the right background and very good examples from personal experience that were helpful.”

— Paul Schultz


“Very helpful!”

— Robert Gregory


“Was a very interesting insight and not point of view I had heard before, Category management based on what impacts the customer…a topic I would raise in my own organization for discussion.”

— Mieke Spitaels


“I was able to follow the presentation and got a lot of useful information.”

— Annette Dean


“[the speaker] had specific examples which I don’t often see.”

— Pamela Brooks


“The speaker did very well answering questions at the end of the Webinar.”

— Dick Wempen


“I will participate in future Webinars and will recommend to colleagues.”

— Katie Eggert