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Setting up electronics manufacturing SMT PCB assembly lines

From solder paste screen printer to surface mount (SMT), second (2nd) ops, functional test and more, this outline covers most situations.
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OEM hardware pilot build new product launch specs for EMS manufacturing

Hardware new product pilot yield goals and objectives electronics startups and large OEMs can expect with their EMS manufacturing and design partners in the supply chain.
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Supplier assessment criteria for electronic design skill and capabilities

The list presented below includes most of the specific criteria categories OEMs would expect to find/evaluate when considering sourcing contract elevtronics design services.
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Establishing conflict minerals compliance reporting for electronics manufacturers

You (or your electronics manufacturer) are using ‘conflict minerals’. Your SEC report must include a description of the measures taken by your company to exercise due diligence on the source of the conflict materials, including chain of custody.
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Keys to cost reductions for outsourcing electronics in China

Tips on cost negotiations for contract EMS manufacturing in China and ways to achieve cost reductions with your EMS provider partners.
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Electronics OEM box build transfers and EMS readiness plans

To help electronics OEMs better see the readiness process of transferring an OEM product program into an EMS provider, from the provider’s viewpoint, below is a typical list of items your EMS provider will use to manage his readiness for accepting transfer of your OEM program into his facility.
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Mandatory quality processes, procedures for EMS providers


For OEMs, this list can help you better understand an EMS provider’s understanding of quality, and verify minimum processes and procedures are in place (or need to be implemented), for the provider to meet minimum industry standards.
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Everything you need to know about program management for outsourcing electronics manufacturing


Stop losing money. Learn what’s important to EMS providers in OEM-EMS relationships and manage manufacturing supply chain operations more effectively. The following examples are from recent, actual working engagements with program management teams inside EMS providers. Engagements focused on improving program management sense of urgency while paying closer attention to managing the profit center in OEM customer programs.
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Electronics product flowchart for NPI

Most standard NPI business models contain four turn time variations. These include the standard five-day turn, a three-day turn, a 48-hour turn, and the increasingly-popular 24-hour turn.
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EMS Request for proposals (RFP) that win OEM programs

Framework from which an EMS provider seeking an OEM outsourcing program from a potential customer can follow when submitting an RFP to the OEM.
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