Electronics OEM box build transfers and EMS readiness plans

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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 an EMS provider will use to manage his readiness for accepting transfer of your OEM program into his facility.

On the list below would also be a column to the right displaying which department, or person’s name, responsible for seeing to it that that item is fulfilled or checked off.

OEM Box build program transfer and EMS operational transition readiness plan

Is needed documentation in place?

  1. Bill of materials
  2. AML
  3. Schematics
  4. CAD data / Gerbers
  5. Manufacturing process instructions (MPI)
  6. Packaging specs
  7. Gold boards (ICT)
  8. Gold boards (Box build)
  9. Label docs
  10. Quotations
  11. Proposal / service level agreement / contract


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Is adequate manpower allocated to support product launch?
I. EMS Provider

  1. Process engineer
  2. MPI engineer
  3. Program manager
  4. Mechanical assembly direct labor
  5. Technician
  6. Test engineer
  7. Buyer
  8. Expeditor
  9. Material handlers / receiving
  10. Quality contact


  1. Manufacturing contacts
  2. Test engineer
  3. ICT test engineer
  4. Quality contact
  5. Buyers
  6. Project manager


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