Favorite content for electronics manufacturing OEM decision makers

In our regular discussions with OEM decision makers across all industries, below are links to various articles, tools, resources and other content we’ve found may be of interest to you.

Start by viewing the worldwide top 10 EMS and ODM companies ranked in decreasing order and based on each company’s revenue from electronics manufacturing services (EMS) or original design manufacturing (ODM) services. Plus, various top 10 EMS lists based on various geographies and determined by surveying contract electronics professionals employed in EMS providers in industry.

Search Electronics Services by End Market

Aerospace & Avionics | Defense & Military | Industrial | Consumer Devices | Computing | Medical | Clean, Green Technology | Automotive | Networking Equipment | Telecom | Servers & Storage | Peripherals

Detailed (Advanced) Search for Electronics Services

Advanced search for finding electronics services providers. Search providers by multiple criteria including services offered, end markets served, geography and keywords. Page includes helpful information with links further explaining electronics industry best practices, strategy and more.

Understanding Electronics Services

Contains detailed information on service segments offered by electronics services providers including Prototype and Design Services, NPI Services, Manufacturing Services, Supply Chain Services, Logistics and After Market Services

Various Resource Pages by Topics of Interest

Best practices for electronics planning, sourcing, forecasting including material liability and risk management, long lead times and shipping schedules management, developing core suppliers, and more.

New product introduction (NPI) including information on bottlenecks, a flowchart on trouble areas regarding BOM management, avoiding pitfalls with electronics NPI programs going to market, and more.

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and managing your manufacturing in the cloud including comparing ERP software vendors, ERP issues specific to outsourcing electronics, manufacturing trends in ODM white box servers and storage product, and more.



Intellectual property (IP) protection, global outsourcing electronics (ex. China) including global IP strategy, creating regional electronics manufacturing and product markets, interaction with Chinese government owned enterprises, formulating strategy and negotiating with Chinese business leaders, and much more.

Decision-making when selecting providers, contract agreements strategy and formulation including cost reductions and cost containment, purchase price variation (PPV) goals and management, EMS/ODM financial due diligence, and more.

Box build and printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) line best practices including surface mount technology (SMT) line operations and PCBA management, production line downtime management, mechanical assembly and systems integration management, and more.

Program management electronics manufacturing best practices including program management daily activities, managing defense prime contractors and electronics services providers, programs transfer management and tools, how to drive manufacturing teams to improve quality, distributing manufacturing quality alerts across global teams, and more.

OEM Outsourcing Calculator. This calculator can help OEMs uncover hidden costs. Enter and change variables to see how different scenarios are impacted.

EMS industry glossary. An ongoing list of terms and definitions in industry. Let us know what we’re missing. We’re always open to your suggestions and feedback.

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