The Modern Value Proposition for EMS Providers

By Logan Wamsley

There was a time where the role of EMS providers was fairly narrow and defined. In cooperation with their OEM partners, they took primary responsibility for the assembly and/or production of the OEM’s intellectual property (IP). Supply chains rarely went beyond two or three tiers, and sourcing electronic inventory from component manufacturers or authorized distributors…

COVID 19 Strains Contract Manufacturers: What’s the Solution?

By Logan Wamsley

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the electronics manufacturing industry has not yet been fully revealed, but as the days continue to pass, we better understand just how broad the implications are. All aspects of the supply chain are experiencing strain, and the time has come where cost-saving solutions have not just become desirable,…

2019 New Year Resolutions for Your Supply Chain

By Logan Wamsley

2018 has officially come and gone, and for many professionals involved in the manufacturing supply chain, the end couldn’t have come soon enough. Despite the electronic component market increasing approximately 8% – with even faster growth expected in 2019 with the rollout of 5G networks – supply has consistently failed to match the skyrocketing demand.…

EMS Providers: Want to Solidify Relationships with OEMs? Try This

By Logan Wamsley

In the competitive realm of contract manufacturing, there is nothing more important for an EMS provider than earning, developing, and maintaining a rapport with their OEM partners. But due to the nature of the business, where EMS providers are often required to operate on profit margins as thin as 5-6 percent, maintaining such a close-knit…