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…

The One Thing OEMs Want from EMS Providers, but None Offer

By Logan Wamsley

When it comes to last time buys, it doesn’t take long to realize that they are everyone’s problem. And when the time comes when such a transaction becomes necessary to ensure a product’s life cycle can be completed, it can often prove complicated to determine whose problem it is to solve. Every EMS provider/OEM partnership…

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…

EMS Providers and the Struggle Against Dwindling Profit Margins

By Logan Wamsley

Electronics manufacturing service (EMS) providers pride themselves on their adaptability. Many industry experts, in fact, would claim this as an EMS provider’s most important attribute. As the technological landscape continues to change and their OEM partners continue to pursue new, exciting frontiers with their products, they must constantly evolve their business model to provide competitive…