What To Research On Contract Manufacturing Services

Jan 29, 19 What To Research On Contract Manufacturing Services

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It is very common for OEMs to work with more than one contract manufacturer, especially if the OEM is a large company that manufactures a range of products. Large, established OEMs often have an established relationship with the top contract manufacturing services in the country. Their order volume and their proven staying power in the industry make them an attractive customer for these contract manufacturers. It can sometimes be more challenging for small OEMs or startup companies to find contract manufacturing services. However, with some basic research and due diligence on different contract manufacturers can assist these companies in finding the ideal company to partner with for design, prototyping and eventually through to production. Company History and Scope Finding out about the company you are considering for contract manufacturing services does not just involve reading their website. It is important to research independently and find out about the company through other sources such as news articles, industry reviews and even through industry feedback. A few of the top contract manufacturers publish case studies. This is an interesting read that allows your engineering team to see how creative and innovative the manufacturer is when working on unusual or new challenges. Certifications In most situations, a quality and customer service focused contract manufacturer will have a variety of certifications. At a minimum, they should have ISO 9001 certification, but many have several special certifications for production in different industries. This can include ISO 14001 for environmental management systems, ISO 13485 for medical device manufacturing and several others including specific military production certifications. Take the time to find out as much as possible about the companies. With the recognized, established contract manufacturers it will not be a challenge to find this information and to verify any details of the services you are considering. Be the first to...

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Important Things to Know about Dry Van Shipping

May 02, 17 Important Things to Know about Dry Van Shipping

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Did you know dry van trailers are the most commonly used containers for shipping goods across the US? They are sometimes called enclosed, or box trailers and dry van trucking companies use them for a variety of purposes. Let’s take a look at these often overlooked workhorses of the shipping industry to give you more information. What are Box Trailers? A box semi-trailer has metal sides, top, and bottom. Some trailers come with wooden floors while others use steel or aluminum flooring. These trailers have no climate control features, so they don’t normally carry perishable or refrigerated goods. Most trailers have tandem axles and landing gear in the front, which lowers or rises to hook up and detach from semi trucks. Semi-Trailers When dry van trucking companies refer to “semis,” they’re not talking about the big rigs that haul them. In truth, semi-trailers only have wheels and axles at the back-end, and that is where they get their names. Full trailers have wheels on both front and back and are sometimes connected to semi trailers for long distance hauling. Another example of semi and full trailers is “pup” trailers. They are smaller than standard 48 or 53-foot trailers and are often used for stopover orders which involve more than one delivery. LTL Shipments Many dry van trucking companies commonly use box trailers for LTL loads. LTL stands for “less than a trailer load,” and businesses can save money by shipping LTL loads this way. When you use freight companies with LTL experience, they can route your shipments so they can get several loads in one trailer. Hauling Box Trailers Many people today make good money hauling box trailers. You can find jobs offering both local and long distance hauling opportunities. If you want to know more, talk to trusted dry van trucking companies soon. Be the first to...

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Should You Outsource R&D for Your Electronics Business?

Mar 27, 17 Should You Outsource R&D for Your Electronics Business?

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The electronics industry is highly competitive today. Upgrading and developing new products is no longer a luxury, it’s an important strategy for staying in business. Maybe you don’t own the necessary resources for R&D. If so, you should consider engineering design services from an electronics contract manufacturing company. Here are some reasons why. Benefits of Professional R&D Companies Some projects must have special laboratory testing, and if you don’t own the right equipment, you need to make some major investments. If the funds are not available, you’ll have to consider financing, and this can put a company in the “red” for some time. Perhaps you’ll need to add new equipment like CNC machinery or robotics. Your budget cannot afford this kind of investment, so you may have to delay the project or not do it at all, and the competition could take over your customer base. With the right engineering design services, you don’t need new facilities. You don’t have to hire more employees and pay out work related benefits. Instead, your R&D professionals take responsibility for your project and work with your staff to give you what you need. Faster Time to Market With some products, your competition is right behind you, and it’s important to get your new products in the hands of customers as soon as possible. Timing is essential in this business. When your product comes out first, people see your competitors as “imitators.” This is a good branding strategy for your company. Expertise Finding qualified engineers is not an easy task, and you may not need them full-time. It’s easier to hire engineering design services with qualified people who understand your business. They can handle your new products from the design stage to prototyping and can take care of the production and delivery. 1 person likes this...

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Problems That Will Require The Help of a Residential Electrical Contractor in Louisville KY

May 05, 16 Problems That Will Require The Help of a Residential Electrical Contractor in Louisville KY

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Getting power to the appliances in a home is not something that most homeowners think about. Being able to plug in a device and have it work is something that most take for granted. If a home experiences electrical issues, being able to get the power needed can be impossible. Dealing with electrical repairs can be made a lot more stressful if a homeowner neglects to get some professional help. Addressing electrical repair issues early on can help to reduce damage and the stress that a homeowner has. Here are some of the issues a homeowner may face that will require the help of a Residential Electrical Contractor in Louisville KY. Flickering or Blinking Lights The lights in a home are used on a daily basis and will eventually have issues that will need to be fixed. If a homeowner starts to notice that the lights in their home are blinking and flickering, then they will need to call in an electrician immediately. Usually, this problem is caused by a wiring issue and will have to be diagnosed by a professional. Trying to do this type of work without professional help can lead to things like electrocution. Dead Outlets Most homes have a number of different electrical outlets and they are used on a frequent basis. If a homeowner starts to have problems with some of the outlets in their home not working properly, then they will need to seek out some help. This type of issue can be caused by a number of different things, which is why having an electrician to troubleshoot the problem is important. They will be able to figure out what is causing the outlet problems and get it fixed in a hurry. Attempting this troubleshooting and repair without previous experience will usually make things worse on a homeowner. Hiring the right Residential Electrical Contractor in Louisville KY is the best way to ensure all repairs are done the right way. Selecting Bates Electric is a good idea due...

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Uninterruptible Power Systems Can Be a Life Saver

Feb 22, 16 Uninterruptible Power Systems Can Be a Life Saver

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Much of the world is highly dependent on electricity, and unexpected power outages can easily ruin an individual’s or business’ day. Time and money can be lost in a flash when the power goes out. Fortunately, there are uninterruptible power systems available that allow people and businesses to continue to work and be entertained until power is restored. Here are what these unique power systems offer and why they are a solid investment. The Basics A UPS, or uninterruptible power system, is basically a piece of technology that can regulate power within a home or business. It can also supply power for a limited amount of time when the main line has gone out. It is important to know that these systems have a variety of purposes, with the main one being a regulator of the amount of voltage being supplied to a home or business. Voltage amounts can often go up and down during the course of a day; this can cause electrical devices such as lights, computers, and heating/cooling equipment to act irrationally. A UPS fixes these issues by regulating the power supply in order to keep the voltage steady so all electrical equipment is consistently getting a safe level of volts. This comes in handy if there are electrical surges from lighting strikes or any other electrical surge that can ruin many electrical products. Not only do uninterruptible power systems regulate the electricity, they will also maintain power during power outages. This doesn’t mean that when the power goes out you can just continue to use all of your electrical devices worry-free. Rather, it simply acts as a safeguard. For example, if the power to your business goes out, the UPS (depending on how it is set up and its size) will alert you of the power outage and suggest that you shut down your computer systems manually to avoid lost data. This gives you a window of opportunity to save what you need and shut down the computer properly to...

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Reasons To Partner With A Specialized Company For Custom Cable Assemblies

Jan 07, 16 Reasons To Partner With A Specialized Company For Custom Cable Assemblies

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Working in the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, fabrication, military or even in the medical equipment manufacturing sectors means partnering with a lot of specialized companies during prototype design as well as production. One important partnership to develop early in the design phase of the project is for the production of custom cable assemblies. Generally, hiring a specialized company to complete custom cable assemblies is going to be both cost saving as well as time saving for the manufacturer. Of course, choosing the most experienced company with the capacity and capability to complete the order to specifications and within both budget and timeline will also be essential. Cost Savings Most companies creating new equipment, parts, components or devices are not set up to complete custom cable assemblies in-house. This process takes specialized equipment both the actual manufacturing as well as for the testing and verification of the cables. When this is done in-house, there is going to be an issue with the waste, which can be significant, as well as with the inability to provide specialized quality control requirements during and after production. Time to actually complete the prototype, test it and then start production, as well as the equipment and employee training required makes it much more cost effective to simply work with a company that specializes in custom cable assemblies. Engineering and Design Experience There are constantly new innovations in custom cable assemblies that are often developed by specialized custom companies. As these companies hire the most experienced engineers, they are a great resource for making improvements to the design even before the first prototype is developed. Through partnering with these companies early in the design process, the team can work with the engineers to develop the most effective connectors, components and design features of the cable assembly that are specific to the project. Simply working with a company that manufacturers the cable assemblies won’t provide the necessary level of expertise. The engineers may be able to suggest better options in connectors, better configurations...

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