Electronic manufacturing services (EMS), also known as contract manufacturing (CM), describes companies that provide electronic design services, supply-chain management, manufacturing, test, distribution and repair services primarily of electronic components, sub-assemblies and finished products. Increasingly contract manufacturers are integrating sub-assemblie manufactured by multiple suppliers including other CMs.
With increasingly complex supply-chains the attributes of an CM you choose to assist with manufacturing or repairing electronic components, become more important including the CM’s professionalism, timeliness and results. Continue reading to determine why each of these traits is so important.
Knowing this information ahead of time can help a company choose the right electronic manufacturing services.
Professionalism: Every company recognizes the importance of professionalism for themselves and those with whom they work. A company that prides itself on its professionalism will begin new working relationships with communication and an effort to understand the business for which they work. They do contracted work to the best of their ability. They treat customers and coworkers with respect and dignity. They also keep an eye on costs and make suggestions on how to save money or time. A company that stresses professionalism will be known for achieving the desired results for which they were contracted. Concentration is placed on quality of service and work completed on time.
Timeliness: Businesses often work together to supply parts and manufacture products. When a company is on a deadline, it is important that the deadlines be met. It is not a matter of convenience, but of necessity. A company may need a part or component in order to meet their deadline, but if their supplier has not sent the part it can lead to serious problems. Companies can avoid this issue by searching for businesses that have a reputation for timeliness. When considering a new partnership, ask for the company for its delivery policy and policy if deadlines are not met.