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Five Ways to Avoid the Risks of Using Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS)
Using electronic manufacturing services (EMS) or outsourcing is commonplace these days for most original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Outsourcing subassemblies and turnkey assemblies makes good business sense with the number of specialized pieces of equipment, decisions and processes involved in these two operations.
However, outsourcing and turning control over to outside entities, like contract manufacturers can be risky and sometimes cause cost overruns or scheduling delays.
Consider these five common risks for OEMs and the factors that can be addressed prior to outsourcing assemblies.