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The benefits of box build assembly

Outsourcing your supply of essential components and services from your business can be fraught with challenges. From concern over whether your Contract Electronic Manufacturer (CEM) can be trusted to deliver a reliable service, to feeling comfortable handing over your precious product to a third party, each step holds its own challenges. With box build assembly…

The ‘right to repair’ .. are you and your products ready?

We are all aware that product lifespans on white goods have dropped over the years, mainly in relation to pricing.  Cheaper products have naturally resulted in lower build quality, performance and longevity, something acknowledged by the WTA (Whitegoods Trade Association). The ease of buying on line and our thirst for updated models with the latest…

Need some help managing your supply chain?

With all the current focus on the looming Brexit deal-no-deal situation, it’s easy to forget that during 2018, the world was facing a trade crisis in the form of the growing tensions between China and the US. The outcome of this made 2018 a tough year for global electronic component supply chains. The two economic…

A refresh is as good as a change…

Why consider a product refresh? Some CEM customers subscribe to the view that “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” when it comes to their electronic products. Whilst this means that some manufacturers will benefit from loyal customers who will require the same products or components for many years, such devotion to older, outdated products…

A brief guide to The Internet of Things (IoT)

The What … You may have heard the term IoT over the past 12 months and you will certainly be hearing more of it over the coming year but what exactly is it? Put simply, the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any network or smart device connected to the internet and capable of generating,…

Jigsaw pieces brought together - good customer relationship

What makes a good CEM / Customer relationship?

Whether you are looking for a product designer or sourcing a PCB manufacturer, developing and maintaining a strong and productive relationship with your chosen CEM is key. Not only is it more enjoyable to work with someone who understands and is invested in your business, but a good relationship can save time and money in…