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7 stages of working with your Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM)

Although you may be tempted to try to navigate manufacturing your product yourself, it’s important to consider all the challenges and obstacles that you could face along the way.  At FermionX Manufacturing, we pride ourselves on being partners to our customers, rather than just suppliers. That’s why over your journey with us, you have full…

From food safety to cancer research, FermionX Manufacturing celebrates 50 years of Stomacher®

Electronics manufacturer FermionX celebrates 50 years of manufacturing and global export success with their Seward ‘Stomacher®’ range of laboratory blenders, used in microbiology sample preparation. In 1972, the first ‘Stomacher’ blender was built in response to the transition from daily cooked meals to pre-packed foods and snacks.  As the pre-prepared food industry grew, more stringent…

Keeping products in production

There’s plenty of news currently explaining how chip shortages are impacting the profits of big manufacturers. Jaguar Land Rover states it has lost £9m in the last three months alone. The shortage is, in part, driven by demand for electric cars, PCs and other chip-hungry products. As a contract electronics manufacturer, FermionX is aware of…

FermionX Supply Chain Manager

Unite around a collaborative supply chain

Dan Haines, Supply Chain Manager at FermionX takes a look at how opportunistic the electronic component distribution marketplace has become. Component prices have risen dramatically in the last 12-months.  Increasing demand and lack of availability has led many distributors to increase their prices accordingly, knowing many manufacturers have no choice but to pay. But just…

Automotive Electronics Industry

Automotive Electronics Manufacturing in the UK

Automotive Electronics Manufacturing The automotive electronics manufacturing industry is experiencing a massive shift in processes due to growing demand in electric cars and autonomous driving technology. As well as the pressures of miniaturisation. The industry is one that is already heavily regulated with stringent requirements, approvals and strict tolerances. Therefore, automotive electronics need to be…

Supply chain management during COVID-19

At FermionX, we like many other businesses in the UK, had to adapt quickly to the restrictions put in place to help combat the COVID-19 crisis. Strength in supply chain management during COVID-19 hasn’t been easy. We’ve worked hard to ensure business continuity and minimise component shortages, further supporting our customer production. We spoke to…

Supply chain management team

Obsolescence Management in the Electronics Industry

What does “obsolescence management” mean? There is a lot to consider when commissioning a contract electronic manufacturer (CEM) for your PCB assembly. Particularly if you’re working in a heavy regulated industry where the components used are restricted by governing bodies. It is important to understand what obsolescence means and how it can impact your production….