Originally, the basic premise of outsourcing was that manufacturing was a commodity activity and that divesting it would free up OEM resources and cash for R&D and marketing. While that works in a business school case study, the reality is that truly leveraging the benefits of outsourcing requires that product development and manufacturing work in tandem to optimize the manufacturing process. This effort is further enhanced when the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider has an engineering team experienced in procurement and manufacturing challenges, as this expertise can be blended to into the product development effort to solve common issues before they cause extra iterations in the design cycle or defects in the factory or the field.

SigmaTron International offers its customers scalable product engineering support that can range from a complete product development effort to optimization of existing products. This whitepaper looks the most common challenges a combined approached can solve:

  • Gaps in engineering teams
  • Supply chain issues and obsolescence
  • Unnecessary manufacturing costs and defects
  • Unnecessary test costs.