Why is it so difficult to find the right contract manufacturer? After all, you are spoiled for choice, with hundreds of thousands of companies of varying sizes and specialties. It’s precisely because of the cluttered market that choosing the best among them is so difficult. Plus, there’s a high risk to getting it wrong: You do not want to find out halfway through product development (or worse, assembly), that your CM cannot deliver. When speed-to-market is critical, you can’t switch horses – even slow ones – mid-race.