Electronics CM

7 Common Pitfalls With Contract Manufacturer Customer Service

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

Outsourcing to an electronics contract manufacturer (CM) is more than a matter of convenience; it’s a necessity for most small and mid-sized businesses. You’ve likely faced some problems when outsourcing part of your manufacturing process like a circuit board assembly, for example. Poor communication, delays in production, higher costs, quality problems, late deliveries, and more are common issues that can …

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Contract Manufacturer Is Actually Working for You

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

Your electronic contract manufacturer (CM) is more than just a provider of printed circuit board assembly products – it’s a partner that should be as dedicated to your company’s success as you are. The CM you choose must be one that you feel completely comfortable and confident in creating a long-term relationship with. The right CM can help improve product …

Vendor, customer swap roles in electronic contract manufacturing partnership

Christi Beck-Levicki Press

Originally published on MLive here. As with any new product, there was a learning curve for KIC when the reflow and thermal process control company developed its latest profiler. The usual punch list of technical obstacles had to be overcome before the technology could hit the market. KIC sought help from Saline Lectronics, an electronic contract manufacturer (CM) that partnered …

Tip # 4 – A CM that will openly share electronic manufacturing solutions

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

Our continued blog series with advice on how to avoid an only-following-instructions type electronic Contract Manufacturer, and leveraging a successful partnership with a transparent and proactive electronic contract manufacturer. In last week’s blog post “A CM that has close relationships with their preferred suppliers” we offered the third tip in how to avoid landing another only-following-instructions type CM. Here’s our fourth, and final, tip: A …

Tip #2 – A CM with an Engineering Team that offers manufacturability recommendations

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

Our continued blog series with advice on how to avoid an only-following-instructions type electronic Contract Manufacturer, and leveraging a successful partnership with a transparent and proactive electronic contract manufacturer. In last week’s blog post “Make Sure Your CM Reviews Your Documentation Package” we offered the first tip in how to avoid landing another only-following-instructions type CM. Here’s our second tip: An Engineering Team that …

Tip #1: Make Sure Your Contract Manufacturer Reviews Your Documentation Package

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

Our continued blog series with advice on how to avoid an only-following-instructions type CM, and leveraging a successful partnership with a transparent and proactive electronic contract manufacturer In last week’s blog post “Why Your Contract Manufacturer Should Do More Than Assemble Your Product“, we promised to help you with tips to avoid landing another only-following-instructions type CM. Here’s more detailed information on Tip One: Look …

Why Your Contract Manufacturer Should Do More Than Assemble Your Product

Christi Beck-Levicki Blog

Suggestions and advice on how to avoid an only-following-instructions type CM, and leveraging a successful partnership with a transparent and proactive electronic contract manufacturer. Traditionally electronic contract manufacturers (CMs) have been known as a service that performs assembly work based on the documentation and instructions provided to them. Rather than taking ownership in the success of the final product, many …