A contract manufacturing company is a partner in the manufacturing, fabrication, and production of equipment for an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). In this role, the contract manufacturer becomes an integral part of the OEMs final product.
Choosing a poor quality electronic contract manufacturer can result in problems with the use of equipment, the safety of the device or system as well as in performance and life cycle. On the other hand, working with one of the top electronic contract manufacturing services provides just the opposite effect.
With quality design, development, testing, and production methods, the top electronic contract manufacturing services add to branding for your product with reliable electronic components that are manufactured to industry regulations and specifications. These companies are also able to match order capacity and to work with the supply chain to effectively manage production.
In order to find the right contract manufacturer for electronic and electro mechanical components and systems, the following questions will be essential to ask and have answered.
What is Your Quality Control Program?
The best electronic contract manufacturing services will be registered as an ISO 9001 company as well as holding UL, CSA and CE certifications. In addition, the best companies will offer additional quality assurance and control programs including J-Standard and ICP-A-610 in various applicable classes.
Experience and Expertise
It is easy to find out how long a contract manufacturer has been in business, but it is more of a challenge to find out how experienced the company is with projects similar to yours. The more expertise in the staff and the more experience company is on a wide range of projects, the better positioned they are to complete work on your contract.
Check to see the company has the equipment, the capacity and the capability to get your project completed. The best providers will be able to give details about the technology they will incorporate into the project as well as options to assist in production, lowering costs and ensuring quality components.