There are a lot of contract manufacturing companies offering their services to small to large Original Equipment Manufacturers. Often, particularly with startup and small OEMs, a low price per unit for production is a primary consideration in choosing a contract electronic manufacturing service.
While the bottom line price will always be an important factor to consider, it should not be the primary factor. Instead, be sure to focus in on the experience of the contract electronic manufacturing service to find the best company for small to large volume production requirements.
Proven Track Record
An experienced, established contract electronics manufacturer has a proven track record of completing projects to the specifications of their customers. They also have experience with different industry standards and requirements for the sale of electronic components both within the United States and as well as internationally.
Customer Base of Experience
The more projects a contract manufacturer has completed across different industries, the more that experience can be brought into innovative and cost-saving options for production for all customers. This is also instrumental in troubleshooting and addressing challenges of complex order requirements.
Full Certifications For Quality Control
New contract electronic manufacturing services often do not have quality control certifications in place. This includes both ISO as well as J-Standard, IPC-A-610, UL, CE and CSA certification.
Quality control standards provide a key indicator of the company’s focus on customer satisfaction and commitment to the highest requirements for quality and precision.
State-of-the-art Equipment and Technology
Established contract manufacturers have the capital and the customer base to continue to upgrade their equipment to the latest in cutting-edge technology. This not only increases precision and quality production, but it can also help to increase production speed and decrease costs to customers.