Whatever your business is, it’s worthwhile to consider what opportunities there are internally for cross training and cross functionality. Following are some of the lessons we have learned along the path to achieving this goal. Go >
As a contract electronics manufacturer (CEM) in the low-mid volume, high-mix space (translation: a wide variety of products for niche markets), we sometimes encounter clients with requests for assembly technologies that we may not (yet) have the capability to support. Go >
Too often, PCB designers don’t consider test strategy in their designs. Why should they – test is a manufacturing problem, right?
Yes, it is – in fact, all aspects of PCB design eventually become manufacturing problems if they have not been thought through in the design phase. But... Go >
Manufacturers of niche electronics-based products sometimes toy with the idea of bringing their manufacturing in-house. But the true costs of manufacturing are often overlooked in discussions about bringing this capability in-house. Go >
An OEM’s relationship with its contract electronics manufacturer (CEM) can be a lynchpin in ensuring that viable products reach the marketplace successfully. And by “viable” I mean much more than ... Go >
Over more than 25 years of manufacturing niche electronics products for a wide range of target industries, I think I’ve seen it all. Unfortunately, that means that I continue to witness some of the same heart-stopping (and product killing) mistakes again and again. If you want to be successful in working with a contract manufacturer (CM), here are two of the worst mistakes you can make... Go >
OCM Manufacturing is featured in the cover story of the September, 2014 issue, which outlines how OCM guided the production process of a unique impact sensor line of products from Impakt Protective Inc. Go >
OCM Manufacturing's Chairman, Dr. Michel Jullian was interviewed for the September, 2014 edition of Canadian Electronics magazine. Read what he had to say about the cost of quality in electronics manufacturing. Go >
OCM's President, George Henning, explains, compares, and evaluates consignment and turnkey manufacturing to help small- to mid-sized companies
select the electronics manufacturing outsourcing strategy that best fits their needs. Go >
With off-shore sourcing and assembly now an indelible part of the global manufacturing mix, the opportunities for counterfeit electronics components to make their way into the supply chain are on the rise.... No one is immune to the problem, including low-volume, high-mix manufacturers (LVHM) and suppliers of all... Go >
Electronics component manufacturers were among these, and they have been reluctant to reinvest in growth until the economic turnaround is certain. As a result, many components are now in critical short supply across the globe - from key commodity materials to specialized electronics components.
The good news is that the industry is on the upturn... Go >
" Michel Jullian, CEO of OCM Manufacturing, an Ottawa-based electronics manufacturer, had aspirations to create a paperless work environment. But it was the pursuit of an ISO 9000 rating in 2000 that motivated him to do so. The registrar reviewed the application and requested changes that required a do-over of half of it. But the information needed was crammed into more than 100 binders, and a do-over was no simple task. 'I remember thinking it was a big waste,' says Jullian. 'I was disgusted.'”" Go >