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Electronics Manufacturing Services Feature Trailer 2019

Electronics Manufacturing Services Feature Trailer 2019

A variety of evolving technology and business trends—including regulatory—are impacting the EMS landscape.

By Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief01.31.19
A variety of evolving technology and business trends—including regulatory—are impacting the EMS landscape. For example, tax policy, tariffs, and new trade agreements are serious cost considerations MDMs must factor into medical device design and production. Regulatory requirements are also changing the relationships between MDMs, component suppliers, and service providers.

As a result, OEMs are re-evaluating their sourcing strategies and supply chain structure, looking for vertically integrated EMS suppliers that can help them reduce costs and navigate the complex and sometimes confusing regulatory processes. When they find the right partner, OEMs outsource their manufacturing and engineering needs to take advantage of the EMS vendor’s existing systems, facilities, and knowledge. Some EMS companies even provide complete global supply chain management and advanced quality systems, which may be more sophisticated than those of the OEM.

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