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How To Improve Quote Turnaround Time
Customer satisfaction surveys consistently point to quote turnaround time as one of the greatest frustrations of electronic... READ MORE


Surviving Downturns With Your Contract Manufacturer
It's inevitable: sometimes you need to reschedule the backlog. Mitigating liability is the number one priority. Downturns are... READ MORE


Security of Supply: High Probability Electronic Component Sourcing
What does security of supply mean? The term was originally used by the military to describe the methods of securing supply of... READ MORE


How To Use SiliconExpert to Reduce Supply Chain Risk
Over 1 million electronic components go obsolete every year. We've all been hurt by obsolescence during our careers, isn't it... READ MORE


4 Ways to Eliminate Late Deliveries
4 Ways to Eliminate Component Late Deliveries Late deliveries from component suppliers are one the main sources of production... READ MORE


How Long Does a PCBA Quote Take?
Customers often report that getting PCBA quotes from their contract manufacturers is too time-consuming and a major source of... READ MORE


On Time Delivery Definition and Measurement
On-time delivery (OTD) is one of contract manufacturing's most common measurements, but we rarely talk about how difficult it... READ MORE


On Time Delivery [Podcast]
The first episode of Outsourcing Things You Should Know, focusing on the oft-neglected subject of on-time delivery. Listen to... READ MORE


4 KPIs Crucial to On-Time Delivery
Materials is the root cause of at least 80% of missed delivery commitments. The only way to effectively drive consistent... READ MORE