EMS Contract Manufacturing
EMS (Electronic manufacturing services) are service providers that make, test, produce, disperse, and offer repair services for electronic parts and elements for original equipment manufacturers, also known as OEMs. EMS contract manufacturing helps other firms run more competently which boosts their bottom line. Manufacturing means big business and it can be a downright costly, perplexing and a time pressured business to manage. Electronic contract manufacturing allows you to acquire electronic parts that are often difficult to find for your production requirements and all of these parts are thoroughly designed, fully tested, circulated and supported by these services.
An OEM is the business that sells the part to the custom injection molding making a product and the EMS service is the company that makes sure that the parts are completely tested and in suitable working condition. The whole process is in place to help ensure the business works smoothly, especially when dealing with challenging and complicated mechanical parts and machines.
EMS contract manufacturing came to be a big deal in the later part of the 1970's. At that time Solectron was launched and it made all sorts of electronic parts and equipment utilized in large distribution and product manufacturing services. They were almost all handled in house at the time and it was very costly for many companies to keep up with high quality parts and production. Luckily, Solectron and the a great number of companies soon to follow in its foot steps offered a better, more affordable route that maintained production and gave rise to the industry of EMS and contract assembly. SCI turned into one of the leading EMS and contract assembly businesses out there after it was created in the United States, and has since become recognized as the reason the industry still thrives today.
The EMS contract manufacturing business continued to thrive until the 1990's when it ballooned into the industry it continues to be today due to the massive increase of OEM's out there. Surface mount technology, printed circuit boards and a handful of other innovations in the industry allowed for the rapid construction of all styles of electronics. These parts made EMS that much more advantageous for numerous companies and now the industry is divided into many major tiers. Some companies in the top tier are making over a billion dollars a year, some over 50 billion. The smaller companies still make over 5 to 10 million dollars as well.
With the way we lean even more on commonplace electronic utilities through our homes from cell phones that operate like computers, sophisticated pc's, televisions with internet access, all sorts of appliances, medial equipment and a lot more that are all electrically powered and loaded with unique processor and production parts, the EMS industry is only getting bigger and continuing to be a rewarding partner in the manufacturing of electronics.
EMS contract manufacturing and management today don't just revolve around manufacturing pieces but also around conceptual design programs and aiding in software design. Going digital and offering all sorts of software and hardware to exam, design and measure even conceptual electronics allows companies more room to experiment, as well as an efficient way to acquire reliable parts when one of those principles enters into creation.