Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Better BOM Scrub

Over 350,000 components went obsolete in 2013 according to Silicon Expert Technologies. That is a number not likely to favor the uninformed. With so many parts going obsolete every day, what are you doing to mitigate your exposure?  The preferred option for many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) is to proactively scrub their Bill of Materials (BOM). By continually monitoring the raw materials used to build your products, you can prevent unforeseen problems and expenses.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Offshore Sourcing - Ensuring Your Success

Many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are choosing to source the parts needed for production from offshore suppliers. If done correctly, this can help to keep you competitive in the marketplace, but one wrong step can have the exact opposite effect. Many larger OEMs conduct site visits with their offshore suppliers to ensure they meet the OEM’s criteria. Most small to mid-sized companies do not have the resources to do this, so here are a few ideas that won’t require a 12,000 mile trip while ensuring the best possible outcome.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Future of Electronics Manufacturing for OEM’s and CM’s

The electronics manufacturing industry is undergoing some dramatic changes. Intense pricing pressures, pipeline challenges, increasing global competition and the constant need for even faster response times are all reshaping the decision making process for many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Contract Manufacturers (CMs) will need to transform to keep up, and those that differentiate their service offerings and capabilities will retain customers and grow their business. As Glen Wayne, our CEO points out, “This is a highly competitive marketplace and CMs that adapt quickly will position themselves as market leaders.”

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Welcome to the NAS Family!

We are proud to announce NAS team is growing again!  The two newest members of our NAS family, Mr. Terry Schwartz and Mr. Jeffrey Wayne, will be a welcome addition and bring over 30 years of industry expertise and knowledge to the team.