Common Misconceptions about Contract Manufacturers

Over the past few months, we discussed the benefits of contract manufacturing and the common mistakes companies make when beginning an outsourcing program.  This month we address the real risks, which have been sensationalized to the point of creating common misconceptions about contract manufacturers, and discuss how to avoid them.   Misconception #1: Contract Manufacturers […] Read more

Contract Manufacturing Benefits

Contract manufacturing is the process of outsourcing production of a product, or a portion of a product, to an outside company or companies. Effective contract manufacturing allows taking advantage of specialization: concentrating on and becoming an expert with a particular product or process. Read more

Outsource Manufacturing: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Since the 1990s, outsourcing has been a way of life for manufacturers. Many traditional original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) manufacture a minimal amount in-house, and continually evaluate the possibility of outsourcing additional functions, and the contract manufacturers (CMs) have risen to the occasion. Top notch CMs like Revotech provide customers with complete turnkey service, including design, […] Read more

Holiday Season Preparation for Manufactured Products

Holiday season preparation for manufactured products can become overwhelming. Manufacturers often lack the comprehensive supply chain visibility and flexibility required to accommodate market changes and instabilities. Six months before the holiday season, which begins just before Halloween and extends through New Year’s Day, factories begin ramping-up production. Given these lead-times, how does a manufacturer accommodate this yearly increase and unexpected demand fluctuations, without needlessly investing in excess capacity? Read more

Highlights from OFC 2017, the World’s Largest Optical Networking and Communications Conference

Last week’s OFC 2017 conference celebrated the revival of an industry severely hobbled at the turn of the millennium. The mood at the Los Angeles Convention Center was lively and positive, showcasing an exhilarating breadth of new products and technology. Revenues and profits are up, but is the expansion sus Read more

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