Electronics Outsourcing: When the Connection Is Made
Collaboration, communication with electronics manufacturing service firms pay off for medical OEMs
The motivation for medical device manufacturers to use contract manufacturing has grown in recent years. Old concerns about costs, skill levels, and intellectual property protection have disappeared. In their place is a renewed focus on core competencies by the OEMs, allowing them to hand over the reins to experienced contractors with successful track records.
Electronics manufacturing service (EMS) firms are expanding to better serve device OEMs. As the OEMs get more comfortable with the quality of the services provided, the contractors’ involvement in all stages of the development process will increase.