Outsourcing electronics manufacturing and assembly can provide a wide range of benefits to companies who choose wisely. Not every project is a good fit for all manufacturers, but having an electronics manufacturer who brings more to the table than merely executing the prescribed instructions on a PO, should pay significant dividends.
A partner will assist with product updates, product development, and bring additional eyes and experience to each job because they are invested in the success of your product. They look for ways to add value to the product. Everything from sourcing and crossover parts options to changes that will reduce manufacturing costs. Often these recommendations are unsolicited. The right contract manufacturer should feel like an extension of your team. They have taken the time to understand what is important to you and the products you produce. So, if your contract manufacturer lacks this level of engagement, it may be time to have a serious conversation about your relationship.