Benefits of Partnering with an Electronic Contract Manufacturer in the U.S.
There is a common misconception that you could save a lot of money by relying on foreign manufacturers for electronic contract manufacturing. Not only is this not true, but now more than ever before it’s important to work with a domestic ECM partner.
Working with a manufacturer in the U.S. supports our economy. It keeps domestic engineers and technicians employed. But, that’s not all. Keeping your electronic manufacturing here at home comes with many benefits you will not easily or confidently find overseas.
Quality control is the cornerstone of American manufacturing. Domestic manufacturers are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that quality is consistent across the board. Rigorous testing is typically performed at each stage of production, from material selection to the final product. Checks and rechecks are made throughout the assembly line to ensure the highest quality is produced.
Quality Components & Vetted Suppliers
Domestic electronic manufacturers will make sure the components and other materials used for your project are of the highest quality. Your manufacturing partner should have a vetted group of suppliers that adhere to strict standards and quality requirements. In addition, working with an ECM with a dedicated group of suppliers means quicker communication so problems with parts are solved on the spot.
Supply Chain Management for Counterfeit Component Avoidance
A complex supply chain complicates your inventory control processes. That means counterfeit components can fall through the cracks. U.S. manufacturers typically have an unbroken chain of custody directly from the parts supplier to the factory. They also have counterfeit detection measures in place to make sure quality parts are not swapped for fakes.
Highly Trained Staff
The U.S. has high manufacturing and labor standards. This ensures a higher quality work environment for employees and provides common training standards. Staff members typically go through rigorous training before they are allowed to touch the product being manufactured for you.
On-Site Engineers for Troubleshooting
Domestic electronic contract manufacturers sometimes have engineers in-house. This is a big bonus. They are there to troubleshoot on the fly. This means potential problems are detected early and tackled quickly and efficiently. This engineering support optimizes the production process and saves you time and money.
It can be a challenge protecting your intellectual property abroad. International IP laws can be hard and costly to navigate. On the flip side, the United States has some of the strictest intellectual property rights protections in the world. This means domestic manufacturing decreases the chances of intellectual property theft.
When you invest in USA manufacturing, you’re getting more than just a reliable product. Using a domestic manufacturer allows you to proudly boast your product is “Made in the USA.” It will also give you the satisfaction that you are supporting the American economy, but especially during this crucial time in our country’s history.
Don’t settle for less than a quality build for your end user. Levison Enterprises proudly supplies trustworthy electronic contract manufacturing services at an affordable price that works for you. We believe failure is not an option. Our AS9100 and ISO 9001 certifications are evidence that we hold ourselves to the highest standards in the industry. Contact us today to see how we can assist with your next project.