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Offshore vs USA Manufacturing in 2021 and Beyond

Posted January 03, 2022

Brands in the US decided to offset manufacturing to other countries based on several factors such as cost, volume, and labor. Although such a decision led to higher profits, over time, customers began noticing the absence of “Made in the USA” on the products they adore.

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Top 5 Factors That Influence Manufacturing Cost in Custom Cable Assembly

Posted December 28, 2021

The primary goals of any production unit are to minimize manufacturing costs, maximize efficiency and boost profits. Custom cable assembly manufacturing is no different. Today, custom cable assemblies play a significant role in most industrial projects and the process of designing a custom cable assembly is in high demand. Maintaining quality while keeping manufacturing costs under control is always a difficult task. However, there are a few ways to reduce the manufacturing cost of custom ...

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JEM Electronics Acquires PGC Wire & Cable

Posted December 13, 2021

Franklin, MA, December 2021 - JEM Electronics, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of PGC Wire & Cable, a cable assembly and wire harness manufacturer based in Hudson, NH. The acquisition of PGC Wire & Cable fits into JEM Electronics' overall strategy to provide customers with complete product and service satisfaction. With over 40 years in business, JEM Electronics will help PGC Wire and Cable expand production capabilities, broaden supply chain access, and accommodate a wider range ...

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Production Planning and Forecasting in Electronics Manufacturing

Posted December 06, 2021

With the global supply chain still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, many electronic device manufacturers still suffer from parts shortages. Studies show that relief will only be in sight by 2023 at the earliest.

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How To Make a BOM for Electronics Manufacturing

Posted December 01, 2021
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Electronic Component Lead Times in 2021 and Beyond

Posted November 22, 2021

In 2021, almost all business sectors have felt the pressure from supply chain issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The electronics industry was one of the hardest hit during these uncertain times, and it is still in the process of recovery. The ongoing semiconductor chip shortage is likely going to continue this year and could extend beyond 2022. While this electronics component shortage is leading to massive disruptions in the automotive sector, the deficit has generated supply chain ...

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Engineering Drawing Standards Explained

Posted November 10, 2021

Engineering drawings are the medium through which engineers communicate the design requirements of an engineered product or component. Often termed as mechanical drawings, manufacturing blueprints, or dimensional prints, engineering drawings accurately and clearly capture all the geometric features of the components or products illustrated in the drawing. A clear and technically accurate drawing will ultimately allow the manufacturer or fabricator to produce the component without any errors.

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Cable Crimping Methods 101

Posted September 20, 2021

Wire crimping is an essential step in the manufacturing of cable assemblies. Crimping creates strong joints and can be used with wires of any cross-sections. A well-executed crimp is gastight, so you can prevent oxygen and moisture from oxidizing the metal and creating corrosion. Read on to learn more about the importance of a quality crimp, as well as how this step can affect end products.

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Flex Cable vs Ribbon Cable Assemblies

Posted September 14, 2021

Flex and ribbon cables are replacing round cables in various assemblies thanks to higher performance, improved efficiency, and a more extensive range of applications. Here's how to choose the right type for your cable assemblies.

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How We Implemented Lean Six Sigma at JEM Electronics

Posted September 06, 2021

Here at JEM, we're committed to a total quality system that provides our customers with uncompromising product and service satisfaction. Adding to the many certifications and standards, 12 of our employees have recently received their Lean Six Sigma green belt certification.

Their achievements are certainly exciting for us because their knowledge of the Six Sigma methodology will help us further our commitment to continually improving our processes, assuring our customers of the highest ...

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