CHOOSING YOUR MANUFACTURING PARTNERAuthor: Grant Bunting
Company: Dynamic Controls Limited
Date Published: 2/18/2003 Conference: Pan Pacific Symposium
Historical cost and quality considerations are now only two elements of many that need to be considered when outsourcing manufacturing. Process Control, Design For Manufacture (DFM) inputs, and Process Capability are now all critical factors that need to be included as part of total decision making mix.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss a framework designed to support decision making and the selection of an external or third party manufacturing partner.
Key words: EMS, CEM, quality, cost, materials management, service, flexibility.
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