TJM For Low Cost Domestic Manufacturing

We have identified that our assembly line can compete with off-shore manufacturing costs under certain volumes and supply chain circumstances. An example of this is in a variety of Bluetooth modules and module integration into Bluetooth Low Energy products we currently produce. These are commercial modules used in a number of cost sensitive consumer applications. Logistics and communication being...
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Supplier Collaboration – Consider the Advantages

If I were to define supplier collaboration as a contract manufacturer and how it relates to our business model it would be the following:  To operate as seamlessly with our customer as possible, as if we were an extension of their organization. To accept and adopt the practices that make them efficient and successful and to have them be receptive to the practices that make us efficient and...
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TJM’s Value Added Services – Product Modifications, Rework, Repair, Reconditioning

While our primary service is printed circuit and electro-mechanical assembly,  I wanted to talk about some of the additional hardware services TJM offers, like product modifications, rework and repair. While US manufacturers have lost high volume work offshore, especially consumer products, occasionally due to logistics and the nature of the work there are opportunities to modify, rework and...
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Understanding the value of Post-build and DFM Reporting

Along with product quality and On-Time Delivery, TJM takes great pride in providing our customers with effective, proactive communication.  Part of this communication is our Post Build/DFM report. TJM’s Post Build report at the conclusion of a manufacturing project documents any material, process, data or document challenges experienced at each stage of the build from procurement to...
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Electro-Mechanical Assembly

Our highly skilled workforce complements our PCBA manufacturing with electro-mechanical services such as box-builds, test rack systems, cable and harness assembly. We provide a complete system integration solution.   Our cable technicians are IPC /WHMA-A-620A trained and have years of experience in complex cable / harness assembly. We are experienced in a myriad of metal, material,...
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Elements of a Complete Technical Data Package

What is a complete Technical Data Package needed for your quote and subsequent fabrication and build? New customers often ask me what we need to effectively quote and build their products. While we have the obvious as listed here 1 through 4, the fifth item, ASCII design data,  are what really allow the product move through our facility with efficiency and accuracy. Please note that providing...
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