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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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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