Three Reasons to Visit SHINE at the New England Design-2-Part Show

Do you need custom cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly, or wire harnessing services? Then visit SHINE at the New England Design-2-Part Show 2018 in Booth #250 from September 26 to 27, 2018 at the Royal Trade Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Admission is free, but the value you’ll get can save you time and money. For over [...]

Supply Chains, Electronic Assemblies, and The Amazon Effect

Is the supply chain for electronic assemblies changing? In a recent article at SupplyChainDive, author Edwin Lopez argues that supply chains are in flux. Retail economists can blame Amazon, but industrial companies are choosing to re-invent their supply chains by making capital-intensive investments in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. Are you ready for what’s coming next? [...]

Price, Value, and the Electronic Interconnects You Need

What’s the best way to buy electronic interconnects such as custom cable assemblies, wire harnesses, and electro-mechanical assemblies? For many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), price is the main driver of procurement decisions. Price is important, of course, but it’s less than your total cost of ownership. Price is also different from the total value you [...]

Hurricane Season: Business Continuity and Risk-Based Thinking

How will Hurricanes Harvey and Irma affect your supply chain? Some companies may not be able to get the products or services that they need. Others may pay higher prices, or be unable to manufacture at all. Companies that have business continuity plans (BCPs) aren’t immune to the effects of natural or man-made disasters, but [...]

Risk-Based Thinking for Manufacturing Supply Chains

SHINE uses risk-based thinking to ensure that externally-provided processes, products, and services do not adversely affect our ability to meet requirements for custom cable assemblies, wire harnesses, and electromechanical assemblies. To identify and mitigate supply chain risk, we use a quality management system (QMS) that establishes external controls in accordance with ISO 9001:2015. For SHINE’s [...]

What’s Your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Electronic Assemblies? (Part 2)

Total cost of ownership (TCO) isn’t just about piece price. As we learned in Part 1 of this series, supply chain TCO for electronic assemblies covers a number of different areas. In Part 2 of this series, we’ll examine these areas in closer detail: Shipping and freight Inventory carrying and holding Trade financing Quality Regulatory [...]

What’s Your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Electronic Assemblies? (Part 1)

Total cost of ownership (TCO) is the sum of all of the costs associated with every activity in your supply chain. By reducing TCO, companies that need custom cable assemblies, wire harnesses, and electro-mechanical assemblies can strengthen their bottom line. In addition to lower costs, businesses with optimized supply chains experience increased quality and better [...]

SHINE is IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified – and Why That Matters to You

IPC/WHMA-A-620 is the only industry-consensus standard that defines the requirements and practices for the manufacture of wire harnesses and cable assemblies. As a joint project of the Institute of Printed Circuits (IPC) and the Wire Harness Manufacturers Association (WHMA), IPC-WHMA-A-620 has defined the “rules of the road” since 2002. Those rules keep changing, however, and [...]

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Why You Need an Electronic Contract Manufacturer (Part 2)

An electronic contract manufacturer with the right capabilities can strengthen the operations of an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in multiple areas. In Part 1 of this series from SHINE, we examined how electronic contract manufacturing provides design assistance and component souring for custom cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly, and wire harnessing. In Part 2, we’ll consider [...]

Why You Need an Electronic Contract Manufacturer (Part 1)

An electronic contract manufacturer is a company that designs, assembles, produces, and tests electronic components and assemblies. Examples include custom cable assemblies, electro-mechanical assemblies, and wire harnesses – just to name a few. Electronic contract manufacturers vary in terms of capabilities, but partnering with the right company can provide a strong return on investment (ROI). [...]