About Steve Melito

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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? [...]

What the Revised IPC Standards for Electronic Assemblies Mean for OEMs

Did you know that IPC has revised the two most widely-used standards in the electronics industry? How will these changes affect original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who need electronic assemblies? To find out, a leading news source for the connector industry interviewed Teresa Rowe, Senior Director, Assembly & Standards Technology at IPC — Association Connecting Electronics [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

Does Your Interconnect Manufacturer Have a Business Contingency Plan?

Major hurricanes and earthquakes are catastrophic, but (thankfully) rare. So are mega-blizzards, ice storms, and other natural events that could disrupt OEM supply chains. Rare isn’t the same as negligible, however, so it’s important to consider your risks and be prepared. That’s true not just for original equipment manufacturers, but for the interconnect manufacturers that [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

Risk-Based Thinking for Interconnect Design Assistance and Development

SHINE uses risk-based thinking to strengthen design assistance and development of custom cable assemblies, wire harnesses, and electro-mechanical assemblies. Through risk-based thinking, our ISO-certified company identifies risks that could cause processes to deviate from planned results. For our customers, this risk-based thinking means that we’re committed to reducing uncertainties that could affect quality. ISO 9001:2015 [...]

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 [...]

Custom Electro-Mechanical Assemblies: How to Choose a Contract Manufacturer

Custom electro-mechanical assemblies combine electronic and mechanical components in a single package. They include full system assemblies called box builds, and subsystem assemblies with board-level interconnects and chassis wiring. There are many different types of custom electro-mechanical assemblies, but some common examples include fan, DIN rail, switch, LED, and power panel assemblies. For engineers and [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Blog, Electro-Mechanical Assembly|0 Comments