How to Choose Heavy Duty Connectors for Cable Assemblies

Do you need heavy duty connectors (HDCs) for harsh industrial applications? Maybe you need HDCs that can withstand high humidity, high temperatures, or electromagnetic interference (EMI). Maybe you need heavy duty connectors that withstand water, saltwater, particles, vibration, or impact instead. As ConnectorSupplier.com explains, cable assembly designers have some key questions to ask and answer. [...]

By | November 24th, 2019|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|0 Comments

Five Connector and Cable Assembly Considerations

Do you need to design electronic products that are lighter, smaller, and more robust? In a recent article, ConnectorSupplier.com described connector and cable assembly considerations for medical devices and equipment. These products need to meet especially challenging requirements, but the following considerations apply to other industries as well. Safety Durability Special materials Form, fit and [...]

By | October 29th, 2019|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cable Assemblies: Seven Keys to Stronger Designs

Cable assemblies are an important part of electrical and electronic systems. By identifying all of your cable assembly requirements early in the design process, you can strengthen product development efforts. You can also avoid over-designing cable assemblies that cost too much, or under-designing cable assemblies that fail to meet expectations. During the cable assembly design [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|0 Comments