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 can derive by partnering with the right contract manufacturer.

Value-Added Manufacturing and Electronic Interconnects

Contract manufacturers differ in terms of the services they provide and the value that they offer. OEMs who buy electronic assemblies at the lowest price may seem to be getting a bargain, but problems such as downtime and field repairs add extra costs. Plus, contract manufacturers who are low-cost leaders may not add significant value through their service offerings.

In manufacturing, value-added services change a product (such as an electronic interconnect) so that it’s closer to the end-product that the customer wants. These value-added services must be performed correctly the first time. That’s why SHINE, a quality-driven company, is the electronic interconnect manufacturer of choice among leading OEMs. With our engineering support capabilities and commitment to quality, we add value to your products while limiting unnecessary expenses.

Engineering Support

SHINE’s engineering support may include but not limited to:

  • Interpretation and analysis of part drawings, tooling and product specifications
  • Documenting revision control
  • Cost-saving recommendations for changes in part designs, components, and materials
  • Alternate parts research and global sourcing
  • Risk assessment BOM scrubs
  • RoHS compliant component review

How do these capabilities control costs and add value? For example, by double-checking your designs, SHINE can reduce your risk of non-compliance and identify cost-effective part substitutions. We can also help you to determine which parts are readily available. We can even specify tooling that we may already have in-house to eliminate that cost from your project.


SHINE’s commitment to quality also helps to reduce risks, such as manufacturing defects, that can add costs and reduce value. Today, our Adams, Massachusetts (USA) facility is registered to the ISO 9001:2015 standard and is ANAB-accredited. All SHINE cables are built and tested to IPC/WHMA-A-620, the only industry consensus standard for requirements and acceptance of cable and wire harness assemblies. SHINE has a UL Recognized Registration and is CSA recognized, too.

Are you looking for a contract manufacturer who can add value to your electronic interconnects? Then it’s time to learn more about SHINE’s custom cable assembly, wire harnessing, and electro-mechanical assembly services. To request a quote, contact SHINE on-line.