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Building Solid Supplier Relationships in Electronic Manufacturing Services    

Posted by Brian Holman on Mar 16, 2018 4:33:03 PM

How Report Cards, Training, and Supplier Retention Programs Help!

Email programs, project management platforms, virtual conferencing, 3D CAD displays, automated production, inventory and ERP systems—these are some of the tools we use to get through a work day. But at the end of the day, one constant remains: we are people doing business with people. Cliché as it may be, our people—more to the point—our relationships, are our most important assets. 

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Topics: Custom Cable Assemblies, RoHS compliance, Interconnect Solutions, Supplier Relationships, Electronic Manufacturing Service Provider

A 30-Year Milestone Providing Interconnect Solutions

Posted by Phil Holman on Jul 7, 2017 1:24:46 PM

Grateful and Inspired to Continue Helping Customers Reach Their Cable Assembly Goals

Fourstar’s recent 30th anniversary event was every bit the celebration we wanted it to be. We were thrilled to reminisce with old friends and colleagues and recognize our many long-standing, dedicated employees.

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Topics: Custom Cable Assemblies, Interconnect Solutions

24 Factors to Consider when Choosing a New Interconnect Supplier or EMS Provider

Posted by Steve Marian on May 24, 2017 3:50:03 PM

Navigating Supplier Transition for Electronics Manufacturing Services

Are you considering transitioning to a new cable assembly, interconnect supplier, or electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider? If you are, there are many considerations worthy of exploring and vetting before you pull the trigger, as a hasty decision will likely prove disappointing, problematic, and costly. 

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Topics: outsourcing manufacturing, manufacturing outsourcing, design for manufacturing, Custom Cable Assemblies, EMS Supllier Transition

Upstream Testing for Cable and Harness Assemblies

Posted by Tom Barczak on Jul 15, 2016 1:27:04 PM

Operator-Based Quality Is the Key

Since when is paddling upstream ever fun? Usually, it’s not, but when you are a company committed to Operator-Based Quality, it is energy well expended. It also helps when you have all oars in the water rowing in the same direction.

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Topics: Custom Cable Assemblies, Cable and harness assembly testing

An Incorrect Custom Cable Assemblies Order Will Cost You

Posted by Brian Holman on Apr 6, 2016 6:35:46 PM

Costs Can Climb when Wrong Parts or Inaccurate Quantities Hijack the Supply Chain

The process of purchasing custom cable assemblies, standard cable assemblies, or wire harnesses, when executed in the right manner, can be a favorable experience. It generally begins with the purchasing department placing an order over the phone or via email. Cable assembly parts are received and are either sent straight into stock to be kitted for a job—or inspected, if needed, and then sent into stock. The standard or custom cable assembly (or wire harnessing) job gets built, no issues are found with the material, and life is good for all parties involved.

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Topics: Custom Cable Assemblies, Supply Chain Management, Wire Harnessing

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