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Fourstar Featured in Assembly Magazine Wire Harness Case Studies

Posted by Phil Holman on Mar 8, 2019 12:06:17 PM

This Time-to-Market Success Delivered 13,200 Cable Harnesses!

A recent article in Assembly magazine discusses several case studies in wire harnessing. Author Jim Camillo speaks of the importance for wire harness assemblers to use the latest processing equipment, workbenches, and testing system. He also highlights, when sharing Fourstar’s time-to-market success story, the vital role collaboration played in our project with Coghlin Companies (its prototype, DCI Engineering, and electronics manufacturing services, Columbia Tech, reached out to Fourstar in 2013).

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Topics: new product introduction process, new product introduction, time to market

Optimizing Design-for-Manufacturability and Time-to-Market Strategies with Your EMS Partner

Posted by Steve Marian on Apr 11, 2018 3:30:55 PM

Fourstar Provides Comprehensive Product Development & Engineering Center of Excellence

Have you ever wished you had a convenient way to work closely with your electronic manufacturing services (EMS) partner to optimize product manufacturability, total-manufactured-cost, and time-to-market?

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Topics: new product introduction, time to market, design for manufacturing, Electronic Manufacturing Service Provider

Collaboration Improvements for Producing Custom Cable Assemblies and Complex Box Builds

Posted by Tom Barczak on Dec 14, 2016 1:14:08 PM

The Key to Communication Is Listening

Have you ever wondered why some improvement initiatives fail and some succeed? I do, and often look back on my experience and observations wondering why the things that looked so good on paper failed to take root and move forward as planned. Below is an example that is as perplexing as it is enlightening on this subject.

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Topics: new product introduction, time to market, design for manufacturing

Dang! Testing-Phase Speed Bumps Trump Your Time to Market Delivery

Posted by Peter McGuire on Jun 4, 2015 2:46:00 PM

Manufacturing Outsourcing Can Keep You on Track

Engineering has vetted your design and you are ready to go. You are on target and on time to market as you go into your testing phase. And—bang—you hit a bump in the road. You discover that the standard cable assemblies you’ve counted on in the past—which are still reliable—may need some customization to get over the testing hurdles that have cropped up. Now what?

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Topics: outsourcing, outsourcing manufacturing, manufacturing outsourcing, new product introduction, time to market

Time to Market

Posted by Peter McGuire on Apr 2, 2015 5:41:39 PM

Successfully Done with Manufacturing Outsourcing

You’ve already spent time and research on your product, and now you are up against the clock in a time to market race. You realize your best option is manufacturing outsourcing, and you may be surprised to learn the many ways outsourcing to a contract manufacturer can increase your capabilities.

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Topics: manufacturing outsourcing, time to market

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Fourstar partners with leading companies to problem solve, innovate, and find better ways for New Product Introduction (NPI) and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) initiatives.

What you get:

  • Our project management and manufacturing expertise
  • Comprehensive range of products and solutions
  • Advanced IT systems
  • Exceptional customer support

From cable assemblies to complex box build solutions, we can quickly ramp up to meet target dates and volume requirements. We are dedicated to helping you improve program efficiency, enhance product performance, speed time to market, and lower total cost of product.

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