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White Paper Details How to Choose the Right EMS Provider for Medical Products Outsourcing

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 General News J E 4
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CRANSTON, R.I., Nov. 27 A new, free white paper advisesmedical device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on choosing the rightelectronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider for medical productsoutsourcing. It's available free to download athttp://www.federalelec.com/medicalpaper.

Medical device OEMs must balance the need for consistent quality andconformance to product and regulatory requirements with the equally essentialneed to get new products to market quickly and efficiently. Partnering with acompetent EMS provider can serve an OEM as a source for business,manufacturing and operational innovation and efficiency that can be leveragedfor competitive advantage.

However, choosing the wrong supplier can result in significant cost,product quality, and customer retention issues, warned Ed Evangelista, vicepresident, Federal Electronics, and author of the new white paper, "Choosingthe Right EMS Provider for Medical Products Outsourcing."

"The key in the process of selecting the right EMS provider is determiningwho can provide a seamless and efficient extension of your operation whileconforming to the critical requirements imposed by the FDA and otherregulatory bodies," Evangelista said.

In the white paper, Evangelista draws on more than 20 years of experienceto advise medical product OEMs to successfully execute the supplier evaluationand selection process, and details such issues as:

"Selecting an EMS partner for medical devices is a strategic process. Asuccessful long-term relationship will pay lasting dividends in lower costs,higher productivity, greater creativity, and increased velocity to market. Butthe stakes are high. Virtually every decision is a minefield. Don't takeanything for granted," Evangelista said.

Download the free white paper, "Choosing the Right EMS Provider forMedical Products Outsourcing" at: http://www.federalelec.com/medicalpaper.

About Federal Electronics

Founded in 1948, Federal Electronics, Inc. is a leading electronicsmanufacturing services (EMS) provider. Based in Cranston, Rhode Island, thecompany serves the needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) andmilitary contractors by providing comprehensive production solutions thatlower cycle times, control and reduce costs, and create flexible supply chainsthat are responsive to volume variability. For more information, visithttp://www.federalelec.com.-- The three key process capabilities on which to evaluate suppliers -- Defining your outsourcing strategy -- Matching your business profile to the prospective vendor -- Requiring flexibility as a must-have for high-mix, low-volume products -- Finding a personality "fit" -- Understanding your new product introduction strategy -- Recognizing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as a key capability -- Buying according to total acquisition cost rather than price

SOURCE Federal Electronics, Inc.
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