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How to Properly Assess a Cable Assemblies Manufacturer

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Trying to find a
cable assemblies manufacturer to outsource this important department of your
business? There are literally hundreds of manufacturers outside of the U.S
willing to work with you.

But can you really
trust a company that is thousands of miles away to handle such an important
aspect of your business? The answer is both yes, and no. To be able to find the
perfect cable assemblies manufacturer outside of the U.S, you need to have a proper
assessment planned out for the right candidate.

In this post, we
will try to help you create your assessment report so you can test the
manufacturer thoroughly before signing a deal with them. Hopefully, this will
help you pick the right company that will help shoot your business to success.

Understanding each other’s requirements

The very first thing you must assess the cable assemblies manufacturer about is their ability to understand your needs. It is crucial for a manufacturer to understand the requirements of the product before entering the design phase.

Describe your
ultimate needs thoroughly to the assemblies manufacturer and see if they
properly understand your requirements. Ask them about their requirements in
return. After a mutual understanding, you can move on to the next step in your
assessment.

Quality control testing of a product

Have you ever
wondered why good quality HDMI cables are so expensive in the U.S? It is mostly because the cables are extensively
tested before they are sent to the client by a cable assemblies manufacturer.

So it is of utmost
importance that you ask about quality control testing of the company. Ask them
if they have a dedicated team of professionals overseeing quality control
testing. Believe it or not, many manufacturers don’t have a dedicated quality
control testing department. 

If you don’t find a
manufacturer that puts extra effort to test the final product, expect to run
into many problems after the shipment arrives. Cables that are not tested are
mostly faulty. 

How do they ship the final product?

This is often an
overlooked part of the assessment report. Many business owners don’t realize
that properly shipping the final product can make a huge difference. 

Most companies will
rush the shipping process which leads to loops and tangles within the cable.
This not only damages the cables during shipping but also makes it hard for you
to untangle after they arrive at your door.

Do they label the cables properly?

Labeling is also
important, especially if you are ordering various cables within a single batch.
Many cables have the same connectors but different cable assemblies which can
make your life a living hell when you have to guess which cable is which.

Even if the
manufacturer doesn’t label the cables by default, make sure that you tell them
this is one of your main requirements. This way you will save a lot of time and
effort for the both of you. 

These are just some of the most important things to ask a cable assemblies manufacturer before moving to the design phase. Others can be according to personal needs. 

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