While outsourcing is never an easy process, there is often a fairly broad range of solutions within the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry for projects with medium-to-high production volumes. Similarly, job shops offer solutions for many low volume, low complexity projects. However, low volume, complex mission critical projects can be far more difficult to source. Lower volumes can drive sourcing challenges and inefficient line utilization in contractors whose business models are primarily focused on medium-to-high volume production. Job shops often lack the processes, infrastructure and breadth of supply chain needed to support complex military/aerospace projects. This paper reviews the attributes needed to support low volume, complex mission critical projects.
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