2019-02-13 By Maya Pillai
The electronics and manufacturing services industry employ operations that perform skilled designing, testing, building, and delivering of the electronic parts and the assemblies to various organizations as and when they need technical guidance. Steady and experienced guidance from engineers is as the prime driving force in this industry. Expert guidance is able to boost the nature, appeal and the favorable functionality of the end product, giving it an edge over competitors.
Understanding The Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS)
Some of the manufacturing services are produced as per industry standards, however, there are companies that also offer niche and customized electronics manufacturing service to their clients.
The establishment of the EMS industry has successfully eliminated the need and demand for companies to manufacture and store bulky electronic equipment. This is possible because EMS providers are providing technical support whenever they are needed by a specific organization and on a contractual basis. This helps in saving the investment cost for the EMS company’s client. Additionally, as part of the EMS, professional and expert skills related to the operation and functioning of the machine is also provided to the client. These type of services are further preferred as they offer enhanced flexibility in responding to sudden and time-sensitive technological demands with precision and efficiency.
Out of the various services that are offered by EMS companies, product management, supply chain management service, design engineering services, box build services, and test engineering services are the most popular and are high in demand.
According to manufacturing industry experts, working with a company which has a dedicated staff is valuable for the future sale of services. It is also adviced that the service providers make sure that their vendors have thorough industry-specific certifications.
Trends That Dictate The EMS Industry
According to the industrial vertical, the EMS market can be segmented on the basis of Industrial, Defence & Aerospace, IT & Telecommunication, and Medical & Healthcare. The EMS sector has gained popularity globally due to the expansion of technical applications in departments such as the control system employed for mission control computer in aircraft, radar surveillance, and satellite communication etc. An increase in the demand for electronics, consumer electronics and well as growing urbanization directly impacts the growth of the EMS industry. In addition to this, the relevant implementation and utilization of manufacturing services align with the type and nature of the market demand, thereby reducing capital risks as outsourcing EMS services also reduces all chances of increasing the overall cost.
However, an apparent decline in the adoption of personal computers such as desktops and notebooks in the developed countries is one of the reasons that is challenging the growth of the EMS market.
China remains an important trade center for the Electronics Manufacturing Services and is attracting global giants such as Apple.Inc, Dell, and Intel. Expansion of the digital space and increased penetration of internet across the developing countries is fueling growth in the EMS industry and boosting the establishment of EMS industrial plants.