Resources

A collection of resources detailing past projects and solutions

Leveraging our expertise to your advantage

At Federal Electronics, we have over seventy years of experience as an electronics manufacturing services provider. Whatever your challenges, we can create a specialized solution specific to your needs. Check out a few of our past solutions and resources.

6 Things to Consider when Outsourcing High Level Assemblies

Is it time to consider outsourcing a Higher Level Assembly (HLA)? It takes a high degree of trust to outsource box build, subassemblies, industrial control panels (ICPs), and even a complete product assembly to a Contract Manufacturer (CM). This is especially true for electromechanical assemblies with printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) which often means hundreds, if not thousands, of unique components in the Bill of Material (BOM).

7 Methods to Handle Material Shortages

It has never been more critical to have a manufacturing partner that navigates material shortage challenges proactively, creatively, and with the sense of urgency needed for a significant advantage in competitive markets. The impact to without preventative measures is significant – production plants being shut down, delayed product launches, and increasingly long lead times for end customers – all of which are directly affecting bottom lines.
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Live Virtual Tour

Can’t visit in person? We’ll show you around virtually. We’ve been adding new capabilities to increase our communication and transparency with customers. Both Cranston, RI and Hermosillo, Sonora, MX have begun hosting live virtual tours.
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Video Tour

Take a tour of Federal Electronics manufacturing facilities. See where we make our customers PCBA, Wire harnesses and Electromechanical Assembly.

7 Things you Must Know Before Selecting an EMS Partner

Selecting an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) partner is a decision fraught with risk. Each year, OEMs spend billions of dollars outsourcing electronics production, and a large part of these expenditures is wasted. Why? Because selecting the wrong supplier can lead to significant problems in terms of cost, product quality, and customer retention for OEMs.
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Supply Chain Solutions During a Global Pandemic

Choosing a contract manufacturer has never been an easy task. The events of 2020 have further complicated the process. Federal Electronics understands the urgent need for more transparent communication between suppliers and buyers in the midst of this global crisis.

DoD Releases FY17 Numbers, Revealing Major Concerns for Defense Contractors’ Internal Suppliers

On April 12, 2018, the Department of Defense released their annual report outlining the United States’ industrial capabilities for FY17. While the defense sector is financially outperforming the broader U.S. equity market, several underlying trends such as component obsolescence, loss of production capacity and a highly skilled workforce, and fluctuating demand threaten the sector’s industrial manufacturing base, limiting innovation and U.S. competitiveness.
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Cost Efficient Manufacturing for Military and Aerospace Products

For military manufacturers, the conventional acquisition process has evolved into a bloated bureaucracy, replete with red tape and inefficiency, much of which has found it’s way into the business processes of defense and aerospace prime contractors. With less money available, military programs are sending clear messages to their suppliers – we love your product and we love your technology, but if you can’t reduce costs to fit within our budget, we won’t buy them.