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Outsourcing has been a part of the manufacturing world forever. It’s simply inefficient for most companies to attempt to create complex items from the ground up. That’s why many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) work with electronics manufacturing services (EMSs): to take advantage of the efficiencies provided by specialization.  ‌ OEMs aren’t the only companies that can benefit from outsourcing, of course....

A group of NAI employees from the Troy MI office recently participated in a community service event, an activity strongly encouraged as part of NAI’s strategic architecture.  This group helped eradicate invasive plants at the Troy Nature Center to maintain the aesthetic appearance of this environment.  Using loppers, saws hand tools, and shovels, these volunteers removed invasive species such as...

You have probably heard a lot about how transitioning from 4G LTE to 5G is changing various industries. However, what do these changes mean for your company? Moreover, could it help you learn more about your customers or users to offer better service? ‌Here, you will learn about various 5G implementations that you may want to integrate into your existing product...

You may have heard the term Internet of Things (IoT) recently. It has appeared in technology and mainstream media for about a decade, although the initial groundwork was done almost forty years ago. Even if you haven’t heard of it before, you probably use the IoT all the time. The most common example is the ubiquitous smartphone. This is a device...

As wireless technology evolves and the industry rapidly deploys 5G and continues to densify 4G, there has been a significant increase in the amount of data that a cell tower has to handle across the cable backhaul infrastructure. The development of new antenna designs like multiple-in multiple-out (MIMO) has increased cell tower infrastructure demands. ‌ With this ever-growing problem, operators began...

When manufacturers first introduced conveyors to production lines in the late 1800s, the industry was forever changed. These systems were integral to the global Industrial Revolution that would shape the way goods were mass-produced for centuries to come. At the time, conveyors were an example of the kind of technology many people never expected to witness. Today's conveyor systems are...

Trends in Medical Device Technology   The year 2020 brought a lot of changes to the world, as the COVID-19 pandemic affected nearly every aspect of life. In particular, we saw many changes to the way the world worked together. Doctors, researchers, companies, and countries collaborated in new ways, sharing technology and medical advancements that could help treat or stop the spread...

There are many potential benefits to outsourcing various aspects of your manufacturing process. When it comes to custom wire or cable harnesses, these benefits can be amplified. While the decision to outsource manufacturing will depend on a variety of factors, these potential benefits should be considered when it comes time to decide how to handle your manufacturing needs. Lower Labor Costs By...

Choosing an exceptional cable harness manufacturer is an important decision for contractors in many industries. When you consider that cable harnesses are very complex assemblies often used in rugged work environments, you need to identify manufacturers who have the proper experience, capabilities, and certifications needed to produce the safe, efficient cable harnesses that meet your standards. Here’s what to focus...

PROBLEM One of NAI‘s customers was unable to meet delivery promises to its customer, because a number of key suppliers were literally shut down due to a variety of issues associated with Covid-19. This abruptly interrupted the customer’s supply chain and they turned to NAI for help. SOLUTION NAI was able to continue its operations, since NAI’s global footprint provided a hedge against...

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