Helping you succeed. 9 documents your EMS partner needs from you

Making the decision to outsource your procurement, assembly, and test to an Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider is not one that is made lightly. So once you've made the decision to outsource and you enter the request for quote phase, supplying the correct information to your EMS provider is vital in ensuring the process is efficient as possible.

So what data and documentation will your partner need from you? Well, in order to help, Steven Chan has written a comprehensive list of the nine essential documents almost every EMS partner will require from you to prepare a quote and then use during the manufacture of your product.

At first glance, this may seem like a large amount of paperwork and a time-consuming exercise. However, by supplying these up front and ensuring the details are correct you eliminate the time and cost associated with your EMS partner coming back to you asking additional questions or having to make assumptions during the quote stage.

Of course, if you then go onto placing an order, it will also make the difference between getting the right product at the right time at the right price versus a potentially frustrating first encounter which doesn't end up meeting any of your outsourcing expectations.

Your EMS needs documentations from you to generate quotations, assemble the products, test them and deliver them. Without proper and complete documentation, you are leaving it to chance that your EMS will know what to do.

The following documentations should be provided to your EMS for quotation and manufacturing support.


Written by Jessica Plank

Based in Switzerland, Jessica holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and has day-to-day responsibility for strategic marketing tactics including blog management, social media marketing, e-mail marketing, and European event management. Jessica’s dedication to maintaining a strong online presence has significantly contributed to the success of ESCATEC's marketing initiatives since she joined the team in 2021.