Many opportunities come with the decision to outsource your product design: a more specialist set of skills, an enhanced understanding of the design process, and a greater familiarity in handling the unique challenges of new projects.

It's worthwhile reviewing all of your options in greater detail before you make that decision. For Original Electronic Manufacturers (OEMs) who may be already outsourcing various services, weighing up whether to outsource product design could be the next logical step.

In this guide we explore the key characteristics, pros, and cons of four potential design strategies:

  • Keeping your product design In-House

  • Working with Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs)

  • Outsourcing to an Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) partner

  • Outsourcing product design to a Design House