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OCM to Build Electro-Mechanical Parachute De-Reefer

OCM Manufacturing will design and manufacture the electronics assembly for a new de-reefing device used on cargo parachutes to slow the inflation period to prevent parachute damage during an air cargo drop of supplies or equipment. 
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Le retour en force des usines d'assemblage électronique au Canada
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Q&A With George Henning

George Henning, President, OCM Manufacturing
The Line sat down with OCM Manufacturing President, George Henning, to get his insights on the North American manufacturing industry from the low-volume, high-mix view point. Here’s what he had to share: 

Editor: What have the global supply chain crises of the previous two years taught the low-volume, high-mix manufacturing business?

George Henning: We will always need to react to challenges in this industry. Inventory (either raw materials or finished goods) is really the only sure bet for buffering against disruptions. Strong, established partnerships with trusted suppliers go a long way when the inevitable problems do arise.

Editor: Last year, OCM established a second line. What is your most important corporate initiative now?

Read the whole interview >> 

Bringing Strategy to the Procurement Process

Earlier this year, KPMG released a global study of procurement functions that found a significant lack of maturity among manufacturing companies. After surveying 585 enterprises, KPMG found that, “many Procurement functions have struggled to raise their game beyond simple tactical activity and (re)negotiating low cost contracts, to a broader and more strategic role within the wider business.” ...

Learn how we can help companies overcome common procurement shortcomings and move beyond tactical concern >>

Proactive Preventative Maintenance

Boring? Maybe. A critical manufacturing capability? Yes!

All machines need regular maintenance to run at peak performance. In an automated electronic manufacturing environment, preventative maintenance is especially beneficial. Not only can it minimize downtime and ensure smooth operations, it can also reduce costs by extending the life of important equipment. 

Learn about OCM's proactive maintenance strategy >>

Manufacturing: It's not getting any easier

We recently came across an IDC white paper that quantified something you’ve probably suspected: manufacturing complexity has increased in the last five years and will continue to rise over at least the next three. Outsourcing it to an expert with experience, relationships, and proven processes in manufacturing helps OEMs to manage the complexity of modern manufacturing.

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SR&ED Tax Credits Explained!

This is a helpful article about understanding eligibility to help businesses take advantage of the R&D tax credit Canada ... More >>

Patents 101

Most engineers are familiar with the concept of patents. In Canada, a patent grants its owner the exclusive right to make, use or sell an invention for as much as 20 years from the date a patent application for the invention was first filed in Canada... More >>
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