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On Shore Assembly Doesn't Need to be Expensive

It's a common misconception that PCBA assembly will always be cheaper offshore. EMS companies with large offshore investments will tell you it's cheaper, but times have changed. 

Benchmarking is a powerful tool for controlling price negotiations. We'll prepare you a detailed benchmark report using objective 3rd party data sources.

Use the report to understand your current competitiveness, drive your next price discussion, or see if U.S. manufacturing is a viable alternative for your business. 

3 Data Points is All You Need

  • Material Cost: Total cost for all materials, including bare PCB.

  • Placement Count: Total number of placed components. An easy way to get this is to sum the 'quantity per' column on your BOM. 

  • EAU: Your estimated annual usage (EAU). We assume quarterly manufacturing lot sizes for this report. 


Let's get going!

For any questions or concerns, please contact Rob Frank at rfrank@optimumdesign.com