Why Consider Purchasing Assemblies Offshore?

September 2012

Cost savings is the overwhelming driver as to why OEM management entertains sourcing custom cable assemblies offshore. The savings can be substantial (especially with a labor intensive assembly… the more labor, the more savings) but each assembly must be examined on its own merit to determine if the offshore solution is a viable alternative.

Virtually any assembly that can be made domestically can be manufactured offshore (for more detail, peruse our photo gallery) as long as certain criteria are met (see below). And, it’s always a good idea to check with your supplier beforehand to make sure they have experience in the style/type of cable you need.