Weather the storm

Selecting the right CEM partner can be key to withstanding market conditions says EMS Group’s Chris Mulvihill

Selecting an established CEM partner is key to creating longer term stability in the supply chain, as operations director at the EMS Group, Chris Mulvihill,explains

The latest set of economic data from the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) suggests that we are being gripped by further contraction in manufacturing, with the PMI falling from 49.6 in August to 48.4 in September. That said, the news is not all bad. Manufacturers’ organisation, the EEF, cited an increase in the overall orders balance and strengthening demand for consumer goods as a positive indication that we may see stronger domestic demand in the final quarter of the year.

While there is no doubt that we are living in turbulent times, life goes on, and manufacturers particularly need to be well positioned to take advantage of the anticipated upturn. The nature of many supply chains, however, is such that turning supply on at short notice can be notoriously problematic.

Selecting a CEM partner with an established track record can help. It is a key step to creating longer term stability in the supply chain. To withstand the turbulence of recent times, a company must be able to deliver quality and competitiveness of product, service and operation on a continuous basis.

Having been trading as an electronics manufacturer for nearly 50 years, EMS boasts an enviable record of longevity in the manufacture and supply of products, primarily to the life safety and associated industries. The company’s manufacturing facility in Kent is approved to ISO 9007, ISO 13485 and ISO 14007, and it is from here that EMS manages its capable operation, supported by an extensive supply chain.

The aim when working with new and existing customers alike is to provide the reliability, stability and capability for today and tomorrow.