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NewStream QLS Sensor Production Keeps North America Running



COVID-19 has impacted supply chains across the world. Without a doubt, the global outbreak has put supply chain professionals to the test as they struggle to keep vital operations functioning. Part and labor shortages are two of the most pressing concerns impacting supply chains across all industries. As economies recover from the pandemic, the supply chain will be important in distributing products and services promptly, safely, and securely. To maintain business operations and serve their customers, clients, and communities, as well as support and safeguard their employees, business leaders must make quick decisions and take prompt action.

Dec 13, 2021 4:37 PM Ha Beavers

What’s the Difference Between Assembly, Subassembly, and Part Drawing?

Assembly, subassembly, and part drawings are three familiar methods within the manufacturing industry. Though these methods are different from one another, together they can create one final product or several smaller products. Assembly and subassembly involve putting pieces together to form functional products, while part drawing is a critical aspect of assembly and subassembly processes, allowing a team to meet their product and production line qualifications and specifications. 

Oct 13, 2021 9:36 PM Rhiannon Garber

Q&A | Helping OEMs Love Their Supply Chain

We sat down with David Schultz, NewStream's business development manager, recently to discuss the process for onboarding new customers, their concerns, NewStream's value adds, and how we help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) love their supply chain

Sep 24, 2021 1:39 PM Sara Kaderly

What is Kitting and Assembly?

As a result of all the unpredictable market shifts and the fluctuating demand and supply, many businesses, especially retail businesses and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) have sought new ways to optimize their operations, increase production efficiency, lower costs, and eliminate material waste. Outsourcing order fulfillment services through a 3PL is one of the most popular and efficient solutions. Companies can focus more on their business operations and sales growth by employing a 3PL provider to prepare and ship products to customers. Most retailers and OEMs outsource kitting and/or assembly. They are two distinct services that, in most cases, work together in the order fulfillment process.

Sep 1, 2021 9:50 PM Ha Beavers

How Much Does An Assembly Line Cost?


The modern assembly line is an intricate commercial production arrangement in which both personnel and equipment are leveraged to systematically assembly products station by station. Each station adds to the work from previous stations until the product is finished.

Assembly line methods were first created to increase factory productivity and efficiency by lowering the cost and time it takes to make a finished product. Current advancements in assembly-line technologies set out to achieve those same original goals: to increase throughput (the number of goods produced in a given period of time) and to reduce costs. There are four assembly line methods that have been used in the production process. Additionally, various costs in the manufacturing process are associated with each method.

Aug 11, 2021 2:47 PM Ha Beavers