Measuring the success of your industrial PC supplier requires these four things:
The success of a partnership can stem from these four questions:
Market Experience: Does your supplier have the discipline for understanding the mission critical nature of the OEM's industry-specific application?
Lifecycle and Supply Chain Management: Is your supplier providing proactive insight into component lifecycle?Collaboration: Do your engineering and product development teams leverage the supplier's in-house resources?
Change Management: Does the supplier execute best practices for eliminating unnecessary, and costly changes to the OEM's product design process?
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