Managing Risk in Outsourced Product Development and Manufacturing
In today’s litigious society, products used by consumers can become the source of product liability lawsuits. Outsourcing product development and manufacturing can create additional risk because the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider’s practices may come under scrutiny in this type of lawsuit. What checks and balances should be built into this relationship? What elements should be built into the outsourced product development and manufacturing to help minimize this element of risk? This paper addresses these questions.