Small EMS provider faces the same strategic sourcing challenges as the big firms



Location: Chicago • Size: $35 million revenue in 2007 • Business: Contract manufacturer offering injection molding, magnetics, metal stampings, printed circuit-board assembly, box build and engineering support

With $35 million in annual sales revenue, Eastek International is admittedly a small electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. But since the Chicago-based company has five manufacturing facilities in southern China and a diverse customer list with their own supply bases, Eastek’s got a lot of sourcing challenges that big EMS firms might be familiar with.


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