OEM vs. ODM Differences
OEM and ODM are two production relationships between companies. In OEM, the buyer owns the device design and provides it to the manufacturer, who produces it to their specifications. In contrast, for ODM, the buyer doesn’t have a finished design, and the manufacturer offers design services based on their general requirements and needs. The manufacturer then produces the devices in whatever quantity the buyer needs, and the buying company can brand these with their own information and use or sell them as their own product.
OEM/ODM Services for Process Optimization
OEM/ODM fleet trackers and supply chain management devices are essential tools for process optimization. They capture and analyze vast amounts of information that provide invaluable insights into operations. Choosing a company with both design and manufacturing capabilities assures the best products, and private label or custom equipment creation can further target the company’s interests.
EELink Tech: The Best of Both Worlds
EELink Tech offers businesses the best of both worlds – accurate and reliable supply chain or fleet tracking and the possibility to expand business interests or complete design and manufacturing projects with the highest level of expertise and quality control. The company provides a diverse range of tracking devices, including standard GPS locations, temperature and humidity for cold chain needs, tilt and tip sensors, shock and impact detection, light exposure, and more, using WiFi, Bluetooth, or other connectivity options.
The OEM/ODM Process
The OEM/ODM process includes exploring the client company’s needs and goals, discussing requirements and interests in-depth, creating a design and manufacturing schedule and price quote, and developing a bespoke device from scratch. The manufacturer provides full design, engineering, and building of the devices to exacting specifications, including PCBA and mechanism design, prototype development, API and mobile access app development, and more.
The Advantages of Cargo and Supply Chain Trackers
Cargo and supply chain trackers offer real-time tracking of cargo containers, products, and vehicles, improved visibility, security, and increased efficiency throughout the supply chain, leading to reduced costs and more profit for the brand.
The OEM or ODM Process Explained
At EELink Tech, every design and manufacturing project undergoes a thorough process that begins with understanding the client’s needs and goals. This involves an in-depth conversation and exploration of the client company’s requirements and interests in IoT tracking devices. The initial question that we ask is what capabilities do they need and what data points do they want to collect?
We explore existing options from our vast line of tracker products to see if any of those will suit your expectations. If the current devices do not match the required specifications, our team begins the process of designing and developing a custom IoT device from scratch. This tailored approach ensures that the client’s unique needs and goals are met with accuracy and precision.
IoT Device Manufacturing Process and Options
Choosing the right IoT device manufacturing company is crucial for your business. At EELink Tech, we provide both OEM and ODM services for clients to choose from. OEM or original equipment manufacturer, means that we produce a product according to your specific requirements. On the other hand, ODM or original design manufacturer means that we create a design based on your general requirements and needs.
The process begins with understanding the needs and goals of our clients. For IoT tracking devices, we explore the existing options from our line of tracker products to see if any of those would suit your expectations. If not, we start designing and developing a custom device.
To make sure that our clients get the best products, we handle the entire process from design to manufacturing. We collect all the details of your IoT device needs and wants, discuss the requirements in depth, and create a design and manufacturing schedule and price quote. Then, the design process begins with physical gadget mold, firmware programming, and PCB options.
Throughout the process, we make sure to get confirmation from the client at every step along the way. Samples are tested, modified as needed, and final production is agreed upon. The final confirmation leads to mass manufacturing and completion of the order.
At EELink Tech, we handle PCBA and mechanism design, prototype development, API and mobile access app development, and more. Whether you need OEM or ODM services, we make sure that every project includes full design, engineering, and building of the devices to exacting specifications.
Cargo and Supply Chain Trackers: The Benefits for Businesses
IoT tracking devices are used by businesses and organizations for various reasons. Some companies use them to monitor the movement of cargo throughout the supply chain, while others track their fleets of vehicles or rented equipment. OEM and bulk manufacturing of existing devices may suit some businesses’ needs, while others may require ODM services with private label design options. It is crucial that the tracking devices’ unique capabilities function reliably and without any time delays or data loss, prioritizing privacy and security.
What kind of data can custom IoT trackers provide? They can provide GPS locations, temperature and humidity data for cold chain needs, tilt and tip sensors, shock and impact detection, light exposure, and more. These data points are tracked using WiFi, Bluetooth, or other connectivity options with the latest onboard security options available.
Improved Visibility and Security
Cargo and supply chain trackers offer a range of benefits for businesses in different industries. For example, they provide real-time tracking of cargo containers, products, and vehicles. This allows businesses to track deliveries and monitor for any delays, helping to prioritize efforts and respond to potential issues before they cause problems. Additionally, they improve security by alerting businesses to unexpected movements or open door issues on cargo containers or trucks. These features enhance customer service experience for the recipient of the shipment and protect the business’s bottom line. Increased efficiency throughout the supply chain leads to reduced costs and more profit for the brand.
Considerations for IoT Device Design and Manufacturing
To meet your specific requirements for IoT devices, you can rely on the expertise and proficiency of a professional team providing OEM or ODM services. Depending on your objectives, the solutions can vary from basic trackers for supply chain management to tailor-made products bearing your own brand. For further information about how EELink can assist you with your project, get in touch with them now.