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A unit of length used in printing. An em is one-sixth of an inch. It is also called a pica.

European Monetary System

A system established in 1979 whereby most member states of the European Economic Community linked their currencies to each other in anticipation of monetary integration. The first stage of the EMS was the European currency unit, then the ERM I, and, finally, the introduction of the euro and the ERM II. The European Monetary System also called for greater extension of credit between European countries. Among the methods the EMS used included the relative synchronization of national interest rates.


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A contract manufacturer can mitigate the gap in essential expertise required to develop, launch and support a product on an ongoing basis,"said Ephi Eyal, president & CEO of Innovative Food Processors, Inc.
Normally, OEMs seek the contract manufacturer to provide a warranty that the product is in compliance with specifications and free from defect and suited for the purposes for which it is produced (i.
Capacity and Capability: A contract manufacturer must be able to take over the manufacturing process from the customer and sustain a strong relationship over time.
In fact, the FDA requires the OEM to periodically audit the contract manufacturer and evaluate its ability to meet the OEM's quality system requirements.
Leading contract manufacturers in the plastics processing field indicate there are benefits for both OEMs and molders.
For the contract manufacturer, this was an opportunity to thin the competitive landscape further by ratcheting up the barriers to entry.
In this vein, Terese Mansell, national sales manager, National Enzyme Company, says contract manufacturers need to know in detail what the customer expects and the customer needs to trust that the contract manufacturer is going to see to every last detail.
The benefits a contract manufacturer can provide include expertise in product development and packaging design, the ability to refine formulations to improve product integrity and contractual deliveries of products.
With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release, including without limitation statements regarding the progress of customer trials and the ability of our contract manufacturer to provide broader product availability in the second quarter of 2007 are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties.
Hawatmeh, president and CEO of CirTran, an international full-service contract manufacturer, marketer and distributor of IT, consumer and consumer electronics products, said the initial purchase order was for more than $54,000 in product.

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