What's the difference between OEM and ODM

- Jan 02, 2018 -

What's the difference between OEM and ODM?


The basic meaning of OEM (Origin Entrusted Manufacture) is to cooperate in the production of brand, commonly known as "OEM". Is not the direct producer brand products, but to use their mastery of the "key technology" is responsible for the design and development of new products, control sales channels, and limited production capacity, even the production line, the plants are not, in order to increase production and sales, in order to reduce the risk of a new production line, and even to to win the market by way of ordering the contract time, entrust other similar products manufacturers, set product price buy, and directly affix their own brand trademark. This kind of co - operation is OEM, which is called OEM manufacturer, and its product is OEM product.


ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) original design manufacturer. The characteristics of OEM are: the technology is outside, the capital is outside, the market is outside, only the production is inside. ODM (ORIGINAL DESIGN MANUFACTURER) means "original design manufacturer", which means a company designs and produces a product according to the specifications of another company. For example, a computer company, such as HP, may make specific specifications for a laptop computer that it wants to market. They will specifically specify the appearance of the product requirements, such as screen size and technical requirements, input / output port, keyboard, computer package before the inclination of shape and color, the position of the loudspeaker etc.. They will also specify the specifications for the main internal details of the product, such as the CPU or the video controller. However, they do not design patterns, do not specify the type of switching transistors for power supply, and do not choose the frequency of backlight converters. All of these are ODM's work. ODM designs and produces laptops according to the specifications set up by the computer company. Sometimes, ODM can also be produced according to the existing samples. ODM tends to pay more attention to cooperation, and in the case of OEM, the purchaser does not take part in the specific specifications of the product.


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