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1270 Agricola Drive, Saginaw, Michigan 48604 USA

Ph: 989.752.3077 | Toll Free:877.308.3077


Universal Engineering / Devlieg Microbore

Universal/Devlieg Inc.

Top 3 Trends for OEMs in 2020

Consumers expect to receive products that meet their needs and exact specifications as fast as possible. They are looking to tailor their experiences and get highly personalized products. This market shift brings several challenges to the manufacturing world. It is forcing manufacturers to seek solutions that ensure shorter product life cycles, produce customizable products, reduce manufacturing volumes, and allow companies to benefit from the opportunities as they arise. In 2020, we can expect to see the following three trends in the OEM industry.

Customization is the Key

Mass customization is a leading trend in the OEM industry. It is encouraging manufacturers to provide products that are tailored to consumers’ needs. Not only do consumers want custom products, but they are also willing to pay for it.

Digital Manufacturing

In today’s digital world, OEMs need to utilize innovative digital manufacturing services. Consumers are looking for digitally-enabled services. OEMs are expected to devise effective strategies to maximize industrial IoT.

Digital Supply Chain

Ensuring a constant supply of customized products is easier said than done. Companies find it challenging to develop effective manufacturing processes and find the right suppliers for the timely delivery of customizable products while not compromising profitability. This is where the digital supply chain comes in! By leveraging advanced software tools, OEMs can reduce manufacturing time while tapping into more diverse product lines with greater opportunities for product customization. 

These trends offer OEMs an excellent opportunity to stay ahead of and stand out from the competition. It’s time to rethink contemporary manufacturing strategies and use the power of innovation in the digital world. 


Universal DeVlieg provides innovative and cost-cutting tool holding and high precision boring solutions to the machine tool industry, servicing a diversified customer base. The combination of over 32,000 active part numbers, over 10,000 standard items, and our technical support staff deliver design engineering expertise that is unmatched in the industry. To learn more about Universal DeVlieg, contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 877.308.3077 or visit at universaldevlieg.com.