In the coming 10 years sub-contractors will be pushed for further extension of their added value and professionalisation of their organisations.
OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are forced to respond to faster changing market demands in an agile manner and will be focussed on their own core values and competences. For activities like 'engineering, production and assembly' OEM's will strategically have to make decisions on "outsourcing" in order to be able to keep up with the pace of the market.

As a result of this there will be opportunities for specialised contract-manufacturers and contract-engineering firms.

The ideal subcontractor delivers:

Engineering and Supply Chain Management to enable design for manufacturing and 
allow production and assembly in a smooth logistic flow.
Production processes are designed to follow market dynamics and fluctuations.
enabling continues and efficient demand driven production and assembly.
Lean, cost efficient organisation- and production processes