What do OEM and ODM mean?

OEM and ODM are two different business models in the field of product manufacturing.

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) refers to an original equipment manufacturer, which is a manufacturer that produces products for other brands or companies. Usually, these products are designated by the buyer, and the manufacturer only produces them according to requirements, without being responsible for brand promotion and marketing. In the OEM model, the products produced by the manufacturer do not have their own brand, but only provide OEM services for the buyer to sell under their own brand.

ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) refers to an original design manufacturer, which designs and manufactures products themselves and sells them to other brands or companies. In the ODM model, manufacturers have their own brands, responsible not only for product design and production, but also for brand promotion and marketing, ultimately selling products to other brands or companies.

The difference between OEM and ODM is that OEM refers to manufacturers manufacturing products for other brands, while ODM refers to manufacturers designing and manufacturing products independently.

Post time: Feb-29-2024