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Re: Re: What does OEM mean?

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Original Equipment Manufacturer
When a part or accessory is built by one company for sale under another companies name.

Such as Matsu****a is the OEM for Honda radios. (I think at least)
 

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. . . . Matsu****a . . . .
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Now that is funny.

All I did was type the name of Panasonic's parent company.
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Now that is funny.

All I did was type the name of Panasonic's parent company.
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I don't get it... yes I'm blonde. :(
 

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Sage the forum changed the name of the company to Matsu****a because it thinks its a bad word.

like **** <---it was the F word :D
 

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Re: Re: Re: What does OEM mean?

N_Jay said:


When a part or accessory is built by one company for sale under another companies name.
Not necessarily under the "another companies name". For example, the OEM tires are Goodyear.


Hmmm, I didn't state that very clear. Sometimes OEM's have their names on the commodity (like tires) and sometimes they have the name of who they are producing the commodity for (like oil filters).
 

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PaulV7 said:
Sage the forum changed the name of the company to Matsu****a because it thinks its a bad word.

like **** <---it was the F word :D
Oh! Ok - Thanks... :bonk:
 

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Not necessarily under the "another companies name". For example, the OEM tires are Goodyear.


Hmmm, I didn't state that very clear. Sometimes OEM's have their names on the commodity (like tires) and sometimes they have the name of who they are producing the commodity for (like oil filters).
True true,

OK, Hmmm, now how do we define it?
 

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So to help define it further: OEM is what originally comes with the car or is specified by the manufacturer for the car. This would include a Goodyear tire, a rebadged Fram oil filter with Honda's name on it, or a bumper made in a Honda factory. So if you get in an accident and as for OEM parts they will use the parts that are called for by the manufacturer when the car is built. I hope this makes sense!
 

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In computers OEM parts are the following:

Parts that are bought by a reseller to build a computer to be sold. The original idea of OEM was it would be cheaper for manufactures to build things and the general public was not suppose to have access to OEM parts. OEM parts generally have no obvious decal of who made it.

Example: The CD burners that are in Dell Computers. Those Burners are actually made by Toshiba ( I think). But Toshiba does not but their name on it. And Toshiba writes an OEM driver for Dell specifically for that burner in their system.

Typically OEM parts are the same thing as the actual manufacturers product minus their name and in case of computer parts the drivers for OEM parts usually have no extras to them. The hardware works but cannot be tweaked with simple drivers.

Now how that relates to car OEM's I haven't a clue :p
 

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True true,

OK, Hmmm, now how do we define it?
OK, I should know this.
Afterall I was an "OEM Product Planning Manager" for 2 years, geeze! :2: :2:

It's sort of like pornography, you can't describe it, but you know it when you see it! :eek:
 

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OK, I should know this.
Afterall I was an "OEM Product Planning Manager" for 2 years, geeze! :2: :2:

It's sort of like pornography, you can't describe it, but you know it when you see it! :eek:
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LOL...so what is OEM then, can't you pull something off your resume that might help us here?
 

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PaulV7 said:
In computers OEM parts are the following:

Parts that are bought by a reseller to build a computer to be sold. The original idea of OEM was it would be cheaper for manufactures to build things and the general public was not suppose to have access to OEM parts. OEM parts generally have no obvious decal of who made it.

Example: The CD burners that are in Dell Computers. Those Burners are actually made by Toshiba ( I think). But Toshiba does not but their name on it. And Toshiba writes an OEM driver for Dell specifically for that burner in their system.

Interesting example - but even there it is not always consistent. How do I know? Hee Hee!! I'll never tell!!

HDD's in those same Dell computers SOMETIMES say "Dell" and SOMETIMES say "MAXTOR". Depends if it is a SCSI or an IDE drive - at least in this example. Actually, they may also say some other brand, but we won't go there!!!

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Translation...

So what you guys are REALLY saying is...

OEM means Original Equipment... Maybe. :4:
 

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Sage said:
So what you guys are REALLY saying is...

OEM means Original Equipment... Maybe. :4:
No - it still means what I said at the very beginning "Original Equipment Manufacturer". Just that we are now having a hard time defining what that is!!! :eek: :eek:

Makes perfect sense to me!!:2:
 

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I was joking...
 

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Boy, these threads take on a ife of their own, don't they?

...I'm getting my Pilot tomorrow....I'm getting my Pilot tomorrow....I'm getting my Pilot tomorrow.

Oh, and thanks for the defininition of OEM. I never would have gotten that one. Oh, and by the way, I'm getting my Pilot tomorrow.....!
 
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