Historically, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other high-tech device-makers often used a “one product = one test station” approach to the important production phases. This made a lot of sense when products had small feature sets and long shelf lives. Today, we see new technology and business pressures are forcing many OEMs to break out of this paradigm. This paper presents 5 best practices for implementing a scalable and flexible solution to cover as much current and future product testing as possible.