Being more a software guy, I've never had to deal with this. But now I've got a few board designs made up (PCBs in hand) and I want to have them assembled. Some thru-hole, some SMT. I want to get small quantities made up for now, say 50-100 boards - with expections of larger quantities later.
So what is the process? Who obtains the parts? Assuming I supply the parts, what is the assembly house going to want (e.g. if each board needs one particular cap, do I just send them the strip I get from Mouser with 100 of those caps?) How do I link various bags/tapes/reels of parts to what goes on the board where?
Any and all advice you can give will be most helpful.