Materials Management

Conflict minerals compliance and reporting for electronics manufacturers

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You (or your electronics manufacturer) are using ‘conflict minerals’. Your SEC report must include a description of the measures taken by your company to exercise due diligence on the source of the conflict materials, including chain of custody.
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Review of SAP, Oracle / JD Edwards, NetSuite ERP for electronics manufacturers

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OEMs and their contract electronics provider partners often get wrapped up in a extra effort by trying to manage a longer term forecast with the same granularity of shorter-term ones. The end or quarter hockey stick shipping charts often found in many contract electronics providers speaks to this challenge.
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Five tips for negotiating contracts in China

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When outsourcing OEM programs to EMS providers most OEMs know what good contracts need with regards to quality and delivery, inventory… But for contracts with Chinese EMS providers I suggest these important additional considerations.
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ERP system selection and reducing time to ROI

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Master data defines your business model in ERP. If you need a supply chain with short predictable lead-times, but have deep bills of materials, rigid configurations, long component lead-time, combined with detailed costing and production routings, implementing ERP will force your business into a confrontation with your product data structure.
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5 leadership skills for the OEM CFO

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We all know of executives who fail as leaders because their ideas aren’t trusted. Remember the Pepsi executive at Apple? As talented as he was, he wasn’t trusted at Apple and was stereotyped as a misfit.
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Keys to cost reductions when outsourcing electronics in China

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Aways push your electronics providers to reduce labor costs as your production learning curve flattens out with time. Real process costs are generally reduced over time, and these reductions should be reflected in their pricing they give you.
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Timing implementation of PLM and ERP crucial in contract electronics manufacturing

ERP systems are good for planning and accounting, but areas where ERP can fall short include electronics production program scheduling, work-in-progress (WIP) monitoring, and assisting with manufacturing program execution.
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Electronics OEM box build transfers and EMS readiness plans

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To help electronics OEMs better see the readiness process of transferring an OEM product program into an EMS provider, from the provider’s viewpoint, below is a typical list of items your EMS provider will use to manage his readiness for accepting transfer of your OEM program into his facility.
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12 Keys to understanding EMS quotes for printed circuit board box build assembly

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Electronics OEMs can expect to see the following pricing breakouts when outsourcing printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) to an electronics contract manufacturing provider. For more detailed information on how internal provider pricing for these line items is determined visit the additional links at the bottom of this article.
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Top 5 ERP challenges for EMS providers

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In EMS, if the provider cannot parse the data separated by customers, followed by merging this data so he can arrive at common components to generate usage and sourcing data, he is at an extreme disadvantage to generate PPV and competing for business in a cost-sensitive industry.
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