Trends & Observations

American auto manufacturing needs help. Again?

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Where we are today is a result of failed U.S. auto industry management and failed unions policies. Labor unions have been turning a blind eye to all of this saying, its not my job, when that's exactly whose job it is.

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Mexican labor, law, infrastructure, NAFTA: Steps to develop or save Mexico manufacturing?

Sr. Garcia de Alba, Former Secretary of Economy for the government of Mexico, shares his unique perspective on the challenges Mexico faces and offers insight into the Mexican mindset as he talks about Mexico’s position on the global stage while competing with China; changes he’d like to see in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), corruption and more.
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Hit hard: Asian electronics manufacturers. Except Japan?

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Taiwan’s largest electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider reduced its workforce by 10,000 employees during the first three quarters of …

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Q3 Analysis of Asian printed circuit board sector

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The segments that bucked this trend were single sided flexible circuits and other module circuits; the majority of these are …

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7 Strategy essentials for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and ODM providers

VentureOutsource.com, in partnership with IDC’s electronics manufacturing research initiative, presents exclusively for our readers …
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Report: Global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market $257 billion by 2012

EMS as well as Original Design Manufacture (ODM) are among the most rapidly growing industries in the electronics assembling arena …

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Nam Tai Electronics’ management vacuum and margins plunge

A management vacuum has been left in the wake of the departures. As a result, Nam Tai Electronics no longer …
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Supply chain salaries rising in Canada

The survey – conducted in July and August of 2008 – involved more than 2,500 supply chain / procurement practitioners across …

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Report: Printed circuit board book-to-bill weakness signs to increase

On a year-on-year basis, rigid printed circuit board (PCB) shipments were down 3.8% and bookings were down …

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EMS in recession: What’s different this time?

Today, electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies generate 31% less revenue from networking and telecom than they did …

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