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Today’s EMS CEOs mirror Detroit auto execs of the 70s

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The same EMS people use the same tools, manage EMS operations the same way and move from EMS provider to provider – taking with them the same toolbox of skills, with the same outlook and getting the same results. Little has changed.
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EMS provider secretive demeanor preventing better OEM relationships

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Is EMS open-book pricing typically offered without OEMs having to ask? Or do OEMs have to ask for it? Do most EMS providers sit at the table with prospects with an us v. them mentality?
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VentureOutsource US Supreme Court case reference and other noteworthy mentions

Readers often email us about places where they find our content and writings. From litigation before the US Supreme Court for manufacturing litigation or breach of contract, fiduciary documents for The Federal Reserve, roadmaps for international trade bodies and, elsewhere …
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Finding expert witness for contract electronic EMS manufacturing

Venture Outsource works with defense and plaintiffs for both suppliers and customers in electronics supply chain and manufacturing technical and business disputes.
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OEM trust in purchase price variance (PPV) and open-book pricing

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The underlying issue in the OEM-EMS relationship is most solutions providers are unwilling to share real open-book pricing because it exposes them to realizing they don’t fully understand and capture their true internal costs. A lot of EMS working capital is tied up due to poor internal EMS decision-making.
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10 Reasons OEMs know your EMS manufacturing relationship is on the rocks

What happens inside the EMS factory when you’re not there can be surprising. OEMs just want to know your EMS partner is managing your program business the way you would. But this might not always be the case. Here’s how to find out when things are not going as you hoped.
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Should OEMs share product roadmaps with EMS manufacturing partners?

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Will electronics OEMs ever be willing to carry this risk when doing so could result in roadmaps falling into hands of competing OEMs served by the same provider?
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SAP v Oracle in automating electronics manufacturing

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SAP is good at promoting specific solutions and convincing electronis OEM and EMS/ODM companies their product meets customer needs. Oracle is more tuned into finding out your manufacturing needs than using its frankenware to meet requirements.
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Foxconn amid industrial-minded investors in manufacturing with robotics cloud platform

Top industrial-minded investors include GE, Intel, Qualcomm, Saudi Aramco, Autodesk…while Foxconn builds its own cloud robotics platform.
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Robotics startups raise over $259 million for 2016

Investments among startup companies building robots for industrial automation, manufacturing, warehouse automation, and other tasks are growing.
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