Executive Management

Industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT) startups impact manufacturing and supply chains

With machines and sensors collecting data at every step of manufacturing the potential gains from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are enormous.
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Contract electronics attracts limited partnership investment, middle market management buyouts for high-mix, non-traditional EMS

Contract electronics EMS firms seeking to be acquired often have a higher than industry average debt-to-equity ratio.
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EMS differentiation: Equal opportunity challenge for every contract electronics solutions provider

We reached out to more than 5,000 EMS industry professionals with the statement: Describe the competitive differentiation that sets your company apart from other electronics services companies you compete with in the marketplace.
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Kimball Electronics review and competitors

Kimball Electronics (Jasper, Indiana) offers complex design, assembly services and competes with other providers. View competing electronics solutions providers to Kimball Electronics and contact companies.
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Is FLEX product development and scale embedded in EMS reality?


Flex, like all solutions providers, has lost customers to competitors. Whether a provider has dozens of facilities or just a few, OEMs should go into discussions knowing not ever provider factory or functional department is firing on all cylinders.
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Thin margin myth in EMS manufacturing


Why EMS sales convinces OEMs that EMS margins are thin and how OEM customers continue to pay extra for lack of real risk decisioning by EMS management.
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EMS mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, alliances and investment

Harvard Business Review says M&A failure rate ranges from 70% to 90%. Reasons include organization complexity, multiple locations… For EMS M&A, failure is more specific.
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Internal vs external manufacturing cost feasibility analysis in electronics outsourcing

The diagram shows how internal electronics OEM costs are reduced as the outsourced OEM program transitions to vertically-integrated contract solutions providers.
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EMS Provider perspective: Managing end-of-life (EOL) product lifecycle management (PLM)

Steps EMS providers use PLM and managing OEM programs and product end-of-life costs. Contains actual example with input from EMS functional department heads.
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How to OEM request PCB assembly quotes (RFQ) for EMS manufacturing

Your current EMS provider just missed a shipment to one of your important customers because of ongoing, internal EMS systems test yield issues. You realize you now have to prepare RFQs for alternative providers because your company reputation is on the line.
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