Executive Management

Electronics OEM outsourcing best practices and decision-making

From small to large companies, startups to mature OEMs, hardware- vs software-driven, OEMs are all different. A lot goes into the decision process deciding what to outsource and who to outsource with.
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OEM Finance and cost concerns sourcing contract electronics manufacturing

Looking at OEM cash flow and spend management, is managing operational expenses more important to your financial success than capital expenditures? As you progress forward in selecting and managing EMS partners there are hundreds of key objectives and operating indicators…
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Total landed cost considerations for OEM electronics outsourcing

Identify who your stakeholders are and keep them informed then seek EMS providers that excel in areas you do not so you can focus on creating synergies.
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If only I knew then how much of my electronic hardware manufacturing to outsource

Contract electronics solutions providers can do so much more than lower your costs. Read helpful tips and considerations many OEMs don’t know about.
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Electronics NPI engineering influence on EMS manufacturing partner selection

You could increase your risks if your NPI center is a different company than your EMS solution because costs of transferring programs from your NPI center to a different EMS production location is expensive.
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How geography impacts your EMS manufacturing location decision

High gross margin OEM programs with low-volume may not influence your geographic EMS manufacturing decision too much. Conversely, changes to the mix do impact your decision.
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Selecting contract EMS manufacturers based on product portfolio

EMS factory selection is important. You go into a relationship with an EMS company. It’s a contractual relationship. But the real relationship you have is with the factory you’re dealing with on a daily basis. Read more
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Changing or selecting EMS providers amid acquisitions and divestitures

If your OEM company is divesting a large portion of your business then you’re going to lose some of your spend power with your current EMS partner. This will be an interesting but important topic to discuss with him because it will impact his accounts receivables.
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Second sourcing vs. single source EMS manufacturing partners

Depending on your supply chain and number of programs, many people will challenge a decision for using EMS dual sourcing. Read this to see which is best for you.
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Selecting a new EMS manufacturing partner when costs reduction is not working

Understand the difference between what’s happening today with your current EMS partner and what you expect to be happening going forward. Moving EMS providers can be costly.
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