Liability metrics for OEM electronics supply chains with EMS manufacturing partners

By Mark Zetter

Supply chain management liability becomes more complex when companies outsource to a contract manufacturer. (Search EMS  provider company listings)

Extended supply chains emphasize the need for executives to understand how to profit from global operations and how to leverage the knowledge associated with the added depth and wider scope.

Below are just a few of the many supply chain liability indicators and metrics executives should consider when evaluating and managing the performance of extended supply chains or, global operations. (Click here for EMS financial and due diligence information)


On-time delivery

  • to request
  • to commit


Order fulfillment lead time

  • customer signature/authorization to order receipt
  • order receipt to order entry complete
  • order entry complete to start manufacture
  • start manufacture to order complete manufacture
  • order Complete Manufacture to Customer Receipt
  • customer receipt to field/installation complete


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