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OEM selection of EMS proposal and awarding EMS manufacturer your OEM program

Do your homework because your cost to change EMS providers later is high. Its not a simple decision and it’s critical for your success as well.
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Why high priced EMS manufacturing services can be best

Choosing higher priced EMS partners could be more reflective of your total cost of ownership. But there are also risks. Read more to see what’s best for your company.
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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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Should cost analysis: How contract electronics manufacturing services price OEM quotes

Performing should cost analysis for electronics services means understanding how contract manufacturers turn a cost center – into a profit center. This article is based on an actual OEM program cost case study from within a provider.
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How to get the most accurate quotes (RFQ) from electronics services providers

When sourcing electronics services design or manufacture for your OEM product program (electrical, PCB design / layout, SMT and PCBA, electro-mechanical assembly, final systems test…) there are a few tips OEMs can keep in mind for a win-win.
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Establishing conflict minerals compliance reporting for electronics manufacturers

You (or your electronics manufacturer) are using ‘conflict minerals’. Your SEC report must include a description of the measures taken by your company to exercise due diligence on the source of the conflict materials, including chain of custody.
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Review of SAP, Oracle / JD Edwards, NetSuite ERP for electronics manufacturers

OEMs and their contract electronics provider partners often get wrapped up in a extra effort by trying to manage a longer term forecast with the same granularity of shorter-term ones. The end or quarter hockey stick shipping charts often found in many contract electronics providers speaks to this challenge.
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Five tips for negotiating contracts in China

When outsourcing OEM programs to EMS providers most OEMs know what good contracts need with regards to quality and delivery, inventory… But for contracts with Chinese EMS providers I suggest these important additional considerations.
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5 leadership skills for the OEM CFO

We all know of executives who fail as leaders because their ideas aren’t trusted. Remember the Pepsi executive at Apple? As talented as he was, he wasn’t trusted at Apple and was stereotyped as a misfit.
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Keys to cost reductions for outsourcing electronics in China

Tips on cost negotiations for contract EMS manufacturing in China and ways to achieve cost reductions with your EMS provider partners.
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