Liability & Indemnity

5 steps for better electronics supply chain AVLs

These 5 steps help you get important info to better analyze your suppliers to improve your electronics AVL and supply chain performance.
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CPO strategy with AVL segmentation for better supply chain management

Chief procurement officers (CPO) learn to segment company AVLs to better manage global, regional and local vendors in core, emerging and niche markets.
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How OEMs can build better EMS provider relationships

Asking questions about cost, quality, strategic fit and risk is only part of OEM best practices for EMS provider due diligence. Reliance on a single point of contact can be a sign of lack of depth, or simply due to …
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Tips to protect OEM IP in EMS / ODM providers

Most EMS and ODM providers understand that in order for them to keep their current business and to gain new customers, they have to ensure protection of their customer’s IP. As EMS and ODM providers add more value to …
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Celestica CEO talks internal changes, acquisitions, EMS

Celestica has not made any major acquisitions since Muhlhauser took over as CEO in 2006. Things are much different today. Muhlhauser and his team did a good job of managing profitability during this last downturn. However, more revenue is needed to drive …
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Playbook for IP patent competitive intelligence and better business decisions

Many executives mistakenly do not treat intellectual property (IP) as an asset. Value such as insight into trade secrets and potential competing products can be extracted from competitors when executives …
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REACH: Seven (7) steps to better pre-registration

Determine which substances are exempt from registration: Substances manufactured / imported in quantities less than 1 ton per year, such as radioactive substances; waste substances, are all covered by exemptions which eliminate the need for registration. After you have conducted…
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Foreign IP strategy for electronics manufacturing

Know where your competitors are filing IP. Companies may consider filing patents in foreign jurisdictions where competitors are active, in an effort to gain market space and / or leverage IP assets during future negotiations. Manufacturers in emerging jurisdictions such as Brazil, India, China, and Vietnam become more active in presenting opportunities for joint manufacturing ventures …
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Chinese intellectual property protection – interview with Hong Kong-based legal counsel Vivien Chan

Chinese intellectual property (IP) law is relatively new compared to IP laws in many Western countries. Hong Kong-based legal counsel Vivien Chan talks about concerns expressed by executives and how some disputes are addressed in Chinese courts.
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Independent manufacturers’ representatives – interview with legal counsel Gerald M. Newman

Read what Mr. Newman says about establishing good contract manufacturing and sales representative agreements, contractual disputes and business challenges parties need to be aware of, industry trend segments for sales representatives in the active and inactive semi-conductor sector, and more.
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