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Materials Management

Errors in EMS manufacturer OEM quote package pricing and sourcing costs

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EMS provider opportunities for errors and slow, or lack of, execution happen regularly. Every hour. Every day. We identify some key areas OEMs should hold their EMS manufacturers accountable.
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Manufacturing trade war or overdue market correction?

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You make sure you are focusing your business to be consistent with current financial regulations and existing trade policies. Yet, products that once owned more than 90% of some markets are now, for the first time, indefensible.
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EMS fallacy of optimizing materials cost of goods sold (MCOGs)

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Contrary to popular EMS industry belief, nearly every EMS provider today does not purchase components and materials using procurement economies of scale (volume), across multiple customer programs, in an effort to achieve lower MCOGs for your OEM customer program. The …
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Strip mall ownership of a high tech industry

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EMS manufactureres create cozy relationships sub-contracting with third-party EMS providers, often without the OEM cusomter knowing their program and IP are exposed.
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How manufacturing supply chains free up working capital and increase profitability

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OEMs drive EMS manufacturing workflow accuracy and increase profitability asking these questions.
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Electronics distribution ripe for disruption

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As distributors work to diversify, some senior executives are being reshuffled, and others are being released or, some executives without vested interests are jumping ship to EMS providers.
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How to compare Flex, Jabil, Sanmina, Celestica manufacturing supply chain capabilities

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My electronics manufacturing solutions provider just sold me a bill of goods, conveying their manufacturing supply chain capabilities and framing the narrative with “superior supply chain predictability, agility, and visibility”. This is how EMS provider Sanmina positions their manufacturing execution …
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[Documents] Manufacturing Supply Chain Competitive Readiness Questionnaire

Some areas this questionnaire can help manufacturers reduce costly IDL errors and better manage IDL productivity and supply chain execution include BOM management, purchasing and planning, materials and inventory management, scheduling and work orders, sales and operations planning (S&OP), manufacturing execution systems (MES), risks in third-party IP ownership against supply chain technology stacks, and manufacturing artificial intelligence, to name a few.
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OEM cash in advance EMS manufacturing

One way OEMs can help get potential EMS partners to commit includes being open to cutting change orders and adding to your AVL to make things easier for EMS providers to get through their materials acquisition cycle.
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Electronic OEM commodity management, and contradictions

“What I find misleading is the word ‘commodity’ it means common materials which are low-cost and highly available.”
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