Program, Project Management

14 Steps how OEMs select contract electronic manufacturing (EMS) partners

Every electronics OEM outsourcing program is different. Highlights for key, internal OEM discussions when considering EMS partners are detailed in outline format.
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OEM RFP best practices for contract electronic manufacturing

Helpful tips for OEM executives preparing request for proposals (RFP) for contract electronics design and manufacturing. What to expect and how to manage the process as electronics services providers prepare and submit their quotes.
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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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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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Electronics ERP systems can reduce time to ROI

How to manage product data structure for electronics ERP systems deep bills of materials, rigid configurations, long component lead-time, detailed costing and production routings.
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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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Concerns and tips for outsourcing electronics to China

Here are some dos and don’ts in choosing an electronics outsourcing manufacturing partner in China.
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Electronics OEM box build transfers and EMS readiness plans

To help electronics OEMs better see the readiness process of transferring an OEM product program into an EMS provider, from the provider’s viewpoint, below is a typical list of items your EMS provider will use to manage his readiness for accepting transfer of your OEM program into his facility.
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Top 5 ERP challenges for EMS providers


In EMS, if the provider cannot parse the data separated by customers, followed by merging this data so he can arrive at common components to generate usage and sourcing data, he is at an extreme disadvantage to generate PPV and competing for business in a cost-sensitive industry.
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