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Manufacturer financial restatement risk in highly networked EMS manufacturing supply chains

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Manufacturers have more financial report restatements than other industry. Reasons include inventory quantities and valuations, reserves, revenue recognition…tied to difficulty monitoring global, manufacturing models.
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Five steps to avoid getting fired over product change notifications (PCN)

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In EMS manufacturing, OEM customer product change notices can contradict previous PCNs given to EMS partners, adding program costs and impacting supply chain cash conversion. Predictive PCN services can help OEMs avoid this.
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What quality-minded manufacturers want from supply chain vendors

Quality and manufacturing productivity seem to be in a constant struggle. The faster you want to speed up production, the more likely you are to have manufacturing quality issues. Whereas, raising objectives for product quality may be more likely to adversely effect your productivity objectives.
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Top questions OEM equipment manufacturers should ask EMS manufacturing partners about KPI performance metrics

Read detailed KPI info here. Read RFQ quote best practices here. Below are key questions electronics OEM equipment manufacturers should ask their EMS manufacturing partners to establish KPI performance metrics for OEM outsourcing programs: What key metrics (operating indicators) does …
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EMS manufacturing contract agreement trends and RFP/RFQ management for OEM decision makers

Detailed info for electronic OEM decision makers tasked with negotiating EMS manufacturer contract service agreements.
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How OEM manufacturers use EMS sourcing models as step toward Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 driving OEMs to lift the hood on the EMS RFQ quoting process, satisfying the need for better understanding and greater transparency of EMS internal costs.
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EMS manufacturer disclosure vs. OEM discovery in RFQ quote pricing

How electronic OEMs can be better positioned to enter into negotiations with EMS manufacturers from a position of strength – with facts.
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How purchasing managers get lowest price per quantity in RFQ quote phase as EMS manufacturing volume changes

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We analyzed 3,000+ EMS manufacturing sales quotes for OEM programs ranging from NPI to large-scale manufacturing. This includes highly complex systems builds across multiple factories and geographies. What we found is …
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EMS manufacturers incorrectly calculate manufacturing labor and process fees for quotes that unfairly raise OEM pricing in RFQ phase

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Most people on either side of the quote (OEM and EMS) focus on raw materials because materials is proportionally a larger (always estimated at 65% to 85%) of MCOGs, while the labor falls to a second priority.
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How coronavirus changes manufacturing supply chain spend and inventory management

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Manufacturers are rolling back two to three years, any progress they previously achieved toward Industry 4.0 as budgets are re-evaluated and so are new paths forward.
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