Materials Management

Five leadership skills for the OEM CFO

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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 when outsourcing electronics in China

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Aways push your electronics providers to reduce labor costs as your production learning curve flattens out with time. Real process costs are generally reduced over time, and these reductions should be reflected in their pricing they give you.
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Timing implementation of PLM and ERP crucial in contract electronics manufacturing

ERP systems are good for planning and accounting, but areas where ERP can fall short include electronics production program scheduling, work-in-progress (WIP) monitoring, and assisting with manufacturing program execution.
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Electronics OEM box build transfers and EMS readiness plans

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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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12 Keys to understanding EMS quotes for printed circuit board box build assembly

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Electronics OEMs can expect to see the following pricing breakouts when outsourcing printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) to an electronics contract manufacturing provider. For more detailed information on how internal provider pricing for these line items is determined visit the additional links at the bottom of this article.
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Top 5 ERP challenges for EMS providers

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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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Sample sub-contract electronics design agreement

Actual (full) sample agreement of one electronics contract manufacturer sub-contract design work to another electronics contract manufacturing / design provider with reference to exhibits and standard industry supporting documents and attachments.
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Don’t shoot the IT guy: ERP selection and project management implementation in high-tech manufacturing

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) industry analyst discussion on ERP vendor selection and avoiding pitfalls with ERP implementation project management. Plus, the benefits of cloud v. on-demand ERP platforms; must have ERP features in manufacturing environments, the future of ERP systems, and more…
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How the cloud and globalization are shaping ERP functionality in electronics manufacturing

As electronics manufacturers look to expand globally, they are also looking at the cloud, security, two-tier strategies, and customization. Software providers like Plex Systems, SAP, Microsoft, Sage, NetSuite and others ERP platform vendors are taking their interests and concerns to heart.
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Everything you need to know about program management for outsourcing electronics manufacturing

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Stop losing money. Learn what’s important to EMS providers in OEM-EMS relationships and manage manufacturing supply chain operations more effectively. The following examples are from recent, actual working engagements with program management teams inside EMS providers. Engagements focused on improving program management sense of urgency while paying closer attention to managing the profit center in OEM customer programs.
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