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China massive Belt and Road Initiative integrating Eurasia and global supply chains

Projects touch 152 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas — integrating manufacturing and enterprise supply chains.
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China manufacturing moves up tech and global value chain

China might lets country move up value chain in tech and electrical equipment manufacturing. Sophisticated manufacturing industries propel China manufaturing sector fueled by its huge and rapidly expanding domestic market for manufacturing products.
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Industrial electronics Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity

The IoT segment may not be capital or labor-intensive but this segment will require hiring significant numbers of R&D engineers because each product requires a high degree of customization due to the high-mix / low-volume nature of the business.
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Full report: EMS / ODM worry about profitability as fall 2011 survey reveals pessimism in electronics supply chain

471 survey respondents from EMS/ODM, Component Manufacturers, Distributors, Electronic Equipment Manufacturers, OEMs and Semiconductor Manufacturers answer questions on the economic situation; employment, inventory levels, business volume, and prices providing insight into the levels of …
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2010 Report: Global manufacturing labor rates, trends and competitiveness

China had highest rate of labor force participation for persons ages 25 to 54. U.S. remains leading producer of manufactured goods. Largest labor force was combined EU-15 countries. Sweden had highest social insurance costs as a percent of manufacturing hourly compensation. Republic of Korea had largest increase in manufacturing labor productivity.
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EMS as a growth industry and reasons for optimism

EMS industry underestimated. Growth opportunities seen at numerous EMS companies. Sanmina-SCI in major identity makeover. Flextronics disproportionate beneficiary in computing. Clean tech aids non-traditional EMS sectors. OEMs reevaluate strategies.

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Asia market trends in printed circuit boards

Unfortunately, the flowers are not in full bloom for Japanese printed circuit board manufacturers. They continue to dig themselves out of a hole while their Asian counterparts …

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Trend report: Regional manufacturing productivity, hourly compensation, labor costs

Greatest decline in total hours worked occurred in U.S. manufacturing. Total manufacturing labor compensation declined in Japan, Canada, United Kingdom. U.S. manufacturing sector improved unit labor cost competitiveness against all economies compared except Korea and the United Kingdom.
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Visiting ODMs on-site: Quanta, ASUSTEK, Compal, Wistron, MiTAC, Qisda…

Prior to the on-site visit, OEMs should have a full supplier vendor evaluation survey completed. This survey will help to establish the visit’s agenda and it should include…
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Printed circuit board and related materials trends

Many mid-sized flexible circuits manufacturers displayed 20 microns pitch and finer circuits for single-sided and double-sided circuits. A few companies employed the semi-additive process for pitches finer than …
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