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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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Top ten (10) factors impacting EMS/ODM quote pricing for OEM electronic equipment outsource manufacturing programs

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Primary variables, tools that define fees contract EMS and ODM suppliers use to markup OEM equipment customer program costs.
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Estimating true manufacturing cost of goods sold

In an ideal world, raw material inventory is pipelined, scheduled for production and manufacturing functional support staffing, shipping and commit schedules. Its a FIFO system (first in, first out).

Look beyond labor and S,G&A for contract manufacturing quote cost models to determine total landed costs

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Finding manufacturing ‘should cost’ and lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) versus piece part pricing for OEM equipment manufacturers requires intimate knowledge of EMS manufacturing and ODM provider internal costs. Add to this, the various geographies and currency rates while …
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EMS manufacturing profit center: Production vs inventory costs

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EMS manufacturers make healthy profit by warehousing raw materials and finished goods inventory (FGI) for OEM customers. Most OEM equipment companies don’t know how to identify these hidden, internal EMS costs (OEM fees) and, EMS providers do not accurately break …
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Electronic product design automation software drives hardware product launch and EDA jobs

EDA tools becoming more important and sophisticated as electronics OEM and EMS manufacturing providers competed to bring product to market.
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Vehicle electronic control unit (ECU) consolidation targets the self-driving autonomous car

Today, one-third of the cost for a car is from electronics. This is expected to become 40% soon. We share how this takes place with details on car technology and features.

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Blockchain use cases for the manufacturing enterprise

Blockchain detail for both discrete and process manufacturing. Includes spend projections and use cases, for verifying origin and authenticity of a product, asset management, trade finance and more.
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How corporate materials commodities strategy differentiates and transforms manufacturing

Materials, commodities, sub-assemblies and products built by you, or coming from any part of your supply chain, are referenced accurately, in a timely manner, and tracked – and you build at the best price possible. Here’s how.
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Future manufacturing-as-a-service PCB assembly driven by manufacturing IT and marketplace

Manufacturing technology stacks will evolve, driven by three main drivers and influenced by these five ways of the next generation of manufacturing.
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