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Component event risks in electronic manufacturing supply chains

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Read how being able to properly route actionable, accurate product BOM and component info for timeliness and decision-making allows supply chain professionals to make more informed decisions.
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How product change notices impact profit margin in contract EMS manufacturing programs

Manufacturing analysis and making informed assumptions requires access to rich, market and industry segment information. What you can do and why it matters.
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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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Creating contract manufacturing supply chain roadmaps for competitive advantage

A major challenge for OEM manufacturers who use contract electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers is building efficient supply chains that can improve the OEM’s product positioning and help make your product portfolios more competitive. This can be achieved by: having …
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How much should I pay for contract electronic EMS manufacturing services?

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How, and where, electronic OEMs can cut program costs in your EMS manufacturing programs and, justify negotiating lower pricing for EMS manufacturing services.
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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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EMS manufacturing direct labor checklist in OEM program costs and pricing EMS supplier quotes

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Key aspects when measuring direct labor performance in EMS manufacturing factories, with links to EMS KPIs and cost reduction and cost modeling OEM contract manufacturing.
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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).

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