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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).

Contract manufacturer (internal) cost vs OEM quoted price vs OEM target cost

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Savvy electronic OEM equipment manufacturers never give contract manufacturers a costed bill-of-materials (BOM). How you determine your lowest product landed cost (target price) is determined by obtaining accurate information about your contract manufacturing solutions provider. This article covers achieving timely …
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[Documents] OEM Plan for Electronics Prototype and New Product Development in EMS Manufacturing

Outline for new product development (NPD) and new product introduction (NPI) teams to consider when sourcing EMS and ODM solutions for electronic product.
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How OEM equipment manufacturers can negotiate contract manufacturing to find hidden profits and reduce annual spend

Access detailed manufacturing cost models to identify PPV and drive down quote pricing and lower annual spend.
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JUUL, IQOS, Vype, nanoSTYX e-cig, heated tobacco, vaporizor brands face tighter manufacturing supply chains

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Old tobacco is moving aside for digital nicotine and contract EMS manufacturing is helping companies bring new product categories to market.
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Relocating supply chains reveal capacity shortages

Shifting manufacturing supply chains reveal inadequate coverage and capacity shortages pushing many South East Asian nations to align infrastructure investment and capability with demand. Expected infrastructure spend per GDP below for Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, India, Vietnam. Based on …
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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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EMS Factory Cost vs OEM Quote vs OEM Target Price

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