Aftermarket, Reverse Logistics, Warranty, Repair

Electronics return materials authorization (RMA) and product repair strategy

Ways EMS providers manage customer product repairs and failures and recurring problems under warranty and includes root cause steps and corrections actions.
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Review of SAP, Oracle / JD Edwards, NetSuite ERP for electronics manufacturers

OEMs and their contract electronics provider partners often get wrapped up in a extra effort by trying to manage a longer term forecast with the same granularity of shorter-term ones. The end or quarter hockey stick shipping charts often found in many contract electronics providers speaks to this challenge.
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Five tips for negotiating contracts in China

When outsourcing OEM programs to EMS providers most OEMs know what good contracts need with regards to quality and delivery, inventory… But for contracts with Chinese EMS providers I suggest these important additional considerations.
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Software license, product supply, support agreement for mobile chipset

Software licensing and product supply and support agreement between North American telecommunications company focused in the mobile and smartphone market and a China-based chipset provider for multi-media, digital cordless and VoIP industry applications.
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Sub-contract electronics services design agreement for OEMs

This sub-contract electronics design services agreement can help broaden understanding when your electronics design services are further sub-contracted.
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How to OEM RFQs to manage EMS providers and material costs

Effective RFQ tips for EMS manufacturing services from an electronics OEM perspective while establishing the OEM-EMS contract agreement.
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VIDEO – Defining disaster in Japan: Impact on Japanese and global electronics industry supply chains

Japan represents 10% to 15% of global electronics demand but 16% to 30% of electronics component supply. OEMs with meaningful cash positions are trying to pull in orders, buying up available component supplies. Taiwan printed circuit board companies like Kinsus and Unimicron could see bigger negative impacts.
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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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Celestica CEO talks internal changes, acquisitions, EMS

Celestica has not made any major acquisitions since Muhlhauser took over as CEO in 2006. Things are much different today. Muhlhauser and his team did a good job of managing profitability during this last downturn. However, more revenue is needed to drive …
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The global economy and table seating at the world business buffet

The fact that so many more companies are trading and investing overseas also means that one core source of support for protectionist policies, that is, manufacturers who produce solely in the United States, has gotten smaller. This means…
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