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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 electronic OEM equipment firms use tight manufacturing systems when sourcing EMS services

Electronic OEM managers remove feelings and subjectivity from EMS manufacturing sourcing decisions.
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Top questions OEM equipment manufacturers should ask EMS manufacturing partners about KPI performance metrics

Read detailed KPI info here. Read RFQ quote best practices here. Below are key questions electronics OEM equipment manufacturers should ask their EMS manufacturing partners to establish KPI performance metrics for OEM outsourcing programs: What key metrics (operating indicators) does …
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EMS manufacturing contract agreement trends and RFP/RFQ management for OEM decision makers

Detailed info for electronic OEM decision makers tasked with negotiating EMS manufacturer contract service agreements.
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Questions for manufacturers connecting devices to IoT clouds

Microprocessors or microcontroller? 32-bit or 64-bit? How many devices can your IoT cloud partner manage? Is your opportunity about having more devices in the cloud or, more types of devices with greater functionality and features sets?
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Cost to build a SharePoint manufacturing intranet: How much?

How to create a digital manufacturing intranet work place encouraging users to exchange ideas and drive productivity.
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TREND: EMS Manufacturing quote complexity drives OEMs to look behind EMS curtain

Hyper-competitive EMS industry pressured by OEMs reveals EMS manufacturing quote pricing tactics and strategy.
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How OEM manufacturers use EMS sourcing models as step toward Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 driving OEMs to lift the hood on the EMS RFQ quoting process, satisfying the need for better understanding and greater transparency of EMS internal costs.
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How much should I pay for contract electronic EMS manufacturing services?


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 manufacturer disclosure vs. OEM discovery in RFQ quote pricing

How electronic OEMs can be better positioned to enter into negotiations with EMS manufacturers from a position of strength – with facts.
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