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EMS manufacturing direct labor checklist in OEM program costs and pricing EMS supplier quotes


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


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).

How engineering changes impact OEM customer costs in EMS manufacturing factories

OEM equipment manufacturers already pay excessive customer fees to their EMS and ODM suppliers. With every engineering change order (ECO) or engineering change notice (ECN) any manufacturer wants to be able to analyze impact to time, cost, quality at time …
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[Documents] Flowcharts: New Product Development (NPD), New Product Introduction (NPI) with Time-to-Market (TTM) Challenges at Product Launch

The information and flowcharts contained in this document helps decision makers in new product development (NPD) and new product introduction (NPI) teams better understand what takes place in contract electronics manufacturing factories when bringing new product to product launch and, …
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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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[Documents] Handbook of EMS Manufacturing Multi-National Pricing Considerations & Drivers (6 pages)

This EMS handbook identifies many internal cost drivers EMS manufacturers use to determine pricing for their services in response to RFQs from electronics OEM companies seeking EMS services.
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Look beyond labor and S,G&A for contract manufacturing quote cost models to determine total landed costs


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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Medical electronic (MedTech) device, equipment manufacturer trends for new product launch

Details on medtech device and equipment go-to-market volumes by category with info explaining premarket approval, PMA.
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Benchmark Electronics product life cycle strategy in a gray sea of EMS manufacturing differentiation

Many other EMS manufacturers offer similar capabilities. OEM Community on lets OEM decision makers ask peers about their experience.
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