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OEMs take control of EMS manufacturing RFQ quote process

By VentureOutsource.com Staff

Electronics OEM equipment manufacturers focus on pricing (cost) of EMS manufacturing fees. But, there remains no EMS provider (or EMS quote software vendor) today capable of accurate pricing when performing the full quote process – properly (e.g., best pricing, best components availability for raw materials, accurate labor estimates…).

Third-party quote software vendors serve EMS manufacturers, not OEM equipment manufacturers. And EMS sourcing program quote responses to OEM request-for-proposals (RFP) and requests-for-information (RFI) that are processed through third-party quote vendors or created by EMS providers are made with the best interest of EMS providers in mind — not OEM buyers.

VentureOutsource.com is changing the tables, shifting control of the EMS quote process to OEM equipment manufacturers. The articles and resources on this page can help electronic OEM decision makers drive the narrative when seeking, engaging and selecting contract electronics design and manufacturing solutions partners.

From the RFP (proposal) phase and RFQ phase to EMS quote reviews and proceeding through to the selection of your electronics solutions EMS partner plus, suggestions on ways OEMs can announce awarding the business plus, post selection management of EMS partners. Check out the list of articles and resources below.

Articles contain additional links directing you to more, deeper understanding of EMS industry best practices (v. practices common in industry).

Pricing: EMS manufacturing disclosure vs OEM customer discovery

How Much Should You Pay for EMS Manufacturing Services?

Find Out How Much You Can Cut Costs for Your EMS Program

How OEM Purchasing Managers Get Lowest EMS Volume Manufacturing Pricing in RFQ Phase

How EMS manufacturers incorrectly estimate labor costs

How to drive cost out of your manufacturing product portfolio

How to use contract manufacturing quote templates

Checklist for electronics program request-for-quote (RFQ) pricing for sourcing EMS manufacturing

EMS Activity-Based Quote Model

Getting Accurate EMS Quotes

Cost models for manufacturing quotes and spend

OEM Bill of Materials (BOM) RFQ

OEM RFP v RFQ best practices for EMS manufacturing

OEM PCB Assembly RFQ

System Integration Box Build Quotes

Errors in EMS manufacturer OEM quote package pricing and sourcing costs

Determining Quote Purchase Price Variance (PPV)

Understanding EMS Vendor Quote Reviews

OEM Questions for EMS RFQ Pricing

OEM RFQ vs EMS Materials Management

EMS Open-Book Costing (Slide Deck)

OEM Finance Audit for EMS Factories

OEM Outline for Selecting EMS Partners

Best Practices for OEM Award of EMS Business Win

OEM Hardware Pilot Build (New Product Launch) Goals, Objectives for Manufacturing, Quality and Test

Get a Custom List of EMS Providers Matching Your Requirements (Its free)




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