OEMs take control of EMS manufacturing RFQ quote process

By 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. 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).

OEM outline for selecting EMS partners

EMS manufacturing pricing disclosure vs OEM customer discovery

How you can cut EMS program costs

How OEMs get lower EMS volume pricing

How EMS manufacturers estimate labor costs

How to drive cost out of manufacturing product portfolio

Using contract EMS manufacturing quote templates

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

EMS activity-based quote models

How to get accurate EMS quotes

Cost models for manufacturing quote spend

OEM bill of materials (BOM) management for EMS

OEM RFP v RFQ best practices for EMS manufacturing

OEM PCB assembly RFQ

Understanding EMS system integration box build quotes

Errors in EMS manufacturer OEM quote package pricing and sourcing costs

Determining EMS quote purchase price variance (PPV)

Understanding EMS vendor quote reviews

List of OEM questions for EMS RFQ pricing

OEM RFQ vs EMS materials management

EMS open-book costing (Slide Deck)

OEM vendor finance audit for EMS factories

Best practices for OEM when awarding EMS program wins

OEM hardware pilot build (new product launch) objectives

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