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Cost analysis and the teardown

I am skeptical about the accuracy of cost analysis teardowns. Normally, list prices for components (the figure used in the analysis report) are …
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Boeing and Honeywell develop Integrated Materials Management (IMM) supply chain

Boeing has signed an agreement with Honeywell Aerospace that will allow them to significantly reduce airline maintenance costs by providing expendable parts. Honeywell provides 725,000 parts from 150 global manufacturers and 2,600 suppliers that…
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Lower intellectual property (IP) risk outsourcing electronics manufacturing

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One common error is most executives feel something is not patentable. It is also Some advanced tactics used by IP-savvy companies and executives include conducting ‘directed invention …
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RoHS one year later: The good news is…the bad news was wrong

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Tin-lead solder has 100 years of reliability data history and is a tough act to follow. Right now, the biggest threat to the electronics industry and electrical and electronics equipment is …
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Industry Pulse: Flextronics, Celestica, Nam Tai Electronics, Plexus, Benchmark

Read about Flextronics' deal with Hewlett-Packard involving cell phone imaging and the Company's reduction in work force with a facility in France. Celestica updates guidance believed to be partly related to poor performance of Mexico operations, Nam Tai Electronics announces a new CEO, and more…
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Checklist: Evaluating electronics product design for manufacturing (DfM) services

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Product design for manufacturing considerations can culminate into an exhausting list of items. Taking measures to consider as many design requirement aspects as early as possible during development can help companies save time and money when contract manufacturers are involved.
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Interview with Avnet’s Roy Vallee

"…carrying excess parts inventory on the balance sheet ties up a company's capital. So today you will find companies more disciplined in supply-chain practices. Implementing systems like vendor managed inventory (VMI) through a broad …"
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Four (4) types of common contract electronics manufacturing agreements

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Roughly 80 percent of all contract manufacturing agreements fall under four different pricing models: Fixed materials pricing, component cost pricing, cost plus pricing (fixed price) and return on invested capital pricing (ROIC). Understanding these contract types is at the heart of making good OEM-EMS partnership decisions.
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