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Five steps to avoid getting fired over product change notifications (PCN)

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In EMS manufacturing, OEM customer product change notices can contradict previous PCNs given to EMS partners, adding program costs and impacting supply chain cash conversion. Predictive PCN services can help OEMs avoid this.
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Contract manufacturer (internal) cost vs OEM quoted price vs OEM target cost

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Savvy electronic OEM equipment manufacturers never give contract manufacturers a costed bill-of-materials (BOM). How you determine your lowest product landed cost (target price) is determined by obtaining accurate information about your contract manufacturing solutions provider. This article covers achieving timely …
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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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How OEM equipment manufacturers can negotiate contract manufacturing to find hidden profits and reduce annual spend

Access detailed manufacturing cost models to identify PPV and drive down quote pricing and lower annual spend.
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4G v 5G wireless printed circuit board (PCB) challenges and opportunities

Read how 5G network architecture brings challenges and opportunities for PCB vendors, contract electronics EMS providers, and telecoms.
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Smartphone feature preferences: China v Global

Mobile smartphone network quality – in China and in other regions surveyed – was second most important feature to potential buyers. Read article for more.
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ERP, supply chain and procurement cloud preferences

Mission-critical tasks or software applications like ERP, SCM and purchasing might be on an organization’s private cloud for enhanced security and availability. Read benefits for each model in this article
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EMS fallacy of optimizing materials cost of goods sold (MCOGs)

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Contrary to popular EMS industry belief, nearly every EMS provider today does not purchase components and materials using procurement economies of scale (volume), across multiple customer programs, in an effort to achieve lower MCOGs for your OEM customer program. The …
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EMS manufacturer distribution networks waste time quoting OEM RFQs

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It is possible for OEM customers to demand accurate quotes from EMS firms, with rationalized BOMs even for complex programs, and feel confident EMS providers have exhausted all component alternatives that meet program specs.
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Electronic OEM commodity management, and contradictions

“What I find misleading is the word ‘commodity’ it means common materials which are low-cost and highly available.”
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