Tag Archives: china

Five tips for negotiating contracts in China

When outsourcing OEM programs to EMS providers most OEMs know what good contracts need with regards to quality and delivery, inventory… But for contracts with Chinese EMS providers I suggest these important additional considerations.
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China, emerging markets drives worldwide smartphone adoption

Asia remains the largest market in terms of potential growth, with China leading the way well into 2017, and beyond. Credit Suisse’s global hardware team raised their smartphone unit estimates because of a faster adoption pace of lower-cost Android smartphones in China and emerging markets.
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China’s history of food coupons for families

Coupons once used in China for buying grain; flour, rice, food oil, (eggs, cloth, bicycles…) these coupons we have collected between years 1964 to 1996. My family happened to have kept some of them. Not many people have these in their hands.
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2012 Forecast spells decline for EMS and ODM as profitability concerns weigh in

Both the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) segments of the industry are not projected to perform well this year. Revenue in the EMS sector will be practically flat and the ODM sector is likely to shrink.
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VIDEO – Foxconn Chengdu factory, worker conditions and employee interview

In a Foxconn factory located in Chengdu, China, Foxconn employees assemble Apple iPads, iPhones and other products. Apple has recently taken very public steps to better manage working conditions in Asian factories that comprise part of its global supply chain but there remains more work to do.
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VIDEO – Foxconn Fear Factory: How American manufacturing can compete with China

VIDEO – The Daily Show host Jon Stewart adding his usual schtick to labor and working conditions inside factories at Chinese EMS provider Foxconn.
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VIDEO – Apple supply chain transparency and supplier responsibility must also influence public opinion

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VIDEO – Apple’s first fiscal quarter earnings, which were just released, more than doubled (+118%) from the same period one year ago. One could easily say things are under control. Apple takes a seat at the table of public opinion with both hands visible and palms facing upward – its body language clearly indicating a willingness to cooperate – while citing numerous violations and areas of concern.
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A broken bicycle in Zhangjiagang helps break a language barrier

My new home would be in Zhangjiagang, 张家港, a city of about 1 million people (small for Chinese standards). It was 90 miles northwest of Shanghai and more than 10,000 miles from what I had always known as home in Springville, Iowa (a town of about 1,200).
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Wistron’s hope for a good year gets delayed

Wall Street has given up on Wistron for 2011 and is looking for better results from the ODM in 2012 which counts Dell; Acer, Lenovo, IBM and Sony as key customers. Meanwhile, Wistron has invested in after-sales centers in China and Brazil.
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EMS v ODM: Pegatron after the turnaround

Pegatron is struggling, and straddling, EMS v. ODM business models because R&D resources are limited. Essentially, electronics product notebook design is like an ODM business model, but LED TV and iPhone assembly is more like an EMS business.
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