Tag Archives: Cost Models

How corporate materials commodities strategy differentiates and transforms manufacturing

Materials, commodities, sub-assemblies and products built by you, or coming from any part of your supply chain, are referenced accurately, in a timely manner, and tracked – and you build at the best price possible. Here’s how.
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Artificial intelligence provides transcendence for electronics manufacturing expansion

How OEMs and EMS providers wanting to grow remain competitive while building sustainable business models and keeping an eye on the future.
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Artificial intelligence exceeding EMS manufacturing industry expectations

Faster, more accurate RFQ quote turnaround with fewer EMS staff, while reducing OEM new program launch to just 4 days v. 14-21 days previously. Click to read more findings.
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EMS manufacturing metric: Materials work-in-progress (WIP) percent raw materials

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Inventory turns are easily, and often, manipulated. Metric focuses EMS provider material purchasing cost and helps manage direct labor, costly EMS indirect labor workflow.
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How to compare Flex, Jabil, Sanmina, Celestica manufacturing supply chain capabilities

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My electronics manufacturing solutions provider just sold me a bill of goods, conveying their manufacturing supply chain capabilities and framing the narrative with “superior supply chain predictability, agility, and visibility”. This is how EMS provider Sanmina positions their manufacturing execution …
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OEMs take control of EMS manufacturing RFQ quote process

Articles and documents helping electronics OEMs drive the narrative when seeking, engaging and selecting contract electronics design and manufacturing solutions partners.

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Electronic supplier qualification differs for startup v. large OEMs

Startup, small OEMs and large OEMs each approach their electronics supplier qualification process from a different perspective. For decision makers who already know which services they need, identifying and selecting a list of quality EMS providers can be straightforward.
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EMS mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, alliances and investment

Harvard Business Review says M&A failure rate ranges from 70% to 90%. Reasons include organization complexity, multiple locations… For EMS M&A, failure is more specific.
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EMS Provider perspective: Managing end-of-life (EOL) product lifecycle management (PLM)

Steps EMS providers use PLM and managing OEM programs and product end-of-life costs. Contains actual example with input from EMS functional department heads.
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How to OEM request BOM quotes (RFQ) for EMS manufacturing

A BOM RFQ letter to help validate electronic OEM program business assumptions and select suitable EMS providers for complete turn key contract electronics.
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