Tag Archives: cost

Top five mistakes OEMs make with EMS providers

Economic uncertainty in the current global environment is forcing OEMs to turn their current business models upside down just to survive. Learn from these 5 common OEM mistakes and avoid ruining your OEM-EMS relationship.
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EMS pricing assumptions and economic influences

EMS industry growth still largely tied to PC industry. Competition among EMS / ODMs will continue to keep prices and profit margins low leading to eroding ASPs that will continually challenge EMS and ODM providers.
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2010 Report: Global manufacturing labor rates, trends and competitiveness

China had highest rate of labor force participation for persons ages 25 to 54. U.S. remains leading producer of manufactured goods. Largest labor force was combined EU-15 countries. Sweden had highest social insurance costs as a percent of manufacturing hourly compensation. Republic of Korea had largest increase in manufacturing labor productivity.
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Celestica CEO talks internal changes, acquisitions, EMS

Celestica has not made any major acquisitions since Muhlhauser took over as CEO in 2006. Things are much different today. Muhlhauser and his team did a good job of managing profitability during this last downturn. However, more revenue is needed to drive …
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Trend report: Regional manufacturing productivity, hourly compensation, labor costs

Greatest decline in total hours worked occurred in U.S. manufacturing. Total manufacturing labor compensation declined in Japan, Canada, United Kingdom. U.S. manufacturing sector improved unit labor cost competitiveness against all economies compared except Korea and the United Kingdom.
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Labor disputes and recessions: Who has your back?

Japanese politicians are publicly voicing their concerns, but solutions to address unemployment and the growing homeless problem have not surfaced. Meanwhile, China’s increase in …
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China’s manufacturing wages: The Olympic hangover

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Low-end manufacturers for toys and textiles will choose to relocate their facilities, while high-tech companies will …
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Outsourcing’s influence on Dell’s manufacturing overhaul

Dell's recent Austin closure and plans for improved operating costs are no doubt influenced by a move to a an outsourcing model that …
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China’s risk: Bubbles burst, that’s what they do

Combined, all of these issues, and many others are becoming fault lines in the foundation that has allowed China to recover from the economic …

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Taking the pulse of EMS

While internal, defensive, cost-control issues dominated the companies’ reports; most firms also …
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