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First-tier EMS, ODM consolidation: Why mergers and acquisitions are not happening

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Contract electronics consolidation lacking among top-tier EMS manufacturing and electronics ODM firms, primarily because (most) OEM customers can easily pack up their outsourcing programs and migrate to alternate, competing EMS and ODM providers. Any first-tier EMS or ODM acquirer would …
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EMS sourcing red flags OEMs should look for when outsourcing SMT, PCB assembly and electro-mechanical manufacturing

A couple of red flags electronic OEMs should look for when outsource contract manufacturing and sourcing EMS (electronics manufacturing services). EMS manufacturer explanations for rising receivables are usually inadequate. Its typically bad for electronics EMS providers if receivables are rising …
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Fee structures for negotiating manufacturing assembly contracts

Good assembly agreements for manufacturing suppliers and customers find balance with price, terms, and service. View different SLA contract types here.
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Contract electronics manufacturing (EMS) finance risk

Contract electronics manufacturing services (EMS) is capital intensive with most electronics contract manufacturers using revolving lines of credit to fund manufacturing operations. Many large and small contract electronics providers in industry are now facing challenges related to replacing maturing high …
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Mexico hourly manufacturing wages, labor productivity, electronic industry infrastructure v Asian nations

Details on manufacturing cost and challenges facing
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Commodity buyers for data center cloud hardware rack solutions transformed by supply chain outsourcing

Growing data center demand and bill of materials (BOM) line items impact how commodity buyers use contract electronics partners as global data center IP traffic is expected to grow 25 percent CAGR, five years through 2021, from 6.8 zettabytes per …
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Why OEMs should avoid some EMS manufacturers, EMS factories, EMS divisions

OEMs can obtain info on potentially suitable EMS provider partners and better understand how to avoid other EMS manufacturers, EMS factories, and EMS divisions.
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EMS manufacturing industry dialogue on status of automation and artificial intelligence

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World’s first manufacturing supply chain AI directly attributable to measurable outcomes and saving clients money is already changing manufacturing supply chains.
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EMS/ODM manufacturer corporate (org chart) reporting structure impacts sales and services

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Read how OEM customer programs often are at a disadvantage with some EMS/ODM provider org charts, reporting structure and compensation practices.
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ODM Cloud server assembly firms adjust manufacturing footprints

ODM plans to distribute manufacturing likely to cause higher costs in several areas. Favored geographies are outlined with percent production at each.
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