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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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Apple supply chain spreads wealth beyond Foxconn

A recent Asia-based research report on Apple sheds more light on the Cupertino-based consumer tech giant. Primarily, how Apple’s supply chain contributes in sales (%) to various vendor- and supplier-type companies serving Apple. It is easy to understand the rising …
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VIDEO – Foxconn workers talk about factory life in documentary

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VIDEO – A documentary explores the lives of factory workers in Foxconn, the world’s largest EMS provider. One 20-year old male from Sichuan province has only worked for Foxconn for two months, immediately following graduation from high school because he did not have the grades good enough to help him pursue his dream in the sciences which require a higher education.
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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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From Starbucks to Foxconn: A competitive supply chain is more than just lowering operations cost and inventories

Gene Tyworth, Ph.D., chairman for the department of supply chain and information systems (SC&IS) at Penn State Smeal College of Business talks with VentureOutsource.com about the skill gaps in today’s supply chain managers and which important knowledge areas tomorrow’s supply chain leaders should focus on. Plus, much more…
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Retracing the American manufacturing dream with incentives

With the role globalization has played in the contract electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market where products can be designed, manufactured and assembled all in different countries, it’s important to consider what this means for re-shoring US contract manufacturing.
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Foxconn automatons and outsourcing impact more than just jobs

To me, Gou is saying the 1.3 million employees Foxconn currently uses to do the repetitive, mind numbing tasks that produce so many of the gadgets the Company makes cost too much and make too many mistakes to continue to use them.
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Breakdown of electronics end markets served by top EMS providers

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Non-traditional EMS markets make up larger portion of business for smaller EMS providers such as Benchmark Electronics, Plexus. Automotive, medical electronics believed to be pivotal components to helping EMS market out of the recession. Also, covers Foxconn, Hon Hai, Jabil Circuit, Flextronics, Sanmina-SCI, Celestica.
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