Tag Archives: labor

Mexico: Could value chain limits impact electronics re-shoring?

Countries cannot be or continue being competitive without efficient links with global markets. Do the relationships Mexico has with various global EMS providers located in the country offer enough of a transfer of capital, know-how, technology, standard and value-added services to represent global value chain contribution from Mexico?
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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 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 – 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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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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Taiwanese ODMs get toothache from Apple

Apple’s iPad and increasing market share in notebooks are stirring trouble for ODMs Compal, Wistron, Acer and Quanta serving tablet and netbook markets. Consumer notebook demand to remain weak in the US and Europe but the situation for commercial purchases…
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H-1B Visas and maintaining foreign workers on- and off-site

Technology companies rely on international workers across global locations and are the largest users of degreed professionals from other countries. Read about the impact of foreign workers. How do foreign workers influence your organization?
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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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