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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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Strategic sourcing and lean manufacturing with value stream roadmapping

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How do executives remain true to the tenants of lean while stretching their company value stream across the globe? How do companies build close relationships with suppliers if each party speaks, and acts, differently? How does an organization make value ‘flow’ when its raw materials, or products, might be arriving in batches the size of large, ocean-going ship containers, or perhaps even the size of the container ship?

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Checklist: Qualify your contract electronics manufacturer

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Electronics OEMs can learn which criteria are crucial when evaluating capabilities of prospective EMS / ODM partners. Learn to create weighted values that can be assigned to various criteria categories to help OEM companies make better partnership decisions.
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10 Reasons contract electronics programs fail

10 things you should be aware of that can ruin your contract manufacturing relationship and prevent your company from achieving some of its business objectives
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Liability metrics for OEM electronics supply chains with EMS manufacturing partners

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Extended supply chains emphasize the need for executives to understand how to profit from global operations and how to leverage the knowledge associated with added depth and wider scope. This article lists many indicators and metrics executives should consider when evaluating and managing the performance of extended supply chains.
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