Tag Archives: RFQ

Product cost control and cost reductions in electronic OEM contract EMS manufacturing supply chains

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Know what’s important in EMS manufacturing request-for-quote (RFQ) pricing and, how to determine actual, internal EMS factory costs.
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Management by objectives (MBO): Dual-sourcing EMS services vs primary EMS manufacturer with many factory locations

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What works for Amazon AWS might be different compared to what works for Dell, HP and others when it comes to trade offs for supply vs pricing of EMS finished goods.
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Manufacturer financial restatement risk in highly networked EMS manufacturing supply chains

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Manufacturers have more financial report restatements than other industry. Reasons include inventory quantities and valuations, reserves, revenue recognition…tied to difficulty monitoring global, manufacturing models.
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How product change notices impact profit margin in contract EMS manufacturing programs

Manufacturing analysis and making informed assumptions requires access to rich, market and industry segment information. What you can do and why it matters.
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Five steps to avoid getting fired over product change notifications (PCN)

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In EMS manufacturing, OEM customer product change notices can contradict previous PCNs given to EMS partners, adding program costs and impacting supply chain cash conversion. Predictive PCN services can help OEMs avoid this.
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What quality-minded manufacturers want from supply chain vendors

Quality and manufacturing productivity seem to be in a constant struggle. The faster you want to speed up production, the more likely you are to have manufacturing quality issues. Whereas, raising objectives for product quality may be more likely to adversely effect your productivity objectives.
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Creating contract manufacturing supply chain roadmaps for competitive advantage

A major challenge for OEM manufacturers who use contract electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers is building efficient supply chains that can improve the OEM’s product positioning and help make your product portfolios more competitive. This can be achieved by: having …
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How electronic OEM equipment firms use tight manufacturing systems when sourcing EMS services

Electronic OEM managers remove feelings and subjectivity from EMS manufacturing sourcing decisions.
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Top questions OEM equipment manufacturers should ask EMS manufacturing partners about KPI performance metrics

Read detailed KPI info here. Read RFQ quote best practices here. Below are key questions electronics OEM equipment manufacturers should ask their EMS manufacturing partners to establish KPI performance metrics for OEM outsourcing programs: What key metrics (operating indicators) does …
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EMS manufacturing contract agreement trends and RFP/RFQ management for OEM decision makers

Detailed info for electronic OEM decision makers tasked with negotiating EMS manufacturer contract service agreements.
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