Tag Archives: strategy

On Demand: Transferring High-Tech OEM Products into Contract Electronics ODM / EMS Providers

In the beginning, both sides can sometimes be sizing each other up. In such situations, the OEM program transfer into provider can often times set the tone for the duration of the longer term OEM-EMS relationship. This Webinar was 1 hour and included a 15 minute Q&A with the speaker. After this Webinar concluded attendees were able to…
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Is re-shoring electronics manufacturing all hype?

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Any major increase in U.S. technology manufacturing as a result of re-shoring may be successful temporarily with the help of local, state and federal incentives which may positively affect blue collar job seekers (temporarily), but such progress is limited in scope. So, can we bring back large volumes of high-tech manufacturing?
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Mandatory quality processes, procedures for EMS providers

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For OEMs, this list can help you better understand an EMS provider’s understanding of quality, and verify minimum processes and procedures are in place (or need to be implemented), for the provider to meet minimum industry standards.
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2013 Contract electronics industry sees 4% to 5% growth

2013 will also see the industry attempt to balance two key trends: OEM customers wishing to lower their costs on one hand, versus outsourced manufacturing providers hoping to see improved cash flow on the other.
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VIDEO – Defining disaster in Japan: Impact on Japanese and global electronics industry supply chains

Japan represents 10% to 15% of global electronics demand but 16% to 30% of electronics component supply. OEMs with meaningful cash positions are trying to pull in orders, buying up available component supplies. Taiwan printed circuit board companies like Kinsus and Unimicron could see bigger negative impacts.
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Celestica CEO talks internal changes, acquisitions, EMS

Celestica has not made any major acquisitions since Muhlhauser took over as CEO in 2006. Things are much different today. Muhlhauser and his team did a good job of managing profitability during this last downturn. However, more revenue is needed to drive …
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Visiting ODMs on-site: Quanta, ASUSTEK, Compal, Wistron, MiTAC, Qisda…

Prior to the on-site visit, OEMs should have a full supplier vendor evaluation survey completed. This survey will help to establish the visit’s agenda and it should include…
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How to select EMS providers: Factory tours, smoke, mirrors

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Parking lots reveal a lot about EMS company management execution. EMS performance metrics don’t mean a thing but understanding geographic value added revenue (VAR) models can help OEMs get the best price.

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Battling EMS growth stories

IDC says the recession will drive down industry revenues by $37 billion in 2009, a –12.9% contraction. The EMS sector generated $167.1 billion in revenues for 2008, representing 58.5% of the overall industry. Additionally, the diversified revenue sources for the EMS sector should…
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China’s Anti-Monopoly Law takes hold of western companies

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Article 1 of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law states the broad thrust of the legislation: that it is for “preventing and prohibiting monopolistic activities, protecting fair market …

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