Tag Archives: supply chain management

Developing core suppliers improves purchase order management and procurement strategy

Learn ways to define and execute greater strategic-level guidance for purchase orders and better materials management by understanding your customers; supply chain alliance partners, distributors and your competitors.
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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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Electronics distribution executives reveal supply chain insight

Improving product mix slows average selling price (ASP) erosion. Distributors and suppliers may be gaining pricing power. Systems distribution industry should grow faster in 2010 than historical 4% to 6% growth rate. Electronics components distributor Avnet experiencing customers offering to pay for better allocation.
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Savings and perils in lean supply chains

As more companies transition to a vendor-managed materials management solution, they put their supply chain destiny in the abilities of chosen …
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Do’s and don’ts of supply chain benchmarking

October 1, 2007 – By comparing notes and taking a Consortium survey, delegates identified the Top 5 "Do's" and "Don'ts" of benchmarking and best practices…
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Boeing and Honeywell develop Integrated Materials Management (IMM) supply chain

Boeing has signed an agreement with Honeywell Aerospace that will allow them to significantly reduce airline maintenance costs by providing expendable parts. Honeywell provides 725,000 parts from 150 global manufacturers and 2,600 suppliers that…
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10 steps to quality in Chinese supply chains

Arrow chairman, president and chief executive officer offers guidance to electronics manufacturers on how to manage and lessen supply chain risk in China with his 10 steps to China supply chain success..
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Mid-tier companies manage supply chains differently

Rarely do middle-market companies have the same resources available to larger companies which ultimately limits their ability to mimic procedures …
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Outsource manufacturing contracts and cost reductions

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Cost reductions likely be split between the contract manufacturer and the OEM: with 25% of the cost reductions, or savings, retained by the …
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Managing contract delivery schedules, changes and liability in the supply chain

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Typically, what many OEMs are presented with from their contract manufacturing partners, with regards to supply chain contract scheduling and schedule changes, allows for schedule changes to occur but there is a limit to the degree of change in manufactured product volumes delivered.

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