Tag Archives: supply chain

Interpreting the four phases of the EMS economic cycle

The problem is we are back to phase one and the fundamentals across the EMS industry will not stabilize until the sector reaches the third phase of the EMS economic cycle.
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5 steps for better electronics supply chain AVLs

These 5 steps help you get important info to better analyze your suppliers to improve your electronics AVL and supply chain performance.
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Full report: EMS / ODM worry about profitability as fall 2011 survey reveals pessimism in electronics supply chain

471 survey respondents from EMS/ODM, Component Manufacturers, Distributors, Electronic Equipment Manufacturers, OEMs and Semiconductor Manufacturers answer questions on the economic situation; employment, inventory levels, business volume, and prices providing insight into the levels of …
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Apple supply chain spreads wealth beyond Foxconn

A recent Asia-based research report on Apple sheds more light on the Cupertino-based consumer tech giant. Primarily, how Apple’s supply chain contributes in sales (%) to various vendor- and supplier-type companies serving Apple. It is easy to understand the rising …
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Spring report: Electronics supply chain optimistic for second half of 2011 though fear, uncertainty, doubt regarding Japan is evident

Electronics supply chain key decision makers share current insight and perspectives on future inventories; pricing, hiring and employment, and business outlook across various technology sectors.
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Personal perspective from Japan on Fukushima nuclear disaster

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Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) cannot deny the meltdown and fission. It will take several months to terminate the release of radioactive materials from the facilities and several years to remove the contamination from the area.
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Mitigate risk of obsolete electronics components

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Will today’s electronics components be available to support hardware through the entire life cycle? As time progresses, the cost of current components will increase as redesign costs decrease. Things become dicey when components in the decline phase support hardware in the maturity phase – where obsolescence directly impacts hardware sales. Action item list included.
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Mark Larson talks Digi-Key, semiconductors, electronics components, distribution

Larson says performance marketing is rapidly replacing relationship marketing. EMS providers and OEMs recognize committed inventory heavily buffered by uncommitted inventory. Semiconductor chips will continue to address increasingly specific needs of customers. Market forces putting severe competitive pressures on local distributors forcing re-analysis of business models.

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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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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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