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The #1 Question OEMs should ask EMS manufacturers

Twenty percent (20%) of materials purchases by contract EMS manufacturers are risk buys, on a volume basis. This translates to higher MCOGs for OEM customers and is due to a variety of reasons like EMS uncertainty of optimal materials pricing,
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Top 50 EMS provider revenues

Its not uncommon for private EMS providers (of all sizes) to boast. OEMs should ask for EMS financials signed off by a third-party auditor as part of your EMS due diligence.
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Watson is IBM’s Hail Mary pass: Why its not working

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To try and make sense of the constant marketing push for Watson I looked into Watson’s projects. I wanted to see and gauge the success stories, but finding them proved difficult. So difficult I could not find one. But what …
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Demand exceeds solutions for electrical cables, wiring harness assembly in Silicon Valley, beyond

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Industry trends are making finding capacity for quality electrical cable and wiring harness design and manufacturing assembly challenging. This article offers some solutions.
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How full-service EMS provider sales tactics are changing

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EMS nurturing OEM relationships should begin moment of first contact and continue with each exchange afterward. The value of any opportunity is equal to the business you do over the lifetime of the relationship.
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Top 10 EMS Providers in USA West – 2017

2017 top contract electronics EMS providers USA West in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
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Top 10 EMS Providers in California – 2017

We surveyed contracts electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers around the world and asked them to review their peer contractors with a location in California. See which providers made the list.
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Top 10 EMS Providers in California, Silicon Valley Bay Area – 2017

We survey contract electronics solutions professionals around the world and asked which solutions provider locations in the Silicon Valley Bay Area have the best reputation. For Silicon Valley Bay Area we include the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma and Solano.
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5 Ways electronics OEMs and EMS providers purchase from semiconductor component vendors

The following 5 scenarios detail how electronics OEM companies and contract EMS providers award purchase orders to semiconductor vendors.
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6 Steps how semi components get on OEM approved vendor list (AVL)

Six critical steps how a semiconductor vendor gets their chipset onto an electronics OEM hardware product approved vendor list (AVL).
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