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One more benefit of outsourcing

Companies from countries such as India and China are establishing offices and conducting business activities that are bringing jobs and capital back to the United States. One of the reasons behind the trend is the economic maturation of these locations over the past five years…
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Report: Credit crisis hits EMS sector

Going into a recession, the firm states it is extremely hard to see ahead. Company earnings estimates depend heavily on how deep and how long the recession is plus, how much of the world it includes. on the negative side, the shortage of credit, which appears more extreme than in past recessions, could…
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Electronics distribution, connector markets face macro-economic headwinds

The outlook for almost every technology end market has deteriorated over the past quarter in areas such as auto, handsets, personal…
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Results for supply chain survey by third party logistics providers (3PLs)

CEOs completed 39 surveys via an Internet-based questionnaire during the summer of 2008. Companies participating in the …

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Electronic component orders dive says ECA

Although it's tempting to compare this downturn to 2000, there are different dynamics involved …
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North America, Asia Pacific lag Europe in Supply Chain development

Asia Pacific has fallen into a lower position as compared to the other geographical sectors in most areas of supply chain advancement, such as strategic …

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CFO for Nam Tai Electronics resigns. Again.

Mr. Farina’s departure increases the degree of uncertainty around Nam Tai Electronics and its future as …
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Report details changes in U.S. manufacturing new orders, employment, inventories

Imports of materials by manufacturers contracted during August as the Imports Index registered 48.5 percent, 2 percentage points higher than the …

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CEA poll: Most Democrats like global manufacturing, free markets

The majority of Democrats believe that overseas trade has been a personally positive development, particularly in…
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Electronics inventory Olympics review

EMS inventory days rose less than one-half day to 49 days, worse than the historical 1.4 day decline for a …

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