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Look beyond labor and S,G&A for contract manufacturing quote cost models to determine total landed costs

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Finding manufacturing ‘should cost’ and lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) versus piece part pricing for OEM equipment manufacturers requires intimate knowledge of EMS manufacturing and ODM provider internal costs. Add to this, the various geographies and currency rates while …
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EMS manufacturing profit center: Production vs inventory costs

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EMS manufacturers make healthy profit by warehousing raw materials and finished goods inventory (FGI) for OEM customers. Most OEM equipment companies don’t know how to identify these hidden, internal EMS costs (OEM fees) and, EMS providers do not accurately break …
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Medical electronic (MedTech) device, equipment manufacturer trends for new product launch

Details on medtech device and equipment go-to-market volumes by category with info explaining premarket approval, PMA.
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Benchmark Electronics product life cycle strategy in a gray sea of EMS manufacturing differentiation

Many other EMS manufacturers offer similar capabilities. OEM Community on VentureOutsource.com lets OEM decision makers ask peers about their experience.
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First-tier EMS, ODM consolidation: Why mergers and acquisitions are not happening

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Contract electronics consolidation lacking among top-tier EMS manufacturing and electronics ODM firms, primarily because (most) OEM customers can easily pack up their outsourcing programs and migrate to alternate, competing EMS and ODM providers. Any first-tier EMS or ODM acquirer would …
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How to use contract manufacturing RFQ cost templates

Used properly, manufacturing cost templates can uncover hidden cost for outsource contract manufacturing pricing quotes.
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JUUL, IQOS, Vype, nanoSTYX e-cig, heated tobacco, vaporizor brands face tighter manufacturing supply chains

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Old tobacco is moving aside for digital nicotine and contract EMS manufacturing is helping companies bring new product categories to market.
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EMS sourcing red flags OEMs should look for when outsourcing SMT, PCB assembly and electro-mechanical manufacturing

A couple of red flags electronic OEMs should look for when outsource contract manufacturing and sourcing EMS (electronics manufacturing services). EMS manufacturer explanations for rising receivables are usually inadequate. Its typically bad for electronics EMS providers if receivables are rising …
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Relocating supply chains reveal capacity shortages

Shifting manufacturing supply chains reveal inadequate coverage and capacity shortages pushing many South East Asian nations to align infrastructure investment and capability with demand. Expected infrastructure spend per GDP below for Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, India, Vietnam. Based on …
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Contract manufacturing industry low productivity asset turnover challenge

Read why your outsource manufacturing cost model template is just as important as finding the right EMS manufacturing partner.
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