Trends & Observations

China massive Belt and Road Initiative integrating Eurasia and global supply chains

Projects touch 152 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas — integrating manufacturing and enterprise supply chains.
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India domestic EMS manufacturers continue to struggle

Little seems to go right for many India-domestic EMS manufacturers.
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Contract manufacturing new categories product operations

Depending on who you ask, the global EMS manufacturing market is expected to grow at 7 percent CAGR, reaching $670 billion by fiscal year 2021. Worldwide, electronics industry is between $1.7 trillion and $2 trillion and, only about 35 percent …
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Visualizing good quality vs poor quality contract manufacturing execution

Below are two clear inferences visualizing specific cases for review of quality that can be applied to differentiating between a contract manufacturer with good quality execution vs a contract manufacturer with poor quality execution. Quality execution Above, the responsible party …
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Asian EMS manufacturer expands into US market with factory acquisition


The Asian EMS provider claimed to be a top-five supplier to GE with a verified $150 million in total revenue. Nearly 30 percent of this revenue came from GE. This EMS provider wanted to be sold and three different private …
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South East Asia attracts US manufacturing industry

Nearly 25% US firms surveyed have plans to relocate manufacturing to ASEAN when asked: “If you have relocated or are considering to relocate China-based manufacturing facilities to other countries because of the tariffs and/or concerns over the future of U.S.-China …
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Top Contract Manufacturing Consultants

Click to see several reasons why top consulting firms like Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Bain, McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Infosys, Booz Allen Hamilton, SAP Services, and others regularly reach out to us and, spend time on …
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Platform vs verticals: Contract manufacturing electronic industry

Users get annoyed with an experience that caters to the lowest common denominator. We serve a niche, intelligent audience of OEM manufacturing decision makers.
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Fee structures for negotiating manufacturing assembly contracts

Good assembly agreements for manufacturing suppliers and customers find balance with price, terms, and service. View different SLA contract types here.
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Contract manufacturing consultants de-risk OEM outsource design and assembly

Independent EMS sourcing consultants with extensive electronics contract manufacturing best practices knowledge. View examples.
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