Industry Hiring is it Logical?
Unless your job is highly technical - making a specific type of widget for example - it is probably not necessary for you to have experience in a particular industry in order to do well in it. This is true for financial and accounting people, mark…
Your career path is like a NASDAQ stock…
Sometimes we forget that we aren't all running the same race, having the same primary values, or needs, or even the skills to continue to be promoted. If you are comparing others and using that as your determinant, you are probably cutting yoursel…
Made in the USA
Peter, coming from London, do you like or dislike the idea that "made in America" matters? I know we (here in the USA) have a lot of folk worried about jobs going overseas and leaving us with many people out of work - but - if we are to be a globa…
Which companies could offer an RFQ application
There are a few others but did not state your industry. In manufacturing of electronic products needing supplier component data and a base library I prefer QuoteWin as a standard.
Here is a source link to use to dial in your specifics and see othe…
Asian supply chain for low cost smartphones, tablets
The emerging market landscape for China's smartphones and tablets is the focus of a recent report by investment bank Credit Suisse. The report states the smartphone landscape is driven by branded Chinese smartphones improving in both specifications…
How do you address “Taiwan Tax”?
A couple of things to bear in mind to ground this reply properly and not over embellish:
ODM - the ODM designs and builds the product thus the IP and sourcing usually resides with the ODM and thus ownership/entitlement is much less than in an EMS …
What’s more important: Quality v. On Time Ship?
For most companies, meeting a new product delivery schedule at the expense of quality can result in lost market share; a damaged reputation and declining sales.
The Pentagon repeatedly waived laws banning Chinese-built components on U.S. weapons…
Let me introduce myself
I'm very glad to join this group.
I work for an EMS company with plants in Italy, China, Tunisia and 2.000 employees since 1980.
I had a significant job rotation.
I'm experienced in:
Electronic Production Departement
What ethics should follow for cost reduction?
Thanks for your valuable feedback.
What you said is correct,items which are received as per NDA we should not disclouse to anyone.
Otherthan NDA items,drawings and tooling data whether for the cost reduction we can try for alternate mak…
Rescheduling the parts
Thanks for your immediate reply.Whether supplier will accept after the parts come in to stock?
Whether we should negotiate with the supplier during the price negotiation?
Bill of Material Pricing
Whether while calculating bill of material whether we have to give costing/annum or for/month.
For example annual requirement for a part is 36K Nos and monthly requirement is 3K.
MOQ is 30K,SPQ is 3K.
If i give annum bill of material pricing to …
What is the value of an in-country representative?
It is interesting to assess the value of in-country representation in Asia and for that matter geographically or culturally disparate regions.
Many times one does not grasp the full benefit of having your own team member in country and other ti…
Supply Chain Differences China vs the ROW
A friend of mine asked me for my opinion a while back on differences in supply chains in Asia especially China vs. the US and for that matter we will call it rest of world, ROW.
I gave him two differences and since this is a forum post it is an o…
New opportunities for US production
Good short (23-page) report on opportunities in US manufacturing http://issuu.com/thirdway/docs/third_way_idea_brief_-_manufacturing_growth_/1?e=2172540/1433309
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