How RFQ Proposals & Quote Complexity in EMS Manufacturing Changes OEM Plans for Industry 4.0 | White Paper


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This three-page (3) white paper is for electronics OEM professionals working in OEM companies.

How RFQ Proposals & Quote Complexity in EMS Manufacturing Changes OEM Plans for Industry 4.0 (PDF, 3 pages)

This white paper is a must-read for any electronics OEM manufacturing decision maker tasked with conserving cash and wanting to determine your lowest product landed cost (target price) while creating more transparency with EMS manufacturing services engagements as you move toward Industry 4.0 and real, just-in-time (JIT) inventory management.

Armed with the quoted pricing for EMS services created by EMS manufacturers and was presented to OEM customers of EMS providers (and prospective customers seeking EMS services), we carefully analyzed costed BOMs and process checklists for 3,000+ OEM programs.

Combing over this data while armed with deep EMS industry experience managing EMS business factory and divisional operations with responsibility for cash flow statements, P&L and balance sheets, a costing architecture was created - able to accurately simulate, and analyze, any EMS business model – with impressive accuracy and stunning detail.

A case in point is a commodity manager who overseas electronics. They often have 10 to 30 (and more) programs operational plus millions, even billions, of dollars of raw materials (direct, indirect and, MRO) to prioritize. However, the time and acumen necessary to maintain competitive pricing are not possible without adequate tools to support.

In this white paper, read how OEM manufacturers with Industry 4.0 mandates are being trained using manual cost models, with impressive outcomes, as a logical first step to help manufacturers have less costly EMS manufacturing engagements and, achieve better positioning for transition to an automated and intelligent manufacturing costing and quote system. Includes source links and additional information.

(Also suggested: OEM Checklist for EMS Manufacturing RFQ Process)

OEM target audience: Electronic OEM individuals, managers and executives working in OEM hardware companies responsible for proposals, quotes, costing and cost management, vendor and supplier management, purchasing, planning, strategic sourcing, materials and supply chain management, manufacturing operations, finance, corporate strategy and related.


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