NO WINNERS HERE: COVERT MONEY LOSSES IN OUTSOURCED ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING PROGRAMSAuthors: Edwin B. Smith, III
Company: Hart InterCivic
Date Published: 9/21/2003 Conference: SMTA International
As an example, most EMS providers have robust quality systems, but many have not taken those systems one step further to immediately detect process shifts that lead to product returns. In addition, these systems often do not measure true project costs. Furthermore, most OEMs and EMS providers have budgeting systems. Written and unwritten goals for the OEM/EMS relationship are added to the budget, but are not communicated between the two parties. Communication is lacking regarding strategy.
These examples and others will be detailed to show how both the OEM and the EMS provider lose money covertly by not taking the next step to evolve many areas of their relationship, asking the tough questions, and moving their relationship to a deeper level of effectiveness.
Key words: outsourcing, project management, cost of quality.
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