EIGHT ACTIONS TO STRENGTHEN THE EMS/OEM PROCUREMENT RELATIONSHIPAuthor: Bryan Gillespie
Company: Creation Technologies-Lexington
Date Published: 10/11/2007 Conference: SMTA International
Freidman cites outsourcing and supply chaining as two of ten forces that cause this flattening3. In these he has essentially defined the EMS/OEM procurement relationship: outsourcing the specialization of manufacturing to a member of the supply chain. Borrowing on Freidman’s theme, this paper will analyze eight actions that will transform EMS/OEM relationship into a collaborate-andconnect partnership, enabling the opportunity to achieve world-class results. It will also touch upon how these actions will strengthen the EMS/OEM partnership and perpetuate trust and growth that are vital to the EMS/OEM procurement relationship.
Key words: EMS, OEM, outsourcing, supply chain, procurement, collaborate
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