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Force Multiplication-Supporting Complex Customer Requirements at a Regional Level

Author: Rick Herndon
Company: Firstronic, LLC
Date Published: 10/14/2012   Conference: SMTA International


Abstract: The days of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) accepting lower levels of support from their regional suppliers than they receive from larger suppliers are long gone. Today’s OEMs want all suppliers to have people and systems in place that support the product lifecycle, manage the program and provide visibility into project status. However, there are real differences in staff size between larger and smaller contract manufacturers. This presentation looks at ways that one contract manufacturer was able to force multiply through a combination of internally-developed program management software and an off-the-shelf cloud-based ERP solution.

Key Words: 

Electronics manufacturing services, EMS, contract manufacturing, ERP system, cloud-based computing, program management



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