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A New Blogger

I’ve added to our Blogroll Sue Mucha, who I’ve known for almost 20 years. Sue is a veteran of several of the major EMS companies past and present, and is an expert in EMS sales, marketing and account acquisition. Her … Continue reading

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All Screwed Up

If you work for Foxconn, don’t cheat on your wife. That’s the message the world’s largest EMS company explicitly sent yesterday, according to several published reports. Apparently, working for Foxconn means no cheating on spouses, gambling, prostitution, drugs or bribery … Continue reading

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Trade Show Regionalization

On the eve of Productronica, I am certain of one thing and becoming more sure of another. First, I believe that this year’s show will be Dominated — capital D — by Europe. I believe that there will be few … Continue reading

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Chong-where?

Where in the world in Chongqing? If you don’t yet know, you’d better grab an atlas as the ultra-dense (population: 31.4 million) central China municipality is fast becoming the next major hub for electronics manufacturing. A reported $43 billion worth … Continue reading

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‘The Goal’ of Line Balancing

The day of the line balancing telecom with AJAX had arrived and Patty was nervous. She had a feeling that the meeting might be contentious. She felt some relief that The Professor would be teleconing in. The Professor had asked … Continue reading

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Santa Anna, Redux

That was quick. Electronic News today raised the same point as my post from last week. To quote: Opinion: In comparison to China, Mexico has emerged as a “best cost country” for products destined for the United States and global … Continue reading

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Santa Anna’s Revenge

We continue to see greater emphasis on Mexico as a preferred sourcing spot by North American OEMs, and thus a preferred locale for volume production by major EMS companies. The latest proof: According to a recent article, Jabil expects to … Continue reading

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Word Play

Here’ s a little trivia for your Thursday morning. Do you know what Nintendo means? Or how Nokia got its name? Of course you do. (Not.) As the Wall Street Journal today explains, “Nintendo” in English translates as “leave luck … Continue reading

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Service Excellence: Coming Soon, to a Company Near You

In just over a month, Circuits Assembly opens the doors for our annual Service Excellence Awards for EMS providers and electronics assembly equipment, material and software suppliers. Now in its 18th year, the SEAs honor companies in electronics manufacturing for … Continue reading

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Focus? Who Needs It?

From Jim Collins to Michael Porter, the latest generation of management gurus argued companies must focus on core competencies and shed all other activities. Just what makes a “core competency,” however, is always in flux. And as electronics companies see … Continue reading

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