Barnhart to Moderate Supply-Chain Chat Today PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:47

ATLANTA -- Veteran electronics supply chain analyst Charlie Barnhart will moderate a free chat on trends in the OEM-EMS relationship, onshoring/nearshoring, and the latest Outsourcing Navigator Council reports today at PCB Chat.

Charlie Barnhart Associates' just-published Outsourcing Navigator Council (ONC) Special Report Beyond Outsourcing: The Future of Electronics Manufacturing, indicates that the EMS industry is poised for seismic shifts in a direction that most will find unexpected. The data do not lie, he says: OEMs and EMS should prepare for the next evolution of outsourcing, including mitigating the risks coming from the industry trends identified in the report.

  • Shifting EMS/ODM business models
  • Rapidly increasing costs in China
  • Shrinking global EMS capacity
  • Shorter demand cycles

Join Barnhart online today from 2 to 3 pm Eastern as he answers questions about what's next for outsourcing in electronics. Attendees can request a free copy of the Table of Contents and Preface of the report. Register (free) at PCB Chat.



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