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13 Variables that Affect Electronic Manufacturing Services Pricing

Posted by Steve Marian on Jul 26, 2017 1:22:33 PM

Unit Price vs. Total-Cost Benchmarking

With persistent industry emphasis on dual-continent, low-cost region manufacturing; constant price pressure/margin erosion; environmental initiatives such as RoHS, REACH, and Conflict Minerals; duty/taxes/brokerage fees; post-9/11 security-related transit fees; fluctuating fuel costs; and an uncertain political environment with respect to global manufacturing, electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers continue to be confronted by an abundance of difficult challenges. 

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Topics: Reshoring, Reshoring Manufacturing, EMS Supllier Transition, Electronic Manufacturing Services Pricing

2 Key Considerations for Reshoring Manufacturing for Custom Cable Assemblies and Box Builds

Posted by Tom Barczak on Jul 1, 2016 5:13:08 PM

Add Fourstar to Your Reshoring Toolkit for Cable or Harness Assembly and Box Builds

It seems that lately, many companies are choosing to move some or all of their operations closer to home. The process involves weighing factors such as labor costs, material costs, customer proximity, product quality, and time to market. To be clear, evaluating manufacturing or service locations is an ongoing process, but with changing exchange rates, expat costs, rising labor costs, and environmental concerns thrown into the mix, the timing and sense of urgency appear to have increased.

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Topics: Reshoring

Reshoring Manufacturing for Custom Cable Assemblies and Box Builds

Posted by Tom Barczak on Jun 2, 2016 4:40:28 PM

Fourstar Can Be Part of Your Cable or Harness Assembly and Box Build Reshoring and Nearshoring Toolkit

Have you been considering bringing your custom cable assembly or wire harnessing production closer to home because low-cost regions did not work out the way you had planned, or costs went up faster than anticipated? Have you found the “total costs” of products are too high? Perhaps you are re-thinking customer intimacy, proximity, and time to market? Or, lastly and most concerning, perhaps your off-shore quality did not meet your customer’s, or your, expectations.

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Topics: Reshoring, Reshoring Manufacturing, Reshoring Box Builds, Reshoring Custom Cable Assemblies

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