A software provider that produces rapid response manufacturing products provides his list of criteria manufacturers should consider when selecting a contract manufacturer.
Monthly Archives: February, 2005
Original equipment manufacturers have been using contract manufacturers for years. Today high tech product life cycles have become so short that building plants and hiring specialized staff is no longer economic for OEMs. Contract manufacturing is still the answer.
JTI, which manufactures Salems, Winstons, and Mild Sevens, has plants in 48 countries. It asked Equant, its global telecom provider, to set up a voice over Internet protocol call center so it could take advantage of the new services VoIP offers.
Manufacturers who outsource lose control over the manufacturing process. Adam Chernichaw’s advice: Document everything.
Sterngold, a dental products manufacturer, wanted to sell its good on the Internet. It outsourced the process to speed up its appearance on the Net. Today its Web site brings in $1.2 million a year.
Is there a better mousetrap to catch your supplier in the maze of service level agreements? Bruce Leshine and Mel Van Howe believe the performance decrements model is a better method because the emphasis is on making sure the supplier corrects problems in a timely manner rather than generating credits that are inconsequential to both parties.
How Many IT Jobs Actually Went Offshore? And Where Did They Go? Frost & Sullivan’s Study Finds Out | Article
A new Frost & Sullivan report has the answer: Over the last three years the high-cost nations sent 826,540 IT jobs to developing countries, creating an install base of 7,599,540 IT jobs in the developing countries it studied. India got a lion’s share of those jobs, but Poland was the fastest-growing offshore location for IT outsourcing. This comprehensive study supplies facts on offshore ITO.
US trade rules won’t allow a Cuban cigar on American soil. The same rules apply to software downloads; companies can’t sell software to Cuban buyers either. Penalties are in the six figures and there’s a possibility of jail time too. Trade Beam’s software makes sure companies only do business with approved buyers.