Learn the true cost of electronics manufacturing in 20+ geographies
Jan 23, 2006
Including China, India, Russia and Vietnam
Technology Forecasters' Inc. (TFI)'s newly revised and expanded Global Pricing Workshop Ver. 10 provides OEMs considering outsourcing, EMS providers and suppliers to the EMS/ODM industry the tools, techniques and methodologies needed to calculate total costs.
Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI), an industry leader in information for effective electronics manufacturing outsourcing relationships and supply chain, is pleased to announce the Global Pricing Workshop on March 1st, in Denver, Colorado, as the optional one-day workshop preceding TFI's March Quarterly Forum for Outsourced Manufacturing and Supply Chain. The March Global Pricing Workshop introduces two new methodologies, 75% new material, and TFI's new 'Global Outsourcing' (GO) analysis tool.
"As companies address the challenges of global outsourced electronics manufacturing, they are implementing risk mitigation strategies based on incomplete information about total costs," noted Charlie Barnhart, architect of the Global Pricing Workshop. "We are alarmed to hear the details of some of these strategies. For example, companies are mitigating the risk of outsourcing to China by second sourcing with another Chinese provider. I've incorporated case studies and updated logistics and total cost information into this version of the Global Pricing Workshop to help companies make better risk management decisions," he concluded.
"In virtually every EMS industry survey we have conducted over the past 10 years, 'pricing' has been listed as one of the top five concerns of OEMs," added Pamela Gordon, president of Technology Forecasters Inc. "Hundreds of our clients have found Charlie Barnhart's Global Pricing Workshop to be tremendously helpful, saving months of research and often preventing serious missteps. This revised and expanded workshop is the result of countless hours of research and incorporates significant new tools and methodologies. Those that have attended previous iterations of the GPW will find most of the material is new."
"To address the pricing pressures coming from their OEM clients, EMS companies have expanded their operating footprints to include capabilities in virtually every low-cost geography around the world," Barnhart explained. "While the cost of labor is an important factor in assessing these global alternatives, it is only one element of pricing and historically has been a poor indicator of 'total cost of ownership.' This Workshop helps clients understand all the dynamics in play."
Here's what attendees will learn at the one-day workshop:
-- PRICING:How EMS/ODM formulate price and a methodology to estimate pricing in 20+ geographies (including China , India , Russia , and Viet Nam )
-- LANDED COST:An introduction to advanced logistics theory along with a tool-set to estimate and analyze costs and options on a global basis
-- INTERNAL COSTS: Industry benchmarks of what it costs an OEM to implement and support various outsourcing strategies around the world and how to apply this information to determine Total Cost of Ownership
-- 'GLOBAL OUTSOURCING' (GO) TOOL:How to use the TFI 'GO Tool' and EMS Insider Insights to make the most cost-effective, lowest-risk, geographically appropriate outsourcing decisions
To register for TFI's new Global Pricing Workshop, March 1st, 2006, Denver , Colorado - https://www.seeuthere.com/rsvp/invitation/invitation.asp?id=/m2c76a-265407440278
Members can update their skills for $595. Non-members fee: $795.
To learn more or to join the Quarterly Forum visit - http://www.emsnow.com/spps2/sitepage2.cfm?catid=49