ATLANTA – On Oct. 4, from 2 to 3 pm, veteran electronics supply chain analyst Charlie Barnhart returns to discuss trends in the OEM-EMS relationship, onshoring/nearshoring, and the latest Outsourcing Navigator Council reports.
CBA’s just-published report, Beyond Outsourcing: The Future of Electronics Manufacturing, indicates that the EMS industry is poised for some seismic shifts, in a direction that most will find unexpected. But data don’t lie: 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, and shorter demand cycles.
Barnhart will answer questions about what’s next for outsourcing in electronics, and attendees can receive a copy of the table of contents and preface of this report.
On Oct. 22, Mike Buetow will chat about two recent trade shows: PCB West and SMTAI.
As always, attendees can submit questions privately in advance of the chat or while the chat is live. As questions are answered, they appear online in sequential fashion. Following the chat, the transcript is available on-demand.
To participate, register for free at Printed Circuit University at www.printedcircuituniversity.com.