Transfer of In-House Production (Mexico and UK) to a
Tier 1 EMS Campus in Mexico
Outsourcing feasibility analysis including internal vs. external costs, evaluation of potential supplier processes, negotiation of contract terms for a LED lighting products company with global sites. Manufacturing requirements included PCBA power supplies and light engines, CNC machining and powder paint coating of complex aluminum parts; also encapsulation of electronics for moisture proofing, final assembly and leak test for ATEX and IECEx certifications for hazardous and explosion-proof environments. Large number of SKU’s across multiple product lines plus some custom products.
Finding the Right Contract Manufacturer
Requirements analysis, RFQ guidance, in-depth factory audits, financial analysis and other supplier risk assessment work to evaluate EMS providers for a leading storage products company. Created contract draft and assisted in price negotiation.
Assessed operations capabilities, risks to growth and competitive advantages of a large multi-site EMS company for possible acquisition by a private equity venture capital firm.
Industry Expert Witness
EMS supplier lawsuit against an OEM customer. Assessment of $30 million damages from excess inventory, excess manufacturing costs and lost profits due to alleged customer’s defective product designs, excessive product and schedule changes. Work included forensic review of 10,000 pages of deposition testimony.
CMC has led capability audits and contract negotiations for our OEM clients at over 150 global electronic manufacturing facilities, including
. and many more sub-tier suppliers of metals, plastics, cables and other electro-mechanical components.