CalcuQuote Blog - Made for EMS.


2019

Insurance and EMS, there's a similar story

Contract manufacturers have a unique challenge: we are expected to provide a fixed fee bid on building a product, even though we might not have any prior experience with building it.

It’s possible that the price you charge turns out to be favorable, and the product is very simple to build. But.

EMS, insurance

7 Ways to Improve Your Cost Model

The best place to start when discussing ways to improve your cost model is  establishing a definition of what is a cost model in the context of the EMS industry. A Dictionary definition of a cost model is that "a cost model is a mathematical algorithm or equation for estimating costs of a.

Webinar, Labor, Cost Modeling, EMS, Process Improvement

What's the secret to an accurate labor model?

At CalcuQuote, we have worked with more than 100 Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) companies across North America and Europe to improve their RFQ process. We like to say that we've see it all. Well, maybe not all, but enough to learn a thing or two.

Labor, Cost Modeling, Model, EMS, cost plus, Strategy, Labor Cost, Estimation

2018

CalcuQuote Adds Venkel Ltd. to EMS Quoting Platform

Dallas, TX - CalcuQuote, a comprehensive Request For Quotation (RFQ) Management System designed for the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry is partnering with Austin-based Venkel Ltd., a supplier of printed circuit board components, specializing in Surface Mount Components, to provide.

EMS, PCBA, Quoting, APIs, Purchasing, Supply Chain, press release, partner, announcement, Venkel, partnership

CalcuQuote and Sager Partner Up on Real-time Inventory Integration

Dallas, TX – CalcuQuote, a software company serving the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry, announces today their partnership with Sager Electronics to automate the bill of material (BOM) costing process.

EMS, Quoting, APIs, Purchasing, press, release, Supply Chain, product development, sager, partner

How is CalcuQuote's customer support so good?

One of our greatest strengths as a company is our ability to delight customers. On a daily basis, customers go out of their way to pay us a compliment on how pleasantly surprised they are by our customer service. Here's a peek at the strategy which has enabled our customer support success.

EMS, differentiation, competition, quotes, Strategy, Continuous Improvement, support, customer support, customer success

2017

Excel Tricks for Messy BOMs

For November's episode of  "Scratching the Surface Mount" webinar series, CalcuQuote President, Chintan Sutaria, goes through how Excel formulas and other functions (i.e., substitution formula, vlookup, copy/paste, sorts/filters, etc.)  can be used to clean up the formatting of a messy BOM.

Formulas, Excel, EMS, BOM, quotes, PCB Assembly, Messy BOM, BOM Scrubbing, VLOOKUP, Text to Columns

Labor Quoting in EMS - Methods and Formulas

In this presentation of  "Scratching the Surface Mount" webinar series, Chintan Sutaria reviews 5 methods of Labor Estimation used by the Electronics Contract Manufacturing industry and provides an introductory explanation for utilizing a learning curve for efficiency calculations.

Labor, EMS, Quoting, quotes, RFQ Process, PCB Assembly, Labor Cost, Estimation, Routing

8 Ways to Improve Your RFQ Process

Chintan Sutaria and David Paschall continue their monthly "Scratching the Surface Mount" webinar series to discuss 8 ways to improve the RFQ process.

EMS, quotes, RFQ Process, Process Improvement, PCB Assembly, Continuous Improvement

The Future of EMS Supply Chain Rests on APIs

July's "Scratching the Surface Mount" webinar discusses what is an API and how can APIs improve the EMS supply chain.

EMS, APIs, Purchasing, Technology, Software, Lean Data, Supply Chain, Data Integration