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2019

Need for Speed is not only in Production

Could anyone have imagined the degree to which our world has become automated? From  smartphones to fully automated data centers, we’ve experienced a technological revolution that has digitized everything from buying movie tickets to nearly all business processes. Ironically, the industry that.

Labor, Labor Cost, partner, Aegis, Speed, Production

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

2017

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

2016

5 Reasons for Why EMS Companies Need to Stop Using Excel for Quoting

We meet EMS companies every day who tell us about the creative ways they've used Excel to organize their business processes. One of the most common ways that EMS companies currently do labor calculations is "through a spreadsheet that has evolved over many, many years."

Labor, Excel, xls, Model, EMS, PCBA, RFQ, Quote, BOM