Calling all OEMs and EMS providers to participate in a groundbreaking supply chain research project.
I got an email last week from Charlie Barnhart, a supply chain consultant I've known for some time. It was an invitation for electronics OEM and EMS strategists to participate in a groundbreaking research project called "Beyond Outsource."
The study will focus on strategies being developed by electronics OEMs and EMS providers for gaining competitive advantage in a cutthroat business -- both through business process innovation in manufacturing and new relationships within the supply chain. In the first phase of the data collection, Charlie will be conducting on-site interviews on the West Coast the week of November 14. All qualified OEMs and EMS companies are welcome to participate. Those who participate will receive a complimentary executive summary of the study when it is published in the second quarter of 2012.
EBN will be keeping an eye on the project in the coming months. If you're interested in participating in the "Beyond Outsourcing" research project, email Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Charlie Barnhart & Associates.