Avoiding Production Fire Drills

Continuing with our discussion on the Original Equipment Manufacturer-Contract Manufacturer (OEM-CM) relationship, it is important to note that, while many contractor operations are similar, they may have very different procedures and methods for mapping workflow. The OEM can help by anticipating potential problems and segmenting the workflow to ensure a minimum number of line-down incidents.…

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Earnings Season: A Mixed Bag From Europe

Looking at the flurry of quarterly results coming out of Europe's big tech companies this week, it's hard to tell which way the spring weather is headed. Some companies are catching a bit of sun, and others are just getting rained upon. Take {complink 4269|Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.}, for instance. The Dutch company surprised everyone…

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Celestica Announces Q1 Financial Results

TORONTO — Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. “Celestica delivered a solid first quarter with strong operational execution and cash performance, despite an overall weak demand environment,” said Craig Muhlhauser, President and CEO,…

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Apple Reports Q2 Results

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended March 31, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $39.2 billion and quarterly net profit of $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $24.7 billion and net profit of $6.0 billion, or $6.40 per…

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TE Connectivity Reports Q2 Results

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today reported results for the fiscal second quarter ended March 30, 2012. The company reported net sales of $3.25 billion compared to prior year sales of $3.34 billion. Diluted Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations (GAAP EPS) were $0.62 for the quarter which included $0.05 of restructuring…

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