What are the challenges faced by the Contract Manufacturing Services suppliers

Technological and environmental leaps are reshaping the industry, what are they and how will they affect your business?


Volatile Demand

For EMS and ODM, diversifying the offering portfolio is a key to minimize business risk and improve the top line. One condition to achieve this is Business Intelligence that gives a 360° view on the performance of product portfolios and resources globally.



The complexity of new High-Tech products is driven by localized demands and the need to configure hardware, software and content. At the same time, the cost, time-to market and time-to-volume targets remain stringent or get even higher. To secure business and operating profit, EMS and ODM can digitize their business for an earlier involvement in the design cycle and bette re-use of existing knowhow. 



Due to the accelerating frequency of new technological advances, High-Tech manufacturers are constantly challenged to improve the flexibility and performance of their global value chains. A digital strategy increases their similar parts and process intelligence which helps them reduce supply chain risk.


Global Agility

Digitization and automation are fueling many different manufacturing initiatives accross the globe. High-Tech manufacturers can embrace those initiative to accelerate creating global, flexible production systems serving various business needs like cost, quality, time-to-volume or IP security.


Margin pressures

The ability to manage cost is not only securing the bottom line, but it's a precondition for increasing market share. A global digital strategy that spans across operations & demand planning, digital manufacturing as well as manufacturing execution can significantly drive down cost.

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