Advanced Supply Chain Analytics
For a high mix power products company, CMC showed how to revamp forecast and demand loading methods,
cut China EMS supplier lead-times in half and fix MRP deficiencies for 2X improvement in finished
goods inventory turns.
Assessing the Financial Feasibility of Outsourcing
A Fortune 500 company wanted to understand the financial impact of outsourcing their complex
electro-mechanical equipment to a tier-1 EMS supplier. CMC's work included in-depth survey of the
client's production sites in the US, Asia and Europe; then, multi-year cost modeling of
best / worst case differences in product costs and cash flows. Final report included sensitivity analysis and likely transition risks.
New Product Line at Risk
BOM cost was 20% too high. CMC assessed further cost reduction potential of
stratified parts and suppliers for differential procurement actions including
price re-negotiations and second sourcing for a Fortune 50 corporation.
Finding the Right Contract Manufacturer
Requirements analysis, RFQ guidance, in-depth factory audits, financial analysis and other supplier risk
assessment work to evaluate EMS providers for a leading storage products company. Created contract draft and
assisted in price negotiation.
Assessed operations capabilities, risks to growth and competitive advantages of a large multi-site EMS company
for possible acquisition by a private equity venture capital firm.
Industry Expert Witness
EMS supplier lawsuit against an OEM customer. Assessment of $30 million damages from excess inventory, excess
manufacturing costs and loss profits due to alleged customerís defective product designs, excessive product and
schedule changes. Work included forensic review of 10,000 pages of deposition testimony.
Telecom switches, networking and other communications, medical diagnostic and analytical systems, computers and data storage, cellular handsets, semiconductor fab, ATMís, power conversion, high-end consumer, rooftop HVAC and other complex electronic and electro-mechanical products.