The Definition of Second-Sourcing Gets Turned on its Head.

By Sally Slemons on April 29, 2011 from

Prior to the horrible tragedy that recently occurred in Japan, the definition of second sourcing was well understood. At least we all thought that was the case. Several companies had second-sourcing strategies they were very proud of for risk management and negotiating power. If we take the example ... continue reading

The Changing Face of OSAT Subcontractors

By Sally Slemons on February 10, 2010 from

Before the recession of 2001, OSAT (OutSourced Assembly and Test) subcontractors had a shotgun approach to customer acquisition. They would target large and small customers alike in order to capture as much market share as possible in a race to be the largest. This introduced lot of inefficiencies ... continue reading