Robert G Freid
Contract Manufacturing Consultants, Inc.
electronics, SMT, PCBA, circuit boards, contracts, agreements, EMS, contract manufacturing, NPI, quality defects, China, Southeast Asia, Mexico, IRS, transfer pricing, cost models, production, supply chain, unit demand forecast accuracy, medical devices, outsource, pricing, on-shoring, off-shoring
Mr. Freid is a manufacturing expert for the outsource of printed circuit board assemblies, mechanical modules and complete finished products. Since founding CMC in 1999, he has helped many leading OEMs create successful manufacturing outsource strategies, recommend most suitable and lowest risk suppliers, negotiate best pricing and contract terms, and plan for ramp-up transition. This work often includes assessment of client's unit volumes and mix, forecast accuracy, short/long term service requirements. Comprehensive due-diligence includes setting supplier selection process and criteria, identification of potential global contractor sites, on-site audits of supplier PCBA/SMT and finished product build assembly, test and burn-in/configuration processes, quality performance audits, materials and vendor control plus other important considerations. Besides outsource strategy, other key service areas include in-house vs. outsourcing analysis (make vs. buy) and contract manufacturer ...