The SMTA announced that the Contract Manufacturing Symposium will be held on October 16, 2012 as a focused symposium at SMTA International in Orlando, FL. The symposium, aimed at OEMs, EMS program managers and executives, looks at strategies for a changing market and discusses the questions: Onshore or offshore? Can regional providers really offer a comprehensive full service solution? What aftermarket services make sense in the EMS model?
Chaired by Susan Mucha, Powell-Mucha Consulting, Inc. and Mike Buetow, CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Magazine, presentation topics include The Evolving Nature of Offshore/Onshore Options, Force Multiplication-Supporting Complex Customer Requirements at a Regional Level, Aftermarket Services: An EMS and OEM Perspective, and Re-shoring: Total Cost of Ownership, a Contract Manufacturing Guide.
Details about the Contract Manufacturing Symposium and SMTA International can be found online at http://smta.org/smtai/symposium.cfm#cm or contact SMTA administrator JoAnn Stromberg: 952-920-7682 or email@example.com.
The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.