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Charlie Barnhart & Associates LLC (CBA) to Host First Ever EMS-Only Executive Council Session in Santa Clara, CA

Sep 05, 2012

 Charlie Barnhart & Associates LLC (CBA), a leading provider of hard data about the cost drivers and risks of global electronics manufacturing, announces that it will hold an Outsourcing Navigator Council (ONC) EMS-Only Member Meeting and Public Workshop on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at the Santa Clara Hilton Hotel in California.

EMS Business Leaders are invited to attend this comprehensive strategic planning session focused on the data and insights needed to successfully manage an EMS business for both short-and long-term profitability. CBA has teamed with Southwest Securities and ITM Consulting to provide EMS Executives with the business intelligence they need now.

The theme of the day is Finding Opportunity in the Current Global Electronics Manufacturing Environment. Ray Carpenter, director and head of electronics investment banking at Southwest Securities, and Jim Hall of ITM Consulting will join CBA Principals for an intensive, no-holds barred day of solutions-oriented discussion about the challenges and opportunities arising from global trends.

Topics will include:
List of actions to perform to maximize the net sale value of an EMS business
Implementing Lean Six Sigma for significant improvements in profitability
Beyond Outsourcing: The Future Landscape of Global Electronics Manufacturing, ONC report update
Expanding into higher margin services: Is that strategy working? What the data indicate.
Is the EMS industry finally at the financial brink? Options for a business model overhaul.

This data-intensive event is open to nonmembers. It is a chance to get to know our methodologies. Workshop registration fees will apply to membership for those who decide to join this year.

The workshop is free for ONC members, $250 for nonmembers who register in advance and $300 for nonmembers at the door. To register for the event, visit

For more information about Charlie Barnhart & Associates LLC, visit

Charlie Barnhart & Associates, LLC focuses on the intersection between the electronics OEM and its electronics manufacturing services provider. The company collects detailed case study data on the costs of these services. Charlie Barnhart & Associates then presents the data to the industry through workshops and webinars. For more information, visit

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