Executive Briefings

Embracing the Total Cost of Ownership

High-tech companies are taking a fresh look at all of the factors that affect supply chains when they outsource manufacturing to distant countries. C.J. Wehlage, research director with AMR Research, talks about trends affecting high-tech producers today, including the need for constant innovation, shrinking product lifecycles, the search for new markets, and the ways in which sustainability is affecting business processes. Also of critical importance is the financial side of the supply chain, as companies factor in currency exchange rates, fuel costs and tax issues. In light of these considerations, some businesses are beginning to rethink their decision to embrace offshore manufacturing.  [Run Time (Min): 14:59]


High-tech companies are taking a fresh look at all of the factors that affect supply chains when they outsource manufacturing to distant countries. C.J. Wehlage, research director with AMR Research, talks about trends affecting high-tech producers today, including the need for constant innovation, shrinking product lifecycles, the search for new markets, and the ways in which sustainability is affecting business processes. Also of critical importance is the financial side of the supply chain, as companies factor in currency exchange rates, fuel costs and tax issues. In light of these considerations, some businesses are beginning to rethink their decision to embrace offshore manufacturing.  [Run Time (Min): 14:59]