CBA to Provide EMS Industry Forecast for 2017 and Beyond

2017-01-03 09:01:00

January 3, 2017, Maui, Hawaii.  Charlie Barnhart & Associates, LLC (CBA) has scheduled the release of its annual electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry forecast for January 19, 2017.  This forecast will include: five-year economic forecast for EMS industry; global labor rates, corporate costs, mark-up, capacity utilization, and solution cycle (lead-time) by geography for all four quarters of 2017.

These data sets will be released to members of CBA’s Outsourcing Navigator Council (ONC) on January 16, 2017, and then presented and discussed in a webinar on January 19, 2017.  The new data will also be disseminated to ONC members in CBA’s updated Total Cost of Outsourcing (TCO) tool.

“The industry faces some challenging years ahead, so it is critical that company executives be aware of these data trends and adjust their businesses accordingly” commented Charlie Barnhart.  “I have worked in the EMS industry for over thirty years and have seen many business cycles. I created the ONC to help inform EMS and OEM companies on the ever-changing business dynamics and advise clients on how best to adjust their strategies to optimize their performance.”

Members of the ONC receive quarterly industry data reports, associated webinars, and updated TCO tools in Excel format.  For more information about joining the ONC and an overview of the data sets and benefits included in membership, please refer to this link:


About Charlie Barnhart & Associates, LLC  (

CBA is a business consultancy focused on the intersection of the producers and consumers of electronic manufacturing services. In this role, CBA researches, advises and trains clients on a broad array of issues including; like-kind/scale-equivalent assessment, industry best-practices, should-cost modeling, risk-mitigation and algorithmic trend & pattern analysis. Additionally CBA created and hosts the Outsourcing Navigator Council, the industry’s broadest collaboration of OEMs, EMS and associated Institutions who subscribe and apply CBA’s data-base and tool-set in the design and management of their global manufacturing solutions.



For more information please contact:

Jeff Tomassoni
(651) 438-0347

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