CBA’s 2016-Q1 Industry Report To Forecast Global Labor Rates

2016-01-15 10:00:00

CBA’s 2016-Q1 Industry Report To Forecast Global Labor Rates


January 15, 2016, Maui, Hawaii.  Charlie Barnhart & Associates, LLC (CBA) announces the release of its First Quarter 2016 Outsourcing Navigator Council (ONC) report to member companies for January 18, 2016.  The main topic for this quarterly report is “CBA’s Annual Forecast of Global Labor Rates” which includes the fully burdened cost of labor in all geographies in which the electronics manufacturing industry operates.  This will be the twenty-fourth quarterly ONC report issued by CBA.

Members of the ONC receive quarterly industry data reports, associated webinars, and updated Total Cost of Outsourcing (TCO) Tools in Excel format.  The webinar for this quarter is scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9am PDT.  In addition to the forecast of global labor rates, this webinar will include:

1.  Update on Global Labor Rates:  Actuals for 4Q 2015, and Forecasts for 2016 and 2017

2.  Update on Geographic Risk index

3.  The shift in capacity availability

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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