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Electronic Design & Assembly

We help clients capture growth opportunities in the electronics supply chain, while strategically managing their costs and production footprint.

The advanced electronics value chain is under intense pricing pressure, as customers push to lower end-market prices and increase market penetration. However, material, labor, and other operating costs continue to rise. With their core business generating slimmer margins, many original design manufacturers (ODMs) and component manufacturers are in search of new platforms to achieve growth targets. To create long-term value, we help these companies strike the right balance between core business performance and innovation at scale.

Our Advanced Electronics Practice supports electronic component manufacturers and distributors, ODMs, and electronics manufacturing service (EMS) firms. Our global team of over 250 consultants combines deep technical knowledge with proven business expertise across the value chain. We advise clients on topics such as growth strategy, innovation, portfolio strategy and diversification, mergers and acquisitions, design to value, pricing, manufacturing excellence, purchasing and supply chain management, operational excellence, and performance and talent management.

Over the course of a client project, we work closely with experts in related practices, such as Semiconductors, High Tech and Telecom, Operations, and Corporate Finance. By collaborating with our Operations practice on design-to-value efforts, for example, we ensure clients meet their customers’ most important requirements and realize maximum value as efficiently as possible.

Recent example of our work

We assisted a global digital products player in designing and implementing a program to improve profitability. The effort began with a procurement and capital expenditure optimization, and later, evolved to include growth and pricing improvements.

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