Powell Mucha Consulting Inc.

Powell, United States

Powell Mucha Consulting Inc.

Powell, United States

Time filter

Source Type

Mucha S.,Powell Mucha Consulting Inc.
SMT Surface Mount Technology Magazine | Year: 2011

There is merit to the idea that larger firms get better material pricing and larger allocations of critical components than their smaller counterparts. They also often have better global procurement capabilities. But, since raw material cost is often 60 to 75% of unit price, why haven't the big fish emptied the pond by now?


Mucha S.,Powell Mucha Consulting Inc.
Printed Circuit Design and Fab/Circuits Assembly | Year: 2010

Low-cost labor markets tend to evolve from emerging regions where low-cost, low-skilled labor is used for easy- to-source projects with lower quality requirements, to established low-cost labor regions with a mix of automation and labor, and finally to mature low-cost regions where cost competitiveness is derived from a combination of productivity enhancements in a highly skilled workforce, balanced with access to lower-cost regions. The best choice in labor markets depends on a range of factors, including project volumes, complexity, product end-market, margin pressure and demand variability. A key member of your team quits because his family is unhappy about the overtime he is working because the contractor does not have program management in the same time zone. By the end of the year, one has not saved any money.


Mucha S.,Powell Mucha Consulting Inc.
Printed Circuit Design and Fab | Year: 2010

The programs related to worker training and quality of life conducted by various companies are discussed. EPIC Technologies, Juraez, Mexico, is conducting such programs that are in line with the Mexican law mandating employee benefits related to onsite health care, bonuses, vacation, and sick leave. The Values Program of the company is targeted at employees' families, which includes assignments focused on core values such as justice and responsibility towards the community. A comprehensive Wellness Program of CEI Contract Manufacturing focuses on health-related topics such as stress management. The company has also funded 80% of a 2009 medical checkup to encourage all staff to have diagnostic testing. Kimball Electronics Group has conducted a survey to measure the improvements made in the management skills of supervisors and managers, and is also working in improving worker skills.


Mucha S.,Powell Mucha Consulting Inc.
SMT Surface Mount Technology Magazine | Year: 2012

A holistic approach to paperless documentation, efficient material storage, and controlled access to information and production documentation ensures that defense project requirements are met.


Mucha S.,Powell Mucha Consulting Inc.
Printed Circuit Design and Fab/Circuits Assembly | Year: 2011

Some of the measures that need to be taken by EMS companies to remove and separate bad customers from good customers are discussed. One of the best solutions is to establish a continuing process that helps better qualify good and bad customers and develop an account growth planning model. A good account growth plan needs to include list of the customer core team, current business description, and core value proposition analysis. Another area that helps in separating good customers from bad ones is the business review meeting. This meeting provides the opportunity to introduce new capabilities to higher levels of the customer core team. Companies also need to give their customers certain options before removing them from their list of customers. One such option is to increase pricing on bad fit business to encourage them to move to other companies or places.

Loading Powell Mucha Consulting Inc. collaborators
Loading Powell Mucha Consulting Inc. collaborators