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Market Insight: Take Advantage of Chinese Manufacturing Service Provider Expertise to Expand Your Consumer IoT Product Portfolio

Published: 08 June 2018

ID: G00348477

Analyst(s): Roger Sheng

Summary

Chinese ODM/EMS companies' inherited experiences from mobile device production have made them considerable outsourcing partners for IoT product OEMs. Technology product management leaders in IoT vendors should plan to leverage them to improve product competitiveness.

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Analysis

  • Chinese ODM/EMS Companies Are Competitive in Cost and Offer Flexible Service, Helping the Realization of IoT Products
  • Chinese ODM/EMS Companies Are Experienced in Modularizing Design
    • Product Quality, IP Infringement and Information Leakage Need Additional Management by OEMs in Order to Prevent Potential Risks

Background and Context

  • Emerging Chinese ODM/EMS Companies Can Compensate for the Gap Between Conventional ODM/EMS and Pure Contract Electronics Manufacturing Companies

The Impact

  • Growing Chinese ODM/EMS Companies Will Intensify the Market Competition, but Benefit the IoT Product Outsourcing Business of OEMs
  • Established Global ODM/EMS Companies Must Prepare Practical Outsourcing Strategies for Emerging IoT Business

Conclusion

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