Solectron - 1 How has Solectrons value to its customers evolved over time Solectron started as an electronic manufacturing company which was founded to

Solectron - 1 How has Solectrons value to its customers...

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1.How has Solectron’s value to its customers evolved over time? Starting in 1980s, it focused its complete attention on contract manufacturing and changed job shop business into an important industry by providing high quality electronics manufacturing service. In 1990s, Solectron won the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and began a program of strategic acquisitions, in which it purchased the manufacturing facilities of its customers, and received long-term contracts to supply those customers. In 1996, it began quick-turnaround prototype services as the result of its acquisition of Fine Pitch Technologies and by the end of 1990, it had three strategic business units to facilitate end to end supply chain management. In addition, it had a global materials services group that supported all three business units by providing sourcing, procurement, and other common supply base management resources. o Technology Solutions: provided technology building blocks that helped customers minimize time-to-market for new products o Global Manufacturing: provided design, new product introduction, and manufacturing and distribution services o Global Services: provided repair, upgrade, and maintenance, as well as logistics, return

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