Electronics Production | September 25, 2007

Michael gets high marks

Flextronics' CEO studies the world, observes what works and listens carefully to customers and his own managers.
Observers of Flextronics International might have wondered if CEO Michael Marks had soldering paste on the brain when he bought land in Mexico, built a plant and asked suppliers to move there. It was 1995, and few contract manufacturers (CMs) were greenfielding plants, let alone entire industrial parks. Most, including Flextronics, were on acquisition binges, gobbling up various supply chain assets so they could broaden their electronics manufacturing service (EMS). In this feeding frenzy, why would any CEO divert time, talent and treasure to an industrial park?

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