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Manufacturing Strategies for Lowering Wind Power Costs
If wind power is to compete with fossil fuels and grow beyond its current six percent share of the nation’s generating capacity, then driving down the cost of bringing wind turbines to market is an industry imperative. Continue Reading →
Big news in the smart grid world was announced last month: Smart Energy Profile (SEP) 2.0 went live. The update included enhanced capabilities and increased communication between devices such as smart meters, energy management systems and plug-in electric vehicles. Continue Reading →
Photovoltaic (PV) modules are designed to last for multiple years, in various environmental conditions and are subject to a number of requirements. In fact, PV module certification programs measure performance through a 25-year lifecycle. Clean tech companies could develop a testing facility in-house or outsource to a specialty firm, but both of those options are complex, time-consuming and costly. Continue Reading →
Telecommunications infrastructure is a key economic driver for putting anything anywhere in the developing world. And it leads to some very interesting economic opportunities. In emerging markets, access to communication and smart power systems supports entrepreneurial ventures with the capability of transforming economies by raising the standard of living. And guess who holds the expertise and resources to move smart cities in emerging markets forward? Electronic Manufacturing Service companies.
Emerging markets such as renewable energy, plug-in electric vehicles and smart grids are driving increased demand for power electronics of ever-shrinking size, weight and cost, while boosting their performance in challenging and harsh operating environments. Meanwhile, designers charged with enabling new technology breakthroughs must prepare their cutting-edge component, module and system designs for high-volume manufacturing.
Even through a challenging macroeconomic climate and slowing economic growth, Jabil’s solid long-term growth strategy proves effective. In fact, Jabil’s targeted growth areas in the Diversified Manufacturing sector grew 24 percent in fiscal year 2012, experienced Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 33 percent and EBITDA expanded by 20 basis points over the previous year. Continue Reading →
Over the next several weeks, we’ll explore the future of EMS Manufacturing through a series of articles that examine the technologies, markets, and services that will prompt changes in the EMS industry over the next ten years. Continue Reading →
As Tim Main continues the conversation around Jabil’s Diversified Manufacturing growth on CNBC’s Mad Money, host Jim Cramer points to how Jabil is different from its competitors. From incredible sector diversity to social responsibility, Jabil’s efforts position it as one of the world’s leading Electronic Manufacturer Services providers. Continue Reading →
This is the first in a series of articles highlighting the growth and innovation strategies shared at the recent Analyst meeting. Over the next several weeks, we’ll share insights into how Jabil isdifferentiating itself and why Jabil should not be considered a “traditional” EMS company.
At Jabil’s Analyst meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida last week, President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Main made the case that Jabil is not a traditional EMS company and hasn’t been for some time.
At the annual analyst meeting, lead by Beth Walters, Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Main led off a half day of presentations by several long-tenured members of Jabil’s management team, including Chief Financial Officer Forbes Alexander. One of the focused topics was the unique services of Jabil’s non-traditional diversified manufacturing services
A recurring theme throughout the meeting centered around how Jabil thrives in the high mix and low volume space. Jabil manages the complexity of doing business in many different places at the same time through its engineering expertise and deep capabilities in diverse industries.
Amit Daryanani of RBC Capital, endorsed Jabil’s pitch:
“Jabil remains our favorite idea in the EMS space. We believe the company remains well positioned to grow double digits over the long term driven by the opportunity in the diversified and non-traditional markets.”