IMI Suppliers’ Day: Strengthening Collaborative Partnerships
Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), one of the leading worldwide providers of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and power semiconductor assembly and testtest is test services, held its first ever Suppliers’ Day for its global suppliers on May 18 at Mission Hills Resort in Shenzhen, China.
The event was organized as acknowledgment and recognition of the various contributions of supplier partners to IMI’s success having reached its status as the 18th largest EMS provider in the world. Apart from thanking them for their constant support, the event was also aimed at fostering mutual trust and strengthening relationships between IMI and its supplier partners from all over the world.
IMI president and chief executive officer Arthur Tan said, “IMI has proven itself; it has good track record. This would not have come to fruition without everybody doing his part. We would not have been successful as we now are if there was no collaborative relationship between us.”
“We had no second thoughts about ‘Winning Together’ as an appropriate theme for this event and I hope every one of us here realize the value, importance and seriousness of our partnership,” said Linardo Lopez, IMI chief procurement officer.
“Change is inevitable as we move forward. While some changes may be unsettling, these changes also signify more opportunities for growth. As we continue to strengthen our collaborative partnership, implementation of changes will result to a better and stronger IMI. A better and stronger IMI means more business for you, our valued partners. We at IMI cannot do it alone. If we win, you also win. This is winning together,” Lopez added.
Gilles Bernard, IMI chief operations officer, assured the participants that the company remains poised for a revenue growth faster than competition, and continuously aims for new projects from a robust sales pipeline.
Bernard also announced that additional manufacturing facilities are expected in Bulgaria, Mexico and China along with the continued shift to higher concentration in automotive and industrial segments.
“Five years ago, we were not into safetyClass X capacitors are used in “across-the-line” applications where their failure would not lead to electric shock. Class X safety caps are used between the “live” wires carrying the incoming AC current. In this position, a capacitor failure should not cause any electrical shock hazards, rather, a capacitor failure “between-the-lines” would usually cause a fuse or circuit breaker to open.-related automotive products, but now we are. Today, we are being audited by well-known and reputable tier one suppliers as well as automotive makers. We continue to pass these audits because our excellent quality is also a reflection of yours,” Bernard said.
“Although results are not always good, we consider those as opportunities to grow and improve. As we strive to continuously win together, all of the things that we ask of you will eventually lead to your greater participation in our growth and profitability. We foresee long term partnerships. Together we can achieve a sustainable business,” he added.
One of the objectives of the event is the alignment of quality standards for both IMI and its partner suppliers. Tan spoke about maintaining the same level of quality and excellence.
“Our customers entrust to us their family jewels, but these would not have been given to us if we didn’t make deliberate choices. Similarly, you have to make hard decisions. Zero DPPM (Defective Parts Per Million), for example, is not going to happen if the materials we receive from our partners are not at the same level that we require of ourselves. We are bound by your components. The fundamental quality of our products rests on your quality levels,” Tan said.