Jabil Circuit - Electronic Manufacturing & Electronics Engineering

global supply chain management, global commodity management, supply chain risk mitigation, advanced supply chain planning

Jabil creates customer and supplier value through supply chain solutions, global support of regional and local commodity needs, advanced planning and lowest landed cost solutions.

Supply Chain & Logistics

Intelligent Solutions. Creating Value.

Supply Chain and Management

Jabil creates customer and supplier value through innovative IT supply chain solutions, global support of regional and local procurement, meticulous inventory management, advanced planning and lowest landed cost solutions.

Tangible Supply Chain Customer Benefits

  • Individualized customization for each customer's unique supply chain requirements
  • Global Price Management, Procurement, and Risk Mitigation
  • Leverage Global Materials Spend and Financial Strength
  • Supply chain Performance Management
  • Standardized global supply chain management systems and process with associated IT supply chain infrastructure
  • Optimized vertical and virtual supply chain solutions via strategic global supply base
  • Continuous Focus on Cost Management
  • Logistics supplies

International Procurement Office

Jabil manages commodities, market intelligence and sourcing through a centralized procurement office, which is strategically located in Asia. This provides the advantage of maximum leverage at the optimum point of control, while perpetually driving for efficiency in organizational cost in an ever-evolving complex management supply chain. This strategy allows Jabil to continue to manage supply chain management growth without adding complexity and cost to the overall supply chain process, ensuring competitiveness through efficiency and overall ease-of-doing-business with our supply chain partners.

Electronics Sourcing

Jabil manages its commodity portfolio at the global level. This consolidated spend leverage optimizes total cost consideration, supply chain flexibility and delivers.Read More


Virtual/Vertical Mechanics

Jabil provides worldwide commodity management and supplier development for a comprehensive list of targeted commoditiesRead More


Jabil provides customers with world class supply chain network design and optimization solutions through its proprietary, predictive activity-based simulation and optimization tools.Read More

Supply Chain Management

Jabil deploys industry expertise to architect end-to-end supply chains, allowing optimum velocity while delivering the lowest total cost.Read More

Advanced Planning

Jabil’s Advanced Planning group has a keen understanding of quoted and possible target turns, expertise in inventory projection and the ability to set targets and strategies to significantly impact each customer’s unique business needs.Read More


Jabil’s focus on quality encompasses continuous improvement of supplier performance through six sigma methodology.Read More

Standardized Global Systems

Jabil’s globally integrated supply chain processes, systems and infrastructure enable end-to-end solutions that drive lowest-landed cost and complete supply chain visibility. Read More

Supply Chain Solutions and Business Analytics

Jabil’s Supply Chain Solutions team supports all Supply Chain team functions in architecting, building and supporting processes and tool sets that enable and improve capabilities. Read More



Electronics Sourcing

Global Commodity Management

Jabil manages its electronics commodity portfolio at the global level. This aggregated global consolidated spend leverage optimizes total cost consideration, supply chain and management flexibility and drives maximum efficiencies in strategic sourcing decisions.

Supply Chain Industry Knowledge and Expertise

Jabil's technical experts possess strong industry knowledge and procurement management skills. This highly trained team brings management supply chain value to internal and external customers by staying abreast of current and forecasted supply chain market trends. Jabil's impressive suite of E-Commerce tools and supply chain technology also allow real time decisions to be made in reaction to any given market dynamics.

Logistics and Supply Chain Cost Management

Jabil conducts regular and consistent contract reviews to ensure competitive market tension forces are always in play. Jabil also tailors specific commodity approaches and supply chain solutions and strategies based on market intelligence, customer dynamics and industry served. Jabil's continued commitment to developing deeper more meaningful relationships with supply chain suppliers to drive the best cost, coupled with the most efficient supply chain logistics is paramount in the overall strategy for Jabil's Electronics Sourcing team.

Supply Chain and Management Virtual / Vertical Mechanics

Commodity Management, Procurement & Supplier Development

Jabil provides worldwide commodity management, procurement and supplier development for a comprehensive list of targeted commodities, including:

  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Packaging
  • Machining
  • Die castings
  • Die cut
  • Hardware Commodities

Capabilities in this area include quarterly cost reduction negotiations, global contracts and risk mitigation, supplier performance improvement and new supplier identification, qualification and development for the targeted commodities.

Localization / LLC Sourcing

Jabil provides technical and commercial resources in local and low cost markets to source and qualify custom mechanical components and assemblies to meet unique supply chain customer requirements and Jabil requirements. A comprehensive offering includes supply chain management, tooling engineering, mechanical engineering and supplier quality engineering for supply chain companies.

Jabil Advanced Mechanical Solutions

Jabil's vertical metal manufacturing capabilities include:

  • Large Custom Racks
  • Enclosures
  • Weldments
  • Large Form Factor Machining
  • Mechatronic Assembly

Jabil's supply chain industry specialties include Enterprise Racks, Medical Weldments and Mechatronics and Industrial Indoor/Outdoor Enclosures.

Supply Chain and Green Point

Jabil's Green Point Group expands the company's supply chain logistics offering significantly by providing industry leading vertical decorative plastics and decorative metal enclosures and peripherals.

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Global Transportation Sourcing and Logistics Supply Management

Jabil manages a strategic carrier and transportation program to achieve targeted services levels at the lowest costs. This includes both inbound shipments of materials to our factories and outbound shipments of our customers' products. Jabil leverages its knowledgeable in-region logistics teams along with state of the art IT supply chain technology to source and manage the performance of its logistics supply operations.

Trade Compliance

A dedicated team of global and in-region trade compliance experts manage Jabil's globally integrated trade compliance program. This includes the use of IT Trade Compliance tools to automatically screen all business partners, shipments and transactions for imported and exported raw materials, sub-assemblies and finished products. Jabil's trade compliance program includes the management of military technology and dual-use items.

Build-To-Order / Configure-To-Order

Jabil provides shipment distribution services configured to support BTO and CTO manufacturing programs. Jabil leverages its supply chain design, transportation system and supply chain trade compliance programs to provide its customers with an integrated end-to-end offering.

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management Architecture

Supply chain management is no longer a series of buy-sell events between customers and suppliers. Today's complex global marketplace requires technical capabilities covering all facets of supply chain logistics, administered by experienced, innovative problem solvers. Jabil's supply chain management experts deploy and utilize these skills and capabilities to develop end-to-end supply chains, allowing optimum velocity while delivering the lowest total cost. By working closely with customers, Jabil deliver industry leading results. Jabil has been a supply chain solutions leader in the development and utilization of automation and the use of this automation allow dynamic, real-time answers to today's complex supply chain challenges.

Alternate Approved Vendor List (AVL)

Jabil is able to compete in both expanding and contracting markets by perpetually scouting new localized supply chain suppliers and staying abreast of the constant changes in global supply chain technology. It is this activity – combined with the embedded component engineers and commercially savvy commodity and procurement managers – that create opportunities for our customers to lower cost, increase flexibility and reduce risk. In combination, this activity creates value for our leading-edge suppliers. And Jabil's market-specific approach and cooperative design and supply chain logistics expertise results in value engineering that creates additional major improvements in both overall product quality, manufacturability and order fulfillment .

Value Add / Value Engineering Supply Chain Technology

Jabil has differentiated itself from the rest of the manufacturing service providers by increasing its capabilities in the value added supply chain engineering services. Ranging from Joint Research & Design development services on product customization and validation to turn-key supply chain solutions, Jabil has become a "one stop shop" with vertical integration capabilities. Together with strategic supply chain technology supply partners, creative solutions in both design and supply chain logistics have consistently produced winning product offerings for valued customers.

Systemic Excess and Obsolete Supply Chain Management

Jabil's single Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution significantly reduces customers' exposure to the unforeseen costs of excesses and obsolescence. From quote through the end of product life, each change in demand and corresponding excess and obsolete exposure in the supply chain process is identified. Jabil's unique supply chain management business model and centralized toolset allow real time, "What If," analysis and our systemic supply chain solutions approach is focused on rapid exchange of information, focused on elimination rather than reporting.

Advanced Supply Chain and Management Planning

Jabil's Advanced Planning group is tasked with planning Supply Chain Architecture models tailored to each customer's on-time delivery, order fulfillment and working capital goals.

Supply Chain Architecture Models for Planning

Jabil understands that the same planning process won't fit all customers. The Advanced Planning Team listens to customer goals, maps existing supply chain processes and uses planning and analytical tools to design a supply chain capable of meeting customer-specific requirements for reliability, responsiveness, agility and cost. Customized supply chain solutions are based on three primary Supply Chain Architecture models that Advanced Planning supports:

  • Demand-Driven Supply Chain
  • Build-to-Forecast
  • Build/Configure-to-Order
  • Order Fulfillment
  • On-Time Delivery Achievement

On-Time Delivery Achievement

Jabil is dedicated to modeling supply chains and inventory management planning processes based on each customer's on-time delivery goals to their customer. By applying advanced statistical demand planning models to historical order fulfillment requirements, the Advanced Planning team focuses on engaging in a collaborative Sales and Operational Planning process that uses Jabil proprietary IT supply chain tools to ensure each customer's metric achievement.

Strategic Inventory Management Placement and Pull System Implementation

The Advanced Planning team within Jabil works with customers on developing strategic inventory management plans that place the right inventory, at the right place in the supply chain, at the right moment in time. This is done with an eye to supporting on-time delivery while maximizing working capital and inventory investments. Tailored supply chain solutions are developed with suppliers to reduce effective lead times within the supply chain management base, improve flexibility and responsiveness, and focus on total cost of inventory ownership.

Supply Chain Management Quality

Jabil's focus on supply chain quality encompasses continuous improvement of supplier performance through six sigma methodology, comprehensive supplier assessments, logistics and supply chain management qualifications and stewardship within the supply chain in social and environmental responsibility.

Supply Chain Supplier Performance

Jabil's assessment of supply chain suppliers' performance focuses on continuous supply chain and management improvement through deployment of Six Sigma methodologies.

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Comprehensive Supplier Audits and Development

Jabil audits supply chain suppliers' capabilities to continuously satisfy logistic and supply chain management requirements and is dedicated to developing suppliers for future supply chain logistics challenges and needs.

A number of tools including initial assessments, surveillance assessments, supplier annual business reviews, performance measurement /supply chain logistics monitoring / reviews, new product introduction and supply chain process audits are employed in this effort. Outputs are used to identify supply chain management opportunities for development and continuous improvement.

Supply Chain and Management Qualification

Jabil supports the qualification and development efforts of suppliers in support of Jabil supply chain strategies.
Qualification and development activities are focused on:

  • Quality System and Policies
  • Supply Chain Facilities Management
  • Demand Management – Production and Capacity Planning
  • Advanced Quality Planning
  • Corrective and Preventive Action
  • Supply Chain Process Control
  • Training
  • Procurement
  • Gauge, Test Equipment and Tooling Control
  • Non Conforming Material Control
  • Document Control
  • Environmental Awareness / Management
  • Ethics, Social Responsibility

Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (EICC)

Jabil is dedicated to social, environmental and ethical Stewardship within the industry's supply chain utilizing the EICC as a foundation.

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Standardized Global Supply Chain and Management Systems

Jabil's globally integrated supply chain processes, systems and infrastructure enable end-to-end supply chain solutions that drive optimal cost and complete supply chain visibility.

Supply Chain Demand & Procurement Management

Jabil has a dedicated team of Customer focused staff that work collaboratively to develop the supply chain demand management process and provide rapid management supply chain demand change analysis for constraints and liability. Jabil also has a trained team of professional buyers that are dedicated to the procurement management of the company's highest value components to ensure we micro manage the most valuable assets appropriately.

Flexibility, SMI, Consignment

Jabil works collaboratively with customers management supply chain and procurement teams to ensure maximum flexibility of the supply chain process with procurement contracts that support lean / pull based replenishment. Jabil has a highly developed suite of web and e-commerce tools , allowing suppliers to have rapid visibility to supply chain demand fluctuations and respond appropriately.

Contract Alignment

Jabil works with customers to ensure the supply chain design meets customer expectations in contractual terms. This involves analysis of liability through the supply chain process to minimize the impact of demand volatility. Jabil has a team of supply chain management specialists who partner with customers to identify the contract gaps and drive change in the supply chain process minimizing the liability to our customers while balancing their flexibility requirements.

Material Pipeline Management

Jabil utilizes a sophisticated suite of analytic tools to identify material and capacity constraints in the supply chain. These logistic and supply chain management tools rapidly analyze multiple schedule or priority changes and provide commitment to customer requested delivery dates and quantities. These inventory management tools peg supply chain constraints from individual SKU's or product families to individual resources or components for proactive constraint management and order fulfillment escalation.

Supply Chain Solutions and Business Analytics

Jabil's Supply Chain Solutions team supports all Management Supply Chain team functions in architecting, building and supporting supply chain processes and tool sets that enable and improve capabilities and logistics supply efficiencies. The Business Analytics team provides total landed cost analyses to support footprint and business placement decisions.

Supply Chain Solutions Development

The team is accountable for developing toolsets to identify trends, perform what-if analysis, highlight and prioritize opportunities in planning, sourcing & procurement, logistics, and quality. The team utilizes two primary processes: a) supply chain solutions architecture to identify, prototype and manage supply chain toolsets and b) incubation of the supply chain solutions for quick development and deployment of toolsets followed by continuous logistics and supply chain management improvement. Jabil's globally integrated supply chain processes, systems and infrastructure enable end-to-end supply chain solutions that drive lowest-landed cost and complete supply chain visibility.

Supply Chain Network Design and Optimization

Jabil provides customers with world class supply chain network design and optimized supply chain solutions through its proprietary, predictive activity-based simulation and optimization tools and processes. The supply chain solutions comprise total landed costs within desired and real-world operating constraints, inclusive of lead times, service levels, order fulfillment and inventory policies. Supply chain solutions include deterministic and stochastic sensitivity analysis of macroeconomic indicators, such as changes in energy costs, currency exchange rates, inflation, transportation and labor rates.

Supply Chain Tool Development

Jabil strives to continuously improve logistics supply and procurement by developing next generation processes and IT supply chain systems, as well as enhancing existing infrastructure tools.