Dell, Microsoft partner to improve supply chain efficiency for OEM customers

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Dell OEM Solutions announced that it has worked with Microsoft Corp. to become a global distributor, outsource manufacturer and integrator for Windows Embedded products.

The agreement, which went into effect on April 1, enables Dell to provide Windows Embedded product licenses (COAs) with Dell product solutions. This means it is easier for Dell OEM Solutions customers to bring their products and solutions to market through:

  • Shorter lead times with in-stock COAs

  • Streamlined purchase order processes by eliminating the requirements for custom factory integration (CFI) and custom factory service (CFS)

  • Eliminated need for multiple in-region suppliers due to global implementation

“We’re very excited to be the only tier-one manufacturer able to bring our customers this level of integration with Windows Embedded products,” said Joyce Mullen, vice president and general manager, OEM Solutions, Dell. “With streamlined processes, fewer suppliers to manage and seamless globalization, we can help more customers drive innovation, speed time to revenue and deliver their intellectual property to end users taking advantage of Dell hardware, services, engineering and supply chain capabilities.”

“Simplifying IT for enterprises has been the primary goal of our work with Dell for more than 30 years,” said John Doyle, director of product management for Windows Embedded at Microsoft. “This licensing agreement with Dell exemplifies that shared goal, helping to streamline the supply chain experience to make it easier and quicker for OEM customers to bring their innovative intelligent systems solutions and devices to market.”


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