Dell says to outsource more work

Iranians attend an electronics and computer exhibition presenting services by DELL in Tehran October 29, 2007. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

ROUND ROCK, Texas (Reuters) - Dell Inc DELL.O said on Wednesday it plans to outsource more work to contract manufacturers as part of an effort to reduce manufacturing and design costs.

“You’ll see us partner more,” Mike Cannon, Dell’s president for global operations, said at an analysts meeting at its headquarters in Round Rock, Texas.

“We’ll have more and deeper partnerships with ODMs (original design manufacturers) and EMS (electronics manufacturing services) companies where they can satisfy the needs of our customers” at the lowest costs, Cannon said.

Reporting by Philipp Gollner; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe