H1-B Critics Outline Program Flaws Barbara Jorgensen 3/30/2012 (46) comments Opponents of US H1-B visas say the program has been exploited to bring in workers that are paid less than their US counterparts and displaces qualified American workers.
Foxconn TV: Watch This Space Tam Harbert 3/30/2012 (11) comments By securing its own supply of LCD panels, which account for 70 percent of an LCD TV’s cost and 90 percent of its display performance, Foxconn (aka Hon Hai) made itself a one-stop shop for manufacturers.
Capability Trumps Capacity in EMS Industry iSuppli EMS, ODM Insights 3/29/2012 (9) comments So far this decade, the product mix has shifted slightly as more industrial products have started to flow through the EMS industry. In parallel with this shift, there has been a rise in focus on enhancing capabilities.
UPS Strengthens Its EU Presence Logical Link 3/27/2012 (19) comments UPS is gaining a bigger slice of the European express delivery market and is bulking up existing operations in fast-growing Latin American and Asia Pacific countries, namely Brazil and China.
Foxconn Shores Up Display Supplies News of the Day 3/27/2012 (8) comments Foxconn parent Hon Hai will invest more than $800 million in Sharp, making it Sharp's largest shareholder. Sharp is a leading supplier of Apple's Retina displays.
India's Promises & Drawbacks Bolaji Ojo 3/20/2012 (11) comments India can play a bigger role in the high-tech industry, but it needs to do a lot of legal and procedural housecleaning and improve infrastructure.
The Post Mortem That Heals Best-Practices 3/20/2012 (2) comments A post mortem examination of a design or manufacturing project offers the opportunity to identify errors and ensure they are not repeated.
Lessons From Apple & Pi Barbara Jorgensen 3/12/2012 (23) comments Two times in as many weeks, unprecedented demand resulted in sellouts. But only one company has a legitimate reason for missing the mark.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.