Japanese Earthquake’s Implications for Electronics Supply Chain EBN Dialogue 3/23/2011 (120) comments Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2011
Time: 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m PT
Host: Malcolm Penn, CEO and President, Future Horizons
Topic: Japanese Earthquake’s Implications for Electronics Supply Chain
The tragedy in Japan will have some yet to be fully determined effects on the electronics supply chain and financial markets. Malcolm Penn, CEO and President of research and analytic firm Future Horizons, will address the issue of potential supply shortages and suggest ways to avoid problems in a live EBN discussion on this developing topic Wednesday, March 23, noon EST.
Price Competitiveness & Leverage – Separating Fact From Fiction EBN Dialogue 3/10/2011 (230) comments Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011
Time: 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m PT
Host: Ken Bradley, President of Lytica Inc.
Topic: Price Competitiveness & Leverage – Separating Fact From Fiction
Securing competitive component pricing is a never-ending challenge for supply chain professionals. Join Lytica's Ken Bradley, developer of the FreeBenchmarking.com pricing tool, on March 10 for an in-depth discussion of the various factors affecting your costs in the supply chain.
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.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
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.