Can RIM Reboot? EBN Dialogue 9/29/2011 (392) comments Research in Motion, once a pioneer in mobile communications, is stumbling badly. Its PlayBook has failed to inspire the market, and shareholders are in an uproar. What will it take for RIM to recapture its former magic? Contributing Editor Jennifer Baljko and the EBN editors will share their ideas in this Live Chat on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 12 noon EDT.
Managing Supply Chain Transportation Spend & Fuel Cost Volatility EBN Dialogue 9/13/2011 (266) comments With the price of crude oil constantly in flux, the direct impact of transportation fuel surcharges are a constant challenge for the supply chain manager and a recurring headache for the transportation team. Gerry Fay, Avnet’s Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer, will offer his insights on how best to navigate the difficult terrain of transportation expense control and answer your questions on how to maximize your transportation spend. Join Gerry and EBN editors on Tuesday, September 13, at 2 p.m. EST for a live discussion on this very current subject.
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.