Roundup From ECIA Barbara Jorgensen 10/31/2011 (7) comments Some takeaways from the recent conference: The US economy will expand in the second half of this year and next year, and employment is expected to rise moderately this year.
Watching Innovation Happen Barbara Jorgensen 10/19/2011 (10) comments Watching the design process can only help the electronics purchasing community – if nothing else, buyers can get a better idea of what engineers are thinking.
Avoiding Another Dotcom Disaster Barbara Jorgensen 10/14/2011 (11) comments Even though a pull-back in VC funding adds to the general malaise around the economy, it could help avert a disaster like the last over-hyped tech bubble.
Not All Doom & Gloom Barbara Jorgensen 10/12/2011 (15) comments While there is clearly reason for concern, supply chain executives point out electronics is a global industry, and there are regions and markets that continue to grow.
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.