"Isn't that a kind of stupidity? shooting oneself in the foot is not a wise way to protest against unfavourable foreign country policies."
@Hospice: I agree. It does seem stupid to damage your own property and set fire to factories in your own country even if it might be owned by some foreigner. What about all that labor that the factory is giving employment to.
"It's one thing to boycott products - seizing property that belongs to someone else and destroying it goes to another level"
@Eldredge: When protestors are protesting they're looking to get themselves be noticed and get in the news headlines by doing as much damage as they can. They do not worry about whose property they're damaging and who will ultimately lose.
It happens everywhere Hospice, especially in my country SL. They take it forcefully whenever they see a bare land for some period of time. After that removing them from that place is virtually impossible.
@Bolaji - "I think Japan has a lot to lose in this case."
We can say so. But a Japan with no interest in China could be a real threat China's progess, and China should understand that. Both countries should work to safeguard their bilateral relations and leaders should make sure their people understand that (IMHO).
It's one thing to boycott products - seizing property that belongs to someone else and destroying it goes to another level. It does point to addtiional business volatility beyond the usual marketing mishaps.
By moving to the core of the industry and offerings services that keep the system humming, a group within the electronics market has rendered irrelevant the question of ownership and control of 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.