ATLANTA -- The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) looks forward to a presentation by Gordon Hunter at the 2012 Executive Conference. Mr. Hunter is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Littelfuse, Inc.,a global electronics manufacturer.
As an industry veteran, he will share a bit of the Littelfuse story and his long term vision of the industry’s future. Hunter’s presentation will also focus on how important it is to be vigilant about change, and to incorporate that vigilance into the daily execution toward short-term goals. He will also give a historical perspective to the “speed to market” race - how that has changed and what he expects it to mean tomorrow.
Each year, the ECIA annual Executive Conference unites the senior management teams of leading-edge electronics companies to focus on industry trends, developments and future direction. Attendees hear the latest information from renowned experts and have unprecedented access to industry leaders like Mr. Hunter. Make plans to participate Oct. 28-30 at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel. The early registration deadline is October 5th. For complete program details and registration, visit the ECIA site.
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.