ATLANTA, GA - Murata Manufacturing Company Ltd. continues its impressive advancement toward globalization.
Expansion of manufacturing capacity outside Japan will continue in 2013. Recent acquisitions of RFM and VTI offer significant customer benefits, such as enhanced product development and manufacturing capabilities, expertise in new markets and access to the Murata global supply chain. Innovation in electronics technology results in the development of the world's smallest ceramic capacitor (http://www.murata.com/new/news_release/2012/0905/index.html) for the global mobile phone market. Regional implementation of Murata's globalization strategy targets best in class service in the Americas with office expansions and design center lab openings.
This month, Murata Americas will open newly expanded offices on the West Coast of the U.S. The larger offices in San Jose and San Diego, CA will be capable of accommodating Murata's continuing growth, including scalable space for double the number of employees in San Jose and up to triple the current staff in San Diego. Both offices will feature labs for supporting customers' design requirements. In Dallas, TX, the company will consolidate its RFM, Sychip, and Murata Texas locations. This will enhance synergies, improve efficiencies, and increase design resources. Murata also recently increased resources in Sao Paulo, Brazil, added a design center lab to its Chicago location, and established a research and development center in Colorado.
"Murata has long recognized the importance of supporting the Americas customers' design and development needs," stated David Kirk, President and CEO, Murata Americas. "These strategic positioning initiatives serve to develop our globalization endeavors and cement our leadership standing."
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.