Does this mean there aren't serious roles for governments to play in this and we should leave the manufacturing to free enterprise who get to decide what, where, when and how? Is the capitalist system that free there's no role for a regulator?
Its good to see that not everybody here has a straightforward Yes Opinion!!!
America has so many great fundamentals working for it.
The Biggest is a Strong and consistent culture of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
The Second great issue is Energy-We are on the Verge of becoming an Energy Surplus Nation very soon-Unlike China ,the Europe or any of our other Main competitors in Manufacturing thanks primarily to the Shale Gas Boom;we are really blessed with Cheap,Plentiful and Easy Energy(not to mention Coal).We don't have to resort to all Funny tricks with So-called Green Energy and can just focus on the Business of Delivering the Highest Quality Products at the cheapest possible price.
You are extremely lucky in Scandinavia to have an awesome system of Governance and Government that actually works and where the people who rise to the Top in Government(and actually Control the Levers of power) are by and large good people.
Other parts of the world are not so Lucky.
America is one of those countries.
America is today totally overtaken by Crony Capitalist Interests who ZERO interest in Serving the Country or looking out for everybody.
Which is why we here consistently push for the Government to have as Minimal a role as possible and especially in the space of Business and Taxes.
We want people to be able to take care of themselves and become more Independent.Depending on a bankrupt Government for sustainence or Ideas is most definitely not the way to go.
Very interesting metaphor when you mention 'fix' & 'government' in the same sentence............when the government gets involved .......'the fix is in'..........in my humble opinion I believe the gvt would only make things worse by adding more bureaucracy to everything they stick their tentacles into........I do not think there is an easy answer to this problem.......the gvt should play a role .......but an extremly minor one @ best. I will go back to dropping the tax rate.......that should be the 1st thing addressed if we are going to start a policy discussion. To me if this POTUS gets reelected then all bets will be off in regards to this matter. I believe his opponent would help to foster a better business climate in this country........Clinton said it best "it's the economy" ...........for now social issues should be back burnered and the economy should be priorty #1.
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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.