I am really glad this discussion is taking place. This is a global problem with inflation, commodity pricing as well as exchange rates. This is not which manufacturer will come out on top, it will hopefully be a discussion of how to even the playing field so that the world economy recovers and countries that do business can find the exchange mutually beneficial.
"The weak US currency makes American goods cheaper overseas"
I guess US in particular is probably comfortable to see its currency depreciate to make it more competitive and to possibly help inflate away some of its mounting pile of debt. Moreover the fact there is no obvious alternative to Dollor as world's reserve currency makes it even more comfortable.
Taimooz, as you rightly stated that the discussion' should be centred on stabilising fluctuating exchange rates, I do agree.
'Trapped in currency and commodity price swing' seems to be a major issue at present- I wonder what the outcome of this meeting will be? It will be interesting to know how representatives from BoFa - Lynch's fixed income commodities will be able to present 'a strategy to discount' regional issues to these investors.
I think this will be a great discussion and just in time as the entire world is witnessing economic changes. One of the most important aspect here would be finding ways to stabilize exchange rates and reducing the risks and uncertainty involved with fluctuating dollar value. Besides, the impact of the Japanese earthquake on the Asian economy and that on the overall world should also be discussed.
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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.
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.