Seeking alternative locations for electronics parts manufacturing is a good plan, indeed. All the eggs shouldn't be put in the same basket. However, Asia pacific might be looking for alternatives to have solutions when facing natural disasters, which obviously no one can predict with certainty.
It's a good question, Wale. I'll have to think deeper about this.
This is one of the reasons why I am positive about the electronics sales ending the year in a pretty good condition, as I have commented on a different poll.
I support that to an extent. But on general note, the much concerns of natural disaster in Asia pacific worth seeking an alternative locations for electronic parts manufacturing. What're your views on that?
I also see Apple doing pretty well in the market despite the global financial crisis. This is one of the reasons why I am positive about the electronics sales ending the year in a pretty good condition, as I have commented on a different poll.
Do you mean if investors are going to be patient enough to wait until and if RIM changes its strategy? That depends of how much the investor believes in the company and if the new strategy is known and attarctive enough to make the wait worth it. It also means taking a risk, but after all, that's what investors do.
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.