Waqas Altaf is a blogger at EBN community. He is currently employed at the PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He has a working experience of over 3 years in diverse line of services such as advisory, assurance and taxation services.
Noteably, during his tenure at the firm, he has been engaged in several advisory engagements for public sector utility companies as well as listed financial institutions. He has performed many consultancy engagements relating to identification and rectification of internal control weaknesses in the organizations, including in the supply chain side, and has advised his clients about optimizing their use of MIS for delivering better customer service while maintaining effective internal controls. Some of the engagements that he performed also involved implementation and standardization of organization-wide policies and procedures and to accomplish this, continuous interaction with the managements of many clients over long spans of time was necessary.
Apart from his professional experience, he has taken part in many training programmes for development of soft skills. Some focusing on enhancing public speaking and others focusing on web-development skills. He has tremendous passion for making a career in professional journalism where he thinks he can contribute enormously with his professional knowledge and experience.
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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.