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Vishal Patel
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Brace for a Wave of Change in 2019: Procurement & Supply Chain Challenges
Vishal Patel  
10/25/2018   (2) comments
As we dive into this maelstrom of change in an effort to prepare for the year ahead, it is helpful to pick out some major trends that electronics manufacturers should incorporate into their strategic planning.
Mitigate Direct Materials Risk in an Uncertain Market
Vishal Patel  
8/21/2018   Post a comment
The breadth of direct materials risks is broad. Here's a look at what OEMs need to be thinking about.
Procurement: A Game Changer for Modern Product Launches
Vishal Patel  
6/27/2018   (8) comments
Smart procurement, sourcing, and supply chain management can show up as big opportunities to optimize quality, speed, control, and cost in new product introductions.
4 Best Practices to Support Direct Materials Sourcing with Technology
Vishal Patel  
5/3/2018   Post a comment
Modern sourcing solutions can improve buyer decision making and decrease cycle time.




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EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.