September 03, 2020

Major Shifts Required in Electronics Industry Supply Chain Management to Address Today’s Volatile Global Environment

During a virtual roundtable hosted by Technicolor Connected Home, a dozen senior executives, representing different links in the electronics industry supply chain, discussed priorities, processes and relationships that underpin value-chain operations in the global electronics sector.

Unprecedented disruptions over the course of 2020 have introduced new dynamics into the global electronics industry supply chain. Addressing them will require a long-term strategic response from key participants across the ecosystem.

The industry has long dealt with all sorts of crises and volatility. However, fundamental shifts in trade policies and other geopolitical developments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic are causing leaders of major companies and institutions to re-examine priorities, processes and relationships that underpin value-chain operations in the global electronics sector.

These were among the conclusions from a virtual roundtable discussion that featured over a dozen senior executives representing different links in the electronics industry supply chain, including:

  • Network service providers operating in Europe, and in the Americas -- including the United States, Canada and Mexico;
  • Global Multi-modal logistics providers;
  • Logistics technology service providers;
  • Major consulting firms; and
  • International industry associations.

Operating under the Chatham House Rule of engagement, the executives engaged in a candid discussion that explored the emerging global supply chain landscape and its operational implications.

To read the full executive summary of the executive roundtable:

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